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Taco Stuffed Peppers

Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Peppers

Ingredients

2 red bell peppers

1 lb ground sirloin

1 envelope taco seasoning

3/4 C. salsa

1 C. black beans drained

1 C. corn drained

1/2 C. cream cheese

1/2,C. shredded Mexican cheese blend

Directions

1. Cut the red bell peppers in half, top to bottom. Carefully trim out the seeds and ribs from the inside. Place the four pepper halves, cut side down, in the basket of your air fryer. Cook at 375 degrees F for ten minutes.

2. While the peppers are cooking, heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the ground sirloin and cook until no longer pink, breaking it up with a heat-safe spatula as it cooks. Stir in the salsa and taco seasoning and allow to simmer for a few minutes.

3. Stir in the corn, black beans and cream cheese. Remove from heat and stir until the cream cheese is completely combined. Remove the peppers and fill each of them generously. Return them to the air fryer basket, filling side up. You’ll have extra filling. Make another round of peppers. Or save the filling and mix it into Kraft macaroni and cheese with some extra salsa for another meal.

4. Cook at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes. Open the air fryer, top each pepper with some shredded cheese and heat again at 400 degrees for 1-2 minutes, just until the cheese is melted. Serve the peppers topped with sour cream and taco sauce

Source Foodtastic Mom

Roasted Butternut Squash

Roasted Butternut Squash For One

Ingredients


1 C. butternut squash , peeled and cubed

½ Tbsp. olive oil

⅛ tsp. ground cinnamon

⅛ tsp. ground ginger

⅛ tsp. turmeric

⅛ tsp. kosher salt

⅛ teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

Instructions

1. Heat oven to 425° F (220° C).
Line a 9&13 baking dish with foil and grease it with cooking spray. Place the butternut squash cubes on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil and spices. Bake for twenty minutes.

Source One Dish Kitchen

Instant Pot buttered cabbage

Instant Pot buttered cabbage

Ingredients


1 head green cabbage

1 C. vegetable stock

2 Tbsp. butter

1 tsp. salt


¼ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

1. Wash the cabbage, and remove the core. Then cut into cubes and add to the Instant Pot. Using a wooden spoon or your hands, quickly break down the cabbage cubes to separate the leaves into individual pieces.

2. Add the butter, and season with salt and ground black pepper. Add a cup of vegetable stock, or use water. I strongly recommend that you use vegetable stock instead of water as it adds a great flavor to the cabbage.

3. Secure the lid and set the vent to SEALING. Select the PRESSURE COOK/MANUAL setting and set the cooking time for 4 minutes at high pressure.

4. The Instant Pot will take around 10 minutes to come to pressure and start cooking. When the cooking program ends, quickly release the steam and carefully remove the lid. Stir the cabbage to make sure that the butter and seasonings are evenly distributed, and serve. I recommend serving this cabbage with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.

Source Little Sunny Kitchen

Hummus Dip

Hummus

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups Dried chickpeas, soaked in cold water for at least 8 hours, drained

6 C. Water for cooking chickpeas

2 Garlic cloves

3 Tbsp. Fresh lemon juice

2 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt

1 tsp. Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup Tahini

3/4 cup Extra-virgin olive oil

Smoked paprika

Finely grated lemon zest

Olive oil

Directions

1. Add the drained chickpeas to the cooking pot. Add six cups of water. Close the lid and set to locked position. Set regulator to “Sealed.”

2. Set your instant pot to ‘Manual’ or ‘Pressure Cook’ function for thirty minutes. Once the cooking time is completed, let it pulse release. Remove the lid.

3. Drain the chickpeas into a strainer set over a bowl. Reserve approximately one cup of cooking liquid. Add the chickpeas to the bowl of a bowl of a food processor. Add garlic, lemon juice, pepper, salt and tahini and pulse to combine.

4. Add the reserved cooking liquid and and process until the mixture resembles a chunky purée. While food processor is running, slowly add the olive oil through the tube and process until smooth.

5. Transfer hummus to a serving bowl and garnish with paprika, lemon zest and a drizzle of olive oil if desired.

Source www.chefiq.com

Instant Pot Salmon with Asparagus

Salmon with Asparagus

Ingredients

1/2-1 lb salmon

1.5 lb asparagus trimmed end

1 C. Cream Cheese

6 Tbsp. Mayo / (1/4 cup of butter can be added

2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard

Juice of 2 Lemons

Directions

1. In a small mixing bowl combine cream cheese, mayonnaise , mustard and lemon juice Rub the mixture all over the salmon.

2. Wrap each salmon and 3-4 asparagus stalks into 4 pieces of foil and let marinate for fifteen minutes.

3. Pour a cup of water into the instant pot and place the trivet. Place the foil wraps on top of the trivet.

4. Secure the lid and cook on manual mode for ten minutes (high). Once the fish is done, apply a quick pressure release. Open the lid and transfer the foil-wrapped salmon to a serving plate and serve with lemon wedges.

Source Instant Pot Cookbook for Beginners

Sauteed Green Beans with Garlicky butter

Sauteed Green Beans

Ingredients

1 lb fresh green beans (washed, ends trimmed)

1/4 C. water

2 Tbsp. unsalted butter (see *)


4 cloves garlic (minced)

1/2 tsp. flaky sea salt (see **)

Directions

1. Add green beans and water to a 12-inch pan and cover with a lid. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat and keep at a simmer for three minutes. Remove the lid. If all water has evaporated, add butter and garlic right away. If there is still liquid in the pan, simmer uncovered for 1 minute to evaporate it off.

2. Make a space in the middle of the green beans. Add the butter and garlic and allow garlic to cook in the butter for at least 1 minute, or until starting to turn golden. Toss beans in garlic and butter. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

Source Sweet Peas and Saffron

Sweet and savory Brussels sprouts

Honey Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Ingredients

1.5 lbs fresh or frozen Brussels sprouts see note

3 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 tsp salt

1/4 tsp black pepper

2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tsp honey

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Trim ends from each Brussels sprout. If needed, peel off the wilted outer leaves and discard. Cut each in half.

3. Arrange the Brussels sprouts on the prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly. Spread vegetables into a single layer, making sure there is no overlap.

4. Roast Brussels sprouts for eighteen -twenty minutes or until you see browned caramelized edges. Remove from oven.

5. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together honey and balsamic vinegar. Pour mixture over roasted veggies. Toss to coat evenly. Serve right away.

Source Crunchy Creamy Sweet

Slowly cooked pork chops in lemon pepper

This Crock Pot Lemon Pepper Pork Chops recipe is quick to make and is so tasty!

CROCK POT LEMON PEPPER PORK CHOPS

Ingredients

Cooking spray

1-2 lbs bone-in pork chops

Lemon pepper seasoning

Salt

Directions

1. Lightly grease your crockpot with cooking spray. Line a sheet of wax paper on your kitchen counter and place your chops onto the paper. Sprinkle with lemon pepper seasoning and salt.

2. Place the pork chops into the crockpot. Cover and cook on low for seven – eight hours or high for three and half – four hours. Serve with a green vegetable or salad.

Source Recipes that crock

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts with Garlic and Parmesan

The most fabulous quick and easy Sauteed Brussels Sprouts recipe with garlic and parmesan. These tender Brussels sprouts are delicious plain, or with a balsamic drizzle.

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Garlic and Parmesan

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs. Brussels sprouts

2 Tbsp. olive oil

1 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

2 Tbsp butter

2 tsp. minced garlic

1/4 C. grated parmesan cheese

Directions

1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Toss the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Spice up with salt and pepper. Cook, undisturbed, for approximately six-eight minutes, then stir and cook another six-eight minutes until Brussels sprouts are fork-tender.

2. Add butter and garlic to the pan. Stir until butter is fully melted and garlic is fragrant. Stir in parmesan cheese. Cook one-two minutes longer. Serve immediately.

Source Creme De La Crumb

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

This Creamy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole is cheesy, spicy, and crazy delicious! It’s low in carbs, suitable for those following a keto diet, and gluten free!

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Cauliflower Casserole

Ingredients

1.5 lbs cooked chicken *diced or shredded

5 C. riced cauliflower * from one large head

1/2 C. Frank’s Redhot buffalo sauce

8 oz cream cheese *at room temperature

8 oz sharp cheddar cheese *shredded from block

Directions

1. Preheat your oven to 375°F. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, riced cauliflower, buffalo sauce, cream cheese, and half of the cheddar cheese. The mixture will be thick. Spread into a medium casserole dish and top with the remaining cheddar cheese.

2. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for twenty-five minutes. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling. Garnish with extra Buffalo sauce and fresh, minced parsley, if desired. Serve hot.

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