This Southwest Beef Bake has ground beef, onion, corn, black beans, diced tomatoes with green chilies and a flavorful tomato sauce all sandwiched between crescent dough. This is one of those easy and delicious recipes that you can make in just about 30 minutes, and your whole family will absolutely love it! Top this with sour cream, hot salsa, guacamole, lime or jalapeño and enjoy!
Instant Pot Beef Ragu with Pappardelle – Great for Guests!
This Instant Pot Beef Ragu with Pappardelle requires only a few minutes of prep time, and the end result is a delicious, hearty and elegant pasta dish that will impress any dinner guest. I love super easy recipes that yield amazing results, and this is definitely one of those. Serve these with a fresh salad, warm bread and a bottle of wine and enjoy!
Steak and White Cheddar Flatbread with Horseradish
Horseradish is definitely one of those love it or hate it kind of things. Me? I LOVE it! If you do too, this Steak and White Cheddar Flatbread is just the thing for you! This flatbread has a puff pastry crust, a creamy, cheesy horseradish base, caramelized onions, thin sliced steak and fresh tomatoes. This is a great recipe to enjoy as a meal or it could also be sliced into smaller pieces and served as an appetizer. Try this recipe out today!
One Pot Lasagna Soup – Easy Clean Up and Kid Friendly
My husband travels pretty often for work, and I really think the worst part of him being gone (other than missing him, obviously) is dishes. Let me explain – at the end of a long day of school and 5 million other activities, getting 4 young kids fed, bathed and to bed is pretty much like running a marathon. Because our house is pretty much 100% chaos between the hours of 5-8, I usually focus all of my energy on getting the kids to bed, and the dishes become an after thought. It never fails – I finally get the last kid to bed and breathe a sigh of relief. Then I walk downstairs and back into the kitchen and want to run far, far away. Finding the strength to get those dishes done at that point is next to impossible. That’s why recipes like this One Pot Lasagna Soup are perfect for me. There is SO MUCH less clean-up!
Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread – Easy and Flavorful!
There is something to be said for the incredible flavor combination that is chicken, bacon and ranch. The super flavorful dressing combined with the filling chicken and the salty and smokey bacon creates something that is absolutely scrumptious. This Chicken Bacon Ranch Flatbread is very easy to make, ultra satisfying and loaded with some of the most delicious ingredients. Top it with some fresh green onion, tomatoes and an extra drizzle of ranch and enjoy!
Fresh & Easy Pasta Primavera – Delicious and Healthy!
I love an easy healthy recipe, and this one is just that! My Fresh & Easy Pasta Primavera is a quick recipe that is a great way to have a delicious and healthy meal that is pack full of nutritious veggies. Red bell pepper, carrot, onion, broccoli, tomatoes, garlic and just a hint of lemon come together with whole grain pasta to create a delicious pasta dish. Make a change from the heavy high-calorie pastas and try this lighter version out today!
Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto – Quick, Easy and Flavorful
Pesto is one of those things that tastes remarkably better when made from scratch rather than a store bought version. It is also a super easy thing to make, so why not?! I decided to change it up a bit with this recipe and make a Sun Dried Tomato Basil Pesto. Don’t get me wrong, I love a traditional pesto, but this one is just different enough to keep things exciting. Making this pesto takes just a few minutes, and it is delicious when served with so many different things. I like to perk up a basic piece of chicken with this pesto, toss it with some fresh pasta and even slather it on a piece of toast with some avocado and mozzarella. No matter what you do with it, you will be glad you have this pesto on hand!
Baked Parmesan Tomatoes – Quick, Easy, Light & Healthy
Is it just me, or are fresh summer tomatoes at least a million times better than the ones from the grocery store during the winter? I grabbed a bunch of beautiful tomatoes from a local farmstead the other day, so I decided to make myself a quick, healthy and simple lunch with a couple of them today. This recipe is really intended to be a side dish, but sometimes it’s really all I want for a light meal. These Baked Parmesan Tomatoes can also be an easy and delicious appetizer. Making this recipe is very easy – you will slice your tomatoes into thick slices, top them with seasonings and parmesan and drizzle them with a little oil. Then just bake them until they are hot and the cheese is melty and enjoy!
Creamy Southwest Pasta Salad – Quick and Easy
Pasta salad is one of those classic side dishes that you can find at almost any summer cook-out or get together. The traditional version is great, but I always like to do things just a little different and come up with a new version. This Creamy Southwest Pasta Salad is loaded with corn, black beans, tomatoes, red onion and a chipotle ranch. It is super quick and easy to make, loaded with flavor and is sure to be a hit with all of your friends and family! Making this is as simple as tossing the cooked pasta with the rest of the ingredients, letting it chill and then serving. It is the perfect recipe for hot summer days when you want to get in and out of the kitchen as quickly as possible.
Jumbo Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs – Quick & Easy to Make
If meaty, cheesy and saucy are three adjectives that get you a little excited – you have come to the right place! These Jumbo Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs are just what the name implies. They are flavorful ground beef meatballs stuffed with fresh mozzarella and baked in a bed of freshly made marinara sauce. All of this may sound like it takes an extreme amount of work to put together, but the meatballs and sauce come together in 10 minutes or less. After that, you just stick them in the oven, wait patiently and enjoy! If you are REALLY hungry, serve these up with some warm pasta, but I like them with a simple side salad or some fresh veggies.