Friday, March 28

Stuffed Green Peppers

This healthy, new recipe I tried was a big hit at my house for dinner tonight! It was so full of flavor and made for a very well rounded meal of protein, a starch and vegetable all by itself, no other sides required! It was also very filling and will definitely on my regular rotation of week night dinner recipes. Hope you will give it a try!

Stuffed Green Peppers
  • 4 green bell peppers
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic salt
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 cup instant brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
Cut the tops off peppers, remove seeds, and wash out thoroughly. In large skillet, cook beef and saute chopped onion, salt, pepper, garlic salt together over medium-high heat until beef browned and onion tender. Stir in 1 cup of tomato sauce and uncooked rice to skillet and heat through for a few minutes. Then stuff peppers with beef mixture and top with remaining tomato sauce. Place in greased baking pan and cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Then, remove foil and top with mozzarella cheese and return to oven, uncovered, for 15 minutes. Makes 4 servings.

Monday, March 17

Easy Pizza Bake

I have seen variations of this recipe all over Pinterest, and so I decided to try it with a few variations of my own. It was very yummy and made for a quick and easy dinner, perfect for any weeknight! Feel free to try it with whatever pizza toppings you prefer.

Easy Pizza Bake
  • 2 cans Pillsbury flaky layers biscuits
  • 1/2 lb. turkey sausage, browned
  • 2 cups traditional pizza or marinara sauce
  • dried oregano to taste
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • grated parmesan cheese to taste

Cut raw biscuits in half and place in bottom of greased 9-inch square casserole dish. Sprinkle with browned sausage and cover with sauce. Sprinkle with desired amount of oregano, and bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and cover with mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with desired amount of parmesan cheese. Return to oven for 5 minutes until cheese is melted.

Thursday, February 20

Cheeseburger Quesadillas

Enjoy this twist of two classic favorites! Easy recipe that is perfect for a busy weeknight that is husband-approved and takes less than 30 minutes!

Cheeseburger Quesadillas
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • Butter
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • Shredded cheddar cheese
Cook ground beef with chopped onion in skillet over medium-high heat until beef browned and onion tender. Remove from heat and add ketchup, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper to taste. Stir until evenly mixed. Lightly butter one side of each tortilla and place one at a time, buttered side down, in another skillet heated over medium-high heat. Then fill with 1/4 of the meat mixture, and sprinkle with shredded cheese and diced tomatoes. Top with another tortilla, buttered side up. When bottom tortilla is nicely browned, flip quesadilla over and cook until bottom tortilla is nicely browned and cheese melted. Feel free to make it your own by adding whatever other burger toppings or sauces you prefer to the quesadilla (bacon, mushrooms, lettuce, ranch, BBQ sauce, ect.) Makes 4 whole quesadillas. 

Friday, January 3

One Pan Chicken Dinner

Here is a delicious and easy weeknight dinner idea for you to try! The chicken was very moist and had a great flavor, and since you only use one pan, clean up is a breeze!

One Pan Chicken Dinner
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 5 red potatoes, cubed
  • 3 cups frozen green beans
  • 1 pkg. italian dressing mix
  • 1 stick margarine, melted
Arrange chicken breasts down the center of greased 9x13 glass baking dish and then fill with potatoes on one side and green beans on the other. Sprinkle with italian dressing mix and pour melted margarine over all. Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

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