Chicken Enchilada Skillet Recipe For The Hunt’s/Rotel 50% Off Sale (Print That Big Publix Coupon!)

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You guys know about my love for Mexican and Tex/Mex dishes, right? Well I don’t get to make as many recipes as I’d like because generally the dishes aren’t the most healthy options available. I am always on the lookout for recipes that give me great taste without a ton of calories. This recipe for Chicken Enchilada Skillet is the best of both worlds!

I get the flavors that I love in a recipe that is easy on the waist line. I plugged this one into my recipe builder and found that it was only 8 points per serving – wowsa! Add in the fact that it’s a quick and easy one-pot-wonder, and I am one happy gal!

On top of it being delicious and easy, it’s also incredibly economical. With the sale going on this week at Publix, you can put this recipe together for less than $2 per person!

Remember, right now you can get 50% off all Hunt’s® Tomatoes, sauce, puree, and paste AND all Rotel®. The sale runs now thought 10/28 (10/27 for some) at Publix. Plus there are coupons that will make the deal even better! You don’t want to miss the big Publix coupon that is available to print.

The coupons/sale combo means you can stock up at incredible prices. You really don’t want to miss this deal –

Hunt’s Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce or Paste & Rotel, Assorted Varieties, 6 to 33.5 oz, 50% Off
-$0.40/3 Hunt’s Tomatoes, 09/21 SS (exp 11/2) [14.5-oz. +]
-$1/4 Hunt’s Canned Tomatoes, Any 14.5 Oz. Or Larger – 09-21-14 SS (exp 11/2/2014)
-$1.50 off any fresh chicken wyb 4 Hunt’s oz or Rotel products including Sauce and Paste Publix Coupon
Wowsa…you can get cheap and even FREE items with coupons and your chicken purchase!

You can mix and match your favorite Hunt’s® Tomatoes, Sauce and Paste products- including the varieties of Rotel®! They are all 50% off and available in a number of varieties and flavors at Publix. Choose from diced tomatoes, whole tomatoes, stewed tomatoes and flavors including Original, Basil-Garlic-Oregano, Fire Roasted, Rosemary & Oregano, and Spicy Red Pepper.  Plus, No Salt Added options are also available. Hunt’s® Tomatoes are 100% natural with no artificial preservatives and go from the field to the canning process in only 10 hours.  Hunt’s tomatoes are peeled with Flashsteam™ meaning the tomatoes are peeled using only steam from water.

My fellow spicy food lovers…don’t forget to grab your Rotel®. It’s made with the richness of fresh vine-ripened tomatoes blended with select green chilies and a savory mixture of secret spices. Rotel® is available at Publix in many varieties such as Original, Mild, Hot, Tomato & Green Chili, Chunky and Chili Fixin.

After you stock up – try this recipe…I think you will really like it. Just look at the ingredients needed…how easy can it get? I bet you guys have some of the items on hand now. Take advantage of the Hunt’s®/Rotel® sale and you can whip this one up in about 20 minutes without breaking the budget!

Chicken Enchilada Skillet Ingredients

Chicken Enchilada Skillet
 
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Ingredients
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 12 corn tortillas, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 can (10 oz each) Ro*Tel® Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (10 oz each) red enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack blend cheese, divided
Instructions
  1. Spray large nonstick skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Add tortilla pieces and chicken; mix well. Cook over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until hot, stirring frequently.
  3. Pour undrained tomatoes and enchilada and tomato sauces over chicken mixture in skillet. Mix well.
  4. Sprinkle ½ cup cheese over chicken mixture.
  5. Cover skillet; cook 5 minutes or until hot, stirring occasionally.
  6. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup cheese then serve immediately.
Notes
Recipe from Ro*tel

Need more recipe ideas? Don’t forget to check out the recipe I shared yesterday – Hunt’s® Tomato and Pesto Chicken. I will share another recipe next week and you can also find many more recipes at Hunts.com and at Rotel.com.

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Hunt’s® Tomato and Pesto Chicken Recipe – Easy & Delicious + Awesome New Coupon!

Hunts®-Tomato-and-Pesto-Chicken-I have a great recipe for you guys today – Tomato and Pesto Chicken. It’s so good and super simple to put together. PLUS it’s a great deal with the sale going on right now at Publix!

Right now you can get 50% off all Hunt’s® Tomatoes, sauce, puree, and paste AND all Rotel®. The sale runs now thought 10/28 (10/27 for some) at Publix. In addition to the discount, we have an awesome new coupon that will help you make your favorite recipes at a phenomenal price.

Check out these deals that you can grab thanks to the sale and coupon. You really can’t beat these prices, so be sure and print you coupon and pick up your favorites when you shop this week at Publix.

Hunt’s Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce or Paste, Assorted Varieties, 6 to 33.5 oz, 50% Off
-$0.40/3 Hunt’s Tomatoes, 09/21 SS (exp 11/2) [14.5-oz. +]
-$1/4 Hunt’s Canned Tomatoes, Any 14.5 Oz. Or Larger – 09-21-14 SS (exp 11/2/2014)
-$1.50 off any fresh chicken wyb 4 Hunt’s oz or Rotel products including Sauce and Paste Publix Coupon
Wowsa…you can get cheap and even FREE items with coupons and your chicken purchase!

You guys know that Hunt’s® Tomatoes are available in a number of varieties and flavors at Publix. You can pick up diced tomatoes, whole tomatoes, stewed tomatoes and flavors including Original, Basil-Garlic-Oregano, Fire Roasted, Rosemary & Oregano, and Spicy Red Pepper.  Plus, No Salt Added options are also available. Remember, Hunt’s® Tomatoes are 100% natural with no artificial preservatives and go from the field to the canning process in only 10 hours.  Hunt’s tomatoes are peeled with Flashsteam™ meaning the tomatoes are peeled using only steam from water.

Want to add a little kick to your favorite recipes? Add some Rotel® to your shopping list too…we LOVE these tomatoes at my house–yum!! Rotel® is made with the richness of fresh vine-ripened tomatoes blended with select green chilies and a savory mixture of secret spices. Rotel® is available at Publix in many varieties such as Original, Mild, Hot, Tomato & Green Chili, Chunky and Chili Fixin. You really can’t go wrong with any of them…I keep a big selection in my pantry and just choose based on my mood.

I use a ton of canned tomatoes so I am always happy to stock up when I can. Soup, chili and stew season is right around the corner so be sure and grab what you will use while you can get it at a fantastic price. Once you’ve stocked up, try this recipe and come back and let me know what you think. My guys all LOVED it!

Hunt's® Tomato and Pesto Chicken Recipe

Hunt's® Tomato and Pesto Chicken Recipe
 
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Ingredients
  • 8 ounces dry penne pasta, uncooked (8 oz = 2-1/2 cups)
  • 3 cups small fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts (5 oz each)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (8 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • ½ cup soft cream cheese spread
  • ⅓ cup refrigerated basil pesto
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and adding broccoli last 2 minutes of cook time.
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken; cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned on both sides.
  4. Add undrained tomatoes and tomato sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover.
  5. Simmer 8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in centers (165°F).
  6. Remove chicken from skillet; keep warm.
  7. Add cream cheese to sauce remaining in skillet; stir until cream cheese is melted completely.
  8. Stir in pesto; simmer 2 minutes to thicken slightly.
  9. Drain pasta. Add to skillet; mix lightly.
  10. Serve chicken with pasta mixture.
Notes
Recipe courtesy of Hunt's.com

Need more recipe ideas? I’ll be sharing a few more recipes this week and you can also find many more recipes at Hunts.com and at Rotel.com.

This post is brought to you by the folks at ConAgra.

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Farmland Bacon Coupon – Make My Bacon Wrapped Okra Poppers!

Farmland Bacon Wrapped Okra Poppers

Is your mouth watering yet? You guys might have noticed that I have a habit of making stuffed foods. Sometimes my “stuffed” recipes don’t turn out how I imagine them in my head, but boy oh boy, my Bacon Wrapped Okra Poppers far exceeded my expectations.

As I wandered through the produce department the other day, the okra was calling my name. I had thought about doing some fried okra, but I just didn’t want to deal with the mess that comes with frying. As I shopped, I saw the Farmland bacon and thought about wrapping the okra in bacon. I decided to take it a step farther and stuff that okra with shrimp and cheese AND then wrap it in the Farmland bacon!

I am a believer that everything is better with bacon. While I do like a slice of bacon in the morning, I find that I use bacon more often in my dinner recipes. Here are just a few of my favorite bacon recipes that I have shared –

Right now you can whip up my Okra Poppers (or any of my other recipes) at a great price thanks to the new Farmland bacon coupon over on the Publix Digital Coupon page. Head over and load your coupon and save a buck on your favorite Farmland bacon. Remember the bacon is  a great deal in the upcoming Publix ad (starts 10/23).

Farmland Farmland Sliced Bacon, Applewood or Thick, 12 oz, 2/$7
-$1/1 package of Farmland Applewood Classic Cut or Hickory Thick Cut Bacon Publix Digital Coupon
Just $2.50 for a package of delicious bacon starting 10/23 (10/22 for some) – fantastic deal!!

Farmland bacon is slow smoked over real hardwoods for maximum flavor. For decades, they’ve taken pride in perfecting their curing and smoking technique – a difference you’ll taste in every delicious bite. I know you will love it and thanks to the coupon…so will your wallet!

okra ingredientsAs you can see, the ingredient list for this recipe is very manageable. Load your coupon then head into Publix and grab what you need. I asked my husband to rate this recipe and he declared my okra poppers were an 8 out of 10. That’s huge considering there’s a vegetable in the mix! He’s my meat and potatoes guy–so to give an okra recipe that high of a rating just validates my opinion–these are so good!!

In addition to being tasty, they are so simple to put together. You simply mix up your filling, push it into the okra and then wrap with Farmland bacon. About 25 minutes in the oven and you’ll have a tasty side or appetizer that everyone will devour!
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Bacon Wrapped Okra Poppers
 
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  • 1 pound fresh okra
  • ½ cup cooked shrimp, chopped
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • ½ teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1 pound Farmland bacon
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425º F.
  2. Mix the shrimp, cheeses and cajun seasoning in a small bowl and set aside.
  3. Carefully cut each okra lengthwise down one side creating a pocket (do not cut through to the opposite side).
  4. Gently spread the pocket and stuff with the shrimp/cheese mixture - mounding on top of the okra.
  5. Cut the Farmland bacon package in half.
  6. Wrap each stuffed okra with a half strip of Farmland bacon - covering the filling and then place on a baking sheet.
  7. Bake in a 425º F oven for 20 - 25 minutes until the bacon is browned and cooked.
Notes
Don't use thick sliced bacon as you will need to stretch the bacon to cover the okra. The thick cut bacon is not as easy to stretch at the classic cut bacon!

Bacon Wrapped AsparagusIf you want a fun Halloween recipe, try my Spooky Bacon Wrapped Asparagus. Simply flip the asparagus over and use a knife to crosshatch the bottom to create the “hair” then wrap with Farmland bacon. Use a food color pen to draw a fun or spooky face. Bake in a 400º F oven for about 30 minutes and serve.  It’s amazing how quickly my kids will devour their veggies when they are festive!

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Flatout Franken-Tacos + More Fun Halloween Recipes & A Giveaway!

Flatout Franken-Tacos
Halloween is next week and I can’t wait!

During this time of the year, I am always thinking about ways to make meals just a little bit festive. I have trained my boys to love the holidays just as much as I do, so they look for me to surprise them with new meals and fun recipes.

Why not add a little excitement to dinner? My Flatout Franken-Tacos are just as easy to whip up as a standard taco, but the fun factor is out of this world!

I start with a Flatout flatbread and fill it with the standard taco fixings. I then fold the Flatout a few times to create a square that contains all those yummy fillings. A quick spread of guacamole followed by creatively placed sour cream, black beans, olives and a tomato slice and the Flatout Franken-Taco comes to life!

Besides being a fun meal, this is also a healthier option than other taco recipes. Flatout flatbread offers a low fat option that’s a good source of fiber plus 0g Tran Fat per serving. Each Flatout flatbread is 140 calories or less and Light versions are just 90 calories. Besides the health factor…they also taste great!

You’ll also love the price. These tasty flatbreads and pizza crusts are a great value. You can find them in the bakery section at Publix. You might find it hard to pick a favorite variety, so I will offer a suggestion…grab a bunch and freeze them! I always have a couple of packs in my freezer. They defrost beautifully and then you can easily whip up your favorite recipes!

flat-out how-to Just a little hint…I think you will want to look for a great BOGO sale on the Flatout Artisan Thin Pizza Crust starting Thursday (Wednesday for some.) You will definitely want to stock up!! Don’t forget to grab a few packs of the flatbreads too and make my Franken-Tacos! You can also find more Halloween recipes using Flatout products HERE.

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Flatout Franken-Tacos
 
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Ingredients
  • Flatout Flatbread
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1½ teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • cheese
  • lettuce
  • guacamole
  • black & green olives
  • tomatoes
  • black beans
  • sour cream
  • taco sauce and any of your other favorite taco fixings
Instructions
  1. Cook the ground beef and onion in a skillet, stirring to crumble until the meat has browned.
  2. Drain the fat and add the water, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and paprika to the meat and stir.
  3. Cook for about 3 -5 minutes then remove from heat.
  4. Place some of the meat down the middle of the Flatout flatbread and top with cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, and your favorite toppings.
  5. Fold the lengthwise sides of the flatbread, slightly overlapping the filling.
  6. Next, fold the ends over the filling creating a square.
  7. Turn the flatbread pocket over and spread with guacamole.
  8. Add black beans for hair.
  9. Use sour cream and black beans to make the eyes.
  10. Black olives make a great scar and green olives are perfect for the neck bolts.
  11. Add a slice of tomato for the mouth and serve.

Flatout Grilled Cheese Jack-o-Lanterns & Boonanas

Need another fun recipe that is super easy? Try my Flatout Grilled Cheese Jack-o-Lanterns with Boonanas. Just fold your Flatout and a little creative trimming with a knife or pizza cutter yields a fun jack-o-lantern. Add some cheese to the middle and grill it for a fun lunch option. The Boonanas are just as easy. You only need to poke some chocolate chips into a banana and serve them up! Quick, festive and delicious!

How would you like to win a gift basket from the folks at Flatout? Three winners will get a gift basket filled with fun fall items AND of course yummy Flatout products!

Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below. You can also get two additional entries…just be sure to leave an additional comment per task completed (up to three comments). As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included.  I will choose the winners on Monday 11/3 at 11 pm.

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  • Leave a comment telling me how you like to use your Flatout. If you haven’t tried Flatout yet, head over and check out the varieties and let me know which you want to try first.

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This post is brought to you by the folks at Flatout. All comments and opinions are my own.

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Crescent Mummy Dogs With Gwaltney Smoked Sausage – Great Price, Great Taste & Great Fun!

Crescent Mummy DogsHalloween is just a few weeks away and I am already getting ready for the fun! If you guys have been hanging out with me for a while, you know how much we love holidays at my house. I love to decorate and entertain, and holidays are just a really good excuse to have some fun! One of the best things about holidays is that you have a great excuse to do fun and tasty themed foods.

Halloween is probably the most fun when it comes to food. I have so many great recipes that I end up cooking “spooky” things all month long. Every year without fail, I make Crescent Mummy Dogs. They are usually what I do for dinner on Halloween night. These are super quick and so much fun. Plus, you can have them done in plenty of time to head out for trick-or-treating.

gwaltney mummy dogsI also like them as they are extremely economical. With the great deal we have on Gwaltney Smoked Sausage at Publix, you can feed your whole neighborhood without breaking the bank! The 40 oz package of Gwaltney Smoked Sausage is just $5.99 right now at Publix and we even have a matching Publix coupon in the Make Your Home Italian booklet. After sale and coupon, you are paying just $4.99 for a family pack…that’s just 36¢ per link! Grab a couple of cans of crescent dough, a pizza cutter, and have the kids help you “wrap” up dinner in a flash!

Gwaltney Smoked Sausage 40 oz, $5.99
-$1/1 Gwaltney Smoked Sausage 40 oz Publix Coupon Make Your Home Italian booklet or PRINT
Just $4.99 for a huge pack – 36¢ per link!

Remember, Gwaltney Smoked Sausages are fully cooked and have a mild blend of spices that make them perfect for the whole family. The kids will love these links. Plus folks with food sensitivities will be happy to know that they are Gluten free and MSG free. That means that you get great taste that will please everyone. When you factor in the fun component, you have the perfect holiday meal!

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Crescent Mummy Dogs With Gwaltney Smoked Sausage
 
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  • Gwaltney Smoked Sausage
  • canned crescent dough
  • mustard or ketchup
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375º F.
  2. Roll out the crescent dough and gently push the pre-perforated pieces back together to form one solid dough sheet.
  3. Use a pizza cutter or sharp knife to cut the dough into thin strips.
  4. Wrap the strips of dough around the Gwaltney Smoked Sausage link leaving an opening for the eyes.
  5. Place the crescent mummies on a baking sheet and cook at 375º F for about 15 minutes or until the dough is golden brown.
  6. Use mustard or ketchup to make dots for the eyes.

This recipe is super simple and I have yet to find anyone who doesn’t grin ear to ear when they see a mummy on their plate. Be sure and grab your Gwaltney Smoked Sausage while you can save big. If I get a chance, I might also show you guys how to make Dead Man’s Fingers. It also uses Gwaltney Smoked Sausage, some ketchup and a just a little creative carving with a knife! Can you guys tell….I can’t wait for Halloween!

This post is brought to you by the folks at Gwaltney.

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Avocado, Bacon & Turkey Wrap On Flatout + 10 Winners Get A “Flatout Free for Fall” Prize Package (Tons Of FREE Flatout!)

Avocado, Bacon & Turkey Wrap

What do you guys do when you need dinner in a pinch? I know if you are visiting me…the last thing you want to do is spend a bunch of money rolling through your local drive thru. Not only is that a super quick way to waste a ton of money but the health factor is typically very low when you opt for dinner from a fast food window!

How about creating your own fast food at home for a fraction of the price? Not only can you save huge amounts of money, you also get great taste that’s easy on the waist line.

Instead of a greasy burger – why not whip up my Avocado, Bacon & Turkey Wrap? This meal comes together in about 15 minutes and offers the taste of a hearty burger with a fraction of the calories. Ground turkey and a package of Flatout Flatbread are my secrets to creating a healthy burger that my guys will devour.

This recipe starts with a pack of Flatout Flatbread…any variety that you like. I generally always have a pack of the Flatout Light Original and Garden Spinach in my freezer. We love all the varieties but those are the two favorites at my house.

flatout-lightIf you haven’t tried Flatout Flatbread…you are really missing out. These babies are perfect for wraps and make the most incredible pizzas that come together in just minutes! Look for Flatout products in the bakery section at Publix. No matter if you opt for the regular or light versions, you’ll get fantastic taste that comes with very nice nutritional stats. Flatout Flatbreads are –

  • Low Fat
  • Good source of fiber
  • 0g Tran Fat per serving
  • Kosher certified
  • 140 calories or less (Light versions are just 90 calories!)

You’ll also love the price. The packages are a great value and means that you can whip up my recipe for much less than the cost of that greasy fast food burger! I have a feeling that we’ll see a BOGO sale very soon…you will want to stock up for sure!

This is a super quick recipe. Instead of forming burgers, I just crumble the meat and cook it with some seasoning. It’s done in under 10 minutes, then it’s just a matter of building your favorite burger. I love using avocado for the flavor plus it acts like a kind of glue for the wrap. Another tip you might like is to used crumbled bacon in your wrap to keep the calories low.  You’ll use a fraction of the amount you’d use if you used full strips but you still get that delicious bacon-y burger taste in every bite!flatout turkey wrap

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Avocado, Bacon & Turkey Wrap
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 package Flatout Flatbread - any flavor
  • ½ teaspoon of olive oil
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons dry golden onion soup mix
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 avocados, mashed
  • 4 strips cooked bacon, crumbled
  • your favorite burger toppings - lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, pickles, mustard, ketchup, etc.
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet and add the ground turkey and chopped onion,
  2. Cook over medium high until the turkey is cooked through, crumbling as you stir.
  3. Add 4 tablespoons of the golden onion soup mix and the water.
  4. Cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes, until the water is absorbed.
  5. I like to lightly toast one side of my Flatout Flatbread under the broiler for about 1 minute...just to add a nice texture. Do not toast until crispy...just a minute under the broiler will give it a great texture.
  6. Spread a few tablespoons of the mashed avocado all over the broiled side if the flatbread.
  7. Spoon on about ¼ cup of the cooked turkey down the middle of the flatbread and top with the crumbled bacon and your favorite burger toppings.
  8. Roll up the flatbread and serve.

The folks at Flatout came up with a super prize pack for TEN I Heart Publix readers.  How about a “Flatout Free for Fall?” Ten readers will get 25 coupons for FREE Flatout! Wowsa…think about all the Avocado, Bacon & Turkey Wraps that you could make–tee hee!

Entry is simple! You just need to complete the task below. You can also get two additional entries…just be sure to leave an additional comment per task completed (up to three comments). As a reminder, comments left on Facebook, Twitter or other posts will not be included.  I will choose the winners on Monday 10/13 at 11 pm.

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  • Leave a comment telling me how you like to use your Flatout. If you haven’t tried Flatout yet, head over and check out the varieties and let me know which you want to try first.

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Easy Yellow Rice & Gwaltney Smoked Sausage Skillet – Easy Recipe + Great Deal At Publix

Easy Yellow Rice & Smoked Sausage Skillet

What are you guys cooking for dinner tonight? Need something that’s quick, easy AND will please the whole family? Try my Easy Yellow Rice & Gwaltney Smoked Sausage Skillet.

This is the perfect recipe for a busy weeknight. Just grab a pack of Gwaltney Smoked Sausage, a bag of yellow rice mix and a few pantry staples and dinner is on the table in about 30 minutes! I was able to whip this up, help the boys with homework as it cooked and get it all cleaned up in time to get my oldest to baseball practice. This is definitely a busy mom’s kind of meal.

While this meal is super simple it’s also very economical. The 40 oz package of Gwaltney Smoked Sausage is just $5.99 right now at Publix and we even have a matching Publix coupon in the Make Your Home Italian booklet. After sale and coupon you are paying just $4.99 for a family pack…that’s just 36¢ per link! Pair that with a $2 bag of rice and you have dinner for well under $2 per serving – now that’s my kind of dinner!

Gwaltney Smoked Sausage 40 oz, $5.99
-$1/1 Gwaltney Smoked Sausage 40 oz Publix Coupon Make Your Home Italian booklet or PRINT
Just $4.99 for a huge pack – 36¢ per link!

What’s great is that you’ll have plenty of extra Gwaltney Smoked Sausage for another meal, bringing your costs down even further! That 40 oz package of smoked sausage can be used for several meals or you can invite a bunch of friends over for a cookout. The package is the perfect size to feed a crowd!

Gwaltney Smoked SausageGwaltney Smoked Sausages are fully cooked and have a mild blend of spices that’s perfect for the whole family. The kids will love these links. Plus folks with food sensitivities will be happy to know that they are Gluten free and MSG free!

Easy Yellow Rice & Gwaltney Smoked Sausage Skillet - Easy Recipe + Great Deal At Publix
 
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Ingredients
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 4 Gwaltney Smoked Sausage links, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2½ cups chicken broth
  • 8 oz package of yellow rice
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
  • parsley for garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet.
  2. Add the chopped onions and sliced Gwaltney Smoked Sausage.
  3. Cook for 3 -5 minutes until the sausage starts to brown.
  4. Add in the garlic and cook for about a minute, until fragrant.
  5. Stir in the yellow rice and chicken broth.
  6. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and cover.
  7. Cook for 20 minutes and remove from heat.
  8. Allow to sit for 5 minutes while still covered.
  9. Fluff the rice with a fork and stir in the tomato halves.
  10. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Try my recipe and let me know what you think. Need another idea to use up the smoked sausage? While we did see the season change to Fall last week, here in the South our grills will still be going for the next few months.  Why not throw a some links on the grill with a few onions and peppers and you won’t even need to dirty up a pan!

This post is brought to you by the folks at Gwaltney.

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Mushroom & Spinach Stuffed Shells

Mushroom & Spinach Stuffed Shells

Need a recipe that’s easy on the budget and also easy to put together? Try my recipe for Mushroom & Spinach Stuffed Shells.

This one is meat free but the cheesy filling is so yummy, you’ll won’t care that there’s no meat. If you have a crew that just can’t do without the meat, you can always add in some cooked shredded chicken or Italian sausage.

My guys will eat anything that combines pasta and cheese so even though there are “green things” in this one they still gobble it up!

What’s also nice about this one is that you can prep your shells ahead of time and then just toss the whole casserole dish in the fridge and bake it when you need it. My recipe makes a ton of food so you can feed a big group or enjoy leftovers. I love recipes that allow me to have a quick and easy lunch the next day…less work for me!

This recipe is part of the Publix Menu – Week Of 9/25. Here are the other recipes that I have shared  –

Mushroom & Spinach Stuffed Shells
 
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 16 - 20 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 6 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 10 oz spinach
  • 1½ cups ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1½ cups marinara sauce
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375º F.
  2. Cook the shells according to package directions, limiting the took time to about 9 minutes then drain.
  3. While the shells are cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet.
  4. Add the onions and cook until translucent.
  5. Add in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 -2 minutes.
  6. Add the mushrooms and cook until they begin to turn golden brown.
  7. Add the spinach to the veggies and stir, cooking until wilted (about 2 minutes) then remove from heat and allow to cool slightly.
  8. In a large bowl, add the ricotta, egg, ½ cup mozzarella cheese, salt, pepper, Italian seasoning and stir to combine.
  9. Add the vegetables to the cheese mixture and stir to combine.
  10. Pour 1¼ cups of marinara in the bottom of a 4 quart casserole dish.
  11. Fill the cooked shells with the cheese mixture and place in the prepared dish.
  12. Using the remaining ¼ cup of marinara sauce, top each shell with a dollop of sauce and sprinkle with the remaining ½ cup of mozzarella cheese.
  13. Cover with foil and bake in a 375º F oven for 30 minutes.
  14. Remove foil, sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the shells and bake another 15 minutes.
  15. Serve with additional parmesan if desired.

 

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Sausage & Orzo Soup

Sausage & Orzo Soup

Well guys it’s officially Fall. It’s rarely super cold here in the south but when the temperature falls a few degrees I start thinking about soups and stews. I looked in the Publix ad and saw that they had Italian Sausage on sale and immediately thought of one of my favorites – Sausage & Orzo Soup!

I am not sure if there are traditional ingredients in this soup as I kinda made this one up from a version I had at a restaurant a while back. I know the version I had long ago had celery in it…since my husband can’t stand celery in soups – I always leave it out. If you are a fan you can easily add it in when you toss in the carrots. I also threw in some chopped mushrooms at one point. I really liked the addition so now it’s become part of my recipe. I figure the more veggies I can get into my boys is a very good thing. I even tossed in zucchini once but I didn’t really care for the texture so I only did that the one time. ;-)

The fun thing about food and recipes is that you can tweak them until you get them how you like them. The version I am sharing today is so simple and you end up with a very hearty soup that isn’t too heavy but still packed with fantastic flavor. Like most soups, this one is even better as leftovers the next day!

Pair it with a small side salad and my Garlic Breadsticks and you will have a restaurant quality meal for a fraction of the price you’d pay at a nice Italian place!

This recipe is part of the Publix Menu – Week Of 9/25. Here are the other recipes that I have shared so far –

Sausage & Orzo Soup
 
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Serves: 6 - 8
Ingredients
  • 3 Italian Sausage links (removed from casing) - about 9 oz
  • ½ teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 6 oz mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup orzo
  • 6 oz bag baby spinach
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add the olive oil, sausage and onion and cook until the sausage has browned. Be sure to stir to crumble the sausage.
  2. Pour off any excess fat then add the carrots and mushrooms and cook another 2 - 3 minutes.
  3. Toss in the garlic and cook about a minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add the tomatoes, chicken broth, bouillon, bay leaf, oregano, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Add in the orzo and gently boil the soup for another 15 minutes.
  7. Add the spinach and serve.

 

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Easy Calzones

Easy Calzones

With the BOGO sale on pizza dough I wanted to remind you that there are dinner options besides pizza! Why not whip up an Easy Calzone for dinner?

The great thing about a Calzone is that you can customize them for each person in your family. At my house, we all like totally different things. When it comes time for dinner I take requests and build each calzone to specifically for each person.

You can also make the calzones in different sizes. So for my boys, I only need a quarter of a dough ball but I use a half dough ball for the adult versions. That means that I have to buy two dough balls. So I end up with one extra calzone that turns into yummy leftovers.

Now all of my guys prefer their calzone with “sauce in” but I like to make mine without sauce and then just dip it in the a bowl of sauce after it’s cooked. That way I control how much sauce I get per bite.

This recipe is part of the Publix Menu – Week Of 9/25. Here are the other recipes that I have shared so far –

Easy Calzones
 
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Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • Pre-made pizza dough ball (try this recipe)
  • Pizza sauce
  • Mozzarella Cheese
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Variety of topping such as: spinach, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, onions, feta, sun dried tomatoes, etc
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400º F.
  2. Cut the dough ball in half and roll out to a large 12" circle.
  3. Place sauce (if desired) and toppings on half of the circle leaving a ½ inch border.
  4. Fold the other side of the dough over lining up the edges.
  5. Gently push and crimp the edges to seal the calzone.
  6. Place on a parchment lined sheet pan or pizza stone and cook for 15 - 18 minutes or until the top of the crust is golden brown.
  7. Repeat the process with the 2nd dough ball.

 

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