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Ingredient of the day...2/24

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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The ingredient of the day is CHEESE!!

 

My daughter does this in another group and I thought it would be a great way for us to share recipes.

I will post an ingredient and you tell me what you can do with it and/or post recipes if you have one you would like to share.

White Cheese Chicken Lasagna
 
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Submitted By: Lisa Humpf
Photo By: Bamiyah
Prep Time: 25 Minutes
Cook Time: 50 Minutes
Ready In: 1 Hour 15 Minutes
Servings: 12
"Thick with an abundance of mozzarella, Parmesan and ricotta cheeses, this chicken and spinach lasagna could make you forget all about the tomato kind!"
Ingredients:

 

9 lasagna noodles
1/2 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups chicken broth
1 1/2 cups milk
4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese,
divided
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups cubed, cooked chicken meat
2 (10 ounce) packages frozen chopped
spinach, thawed and drained
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for
topping
Directions:

 

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook lasagna noodles in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain, and rinse with cold water.
2. Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook the onion and garlic in the butter until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in the flour and salt, and simmer until bubbly. Mix in the broth and milk, and boil, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Season with the basil, oregano, and ground black pepper. Remove from heat, and set aside.
3. Spread 1/3 of the sauce mixture in the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Layer with 1/3 of the noodles, the ricotta, and the chicken. Arrange 1/3 of the noodles over the chicken, and layer with 1/3 of the sauce mixture, spinach, and the remaining 2 cups mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Arrange remaining noodles over cheese, and spread remaining sauce evenly over noodles. Sprinkle with parsley and 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.
4. Bake 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven.
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 8:38 AM
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LadySaphira
by Lisa on Feb. 24, 2012 at 9:24 AM

feta and bacon stuffed chicken

nana9106
by Darlene on Feb. 24, 2012 at 9:50 AM

 YUM!

Quoting LadySaphira:

feta and bacon stuffed chicken

 

KittyGram
by Becky on Feb. 24, 2012 at 10:25 AM

oh.............. yum!!!!!!  I love cheese!!!!!!!!!

I gotta go look thru some recipes.  BRB. 

KittyGram
by Becky on Feb. 24, 2012 at 10:29 AM
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Here we go.  I make this for every Thanksgiving and almost every Christmas.  It makes a lot, and it's not very good for you, but oh, sooooo yummy!

If you like things a little on the spicy side, you can always add sliced jalapeno to this.  I don't add it, because no one else in my likes things as spicy as I do.

 

Over the Rainbow Mac and Cheese
 
from Oprah's website

1 T vegetable oil
1 pound elbow macaroni
9 T butter
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Muenster cheese
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded mild cheddar
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack
2 cups half & half
1 cup (8 oz.) Velveeta, cut into small pieces
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 t seasoned salt
1/8 t freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a deep 2 1/2-quart casserole.
2. Bring the large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the oil, then the elbow macaroni, and cook until the macaroni is just tender, about 7 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain well. Return to the cooking pot.
3. In a small saucepan, melt eight tablespoons of the butter. Stir into the macaroni. In a large bowl, mix the Muenster, mild and sharp Cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses. To the macaroni, add the half-and-half, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, the cubed Velveeta, and the eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the buttered casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and dot with the remaining one tablespoon of butter.
4. Bake until it's bubbling around the edges, about 35 minutes. Serve hot.
nana9106
by Darlene on Feb. 24, 2012 at 10:31 AM

 That sounds so good! Especially with Jalapenos

Quoting KittyGram:

Here we go.  I make this for every Thanksgiving and almost every Christmas.  It makes a lot, and it's not very good for you, but oh, sooooo yummy!

If you like things a little on the spicy side, you can always add sliced jalapeno to this.  I don't add it, because no one else in my likes things as spicy as I do.

 

Over the Rainbow Mac and Cheese
 
from Oprah's website

1 T vegetable oil
1 pound elbow macaroni
9 T butter
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Muenster cheese
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded mild cheddar
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded sharp Cheddar
1/2 cup (2 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack
2 cups half & half
1 cup (8 oz.) Velveeta, cut into small pieces
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 t seasoned salt
1/8 t freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a deep 2 1/2-quart casserole.
2. Bring the large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the oil, then the elbow macaroni, and cook until the macaroni is just tender, about 7 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain well. Return to the cooking pot.
3. In a small saucepan, melt eight tablespoons of the butter. Stir into the macaroni. In a large bowl, mix the Muenster, mild and sharp Cheddar, and Monterey Jack cheeses. To the macaroni, add the half-and-half, 1 1/2 cups of the shredded cheese, the cubed Velveeta, and the eggs. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to the buttered casserole. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of shredded cheese and dot with the remaining one tablespoon of butter.
4. Bake until it's bubbling around the edges, about 35 minutes. Serve hot.

 

homeskoolmama
by on Feb. 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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Cheese! WOW we love cheese, or the boys and I do. dh doesn't, can you imagine?

I like to make a lot of mexican dishes, enchildadas ,bakes, tacos, taco salad, and a dish we love called "almost lasagna"

Almost Lasagna

1 lb ground beef or turkey

1 onion diced

1/2 cup diced bell peppers

cook through. Then add about 1/2 to full box of Penne pasta. Add 1 cup of water. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, a jar of spaghetti sauce and stir well. Let simmer until noodles are done. Add water if needed. Then I top the whole thing off with a shredded blend of monterey , Colby and cheddar cheese. Sometimes provolone and mozzarella. Put the lid on, turn of the heat and let the cheese melt and become gooey!

I serve this with garlic bread and a salad.

Boys LOVE it. me too :-)
 

caro100
by Carol on Feb. 24, 2012 at 12:29 PM
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broccoli cheese casserole. combine 2 cups uncooked rice with 4 cups water, add about 2 cups broccoli to rice about 1/2 way through cooking then when rice is done combine 1 can cream of chicken soup, 1/2 can of milk and 2 cups of cheddar cheese, pour into a buttered casserole. cook until cheese is melted and caserole is bubbling. Salt and pepper to taste.
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Why123
by Nancy on Feb. 24, 2012 at 12:57 PM

I am not crazy about cheese on my food.  I do love it on pizza or tacos though.  I don't like cheese on my vegetables, macaroni, tuna or hamberger helper.

KittyGram
by Becky on Feb. 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM

 

Quoting homeskoolmama:

Cheese! WOW we love cheese, or the boys and I do. dh doesn't, can you imagine?

I like to make a lot of mexican dishes, enchildadas ,bakes, tacos, taco salad, and a dish we love called "almost lasagna"

Almost Lasagna

1 lb ground beef or turkey

1 onion diced

1/2 cup diced bell peppers

cook through. Then add about 1/2 to full box of Penne pasta. Add 1 cup of water. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, a jar of spaghetti sauce and stir well. Let simmer until noodles are done. Add water if needed. Then I top the whole thing off with a shredded blend of monterey , Colby and cheddar cheese. Sometimes provolone and mozzarella. Put the lid on, turn of the heat and let the cheese melt and become gooey!

I serve this with garlic bread and a salad.

Boys LOVE it. me too :-)
 

 Is this made entirely on the stovetop?  Sounds fantastic!!!

nana9106
by Darlene on Feb. 24, 2012 at 1:01 PM

That sounds quick and easy. I am gonna try this one 

Quoting homeskoolmama:

Cheese! WOW we love cheese, or the boys and I do. dh doesn't, can you imagine?

I like to make a lot of mexican dishes, enchildadas ,bakes, tacos, taco salad, and a dish we love called "almost lasagna"

Almost Lasagna

1 lb ground beef or turkey

1 onion diced

1/2 cup diced bell peppers

cook through. Then add about 1/2 to full box of Penne pasta. Add 1 cup of water. 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, a jar of spaghetti sauce and stir well. Let simmer until noodles are done. Add water if needed. Then I top the whole thing off with a shredded blend of monterey , Colby and cheddar cheese. Sometimes provolone and mozzarella. Put the lid on, turn of the heat and let the cheese melt and become gooey!

I serve this with garlic bread and a salad.

Boys LOVE it. me too :-)
 

 

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