Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti Recipe

Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti

Chicken Alfredo Baked Ziti Recipe

You will enjoy this yummy and cheesy dish with super tasty sauce for sure!

INGREDIENTS:

CHICKEN BAKED ZITI INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 ounces ziti (or any pasta shape)
  • 2 cups shredded, cooked chicken (about 2 small chicken breasts)
  • 1 batch alfredo sauce (see below)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (I used 2% low fat)
  • (optional toppings: additional shredded Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh parsley)

ALFREDO SAUCE INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp. flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup low-fat milk (I used 1%)
  • 3/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper

DIRECTIONS:

TO MAKE THE CHICKEN BAKED ZITI:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cook the pasta al dente in a large stockpot of well-salted boiling according to package instructions. Drain. Return pasta to the stockpot and add chicken and alfredo sauce. Gently toss to combine until the pasta is evenly coated.
  3. Pour half of the pasta into a greased 11×7-inch or 9×13-inch baking dish. Sprinkle evenly with 1 cup of cheese. Layer the remaining half of the pasta evenly on top. Sprinkle evenly with the remaining 1/2 cup of cheese.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is melted and just barely starts to turn golden. Remove and serve immediately, sprinkled with additional toppings if desired.

TO MAKE THE ALFREDO SAUCE:

  1. Heat olive oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add garlic and saute one minute, stirring occasionally, until fragrant. Sprinkle with flour, and stir to combine. Saute for an additional minute to cook the flour, stirring occasionally.
  2. Slowly add chicken broth, whisking to combine until smooth. Whisk in milk, and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let cook for an additional minute until thickened, then stir in Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper until the cheese melted. Remove from heat and set aside.

Taco Chicken Bowls

Taco Chicken Bowls

Taco Chicken Bowls

Ingredients

  • 1½ lbs. chicken breasts
  • 1 (16 oz.) jar salsa
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, drained
  • ½ lb. (8 oz.) frozen corn
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • ½ Tbsp cumin
  • ½ Tbsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • to taste cracked pepper
  • 2 cups dry rice
  • 8 oz. shredded cheddar
  • ½ bunch cilantro (optional)

Directions:

  1. Add everything except the rice, cheese, and cilantro to the slow cooker along with ¼ cup of water (for good measure). Give everything a good stir and make sure the chicken is covered in the mixture.
  2. Secure the lid on your slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hrs.
  3. Near the end of the cooking time, cook the two cups of rice according to the package directions (Bring the rice and 3 cups of water to a boil in a medium pot with a lid in place, as soon as it reaches a boil, reduced the heat to low and let simmer for 20 minutes. Fluff with a fork before serving).
  4. After 8 hours of cooking, carefully remove the lid of the slow cooker. Stir with a fork to shred the chicken (it should be super tender and will shred easily). Build the taco bowls by placing rice on the bottom, then the taco chicken mix, shredded cheese and fresh cilantro.

Pecan Pie Bars Dipped in Chocolate Recipe

Pecan Pie Bars Dipped in Chocolate Recipe

Pecan Pie Bars Dipped in Chocolate Recipe

Ingredients
Crust:

  • 1 1/4 pounds unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 extra-large eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Topping:

  • 1 pound unsalted butter
  • 1 cup good honey
  • 3 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 pounds pecans

For dipping:

  • 10 OUNCES CHOCOLATE FOR DIPPING (DARK OR MILK)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the crust, beat the butter and sugar.  Add the eggs and the vanilla.  Add flour, baking powder, and salt.  Press into an 18 by 12 by 1-inch baking sheet lined with nonstick foil and build up the sides a bit.   Bake for 15 minutes, until the crust is set but not brown.  Cool.
  3. For the Pecan Filling:  Put butter, honey, brown sugar in a saucepan. Cook on low heat until melted. Raise heat and boil 3 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in heavy cream and pecans. Pour over the crust carefully.  Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, until the filling is set. Remove and chill to cool.  Cut into bars and dip half of each bar into melted chocolate!

Texas Toast Garlic Bread Pizza

Texas Toast Garlic Bread Pizza

Texas Toast Garlic Bread Pizza

Ingredients:
  • 6 Slices Texas Toast Style Garlic Bread
  • 6 TBS pizza Sauce
  • 12 TBS Part Skim Shredded Mozzarella
  • 18 Slices Turkey Pepperoni
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lay the garlic bread on a baking sheet.
  2. Top 1 TBS of pizza sauce on each slice
  3. Top with 2 TBS of cheese on each slice and any topping of your choice, We used Turkey Pepperoni.
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes until its browned and cooked to your liking.
  5. Enjoy!

Baked S’mores Bars Recipe

Baked S’mores Bars Recipe

Baked S’mores Bars Recipe

Ingredients:
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 and ? cups flour
  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 king-sized milk chocolate bars
  • 1 and ½ cups marshmallow fluff
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream butter, brown sugar, sugar, egg, and vanilla together in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, stir flour, graham cracker crumbs, baking powder, and salt.
  3. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into butter mixture.
  4. Press half of dough into a greased 9×9 pan. Set chocolate bars on top.
  5. Spread marshmallow fluff over chocolate and top with remaining dough.
  6. Bake for 30-35, or until golden.