It’s funny how some of our best recipes come from happy accidents and necessity. This recipe is just that…a fabulous recipe that came from a night when I needed to cook dinner and cobbled together whatever I could find in the refrigerator and pantry. I’ve always been a huge advocate for a well stocked pantry …
On tonight’s menu, I had ground breakfast sausage defrosting to make sausage gravy & biscuits, but I wasn’t feeling like breakfast, so I turned to a well stocked pantry and an equally stocked refrigerator to create a Southwest-inspired skillet meal with orzo, corn, peppers, and chili spiced tomatoes.
For this quick 30 minute, breakfast-for-dinner favorite, I combined my favorite smoked sausage, potatoes, peppers, and onions to make a quick hash, topped it with fried (over easy) eggs, and sprinkled it with queso fresco.
For this weeknight, 30 minute meal version of nachos, we’re building them on a bed of crispy tater tots and then, topping them with everything that would, could, and should be on a taco bar.
For this quick, one skillet dinner, I’ve combined my kids’ love of pasta with super simple boneless, skinless chicken breasts and Mediterranean ingredients to create a pasta bake that will get dinner on the table in 30 minutes or less.
As much as I love homemade meatballs, frozen meatballs have become a staple in our house. For quick dinners, meatballs have so much versatility. From subs to soups and stews, meatballs can be used for so much more than sitting atop a big plate of spaghetti.
Nearly every country and culture has their own version of chicken noodle soup. In the south, chicken noodle soup is a bit different. Our chicken & dumplings, aka “chickn’ dumplins”, is a serious matter.
Easy Weeknight Pasta Dinner in under 30 minutes