Category: Cheesy


Around 200 varieties of Peruvian potatoes were...

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Baked Potato Skins w/ Creamy Spinach & Turkey Bacon

Ingredients:

3 small potatoes, baked, sliced in half and cooled
1 spray(s) cooking spray
20 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
4 oz light cream cheese, at room temperature
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 slice(s) cooked crisp turkey bacon, crumbled

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Scoop out flesh of potatoes, leaving about 1/4 of potato flesh in potato. (Note: Reserve remaining potato flesh for another use such as mashed potatoes.)
2. Place potato halves on a baking sheet and coat with cooking spray. Bake until lightly browned, about 15 minutes.
3. While potato skins bake, combine spinach, cream cheese, salt and pepper in a medium bowl until well-blended.
4. Remove skins from oven and spoon about 3 tablespoons of spinach mixture into each potato half; bake until warmed through, about 5 minutes more.
5. Remove skins from oven and top each half with about 1 tablespoon of crumbled bacon.

 

Author: Amanda Rhine

Spinach and Artichoke Dip

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Artichoke & Spinach Dip Restaurant Style

Ingredients

Directions

  1. In a crock pot, mix all ingredients thoroughly.
  2. Cook on medium for about 2 hours or until cheeses are melted and bubbly.

Notes

This recipe is modified from one that I found on allrecipes.com.  I modified to cook in crock pot instead of oven.  I won 1st prize in a crock pot contest at work.  Everyone loved it!

Author Jen Paterchak

 

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Paired with a two-cheese white sauce, broccoli makes a wonderful pizza topping. The secret to a crisp crust is preheating the baking stone or sheet. If you like extra-crispy pizza, prebake the dough 3 to 4 minutes before adding toppings.

DIRECTIONS

1. Place pizza stone or baking sheet in center of oven, and heat to 425°F.
2. Melt 1 1/2 tsp. margarine in skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, and cook 4 to 7 minutes, or until beginning to brown, stirring frequently. Add broccoli and 1/3 cup water. Cover tightly, and steam broccoli in skillet 3 to 4 minutes, or until tender.
3. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 1/2 Tbs. margarine in saucepan over medium-high heat. Add flour, and cook 2 minutes, or until pale golden, stirring constantly. Stir in milk, garlic, and salt. Cook 3 to 4 minutes, or until mixture thickens and begins to boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup mozzarella and 2 Tbs. Parmesan until sauce is smooth and cheese is melted.
4. Shape pizza dough according to package directions. Remove pizza stone from oven, and place dough on hot stone.
5. Spread white sauce over dough to within 1/2 inch of edge, and top with broccoli mixture. Sprinkle remaining mozzarella and Parmesan over top. Return to oven, and bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until edges of pizza are golden and center is hot and bubbly. Cool slightly before slicing and serving.

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ingredient list

Serves 6

  • 2 Tbs. nonhydrogenated margarine or butter, divided
  • 6 oz. mushrooms, sliced (2 cups)
  • 8 oz. broccoli florets (3 cups)
  • 1 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 13.8-oz. pkg. refrigerated pizza dough

Nutritional Information

Per slice:

Calories 275
Protein 13g
Total Fat 9g
Saturated Fat 4g
Carbs 38g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 746mg
Fiber 3g
Sugar 7 g

This recipe is courtesy of Vegetarian Times(tm) Website, there is a link to this site posted on the bottom of the page in the Quick Posts section, check it out!

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This is recipe comes straight to you by my best friend. It is really yummy and my kids personal fav! Super easy to make, even my youngest daughter can whip it up!

“Mexican” Casserole. Not really authentic Mexican cuisine, but it is yummy and fills up a hungry crowd.

3 pounds of lean ground beef (can sub other meat if you wish)
12 flour tortillas
4 cups of shredded cheese of your liking (I find mexican or cheddar is best)
1 can el pato sauce
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 onion (diced)

Preheat oven to 350.
1. Brown your meat, add diced onion. Drain grease. Put meat back into pan and add soups and el pato sauce. Let simmer for about 15 mins
2. While meat is simmering, take a 9 x 13 dish and cover the bottom and side with a layer of tortillas.
3. Take your mixture and use half of it on top of your tortillas. Spread to cover pan. Take half of your cheese and sprinkle over your meat.
4. Add another layer of torillas over the first layer, like you would lasagna. Add the rest of your meat, spread evenly. Top with the remainder of cheese.
5. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Feel free to add things. I like to add olives, bell peppers, you can add jalepenos, etc.

Author Crystal Taylor

Mozzarella cheese

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My friend Carrie added this one…yum yum. Thank you Carrie!

Pizza Casserole

1         package (16-ounce) mini penne pasta

1         jar (26-ounce) pasta sauce

1         Diced bell pepper

½ cup diced onions

½ cup sliced mushrooms

3         cloves of garlic chopped

1         can (3.8-ounce) sliced black olives

1⁄2     package (3.5-ounce) sliced pepperoni

5         cups shredded mozzarella cheese

1⁄3     cup grated Parmesan cheese

1         roll (8-ounce) garlic breadsticks

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook penne for 7 minutes or until tender but not quite al dente. Drain well. Sauté onions, garlic, bell pepper, and mushrooms in olive oil. In a large bowl, stir together cooked penne, pasta sauce, onions, garlic, bell pepper, olives, and mushrooms. Stir in 3 cups of the mozzarella cheese until well mixed. Transfer to prepared dish. Sprinkle 1 cup of the remaining mozzarella over top. Sprinkle remaining 1 cup of mozzarella over top. Arrange pepperoni slices over mozzarella; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove breadstick dough from can and separate into individual strips. Fold each strip in half and twist. Remove casserole from oven and place twisted dough around edge of baking dish. Return to oven; bake for 15 to 18 minutes more or until breadsticks are golden brown. Serve hot



Author Carrie Patten

Butter, at the Borough Market, London, 2006.

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Ok..the Mac n Chez.

16oz. box of  small shells

12-16 oz. Velvetta Cheese ( whatever you prefer) cubed into 1 inch pieces

1 cup chedder cheese (reserve for topping)

¼ cup chedder cheese for mix

¼ cup veg oil

½ cup butter

1/3 cup milk (you may add more if too thick)

3 Tbsp. salt + ½ tsp. reserved

½-1 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper( your preference)

Bring to boil 3 quarts of water , salt, and ½ of the oil in large saucepan. Add pasta, cook until just tender (do not overcook). Drain and rinse if you like. Add back to pan, add remaining oil coat thoroughly, add 1/2 teaspoon more salt, and the pepper. Add butter and stir, continue by adding the velvetta, and milk. Stir again. Add the ¼ cup chedder cheese. Let mixture cook on med. to low heat stirring constantly so it doesn’t stick. If mixture seems to thick you may add more milk. Once all is mixed together, pour into large casserole dish. Top with cup of chedder cheese. Bake in oven @ 400 degrees until cheese is golden and bubbly approx. 15 min.. Serve warm for all the ooey gooey goodness.

This recipe is approximate. I never really measure it, but you can adjust it to meet your personal preferences.

This serves approx. 10 people.