Friday, September 24, 2010

New recipes that I'm trying for the menu plan

I posted several days ago about the 4 week menu plan that I shopped for and I'm using. I have a few recipes in there that I've never tried before, but they looked yummy and I needed some cheap meals!

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna
  • 9 lasagna noodles, cooked
  • 10 oz. frozen spinach, thawed and drained well (squeeze it to get most of the water out)
  • 3 to 4 c. cut up cooked chicken
  • 2 16 oz. jars Alfredo sauce ( I used a double batch of alfredo sauce from my Chicken Alfredo recipe)
  • 4 c. mozzarella cheese
  • 2 pints ricotta cheese (I used a 24 oz. carton of cottage cheese :-) )
In a medium bowl, combine chicken and one jar of alfredo sauce, stir together. In a separate bowl, combine ricotta and drained, cooked spinach, and stir. In a 9 x 13 baking dish, place one layer of lasagna noodles, edges overlapping. Pour chicken and alfredo sauce mixture over noodle layer and spread evenly. Sprinkle 1 cup of shredded mozzarella over chicken mixture. Top with another layer of noodles. Spread spinach mixture evenly over noodles. Pour 1/2 of remaining jar of alfredo sauce over spinach mixture, spread evenly. Sprinkle another cup of mozzarella over sauce, lay on the final noodle layer and top with remaining 2 cups of mozzarella and salt and pepper to taste. Bake 50 to 60 minutes, until top is brown and bubbly.

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore
Clean any unwanted fat from chicken pieces. Add all ingredients to crock pot, mix well, making sure chicken is covered. Cover and cook for 7 to 9 hours. Serve over pasta.

Redneck Casserole (from
  • 1 (28 ounce) can baked beans
  • 6-8 hot dogs
  • 4 cups tater tots
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
Preheat oven to 450°. Pour baked beans into a casserole dish. Cut up your hot dogs into bite sized pieces and throw those into your casserole dish and mix until dogs are well coated with baked bean sauce. Cover the bean and dog mixture with tater tots. Make sure to cover the mixture completely. Bake for 30 minutes or until tater tots are golden brown.

Hawaiian Chicken
Set oven to 350°F. Place chicken in baking dish. Melt butter in large skillet on low heat. Mix corn starch and hot water in glass or small bowl until well blended; set aside. Add excess pineapple juice from can of pineapple chunks.

Sprinkle pineapple chunks over chicken.

Mix brown sugar, salt, vinegar, worcestershire sauce, and chili powder in skillet until well blended.
Turn skillet to medium heat and let simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in ketchup and soy sauce. Stir in corn starch mixture and blend well, sauce will become very thick. Let simmer 2-3 more minutes. Pour sauce over chicken and pineapple chunks.

Bake chicken for 50-60 minutes, or until chicken is cooked completely through.

Chili Dog Casserole (from
  • 2 15 oz cans of chili (I bought chili with beans)
  • 1 package hotdogs
  • 8 to 10 Flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar
Preheat oven to 425°. Spread 1 can of the chili on the bottom of a 9X13 inch baking dish. Roll up franks inside tortillas and place in baking dish, seam side down, on top of chili. Top with remaining can of chili and sprinkle with cheese. Cover dish with aluminum foil and bake for 30 minutes.


  1. The alfredo lasagna sounds marvelous! As soon as I get back to menu planning we're gonna have to try that!

  2. Kelly, it was GREAT! My KIDS went back for second and third helpings!

  3. glad i found your blog..i am on cafemom in your domestic diva group..i am organizer diva..and you have some yummy recipes on here!!