Category Archives: CASSEROLES

Artichoke-Chicken Parmesan

Artichoke-Chicken Parmesan is a quick (40) minute recipe for an oven-baked, Italian-style meal. Summary: Boneless chicken breasts, and canned artichoke hearts are combined with white wine, onion,  lemon slices, Parmesan cheese and baked. It is well-seasoned with pepper, salt, rosemary and thyme. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (8 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Artichoke-Chicken Parmesan will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
artichoke-chicken-parmesan
Prep Time: 20  Minutes.
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4 (6 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
3 tsp olive oil, divided
1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2 (14 oz) cans, water-pack artichoke hearts,
drained, quartered

1 medium-size onion, coarsely chopped
1/2 cup white wine or low-sodium chicken broth
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 lemon, cut in 8 slices
2 green onions, thinly sliced

Beefy-Mac Skillet

Beefy-Mac Skillet is a stovetop recipe for a hearty, any-day of the year, family meal. Ingredients Include: Lean-Ground Beef, elbow macaroni, carrots, onions, mushrooms, beef broth and sour cream. It is also well-seasoned and takes about (40) minutes to make. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) Servings. Serving Size: (1-1/3) cups per serving. Beefy-Mac Skillet will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes.beefy-mac-skillet
Total Time: About 40 Minutes.

Equipment Needed:
(Large skillet or Dutch oven + Food Processor).

INGREDIENTS:

3 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
2 medium-size carrots, cut in 2″ pieces
(10 oz) large white mushrooms, halved
1 large onion, cut in 2″ pieces
(1 lb) 90%-lean ground beef
2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cups water
1 (14 oz) can low-sodium beef broth, divided
(8 oz) uncooked whole-wheat elbow macaroni, (2 cups)
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, or chives for garnish

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole is an easy option for a delicious and quick (1) hour total time vegetable side recipe. Suggested Uses: For Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays. Ingredients include: Cauliflower florets, bell peppers, corn, cream cheese, parsley, shredded cheese and Parmesan cheese. It is an oven-baked casserole which is both creamy and cheesy. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (12) servings. Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
cheesy-cauliflower-casserole
Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 35-40 Minutes.
Total Time: About 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

7 cups small cauliflower florets
1 cup frozen corn
1 (8 oz) bar cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup milk
2 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 red bell pepper, finely chopped
20 round crackers (such as Ritz), coarsely crushed
1 cup shredded Mexican-style Four Cheese blend
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potato Casserole is an easy to prepare slow cooker recipe for your Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner options. It takes only (20) minutes to prepare and (3) hours to cook. Spare the space in your oven for other items and try this delicious casserole. Ingredients include: Sweet Potatoes, brown sugar, butter, pecans, marshmallows and is well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low fat, low calories, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (12) servings. Sweet Potato Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.sweet-potato-casserole

Equipment Needed: 5-6 Quart Slow Cooker
Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 3 Hours.
Total Time: 3Hours-20 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:
(3 lbs) sweet potatoes, peeled, diced (1/2″)
2 Tbsp light brown sugar
3 Tbsp melted butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans

Greek-Style Tuna Casserole

Greek-Style Tuna Casserole is a hearty and delicious tuna and pasta casserole. It is all baked in the oven and is mixed with a made from scratch lemon dressing. It takes just over 1 hour total time for this delicious, well-seasoned casserole. Ingredients include: Canned tuna, orzo, artichoke hearts, black olives, eggplant and feta cheese. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (6) servings. Greek-Style Tuna Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.greek-style-tuna-casserole

INGREDIENTS:

Non-Stick cooking spray
1/3 cup dried whole wheat orzo pasta
1 medium-size eggplant , ends trimmed,
sliced (1″ thick)

1 large red bell pepper, stem end removed,
quartered, seeded and pith removed

2 Tbsp olive oil
1-1/2 tsp lemon zest
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
4 Tbsp snipped fresh oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 cup Panko
3 (5 oz) cans low-sodium tuna (water pack),
undrained, large pieces broken up

1 (9 oz pkg.) frozen artichoke hearts,
thawed & quartered if needed

1/2 cup black olives, haved
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 lemon, cut into 6 wedges