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Alfredo Surprise


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Alfredo Surprise
A pasta dish that is made with anything you have on hand.
Prep Time 15-20 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 15-20 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a saucepan and water and boil pasta according to directions. In a large skillet, brown and crumble the ground beef until no longer pink on medium heat. Add the onions, peppers, and mushrooms until vegetables are tender. If not enough grease add some extra virgin olive oil and continue sauteing until onions are clear. (If too much grease, drain some off.) Turn the burner to low.
  2. When pasta is cooked, drain and add to skillet. Add Alfredo sauce and turn the heat back up to heat through. Stir to get all mixed up.
  3. I call this Alfredo surprise because it's up to you what you add. In my house meat and mushrooms are a requirement! Leave them out or add chicken if you would prefer. Use macaroni instead of penne or whatever you have on hand. Make this recipe for your family. I got a "this is really good" TWICE from my son and husband! The next time I made it we had fresh mushrooms that I sliced and saute'd with the onions. I even got away with no meat because of all the mushrooms.
  4. Try it with your own ingredients and don't be surprised if you get a similar reaction from your family! JUST ENJOY! I wouldn't say you would be called a CHEF, but a good home COOK!

Carrot Casserole

I created this recipe when I was trying to use up some frozen carrots. I used the typical green bean casserole as my inspiration because it’s such a hit in our house.  My goal is to fix vegetables so my kids will eat them. This way they have to eat the carrots to get the french fried onions on top! I know blanched vegetables are better for you, but I think of ANY vegetable kids will eat is better than none at all. It’s only my opinion.

 

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Carrot Casserole
Course Vegetables
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15-20 minutes
Cook Time 30-45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Vegetables
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15-20 minutes
Cook Time 30-45 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix carrots, cut onions. Stir in soup, salt, pepper, onion powder, & garlic powder (spices to taste). Put in sprayed 9" x 9" pan. Make it level. Add french fried onions on top. (Eating 1 is ok if you're the cook.)
  2. Cover with foil and put in preheated oven for 30-45 minutes. Remove the foil for the last 15 minutes to brown.ch fried onions on top! Cook 30 min. if carrots completely thawed, 45 minutes if carrots not completely thawed
Recipe Notes

My mother-in-law asked me where I got the recipe, one day when they ate with us. I told her it was something I just put together. "Oh really?"  This from the lady who taught ME how to cook. I was excited, inside, to get that kind of reaction from her because she's such a good cook!

Now depending on the size of our family gatherings, I get asked to bring this recipe or the corn recipe on here!

 

Sausage & Noodle Casserole

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Sausage & Noodle Casserole
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Topping
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook and drain noodles in a 3 quart saucepan and return to pan. Brown sausage and onion in skillet. Season with pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, while browning. Salt (opt) depending on sausage. Drain.
  2. Add to noodles in saucepan. Add soup and milk and mix. It should look creamy, if not add more milk.
  3. When mixed put in a greased 11" x 7" or 9" x 9" pan.
  4. Now you make the topping. Tear the bread and put in small bowl. (we use the bread loaf heels too). In microwave safe bowl (glass measuring cup works well), melt butter or margarine. Pour over bread & mix so liquid covers most of bread cubes. Put on top of sausage/noodle mixture. We like it packed with bread on top. You adjust the butter amount and bread slices to your liking. Cover with foil. (I spray the foil with cooking spray so it won't stick on the top. Bake for 20 minutes removing the foil the last 5 minutes, so the bread will brown and get crunchy.
  5. .This will serve my family twice. Before I reheat it the next time, I sprinkle more milk on it so, it's not so dry. Leave the foil on the whole time you reheat & maybe turn oven temperature down to 300 or 325 depending on how long you have to wait.
  6. This isn't a super spicy dish depending on your sausage. I've even added cut up pieces of bacon. You can add drained veggies to, or parsley to the bread. Whatever goes with your liking. If serving a bigger crowd, double the recipe and use a 9 x 13 pan.