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Dijon Scalloped Potatoes

Dijon Scalloped Potatoes

Ingredients
2/3 cup chopped onion
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese, cubed
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
3 medium russet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
1-1/2 to 2 cups crushed butter-flavored crackers
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons butter, melted
2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a Dutch oven, saute onion in oil until tender. Reduce heat to medium; stir in broth, cream cheese and mustard until blended. Remove from heat. Stir in potatoes.

Transfer to a 13×9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. In a small bowl, combine crushed crackers, Parmesan cheese and butter; sprinkle over the top.

Bake, uncovered, 50-60 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Sprinkle with parsley. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Dijon Scalloped Potatoes

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Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus

Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus

Ingredients
1-1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, trimmed
1-1/2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
3 tablespoons pine nuts
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel

Directions
Preheat oven to 400°. Place the asparagus, tomatoes and pine nuts on a foil-lined 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Mix 2 tablespoons oil, garlic, salt and pepper; add to asparagus and toss to coat.

Bake 15-20 minutes or just until asparagus is tender. Drizzle with remaining oil and lemon juice; sprinkle with cheese and lemon peel. Toss to combine. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Tuscan-Style Roasted Asparagus

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Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas

Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas

Ingredients
2 pounds small red potatoes, quartered
3 cups fresh or frozen peas
1 cup water
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups 2% milk
1 cup half-and-half cream

Directions
Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-12 minutes or until tender. Drain.

Meanwhile, place peas and water in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until tender. Drain.

In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk and cream. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in potatoes and peas; heat through. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamed Garden Potatoes and Peas

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Mushroom Pasta Carbonara

Mushroom Pasta Carbonara

Ingredients
2-1/2 cups uncooked mostaccioli
8 bacon strips, diced
1 jar (4-1/2 ounces) whole mushrooms, drained
3/4 cup half-and-half cream
1/3 cup butter, cubed
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1 teaspoon minced garlic
6 to 8 drops hot pepper sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup sliced green onions

Directions
Cook mostaccioli according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. Brown mushrooms in drippings; remove to paper towels. Drain drippings from pan.

Add the cream, butter, parsley, garlic, pepper sauce and salt if desired to the skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until butter is melted. Drain mostaccioli; add to cream mixture. Stir in the bacon, mushrooms and cheese; heat through. Remove from the heat. Sprinkle with green onions. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Mushroom Pasta Carbonara

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Potatoes Supreme

Potatoes Supreme

Ingredients
8 to 10 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
3 green onions, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste

Directions
Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool.

In a large bowl, combine soup, 1-1/2 cups cheese, sour cream, onions, salt and pepper; stir in potatoes.

Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 8-10 servings.

Recipe found here: Potatoes Supreme

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Chili Tots

Chili Tots

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
2 cans (15 ounces each) chili without beans
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 package (32 ounces) frozen Tater Tots

Directions
In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the chili, tomato sauce, olives and green chilies. Transfer to two greased 8-in. square baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese; top with Tater Tots. Cover and freeze one casserole for up to 3 months.

Cover and bake the remaining casserole at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until heated through.

To use frozen casserole: Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before baking (do not thaw). Cover and bake at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until heated through. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Recipe found here: Chili Tots

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slow cooker mac & cheese

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

Ingredients
10 oz. cooked elbow macaroni (or shells, spiral pasta, etc.)
1/2 stick butter, cubed
1 (12 oz.) can evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups whole milk
3 cups cheddar cheese, grated
1 cup parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra for garnish
1 cup romano cheese, grated
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
cooking spray

Directions
Spray a 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.

Place cooked macaroni in slow cooker and add butter. Stir until butter is melted.

Add evaporated and whole milk, parmesan, romano, cheddar cheese, nutmeg, and salt and pepper. Stir well.

Cover and cook on low for 3 hours. Stir well and sprinkle with parmesan and another dash of nutmeg, and serve hot.

Tip: If you don’t have a slow cooker, put pasta, milk and cheeses in a large baking dish and bake for 50 minutes at 350º F.

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