Spicy Sausage Pasta (1 tbsp olive oil, 1 lb smoked sausage, 1.5 cups diced onion, 2 cloves minced garlic, 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth, 1 10 oz can Ro-Tel tomatoes and green chiles, 1/2 cup heavy cream, 8 oz penne pasta, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper, 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, 1/3 cup thinly sliced scallions.) . . .
Crack Potatoes or Loaded Potato Casserole 2 (16oz) containers sour cream 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded 2 (3oz) bags real bacon bits 2 packages Ranch Dip mix 1 large (28 - 30oz) bag frozen hash brown potatoes - shredded kind Combine first 4 ingredients, mix in hash browns. Spread into a 9x13 pan. Bake at 400 for 45-60 minutes. *divided the potatoes into 3 small 7x7 disposable foil pans and froze them. I wrapped them with plastic wrap and then foil.*
This was another one of our favorites in the 70s Very inexpensive and very easy to make. Just recently found this recipe hand-written by my Mom, and the warm feelings flood back to me, because this was a true favorite in our house. Little did I know that she was on such a tight budget, yet made things like this that we all loved!! NOTE: The meat that was used in this recipe always varied, according to whatever we had available at the time.
FRITO PIE CASSEROLE 1 bag Frito's 1 can Ro-Tel shredded cheese 1 med. onion, chopped 1 tsp. salt 1 lb. ground beef, taco seasoning Brown beef with seasoning, onion and salt. Then layer meat, Frito's, Ro-Tel and cheese in baking dish. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until cheese melts through mixture