Easy Bake Cheddar Biscuits

Prep Time: 10 min. Total Time: 22 min.

Makes: 9 servings, one biscuit and about 2-1/2 tsp.

spread each

1 cup flour

2 tsp. Baking Powder

1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

1/4 tsp. sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut up

1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1/3 cup milk

1/2 cup (1/2 of 8-oz. tub) Chive & Onion Cream Cheese Spread

PREHEAT oven to 450F. Mix flour, baking powder, cream of

tartar, sugar and salt in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry

blender or two knives until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir

in Cheddar cheese. Add milk; stir until mixture forms soft dough.

PLACE on lightly floured surface; knead eight to 10 times or until

smooth. Pat out dough into 6-inch square. Cut into nine squares.

Place on ungreased baking sheet.

BAKE 10 to 12 min. or until golden brown. Spread each split

warm biscuit with 2-1/2 tsp. of the cream cheese spread.


Quick & Creamy Chicken Stew

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 25 min

Makes: 4 servings, 1-1/4 cups each

3/4 lb. small red potatoes (about 8), quartered

2 Tbsp. water

1 Tbsp. oil

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks

1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup

1/4 cup Zesty Italian Dressing

2 cups frozen peas and carrots

1/2 cup Sour Cream

PLACE potatoes and water in microwaveable dish; cover with lid.

Microwave on HIGH 7 min. or until fork-tender. Meanwhile, heat oil in

large saucepan on medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 7 min. or until

browned, stirring occasionally.

ADD potatoes, soup, dressing and vegetables to saucepan. Bring to

boil; cover. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 3 min. or until

chicken is cooked through and vegetables are heated through.

STIR in sour cream; cook 1 min. or until heated through, stirring



Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 30 min

Makes: 6 servings, 1 cup each

1 onion, chopped

2 Tbsp. Light House Italian Reduced Fat Dressing

1 can (10-1/2 oz.) condensed chicken broth

2 broth cans water

4 cups chopped broccoli

1 cup fat-free milk

1/2 cup instant white rice, uncooked

1 cup 2% Milk Reduced Fat Sharp Cheddar Cheese

COOK onion in dressing in large saucepan until tender.

ADD broth, water and broccoli. Bring to boil; cook 8 to 10 min. or

until broccoli is tender. Stir in milk and rice. Reduce heat to

medium; cook 5 min.

POUR into blender or food processor container in batches; cover.

Blend until smooth. Return to saucepan; cook on low heat until heated

through. Top each serving with cheese.


Chili con Carne

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 1 hr 20 min

Makes: 9 servings, 1 cup chili and 2/3 cup rice each

2 Tbsp. oil

2 medium onions, chopped

1 medium green pepper, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1-1/2 lb. lean ground beef

1 can (28 oz.) whole peeled tomatoes in tomato sauce, undrained, cut


1 can (19 oz.) red kidney beans, drained

1 can (14-1/2 oz.) beef broth

1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste

2 Tbsp. chili powder

2 tsp. dried oregano leaves

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. ground cumin

1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper

6 cups hot cooked rice

1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1 cup Sour Cream

HEAT oil in 6-qt. saucepot on medium-high heat. Add onions, green

peppers and garlic. Cook and stir 5 min. or until vegetables are

tender. Add meat; cook and stir 5 min.

ADD tomatoes with their liquid, the beans, broth, tomato paste and

seasonings; bring to boil. Reduce heat to low. Simmer, partially

covered, 1 hour or until chili is thickened, stirring occasionally.

SERVE over rice. Top with the cheese and sour cream.


Broccoli-Cheddar Chicken Bundles

Prep Time: 10 min

Total Time: 40 min

Makes: 4 servings, two bundles each

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs (1 lb.)

1 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed, chopped

1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese

4 slices Bacon, cooked, crumbled

1 pouch SHAKE 'N BAKE Extra Crispy Seasoned Coating Mix

PREHEAT oven to 400F. Place chicken thighs, smooth-sides down, on

cutting board. Flatten slightly by pounding with meat mallet to 1/2-

inch thickness. Top evenly with broccoli; sprinkle with cheese and


ROLL up each chicken thigh tightly, starting at one of the short

ends; secure with wooden toothpicks. Place coating mix in shallow

bowl. Roll each chicken bundle in coating mix until evenly coated on

all sides. Place, seam-sides down in single layer in foil-lined

shallow baking pan.

BAKE 25 to 30 min. or until chicken is cooked through (170F). Remove

and discard toothpicks before serving.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with mashed potatoes and a tossed green salad.

How to Microwave Bacon

Place bacon on double-layer of paper towels on microwaveable plate;

top with another sheet of paper towel. Microwave on HIGH 3 to 3-1/2

min. or until bacon is crisp.



Use cold butter and milk to create flaky biscuits.

Use only fresh baking powder. You can do a quick test to check the

freshness by adding 1 tsp. to a glass of warm water. If it foams and

bubbles actively, you're good to go.

Don't overwork the dough or you could end up with tough biscuits.

Biscuits are best served hot. To reheat cooled biscuits, brush the

tops with melted butter, wrap loosely in foil and bake at 350F until

heated through.

Kelly in IL