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Sharing my Peanut Butter S’mores Toast today! This post is sponsored with Sara Lee® Butter Bread.
Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

Can hardly believe it’s already Back To School Season!  When my boys come home from school they’re always looking for some snacks.  This recipe literally takes just minutes from start to finish.  One of our favorites!

Recipe Ingredients

Peanut Butter S'mores ToastI love getting my boys in the kitchen to help make these awesome toasts!  So simple, some of their favorite ingredients, and fun to prepare!

Sara Lee® Butter Bread adds the classic flavor combination of bread and butter to your family’s favorite sandwiches.  With a rich, buttery taste, wonderful aroma and velvety texture, this bread brings a delicious flavor to everything you make.  I also love knowing that there’s no high fructose corn syrup, no artificial colors or flavors, 0G Trans Fat and it’s low fat & cholesterol free.

Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

To start this snack, place 4 slices of Sara Lee Butter Bread onto a parchment lined baking sheet.  Spread each piece of bread with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

Top each with 1/2 a graham cracker, split.

Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

I used the s’mores style marshmallows that are more flat than round.  Cut each in half.

Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

Place over the graham cracker layer.

Top Toasts With All of the S’mores Ingredients

Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

Top with half of a chocolate bar or about 6 squares.

Bake Until Melted and Toasted

Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

In a pre-heateed 350 degree oven, bake for about 5-8 minutes.

Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

Remove when marshmallows are puffed and chocolate melted.

Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

Serve warm.  Enjoy!!

Peanut Butter S’mores Toasts

Peanut Butter S'mores Toast

Peanut Butter S'mores Toasts
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, peanut butter, s'mores
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 488 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 slices Sara Lee Butter Bread
  • 8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 8 halves honey graham crackers
  • 4 large marshmallows halved (I used the more flat S'mores marshmallows)
  • 2 chocolate bars halved (4 halves)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place bread slices onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Spread with peanut butter and layer with graham crackers, halved marshmallows and then chocolate bars on top. Bake for 5-8 minutes, or until chocolate is melted and marshmallows puff. Remove and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter S'mores Toasts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 488 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25g 38%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Sodium 485mg 20%
Potassium 408mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 53g 18%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 18g
Protein 14g 28%
Calcium 8.5%
Iron 24.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Sara Lee® Butter Bread. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sara Lee® Bread. The opinions and text are all mine.


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Desserts

 Sharing my Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites today!

So excited to share my Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites with you today!

Always a pleasure partnering with General Mills to bring you family friendly recipes.  One of Pax’s favorite shows is Paw Patrol, he had so much fun helping make this Paw Patrol inspired sweet treat with Pup Power Berry Berry Kix Cereal.

With back to school season here, this is such a fun treat to have for after school.  The kids will love it!

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites

Sneaking bites before we even get started, ha!

Pour Cereal Into Large Mixing Bowl

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites

This is a simple recipe is perfect for getting the kids in the kitchen to help. Once the marshmallows and butter are melted, add cereal to bowl. Love the light berry flavor of the Berry Berry Kix.  We’ve been snacking on it all week!

Add Your Coconut

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites

Sweetened coconut up next!

Add Your Cashews

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites

Time to add the cashews.

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites

Give a good mix, combining all of the ingredients. Love having this cutie in the kitchen with me.  Such a fun helper!

Scoop Cereal Bites Onto Parchment Paper

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites

Using a spoon, lightly greased, spoon about 1/4 cup of cereal onto parchment paper.

Drizzle With Melted Chocolate

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites

Drizzle tops with melted white chocolate.

Top With Sprinkles

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites

Top with colorful sprinkles.

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites

Quick and simple tasty treats perfect for any occasion!  Enjoy!

Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites
Prep Time
20 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cashew, cereal, coconut, dessert
Servings: 28 servings
Calories: 132 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter salted
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 5 cups Berry Berry Kix Cereal
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
  • 1 cup salted halved cashews
  • 1 cup melted white chocolate
  • 2 Tablespoons sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Place butter and marshmallows into a large heat proof bowl into the microwave. Heat until marshmallows are puffed/melty. Remove and quickly add cereal, coconut and cashews. Stir to combine. Spoon about 1/4 cup cereal mixture onto parchment paper forming into rounds. Continue scooping until all cereal is onto parchment, making roughly 28 pieces. Drizzle melted chocolate over tops and top with sprinkles. Let chocolate set up and serve room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Cashew Coconut Berry Berry Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 132 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 65mg 3%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 4.3%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 13.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Desserts

These Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars could not be more delicious and perfect for a back to school weekend dessert!
Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

You are in for such a treat with my Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars!

Bringing you a fun Back To School Weekend Dessert! This time of year is so exciting as our kids start a new school year.  With so much going on, getting used to new schedules, things can get hectic too.

We want to help put you and your family first during this exciting but hectic time of year. One of the biggest things that has helped me for back to school season is organizing and preparing the kids school lunch the night before.  I’m not saying we are perfect at this every day, but when we get lunches made before hand, our mornings seem to go so much smoother and enjoyable.  I also like to make it a team effort.  Mom makes the sandwiches and the kids get their snacks and water bottles ready.  Team effort is always nice.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

I love how General Mills Cereals is on a journey to make cereals even better, while removing things you don’t want so you can feel good about choosing cereal as your child’s first meal of the day. That means removing artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources, and using only real ingredients like honey, cocoa and cinnamon to make your family’s favorite General Mills cereals likes Honey Nut Cheerios, Chex, Cocoa Puffs, Cinnamon Toast Crunch and many more.

Today, more than 90 percent of General Mills cereal recipes do not have artificial flavors and colors from artificial sources.

Pour Dry Ingredients into Mixing Bowl

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

To make these gooey bars, start by adding your cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Give a nice stir and prepare your peanut butter sauce.

Prepare The Marshmallow Sauce

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Heat up your corn syrup, brown sugar and peanut butter into a saucepan until it comes to a low boil.  You’ll stir in your vanilla and salt too.

Pour Into Cereal Mixture and Work Quick!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Pour right over your cereal mixture.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Give a nice stir.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

The trick is to not eat it out of the bowl at this point.  Warm gooey bites of heaven right here 🙂

Transfer To Baking Dish

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Transfer to your lined baking dish.  Note: Spray your parchment with cooking spray, the bars will come out of the pan much easier.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Spread your mixture as evenly as possible.

Drizzle With Chocolate

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Drizzle with chocolate.

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

A little drizzle of white chocolate too!  Let cool and set up for a good hour before cutting into squares.

Cut Into Squares

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

These bars are so great for transporting to parties, the kids and adults love them!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

The gooey factor is off the charts.  Enjoy!

Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars

Check out my fun videos on how I make these fun bars!

Tips For Gooey Chocolate Peanut butter Crunch Bars

  • Have all of your ingredients measured out before starting recipe
  • Once marshmallow mixture is melted, you’ll want to work quick
  • Grease your mixing spoon, so mixture doesn’t stick while stirring
Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal, chocolate, dessert, peanut butter
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 417 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Reese's Peanut Butter Puff's Cereal
  • 3 cups Chocolate Cheerios Cereal
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup white candy melts melted (I use Ghirardelli)
  • 1 cup chocolate candy melts melted (I use Ghirardelli)
Instructions
  1. Place cereal and marshmallows into a large mixing bowl. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with parchment paper and spray generously with cooking spray.
  2. Place brown sugar, corn syrup and peanut butter into a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir and let boil for one minute. Remove and stir in vanilla and salt. Pour over cereal mixture, stirring until well combined, the marshmallows will melt while stirring. Pour cereal mixture into prepared baking dish spreading and pressing evenly, will be sticky, doesn't have to be perfect. Drizzle top layer with melted white chocolate then with melted chocolate. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Gooey Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 417 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 412mg 17%
Potassium 253mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 68g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 56g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 6.8%
Vitamin C 3.8%
Calcium 10.4%
Iron 21.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with General Mills. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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These Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats could not be more simple to prepare and great for any party or snack!
Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

You are in for such a treat with my Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats today!

Love getting the kids in the kitchen with me, especially when school is out for summer.  We’re always creating something delicious together.  Simple treats like these are a great way to enjoy some time together in the kitchen!

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Ingredients

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Love making fun treats with my boys.  This simple line up of ingredients will get your krispie treats on the table in no time.  These are great for bringing to parties or even fun for after school snacks when the kids have all of their friends over.

Melt Marshmallows

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Melt your marshmallows and butter in a large heat proof mixing bowl.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Add your Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Gently stir in your cereal.

Combine All Ingredients

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

This is one fabulous gooey bowl 🙂

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Add your chocolate chips.  These will partially melt as you stir  your treats.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Add your crushed toffee bar pieces and give another gentle stir.

Transfer To Baking Dish

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Press evenly into a parchment or wax paper lined 9 x 13 inch baking dish and let cool before cutting into squares.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Love how chocolatey these treats are.

Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

Bites of toffee pieces throughout.  Don’t forget to take a moment to “stop and smell the chocolate” and share your #Simply5

Tips For Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats

  • Have all of your ingredients measured out in advance.
  • Grease your mixing spoon so ingredients don’t stick while stirring.  This is a lifesaver.
  • Once your marshmallows have been combined with the cereal mixture, work quick to transfer to baking sheet.  When marshmallows set up, it gets more difficult to stir and transfer.
Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cereal, chocolate, dessert, toffee
Servings: 12
Calories: 204 kcal
Ingredients
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 3 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup
  • 6 cups crispy rice cereal
  • 1 cup crushed chocolate toffee bars
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Place marshmallows and butter into a large heat proof bowl. Microwave until melted and puffed up, about 1 minute 30 seconds (will be different in all microwaves, watch through the glass.) Remove bowl and add Hershey’s Simply 5 Syrup and cereal. Stir to combine then gently stir in chocolate chops. Transfer to a parchment lined 9 x 13 inch baking dish, pressing evenly. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature.
Nutrition Facts
Toffee Chocolate Chip Krispie Treats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 204 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 52mg 2%
Potassium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Sugars 21g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 0.1%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 3.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Hershey’s. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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This Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle is the perfect dessert for summer fun entertaining! Your family and friends will love the colorful layers.
Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

You are in for such a treat with my Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle recipe!

Summer is such a great time to entertain.  You’ll generally find us around the pool with friends daily enjoying great meals together.

I put together a beautiful summer trifle that’s super easy to make.  Gorgeous berries layered with sweet whipped cream and soft vanilla cake pieces make for a delicious dessert to serve all summer long.

Ingredients You’ll Need For Trifle

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

One of my favorite vanilla yellow cake recipes is so simple to prepare.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Add your oil and milk to your bowl.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Sour cream, pudding mix and eggs up next.  Stir until well combined.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Pour batter evenly between two 8-inch cake pans.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Time to bake!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Yassss!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

These will bake for close to 30 minutes.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Perfect, remove from oven and let cool.  As a time saving tip, bake your cakes up to 3 days in advance.  Cover tightly and store in refrigerator until ready to bake.

Use Fresh, Clean/Washed Fruit

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Make sure your strawberries are washed and dry.  Remove stems and slice.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Wash and dry your vibrant raspberries.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Same with your blueberries.

Layering Trifle

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Once your cakes are cool, cut into cubes and layer the first layer into the bottom of your trifle bowl.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Whipped cream up next!

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Layer some berries over your whipped cream then another layer of cake.

Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Top with more whipped cream and berries for the top layer.  Get creative and decorate the berries however you’d like.

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Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

Such a beautiful dessert!

Tips For Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle

  • Cut fruit ahead of time.  Slice it nicely as this is a very visual dessert.
  • You can bake your cake 2 days ahead of time to save time day of serving.
  • Use a clear, clean trifle dish to serve.  Makes dessert look gorgeous.
  • Play around with other fruit and even other sweet toppings.  With a trifle dessert, any of your favorites work great!
  • Chill dessert until ready to serve.
Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cake, dessert, summer, trifle
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 661 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 6 cups sweetened whipped cream
  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3.4 ounce box vanilla pudding mix
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray two 8-inch cake pans generously with cooking spray.
  2. Wash and dry strawberries, raspberries and blueberries then place into separate bowls. Place whipped cream into a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Place cake mix, eggs, milk, oil, sour cream and vanilla pudding mix into a large mixing bowl. Stir slowly to combine, then vigorously until batter is well combined. Transfer evenly to prepared cake pans and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until baked through. Remove and let cool completely.
  4. Flip cakes over onto parchment paper and cut into 1-1 1/2 inch cubes. Place a layer of cake cubes into a trifle bowl then top with a thick layer of whipped cream. Arrange a layer of strawberries, blueberries and raspberries over cream. Repeat another layer of cake, whipped cream and berries filling to the top of your trifle bowl. Place Trifle into refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Very Berry Vanilla Cake Trifle
Amount Per Serving
Calories 661 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 34g 52%
Saturated Fat 22g 110%
Cholesterol 132mg 44%
Sodium 612mg 26%
Potassium 316mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 83g 28%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 49g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 13.2%
Vitamin C 39.9%
Calcium 25.8%
Iron 12.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery®. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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My Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls make the perfect quick fix dinner recipe for busy weeknights!
Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

You are in for a treat with my simple Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you quick and simple weeknight dinner recipes!  This is one of our very favorites to whip up.  My kids love to help so they can personalize their own bowl with their favorite ingredients.

Hope you enjoy!

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Some of my most used Old El Paso items are for sure the Traditional Refried Beans.  We use them for so many quick fix meals.

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Another favorite is the Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce.  From soups to rice bowls, it’s a great one to have on hand in the pantry.

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Start by layering your bowls with a thin layer of warmed refried beans.

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Top each bowl with hot cooked rice then green onions.

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Layer with some warmed corn.

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Add some halved cherry tomatoes up next!

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Top with warm cooked chicken breast, warmed red enchilada sauce and some shredded cheese.

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Garnish with sprigs of cilantro and dinner is ready!  Enjoy!

Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

Tips For Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls

  • Use pre-cooked chicken for quick dinner prep.  We love using Rotisserie Chicken.
  • Use any of your favorite vegetables to layer in your bowls.  It’s nice to personalize it for the kids.
  • Leftovers?  No problem,  use them inside burritos for another quick fix dinner idea.
Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, chicken dinner, dinner, mexican, quick fix dinner
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 893 kcal
Ingredients
  • 15 ounce can warmed Old El Paso Black Bean Refried Beans
  • 4 cups cooked hot white rice
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 1/2 cups warm corn kernels
  • 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 15 ounce can warmed Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 sprigs fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Warm the refried beans then layer into bottom of 4 serving bowls. Continue layering with warm rice, green onion, warm corn, cherry tomatoes, warm cooked chicken breast, warmed enchilada sauce, shredded cheese and sprigs of cilantro.
  2. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Layered Chicken Enchilada Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 893 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 1400mg 58%
Potassium 485mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 121g 40%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 8g
Protein 42g 84%
Vitamin A 25.7%
Vitamin C 11.7%
Calcium 34.8%
Iron 21.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Old El Paso. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.


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Dinner

My Tortellini Taco Soup makes the perfect quick fix weeknight dinner for the whole family!
Taco Tortellini Soup

You are in for such a treat with my Tortellini Taco Soup!

This is the best time of year to make big pots of soup.  We are loving this fun twist on taco soup.  The tortellini brings a great layer of flavor and the kids go nuts for it.  This soup takes just minutes to prepare, perfect for busy school weeknights.  Add this one to your meal plan, you’ll be glad you did!

 

Saute Onion To Start

Taco Tortellini Soup

You’ll start by sautéing some chopped onions in hot oil.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add some minced garlic, stirring until veggies are softened.

Brown The Beef

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add the ground beef and seasonings, cooking until browned.

Pour In The Broth

Taco Tortellini Soup

Slowly add your broth.

Time To Add Your Seasonings

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add your taco seasoning.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add your ground cumin.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Stir in fresh, frozen or canned corn.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Add your tomatoes.

Add Your Uncooked Tortellini

Taco Tortellini Soup

Slowly add your tortellini.

Cook Tortellini for 8-10 minutes, until al dente.

Taco Tortellini Soup

Stir and let cook for about 8-10 minutes, until al dente.  Remove from heat when tortellini is done.

Taco Tortellini Soup

What a beautiful pot of soup to serve your family and friends this season!

Taco Tortellini Soup

Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream and shredded cheeses if you’d like.  Enjoy!

 

Tips For Tortellini Taco Soup

  • Try other proteins.  This soup is great with shredded Rotisserie Chicken and even Italian Sausage.
  • Make a double batch and freeze the second batch for a later dinner.
  • Add sour cream before serving for a creamy version.
  • Top each bowl with Mozzarella Cheese before serving too!
Tortellini Taco Soup
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: quick fix dinner, soup, taco, taco soup, weeknight dinner
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 342 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 32 ounces chicken broth
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • two 10 ounce cans diced tomatoes with chilies mild
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 1 pound cheese filled tortellini
  • 1 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat. When hot, add onion and garlic, cooking until softened.
  2. Stir in beef, sold and pepper cooking until browned. Add broth, taco seasoning, tomatoes and corn. Increase heat to medium high and stir in uncooked tortellini. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until pasta is al dente. Immediately remove soup from heat when pasta is cooked. Stir in fresh cilantro and serve.
Nutrition Facts
Tortellini Taco Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 17%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 56mg 19%
Sodium 858mg 36%
Potassium 455mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 37g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 2.9%
Vitamin C 16.4%
Calcium 10.3%
Iron 19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post is in partnership with Old El Paso. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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My Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos make the perfect quick fix dinner for busy weeknights!

Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos 6

You are in for a simple dinner idea with my Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos!

It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you quick and easy Mexican style dinner recipes.  This quick fix taco makes the perfect weeknight dinner.  Simple ingredients that you are likely to have on hand.  Hope you enjoy!!

Recipe Ingredients

Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos

Having my favorite Old El Paso products stocked in my pantry sure makes my life easier when I’m scrambling to make dinner during the busy week.

We used Old El Paso’s Black Refried Beans

Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos 2

For this taco, I used the Old El Paso Black Bean Refried Beans to layer on the bottom of the taco shells.

Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos 3

Layered my seasoned chicken on top.

Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos 4

I topped each taco with extra shredded cheddar cheese.

Bake Tacos Until Hot

Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos 5

Stick the tacos under the broiler for a few minutes and dinner is done!  Hope you enjoy!

Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos 7

What Should I Serve With Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos?

  • Serve with a simple mexican rice.
  • You could also serve with quesadillas, chips and salsa.
  • A light salad is always a good option as well.

Tips For Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos

  • Mix it up with other proteins.  Try shredded beef, ground beef and even shrimp!
  • Bake tacos right before serving.  Best served right after tacos come out of oven.
  • Use your favorite hot sauce or taco sauce to top each taco.
Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, mexican, quick fix dinner, refried beans, tacos
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 384 kcal
Ingredients
  • 15 ounce can Old El Paso Black Bean Refried Beans
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 teaspoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup prepared mild salsa
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce or spinach leaves
  • 6 sprigs fresh cilantro
Instructions
  1. Place your refried beans into a small saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring to soften. When hot, place a spoonful of beans into the bottom of 6 taco shells.
  2. Place cooked chicken, taco seasoning, lime juice and salsa into a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir to combine. When hot, spoon chicken into taco shells over the bean layer.
  3. Top chicken with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and place tacos under oven's broiler for just a couple minutest to melt cheese. Remove, garnish with shredded lettuce and cilantro sprigs.
  4. Makes 6 Servings
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Bean and Chicken Tacos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 384 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 856mg 36%
Potassium 292mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 31g 62%
Vitamin A 16%
Vitamin C 3.4%
Calcium 31.3%
Iron 11.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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