Pasta Salad

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Hello y’all! As always, I try to share the easy and simple recipes since we know who the chef is in the family (it is not me). So, this week’s recipe is pasta salad. What a wonderful invention this dish is it is cold, so you don’t have to heat it up. It also makes great leftovers for that reason and lunches and another plus is it makes a ton of food and its cheap to make. This is my go-to for potlucks or for weeks when I don’t want to prep lunches. Pasta salad is also one of those dishes that you can tweak and make it all your own. Daniel and I hate olives and I don’t like tomatoes and those are staples for most pasta salads but, that is the beauty of this dish you can make it how you want it. However, my pasta salad is not super traditional, but I always receive complements and requests for it!

Here is a quick look at all my ingredients.

I always add a little olive oil while I boil pasta it helps them stay tender and not stick together.

The finished product! It makes a ton and everyone is sure to love it.

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Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

Total: 25 minutes

Amount: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • Hard Salami
  • Pepperoni
  • Mozzarella
  • 1 onion
  • 2 avocados
  • Italian dressing
  • Cheese stuffed tortellini

Instructions

  1. Start a pot of boiling water for your tortellini
  2. While the pot is warming up dice or cut Salami, pepperoni, onion, avocados, and mozzarella.
  3. Cook tortellini, drain, and cool in the fridge (if you do not cool them first, they will melt the cheese)
  4. All the tortellini and Italian dressing to the bowl and toss and serve.
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Breakfast Casserole

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As y’all know I am not the chef of the family and if there is a way that I can save time and energy while I cook, I am all about it. Casseroles are my favorite go to. They make a ton of food and require little effort to make, and they are always delicious. Breakfast casseroles are awesome for holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas where you are already cooking all day and you don’t want to have to cook breakfast too. You can prep it the night before and then preheat your oven (which you will need to do for the turkey anyways) and toss it in there and boom! Breakfast for the family.

Gather all your ingredients.

Mix everything together.

And bake for an hour.

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Breakfast Casserole

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total: 1 hour and 15 minutes

Amount: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg. of shredded hash browns
  • ¼ cup of butter
  • Season to taste
  • 12 eggs
  • 1 ½ cups of half and half
  • 1 cup of cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup of swiss cheese
  • 8 oz. of Ham (or bacon or sausage)
  • 1/3 cup of chopped green onions
  • Parsley (optional)
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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Spray a 13 by 9-inch baking dish
  3. Spread hash browns at the bottom of pan (it is best to defrost the hash browns if frozen)
  4. Add eggs in a large bowl
  5. Stir in half and half, cheese, meat, green onions, parsley, and seasonings
  6. Pour evenly over hash browns
  7. Then bake for about an hour
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