Best Chicken Noodle Soup

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Hubby said I could make this again.

 

Best Chicken Noodle Soup

½ c. diced onion

2 c. sliced celery

1 c. shredded carrots

3 c. cooked chicken, chopped

32 oz fat free, reduced sodium chicken broth

4 c. water

1 c. skim milk

1 oz pkg Ranch dressing mix

½ c. light cream cheese

6 oz Smart Taste spaghetti, uncooked

 

In large saucepan or soup pot, spray bottom with cooking spray and add onion, celery and carrots. Cook for a couple minutes and add chicken, broth, water and milk. May need to add more water depending on how soupy you like your soup. Add Ranch powder, cream cheese and spaghetti. Simmer until pasta is done.

Yield: 6 servings. Per serving=

Green Chile Tortilla Pie

This is a great side or a light breakfast.

Green Chile Tortilla Pie

1 10-inch tortilla (low carb)

1 c. shredded reduced fat cheddar cheese

4 oz can green chilies, drained

3 eggs, beaten

½ c. plain nonfat Greek yogurt

Salt

Dash Cumin

 

Preheat oven to 350*. Spray pie plate with cooking spray. Place tortilla in plate. Spread cheese over tortilla and top with green chilies. Combine eggs, yogurt, salt and cumin; pour over green chilies. Bake 40 minutes or until center is set.

Yield: 4 servings.

 

Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

Hubby said I can make this again! It’s like spinach artichoke dip you eat with a fork!

Spinach Artichoke Lasagna

1 c. fat free chicken broth

6 Oven ready lasagna noodles

3 c. diced cooked chicken

½ c. diced onion

½ tsp garlic powder

2 (14 oz) cans artichoke hearts, quartered, drained

10 oz box chopped spinach, thawed, drained & squeezed dry

Salt and pepper, to taste

¼ c. grated Parmesan

8 oz. light cream cheese

½ c. shredded mozzarella

2 oz crumbled feta

 

Preheat oven to 350*. Pour a little broth in the bottom of a 9×13 pan and add 3 lasagna noodles, set aside.  In large skillet sprayed with cooking spray, add chicken, onion, garlic powder, artichoke hearts, spinach, salt and pepper; combine. Add Parmesan and cream cheese and stir until cream cheese is melted and ingredients are well combined; add broth if needed to make mixture less dry. Pour half the chicken mixture over the lasagna noodles in prepared pan. Top with remaining lasagna noodles; top with mozzarella and feta. Bake 20-30 minutes or until heated through and pasta is done.

Yield: 6 servings.

Slow Cooker Pecan Pie

This turned out great!

Pecan Pie

1 refrigerated pie crust

3 eggs

1 c. sugar

2/3 c. dark corn syrup

1/3 c. melted butter

1/8 tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 ½ c. chopped and whole pecans

 

Spray 3 quart crock with cooking spray. Place pie crust in crock and mold to fit the shape of the crock. Stir eggs, sugar, corn syrup, butter, salt and vanilla together. Add pecans—saving some for the top. Pour filling over crust and top with pecan halves. Cover and cook on high for 2 ½ to 3 hours.

Yield: 6 servings.

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

I served this at breakfast (with hubby’s Breakfast Burritos) the morning after Thanksgiving.  It was a hit!

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

1/3 c. sugar

2 tsp ground cinnamon

Bread:
2 c. Bisquick
½ c. sugar
1 /4 c. Stevia
1 egg
1 c. milk
2 TB extra virgin olive oil
½ c. water

Preheat oven to 350*. Spray 9×5 loaf pan with cooking spray; set aside. In small bowl, combine 1/3 cup of sugar and cinnamon; set aside. In medium bowl, combine Bisquick, sugar, Stevia, egg, milk, olive oil and water. Pour half the batter into prepared pan. Sprinkle with half the cinnamon sugar mixture; repeat.  Draw a knife through the batter to marble. Bake 45 minutes or until lightly golden brown.

Yield: 10 servings.

Pimento Cheese

This was delicious!

Pimento Cheese

4 oz cream cheese

½ c. mayo

1 TB Dijon

1 chipotle pepper, diced and 1 TB adobo sauce

½ tsp black pepper

8 oz sharp Cheddar, grated

8 oz Monterey Jack or mozzarella grated

4 oz sliced pimentos, drained

 

Combine cream cheese, mayo, mustard, adobo and black pepper. Add dill, cheeses and pimentos. After well-combined, refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken

For my friend who asked for Keto recipes. 🙂   We thought this was really good!

Keto Jalapeno Popper Chicken

1.5 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/3 c. diced onion
3 jalapenos, seeded & minced
4 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
Dash garlic powder
Salt & pepper, to taste
4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
4 oz cream cheese

Brown cubed chicken with onion and jalapenos. Add bacon, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Add cheeses and combine well.

Yield: 3 servings.