Hearty Banana Oat Flapjacks

Hearty Banana Oat Flapjacks

Ingredients

  • 2 large ripe bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 1 cup fat-free milk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Aunt Jemima® syrup, warmed
  • Banana slices (optional)
  • Coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. In medium bowl, combine banana slices and sugar; stir to coat slices with sugar. Set aside.
  2. In large bowl, combine flour, oats, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; mix well. In medium bowl, combine milk, egg and oil; blend well. Add to dry ingredients all at once; mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. (Do not overmix.)
  3. Heat griddle over medium-high heat (or preheat electric skillet or griddle to 375°F). Lightly grease griddle. For each pancake, pour scant 1/4 cup batter onto hot griddle. Top with four or five banana slices. Turn pancakes when tops are covered with bubbles and edges look cooked. Serve with warm syrup and, if desired, additional banana slices and nuts.

Notes

Recipe Credit: Aunt Jemima

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Triple Layer Lasagna

Triple Layer Lasagna

Yield: 12

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Box Lasagna Noodles
  • 2 Jars Marinara Sauce
  • 4 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 2 Eggs, lighten beaten
  • 1 Lb. Italian Sausage, cooked and drained
  • 15 Oz. Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and separate.
  3. In large saucepan, combine cooked meat and 1 1/2 jars marinara sauce. Simmer 5 minutes.
  4. In large bowl, combine ricotta, 3 1/2 cups mozzarella, parmesan and eggs.
  5. Grease 13x9 inch baking dish. Spread 3/4 cup marina over bottom of dish.
  6. Place 3-4 lasagna noodles on bottom, overlapping slightly.
  7. Spread half of cheese mixture over lasagna followed by half of meat mixture.
  8. Add another layer of noodles, followed by remaining cheese and meat mixtures.
  9. Cover last layer with remaining noodles and remaining marinara sauce. Then sprinkle with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  10. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake additional 10 minutes.
  11. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.
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Crumb Coated Cod Fillet

Crumb Coated Cod

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup whole wheat white flour
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp water
  • 1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 1/2 tsp ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1 Tbsp salt-free Italian herb seasoning
  • 4 cod fillets (4 ounces each)

Instructions

  1. In a shallow bowl, combine the flour and pepper. In another shallow bowl, whisk eggs and water. In a third shallow bowl, combine the bread crumbs, cheese, dressing mix and seasoning. Coat fillets with flour mixture, then dip in egg mixture and coat with crumb mixture.
  2. Place fillets on a greased baking sheet. Bake at 425° for 15-20 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork, turning once.
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Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Chicken Breasts, pounded into 1/2 inch thickness
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs, dried, seasoned
  • 1 Jar (24 oz.) Spaghetti Sauce
  • 1 1/2 Cups Mozzarella Cheese, grated
  • 2/3 Cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
  • 1 Lb. Spaghetti, cooked per package directions

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Add breadcrumbs to wide, shallow bowl.
  3. In separate wide, shallow bowl, whisk together egg and milk.
  4. Coat one chicken breast in egg mixture first, then coat with breadcrumbs. Repeat with remaining chicken breasts. Place chicken breasts in single layer in baking dish.
  5. Top each breast with a layer of each cheeses. Top with sauce, followed by another layer of each of the cheeses.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until juices run clear and cheese starts to brown.
  7. During last 15 minutes of baking, cook spaghetti noodles.
  8. Serve chicken on top of hot, cooked spaghetti.
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Have Left Over Rotisserie Chicken?

Jayne

I’m so excited because I found a new recipe that has avocado in it and I love avocado!!!

Besides being a healthy item, this recipe can be served as a great appetizer, a light easy dinner or a great healthy snack for the kids. This is so quick to make and I served it for an appetizer at a party I was invited to and it was the hit of the party.

I purchase rotisserie chicken on a regular basis and never know what to do with leftover chicken and now this is the perfect recipe to use up your leftovers.

Get the recipe for these awesome Chicken Avocado Salad Roll Ups here

This is such a great treat….enjoy!!!

Jayne,
Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli

Ground Beef Pasta Primavera

Ground Beef Pasta Primavera

This Italian-inspired recipe is a one-pot, fun to make and eat dish that combines ground beef, pasta, fresh zucchini and yellow squash. This Beef. It's What's For Dinner. recipe is certified by the American Heart Association®.

Ingredients

  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef, 93% Lean
  • 1 Can (14.5 Oz.) Reduced Sodium Beef Broth
  • 1 Cup Whole Wheat Pasta, uncooked
  • 2 Zucchini or Yellow Squash, cut in half lengthwise then crosswise into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 Can (14.5 Oz.) No Salt Added Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Add Ground Beef; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally. Pour off drippings.
  2. Stir in broth, pasta, squash, tomatoes and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook 9 to 11 minutes or until pasta and squash are almost tender and sauce is slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.

Notes

Dietitian's Tip: Cooking times are for fresh or thoroughly thawed Ground Beef. Ground Beef should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F. Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness. Recipe provided by BeefItsWhatsForDinner

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Hatch Chile Omelet

Hatch Chile Omelet

Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • Cooking Spray
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Tbsp Whole Milk
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 Pinch Black Pepper
  • 1/3 Cup Shredded Low-Fat Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1 Hatch Chile, roasted, peeled, stemmed, seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped Tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Lightly coat an 8-inch nonstick skillet with cooking spray, then preheat over medium-high heat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper until blended, hen pour mixture into pan.
  3. As omelet cooks, gently lift the edges with spatula to allow uncooked egg mixture to run underneath. When egg mixture is no longer runny but still wet, use spatula to loosen edges of omelet and flip over.
  4. Quickly sprinkle cheese and chiles in a line down the center of the omelet and fold the omelet to cover the filling.
  5. Move omelet onto warm plate and top with sour cream, tomatoes or any other desired toppings.
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Dijon Crusted Chicken Breasts

Dijon Crusted Chicken Breasts

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup whole wheat dry bread crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each)
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. Place the first five ingredients in a shallow bowl.
  2. Brush chicken with mustard; roll in crumb mixture.
  3. Bake the chicken at 350 Degrees Fahrenheit for approx. 25 minutes and until the internal temperature 165°.

Notes

Dietitian's Tips: Serve on a bed of Zucchini Noodles with a side of your favorite fruit or vegetables!

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Hatch Chile Chicken Alfredo

Hatch Chile Chicken Alfredo

Yield: 8

Ingredients

  • 4 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 4 Tbsp Olive Oil, divided
  • Melissa's Hatch Chile Powder
  • Salt
  • 3 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1/4 Cup Dry White Wine
  • 3 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Cup Roasted, Peeled, Stemmed, Seeded and chopped Hatch Chiles
  • 1 Lb. Uncooked Fettuccine or Zucchini Noodles
  • 3/4 Cup Grated Parmesan, divided
  • 1 tsp Fine Sea Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/2 Cup Thinly Sliced Green Onion, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. If using fettuccine noodles, bring large pot of salted water to a boil
  2. In large cast-iron skillet, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil over high heat until shimmering. Season chicken with Hatch Chile powder and salt. Brown chicken in skillet, 2-3 minutes per side.
  3. Transfer chicken to baking sheet and bake until internal temperature reaches 165ºF on an instant-read thermometer, about 10 minutes. Let cool slightly, then slice into strips.
  4. Heat cast-iron skillet over medium heat and ad the 2 remaining Tbsp of oil along with garlic. Sauté garlic 2-3 minutes until lightly browned. Stir in wine,then add in heavy cream. Bring mixture to a simmer and cook until sauce is creamy and reduced by half, 10-15 minutes.
  5. Add chiles and chicken to sauce, store to coat and keep warm.
  6. Meanwhile, cooke fettuccine al dente according to package directions; drain. If using zucchini noodles, heat medium saucepan with olive oil, add zucchini and any desired seasonings. Fry, stirring occasionally, to desired doneness.
  7. Add 1/2 cup parmesan to the sauce and season with sea salt and pepper.
  8. To serve, place pasta or zucchini on large rimmed plate and top with cream sauce. Garnish with green onions and remaining parmesan.
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Quesadilla Burgers

Quesadilla Burgers

Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil, divided
  • 8 Small corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Pico de Gallo
  • 1 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine ground beef, garlic, jalapeño, and chili powder. Season with salt and pepper and mix well.
  2. Divide mixture into four large, thin patties.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook patties about 4 minutes per side, or until fully cooked.
  4. Set burgers aside, covered to keep warm, and wipe skillet clean. In same skillet over medium heat, heat remaining oil. Add one tortilla and top with cheese.
  5. Once cheese has melted and tortilla is browned, remove tortilla from pan and repeat with second tortilla.
  6. Once second tortilla is almost browned, place burger in center along with pico de galo and cilantro. Top with the first tortilla. Remove from pan and serve hot.
  7. Repeat for remaining ingredients and burgers.

Notes

Additional Topping Ideas: Avocado, Sour Cream, Lettuce, Tomato, Black Beans, Corn, Salsa

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Memorial Day Weekend

Wow! I didn’t think Memorial Day Weekend would ever get here with all the snow that we had this spring. It’s the official week to summer kickoff and that means, fishing, camping, graduation parties and family reunions. I usually entertain that weekend and I am always looking for easy quick ideas because I want to be outside in the fresh air by the lake and enjoying my company. So, I have a recipe that I want to share with you that you can make ahead of time and it’s so quick and easy you to will be able to enjoy your company outdoors instead of working in the kitchen! 

Creamy Pesto Pasta Salad

  • 7 oz. Classico Traditional Basil Pesto Sauce
  • ¼-cup Mayonnaise
  • 2-1/2 cups Rotini Pasta, cooked
  • ½-cup Ripe Olives, sliced
  • 3-Tablespoons Oil Packed Chopped Sundried Tomatoes, drained
  • ½-teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼-cup Shredded Parmesan Cheese, Optional
  1. Mix pesto and mayonnaise in large bowl. 
  2. Add remaining ingredients. Mix lightly. 
  3. Chill for 1 hour and serve. 
  4. Optional:  Sprinkle shredded Parmesan cheese on top. Serves 6

Now to top that great salad off make sure to pick up Simply Lemonade out of our Dairy Department. Exciting news they now have Peach Lemonade and it is awesome and so refreshing. I promise you will want to serve this all summer long!

Have a great and safe holiday weekend!!
Jayne,
Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli

Italian Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Italian Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken leg quarters
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • ¾ tsp Italian seasoning
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Lemon slices and fresh rosemary sprigs, for garnish (optional)

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking dish.
  2. Place chicken leg quarters skin-side-up in baking dish. Brush with melted butter.
  3. In a small bowl, combine Italian seasoning, salt and red pepper. Sprinkle seasoning mixture over chicken. Drizzle with lemon juice.
  4. Bake for 50-60 minutes (uncovered), until internal temperature reaches a minimum of 165 degrees F,  chicken is no longer pink and juices run clear.

Crunchy Enchilada Casserole

Crunchy Enchilada Casserole

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 16 Oz. Can Refried Beans
  • 8 Oz. Bottle Taco Sauce
  • 1 Bag Tortilla Chips
  • 2 Cups Shredded Mexican Style or Cheddar Cheese 

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF
  2. Brown ground beef in large skillet; drain. Stir in beans and taco sauce; mix well. 
  3. Place generous layer of tortilla chips into ungreased baking dish. Top with meat mixture; cover and bake for 25 min. 
  4. Remove from oven, top with another layer of chips, and cover with cheese. Bake additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. 
  5. Serve hot. 

Hamburger & Noodle Soup

Hamburger & Noodle Soup

 
Ingredients
  • 1 Lb. Lean Ground Beef
  • 1-2 Celery Stalks, chopped
  • 1 Package Dry Onion Soup Mix
  • 1 Can Petite Diced Tomatoes
  • 6 Cups Water
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 2 Cups Frozen Mixed Vegetables, thawed
  • 2-3 Cups Egg Noodles
Instructions
  1. In large skillet, brown hamburger until thoroughly cooked; drain.
  2. In large pot, combine all ingredients except vegetables and noodles.
  3. Let simmer for 1 hour or until celery becomes tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add vegetables and noodles, bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
  5. Cook until noodles are done, about 20 minutes. Serve hot.

Layered Beef Salad

Layered Beef Salad

Ingredients
  • 3 Oz. Cooked Lean Beef (Top Sirloin Steak, Strip Steak, Tenderloin Steak or Flank Steak), cut into slices
  • 3 Cups Mixed Salad Greens or Chopped Romaine Lettuce
  • 1/2 Cup Assorted Vegetables (Shredded Carrots, Sliced Cucumber, Grape Tomatoes, Sliced Radish, Sugar Snap Peas)
  • 1/4 Cup Cooked Small Pasta, Rinsed Drained Chickpeas or Great Northern Beans
  • Dressing
  • 1/4 Cup Greek or Plain Nonfat Yogurt
  • 1 tsp Honey
  • 1/8-1/4 tsp Chipotle Pepper Sauce
  • 1/8 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 2 tsp Orange Juice
  • 1/8 tsp Salt
Instructions
  1. Combine dressing ingredients in bottom of medium container or small bowl with lid.
  2. Layer salad greens, vegetables, pasta or beans and beef on top of dressing. Close lid securely or cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Before serving, shake covered container to coat salad well.