Creamy Parm Tomato Soup w/ 4-Cheese Tortellini & Grilled Cheese

Creamy Parmesan tomato soup with four cheese tortellini and grilled cheese.

This recipe was a huge hit! I loved it! It was pretty simple to make as well, all in one pot! (Besides the grilled cheese of course).

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (28-oz.) can diced petite tomatoes
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 cups 4-cheese tortellini, frozen
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup frozen (thawed a bit) chopped spinach
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent. Add garlic and cook until fragrant. Add Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes and flour and whisk to combine. Cook about 1 minute.
  2. Add broth, tomatoes, tomato paste, and tortellini. Bring to a boil, and then simmer about 10 minutes or until tortellini is cooked.
  3. Add the cream and Parmesan cheese and stir. Add spinach and cook for a couple minutes.
  4. Salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Enjoy!

Original recipe found at: https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/recipes/a55557/creamy-parm-tomato-soup-recipe/

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Rolls

INGREDIENTS

  • 10 Lasagna Noodles
  • 3 cups Chicken , cooked and shredded
  • 16 ounces Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon Onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon Garlic powder
  • 1.5 cups Alfredo Sauce, jarred
  • 2 cups Mozzarella , shredded
  • 1 cup Parmesan , shredded

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Bring a pot of water to a boil.
  • Add lasagna noodles and cook according to package instructions until al dente.
  • Drain water from the pot and place noodles on a flat surface. (I suggest using a piece of parchment paper).
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl combine shredded chicken, ricotta cheese, salt, onion powder, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning.
  • With the lasagna noodles on a flat surface spread 3 ounces of the chicken mixture on each noodle. Leave 1/3 of the noodle bare.
  • Top the chicken mixture with 1-2 tablespoons of Alfredo sauce.
  • Starting at the end of the noodle roll it up, rolling towards the bare end of the noodle.
  • Add 1/4 cup of Alfredo sauce to the bottom of a casserole dish.
  • Place each lasagna roll up into the casserole dish.
  • Pour the remaining Alfredo sauce over the lasagna roll ups.
  • Top with shredded mozzarella and Parmesan cheese.
  • Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  • After 20 minutes remove the aluminum foil and continue to bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling.
  • Enjoy!

Original recipe found at: https://www.homemadeinterest.com/chicken-alfredo-lasagna-roll-ups/  

Knoephla Hotdish

This one was a hit. We both thought the flavor was maybe a bit bland, but I already have some ideas for ways to update it next time. (I’ll update this post then!) Here’s the recipe!

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 c. water
  • Sausage (I used Kielbasa)
  • 1/2 pint cream
  • 1 tsp. chicken bouillon

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix flour, salt, egg and water, until dough ball forms. Tear up dough into pieces and place it into a kettle of boiling water. Boil until done, about 5-10 minutes. Rinse under cold water.
  2. Prepare sausage in skillet.
  3. Combine cream, chicken bouillon and pepper in a small bowl. Add knepfla to meat and pour cream mixture over the top.
  4. Add knepfla to meat and pour cream mixture over the top.
  5. Heat until heated through.
  6. Enjoy!

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Casserole

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YUMMY! This recipe was a win for me. Not only because of the taste, but because of the simplicity and amount of time it takes to make, all thanks to the Instant Pot. Another Pinterest win for me!

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Casserole

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 chicken breasts cut into chunks
  • 1/2 onion diced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt to taste
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce 24 oz.
  • 2 c chicken broth or water
  • 2 c noodles uncooked, small shapes of your choice
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • tbsp butter
  • 1/3 c bread crumbs
  • 1 c parmesan cheese

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Put Instant Pot on saute, normal function.
  2. Add olive oil, onions, garlic and chicken cut up into bite size pieces.
  3. Cook for 2-3 minutes – just until the pink on outside of chicken is gone
  4. Add salt, basil, spaghetti sauce, broth or water, and stir.
  5. Add 2 measuring cups full of uncooked noodles on the top, I used rotini.
  6. Push noodles down so they are under the sauce, do NOT stir everything together.
  7. Set Instant Pot or pressure cooker to pressure, high, for 10 minutes.
  8. Do a quick release.
  9. Turn pot off. Stir in 2/3 c. grated parmesan.
  10. In a separate bowl melt your butter and then stir in 1/3 c. bread crumbs and 1/3 c. grated parmesan.
  11. Serve chicken parmesan casserole in a bowl with sprinkled bread crumb mixture on top and enjoy!

Original recipe found at: www.temeculablogs.com.

Chicken Quesadilla Ring

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YUMMY! This thing would work PERFECT for a gathering. It’s also pretty cost effective to make. I’m pretty sure I’ll be making this one for some upcoming gatherings for friends/family. Be warned, it does take a bit of time to assemble etc, but overall super easy. Enjoy!

Chicken Quesadilla Ring

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken (I used my Instant Pot to make the chicken)
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 jalapeño, chopped
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 20 taco-size tortillas
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 3 cups shredded monterey jack cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 375˚F (190˚C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, add the chicken, onion, red bell pepper, jalapeño, and taco sauce, and mix to combine. Set aside.
  3. Cut each tortilla in half. Evenly add about 2 tablespoons each of the cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, and chicken mixture to each tortilla half.
  4. Roll the tortillas into cones, starting from the cut edge and making sure not to push the ingredients out of the tortilla.
  5. Place a wide mouth jar or glass in the center of the baking sheet.
  6. Create a ring around the jar with about 13 tortilla cones. The points of the cones should be in the center, touching the jar. Sprinkle cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese over the layer. Repeat with the remaining cones to make 2 more layers, finishing with the rest of the cheddar and Monterey Jack. Remove the jar from the center of the ring.
  7. Bake until the cheese is melted and the edges of the tortillas are crispy, 15-20 minutes.
  8. Carefully transfer the blooming quesadilla to a serving platter. Place your dip of choice inside the ring and top with your desired garnishes. Serve immediately.
  9. Enjoy!

Original recipe found at: www.tasty.com

Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken

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YUMMY! I knew I had to give this one a try as soon as I seen it. Also, what better way to kick off grilling season? I highly recommend giving this one a try, it’s super easy and full of flavor!

Maple Mustard Grilled Chicken

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, pounded to an even thickness
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 3/4 cup dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp paprika
  • 3/4 tsp salt

DIRECTIONS

  1. Whisk together maple syrup, mustard, lemon juice, paprika and salt. Reserve 1/4 cup of marinade to brush on chicken when cooking. Pour remaining marinade over chicken and refrigerate a few hours to overnight.
  2. Remove chicken from marinade and grill 12 to 15 minutes, until juices run clear. Brush chicken on both sides with reserved marinade before removing from grill.

 

Original recipe found at: www.plainchicken.com

Garlicky Spaghetti

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This one was a definite HIT in our home. If you don’t know me personally, I’m a HUGE fan of garlic, so it was no wonder why this one was a huge hit for me. The original recipe didn’t call for chicken, but I put it in, and I’d highly recommend it! I’ll be putting this one on the list to make again. Below you’ll find the recipe. Enjoy!

Garlicky Spaghetti

INGREDIENTS
  • cloves garlic, divided
  • 1/4 c. extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 lbdry spaghetti
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • Juice and zest of 1/2 lemon (I used just a squirt of lemon juice, it seemed to work fine)
  • 1/3 c. freshly grated Parmesan (optional)
  • 1/3 c. freshly chopped parsley
DIRECTIONS
  1. Mince 3 garlic cloves. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat 3 tbsp olive oil. Add breadcrumbs and minced garlic and season with crushed red pepper flakes and salt. Cook until bread crumbs or golden and garlic is fragrant, about 3 minutes. Remove breadcrumbs into a bowl and wipe out skillet.
  2. Thinly slice remaining 3 cloves garlic. Place a large pot of salted water over high heat and bring to a boil. Prepare spaghetti according to package instructions, reserving at least 1 cup pasta water.
  3. Meanwhile, return skillet to medium heat and add remaining tablespoon of olive oil and butter. When butter is melted, add sliced garlic. Cook until garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Lower heat to medium-low until pasta is done cooking.
  4. Add pasta to skillet and toss. Stir in lemon juice, lemon zest, and Parmesan if using. Add pasta water to thicken sauce as needed. Stir in parsley and 3/4 of the bread crumbs and toss. Top with remaining bread crumbs and serve immediately.
  5. I’d recommend adding some cooked chicken breast or tenderloins (which is what I did).
  6. Enjoy!

Original recipe found at www.delish.com.