Sweet Chili Meatball Sub

Uhm… this is delicious and if you like that sweet chili flavor and mangoes, you have got to try this!

Just look at it! I am not a professional photographer, it just looks this good.

INGREDIENTS:

Frozen Turkey Meatballs

Sweet chili sauce

Sharp white cheddar cheese

Hot dog bun (or hoagie bun if you have class)

Mayo

Diced mangoes (mine came from a can)

INSTRUCTIONS:

1. Heat your meat balls according to packaging. I used the microwave.

2. While those cook, prepare your bun. Layer on some mayo and cheese, how ever much you’re comfortable with.

3. Add the meatballs to the bun, I sliced mine first to make for easy eating. Top meatballs with more cheese and sweet chili sauce. Heat until cheese melts (again; I used microwave, but you could totally use the oven).

4. Top with mangoes and enjoy. ­čśő

Caesar Calzones

INGREDIENTS

2 large chicken breast

Olive oil

Italian seasoning

Pizza dough

Caesar salad dressing

Mozzarella cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cook up chicken breast strips with Italian seasoning and olive oil.

2. Then make some pizza dough, we used a bag of Betty Crocker’s “just add water” dough and it turned out well. Make this into 4 small circles.

3. Spread Caesar salad dressing over the tops. 4. Add in the chicken and top with mozzarella cheese. Spinach would be a great healthy add in too!

5. Fold the dough into a calzone shape and press sides. Bake according to your pizza dough instructions, checking often as times will change slightly.

Bacon wrapped, cheese stuffed chicken

Ingredient

  • Chicken breast (I used 2 large ones)
  • Bacon (2 slices per breast)
  • 1 cup shredded cheese of your choice
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • Optional: minced jalape├▒os

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 350┬░
  2. Soften cream cheese if needed, mix in a boil with shredded cheese and jalape├▒os
  3. Halfway fillet the chicken, so you can stuff it with cheese
  4. Stuff with cheese
  5. Wrap with bacon
  6. Bake in a casserole dish for 40-45 minutes, until chicken reaches 165┬░

Tuna Alfredo Casserole

This recipe is so easy and delicious. It’s a twist on the classic tuna noodle casserole.

INGREDIENTS

2-4 cans of tuna

16 oz Alfredo sauce

1 cup milk

16 oz uncoooked spiral noodles

1 cup frozen peas

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350┬░ and spray casserole dish with cooking spray.
  2. Spread just enough alfredo to cover bottom of pan.
  3. Mix together the remaining alfredo and milk. Set aside.
  4. Layer in noodles, peas and tuna. Top with alfredo mixture.
  5. Bake about 35 minutes, until noodles are tender.

Cabbage Stir Fry

What began as a Pork Egg Roll in a Bowl has been through a handful of changes in our home, so we had to come up with a new name for it. Thus Cabbage Stir Fry was born.

INGREDIENTS

1 pound ground turkey

14 oz package of cole slaw (or shredded cabbage)

1 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp garlic powder

2 tbsp soy sauce

Sriracha for taste

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Brown turkey in large skillet or wok

2. Add in ginger and garlic

3. Stir in the cole slaw and soy sauce. Cook until cabbage is tender.

4. Serve with rice and sriracha sauce.

Crab Alfredo

For those nights when you want fancy, but you also don’t want to put in much effort, Crab Alfredo is here to please.

INGREDIENTS

16 oz pasta of choice (I prefer angel hair, my husband prefers fettuccine.)

20 oz jar of Alfredo sauce. (Our preference is Ragu, it’s thick and rich)

1 package imitation crab flakes.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cook pasta as directed on box

2. Drain the pasta

3. While pasta is in colander, heat the sauce in pan. Add in the crab flakes.

4. Once sauce is hot, return the pasta into the pan and stir well, try to get the crab flakes mostly on top of pasta.

5. Serve with a green salad and French bread.

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

I love these enchiladas! My favorite part is they don’t use your traditional enchilada sauce, which means no heart burn for me!

INGREDIENTS

2 cups shredded chicken breast

10oz can cream of chicken soup

8oz sour cream

1 2oz can diced green chiles

4-6 tortillas

2 cups shredded cheese, Mexican blend

INSTRUCTIONS

1. In a small bowl, combine soup, sour cream and chiles. Spread half over bottom of 8in casserole dish.

2. Put chicken and cheese down center of each tortilla, roll up and place bottom down in casserole dish.

3. Top with remaining soup mixture and cheese.

4. Bake uncovered at 350┬░ for 20-25 minutes. Serve with rice, beans or corn, and enjoy!

Macaroni and Tomato

This is one of my favorite comfort foods. My mom used to make this growing up, and it’s a meal that her parents used to make a lot during the Great Depression. It’s CHEAP and it’s EASY! And as a tired momma, I love that.

INGREDIENTS

2 large cans stewed tomatoes

1 bag of macaroni noodles

Butter, salt and pepper to taste

1-2 cups water

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Dump both cans of tomatoes into a large pot. Add 1 cup of water. Bring to a boil

2. Add macaroni. If there is not enough liquid to cover the noodles, add just enough to cover them all. Boil until noodles are done.

3. Serve with butter, salt and pepper. Enjoy!

Creamy Mushrooms and Rice

This one is seriously easy! It’s a perfect recipe for young people just starting out, or the tired momma who’s got no motivation to make dinner tonight.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups cooked rice

1 can cream of mushroom

1-2 cups mushrooms

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cook the rice if you haven’t already

2. Slice and saut├ę the mushrooms

3. Pour the cream of mushroom into the pan with the mushrooms

4. Serve mushroom sauce over rice, and enjoy!

Italian Chicken Alfredo

This is a really great simple and delicious meal.

INGREDIENTS

2 large chicken breasts

Olive oil

Italian seasoning

16oz fettuccini noodles

20oz jar Alfredo sauce

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut chicken into 1 inch chunks, and cook on medium heat with olive oil. Season with Italian seasoning.

2. In a large pot, cook the noodles as package instructs.

3. Drain excess oil from chicken, add Alfredo sauce.

4. Serve and Enjoy!

*Some like to serve sauce on top of noodles, I like to stir them together to keep my family from using way too much sauce.