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Turkey Soup with Rice

Turkey Soup with Rice

1/2 cup rice
1 tbs oil
1 carrot, chopped
Salt and Pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 pound ground turkey
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup chopped kale
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1 1/2 tbs chopped parsley

In a pan, bring rice and 1 cup water to a boil. Simmer until rice is still slightly firm. Warm oil in a pan. Add carrot, season with salt, cook until almost tender. Add garlic, saute 30 seconds. Transfer carrot mixture to a bowl. Add turkey to pan. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until no longer pink. Add broth, rice, carrot mixture, kale, garlic powder and onion powder to pan, season with salt and pepper, bring to a boil. Simmer until rice is tender. Sprinkle with parsley and SERVE…

Patty Melt Casserole

Patty Melt Casserole

2 yellow onions, diced
2 tsp. sugar
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 cup ketchup
4 Tbsp. minced dill pickles, divided
1 1/2 lbs. ground round
1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp. minced fresh garlic
2 tsp. black pepper
1 tsp. each kosher salt and caraway seed
2 Tbsp. flour
1 cup low sodium beef broth
6 slices marble rye bread
12 oz. shredded Swiss or cheddar cheese
1 bag frozen crinkle cut French fries, 33 oz

Preheat oven to 450. Caramelize onions with sugar in oil in skillet over medium low heat, covered, 20 to 25 minutes.Meanwhile, whisk together mayonnaise, ketchup, and 2 Tbsp. pickles for dressing.
Add ground beef, Worcestershire, garlic, pepper, salt and caraway seed to skillet increase heat to high and cook til meat is browned. Drain and discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings.
Stir in flour, cook 3 minutes. Stir in broth and 1 cup dressing; cook to thicken into gravy.
Layer 3 bread slices in bottom of a 7 x 11 inch baking dish. Top bread with a third of the cheese, meat mixture, remaining 3 bread slices another third of cheese and French fries. Cook casserole til fries are crisp, 20 to 25 minutes.
Preheat broiler to high with rack 6 inches from element. Sprinkle remaining cheese over casserole and broil til cheese melts, 3 minutes. Drizzle casserole with some of the dressing and sprinkle top with remaining 2 Tbsp. pickles. Serve remaining dressing on the side. Serves 6

Potato Casserole

Potato Casserole
1 can potato soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 pint sour cream
1 cup diced, sharp cheddar cheese
1 red onion, chopped fine
1 (33 ounce) package of frozen hash browns (do not thaw)
Salt and pepper to taste

Mix all ingredients together in a 3 quart casserole. Sprinkle with paprika and bake 1½ hours at 350°.

Italian Chicken Alfredo – Slow Cooker

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken Alfredo

cooking spray
4 (4 ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
1/4 cup water
1 (.7 ounce) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
1 clove garlic, pressed
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped canned mushrooms
1 (8 ounce) package spaghetti
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Spray the crock of a slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Place chicken breasts in crock. Combine Italian dressing mix, and water in a small bowl. Pour over chicken; sprinkle with garlic, cover, and cook on Low 4 hours. After 4 hours, whisk softened cream cheese and cream of chicken soup together in a bowl. Pour over chicken; stir in mushrooms. Cover and cook on Low for 1 additional hour. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink. To serve, spoon chicken and sauce over hot cooked pasta and sprinkle with parsley.

Leek, Bacon & Potato soup

Leek, Bacon & Potato soup

ingredients
6 slices thick-cut bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium-size onion, chopped
2 large carrots, peeled and sliced
2 leeks, white and pale-green parts, sliced thin (see Note on cleaning)
4 cups chicken broth
4 cups peeled, diced potatoes (about 3 medium-size or 1-1/2 pounds total)
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

directions
1.In a large deep pot or saucepan, cook bacon on medium-high heat for 5 minutes, until crisp. Drain on paper towels. Discard grease; wipe out pan.

2.In the same pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 2 minutes. Add carrots and leeks, and cook for 2 more minutes. Add broth, potatoes and cayenne. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, covered, for 20 to 25 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

3.Take soup off heat. Stir in bacon and 1 cup of the cheese. Serve, garnishing with additional cheese if desired.