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Mozzarella Mashed Potato Remix

Mozzarella Mashed Potato Remix

Ingredients
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
2 medium onions, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 tablespoons chopped green pepper
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 garlic clove, minced
3 cups mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
1-1/4 cups cubed part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Grease a 1-1/2-qt. baking dish and sprinkle with bread crumbs; set aside.

In a large skillet, saute the onions, celery and pepper in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in mashed potatoes and cheese cubes. Transfer to prepared baking dish and sprinkle with shredded cheese.

Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Mozzarella Mashed Potato Remix

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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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