Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Bake

Ingredients:4 cups medium pasta shells1 1/2 cups heavy cream2 cups shredded sharp cheddar2 cups frozen broccoli (we used frozen broccoli “cuts” to save money)1-2 cups Panko bread crumbs, generously seasoned with salt & pepper Directions:Cook pasta according to package instructions. To cook broccoli, preheat the oven to 400, then cook the broccoli for 30 minutes.Continue reading “Broccoli Cheddar Pasta Bake”

Spicy Chicken & Rice Bowls

Ingredients: Makes 3 bowls1 package instant rice (We used Knorr Mexican rice)3-4 chicken cutlets or tenderloins, plus a splash of oil3/4 cup heavy cream3/4 cup shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped Directions:Cook rice according to package instructions. In a large pan, cook chicken in a splash of oilContinue reading “Spicy Chicken & Rice Bowls”

Whole Wheat French Bread Pizzas

Ingredients:1 loaf whole wheat French or Italian bread1 package shredded mozzarella cheese (about 2 cups)2/3 cup jarred tomato sauce, or more/less as desiredFresh basil or basil pesto (we went with pesto because it was on sale) Directions:Cut bread in half lengthwise and toast until the broiler 3-5 minutes or until crispy. Remove bread from theContinue reading “Whole Wheat French Bread Pizzas”

Cream of Mushroom Pasta

Ingredients:Salt & pepper1 cup canned button mushrooms, sliced5 ounces cream of mushroom soup2 servings pasta of choice2 tablespoons butter1/4 cup pasta water1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (fresh is best, but packaged is the less expensive option) Directions:Season pasta water generously with salt, and cook pasta according to package instructions. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized pan on lowContinue reading “Cream of Mushroom Pasta”

Potato Chip Chicken Tenders

Ingredients:1 package chicken tenderloins2 cups crushed potato chips (about 2 snack bags’ worth)1/3 cup all-purpose flour2 eggs1/2 cup vegetable or canola oil, plus more as needed.Salt & pepper Directions:Remove chicken from refrigerator about 30 minutes before cooking. To crush the potato chips, add them to a sealable bag, make sure the air is out, thenContinue reading “Potato Chip Chicken Tenders”