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Crock Pot Mac and Cheese Recipe - comfort food at its best! Effortless to make with only a few simple ingredients. Uncooked elbow macaroni, evaporated milk, whole milk, half-and-half, butter, dry mustard, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, Velveeta, and sharp cheddar cheese. Great as a side dish or meatless main dish.
Sloppy Joe Bubble Up Recipe – homemade sloppy joe mixture tossed with chopped refrigerated biscuits and topped with cheese. Ground beef, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, Worcestershire, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, biscuits, and cheese. A delicious twist to your usual sloppy joes. Kids and adults gobble this up!
Cheesy Chicken Pasta Recipe - a weeknight favorite! Chicken and pasta tossed in a quick homemade cheese sauce topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Comfort food at its best! Kids and adults gobble this up! Bow tie pasta, chicken, butter, flour, milk, cheddar cheese, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, spaghetti sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Can make in advance and refrigerate or freezer for later.
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya - a Mardi Gras staple! Easy to make and tastes great! Chicken, smoked sausage, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, chicken broth, rice, dried minced onion flakes, dried parsley, beef bouillon, dried thyme, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. This is THE BEST! Can add fresh onion, celery, bell peppers and shrimp. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes!
Crack Keto Bites Recipe - this EASY keto bacon recipe makes an irresistible low-carb appetizer, breakfast, or snack. Only 7 ingredients and a 10-minute bake time! Crispy bacon, almond flour, egg, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, ranch seasoning, and baking powder. I could have eaten the whole batch myself! You might want to double the recipe. These low-carb puffs never last long at our house.
Crack Chicken Stuffed Shells – jumbo shells stuffed with chicken, bacon cheddar, ranch, and topped with a creamy alfredo sauce – SO good! Kids and adults gobble this up!! Jumbo pasta shells, chicken, cheddar, bacon, ranch dressing mix, cottage cheese, egg, and alfredo sauce. Can make it ahead of time and freeze it for later. Serve with a salad and crusty garlic bread for a meal that rivals any restaurant.
Bacon Pinwheels Recipe - our go-to appetizer for parties and get-togethers! Equally delicious for breakfast and brunch. These cream cheese bacon crescents are simple to make and packed full of amazing flavor. Bacon, cream cheese, parmesan cheese, onion powder, parsley, milk, and crescent rolls. You might want to double the recipe – they go fast!
Sloppy Joe Soup Recipe - All the flavors of sloppy joes in soup form! Ground beef, onion, sloppy joe seasoning, beef broth, kidney beans, Manwich sauce, diced tomatoes, corn, hot sauce, and chili powder. Can make the soup on the stovetop or in the slow cooker. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes. Add this to your menu for a quick and easy weeknight meal the whole family will enjoy!
Baked Million Dollar Manicotti – loaded with tons of cheese and tastes as good as any restaurant! Ready to eat in about an hour. Manicotti shells, cottage cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, egg, Italian sausage, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, spaghetti sauce, mozzarella, and parmesan cheese. SO much amazing flavor! Serve with some garlic bread and a salad for a meal the whole family will enjoy!
Overnight French Onion Chicken Pasta Bake – a new family favorite. Just dump everything in the baking dish and refrigerate overnight. No boiling the noodles ahead of time! Chicken, cream of chicken, french onion dip, milk, chicken broth, garlic powder, uncooked elbow macaroni, cheddar cheese, and french fried onions. One bite and this is sure to earn a spot in your dinner rotation!
Crack Buffalo Chicken Potato Casserole Recipe - Buffalo chicken potato casserole loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch. This dish is like eating buffalo chicken dip for dinner. Effortless to make and the whole family gobbles it up! Frozen hash browns, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, hot sauce, bacon, chicken, ranch dressing mix, shredded cheese, and french fried onions. Great for potlucks and game day!
Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Cups - crispy tater tot bites loaded with a delicious bacon cheeseburger filling. These things fly off the plate at parties! Tater tots, ground beef, bacon, cheese, ketchup, mustard, Montreal steak seasoning, and Worcestershire sauce. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes! Great as an appetizer on game day or as a main dish with a green salad.
Slow Cooker Crack Chicken Recipe - Chicken and bacon slow cooked in a creamy cheddar ranch sauce. Our favorite way to cook chicken breasts! Only a few simple ingredients and it is a breeze to make. Chicken, bacon, cream of chicken soup, cream cheese, chicken broth, ranch dressing mix, and cheddar cheese. Serve over angel hair pasta, rice, or potatoes. A weeknight favorite. Everyone cleaned their plates!
One Pot Chili Mac Recipe – chili and pasta simmered in the same pot! No need to precook the pasta! Ground beef, garlic, onion, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, beef broth, macaroni, chili seasoning, chili powder, and chili beans. A quick and easy weeknight meal that is ready to eat in under 30 minutes! Serve with a salad and cornbread. Comfort food at its best!
Crack Tomato Soup - creamy tomato soup loaded with cheddar, bacon, and ranch spices. This is the ultimate tomato soup recipe. Effortless to make and bursting with flavor. Condensed tomato soup, chicken, broth, crushed tomatoes, ranch dressing mix, bacon, heavy cream, and cheddar cheese. Ready to eat in about 30 minutes. Serve with a salad and grilled cheese sandwich for a meal the whole family will enjoy!
Sausage Gravy Breakfast Bake – a family favorite! Super easy to make and tastes great! Breakfast sausage, shredded cheese, eggs, water, milk, sausage gravy mix, bread cubes, and melted butter. The crispy bread on top makes the casserole! We like this for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Serve with additional sausage gravy, grits, and fruit for a meal the whole family will enjoy!
Slow Cooker Steak Chili Recipe - tender beef, chili beans, tomatoes, chili powder and onion. Super simple to make and loaded with tons of great flavor! Just dump all the ingredients in the slow cooker and let it cook all day. Makes a lot of food – great for a crowd! Serve with cornbread for an easy weeknight meal!
Hoppin' John Casserole Recipe - dirty rice loaded, smoked sausage, black eyed peas, and fried onions. SO good and SUPER easy to make! Zatarain’s Dirty Rice, sour cream, cream of chicken soup, black-eyed peas, Rotel diced tomatoes and green chiles, smoked or andouille sausage, and french fried onions. Whip this up for New Year's Day for a promise of good fortune and great flavor!
Low-Carb Monterey Chicken Casserole Recipe – crustless chicken quiche that is great for lunch and dinner. Quick and easy to make and tastes delicious. It is so light and fluffy and cheesy! Chicken, spinach, Monterey jack cheese, sour cream French onion dip, heavy cream, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Can make it in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later.
Low-Carb Chicken Fajita Soup Recipe - all the flavors of chicken fajitas in a delicious soup! You’ll never miss the carbs! This soup is delicious! Chicken, cream cheese, fajita seasoning, Ro-tel, onion, bell pepper, chili powder, cilantro, and chicken broth. Cook all day in the slow cooker. Top your bowl of soup with your favorite taco toppings.
Sheet Pan Quesadilla Recipe - giant quesadilla stuffed with chicken, black beans, Rotel, sour cream, taco seasoning, Rotel tomatoes, lime juice, and lots of gooey cheese! This is easy to make and full of great flavor. This is the perfect party food to feed a crowd and a delicious weeknight dinner the whole family will enjoy! Can use gluten-free or low-carb tortillas.
Sausage and Ranch Biscuit Bites – I’m totally obsessed with this delicious snack! Only 4 ingredients: sausage, ranch dressing, cheddar cheese, and biscuits. Can make the sausage mixture ahead of time and refrigerate until ready to bake. Great for tailgating, breakfast, brunch, and parties! Everyone raves about these cheesy sausage biscuit bites!
Creamy Taco Soup Recipe - super simple to make and it tastes GREAT! Ground beef, taco spices, Rotel, black beans, chili beans, corn, Mexican Velveeta, beef broth, and frozen hash browns. Toss everything in the slow cooker and let it work its magic! Top your bowl with sour cream, cheese, Fritos, and lime wedges. Comfort food at its best!
Sausage Pancake Muffins Recipe – Homemade pancake batter baked in mini muffin pans with a sausage slice in each muffin. Milk, butter, egg, vanilla, maple syrup, sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and sausage links. They are super easy to make, freeze well, and are perfect for breakfast for on-the-go! Serve with additional maple syrup.