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Dinner

This Chicken Rigatoni Bake is the perfect quick fix dinner that everyone loves. Great flavors, simple ingredients.
Rigatoni

Always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you family friendly Mexican style recipes. I always love creating weeknight dinners, because I know how crazy weekdays can get while the kids are in school with all of their activities. This is a great one you can even whip up in advance and bake when you need it.

Cheesy goodness packed with great Mexican flavors. Love this one. Hope you enjoy!

How To Prepare Rigatoni Pasta

Rigatoni

5 ingredients are all you’ll need to make this simple dinner recipe. Seriously! I used Old El Paso’s Chicken Taco Seasoning. That’s the only seasoning you need for the whole recipe.

Rigatoni

I used some rigatoni noodles, any small pasta noodle will do.

Rigatoni

Add cooked pasta back to dutch oven or large bowl.

Rigatoni

Stir in tomatoes with chilies.

Rigatoni

Chicken up next.

Rigatoni

Chicken Taco Seasoning into the pot.

Rigatoni

Sprinkle in the chopped cilantro and give a good stir.

Rigatoni

Pour half into a 9×13 inch baking dish.

Rigatoni

Add a layer of cheese.

Rigatoni

Mmm 🙂

Rigatoni

Top with remaining pasta, top with more cheese and time to bake!

Rigatoni

Gorgeous cheesy goodness.

Rigatoni

The family is going to love this one!

Rigatoni

 

Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken taco, chicken taco pasta, easy dinner ideas, easy dinner recipes, family friendly dinner, pasta bake, pasta bake recipe, pasta dinners, pasta recipe, rigatoni, rigatoni recipe
Servings: 8
Calories: 499 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1 pound dry rigatoni pasta
  • two 10 ounce cans diced tomatoes with chilies mild
  • 2 cups cooked chopped chicken
  • 1 packet Old El Paso Chicken Taco Seasoning
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar and mozzarella mixed
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray a 9Ă—13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Cook pasta according to package direction, drain and transfer back to pot. Add diced tomatoes, chicken, taco seasoning and cilantro. Mix to combine. Transfer half to baking dish. Top with a layer of cheese then layer with remaining pasta. Top with the rest of the cheese. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted and hot. Remove and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Taco Rigatoni Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 499 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 384mg 16%
Potassium 240mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 13.7%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 42.2%
Iron 7.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Old El Paso, 2016. 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 Homemade S’mores Granola Bars are the perfect snack to satisfy that sweet tooth! Oats, graham crackers, dark chocolate and marshmallow bits? Heaven 🙂
Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

These homemade granola bars are the perfect family friendly snack recipe that will have everyone smiling ear to ear. The perfect after school snack for the kids!

Partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® today! With just a few pantry staple ingredients, you’ll have these homemade granola bars ready in no time. S’mores is one of our very favorite dessert flavors so I knew they’d make a great granola bar.

Hope you enjoy this fun recipe that makes the perfect after school snack!

Ingredients for Homemade S’mores Granola Bars

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Here are the ingredients I used for my bars.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

To start, you’ll toast your shredded coconut in the oven.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

You’ll want to toast the coconut until golden brown.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Add your oats to a large mixing bowl.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

The crumbled graham crackers.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Cereal next 🙂

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Marshmallow bits! You can find these at your grocery store either by all of the other marshmallows or by the ice cream toppings. You can also order them on Amazon. They’re so great in cookie and brownie recipes too.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Aren’t they cute?

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Add your toasted coconut to the bowl.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Prepare sauce and pour over your oats mixture.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

At the very last minute before transferring, drizzle with a heaping tablespoon more honey and stir in your chocolate! I used dark chocolate chunks, but any chocolate chip works great.

Press Mixture Into Baking Dish and Refrigerate To Firm Up.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Press firmly into your baking dish. Let refrigerate for a good hour before slicing.

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Cut into bars!

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Not only are these adorable and perfect for snacking, they’ve got all of the right flavors that make for a fun granola bar. Enjoy!

Homemade S'mores Granola Bars

Homemade S’mores Granola Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: afterschool snacks recipe, granola bars recipe, homemade granola bars, how to make homemade granola bars, kids recipe, the best homemade granola bars
Servings: 12
Calories: 283 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 2 cups quick oats
  • 3/4 cup graham crackers crumbled
  • 1/2 cup crispy rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallow bits
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Place shredded coconut evenly onto baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes, until browned. Remove.
  2. Place coconut, oats, graham crackers, cereal and marshmallow bits into large bowl.
  3. In a medium saucepan melt butter and honey, stirring until melted. Remove and stir in brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla. Pour mixture over oat mixture stirring to combine. Right before transferring to 9Ă—13 dish, drizzle with additional honey and stir in chocolate chunks, without stirring too much. Transfer to dish, pressing evenly. Refrigerate for one hour before cutting into bars. For best results, keep bars chilled until serving.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade S’mores Granola Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Potassium 201mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 36g 12%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 19g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 2.4%
Calcium 2.7%
Iron 15.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery® in 2016. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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Breakfast and Brunch

Sharing my Ultimate Breakfast Frittata today, perfect for weekends and celebrating! Paced with all of your breakfast favorites.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

You are in for a breakfast treat with my Ultimate Breakfast Frittata! Perfect for entertaining your family and friends on the weekends, brunch, special occasions. Such a delicious meal to prepare!

Here are more Picky Palate Frittata recipes you are going to love – –  Mexican Breakfast Frittata and Cheddar Potato Bacon Frittata

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It’s always a pleasure partnering with Eggland’s Best Eggs to bring you new family-friendly recipes perfect for any occasion. I put together The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata over the weekend that is packed with so many breakfast/brunch favorites!

 

How To Prepare The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

To prepare the Ultimate Breakfast Frittata, you’ll need some breakfast staples from the refrigerator such as eggs, diced potatoes, bacon and sausage and diced tomatoes to name a few.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

To start the frittata, add the diced potatoes to a hot cast iron skillet.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Add the sliced green onions as well.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Once the onions and potatoes have sautéed, add the bacon.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Add the cooked sausage as well.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Diced tomatoes up next!

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Slowly add the beaten Eggland’s Best Eggs. Cook slightly in the skillet then bake to finish cooking.

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Gorgeous and perfect for celebrating someone special, perfect for weekends! Enjoy!

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

Tips For The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata

*Customize the recipe to your favorite breakfast ingredients. Add your favorite peppers, vegetables and other proteins if desired.

*Serve your frittata with a fruit plate and tall glasses of Orange Juice. Enjoy!

The Ultimate Breakfast Frittata
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: breakfast, brunch, eggs, frittata
Servings: 8
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup diced cooked potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons sliced green onions
  • 1 cup cooked ground sausage
  • 1/2 cup cooked chopped bacon
  • 1/4 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 12 Eggland's Best Eggs beaten
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and place 12 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat.
  2. Place oil into hot skillet and add potatoes and onions. Cook and stir for 5 minutes then add sausage, bacon and tomatoes, stirring to combine.
  3. Place eggs into a large mixing bowl, whisk to beat eggs and add salt and pepper. Carefully pour eggs into skillet. With rubber spatula, pull in edges to start cooking eggs slightly. When about 3/4 cooked, still some runny, top with cheese and parsley. Place in oven to finish cooking, about 10 minutes or until eggs are set. Remove, cut into slices and serve warm.

Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Eggland’s Best July 2017. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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Desserts

Sharing my Peanut Butter S’mores Dessert Pizza today for the perfect sweet pizza night! The BEST dessert pizza around with peanut butter and s’mores!
Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Dessert pizza is one of my favorites to create! So many options. S’mores happens to be one of my favorite sweet treats, so this was the perfect combination!

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It’s a pleasure partnering with Fleischmann’s® Yeast today to bring you this show stopping dessert pizza! There’s nothing like baking during fall months with the family. I love seeing the smiles on my boys faces when I bring out sweet desserts to share…and what is better than pizza? Today’s recipe is based on Fleischmann’s® 30 Minute Pizza Crust recipe.

How To Make Dessert Pizza

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Simple ingredients is all you’ll need to make your guests this dessert pizza.

What Kind of Yeast Should I Use?

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

You’ll use Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust Yeast for this recipe. If you don’t use yeast much when baking, don’t be intimated, it’s actually quite simple and fun. I love Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust because it is so versatile and can be used in both every day and seasonal recipes. It is perfect to bake for any occasion and is one of my favorite ways to show how much you care for someone!

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

To prepare the pizza dough add your flour to a large bowl.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Add your sugar and salt.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Add your Fleischmann’s® Pizza Crust Yeast.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Give a gentle mix once the dry ingredients are in the bowl.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Stir in your warm water, 120 degrees F.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Stir in your canola or corn oil. Continue adding flour until dough forms, kneading for about 4 minutes.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Roll dough into a ball and place onto pizza pan lined with parchment paper.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Press dough into 12 inch round.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Spread with creamy peanut butter. Warm peanut butter in microwave for about 30 seconds and it will be easy to spread.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Spread peanut butter over dough, leaving 1 inch around pizza dough.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Top evenly with milk chocolate chunks.

Bake Dessert Pizza

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Bake in the oven for 8 minutes and remove.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Top with mini marshmallows.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Bake for another 5 minutes.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Top with graham cracker pieces.

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Drizzle with melted chocolate!

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Be sure to enjoy this gorgeous pizza while it’s warm. Enjoy!

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza

Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert pizza, dessert pizza recipe, peanut butter dessert, peanut butter recipe, s'mores recipe
Servings: 10
Calories: 665 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 3/4-2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope Fleischmann's® Pizza Crust Yeast
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2/3 cup very warm water 120 degrees F
  • 3 tablespoons canola or corn oil
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 16 ounces milk chocolate bar broken into squares
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 4 whole graham crackers cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup melted chocolate
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. and line a pizza pan with parchment paper
  2. Combine 1 cup flour, undissolved yeast, sugar and salt in a large bowl. Add very warm water and oil; mix until well blended, about 1 minute. Gradually add enough remaining flour to make a soft dough. Dough should form a ball and will be slightly sticky. Knead on a floured surface, adding additional flour if necessary, until smooth and elastic, about 4 minutes. Pat dough with floured hands to fill greased pizza pan or baking sheet. OR roll dough on a floured counter to 12-inch circle; place in greased pizza pan or baking sheet. Form a rim by pinching the edge of the dough.
  3. Spread peanut butter over crust then top evenly with chocolate. Bake for 8 minutes then top with marshmallows. Bake for another 4-5 minutes until marshmallows are puffed and golden. Remove and let cool. Top with broken pieces of graham cracker and drizzle with melted chocolate. Cut into wedges and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter S'mores Dessert Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 665 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 48%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 367mg 15%
Potassium 311mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 88g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 51g
Protein 12g 24%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 7.6%
Iron 14.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Fleischmann’s® Yeast, Oct. 2016. 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 Homemade Supreme Pizza is such a fun weeknight dinner that can get the whole family involved. Packed with amazing meats and veggies!
Homemade Pizza

There is nothing like homemade pizza night! I love pizza night because the kids love helping with dinner prep. Some nights I’ll double the pizza dough recipe and let everyone make their own mini pizzas using their favorite toppings. Check out my Homemade Pizza/Pasta Sauce too!

I put together a loaded pizza today with some of my favorite toppings. Sausage, lots of veggies and lots of cheese. Have fun and create your own favorite pizza.

Enjoy!

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It’s always a pleasure partnering with Frigidaire Gallery® to bring you simple dinner recipes the whole family loves.

How To Make Homemade Pizza

Homemade Pizza

Here are the ingredients I used for my pizza. I used my homemade pizza dough recipe that you are going to love! If time is too short, use your favorite prepared pizza dough from your grocery store. Heaven knows I’ve done that plenty of times 🙂

Homemade Pizza

There is something so satisfying about making your own pizza dough. It’s simpler that you might imagine. You don’t have to let it rise, so my dough recipe is done in about 10 minutes.

Homemade Pizza

Press your dough into about a 12 inch round onto a pizza pan.

Homemade Pizza

Spread with your favorite pizza sauce, pasta sauce or marinara sauce.

Add The Toppings!

Homemade Pizza

Top with a light layer of cheese then browned sausage.

Homemade Pizza

Top with chopped onion along with red and green bell peppers.

Homemade Pizza

Add quartered and sliced zucchini and chopped white mushrooms.

Homemade Pizza

A nice layer of shredded mozzarella and you’re ready for the oven!

Time To Bake!

Homemade Pizza

Place your pizza into a hot preheated oven, 400 degrees F. Bake for about 15 minutes, until crust is cooked through.

 

Homemade Pizza

Look at that thick crust! If your family prefers a thin crust, press your dough into a larger round before baking.

Homemade Pizza

Cut pizza into slices and enjoy.

Homemade Pizza

I like to serve our pizza with a lovely salad and call it a night. Simple and delicious!

Homemade Pizza

Homemade Supreme Pizza
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best pizza recipe, homemaade pizza crust, homemade pizza, homemade pizza dough, homemade pizza recipe, homemade pizza sauce, supreme pizza
Servings: 8
Calories: 291 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 1 cup warm water 110 degrees F
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons Active dry yeast
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 3/4 cup prepared pizza sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup cooked crumbled and browned sausage
  • 1/4 cup diced green bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced red bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1/2 cup quartered sliced zucchini
  • 1/2 cup chopped white mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. and line pizza pan with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray.
  2. Place warm water, yeast and sugar into mixer bowl. Have the dough hook attachment on. Mix gently and let nearly double in size, about 5 minutes. With mixer on low add flour, olive oil, salt and garlic salt. Scrape sides of bowl and let knead for 5 minutes until dough is cleaning sides of bowl. Add sprinkles of additional flour if it's not. Remove dough with floured hands and transfer to a floured countertop. Fold dough over itself a couple times then form into a round. Place onto pizza pan and press into a 12 inch round, larger for a more thin crust. Spoon sauce over dough leaving 1 inch around edges. Top with 1/2 cup of the mozzarella then layer with sausage, bell peppers, onions, zucchini, mushrooms and top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  3. Bake for about 15 minutes, until crust is cooked through. Remove and let cool for 5 minutes before slicing into wedges. Serve with a salad if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Supreme Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 28mg 9%
Sodium 827mg 34%
Potassium 278mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 8.3%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 23%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Disclaimer: This post was in partnership with Frigidaire Gallery® 2016. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Picky Palate possible.

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Appetizers and Sides

This Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip is the perfect crowd pleasing appetizer. Flavor packed Mexican flavors sure to please!
Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip is such great party food! My Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip is hot and crazy good! I had so much fun developing this simple appetizer recipe that is perfect for Super Bowl! The ultimate Game Day recipe! Try my Spinach Dip Mini Bread Bowls too!! Hope you enjoy!

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It’s always a pleasure partnering with Old El Paso to bring you new Mexican themed recipes.

 

How To Make Mexican Spinach Dip

Spinach Dip

Saute your spinach and garlic until wilted. Remove and drain between paper towels.

Spinach Dip

Place your cream cheese and spinach into a large mixing bowl.

 

Baked Spinach Dip

Pour in the taco seasoning and add your diced green chilies.

Spinach Dip

Cheese please!! Give a good mix until combined.

 

Spinach Dip

Transfer dip to cast iron skillets.

Spinach Dip

Add with more cheese and it’s time to bake!

Spinach Dip

Grab your favorite tortilla chips and dig in!

Spinach Dip

Tips For Mexican Baked Spinach Dip

  1. You can also choose to bake the dip in an 8×8 inch baking dish.
  2. Try this recipe without the Mexican additions for a more traditional spinach dip.
  3. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, check your local thrift stores and antique shops, they’re usually inexpensive.
  4. Use a variety of crackers to dip as well.
Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: appetizer, appetizer recipes, best appetizer recipe, easy appetizer, simple appetizer, spinach dip, spinach dip recipe, spinach recipes
Servings: 8
Calories: 378 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 16 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons Old El Paso chopped Green Chilies
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 cups fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray 2 six inch cast iron skillets or one 12 inch skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add spinach leaves. Cook and stir until wilted. Add garlic, cook and stir for another minute then transfer to paper towels. Press to drain as much water as possible.
  3. Place cream cheese, drained spinach, sour cream, taco seasoning, green chilies, and 1 cup of shredded cheese. Stir to combine and divide evenly between cast iron skillets. Top evenly with additional shredded cheese. Bake for 20 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove and serve with tortilla chips.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Taco Baked Spinach Dip
Amount Per Serving
Calories 378 Calories from Fat 315
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 35g 54%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 99mg 33%
Sodium 455mg 19%
Potassium 301mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 2g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 80.1%
Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 30.8%
Iron 7.3%
* 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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Appetizers and Sides

My Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls make the perfect appetizer for any party and great for game day eats! All of your favorite 7 Layer Bean Dip layers in bite size bread bowls!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

7 Layer Bead Dip is the perfect game day food! So excited to share this easy appetizer recipe with you today! 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! Check out my other Game Day Recipes too!

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It’s always a pleasure working with Old El Paso to bring you new recipes with an awesome Mexican flare.

Hope you enjoy!

How To Prepare Super Bowl Food!

Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls

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

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.

How To Prepare 7 Layer Bean Dip

 

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! Pax was so tiny in 2015!

 

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
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 7 layer bean dip, 7 layer dip, 7 layer dip recipe, 7 layer mexican dip, 7 layer taco dip, appetizer, appetizer recipes, best appetizer recipe, easy appetizer, easy appetizer recipe, easy party food, simple appetizer
Servings: 12
Calories: 134 kcal
Author: Jenny
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
Instructions
  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.
Nutrition Facts
Mini 7 Layer Bean Dip Bowls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 134 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Potassium 37mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 2.6%
Vitamin C 0.6%
Calcium 2.9%
Iron 0.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This was a sponsored post in partnership with Old El Paso, 2015, however thoughts and opinions are my own.

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This Cheesy Beef Enchilada Casserole makes the perfect flavor packed weeknight dinner! Easy Dinner Recipes for the win!

beef enchilada casserole

This beef enchilada casserole will have the entire family glad it’s dinner time! Literally minutes in the kitchen. Easy dinner ideas are my favorite kind of recipes to make. Be sure to check out my other simple dinner recipes!

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Developing quick and simple dinner recipes is one of my favorite things to do because I know how hard it is to get dinner on the table during the busy holidays and kids school schedules. I’ve used simple pantry ingredients to get dinner on the table in no time.

How To Make a Beef Enchilada Casserole

beef enchilada casserole

Simple pantry ingredients today. I also used Old El Paso’s Red Enchilada Sauce and Diced Green Chilies.

beef enchilada casserole

To start, place your cooked rice into a large bowl and add your black beans. Add the diced tomatoes and chilies.

beef enchilada casserole

Add your black beans.

beef enchilada casserole

Add your Old El Paso Diced Green Chilies.

beef enchilada casserole

Add your salt, cumin and pepper then give a good mix to combine.

beef enchilada casserole

Top with ground beef and pour your Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce evenly over beef.

beef enchilada casserole

Top with lots of cheese and it’s time to bake!

beef enchilada casserole

Remove from oven and serve nice and warm!

beef enchilada casserole

That cheese!

Easy Dinner Recipes!

beef enchilada casserole

Hope you enjoy!

Cheesy Beef Enchilada Rice Bake
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: beef enchilada casserole, beef enchilada recipe, beef enchiladas, easy rice recipes, mexican rice, rice bake, rice dinner
Servings: 10
Calories: 447 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 3 cups dry short grain white rice
  • 15 ounce can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 10 ounce can diced tomatoes with chilies mild version
  • 4 ounce can Old El Paso Diced Green Chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound cooked ground beef lightly seasoned
  • 10 ounce can Old El Paso Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish lightly with cooking spray.  Cook rice according to package directions then place in a large bowl.
  2. To rice bowl, add black beans, green chilies, diced tomatoes, salt, cumin and pepper. Stir to combine then transfer to 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Top evenly with cooked ground beef then pour enchilada sauce evenly over beef. Top with shredded cheese then bake for 20-25 minutes, until hot and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Cheesy Beef Enchilada Rice Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 447 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 798mg 33%
Potassium 429mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 7.4%
Vitamin C 6.9%
Calcium 19.8%
Iron 17.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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