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Casseroles, Chicken, Main Dishes, One Pan

Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole

There is nothing easier for Mom or Dad on a weeknight than a warm and comforting meal like this Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

Is it just me, or when I am searching for recipes, my eyes instantly lock on the words “easy” and “casserole”? Don’t get me wrong, I cook all kinds of crazy recipes on this blog. But there is nothing…and I mean nothing…easier for a Mom or Dad on a weeknight than a warm and comforting meal like this Easy Cheddar Chicken Broccoli Casserole.

This is a breeze to throw together, and your family will love it, especially the kids. Nothing too spicy, no strange ingredients. Just wholesome cheddar cheese, broccoli, lean chicken and rice.

This broccoli casserole recipe definitely goes into my “Cooking is Easy” category.

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Breakfast, Casseroles, Kid Friendly Recipes, Low-Carb

Turkey Vegetable Breakfast Bake

Turkey Vegetable Breakfast Bake

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Drop the pastries, people. THIS breakfast recipe is real food. Wholesome, cheesy and protein-packed, our Turkey Vegetable Breakfast Bake will quickly become a family favorite. Mildly seasoned ground turkey, eggs and cheese combined with colorful veggies, this easy recipe tastes just like an omelet. (Without all the fuss.)

My favorite part? You can make it the night before to save time on your busy mornings. Just create, bake, and refrigerate.

Ok, wait…I lied. That’s not my favorite part.

My favorite part is knowing that my family is eating a better-for-you & wholesome meal they love.  

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Casseroles, Main Dishes, Pasta

Easy Beef Noodle Casserole

Beef Noodle Casserole

I think grandmothers are magic. Think about it…have you ever pulled an old family recipe out of Grandma’s collection that tasted bad? Never. Their classic and simple recipes are always so comforting and delicious. Like this easy family recipe for Beef Noodle Casserole.

On a recent trip down memory lane, my husband and I were flipping through his grandmother’s recipe box. She called this recipe “Noodle Pleaser”. Simply prepared with tomato sauce, ground beef, cream cheese, and wide egg noodles, there is no doubt as to why it got that name.

I bet just about every family has one of these beef noodle casseroles in their recipe file. Easy, cheesy and comforting. This is the kind of meal I want my kids to come home to.

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Beef, Casseroles, Main Dishes, Mexican

Salsa Chorizo Casserole

Salsa Chorizo Casserole

I have an addiction to Mexican food. Mexican-American.  Tex-Mex.  Authentic Mexican.  Just about any recipe with that flavor profile is a home run for me.  Is it the big bold flavors?  The passionate use of cheese?  The bright and colorful ingredients? Salsa Chorizo Casserole captures all of these things I love.

Did I just say “passionate use of cheese”?

(awkward silence)

Warning…this recipe also includes the wanton use of salsa verde and chorizo.

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Casseroles, Italian, Main Dishes, Pasta

Sausage Asparagus Pasta Bake

Sausage Asparagus Pasta Bake

There are only five ingredients in this delicious Sausage Asparagus Pasta Bake. Five! Fresh and healthy asparagus paired with sweet Italian sausage is a great combination.

Pick your favorite pasta or use what you have in your pantry. We used whole grain penne pasta for this main dish recipe. (Why? They are the same shape and size as the asparagus.)

All you do is prepare, stir, top with cheese and bake.

Hearty, saucy and yummy!

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Casseroles, My Favorite Recipes, Potatoes, Sides

Jacked Up Potatoes Au Gratin

Jacked Up Potatoes Au Gratin Recipe

When you take an innocent potato and add serious levels of pepper jack cheese, bacon, and jalapenos, you end up with a crave-worthy side dish. Jacked Up Potatoes Au Gratin recipe just might be the best thing since…well…potatoes au gratin.

Let me repeat. Potatoes.  Pepper jack cheese.  Bacon.  Jalapenos. 

My advice? Put on your fat pants.

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Casseroles, Main Dishes, Pasta

Spicy Cajun Pasta

Spicy Cajun Pasta

Big, bold spicy flavor, baby! That’s what this Spicy Cajun Pasta is all about.

This is one of those casserole recipes where the kids are like “Mom, this is spicy!” while they keep shoveling it into their mouths. Yes!

Smoked Cajun style sausage served in spaghetti and colorful peppers and topped with creamy cheese. You’ll go back for seconds, and possibly thirds. BONUS: this makes a large pan, so you will have enough for lunch the next day.

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Casseroles, Essentials, Holiday, Sides, Thanksgiving

Bacon Green Bean Casserole

My biggest problem with a normal green bean casserole? It doesn’t have enough green beans in it. You know how it is really kind of soupy?

I really love the flavor of a traditional green bean casserole. The yummy crunchy onions on top are my favorite part. But why should the onions be someone’s favorite part of a green bean casserole?

After much thought of how to make this standard recipe better, I came to a very obvious conclusion.  This dish needs more beans, less “mush”, more cheese…and my BFF Bacon. When in doubt, get the bacon out. (Note to self…make a t-shirt.)

Yep. This Bacon Green Bean Casserole is better than your mom’s.

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