Our lovely ladies in the kitchen offered these easy recipes for family meal ideas for the upcoming break! Enjoy!
A Dozen Easy Family Favorite Recipes
Easy Creamy Chicken4 boneless chicken breasts
1 can cream soup (cream of chicken, cream of mushroom or cream of celery)Bake at 275 degrees, covered with foil, for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until the chicken is cookedthrough. Serve over rice and or cooked vegetables.You can also make this easy dinner recipe in the crockpot. Just dump everything in and cook for 4-6 hours on low.
3 Ingredient Salsa Chicken6 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless OR 6-8 chicken pieces
2 cups salsa
1 cup shredded cheese (Cheddar or Mexican Blend)Place the chicken in a crockpot and pour the salsa on top. Cook for 1 1/2 – 2 hours on high. Place cheese on top and let it melt during the last 10-15 minutes.
3 Ingredient Sweet Pork Chops Or Ribs4 pork chops (They can still be frozen.) OR 2-3 lbs. pork ribs
12 oz. bottle chili sauce
1 cup grape jellyGrease the crockpot with oil cooking spray. Place the pork chops in the crockpot. In a bowl, mix the chili sauce and grape jelly. Pour the mixture on the pork chops. Cook on low for 6-8 hours (8 hours if frozen). These pork chops or ribs will fall of the bone! Super Yummy!
3 Ingredient Beef Tacos1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. taco seasoning (or homemade)
1 can Rotel tomatoes and green chilisPut all in a greased crockpot and cook for 5-7 hours on low. Stir ever few hours to break up beef. (can be done before if you are gone all day).Serve on taco shells.
3 Ingredient Ritz Chicken1 lb. chicken (boneless skinless), cut into strips
1/2 bottle of ranch dressing
1 sleeve of Ritz Crackers, crushed (generic is fine)
salt and pepperPlace the ranch dressing and the Ritz crackers in separate bowls. Grease a 9×13 inch pan. Salt and pepper the chicken. Dip the chicken in ranch dressing and then dip in the crackers. Place in the pan and bake at 350 degrees for 25-35 minutes.
3 Ingredient Creamy Chicken Tacos1 can Rotel tomatoes OR 1 cup salsa
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1/2 bar cream cheese ( 4 oz.)Place the chicken and Rotel or salsa into a greased crockpot. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. 30 minutes before serving, place cream cheese on top. No need to stir. Finish cooking 30 minutes. When ready to serve, stir and break up chicken. Serve with tortillas.
3 Ingredient Chicken Cacciatore4 boneless skinless chicken breasts or 4-8 chicken pieces
1 bottle spaghetti sauce
2-3 cups vegetables like zucchini, mushrooms and onionsGrease the crockpot. Add the chicken and spaghetti sauce. Cook on low for 6-8 hours. One hour before serving, add vegetables and continue cooking. Serve over pasta.
3 Ingredient Barbecue Meatballs25 frozen fully cooked meatballs ( half 32 oz. bag)
1 cup grape jelly
1 cup Barbecue sauceCombine sauces in your crock-pot and stir until combined. Add meatballs and stir until they are coated with the sauce. Cook on high for 3 hours. Serve over rice.
3 Ingredient Dr. Pepper Pork1 can Dr. Pepper
1 packet onion soup mix (or homemade)
2-3 lbs. pork roastGrease crockpot and place pork roast in crock pot. Sprinkle pork with onion soup mix.Pour the Dr. Pepper over the pork until it is almost covered in the crockpot. Cook on high for 4-5 hours. Drain juice and shred and serve with BBQ sauce if desired on buns.
Shells and White Cheddar2 cups milk2 cups shells1 cup white cheddar cheese
In a medium saucepan, bring the milk and pasta to a simmer over medium heat. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring often and making sure that the milk doesn’t boil. Once the pasta is al dente, remove from heat and add the cheese. Stir until melted. If you like it a little creamier, you can add a little more milk. Add salt to taste.
Easy Tuna Casserole3 cups cooked macaroni 1 (5 ounce) can tuna, drained 1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese 1 1/2 cups French fried onions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a 9x13-inch baking dish, combine the macaroni, tuna, and soup. Mix well, and then top with cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for about 25 minutes, or until bubbly. Sprinkle with fried onions, and bake for another 5 minutes. Serve hot.
Easy Sloppy Joe’s1 lb ground beef1 can condensed tomato soupSalt and pepper to taste1 Tbls chili powderCook and drain excess fat from ground beef. Add the soup and chili powder. Serve on buns, baked potatoes, or tortilla chips.
Chicken Noodle Casserole2 cups uncooked egg noodles2 cups cooked, shredded chicken1 (10 oz.) package frozen peas and carrots1 (10 oz.) package frozen corn1 cup milk1 (10 oz.) can cream of chicken soup1 (10 oz.) can cream of mushroom soupsalt and pepper, to taste1/2 Tablespoon dried minced onion2 Tablespoons melted butter1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (optional)
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick spray.Boil egg noodles according to package directions. Drain water.Meanwhile, in a large bowl combine all the other remaining ingredients. Add cooked noodles to mixture. Gently stir to combine everything. Pour into prepared baking dish. Cover with foil.
Bake 30 minutes or until heated through. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!