Friday, August 20, 2010

Broccoli Chicken Casserole

Broccoli Chicken Casserole
The first time I made this Andrew was out and I had all the ingredients and thought why not. Well it turned out that we both liked it. It is easy to make and I really love how it comes together.

1 1/2 cup water
1 box chicken stuffing mix
2 cups cooked cubed chicken (I tend to boil my chicken and then chop up)
1 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1 can broccoli cheese soup
1 can cheese soup
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

In small saucepan bring water to boil. Stir in stuffing mix, remove from heat and let sit for 5 minutes. Meanwhile layer chicken and broccoli in 11x7 pan. Top with soups. When stuffing is done spoon over top of soup and then sprinkle with cheese. If you are me, add more cheese if needed. Bake uncovered 350F for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Lasagna Pizza

Lasagna Pizza
Be forewarned this is NOT an easy recipe. However the result is good! I wanted to make it for a quick dish one night and that was a mistake. It takes a while. I even cheated and used just regular pizza dough instead of the "hot roll mix" only because I couldn't find it.

1 lb lean ground beef
1 8oz can tomato sauce
1/4 cup water
1 envelope spaghetti sauce, divided
1 hot roll mix
1 cup warm water
1 12oz carton cottage cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

In large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, drain. Stir in the tomato sauce water and 3 tablespoons spaghetti sauce mix. Heat through. In a large bowl combine all packets in the hot roll mix and add 1 cup of warm water just until dough pulls away from edges of bowl. Add remaining spaghetti sauce mix. Roll into 7x12 rectangle and move to pan, build up the edges slightly. Spread cottage cheese over dough, top with meat mixture and Parmesan. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake another 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Ham & Cheese Pasta

Ham & Cheese Pasta
This was something I found in my mom's recipes and thought I'd try it out sometime. I have had it written down for years and finally in Arizona I made it. It actually is pretty yummy. It is got some weird ingredients so I apologize up front. But really it makes a good meal. And in the picture I used ham from the deli I had them slice thick and cubed myself.

8 oz uncooked medium pasta shells
1 lb processed cheese, cubed (Velveeta works best)
1/2 cup milk
2 Tablespoons of ketchup
1 Tablespoon prepared horseradish
2 cups fully cooked cubed ham
1 (8oz) package frozen peas

Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a microwave safe bowl combine cheese and milk cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stir, heat 1-2 minutes longer or until smooth, stirring twice. Stir in ketchup and horseradish until blended. Drain pasta and place in large bowl stir in the ham, peas, and cheese sauce, Transfer to 2 quart baking dish cover and bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Pizza Hamburgers

Pizza Hamburgers
I was bored with just plain hamburgers so I just whipped these up. I figured it would combine the yumminess of grilled hamburgers with pizza. And boy was I right. They are quite easy and tasty

1 pound hamburger
1/2 jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
hamburger buns

Pour about 1/4 of the jar of spaghetti sauce into the hamburger and mix up. If it is too watery you can use some bread crumbs to make it hold together, mine never had that problem. Shape into patties and then grill the patties until reaching 160F. While they are grilling you can toast your hamburger buns with a little of spray butter on them. After the hamburgers are done to assemble place hamburger on bottom bun, add about a tablespoon of sauce on top of the hamburger and sprinkle with cheese. Place top of bun and Enjoy!