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Fried Okra with Tomatoes

Ingredients
1 cup buttermilk
1 (16-ounce) bag frozen okra, thawed
2 cups peanut oil
1 (8.5-ounce) box corn muffin mix (recommended: Jiffy)
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles (recommended: Ro’tel)
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon Creole or Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons heavy cream
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions
Watch how to make this recipe.

In a large bowl combine buttermilk and okra and let sit for 5 minutes

In a large cast iron skillet, heat peanut oil over high heat to 375 degrees F.

In a large bowl add the corn muffin mix. Using a slotted spoon remove the okra from the buttermilk and place it into the bowl with the corn muffin mix. Gently toss making sure all okra is well coated.

Carefully add half the breaded okra to skillet and fry for about 6 minutes, or until golden brown. Use a slotted spoon to remove okra to the paper towel lined plate. Fry remaining okra.

While okra is frying, in a large saucepan, combine diced tomatoes and chiles, tomato paste and Creole seasoning. Heat through over medium heat. Stir in heavy cream, season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Remove to plate and top with fried okra. Serve immediately.

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Chicken Potpie Casserole

Ingredients
1/3 cup butter, cubed
1-1/2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
2 medium carrots, sliced
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup 2% milk
4 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup frozen peas
1 jar (2 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
1/2 teaspoon salt

Biscuit Topping:
2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
2/3 cup 2% milk

Directions
Preheat oven to 400°. In a large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add mushrooms, carrots and onion; cook and stir until tender.

Stir in flour until blended; gradually stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chicken, peas, pimientos and salt; heat through. Transfer to a greased 11×7-in. baking dish.

For topping, in a large bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, sugar, salt and cream of tartar. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk; stir just until moistened.

Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead gently 8-10 times. Pat or roll dough to 1/2-in. thickness; cut with a floured 2-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place over chicken mixture. Bake, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Chicken Potpie Casserole

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Chicken and Swiss Stuffing Bake

Ingredients
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 cup whole milk
1 package (6 ounces) stuffing mix
2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
2 cups fresh broccoli florets, cooked
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
1-1/2 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided

Directions
In a large bowl, combine soup and milk until blended. Add the stuffing mix with contents of seasoning packet, chicken, broccoli, celery and 1 cup cheese. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
Freeze option: Sprinkle remaining cheese over unbaked casserole. Cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Chicken and Swiss Stuffing Bake

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Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Ingredients

1 lb extra-lean (at least 90%) ground beef
1/2 cup diced yellow onion
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 cups diced bell peppers
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 cup uncooked white basmati rice
1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, or Cheddar blend (6 oz)

Directions
1 In 4-quart saucepan, cook beef, onion and garlic over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, breaking into small pieces as beef browns.

2 Add bell peppers, salt and pepper. Cook 5 to 7 minutes longer or until peppers have started to soften. (If you didn’t use extra-lean beef, drain off some of the fat at this point.)

3 Reduce heat to medium; add tomatoes, broth, tomato sauce, soy sauce and Italian seasoning. Stir until well combined. Heat to boiling.
4 Add uncooked rice. Return to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer about 25 minutes or until rice is tender.

5 Remove from heat; sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Recipe found here: Stuffed Pepper Casserole

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Ingredients
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
1-1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
1 can (6 ounces) french-fried onions, divided
2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen broccoli florets, thawed

Directions
Preheat oven to 325°. In a large saucepan, combine soup, sour cream, 1 cup cheese and 1-1/4 cups onions; heat through over medium heat, stirring until blended, 4-5 minutes. Stir in broccoli. Transfer to a greased 2-qt. baking dish.

Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 25-30 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese and onions. Bake until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. Yield: 8 servings.

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Eggs Benedict Casserole
Ingredients
12 ounces Jones Dairy Farm Canadian Bacon, chopped
6 English muffins, split and cut into 1-inch pieces
8 large eggs
2 cups 2% milk
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon paprika

HOLLANDAISE SAUCE:
4 large egg yolks
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/2 cup butter, melted

Directions
Place half of the Canadian bacon in a greased 3-qt. or 13×9-in. baking dish; top with English muffins and remaining bacon. In a large bowl, whisk eggs, milk and onion powder; pour over top. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.

Preheat oven to 375°. Remove casserole from refrigerator while oven heats. Sprinkle top with paprika. Bake, covered, 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 10-15 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean.

In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, whisk egg yolks, cream, lemon juice and mustard until blended; cook until mixture is just thick enough to coat a metal spoon and temperature reaches 160°, whisking constantly. Reduce heat to very low. Very slowly drizzle in warm melted butter, whisking constantly. Serve immediately with casserole. Yield: 12 servings (1-2/3 cups sauce).

Recipe found here: Eggs Benedict Casserole

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Spring Brunch Bake

Spring Brunch Bake

Ingredients
8 cups cubed French bread
2 cups cut fresh asparagus (1-inch pieces)
1 cup cubed fully cooked lean ham
3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
6 egg whites
3 eggs
1-1/2 cups fat-free milk
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the bread, asparagus, ham and cheese. Whisk the egg whites, eggs, milk, lemon juice and garlic powder; pour over bread mixture and stir until blended. Transfer to a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.

Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 8-10 minutes longer or until a knife inserted near the center comes out clean. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings

Recipe found here: Spring Brunch Bake

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