Parmesan Chicken

4 servings


4 (4 ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1 egg

1 tablespoon butter or margarine

1 tablespoon vegetable oil


Flatten chicken to 1/4-in. thickness.

In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and basil.

In another bowl, beat the egg. Dip chicken into egg, then coat with

crumb mixture.

In a large skillet, brown chicken in butter and oil over medium heat

for 3-5 minutes on each side or until juices run clear.


Chicken Pesto Pizza

6 servings


1/2 cup pesto basil sauce

1 (12 inch) pre-baked pizza crust

2 cups cooked chicken breast strips

1 (6 ounce) jar artichoke hearts, drained

1/2 cup shredded fontina cheese


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees

Spread pesto sauce over the pizza crust. Arrange chicken pieces and

artichoke hearts over the sauce, and sprinkle with cheese.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until cheese is

melted and lightly browned at the edges.


Pita Pizza

1 serving


1 pita bread round

1 teaspoon olive oil

3 tablespoons pizza sauce

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup sliced crimini mushrooms

1/8 teaspoon garlic salt


Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

Spread one side of the pita with olive oil and pizza sauce. Top with

cheese and mushrooms, and season with garlic salt.

Lightly oil grill grate. Place pita pizza on grill, cover, and cook

until cheese completely melts, about 5 minutes.


Microwave Mac and Cheese

4 to 6 servings


1 cup elbow macaroni

1 cup milk

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

salt and pepper to taste

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese


Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and

cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and reserve.

In a microwave-safe bowl, combine milk, flour and salt and pepper to

taste; whisk or beat until smooth. Add butter and cheese; microwave

on high for 5 minutes and whisk until smooth. Microwave for an

additional 4 to 5 minutes and whisk or beat until smooth and no lumps


Add cooked pasta to mixture; stir and serve.


Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

8 servings


2 pounds lean ground beef

1/2 medium onion, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

garlic powder to taste

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed golden mushroom soup

1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup

1 (16 ounce) package frozen French fries

2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

Combine the ground beef and onion in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Cook, stirring occasionally until beef is no longer pink, and the

onion is translucent. Drain off excess grease, and season with salt,

pepper and garlic powder.

Return to the heat, and stir in the golden mushroom and cheese soups

until well blended. Heat through, and remove from stove. Transfer the

mixture to a 9x13 inch baking dish. Cover the ground beef mixture

with a layer of frozen French fries.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. When the fries are

golden brown, remove the casserole from the oven, and sprinkle cheese

over the top. Return to the oven, and bake just until cheese has



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