Friday, February 17, 2012

Three Cheese Chicken Pasta

I changed a recipe a bit and turned out with this combination.  This makes a large amount and would be great to serve to company.  -Kristin
16 ounce package fusili pasta (or something similar), uncooked
2 (10 oz.) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
5 cups diced, cooked chicken
2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
2 (28 oz.) jars spaghetti sauce
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 1/2 teaspoons garlic salt
1 teaspoon salt
2 cans (14-1/2 oz.) diced tomatoes, drained
6 ounces of cream cheese, cubed
3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
Parmesan cheese
  • Cook noodles according to directions then drain.
  • Simmer together the cooked chicken, basil, spaghetti sauce, garlic powder, garlic salt, salt and diced tomatoes.
  • Stir in the the cubed cream cheese and spinach and heat until the cream cheese is melted through.
  • Mix together the noodles with the sauce and 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese.
  • Pour mixture into a lightly greased lasagna pan.
  • Top with remaining mozzarella cheese and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 375 for 25-30 minutes.

Quick Garlic Knots

I was making a nice Italian meal and needed/wanted some garlic bread to go with it.  I had some refrigerated biscuits and did this to them...the result was delicious.  Nothing super genius here and maybe people already do this and I am the last to find out!  Either way, I don't want to forget...was yummy!  -Kristin

Refrigerated biscuits
Garlic powder
Garlic salt
  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Roll biscuits into a rope (like 6 or 8 inches) and knot.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Right out of the oven brush with oil.
  • Then sprinkle with seasonings.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Spicy Rice Skillet

This is a recipe from my mom.  It is awesome!  If you don't like the spice change the 10 ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chillies to a can of regular diced tomatoes.  -Kristin

2 pounds ground beef
1 onion, diced
1 green pepper, diced
10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chillies, undrained
7 ounce can diced green chillies
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 Tablespoons chili powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1-2 teaspoons hot sauce (like Franks Red Hot)
4 cups cooked brown or white rice
2 cups sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Corn Chips (Frito's)
  • Saute the ground meat with the onion and green pepper.  Drain grease.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, green chillies, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt, pepper and hot sauce.  Simmer uncovered for 10minutes.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and keep over low heat for 6-8 minutes; stirring occasionally.
  • Serve over corn chips.