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Polish Casserole

Ingredients
4 cups uncooked penne pasta
1-1/2 pounds Johnsonville® Fully Cooked Polish Kielbasa Sausage Rope, cut into 1/2-inch slices
2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1 jar (16 ounces) sauerkraut, rinsed and well drained
3 cups shredded Swiss cheese, divided
1-1/3 cups 2% milk
4 green onions, chopped
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
4 garlic cloves, minced

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and transfer to a large bowl. Stir in sausage, soup, sauerkraut, 2 cups cheese, milk, onions, mustard and garlic.

Spoon into two greased 8-in. square baking dishes; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 45-50 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake, uncovered, 50-55 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly. Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).

Recipe found here: Polish Casserole

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Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo

Ingredients
1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen broccoli with cheese sauce
2 tablespoons butter
1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, chopped
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, heat broccoli with cheese sauce according to package directions.

In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add chicken, onion, salt and pepper; cook and stir 6-8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink and onion is tender. Drain orzo. Stir orzo and broccoli with cheese sauce into skillet; heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Orzo

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Chicken Stir-Fry

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
1/2 head bok choy (about 1 pound)
2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 celery rib, sliced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
1/2 cup coarsely chopped sweet red pepper
1/3 cup coarsely chopped onion
6 tablespoons reduced-sodium teriyaki sauce

Directions
Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, trim and discard root end of bok choy. Cut stalks into 1-in. pieces. Coarsely chop leaves.

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; stir-fry 5-7 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan.

Stir-fry bok choy stalks, celery, peppers and onion in remaining oil 4 minutes. Add bok choy leaves; stir-fry 3-5 minutes longer or until leaves are tender. Stir in teriyaki sauce. Add spaghetti and chicken; heat through, tossing to combine. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Chicken Stir-Fry

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Chicken Ranch Mac & Cheese

Ingredients
3 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup 2% milk
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese
3/4 cup ranch salad dressing
1 cup coarsely chopped cooked chicken

TOPPING:
1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
10 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook macaroni according to package directions for al dente; drain and return to pot.

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cheeses until blended. Stir in dressing.

Add chicken and sauce to macaroni, tossing to combine. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

Toss bread crumbs with melted butter; sprinkle over macaroni. Top with bacon. Bake, uncovered, 30-35 minutes or until topping is golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley.

Freeze option: Prepare recipe as directed, increasing milk to 1-1/3 cups. Cool unbaked casserole; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Cover casserole with foil; bake 30 minutes. Uncover; continue baking as directed or until heated through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Yield: 8 servings.

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Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

Ingredients
2 pounds beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup water
1 envelope (1-1/2 ounces) beef stroganoff seasoning for the slow cooker
1 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup port wine or beef broth
2 teaspoons ground mustard
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream
Hot cooked egg noodles
Minced fresh parsley, optional

Directions
In a large skillet, brown meat in oil. Add water and seasoning mix, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Transfer meat and drippings to a 3-qt. slow cooker.

In the same skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in butter until tender. Combine the wine, mustard and sugar; stir into the mushroom mixture. Add to slow cooker; stir to combine.

Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Stir in sour cream. Serve with noodles. Sprinkle with parsley if desired. Yield: 7 servings.

Recipe found here: Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff

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Shrimp Puttanesca

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 pound uncooked shrimp (31-40 per pound), peeled and deveined
3/4 to 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, divided
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 small onion, chopped
2 to 3 anchovy fillets, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 cups grape tomatoes or small cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup dry white wine or vegetable broth
1/3 cup pitted Greek olives, coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons drained capers
Sugar to taste
Chopped fresh Italian parsley
Hot cooked spaghetti, optional

Directions
In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil; saute shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes until shrimp turn pink, 2-3 minutes. Stir in salt; remove from pan.

In same pan, heat remaining oil over medium heat; saute onion until tender, about 2 minutes. Add anchovies, garlic and remaining pepper flakes; cook and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomatoes, wine, olives and capers; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, until tomatoes are softened and mixture is thickened, 8-10 minutes.

Stir in shrimp and sugar to taste; sprinkle with parsley. If desired, serve with spaghetti. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Shrimp Puttanesca

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Mom’s Chicken Tetrazzini

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked spaghetti
2 teaspoons plus 3 tablespoons butter, divided
8 bacon strips, chopped
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 small onion, chopped
1 small green pepper, chopped
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups chicken broth
3 cups coarsely shredded rotisserie chicken
2 cups frozen peas (about 8 ounces)
1 jar (4 ounces) diced pimientos, drained
1/2 cup grated Romano or Parmesan cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 375°. Cook spaghetti according to package directions for al dente. Drain; transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Add 2 teaspoons butter and toss to coat.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 1 tablespoon in pan. Add mushrooms, onion and green pepper to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until tender. Remove from pan.

In same pan, heat remaining butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until smooth; gradually whisk in broth. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally; cook and stir 3-5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add chicken, peas, pimientos and mushroom mixture; heat through, stirring occasionally. Spoon over spaghetti. Sprinkle with bacon and cheese.

Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Mom’s Chicken Tetrazzini

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