Tags: Quick and Easy

Southwestern Chicken Cups

March 23, 2015

1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cups frozen diced bell pepper and onion mix (or 1 cup each, fresh) 2 cups corn kernals (canned, fresh, or frozen) 1 teaspoon salt 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup canned black beans, drained 12 oz (2 cups) cooked chicken, chopped or shredded 1 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 cups shredded ...

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Cajun Chicken & Rice

March 19, 2015

This Cajun Chicken & Rice is a GREAT quick and easy weeknight dinner that is PACKED with flavor!! This is one of Kevin’s favorite meals I make. Chicken, rice, and cajun flavors all come together in this delicious dish.  And it’s so quick and easy to get on the table on busy weeknights. We love this one. ...

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Italian Meatball Tortellini

March 16, 2015

20 meatballs 1 cup chicken broth 2 cup spaghetti sauce 4 cups (18 oz) cheese tortellini, fresh or frozen 1. Cook the meatballs according to the package directions. 2. Add broth, spaghetti sauce, and tortellini to a large (12-inch) skillet or dutch oven. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer ...

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Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

March 4, 2015

1 cup sausage, browned and drained (I used Jimmy Dean Fully Cooked Turkey Sausage Crumbles) 1/2 cup pepperoni slices 1 (14.5 oz) can Basil, Garlic, and Oregano diced tomatoes 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce 2 cups penne pasta 2 cups water 1/2 cup shredded Mozzarella or Italian-blend cheese extra pepperoni for topping 1. Add ...

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Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Bacon & Parmesan

April 7, 2014

Creamy Pesto Gnocchi with Bacon & Parmesan 1 cup chicken broth 1/4 cup basil pesto 1 tablespoon butter 1 (16 oz) package potato gnocchi 8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled salt and pepper, to taste (I use 1/2 teaspoon each) 1/4 cup heavy cream shaved or shredded parmesan, cheese (optional) 1. Add pesto to chicken ...

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15 Minute Lasagna

March 24, 2014

15 Minute Lasagna 1/2 lb lean ground beef 2 cups diced onion 2-3 garlic cloves, minced 1 (9.6 oz) bag Jimmy Dean pre-cooked turkey sausage crumbles OR 1/2 lb cooked pork breakfast sausage 8 oz (about 10) lasagna noodles, broken into 1/4ths 1 (10 oz) can Ro-tel diced tomatoes (or regular diced tomatoes) 1 cup ...

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Salsa Verde Chicken Enchiladas

February 25, 2014

1 (16 oz) jar Salsa Verde 2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese 3 cups (12 oz) cooked, chopped chicken 8 medium (soft taco size) flour tortillas 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Spoon a thin layer of salsa verde into the bottom of the dish. 2. ...

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Ham and Cheese Gnocchi

January 27, 2014

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 2 cups diced onion (about 1 whole onion) 12 oz ham, diced 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth 3/4 cup water 1 (16 oz) package potato gnocchi 1 cup baby sweet peas, frozen 1/4 cup heavy cream salt and pepper to taste 1 cup shredded cheese (Swiss, Monterey Jack, Gruyere, or Pepper ...

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Shrimp & Avocado Pasta

May 2, 2013

1 ripe Hass avocado 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving (optional) 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 pound linguine 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup chopped scallions 1 ...

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Cheese Ravioli with Five-Ingredient Homemade Brown Butter Tomato Sauce

April 18, 2013

2 (9-oz) packages fresh ravioli 6 tablespoons salted butter 2 cups cherry or pear tomatoes 1/2 cup fine chopped fresh basil salt and pepper, to taste 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 1. Cook the ravioli according to package directions. 2. While the ravioli is cooking, prepare the sauce. In a medium skillet, melt the ...

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Cheesy Sausage Tortellini

March 18, 2013

2 tbsp olive oil 1 lb smoked turkey sausage 2 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup chicken broth 1 cup tomato sauce (or your favorite spaghetti sauce) 1/2 cup regular or heavy cream 9 oz tortellini salt and pepper to taste 1. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until just ...

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Cheesy Chicken Bacon Broccoli and Rice

December 13, 2012

8 slices bacon, diced 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts salt and pepper 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 cup long grain white rice 2 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup diced onion 12 oz (about 4 cups) broccoli florets, roughly chopped into small, bite-sized pieces 2-4 cloves garlic, minced 2 (10-oz) ...

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