Garlic Mashed Potato Bake Recipe

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This is a simple and delicious side dish recipe. Basically mashed potatoes fancied up a little bit with garlic, cheese, and sour cream.

This recipe is simple and fairly quick to prepare. If you looking for a good side dish give this Garlic Mashed Potato Bake Recipe a try.

Garlic Mashed Potato Bake Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 6 medium potatoes (peeled and quartered)
  • 3 garlic clove (peeled)
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chives (chopped)
  • 1 ½ cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup French fried onions
Instructions
  1. Place the garlic and potatoes in a 3 quart sauce pan and cover with water; cook until fork tender and drain.
  2. While potatoes are cooking preheat oven to 325F and lightly spray a 1 ½ quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Add butter and sour cream to the potatoes and mash using a potato masher or electric mixer, and then fold in the chives. Spoon the mashed potatoes into the casserole dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until hot. Top with the cheese and French fried onions and continue to bake until cheese is melted.
  4. Serve Hot

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Adapted from blogchef.net

 

Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

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Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe

There are so many ways to put macaroni salads together it’s easy to forget how simple it is to throw together a quick and easy Classic Macaroni Salad. I was looking for a simple recipe to go along with a Grilled Honey Mustard Chicken Wings recipe; which is being used for my next blog post. I decided to go ahead and keep it simple, choosing this Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe.

This recipe pretty much like what you would purchase from the deli at your local market, so there is a lot of room for improvement, by adding some extra spices. I decided to keep the recipe as written; keeping it simple. This Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe makes a great side dish and can easily be prepared while the meat or your main course is cooking.

The next time you need a good side dish give this Classic Macaroni Salad Recipe a try; it’s a simple and good recipe. Enjoy

Ingredients

8 ounces elbow macaroni

1 cup real mayonnaise or salad dressing

2 tablespoons vinegar

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1 cup celery (thinly sliced)

1 medium green bell pepper (chopped)

1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)

Directions

1. Cook macaroni according to package directions; drain and rinse with cold water until completely cool.

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2. In a large bowl combine the mayonnaise, sugar, black pepper, vinegar, salt, pepper and Dijon mustard. Mix until blended.

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3. Stir in the macaroni, onion, celery and green pepper.

Serve cold-Serves 4

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Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta Recipe

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Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta Recipe

It always seems like a big issue for me to decide what to prepare for a side dish, so I’m always looking for a simple recipe that won’t take much time. This Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta Recipe caught my eye. The whole family likes pasta dishes, and I needed a recipe that would go good with baked fish. I wanted it to be a hot dish as opposed to a cold pasta salad; just thinking warm, would go better with the baked Tilapia Fish that it was being served with. The whole dinner was a success-the baked fish was good and the Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta was excellent. The next time you need a warm side dish give this one a try. Enjoy

Creamy Garlic Penne Pasta Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 (1 lb) box Penne pasta, cooked as directed, drained and kept hot.
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced ( I used 4 cloves for this recipe)
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¾ cup chicken broth
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons parsley flakes
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • ⅓ cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta as directed, drain and kept hot.
  2. Melt butter and add garlic in a medium sauce pan.
  3. Cook over medium for 1 minute.
  4. Add flour and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  5. Stir in broth and milk and cook, stirring frequently, until sauce boils and thickens.
  6. Add parsley, salt, pepper and cheese.
  7. Stir until cheese is melted.

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Spanish Rice Recipe

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Spanish Rice Recipe
It’s so easy. This Spanish Rice recipe tastes great and requires very little prep time. I don’t think a packaged mix could be any faster. The bacon just adds great flavor. This is a great side dish. Serve it with your next Spanish or Mexican style meal. Enjoy
 
Spanish Rice Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: Spanish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 4 strips bacon
  • 1 cup long grain white rice
  • 2 (10 ounce) cans Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped fine
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Fry bacon in skillet until browned.
  2. cooked bacon
  3. Remove from skillet, crumble, and set aside.
  4. Do not remove bacon grease from skillet!
  5. Melt butter in skillet and add onion, pepper and garlic.
  6. precooking rice mix
  7. Sauté until onions are translucent.
  8. Add the Rotel Tomatoes with Green Chiles and chicken broth and simmer approximately 5-10 minutes.
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  10. Add the rice, cover and simmer approximately 20 minutes.
  11. Crumble bacon on top and serve.
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