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      Parmesan Chicken

      4 servings

      Ingredients

      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

      Directions

      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.

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      Chicken Pesto Pizza

      6 servings

      Ingredients

      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

      Directions

      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.

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      Pita Pizza

      1 serving

      Ingredients

      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

      Directions

      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.

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      Microwave Mac and Cheese

      4 to 6 servings

      Ingredients

      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

      Directions

      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

      remain.

      Add cooked pasta to mixture; stir and serve.

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      Cheeseburger and Fries Casserole

      8 servings

      Ingredients

      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

      Directions

      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 9×13 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

      melted.

      .

      Kelly in IL

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