Easy Alfredo Sauce

This is so easy to make and so much better for you than the store-bought stuff. I just used this recently to make Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole and it was so GOOD! This will definitely be our go-to recipe from here on out. Continue reading “Easy Alfredo Sauce”

BBQ Chicken and Pasta Bake

My kids really love this dish. It seems to take a bit longer to make so I only make it every 3-4 months. Continue reading “BBQ Chicken and Pasta Bake”

Pizza in a Crockpot

Pizza in a Crockpot

Pizza in a Crockpot

Ingredients:

  • 2 c. of meat (browned sausage or hamburger, diced ham, sliced pepperonis, or use a combination of your favorite meat)
  • 1/2 c. onion, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 c. green pepper, chopped (optional)
  • 1 small can mushrooms, chopped (optional)
  • 1 small can olives, sliced (optional)
  • 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 c. grated mozzarella cheese
  • 28 oz. spaghetti sauce
  • 2 c. pasta (macaroni, small shells, or your favorite)

Directions:

Place everything, except the pasta, into the crockpot. Cook on low for 4-5 hours.

About 30 minutes before serving cook the pasta according to the directions. Drain.

Add the cooked pasta to the crockpot and stir.

Top with additional cheese, if desired. Enjoy!


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Gorgonzola Pasta with Mushrooms

This is one of my favorite dishes however my kids are not too crazy about the gorgonzola cheese. I will either leave it out or add just a tiny bit when I make this and then sprinkle more on my plate as I love the cheese. If you can’t find the gorgonzola you can substitute it with bleu cheese.

This is really good with a salad and breadsticks. Continue reading “Gorgonzola Pasta with Mushrooms”

Spicy Chicken and Bowties

This is a family favorite and usually gets made once a month or so. I like to serve this with a fresh salad and some buttered bread. Continue reading “Spicy Chicken and Bowties”

Red & White Pasta

This recipe came from one of my favorite cookbooks. It is a winner every time I make it although we have made a couple of changes to it.  Continue reading “Red & White Pasta”

Crockpot Tortellini Soup

This is a fairly new recipe that we have added to our rotating menu plan. My DD17 made this one day when I was out of town and it turned out beautifully even though she didn’t add the sausage.

I believe I had seen this posted on a FB page and jotted down the ingredients on a scrap piece of paper. This just happens to be one of Mr. Awesome’s favorite dishes. I want to try it with some sliced smoked sausage as I think that will taste AMAZING! Continue reading “Crockpot Tortellini Soup”

Goulash

This meal looks amazing and smells so good when it is cooking. Sometimes I will add a little leftover spaghetti sauce to it too if I happen to have some sitting in the fridge. Continue reading “Goulash”

Pasta

Below are some links to our favorite pasta dishes.

Recipe Links:

45-minute spaghetti sauce (a family favorite)

Briarpatch Casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Casserole Continue reading “Pasta”

Casseroles

Casseroles are so easy to put together and usually feed a crowd. Below are links to some of our favorites.

BBQ Chicken and Pasta Bake

Briarpatch Casserole

Cheesy Chicken and Potatoes Casserole

Cheesy Hash Brown Casserole

Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Casserole

Chicken Divine Casserole

Chicken Mexicana

Chicken Pot Pie

Chili Dog Casserole

Daddy Can’t Wait Casserole

Easy Burrito Casserole

Easy Chicken Casserole

Easy Pork Chops w/Rice

Eggplant Parmesan

Hamburger Casserole (Serve with a salad and buttered bread)

Impossibly Easy Pizza Bake

Meatball Sandwich Casserole

Another version of meatball sandwich casserole

Mom’s Oven Stew

Pizza Mac N Cheese

Popover Pizza

Poppy Seed Chicken

Quick and Easy Burrito Casserole

Red & White Pasta

Shepherd’s Pie in a Skillet

Tater Tot Casserole


 

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Mama’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Mama’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

Mama’s Secret Spaghetti Sauce

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Hamburger Casserole

Hamburger Casserole

Hamburger Casserole

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb box shells
  • 1 lb ground hamburger, cooked with garlic, onion, salt, and pepper to taste
  • 2 cans tomato soup
  • 1 c. cheddar cheese
  • 1 c. mozzarella cheese

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375.

Grease a 9×13 baking dish

Cook noodles according to package directions.

Drain.

After browning hamburger, add 2 cans tomato soup to the frying pan (with the hamburger).

Add ½ can water.

Stir and cook over medium heat for 3 minutes.

Pour noodles into the baking dish.

Pour hamburger mixture over noodles and stir.

Sprinkle cheese over casserole and cover with foil.

Bake for 20 minutes.

Remove foil and bake for 10 minutes longer.

Can bake under the broiler for 3-5 minutes to brown cheese, if desired.