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Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

Ingredients
2 pounds red potatoes (about 6 medium), cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1 large onion, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-1/4 teaspoons salt, divided
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed, divided
3/4 teaspoon pepper, divided
1/2 teaspoon paprika
6 bone-in chicken thighs (about 2-1/4 pounds), skin removed
6 cups fresh baby spinach (about 6 ounces)

Directions
Preheat oven to 425°. In a large bowl, combine potatoes, onion, oil, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon rosemary and 1/2 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat. Transfer to a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray.

In a small bowl, mix paprika and the remaining salt, rosemary and pepper. Sprinkle chicken with paprika mixture; arrange over vegetables. Roast until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 170°-175° and vegetables are just tender, 35-40 minutes.

Remove chicken to a serving platter; keep warm. Top vegetables with spinach. Roast until vegetables are tender and spinach is wilted, 8-10 minutes longer. Stir vegetables to combine; serve with chicken. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Pan-Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

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Hearty Cheese and Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
1-1/2 cups cubed peeled potatoes
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup sliced celery
1/4 cup sliced fresh carrots
2 tablespoons chopped onion
1/2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk
1/4 pound process cheese (Velveeta), cubed

Directions
In a small saucepan, combine the first nine ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

In a small bowl, combine flour and milk until smooth. Stir into vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat to low; stir in cheese until melted. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Hearty Cheese and Vegetable Soup

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chickpea-potpies

Chickpea Potpies

Ingredients
1 small onion, chopped
6 tablespoons butter
2 garlic cloves, minced
6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 cups vegetable broth
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1 can (15 ounces) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1-1/4 cups frozen cubed hash brown potatoes
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1 sheet refrigerated pie pastry

Directions
Saute onion in butter in a large saucepan until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended. Gradually add broth; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in the vegetables, garbanzo beans, potatoes, cream and Italian seasoning. Divide mixture among four ungreased 10-oz. ramekins.

Unroll pastry; divide into four portions. Roll out each portion to fit ramekins; place pastry over filling. Trim, seal and flute edges. Cut slits in pastry. Place ramekins on a baking sheet.

Bake at 400° for 25-30 minutes or until pastry is golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Chickpea Potpies

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harvest-squash-medley

Harvest Squash Medley

Ingredients
6 cups water
1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup orange juice
3 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon grated orange peel
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 small apples, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup chopped walnuts, toasted

Directions
In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add squash and return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain. Place squash and sweet potatoes in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

In a small saucepan, combine the honey, orange juice, butter, orange peel, cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Pour over squash and potatoes.

Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Uncover; stir in apples. Bake 30-35 minutes longer or until tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with walnuts. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Harvest Squash Medley

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Beef and Veggie Soup

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1 medium onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained, optional
1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1 cup chopped fresh tomato
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream and tortilla chips, optional

Directions
In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain.

Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the tomato sauce, beans if desired, vegetables and seasonings. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until thick and bubbly, stirring occasionally. Serve with cheese, sour cream and chips if desired. Yield: 8-10 servings (about 2-1/2 quarts).

Freeze Beefy Vegetable Soup in serving-size containers for quick, no fuss lunches.

Recipe found here: Beef and Veggie Soup

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Whole Wheat Fettuccini with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes, Spring Onion, Red Pepper and Feta Recipe

Whole Wheat Fettuccini with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes, Spring Onion, Red Pepper and Feta Recipe

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
2 medium ears sweet corn, husks removed
2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
4 green onions, chopped
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions
In a Dutch oven, cook fettuccine according to package directions, adding corn during the last 8 minutes of cooking.

Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Add red pepper and green onions; cook and stir until tender.

Drain pasta and corn; transfer pasta to a large bowl. Cool corn slightly; cut corn from cob and add to pasta. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, remaining oil and the pepper mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Whole Wheat Fettuccini with Fresh Corn, Tomatoes, Spring Onion, Red Pepper and Feta

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glazed carrots

Glazed Carrots

Ingredients
1 1/2 lb ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel

Directions

1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 inch water to boiling. Add carrots. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 6 to 9 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain and set aside.

2 In 12-inch skillet, cook remaining ingredients over medium heat, stirring constantly, until bubbly.

3 Stir in carrots. Reduce heat to low. Cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until carrots are glazed and hot.

Recipe found here: Glazed Carrots

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