I don't do meatless meals any more, but I used to. Let me go look....
Santa Fe Beans & Rice
oven to 350°. IN a large bowl, combine drained beans, corn, tomatoes,
salsa, sour cream, 1 c. cheese, and cooked rice. Season with salt and
pepper to taste. Transfer to a greased 2 quart baking dish and top with
onions and olives. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with
remaining 1 cup cheese and bake 5 to 10 minutes longer until cheese is
melted. I served mine with homemade tortilla chips.
Baked Macaroni & Cheese
oven to 350°F. Grease a 2 quart or larger casserole dish. Cook the
pasta in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente (do not overcook
the pasta), about 7 minutes. Drain but do not rinse. Place in a bowl
and add another 2 Tbsp. butter to prevent sticking, set aside.Melt
1/4 c. butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add in minced
garlic, onion powder, mustard powder and cayenne pepper; stir with a
wooden spoon for about 3 - 4 minutes. Add in flour and stir for 1
minute. Slow add milk and cook, stirring constantly over medium heat
until bubbly and thickened. Reduce heat and add in cheddar and Velveeta
cheeses; mix until melted and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to
taste. Add the cooked pasta and toss to combine. Transfer to casserole
dish. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese. Bake at 350°F for 20 to 25
Macaroni pie with mushroom sauce (this is a microwave recipe but I think it can be adapted to the oven if you like)
bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese and margarine in a 2 cup measure.
Microwave on high, stirring every 30 seconds, until light brown, 1 1/2
to 2 minutes. Set aside.
hot macaroni, cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, eggs, salt, and pepper.
Turn into greased 9 inch pie plate. Cover with waxed paper and
microwave on medium (50%) 8 minutes. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over pi.
Microwave uncovered on medium (50%) until center is almost set,
another 8 to 10 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
SAUCE: Mix all ingredients in 4 cup measure. Microwave uncovered on
high, stirring every minute until hot and bubbly, 3 to 4 minutes.
salt to water and bring to a boil. Add lentils and cook until very
soft and most of the water is gone. Drain and partially mash lentils.
Scrape into a mixing bowl and allow to cool slightly. Add onion, oats,
and cheese and mix. Add rest of ingredients and mix well. Spoon into
a loaf pan that has been generously sprayed with cooking spray.
Smooth top with the back of the spoon. Bake at 350° for 30 to 45
minutes, until top of loaf is dry, firm, and slightly golden brown.
Cool on rack for 10 minutes. Loosen loaf by inserting and running a
knife along the sides between the loaf and the pan. Turn out loaf onto
serving platter. Top with more sauce if desired.
Lentil vegetable stew
carrot, onion, and garlic to a casserole dish with a little water.
Cover loosely and microwave on high for 4 minutes; break up and stir.
Cover and microwave 3 to 4 minutes longer.
in 2 cups hot water, stewed tomatoes (with liquid), mushrooms (with
liquid) and remaining ingredients except 1 cup water. Cover tightly and
microwave on high stirring every 6 minutes, until vegetables are
tender, 24 to 28 minutes.
Stir in 1 cup hot water. Serve with crusty French bread if desired.
beans in water overnight in large pot. Bring to a boil, reduce heat,
simmer until soft, about 1 1/2 hours. Drain and discard water. Mix
together all ingredients in crock pot. Cover and cook on low 10 to 12
hours.Note: I often soak the beans the day before, cook them and then cook in crock pot overnight.
We have a vegetarian teenage daughter. We make a lot of meatless stuff because of her. I do mixed bean chili over rice. Spaghetti or spaghetti squash with marinara sauce and cheese. Eggplant parmigiana stacks. Roasted veggies over pasta and tossed with olive oil and garlic. Kasha with bow ties. Minestrone soup with pasta and Italian bread. French onion soup with bread and cheese floater. Polenta, made ahead and refrigerated until firm, cut into squares and pan fried with sauce and cheese. Gnocchi. Pierogi and cabbage with butter and onions, or even with olive oil and garlic.
Spaghetti, eggplant Parmesan, quiche
bean burritos, covered with mixture of 1 can enchilada sauce and 1 can cream of chicken soup, topped with cheddar cheese and baked until cheese melts.
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