Some Good Recipes For Families Or Potlucks
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    Default Some Good Recipes For Families Or Potlucks

    My Son-in-law has been sick and I have been trying to help out the family by making a few meals for them each week.

    In the process I have found some very good recipes. I will add more as I find new ones but here are the ones that were a hit so far:

    Enchilada Bake
    2 lg skinless breasts
    1 lg jar of salsa
    3 lg flour taco shells ( cut in halves)
    2 C fat free sour cream
    2-3 C shredded mex. cheeses

    Cut chicken up into bite size pieces, cook thoroughly in non stick skillet and then add the salsa and simmer for 15 mins.
    Spray a casserole dish and do layers....1st put down shells then the chicken, sour cream and cheese, then a second layer and finish with the last of shells and cheese for the top.spam! It is better fried than typed Bake covered for about 20 mins then uncovered for the final 20 mins. Serves 4 good size portions

    You can also add kernel corn, olives, green peppers and add' onions, etc to it if you like.

    Mexican Beef Pie
    9" pie plate
    4 lg. flour Tortilla shells
    1 lb ground beef
    1/2 green pepper
    1/2 diced green onion
    1/2 yellow onion
    2 minced garlic cloves
    1 pk. of Fajita seasoning mix or Taco Mix
    2-3 T chunky salsa
    Cheez Whiz, melted in microwave

    Brown beef, & mix in peppers, onions & garlic--drain when browned
    mix in seasoning mix & 1/2 C water & salsa, simmer 5 mins.

    Place 1 Tortilla in pie plate & distribute some of the meat mixture on top, put 2nd Tortilla on top add more meat mixture, top with 3rd Tortilla and meat. Top last T. shell evenly with cheez whiz & bake in 350 oven for 20 mins.

    Meatball Sub Casserole

    1 (16 ounce) package frozen garlic bread
    2 (24 ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
    40 Italian-style frozen meatballs
    2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

    Heat garlic bread with spread side up on a baking sheet in the preheated oven until warm and golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Set aside to cool.

    Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

    Bring spaghetti sauce to a boil in a large pot. Place frozen meatballs into sauce. Reduce heat to low and simmer until meatballs are heated through, about 20 minutes.

    Tear garlic bread into bite-size pieces and spread into bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce and meatballs over garlic bread, coating bread with sauce and distributing meatballs evenly. Spread mozzarella cheese over top in a layer, followed by a layer of Parmesan cheese.

    Bake casserole until cheese has melted, 20 to 25 minutes.

    Ham And Potato Casserole

    1 package (32 ounces) frozen cubed hash brown potatoes, thawed
    2 cups cubed cooked ham
    2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
    1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
    1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
    1/2 cup butter, melted
    1/3 cup chopped green onions
    1/2 teaspoon pepper

    2 cups crushed cornflakes
    1/4 cup butter, melted

    In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 1 hour or until heated through.

    French Toast Casserole

    5 cups bread cubes
    4 eggs
    1 1/2 cups milk
    1/4 cup white sugar, divided
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1 tablespoon margarine, softened
    1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly butter an 8x8 inch baking pan.

    Line bottom of pan with bread cubes. In a large bowl, beat together eggs, milk, 2 tablespoons sugar, salt and vanilla. pour egg mixture over bread. Dot with margarine; let stand for 10 minutes.

    Combine remaining 2 tablespoons sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon and sprinkle over the top. Bake in preheated oven about 45 to 50 minutes, until top is golden.

    Buffalo Chicken and Blue Cheese Dip
    3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
    16 ounces cream cheese ( light is fine, but not fat free)
    1 (12 ounce) bottle blue cheese dressing
    1/2-3/4 cup hot sauce
    8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese

    Boil chicken until no longer pink. Shred it and put into a baking dish. Pour hot sauce over the chicken. Soften the cream cheese and add blue cheese and mix then pour over chicken. Add in the shredded cheddar cheese. Bake in a 350 oven for about 30 minutes until bubbly. Serve with tortilla chips.

    Spinach Roll Ups
    2 (10 ounce) packages frozen spinach, thawed and drained
    1 (1 ounce) package ranch dressing mix
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1 cup sour cream
    1/2 cup bacon bits
    chopped onion
    1 (10 count) packages 10-inch flour tortillas

    In medium mixing bowl, combine spinach, ranch mix, mayonnaise, sour cream, bacon bits and onion.
    Spread the mixture onto each tortilla and roll it up.
    Refrigerate the rolled tortillas till ready to serve.
    Slice each roll into 1-inch servings, no more than 3 hours before serving.
    Last edited by nu2solar; 04-15-2013 at 09:02 AM. Reason: IDK...some kind of spam came up when I posted my recipes.

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    some of those sound really good....thanks for sharing!

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    lasagna is always welcome in any household! and cheap and easy to make.

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    lasagna is easy to vary....Mexican, veggie, white, chicken, spinach, ect.....thank u for the recipes

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    what about a whole roasted chix along w/ pasta salad? that can go a long way!

    sausage, pprs and onions...just bring some hoagie rolls and dinner is served!

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    Good ideas.

    I actually made lasagna tonight but I figure everyone has a recipe for that, lol.

    I did make a sausage, pepper and onion casserole with potatoes two weeks ago. I didn't care for it. I thought it was too hard. I'm used to just frying the sausage, peppers, and onions in a pan and I think it is much better that way

    Here is the recipe I tried for anyone who wants to try it.

    Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potato Bake
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    2 pounds Italian sausage links, cut into 2
    -inch pieces
    1/4 cup olive oil
    4 large potatoes, peeled and thickly sliced
    2 large green bell peppers, seeded and
    cut into wedges
    2 large red bell peppers, seeded and cut
    into wedges
    3 large onions, cut into wedges
    1/2 cup white wine
    1/2 cup chicken stock
    1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
    salt and pepper to taste

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
    Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the sausage until browned. Transfer the cooked sausage to a large baking dish. Pour 1/4 cup of olive oil into the skillet, and cook the potatoes, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes. Place the potatoes into the baking dish, leaving some oil. Cook and stir the green and red peppers and onions in the hot skillet until they are beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add the vegetables to the baking dish. Pour wine and chicken stock over the vegetables and sausage, and sprinkle with Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Gently stir the sausage, potatoes, and vegetables together.
    Bake in the preheated oven until hot and bubbling, 20 to 25 minutes. Serve hot.

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