Chicken Pesto Sandwhich

Toasted Chicken Pesto Baguette

For something really fresh and delicious.. Try this Toasted Chicken Pesto Baguette recipe I found on Damn Delicious! Very delicious.. I made the pesto in my Ninja Food Processor.. It was a little TOO EASY! You can use any food processor to make this. I followed the recipe as is, but I used more chicken to pesto ratio in the mix to get a lighter pesto taste. I bought this baguette from Publix… If you don’t have a Publix bakery near you… Sorry I just love their deli and bakery! Slit the baguette in the middle and toast it in the oven on broil for about 4 minutes.. Keep your eye on it so it doesn’t burn! I then layered it in this order.. mozzarella, arugula, roma tomatoes, chicken pesto mixture… Eat promptly when warm… SO GOOD!

Chicken Pesto Sandwhich
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4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Chicken Pesto Sandwhich
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Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Basil Pesto
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. To make pesto, combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, and Parmesan in the bowl of a food processor; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. With the motor running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified (may not be possible with all food processors, you can just add some oil in between blending cycles); set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, combine chicken, 1/2 cup pesto, Greek yogurt, salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve sandwiches on a toasted baguette with arugula, tomatoes, mozzarella, and chicken pesto mixture.
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One Pot 30 Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake

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This is soooo delicious!! Definitely a dish if you want to impress someone! I made this recipe as is! I used leftover chicken pesto I had from my Chicken Pesto Baguette recipe!

One Pot 30 Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake
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30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
One Pot 30 Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Pasta Bake
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30 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the pasta to al dente. Drain the pasta and add it right back to the hot pot.
  2. To the pot add the butter, chunky basil pesto, pasta sauce, enchilada sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, sheep's milk feta cheese, fontina cheese, cream cheese and heavy cream. Season with pepper and a tiny pinch of salt. Using a large wooden spoon toss everything together until a creamy sauce has formed, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. If pot is not oven safe, transfer the pasta to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place the mozzarella slices (or shredded mozz) on top of the pasta.Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, then turn the broiler on and broil for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese is golden and bubbly.
  4. Remove from the oven and top with fresh basil ribbons. Allow to sit five minutes and then serve with fresh tom-tom tomatoes.
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Spicy Slow Cooker Beef & Pepper

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I found this slow cooked spicy beef recipe at Let the baking begin blog! This dish was definitely rated #TUTP meaning too ugly to post! This is the best I could do presentation wise with some yellow peppers! Lol Slow cooked spicy (not really) slow cooker beef + bell pepper over a bed of wild rice! Used my slow cooker and rice cooker for this one! This beef was so tasty,not spicy (in my opinion), but could definitely use more seasonings for flavor So I added Flavor God Garlic Lovers and Everything seasoning! The best thing about this recipe is that you can go run your errands as this baby is cooking! Also for easy cleanup I recommend using slow cooker liners, which can be found at your neighborhood grocery store and/or walmart where they sell ziploc bags. Enjoy! 

Spicy Slow Cooker Beef & Pepper
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Prep Time
20
Cook Time
4 hours
Prep Time
20
Cook Time
4 hours
Spicy Slow Cooker Beef & Pepper
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Prep Time
20
Cook Time
4 hours
Prep Time
20
Cook Time
4 hours
Ingredients
To thicken sauce
Servings:
Instructions
  1. Place the meat on the bottom of the slow cooker. Top with sliced onion. For even better flavor, sauté onion in skillet until golden brown, then add it to the slow cooker.Top with cut up bell pepper. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic.
  2. Mix the broth with Sriracha, or water, bullion cubes and Sriracha. Pour over the peppers and beef.
  3. (if using bullion cubes, add only 1 tsp salt). Set on high heat for 3.5-4 hours.
  4. Mix ½ cup water and 2 tablespoons corn starch. Add 1 cup of liquid from the meat & pepper mixture and cook on medium heat until boiling, then cook 2 minutes past boil to remove the cornstarch flavor. Add this mixture back to the meat and bell peppers. Sprinkle with chopped parsley, stir and serve.
  5. Serve hot over rice, noodles or mashed potatoes.
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Beef & Veggie Skillet

One Pot Beef Vegetable skillet
Our FIRST stop is going to be by Roxana’s Home Baking blog where she has a delicious recipe for a Vegetable One Pot Beef Vegetable skillet!
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour
Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds stew beef
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 celery ribs, roughly chopped
1 carrot, roughly chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
10-12 small potatoes, halved
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup beef stock
1/2 cup dry red wine
10-12 pearl onions
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
Instructions
Heat the oven to 350F.
Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a 10″ cast iron skillet over medium flame. Add the beef stew and cook for 7-8 minutes until browned on all sides, stirring occasionally. Season with slat and pepper.
Remove the beef from the skillet and without discarding of the pan drippings, add the chopped onion, celery ribs, carrot, potatoes and minced garlic.
Cook over medium flame for 5 minutes.
Stir in the halved tomatoes, beef stock and red wine. Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes until slightly reduced. Season again with a pinch more of salt and pepper.
Return the beef to the pot, add the pearl onions and minced rosemary.
Place the skillet in the preheated oven, cover with aluminum foil and cook for 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
Remove from the oven and serve warm.
I would recommend marinating the beef in one of your favorite marinades overnight if possible, if not a couple of hours should be enough for the beef to absorb plenty of flavor!
Please click on the picture if you want a step by step guide with pictures!

I found this great recipe for a One Pot Beef Vegetable skillet on Roxana’s Home Baking blog! This takes a little more time to make, but it’s well worth it. I would also use some Flavor God seasoning on the meat!

Beef & Veggie Skillet
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Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Beef & Veggie Skillet
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Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 30 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 350F.
  2. Heat 2 tbs of olive oil in a 10" cast iron skillet over medium flame. Add the beef stew and cook for 7-8 minutes until browned on all sides, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Remove the beef from the skillet and without discarding of the pan drippings, add the chopped onion, celery, carrot, potatoes, and minced garlic.
  4. Cook over medium for 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in the halved tomatoes, beef stock and red wine. Continue to cook for 3-5 minutes until slightly reduced. Season again with a pinch more of salt and pepper.
  6. Return the beef to the pot, add the pearl onions and minced rosemary.
  7. Place the skillet in the preheated oven, cover with aluminum foil and cook for 20 minutes.
  8. After 20 minutes, remove the aluminum foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and serve warm.
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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Here’s a recipe I found on To Simply Inspire! You can visit their site for more details, instructions, and pictures. This is nice and quick. Please note that the type of Sweet Thai Chili sauce that you buy will greatly affect this dish so if the sauce costs $1… It may not end up as good as if you go ahead and buy the $4 one! Enjoy!

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
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Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Ingredients
Sauce
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Mix the sauce ingredients together in a bowl and set aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the pasta and drain well.
  3. Place the uncooked shrimp in a medium sized bowl and add the paprika, 3 cloves of garlic, pepper
  4. Heat the coconut oil on medium high heat and add the coated uncooked shrimp.
  5. Stir constantly while cooking until pink for approx. 7- 10 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside if pasta is not ready
  7. In a large serving bowl, combine the pasta, shrimp and sauce mixture and toss.
  8. Garnish with parsley and serve immediately.
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Skillet Lasagna

Check out this recipe by Josie over at Pink Parsley… She has one of my FAVORITE recipes… 

First and foremost, let me tell you that if you love lasagna.. you will probably eat the entire pan! You have the option of swapping out the beef for turkey if you want, but I prefer it as is with lean sirloin beef (A little more expensive but more than worth it). If you would like to add chopped veggies to this recipe, I would add them right before you add the sauce over the broken lasagna shells due to the fact that you don’t wan’t to overcook them!

Another helpful hint, broiling in this recipe is just to brown the top, so keep your eye on it and don’t leave it in there for too long! ENJOY!

Skillet Lasagna
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Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Skillet Lasagna
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Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 people 15 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Pulse the tomatoes in a food processor until coarsely ground and no large pieces remain
  2. Heat the oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and 1/2 tsp of salt and cook, stirring often, until softened, 5 to 7 minutes. Sir in the garlic, pepper flakes, and Italian seasoning and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds
  3. Add the ground beef to the skillet. Cook, stirring often and using a wooden spoon to break up the meat, about 3 to 5 minutes, or until it's no longer pink.
  4. Scatter the pasta in the skillet, then pour the tomatoes over the top. Sir, increase the heat to medium-high, and cover. Cook at a vigorous simmer, stirring often, until the pasta is tender, 20 minutes. Make sure you stir it often or the pasta will clump together and to the bottom and sides of the skillet!!!! Meanwhile Preheat your oven on broil!
  5. Remove the skillet from heat, and stir in half the mozzarella and parmesan, and 1/4 cup of the ricotta. Dot the remaining ricotta over the noddles in tables spoons, then sprinkle the remaining mozzarella and parmesan. Transfer to the oven and broil until the cheese melts and is starting to brown (This will only take a few minutes.. keep an eye on it).
  6. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with basil, and serve.
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