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Carrie’s Cookbook

Salmon and Dill Pasta

6 – 8 servings

Ingredients

Cooking spray

12 oz. salmon fillets, skin removed

1 tsp.  coriander

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1 lb. cavatappi or other short pasta

8 oz. fresh or frozen peas

4 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into pieces

1/2 yellow onion, chopped

1/2 c. dry white cooking wine

3 tbsp. fresh dill, torn

Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a small baking sheet. Season salmon with coriander, salt, and pepper. Roast on prepared baking sheet until cooked through, 13 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Cool completely, then flake into large pieces.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions, adding peas during last 1 (if using frozen) to 4 (if using fresh) minutes. Reserve 1 cup cooking water; drain. Return pasta to pot.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Add wine and cook until syrupy, 3 to 4 minutes. Add pasta and 1/2 cup reserve cooking water. Bring to a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in remaining 2 tablespoons butter (adding additional cooking water if needed to create a sauce). Gently fold in dill and salmon.

Chicken Florentine Casserole

2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni

3 cups shredded cooked chicken

1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted

2 cups shredded Swiss cheese

1 package (10 ounces) frozen creamed spinach, thawed

1/2 cup mayonnaise

1/4 cup loosely packed minced fresh basil

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

2 tablespoons butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350°. Cook macaroni according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine chicken, soup, cheese, spinach, mayonnaise, basil, garlic powder, thyme and pepper.

Drain macaroni; gently stir into chicken mixture. Transfer to an ungreased 2-1/2-qt. baking dish. Toss bread crumbs and butter; sprinkle over casserole.

Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 40-45 minutes.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

2 cups cubed fully cooked ham

4 cups shredded cooked chicken

1 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1 large onion, chopped

1/3 cup butter, cubed

1/3 cup all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon ground mustard

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1-3/4 cups whole milk

 

TOPPING:

1-1/2 cups soft bread crumbs

1/2 cup shredded Swiss cheese

1/4 cup butter, melted

  1. In a large nonstick skillet, cook ham until browned, 4-5 minutes; drain and pat dry. In a greased 2-qt. baking dish, layer the chicken, cheese and ham; set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan, saute onion in butter until tender. Stir in the flour, mustard and nutmeg until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Pour over ham.
  3. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over the top. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until golden brown and bubbly, 25-30 minutes.

Chicken Enchilada Bake

1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, approximately 3 cups, cooked and cut into bite size pieces

1 can cream of mushroom soup (10 3/4 ounce)

1 can cream of chicken soup (10 3/4 ounce)

10 ounce can Rotel (drain excess liquid)

1/2 cup sour cream

1/4 cup milk

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese (divided in half)

12 flour tortillas

fresh lime (optional) cut into wedges

fresh cilantro (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray a 9×13 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large bowl mix the soups, rotel, sour cream, garlic powder and milk.

Reserve 3/4 of the mixture and set aside. With the remaining 1/4 of mixture, add the cooked chicken and 3/4 cup shredded cheese.

Next, add a little sauce to the bottom of the baking pan, enough to coat the bottom lightly.

Spoon chicken mixture into each tortilla, roll and place seam down in baking dish, side by side.

Spoon the reserved sauce evenly over rolled tortillas and top with remaining cheese.

Place in oven on middle rack and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes until cheese bubbles.

Serve hot with fresh cilantro sprinkled on top and fresh squeezed lime juice. Enjoy!

Bratwurst Soup

1 pound uncooked bratwurst links, casings removed
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 medium carrot, chopped
2 cans (15-1/2 ounces each) navy beans, rinsed and drained
1/4 cup pickled jalapeno slices, chopped
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups 2% milk, divided
12 slices American cheese

Bratwurst Soup

In a Dutch oven, cook and crumble bratwurst with onion and carrot over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; drain.

Stir in beans, jalapeno, pepper and broth; bring to a boil. Whisk together flour and 1/2 cup milk until smooth; stir into soup. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly; cook and stir until thickened, about 5 minutes. Gradually stir in remaining milk. Add cheese; cook and stir over low heat until melted.

Potato Bacon Corn Chowder

1/2 pound bacon strips, chopped

1/4 cup chopped onion

1-1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 5 medium), peeled and cubed

1 can (14-3/4 ounces) cream-style corn

1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove with a slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard drippings, reserving 1-1/2 teaspoons in pan. Add onion to drippings; cook and stir over medium-high heat until tender.

Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan; add water to cover. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium; cook, uncovered, 10-15 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1 cup potato water.

Add corn, milk, salt, pepper, potatoes and reserved potato water to saucepan; heat through. Stir in bacon and onion.

Taco Soup

2 pounds ground beef

1 envelope taco seasoning

1-1/2 cups water

1 can (16 ounces) mild chili beans, undrained

1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained

1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained

1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes

1 can (10 ounces) diced tomato with green chiles

1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles, optional

1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix

In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and mix well. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

 

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 370 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1369mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 27g protein.

Zero Point Weight Watchers White Chicken Chili

2 lbs chicken breast
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder
Salt and pepper
14 oz. canned pinto beans, drained and rinsed
14 oz. canned white beans, drained and rinsed
14 oz. canned corn, drained and rinsed
16 oz green salsa
4 cups fat-free chicken broth

Zero Point Weight Watchers White Chicken Chili

Instructions

Slow Cooker: Add everything to the slow cooker and stir. Cook on low for 4 hours or until chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken and either shred or chop. Return to the soup and serve with all your favorite chili toppings.

Instant Pot: Add everything to the Instant Pot. If you reach the max fill line, you can add more broth after it finishes cooking. Set to manual for 8 minutes. Let the Instant Pot naturally release. Remove the chicken and shred or chop. Add back to the chili and serve,

Stovetop: Add everything to a large soup pot or Dutch oven. Bring to a simmer and let cook for 25-30 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked through, remove and shred or chop. Add back to the chili and serve.

 

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 372
Calories from Fat 103
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 73mg
Sodium 1012mg
Total Carbohydrate 33g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Protein 33g

Bundt Cake Breakfast

1 cup diced ham

2 c tater tots…still frozen

1 dozen whisked eggs

1 can (8) Pilsbury Grands biscuits..diced up

2 c. Cheese…your choice…I used Cheddar

1/4 c milk

Mix all together. Put in greased bundt pan.

Bake on 400 degrees for 45 mins.

When done flip onto platter and cut and serve

Candy Cane Pie

24 large marshmallows

1/2 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon salt

6 drops peppermint extract

6 drops red food coloring

2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon crushed peppermint candy, divided

1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped

1 chocolate crumb crust (8 inches)

In a heavy saucepan, combine marshmallows and milk over low heat. Cook and stir until marshmallows are melted and mixture is smooth. Remove from heat.

Stir in vanilla, salt, peppermint extract and food coloring. Cool 30 minutes, stirring several times. Stir in 2 tablespoons crushed candies; fold in whipped cream.

Spoon into crust. Refrigerate, covered, 8 hours or overnight. Just before serving, sprinkle with remaining candy.