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Desserts

My Peanut Butter S’mores Style Panini could not be more delicious and simple to prepare!  Dessert just got a bit sweeter!
Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

What a fun day in the kitchen it was making these outrageous sweet grilled sandwiches!! Packed with creamy peanut butter, marshmallows and melty chocolate…you are in for a treat!

Fun recipe to make with the kids, be prepared for messy sweet hands.

Hope you enjoy!

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

I used Thomas Bagel Thins for the bread.  I love the thin layers!  Perfect for sandwiches, cream cheese and so much more.

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

A closer look at the bagel slices.  Mmm!

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

I used a chocolate chunk bar for the chocolate layer.  Trader Joe’s has an awesome bloc.

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

Chop a few squares of chocolate.

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

Spread bottom bagels with a thin layer of peanut butter.

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

Top with chocolate chunks.

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

Mini marshmallows….or cut up large marshmallows.

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

Butter a grill pan and place little sandwiches in!

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

Seriously!!!

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

Look at tha ooey gooey fabulousness!

Peanut Butter S'mores Style Panini

Peanut Butter S’mores Style Panini

Peanut Butter S'mores Style PaniniPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 5 min | Total time: 15 min

Ingredients

  • 4 Thomas Bagel Thins, split
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk chocolate chunks
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted

Directions

  1. Heat a grill pan over medium heat.
  2. Place bagels cut side up onto counter, one half of the bagels spread evenly with peanut butter and top with chocolate chunks and marshmallows. Close with top bagels.
  3. Place butter into skillet to melt. Add bagel sandwiches, let cook and melt until chocolate and marshmallows begin to melt. Carefully flip and cook until both sides are toasted. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

Makes 4 Servings

This post is in partnership with Thomas Breads, however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Appetizers and Sides

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip is going to knock your socks off. Perfect for your upcoming parties. Careful, it goes quick!
The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

Party food is so much fun to develop….and even more fun to eat.  My family enjoys Mexican food on so many times during the week, it’s hands down some of our favorite food to enjoy as a family.

I put together two of our favorite things…homemade queso dip and bean dip.  Wait until they are combined and baked to perfection.  It’s a match made in bean dip heaven.  Perfect for Cinco de Mayo or any party with hungry guests.  This one does not disappoint.

Hope you enjoy!

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

 

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new recipes.  I used their refried beans to help create my Ultimate dip today.

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

 

To make homemade queso, you’ll start with a simple roux.  Melt butter and whisk in flour, salt and pepper.  Next, you’ll whisk in some heavy cream until thickened then stir in the cheese.

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

 

Stir in a 10 ounce can of diced tomatoes with green chile to your cheese sauce.

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

 

Stir in your queso sauce right to the beans.  Magic is about to take place :)

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

 

I transferred the dip to individual baking dishes, but you can use a 9×13 inch baking dish just as well.

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

 

Top with additional cheese!

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

 

Perfect.  Now bake until melty and hot.

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

 

There’s the ticket.  Now go grab some great tortilla chips and dig in!

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

 

Yah, that’s pretty much what heaven looks like.  Enjoy!

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

The Ultimate Queso Bean Dip

The Ultimate Queso Bean DipPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 25 min | Total time: 40 min

Ingredients

  • Two 16 ounce cans Old El Paso Refried Beans
  • 4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with green chilies, mild

Directions

  1. Place beans into large mixing bowl, stirring and mashing to combine.
  2. Place butter into a small saucepan over medium heat to melt. Whisk in flour, salt and pepper, stirring for about 60 seconds. Slowly stir in heavy cream, whisking continuously until thickened. Once thickened, reduce heat to low and stir in 1 1/2 cups of cheese until melted smooth and thick. Stir in can of tomatoes, stirring to combined. Pour queso over beans, stir to combine. Transfer bean mixture to individual baking dishes or a 9×13 inch baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove and serve warm with tortilla chips.

Makes 8-10 Servings

This post is in partnership with Old El Paso however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Breakfast and Brunch

This Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel is sweet, rich and absolutely a must for banana bread lovers!
Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Banana bread is one of my favorite things to bake for my family.  I get a little excited every time I see bananas that have gotten dark because I know I’ll be making banana bread!

Have you tried roasting your bananas before adding them to your batter?  They become caramelized from the butter and brown sugar…literally a dream.  Sweet and rich.  So excited for you to try this new recipe!

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

It’s such a pleasure partnering with Quaker’s 3 Minute Steel Cut Oats today.  We love oatmeal for breakfast at our house and I LOVE baking with oatmeal so this was a great partnership.  I had such a blast creating this recipe with their oats in the streusel.  Crunchy sweet topping in every bite.

Their Steel Cut Oats are made with 100% whole grain oats that are expertly cut to preserve the hearty texture of the whole oat, new Quaker® Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats cooks in minutes to make breakfast both convenient and tasty.

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Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Slice 2 large ripe bananas into 1/2 inch slices.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Place into ramekin or other small baking dish of choice.  Top with cubed cold butter and brown sugar.  Bake then remove and let cool for 10 minutes.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel

Prepare your banana bread batter…wet ingredients then dry.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Transfer batter into small loaf pan lightly sprayed with cooking spray.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Prepare the oat streusel using the Quaker 3-Minute Steel Cut Oats.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel

Place all of the streusel ingredients into a food processor.  Pulse until crumbly dough starts to form.

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Place streusel pieces on top of banana bread batter and bake!

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Let your bread cool completely before slicing.  It will be worth the wait, trust me!

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Crunchy sweet oat streusel in every bite.  Mmm!

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streuse

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat Streusel

Caramelized Roasted Banana Bread with Oat StreusePrep time: 25 min | Cook time: 60 min | Total time: 1 hour 25 min

Ingredients

Caramelized Roasted Bananas

  • 2 large bananas
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed

Banana Bread

  • 1 stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Oat Streusel

  • 4 tablespoons cold butter, unsalted and cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Quaker 3 Minute Steel Cut Oats
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Place sliced bananas into a baking dish. Place butter evenly over bananas and sprinkle brown sugar on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. To prepare banana bread, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Cream butter and sugar in large bowl until well combined. Stir in egg and vanilla then roasted bananas. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt. Stir until combined then transfer to lightly greased small loaf pan.
  3. To prepare oat streusel place cold butter cubes, flour, brown sugar, oats and cinnamon in food processor. Pulse until mixture becomes a crumbly dough. Remove and place crumbles evenly over banana bread. Bake for 55-65 minutes, until baked through. Let cool completely then slice.

Makes 8 Servings

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Good luck!

This post is in partnership with Quaker Oats however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Desserts

My Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco is the perfect sweet treat to enjoy for any occasion! Fun and chocolatey!
Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Some days are so much fun in the kitchen….today was definitely one of them :)  Putting together this chocolate taco deliciousness was such a treat.  My boys could hardly believe their eyes when they saw me painting chocolate on taco shells, ha!

Not only is this fun taco incredibly delicious, it literally takes about 20 minutes from start to finish.

If you are looking to impress your guests on Mexican food night, this dessert taco is your ticket!

Hope you enjoy.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Here’s an idea of the ingredients you’ll need to get started.  Nice and easy.  I used Ghirardelli’s chocolate melts for my chocolate, but use whatever chocolate you’d like.  These melt so nicely.  Love them.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Old El Paso Stand n’ Stuff Taco Shells are our favorite.  No more tacos that fall over.  Such a brilliant shell.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Melt your chocolate and find your favorite pastry brush.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Just like art class, paint your chocolate over the inside and outside of your shells.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

The chocolate hardens pretty quick.  Let them sit while you prepare the apple filling.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Be sure to get your whipped cream whipped so it’s ready to go :)

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Peel and chop 4 large apples.  I used Gala, but just about any variety will work great.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Pour your apple chunks into a hot skillet with melted butter.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Add some brown sugar.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Add ground cinnamon and stir to combine.  Let cook for about 5 minutes.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Spoon that gorgeous apple filling into your chocolate tacos.

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Top each taco with a nice dollop of whipped cream and some chocolate shavings.  Enjoy!

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Apple Pie Style Chocolate Taco

Apple Pie Style Chocolate TacoPrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 10 min | Total time: 20 min

Ingredients

  • 4 Old El Paso Stand n’Stuff Taco Shells
  • 1 cup melted chocolate
  • 3 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 4 large chopped peeled gala apples
  • 3 tablespoons light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons grated chocolate, optional

Directions

  1. Place taco shells onto a parchment lined baking sheet. With a pastry brush, brush melted chocolate inside and half way up outside of taco shell. Place on baking sheet to let chocolate dry.
  2. Place butter into large skillet over medium heat to melt. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt, stirring to combine. Let cook for 5 minutes then reduce heat to low.
  3. To prepare whipped cream, place cream and sugar into a medium mixing bowl. Whisk until whipped cream forms. When chocolate has dried, spoon apple filing into taco shells. Top each taco warm, with a dollop of whipped cream and grated chocolate.

Makes 4 Servings

This post is in partnership with Old El Paso, however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Breakfast and Brunch


My Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake makes the perfect breakfast or brunch treat for your family and friends!

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

It’s such a pleasure partnering with Thomas Breads this year to bring you some fun creative recipes using their delicious bagels and English muffins!  I developed the most delicious French toast bake with Thomas’s Maple French Toast Bagels.  They are soft, cinnamon-y and maple delicious.  So excited for you to try this!

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

These bagels.  Can’t even begin to say how much we love these!!

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

I split the bagels and cut each of the halves in 8 triangles.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

Time to get the egg mixture ready!

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

A nice splash of vanilla.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

Brown sugar up next.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

Lots of cinnamon :)

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

Give a good whisk then pour over bagels in casserole dish.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

Perfect, just a couple other sweet toppings.

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

Top with mini chocolate chips and chopped pecans.  Time to bake!

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

Whisk up a sweet drizzle and pour over a nice bowl of French toast bake!  Enjoy!

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast Bake

Pecan Chocolate Chip Maple French Toast BakePrep time: 10 min | Cook time: 35 min | Total time: 45min

Ingredients

  • 3 Thomas Maple French Toast Bagels, split
  • 8 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream (you can use milk if needed)
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Sweet Icing Drizzle

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons heavy cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cut bagels into eighths and place into baking dish. Place eggs, cream, brown sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and salt into a large mixing bowl. Whisk to combined then pour evenly over cut bagels. With spoon, press bagels into egg base. Top with pecans and chocolate chips. Bake for 35-40 minutes, until eggs are set. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. To prepare sweet icing, whisk powdered sugar and cream until smooth, drizzle over warm bake. Cut into squares and serve.

Makes 8-10 Servings

This post in in partnership with Thomas Breads however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Dinner

My Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta Bake is a simple weeknight dinner idea the whole family is going to love!
Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

There’s nothing I love more than a new simple to prepare weeknight dinner recipe!  I had a blast creating this new recipe in partnership with Imagine Foods.  Their line of creamy soups are amazing.  So many delicious varieties.  Visit Imaginefoods.com to check out all 20 creamy and delicious flavors, as well as a $1 off coupon.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

For my recipe today I used this delicious Creamy Tomato Soup.

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Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

To start, cook your pasta according to package directions.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

Melt butter in a large skillet.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

Add your cooked drained pasta.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

A little salt and pepper.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta Bake

A little garlic salt and bacon pieces stirred into the pasta.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

You’ll need 2 cups of the Creamy Tomato Soup.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta Bake

A little cumin, paprika and some diced tomatoes with peppers.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta-14

Transfer soup to a large skillet and top with fresh cilantro leaves.  Pour pasta right on top.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

Top with cheese please!

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

Time to bake!

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

Oodles of melted cheese.  I just died.

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

Wait until you get your hands on this dish.  You are going to love it!  Enjoy :)

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese Bacon Pasta Bake

Mexi-Style Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese PastaPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 20min | Total time: 35 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound dry/uncooked penne pasta, I used mini
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup cooked crumbled bacon
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 Cups Imagine Creamy Tomato Soup
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes with peppers
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Place butter into a large skillet over medium heat to melt. When melted add pasta, bacon pieces, garlic salt and pepper. Stir to combine them remove from heat.
  2. Place Imagine Creamy Tomato Soup into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in cumin and paprika to combine. Pour soup into bottom of a 10 inch cast iron skillet. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves then top with pasta. Top with cheese and bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove and serve warm.

Makes 4-6 Servings

This post in in partnership with Imagine Foods however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Desserts

My Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie is simple, delicious and perfect for any special occasion!
Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

I am thrilled to partner with Crisco today to bring you this drop dead gorgeous peanut buttery creamy pie. I used Crisco’s Cream Cheese Pie Crust recipe.  It was so simple to whip up that I can’t wait to make another pie!  See the recipe HERE.

Can’t wait for you to try my new pie recipe!  Scroll below to see how easy it is to prepare!

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

You’ll start with Crisco’s All-Vegetable Shortening.

1

Beat the shortening and cream cheese until smooth then add your flour.

2

Add salt and beat until dough forms.  Knead dough a few times and form into a round .  Chill for a couple hours.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Roll your dough into about a 10 inch round and place into pie plate.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Poke holes in bottom and sides of pie and bake for about 15 minutes.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Remove from oven and let cool completely.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Time for the filling!!

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Add the cream cheese and peanut butter to your stand mixer.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Brown sugar and heavy cream up next!

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Now for the crushed Butterfingers.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Giver a good mix and we’re ready to transfer.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Transfer your pie filling to cooled pie crust.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Whip up a simple homemade whipped cream to top it all off.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Lots of whipped cream on top then sprinkle with more crushed Butterfinger.

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Chocolate curls for good measure :)

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Chill this beauty until you are ready to serve.  Prepare your tastebuds for deliciousness!

Be sure to follow Crisco on Facebook for a special Pi Day Coupon for Crisco Baking Sticks!  #CriscoKnowsPie #PiDay

Be sure to check out my friend Shelly’s GORGEOUS pie today too!

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese Pie

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cream Cheese PiePrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min Ingredients

  • 1 Crisco Cream Cheese Pie Recipe
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • three regular size Butterfingers Candy Bars, crushed and divided
  • 1 cup chocolate curls

Homemade Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

Directions

  1. Prepare Crisco Cream Cheese Pie Crust according to recipe HERE. Chill dough for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Roll out pie dough to 1/4 inch thick and about 10 inch round. Carefully transfer dough to a 9 inch pie plate. Fold edges under if desired. With the tips of a fork, poke holes into bottom and sides of dough. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until slightly golden. Remove and let cool completely.
  3. Place cream cheese and peanut butter into a stand mixer, beating until smooth. Add brown sugar, heavy cream and 2 crushed candy bars, mixing to combine. Transfer to cooled pie crust and spread evenly.
  4. To prepare whipped cream, place cream and sugar into a stand mixer bowl with whisk attachment, beating on high until whipped cream forms. Remove and top over pie. Top with remaining crushed candy bar and chocolate curls. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Makes 8 Servings

This post in in partnership with Crisco, however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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Appetizers and Sides

My Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls make the perfect appetizer for any party and great for game day eats!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

So excited to share this fun appetizer with you today!  It’s always a pleasure working with Old El Paso to bring you new recipes with an awesome Mexican flare.

I transformed my idea of a 7 layer bean dip into these adorable bite size bread bowls that you can gobble up in a few bites.  All of my favorite flavors layered together in a perfectly fit in your hand recipe!

Hope you enjoy!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

You’ll start with some of my favorite ingredients in a 7 layer bean dip.  I added Old El Paso Taco Seasoning to the sour cream and refried beans…so much great flavor!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

You’ll need French Bread dough for the mini bread bowls.  I used Pillsbury, the Simply line.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

You’ll slice the dough into 12 pieces.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Press the dough in bottom and up sides of muffin tin cups.  As soon as your remove them from the oven, use the bottom end of a wooden spoon and press out the centers to form little bowls.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Here’s the Old El Paso Taco Seasoning I used.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Add 1 teaspoon of taco seasoning to your sour cream.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Add 2 teaspoons of taco seasoning to your refried beans.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Spread 1 teaspoon of beans into bottom of little bowls then top with 1/2 teaspoon of salsa.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Top with 1/2 teaspoon guacamole and 1/2 teaspoon sour cream.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Top with a pinch of shredded cheddar cheese.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Last but not least, top with a pinch of fresh chopped cilantro and a black olive if you’d like.

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

My little helper was playing cops and robbers with my little appetizers, ha!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

What a crack up, this boy :)

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Serve these babies room temperature and enjoy!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip BowlsPrep time: 15 min | Cook time: 15 min | Total time: 30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 pound French Bread dough, I used Pillsbury
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning, divided
  • 1/4 cup mild salsa
  • 1/4 cup mashed avocado
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 12 sliced black olives

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 12 cup muffin tin with cooking spray.
  2. Unroll french bread dough and place on parchment paper. Cut into 12 equal slices. Press each slice of dough in bottom and up sides of muffin tin cups. Bake for 12 minutes, remove and with the end of a wooden spoon press centers of bread to form little bowls. Remove and set aside.
  3. Place beans and 2 teaspoons of Old El Paso Taco Seasoning into a small bowl. Stir to combine then spread 1 tablespoon into bottom of each bread bowl. Next, layer with 1 teaspoon of salsa. Place avocado, salt and lime juice into a small bowl, stir to combine. For the next layer top with 1 teaspoon of guacamole. Mix sour cream and remaining 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning into a small bowl. Layer 1 teaspoon of cream mixture over guacamole. Top with a pinch of cheese, cilantro and a black olive. Serve room temperature.

Makes 12 Servings

This is a sponsored post in partnership with Old El Paso, however thoughts and opinions are my own.


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