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Hearty Sausage & Spinach Tortellini Soup

Instant Pot Creamy Sausage & Spinach Tortellini Soup

Ingredients

1 lb ground Italian sausage

1 medium yellow onion chopped

3 large carrots chopped

2 stalks celery chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

4 cups beef stock

1/4 cup cornstarch or flour

1/4 cup water

3 12 ounce cans evaporated milk

1 10 ounce packet fresh three cheese tortellini found in the refrigerated section of your grocer

2-1/2 cups fresh baby spinach

1 cup regular milk whole, reduced fat, fat free, ect.

Directions

1. Turn Instant Pot onto saute. When hot, add sausage and garlic and cook until meat is browned. When sausage is browned, add carrots, onion, and celery, and cook until fragrant (about three-four minutes).

2. Turn Instant Pot off and add salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, beef stock and tortellini. Turn Instant Pot on to manual high pressure for HALF the time it mentions on the back of the tortellini package. Mine said three minutes so I cooked it for 1 minute on manual high pressure.

3. When the timer is up, quick release the pressure. Turn Instant Pot off and then back onto saute. Add evaporated milk and regular milk, heat until boiling. While milk is heating, mix together cornstarch and water.

4. When milk comes to a boil, add cornstarch mixture and stir well. Cook for another minute then turn Instant Pot off. Add the spinach and stir until wilted. Let soup sit for two-three minutes to thicken.

Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!

Source I don’t have time for that

EASY Frozen Meatballs in Air Fryer

Frozen Meatballs in the Air Fryer

Ingredients

1 lb. pre-cooked frozen meatballs

Non-stick cooking spray (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat the air fryer for three-five minutes at 400 F. If your air fryer doesn’t have a non-stick coating on the rack/basket, spray it with a light coating of cooking spray to keep the meatballs from sticking.

2. Spread the air fryer frozen meatballs out in a single layer on the air fryer rack or in a basket, depending on the type of air fryer you have.

3. Cook the meatballs in the air fryer for six minutes and then flip them or shake your air fryer basket. Continue cooking them for six-seven additional minutes until cooked through.

Source Whole Lotta Yum

Savory & Creamy Lemony Tortellini Alfredo

Instant Pot Lemony Tortellini Alfredo

Ingredients

1 pound dried cheese tortellini

2 C store bought vegetable or chicken broth

2 medium garlic cloves

2 tsp. Olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 C. Frozen peas

1 1/2 C. heavy cream

2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest

1/2 C grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Combine the tortellini, broth, garlic, olive oil, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper in the pot. Lock on the lid, select the pressure cooker function, and adjust to high pressure for ten minutes. Make sure the steam valve is in the “sealing” position.

2. When the cooking time is up, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes and then quick release the remaining pressure.

3. Add the peas, cream, and lemon zest. Select sauté and adjust to normal medium heat. Add cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, two minutes. Press cancel add the cheese and stir to combine.

Source Instant Pot Miracle 6 Ingredients or less

Rich & Creamy Seafood Lasagna

EASY SEAFOOD LASAGNA

Ingredients

1 lb lasagna noodles

4 Tbsp. butter

1/4 C. flour

4 C. milk

1 C. grated Parmesan cheese (divided)

1 Tbsp. salt

1/4 Tbsp. ground white pepper

15 oz ricotta cheese

1 egg

2 tsp. minced garlic

2 1/2 C. grated mozzarella cheese (divided)

1/2 C. chopped parsley

1 lb cooked shrimp (chopped if large)

1 lb crabmeat

DIRECTIONS:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain and separate.

2. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt butter, add flour and whisk until smooth. Gradually add milk, whisking continuously until thick. Turn off the heat add parmesan cheese, salt and pepper.

3. In a bowl combine ricotta cheese, egg, garlic, two cups mozzarella, and parsley. Stir to combine. Mix shrimp and crab in a bowl.

5. In a greased 9 x 13 inch pan, layer 1 cup of the cheese butter sauce in the pan, place 3 noodles side by side, top with ⅓ of the ricotta mixture, top with 1/3 of seafood mixture. Repeat 2 more times topping with remaining sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

5. Cover and cook in a 350 degree oven for 30 minutes, uncover and cook for additional 10 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top. Allow to rest for 10-15 minutes to set.

Source Yummly

Quick and easy Maple Barbecue Pork Chops

Crockpot Maple Barbecue Pork Chops

Ingredients

1.5 pounds Boneless Center Cut Pork Loin Chops {approx. 4 chops}

14.5 oz. can Swanson Chicken Broth

18 oz Sweet Baby Ray’s Maple Barbecue Sauce {1 bottle}

1/4 cup packed Brown Sugar

Instructions

1. Pour can of Chicken Broth into bottom of Crock Pot. Place Pork Chops in Crock Pot, and cook on LOW for six hours, covered. After six hours on LOW, drain and discard juices from Crock Pot.

2. In a medium bowl, combine BBQ Sauce and Brown Sugar, and stir until well combined. Pour sauce mixture over Pork Chops, and cook on LOW for 30 more minutes, or until done. Enjoy!

Source The Frugal Girls

World’s Greatest Barbecue Sandwiches

This is going to be the easiest BBQ chicken you have ever made. I’m not kidding! Nothing beats the flavor. This is The greatest Crockpot BBQ Chicken recipe ever!

The Best Crockpot BBQ Chicken

Ingredients

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts

1 C. BBQ sauce

1/4 C. Italian dressing

1/4 C. brown sugar

1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

1/4 tsp. salt

Directions

1. Season chicken breast lightly ( a small pinch per breast) with some sea salt and place in your crockpot.

2. In a mixing bowl combine BBQ sauce, Italian dressing, brown sugar and Worcestershire sauce. Stir until well combined. Pour over chicken, cover and cook on high for three-four hours or low for six-eight hours

3. Once time is up, you can serve the breast whole, or shred with 2 forks. If shredding, recover and let cook in sauce for about 10-15 more minutes to soak up all that delish flavor.

4. Serve on buns, over rice, in wraps, on a salad or eat a plateful as is! Our favorite way is on fresh rolls, topped with coleslaw.

Family Fresh Meals

John Wayne Casserole

Ingredients


2 lbs ground beef or chicken browned and and drained


1 oz packet taco seasoning

16 oz can large biscuits


8 oz cheddar cheese shredded and divided

1/2 C. sour cream

1/2 C. mayonnaise


1 medium red bell pepper halved and sliced

1 medium onion halved and sliced


2 medium tomatoes sliced

4 ounces canned sliced Jalapeno peppers

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 350 F. Next, grease a 13×9 glass baking dish with cooking spray. Place the biscuits in the previously prepared pan in a single layer and press into the pen, joining them together, pressing the dough halfway up the sides of the pan.

2. Bake the biscuits in the preheated oven for fifteen-twenty five minutes; checking every few minutes after fifteen, the dough should be very light brown where the edges are just starting to get color. Remove from the oven and set aside, leave oven on.

3. While biscuits are baking, combine the browned ground beef with the taco seasoning and water and cook according to packet instructions. Transfer cooked taco meat to a bowl and set aside. Wipe out pan.

4. In a separate bowl, combine sour cream, mayonnaise, half of the cheddar cheese, and half of onions. Stir well and set aside. Saute the remaining onions and bell peppers on the taco meat pan until slightly tender.

5. On top of baked biscuit crust, layer ingredients in the following order: taco meat, tomato slices, bell pepper and onion mixture, Jalapeno peppers, sour cream mixture and sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese. Bake uncovered for thirty-forty minutes or until edges of dough are lightly browned and cheese is melted.

Source Amanda Cookin

Satisfying your inner comfort food craving

Million Dollar Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients:

12- oz spaghetti

1 (8-oz ) block cream cheese, room temperature

1 C. cottage cheese

¼ C. sour cream

3 C. cooked chopped chicken

2 (15-oz) jar Alfredo sauce

¼ C. grated parmesan cheese

2 C. shredded mozzarella cheese

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside. Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.

2. Combine cooked spaghetti, cottage cheese, cream cheese and sour cream. Spread into bottom of prepared pan. Spread chicken evenly on top of pasta mixture.

3. Top with Alfredo sauce. Sprinkle parmesan and mozzarella cheese on top of casserole. Bake, uncovered, for thirty five to forty five minutes.

Source Plain Chicken

Keto Taco Casserole

A cheesy keto taco casserole that is excellent for family dinners and potlucks alike!

Keto Taco Casserole

Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef or turkey

1/2 large onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 large bell pepper, diced

1 packet of taco seasoning (or 4 tablespoons of homemade taco seasoning)

4 eggs

2 C. Mexican cheese, shredded

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350°

1. In a skillet heated on medium-high heat, cook the ground beef with the green peppers, onions, and garlic. Once the beef is no longer pink, drain the excess oil using a strainer and return the beef mixture back to the pan. Stir in the taco seasoning.

2. Transfer the beef mixture to a casserole dish and spread it out evenly. In a small bowl, combine the eggs and half of the shredded cheese. Stir the mixture until the eggs are lightly beaten. Next, pour the egg mixture evenly over the beef into the casserole dish. Mix the casserole a bit to ensure that the cheese gets in between the meat.

3. Top the casserole evenly with the remaining cheese, and bake uncovered in the preheated oven for twenty-five minutes, or until the cheese is melted and bubbly. Once the casserole is done, remove it from the oven and top with your favorite keto taco toppings like tomatoes, green onions, and sour cream. Serve immediately.

Source Curbing Carbs

Finger lickin Good BBQ Chicken Tenders

Baked BBQ Chicken Tenders

Ingredients

 2 lbs chicken tenders or wings

3 Tbsp. oil

 1 1/2 Tbsp. paprika

1 tsp. garlic powder

 1/2 tsp. salt

 1 C. bbq sauce

Directions 

Preheat oven to 375° F. 

1. Place the chicken tenders in a large plastic bag with oil and massage into the chicken. Add in paprika, garlic powder, and salt. Rub the chicken tenders again and dump everything into a casserole dish.

2. Bake for twenty minutes then remove chicken tenders. Brush with the bbq sauce and next place back into the oven for another ten-fifteen minutes or until the chicken is cooked through at a safe temperature. 

3. Remove from oven and let rest for five-ten minutes before eating . Serve with a salad. Enjoy!

Source The Diary of a Real Housewife

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