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Chicken Taco Hashbrown Casserole

Chicken Taco Hashbrown Casserole 

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If you want extreme comfort food to the max, coupled with doritos, breakfast, mexican food and dinner all in one dish, you’ve found yourself a winner. This meal is born to satisfy and bound to please the entire family. It is amazing.

If you have yet to find your happy place today, land on this meal and be prepared to be wowed. Sometimes we need a little extra lovin’ in the winter. Our hips and thighs will thank you for keeping them extra warm. Okay, this meal is not that unhealthy for you. Though it sounds and looks utterly unhealthy, you will be surprised! :)

Ingredients:

  • 15 oz hashbrowns
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup cottage cheese
  • 1 cup cheese, shredded
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and diced
  • 1 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 can chopped green chiles
  • 2 cups Doritos, crumbled

In a greased 4 quart casserole dish, layer hashbrowns, garlic salt, pepper, salt and green pepper.

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Toss with cheddar cheese and cottage cheese. Stir well.

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Meanwhile, in a large saute pan, add chicken, paprika, chili powder, cumin, tomatoes and green chilies. Add in about 1/2 cup water and once the liquid is absorbed and heated through, remove from heat.

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Top hasbrown mixture with chicken mixture.

Crumble chips into large chuncks and spread on top.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until hashbrowns are cooked. 5 minutes before it’s done, top with cheese and allow to melt.

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Top with onions, tomatoes and even more crushed doritos. :)

Tater Tot Casserole

Tater Tot Casserole

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Have you ever enjoyed a good comfort meal full of flavor, creamy and deliciousness? There is nothing more satisfying than a wonderful meal full of comfort especially on a cold, cloudy day.

This meal will forever remind me of post pregnancy and my mom visiting and helping out for two weeks. She made this meal and it was one of the only meals I would/could eat. I was sick as a dog but this cheered my upset tummy to no end. My tummy craved tater tot casserole made from the very hands of my adorable mother.

Not only was this meal great for post pregnancy but my mom was recently in the hospital as well. This meal is the epitome of hospitals and healing, full of comfort. Praise be to God as my mom is doing okay and has high spirits given the situation! Bless her soul.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 tbsp minced dried onion
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • dash of pepper
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 cups fresh green beans (frozen works too)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup**
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 32 ounce tater tots

In a large skillet begin to brown the meat with chopped dried onion, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper.

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Stir in chopped onion.

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Cook until meat is no longer pink and onions are tender.

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Turn on low heat and Cream of mushroom soup**

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Mix together well and pour into a greased casserole dish.

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Top with green beans

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Bake at 350 degrees for 45 min -1 hour. Or until bubbling and tots are golden brown.

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IMG_6474MMMMMM amazingly comforting and great for healing.

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**If opting out of using the cream of mushroom soup. Follow these instructions:

When it comes to adding the cream of mushroom simply add in

  • 6 ounces of cream cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup milk

Continue as normal with the remainder of the recipe. :)

Layered Crispy Chicken Taco Bake

While up visiting my parents, this was one of the amazing meals we got to enjoy with everyone. My mom is a great cook and she is where I learned everything I know. She adds passion and love to her cooking, giving everything a wonderful taste filled with delight.

This meal was wonderful and we served it with our delicious Strawberry Chocolate Chip Cake for dessert.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp smoked tabasco
  • 1 tsp seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • Green onions
  • 3 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 lb chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 6 large tortillas

In a small bowl, mix sour cream and all seasonings together. Set aside.

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Meanwhile, in a skillet, fry tortillas in vegetable oil or EVOO until lightly toasted.

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Lay to rest on a paper towel.

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Cook chicken until thoroughly cooked and season to your preference.  While cooking chop green onions.

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Allow chicken to cool and chop into small pieces.

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In a greased springform pan, layer tortilla, sour cream mixture, chicken,  green onions and cheese. Repeat with tortilla and continue same pattern with ingredients ending with cheese.

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Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes. Until thoroughly heated and cheese is melted.

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Top with sour cream and additional green onions. 
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This meal was served with homemade chips and salad.

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You will not only be full from dinner but when served with Strawberry Cookie Cake for dessert, you will want to take a nap almost immediately.

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Egg Casserole Comfort Food

This recipe is the ultimate comfort food recipe out there. It makes a very full 9×13 pan leaving you with plenty of leftovers and trust me, you will want the leftovers. I made this the other night for dinner although it is a breakfast treat. My husband was questioning the “casserole” look as I was plopping it into the oven. Once serving this hot dish he came back for seconds leaving him in a food coma as well as a food baby. :)

This is the best breakfast brunch casserole for guests and works fabulously for dinner as well.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb bag of hash browns, uncooked
  • 1 lb spicy Italian sausage
  • 12 eggs, scrambled
  • 4 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 can green chilies (optional)
  • 1 ½ cups sour cream
  • 1-2 cups cheese, shredded

In a greased 9×13 casserole pan, spread hash browns evenly throughout.

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Scramble eggs and cream cheese together to add a creamy texture to the eggs. Mmmm good! :) Layer on top of hash browns.

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Meanwhile, cook the meat and onions until done. (Season to your liking)

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Once the meat is cooked, spread on top of the hash browns.

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In a small bowl combine the cream of mushroom soup and sour cream, mix well. Spread on top of the sausage layer. (If using green chilies, add now)

Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle cheese on top and broil for 1-2 minutes.

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May serve with fruit or eat alone! :)

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This meal is great to serve guests or take to a brunch. This dish can be made in advance or placed in the freezer for a later date. If freezing, compile all ingredients together as listed above and freeze before baking. When ready to bake, remove from the freezer and allow to thaw completely before cooking.

Spaghetti Pie

Oh the greatest combination of lasagna and spaghetti all in one yummy dish. My sisters birthday is a week prior to my husbands. We did a joint dinner combing their favorite meals. My sister is a huge lasagna fan but my husbands lasagna recipe is by no means cheap; roughly $50. So, because we did dinner smack dab in the middle of valentines day and Michael’s birthday we decided to go for the more reasonable meal, spaghetti pie. :)

This recipe is quite easy and always a dinner favorite with company.

Ingredients:

  • 6 oz spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 well beaten eggs
  • 1-16oz cottage cheese (2 cups)
  • 1 lb ground beef or pork sausage
  • ½ cup onions, chopped
  • 1-8oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1-6oz can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Pinch of oregano
  • Pinch of garlic
  • Pinch of parsley
  • 1-2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Stir butter into hot, drained spaghetti. Beat the eggs well and add to pasta with parmesan cheese.

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Form spaghetti mixture into 2 pie plates or 1-9×13 greased pans.

Spread cottage cheese on top of pasta.

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Meanwhile, cook meat and onions until browned. (I added 1 tbsp of Montreal seasoning as I believe it gives great flavor to meat)

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Stir in tomatoes, paste, sugar, oregano, garlic salt and parsley; heat through.

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Pour on top of noodles and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes.

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Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese.

*Make ahead, bake later

**Make ahead and freeze for future use