One-Pot 30-Minute Meals
From p. 32 of the January/February 2008 Issue
of Simple & Delicious
In addition to Susan Davis’ Grand Prize-winning recipe for Zucchini Crescent Pie, these recipes are also prepared in one dish and can be made in about 30 minutes or less. They’re deliciously comforting ways to serve up a sensational supper for your family.
Looking for a tasty alternative to meat-and-potatoes meals? Try Vegetarian Linguine. The colorful pasta dish was the brainchild of Jane Bone’s oldest son. The Cape Coral, Florida cook says this stick-to-the-ribs supper takes advantage of fresh mushrooms, zucchini and other vegetables as well as basil and provolone cheese.
Laura Schimanski of Coaldale, Alberta came up with Chicken Stroganoff, a variation on beef Stroganoff, as a way to use up roasted chicken. It was a hit! "I’m usually the only one in my family who enjoys noodles," admits Laura, "but even our son will have more when they’re topped with the creamy chicken."
"My mother gave me the recipe for Savory Sausage and Peppers that’s loaded with colorful pepper chunks," says Rickey Madden from Americus, Georgia. "I like to use a soup mix that adds a hint of garlic, but you can substitute other varieties to suit your family’s tastes."
Add your family’s favorite picante sauce to ground beef, black beans and corn, then watch how quickly they empty their bowls. "Southwest Beef Stew freezes well," adds Janet Brannan of Sidney, Montana, "I keep a batch on hand for quick, nutritious meals."
As a student attending college full-time, Jennifer Gouge often found that time in her Lubbock, Texas kitchen was limited. Chicken Tortilla Chowder helped her have a hot meal on the table when her husband got home. "He’s a real meat-and-potatoes man," she explains, "but he absolutely loves this thick, creamy chowder with tortilla strips that puff up like homemade noodles."