Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas are the tangy new way to enjoy a delicious taco Tuesday, or Wednesday, or any other day of the week. This healthy meal is made in minutes, leaving you with little cleanup, and tons of leftover salsa verde.

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Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

School days are coming to an end in our house and summer is close to heating up, which means I need no-mess, no-fuss, and very little cleanup for dinner recipes. Sheet pan meals made with healthy and fresh ingredients like these Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas are the perfect answer when my kids are asking what’s for dinner.

These fajitas will please everyone giving each family member their own options, including the pickiest ones in the bunch. Make super simple fajitas using only the seasoned chicken and tangy tomatillo salsa verde or load them up by adding the roasted vegetables, fresh cilantro, and steamed rice toppings too.

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

How to Make Salsa Verde

Tomatillos, known as the Mexican husk tomato, are the key ingredient in salsa verde and have a tart and citrusy taste, as well as bright green shade. Making them into salsa verde is extremely easy and the batch in the recipe below will leave you with plenty of leftovers for later tortilla chip dipping.

You’ll most likely find tomatillos in the produce section of your local grocery store near the, you guessed it, tomatoes. Look for ones that are firm and bright green as opposed to shriveled ones. The rest of the very common salsa verde ingredients are garlic, cilantro, white onion, lime juice, cumin, and salt and pepper.

For the VERY easy 2 step process of making salsa verde start by setting the oven to broil and roasting the tomatillos (remove the outer husk first) until the tops begin to char and brown. Place them in a blender or food processor and pour in the remaining ingredients. Carefully, since the tomatillos will still be slightly warm, pulse or blend the ingredients until well combined.

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

How to Make This Meal Family Friendly

If you have picky eaters, or should I say those who know their tastes well, in your house then this is a perfect family meal to please all levels of taste. When preparing the fajitas for my kids I spooned out some steamed rice on the side and placed the seasoned chicken inside the flour tortilla with a little cheese and avocado. My husband had a slightly similar version, which included the salsa verde but no peppers and onions. Then for myself who likes just about everything I loaded up my fajitas with all the ingredients listed.

This is one of those a la carte meals that leaves room for you to put it together however you, or your family, would like.

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

Making Sheet Pan Fajitas

  • Season the chicken with spices and olive oil and place on one side of a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Toss the onion and peppers with olive oil and set on the opposite side of the sheet.
  • Cook for 25 to 35 minutes at 425 degrees ℉ and toss the ingredients to mix.
  • Warm or toast tortillas and top with sheet pan ingredients as well as additional garnishes such as pre-made salsa verde, steamed rice, sour cream, or avocado.

Can these be Made Vegetarian?

Yes, absolutely! Remove the chicken and just add more peppers and onions. There are so many delicious components to these Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas that you won’t even miss the chicken. Although, it is quite a tasty version of chicken.

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

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Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Salsa Verde Chicken Fajitas are the tangy new way to enjoy a delicious taco Tuesday, or Wednesday, or any other day of the week. This healthy meal is made in minutes, leaving you with little cleanup, and tons of leftover salsa verde.

Chicken Fajitas

  • 1 ½ lbs Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breast (sliced into thin strips)
  • 1 tablespoon Chili Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil (divided)
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper (seeded and sliced)
  • 1 Poblano Pepper (sliced)
  • 1 Sweet Onion (sliced thin)
  • 8 to 10 Small Flour Tortillas
  • 1 cup Steamed Rice

Salsa Verde

  • ¾ lb Tomatillos (husks removed)
  • 4 Garlic Cloves (peeled)
  • ½ cup Fresh Cilantro
  • ½ cup White Onion (diced)
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • ¼ teaspoon Cumin
  • ½ teaspoon Salt

Chicken Fajitas

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees ℉.

  2. In a large bowl toss the sliced chicken with the chili powder, cumin, paprika, garlic powder, and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Place on one side of a rimmed baking sheet in one even layer.

  3. Toss the bell pepper, poblano pepper, and onion with the remaining 1 tablespoon and set on the other side of the baking sheet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the peppers begin to brown. Remove from the oven and toss everything together.

  4. Serve with warmed tortillas and top with steamed rice and salsa verde.

Salsa Verde

  1. Set the oven to broil.

  2. Remove the outer husks from the tomatillos and rinse. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and broil for 10 to 15 minutes or until tomatillos begin to brown on top.

  3. Remove from the oven and place in a blender or food processor. Add the garlic, cilantro, lime juice, cumin, and salt. Pulse until desired consistency is reached.

  4. Serve immediately or store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

 

 

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

This Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is simple and easy to make in the pressure cooker and perfect for busy weeknights. The chicken cooks up tender and juicy in a buttery lemon garlic sauce.

Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

Hey everyone! It’s Kelly back again from Life Made Sweeter here to share an easy Instant Pot dinner recipe. With two little ones that keep me busy all day, I don’t always have time to prep ahead when it comes to dinner. That’s why I am such a big fan of the Instant Pot and use it regularly at our house.

This Lemon Garlic Chicken is tender, juicy and full of flavor. And the best part is that dinner can be on the table in just 30 minutes with the help of a trusty pressure cooker.

HOW DO YOU MAKE LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN:

Start off by seasoning the chicken thighs with some salt, black pepper and garlic powder.

Next, you’re going to brown the chicken in the Instant Pot (I use an Instant Pot DUO 6 Quart) using the sauté function. Searing the chicken helps to seal in those amazing flavors and gives the chicken that crispy coating.

Once the chicken is golden brown, transfer to a plate then add butter, onions, garlic, Italian seasoning, lemon zest, lemon juice and chicken broth.

Place the chicken back in the Instant Pot, seal the lid and pressure cook for 5 minutes.

WHAT SIDES CAN I SERVE WITH THIS LEMON GARLIC CHICKEN?

This chicken would go well with so many sides. I chose to serve it with some roasted asparagus since it’s one of my favorite spring vegetables but broccoli, zucchini or cauliflower would be delicious as well.

This Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is a quick and easy dish bursting with bright and fresh flavors. It’s perfect for spring and any busy weeknight!

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Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken

This Instant Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken is simple and easy to make in the pressure cooker and perfect for busy weeknights. The chicken cooks up tender and juicy in a buttery lemon garlic sauce.

  • 6-8 boneless chicken thighs skinless or with skin* (*sea salt and pepper, to taste divided )
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 tablespoon butter divided
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced or minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1/3 cup homemade or low sodium chicken broth
  • **SEE NOTE Chopped fresh parsley and lemon slices for garnish, if desired
  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  2. Press the Sauté function (Normal settinon the Instant Pot (I used a 6 Quart DUO) and add the olive oil to the pot.
  3. Place chicken in the Instant Pot and allow to sear on each side for 2 minutes, or until golden brown. This helps to seal in the juices and keep it tender. (You may have to work in batches depending on the size and amount of chicken you are using). Once browned, remove from Instant Pot and set aside.
  4. Melt butter in Instant Pot and stir in the onions and garlic. Add lemon juice to deglaze pan. Cook for 1 minute then add Italian seasoning, lemon zest, and chicken broth.
  5. Place the chicken back into the Instant Pot, lock the lid, and turn the valve to SEAL.
  6. Select the Manual (older modelor Pressure Cook (newer modelbutton and adjust the timer to 7 minutes.
  7. It will take about 5-10 minutes to come to pressure and start counting down.
  8. When done, allow to naturally release for 2-3 minutes then using a long spoon push the valve to RELEASE, then remove your Instant Pot lid.
  9. (**If you want to thicken the sauce – make a cornstarch slurry using 1 teaspoon of cornstarch whisked with 2 teaspoons cold water and stir in the Instant Pot. Press SAUTE and allow to bubble and thicken up. )
  10. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot with your favorite sides. Spoon sauce over chicken and garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

**I use 1/3 cup of broth combined with the juice from the lemon in my 6 Quart Instant Pot DUO with no problems or *burning sign – if needed you can increase the amount of liquid if this combination doesn’t work for your Instant Pot model

Turkey Burgers

turkey burgers on a bun

These Turkey Burgers are loaded with flavor and perfect for summer grilling! Easy to prep ahead and freeze to enjoy all summer long.

Summer is on its way and we are all about the grilling these days! These Turkey Burgers are some of our favorite to whip up for a healthier twist on burgers. If you love grilling as much as we do, check out these Asian Barbecue Burgers, this Awesome Grilled Salmon with Avocado Salsa or these Grilled BBQ Chicken Tacos!

turkey burgers overhead

Turkey Burgers

We love swapping ground turkey for beef to make our favorite recipes a little lighter but they are still big on flavor!

These turkey burgers are seasoned with onion, garlic, and lots of herbs and seasoning (and just the right amount of spice!). I like to add a bit of barbecue sauce right to my turkey burger mix to give them even more barbecue flavor!

How to make turkey burgers:

  1. Throw your ground turkey, seasonings, barbecue sauce, egg and bread crumbs into a big bowl and mix it up just until combined — you don’t want to overmix!
  2. Shape your burgers — be sure to make your patties a little larger than your buns because they will shrink up on the grill as they cook.
  3. Place your patties on a parchment lined plate or baking sheet and pop in the freezer for 20-40 minutes — I find this helps them to keep their shape and not fall apart on the grill. It’s not totally necessary, but you’ll have to be a little more careful with the flipper if you don’t give them a bit of a chill.
  4. Grill for 5-6 minutes per side, until browned and the internal temperature reaches at least 165 degrees F.
  5. Serve!

turkey burgers plain

How to prep turkey burgers in advance:

Burger patties, beef or turkey, are great for making ahead in the summer as they can easily be refrigerated or frozen.

Simply prepare the patties as the recipe instructs, then place in a single layer or stack with wax paper in between layers. Cover and refrigerate up to 24 hours.

To freeze, place patties in a single layer on a baking sheet on parchment paper. Freeze for 2 hours or until firm. Remove from the baking sheet and place in a large freezer bag or air tight freezer container and freeze for up to 3 months. You can grill right from frozen!

turkey burgers on a bun

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Turkey Burgers

These Turkey Burgers are loaded with flavor and perfect for summer grilling! Easy to prep ahead and freeze to enjoy all summer long. 

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/4 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup fine bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  1. In a large bowl, combine turkey, barbecue sauce, onion, bread crumbs, garlic, seasoning salt and pepper just until combined.
  2. Form into 4 large patties (they will shrink as they cook so you want to make them slightly larger than your buns), and place on a plate or baking sheet in the refrigerator for 2-3 hours or in the freezer for 30-60 minutes — this will help them not to firm up slightly.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium-high, or about 400 degrees F.
  4. Grill burgers on each side for 5-6 minutes until an internal temperature of 165 degrees F is reached.
  5. Brush with additional barbecue sauce and serve as desired.

 

Feel Like Pizza? Try Stromboli!

stromboli overhead with tomato sauce

This easy Stromboli recipe starts with refrigerated pizza dough, and is loaded with all your favorite pizza toppings! Salami, pepperoni, ham and lots of cheese are the key ingredients in this easy stromboli recipe! And, it’s ready in about 30 minutes!

I don’t know anything that will bring the family to the table faster than the smell of pizza baking in the oven. Stromboli pizza is that magical combination of dough, meat and cheese with Italian seasoning that gets them every time, and I can’t say I’m complaining.

close up of 3 stromboli recipe slices with ham, pepperoni and salami with cheese

This stromboli recipe is quick and easy enough for making appies, and also for a weeknight dinner. I often make two (switch up the flavours for variety!) because the leftovers are perfect for school or work lunches the next day! That is definitely a win around here.

For a really hungry crowd, I add a side of Easy Italian Salad or Italian Wedding Soup (or both sometimes!).

stromboli recipe sliced on white plate wit marinara sauce in a small bowl and a towel on the side

One of the best things about this stromboli recipe is how easy it is to prep. If you have kids who like to help in the kitchen, they can probably prepare almost the entire recipe without help!

What’s in a Stromboli?

Stromboli ingredients are very simple:

  • The pizza crust – I’ve used refrigerated pizza dough here to make this an easy weeknight meal that is ready in 30 minutes, but feel free to make your own pizza dough if you prefer!
  • The sauce – choose a good one that you like, and be sure to serve extra on the side for dunking! I prefer to use my homemade easy marinara sauce, but I often use store bought for this recipe.
  • Toppings – I keep these basic (and family-friendly) using salami, pepperoni and ham as well as a good covering of mozzarella cheese and Parmesan. You can really do anything you want for stromboli filling ideas! Mix things up and go Hawaiian, BBQ Chicken or Chicken Alfredo if you’re feeling adventurous.

How to Make Stromboli

This stromboli recipe is super easy to make. Simply:

  1. Roll out pizza dough
  2. Add cheese and toppings
  3. Roll stromboli into a log
  4. Brush with egg wash
  5. Bake
  6. Presto!

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What is The Difference Between a Calzone and a Stromboli? What is Stromboli?

You won’t find a lot of difference between stromboli vs calzone. The main difference is the size and shape.

A calzone is essentially a pizza folded in half, and is usually in a semi-circle shape. A stromboli is a pizza that is rolled and baked, then sliced. Either way, they’re both delicious and use many of the same ingredients!

overhead shot of 5 stromboli slices on a white plate, with marinara sauce in a bowl and a towel on background

Can You Make Stromboli the Night Before?

Stromboli is perfect for prepping ahead and either refrigerating or freezing!

Prepare fully, then cover with plastic wrap on the baking sheet and refrigerate up to 12 hours before baking.

Or prepare, bake, cool, wrap tightly and freeze. To serve, thaw for 5-6 hours at room temperature, then heat at 350 degrees for 10-20 minutes until heated through.

Stromboli Recipe

This easy Stromboli recipe starts with refrigerated pizza dough, and is loaded with all your favorite pizza toppings! Salami, pepperoni, ham and lots of cheese are the key ingredients in this easy stromboli recipe!

  • 1 can refrigerated pizza dough (enough for 1 pizza)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (divided)
  • 1/3 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooked ham (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup salami (slices)
  • 1/2 cup pepperoni (slices)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Roll pizza dough out on a lightly floured surface into a roughly 12″ x 16″ rectangle (it doesn’t have to be perfect).
  3. Spread marinara sauce over pizza dough, but leave one inch all the way around and 2-3″ at the long side furthest from you.
  4. Top with 1 cup of the shredded cheese, then ham, salami and pepperoni. Finish with remaining 1/2 cup cheese.
  5. Roll up as tightly as possible, doing your best not to push out the toppings as you do so. Stop just before you reach the end.
  6. Whisk together egg, water, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Brush over pizza dough where the edges will meet, then pinch together.
  7. Place on prepared baking sheet with the seal down and brush with the egg wash.

  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden brown and slightly puffed. Let rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

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Slices from this simple Stromboli Recipe sitting on a white plate and surrounding a clear bowl of salsa

 

 

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Bubble Pizza Bread

bubble pizza with a piece being taken

Bubble Pizza is almost as much fun to make as it is to eat. If you’ve ever had monkey bread, pull apart pizza bread is a similar concept. Canned biscuit dough (or even homemade biscuits) are tossed with cheese, pizza sauce and toppings for an easy snack!

To turn bubble pizza bread into a meal, add hearty toppings like Italian sausage and serve with a fresh tossed salad or even veggie sticks or Caesar Salad!

A pan of bubble pizza ready to be served with marinara sauce

A perfect homemade pizza is hands down one of my favorites! Tender chewy crust, zesty sauce and of course loads of toppings. As much as I love a good pizza, I also love having a recipe in my pocket for something that has all of the same delicious flavor with just a few ingredients a very little prep.

Bubble Pizza Ingredients

Since it’s so easy to prepare, pizza bread is the perfect snack to introduce your kids to cooking too! You’ll need just three ingredients:

  • Pizza Sauce
    • Use store bought or homemade
    • Cirio pizza sauce is my favorite brand (I get it our local Italian market for about $3)
  • Biscuit Dough
    • Canned biscuit dough to keeps this recipe easy
    • Homemade dough (or dough from biscuit mix) will work as well.
  • Shredded Cheese
    • Mozzarella is best for achieving that gooey goodness that makes pull apart pizza bread so good
    • Parmesan adds great flavor
    • Swap in some extra sharp cheddar to pump up the flavor even more
  • Toppings
    • No toppings are required if you’d prefer plain cheese
    • Add fresh basil with mozzarella to create a Margherita Pizza bread
    • Cook watery toppings (like mushrooms) before adding

Ingredients for pizza bread ready to be prepared including quartered biscuits, cheeses, pizza sauce and pepperoni.

How to Make Bubble Bread

You won’t believe how easy it is to make a pizza casserole with biscuits. Here’s all you do:

  1. Separate the biscuits and cut into quarters, using kitchen scissors or a knife.
  2. Toss the pieces with the pizza sauce and half the cheese & toppings.
  3. Place the mixture in a casserole dish and bake until puffed up and lightly browned.

Top with the remaining cheese and cook until melted and gooey. So easy!

Pizza Bubble Bread baked and ready to serve

What to Serve with Pizza Bread

Bubble Up Pizza Bread is the ultimate party snack food, so serve it with a variety of dips that go well with the flavors of pizza. Marinara sauce is a popular (and delicious) choice! Other good options include ranch dip, Blue Cheese Dressing or Spicy Dill Dip.

Bubble Pizza makes a terrific finger food to serve at parties or on game day. Just don’t forget to put out plenty of extra-large napkins –or better yet, a roll of paper towels!

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Easy Bubble Pizza

This easy bubble pizza is quick and delicious recipe needing just a few ingredients. Add your favorite toppings and bake until bubbly.

  • 1 roll of biscuit dough
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese (or cheddar) (shredded)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)
  • Toppings as desired
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

  2. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces using kitchen scissors or a knife.
  3. In a large bowl, toss biscuit pieces, pizza sauce, toppings and 1/2 cup of cheese.
  4. Spoon biscuit pieces into a well greased 9×9 pan. Top with toppings. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned and centre seems cooked.

  5. Top with remaining cheese and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly. Broil to brown if desired.

Easy Pizza Bubble Bread in pan with a piece being taken out

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The Easiest Homemade Pizza Ever!

Easiest Homemade Pizza Ever! Foolproof, dough is ready in 20 minutes, best pizza ever and taken from my quick and easy dough recipe. Crispy crust with all your favorite toppings to make your pizza night a bonus!

This pizza is just the perfect touch to family meal. We are lovers of all things Italian and also enjoy Crispy Baked Parmesan Ravioli, Creamy Tomato Italian Parmesan Chicken or Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan.

 Homemade Pizza

Who doesn’t love a good pizza?! It is the weekend and I am in need for a good pizza! I knew I could whip up a pizza in a snap and have all the toppings I want! I love how easy this pizza is to make and all the flavor that goes along with it. My family loves pizza night and you can’t go wrong with this dough. It is simple to make with only 5 ingredients but packed with so much flavor for the crust. We all love it and enjoy making pizza in our home together.

This homemade pizza is one that your family will enjoy in the kitchen bringing so many memories baking it together. Let the machine do the work, play a quick game in-between dough raising and make a memory that your family will cherish. This will become a weekly favorite and one of the meals that will carry on through traditions.

How Do You Make Homemade Pizza?

  • Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  • Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes. I used my kitchen-aid mixer with the dough hook and it was so easy and worked great!
  • Prepare the dough for what you will be making and let rest for another 10 minutes before putting into the oven.
  • Spread pizza sauce evenly about an inch from the edge. Top with cheese and desired toppings.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

What Toppings go on a Pizza?

  • Black Olives
  • Cheese
  • Bacon
  • Onions
  • Sausage
  • Mushrooms
  • Tomatoes
  • Bell Peppers
  • Pepperoni
  • Ham
  • Pineapple

Do You Put Toppings or Cheese on after the Sauce?

Putting toppings onto the pizza first creates a mushy goulash covered dough that is unappetizing and unpleasant to eat. Toppings, as long as they go on top of the cheese, should represent a compliment to and with the cheese.

Do You Cook the Pizza Dough before adding the Toppings?

No need to cook the pizza dough prior to adding the toppings. Simply roll out the dough, add pizza sauce and toppings of choice, then bake for 15 to 20 minutes.

How Do You Make Crispy Crust?

Make your pizza crust crispy by rolling the dough out on the thinner side. Be careful not to make it too thin, because you don’t want it to fall apart when you add the toppings.

Pre-bake until it’s slightly browned on the top of the crust, then remove and add toppings, then return to the oven to finish. You want your oven to be pretty hot for this step, at least 425 degrees F, to get a really crispy crust.

For a crispy thin crust pizza, you can also skip the rising step and just roll the pizza out after you’re done kneading it. All purpose flour will also work for a thin crust pizza, instead of bread flour.

What is the Best Flour to use for the Dough?

I use all-purpose flour to make this homemade pizza crust. If you would like to use bread flour or 00 flour that will work too! It crisps up very nicely and tastes delicious with most flours.

Can You Make the Dough Ahead of Time?

Pizza dough is perfect for making ahead and freezing. Make the dough and let it rise, then divide it into the amounts you’d need for one pizza. Roll into a ball, and spray lightly with olive oil cooking spray.

Wrap tightly with plastic wrap, then place in a freezer bag and freeze for 2-3 months. When you’re ready, defrost in the refrigerator for a few hours before using.

Can You Freeze the Dough after Making it?

After the pizza dough has risen, you can freeze it to use later. Divide the dough in half (or the portion sizes you will be using to make your pizzas). Place on parchment paper or a lightly floured dish and place, uncovered, in the freezer for 15 to 20 minutes. Then remove from the freezer, and place in individual freezer bags, removing as much air as you can from the bags. Return to the freezer and store for up to 3 months.

Thaw the pizza dough in the refrigerator overnight or for 5 to 6 hours. Then let the dough sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before stretching it out in the next steps.

How Do You Store Left Over Pizza?

You can store pizza dough in the refrigerator for about a week, coated lightly in oil and sealed with plastic wrap.

 

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The Easiest Homemade Pizza Ever!

Easiest Homemade Pizza Ever! Foolproof, dough is ready in 20 minutes, best pizza ever and taken from my quick and easy dough recipe. Crispy crust with all your favorite toppings to make your pizza night a bonus!

  • 1½ cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. yeast
  • 3½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  1. Mix warm water, sugar and yeast together. Let that sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Add flour and salt to the water, sugar, and yeast. Mix this until smooth and let it raise for 10 minutes. I used my kitchenaid mixer with the dough hook and it was so easy and worked great!
  3. Prepare the dough for what you will be making and let rest for another 10 minutes before putting into the oven.
  4. Spread pizza sauce evenly about an inch from the edge. Top with cheese and desired toppings.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.

Easy Quiche Recipe

slice of quiche on a white plate

This Easy Quiche Recipe starts with a premade pie crust but no one has to know! It’s loaded with ham, cheese and green onions and is the perfect easy breakfast or dinner!

You can really add anything you want to this easy quiche recipe — other vegetables, different cheeses or seasonings — but ham and cheese is our favorite way to do it up. I don’t know about you, but we love eggs for any meal of the day here. We’ll take any excuse to enjoy them for breakfast, lunch or dinner, and this easy quiche recipe definitely bridges the gap between all three. I love keeping my quiche recipes easy, and serving them up with lovely fruit or a beautiful fresh salad!

overhead of easy quiche recipe in a glass dish

Eggs for Brunch

If you love eggs as much as we do, you might also like this Overnight Breakfast Casserole with Bacon or this Mexican Slow Cooker Breakfast!

There are so many variations on a classic quiche recipe, but I wanted to keep things super simple this time around. We’re starting with a premade, refrigerated pie crust and filling it with all the good stuff!

easy quiche recipe in glass pie plate

You can definitely use a premade, frozen pie crust that has already been pressed into a disposable pan if you want to make this quiche even easier, but I like to roll mine out and bake it in one of my own pie plates. That way no one has to know about the shortcuts we took!

Tips for making this Easy Quiche Recipe:

  • This recipe really couldn’t be any easier — start with a premade pie crust, and fill it with your favorite things, plus some eggs and milk.
  • A lot of quiche recipes you will find have precooked ingredients and require an extra pan plus additional prep time. We are using cooked, cubed ham and green onions in this recipe to ensure this easy breakfast quiche recipe comes together as quickly as possible!
  • Don’t forget to keep an eye on the quiche as it bakes — you don’t want the crust getting too brown on top as the eggs cook! If necessary, cover the outside ring of the crust with a bit of foil to prevent it from browning further.
  • If you aren’t a fan of the traditional pie crust, try making a Puff Pastry Quiche or these Easy Mini Quiche made with wonton wrappers!

Can you make a quiche ahead of time?

You bet! Once baked, cool the quiche for up to two hours on the counter, and then refrigerate. To reheat, cover the quiche with foil and bake for about at 325F (until just heated). Cooling it before refrigerating helps keep the crust a bit more crisp.

slice of quiche on a white plate

How do you make a Crustless Quiche:

If you’re looking for a gluten-free alternative, or you’re just not a big fan of crust (hey, we all have our own preferences!), you can absolutely skip the crust and just pour the egg mixture right into the pan to make this into a crustless quiche recipe. It’s that easy!

Just don’t forget to grease the pie plate first because eggs can be tough to get out after they’re cooked!

Since you won’t need to watch the crust for signs of doneness, you will just bake a crustless quiche until the eggs are completely set all through the center.

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Easy Quiche Recipe

This Easy Quiche Recipe starts with a premade pie crust but no one has to know! It’s loaded with ham, cheese and green onions and is the perfect easy breakfast or dinner! You can really add anything you want to this easy quiche recipe — other vegetables, different cheeses or seasonings. 

  • 1 refrigerated pie crust
  • 6 large eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk (or cream)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup cooked ham (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese (divided)
  • 3 tablespoons green onions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Unroll pie crust and press into a 9″ pie plate, crimping the top edges if desired.
  3. In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, salt and pepper.
  4. Sprinkle ham, 1 cup of cheese, and green onions into the pie crust and pour the egg mixture over top. Sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup cheese on top of egg mixture.

  5. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the center is completely set. Let cool for 5-10 minutes before slicing and serving.

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A slice of Easy Quiche on a white plate

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Perfect Sirloin Tip Roast

This sirloin tip roast recipe is delicious and perfect thinly sliced and served with au jus! It is a lot easier than you think. With just seasoning and a little bit of time, this beef sirloin tip roast can come out deliciously juicy!

Sirloin tip roast is perfect served as an entrée with mashed potatoes or roasted broccoli and a crisp salad. The leftovers make great sandwiches during the work week and are perfect in Beef Barley Soup.

A sirloin tip roast resting on a wooden carving board.

What is a Sirloin Tip Roast?

Also called a beef sirloin tip roast, or a round tip roast, this is the portion that is cut from the hindquarters of the cow and is often a tougher cut- the larger the muscle, the tougher the cut. This is not the same as a sirloin roast.

A sirloin tip oven roast should be slowly cooked to tenderize the meat, to turn this cut of beef into a masterpiece! Meat is expensive so I always use a thermometer for everything from perfect pork tenderloin to  baked ham and even roast chicken!

I have both an instant read thermometer for things like steaks and chicken breasts and one I can leave in the oven for things like roasts or roast chicken. Using a thermometer ensures your dishes come out perfectly cooked and meat is juicy and tender, never dry!

A sirloin tip roast with seasonings on a bed of onions in a roasting pan.

How to Cook a Sirloin Tip Roast

A high temp at first creates a crust on this roast and seals in the juices (so I don’t bother to brown first). The lower temperature allows the roast to slow cook to tender perfection. This roast is lean so it is important that it isn’t overcooked (use a thermometer). It is also essential that you let the meat rest at least 15 minutes (I usually do 20 min) before carving.

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Allow a 4 or 5 lb roast to sit at room temperature for a good hour.
  3. Rub the olive oil and seasonings onto the meat and set aside.
  4. Slice a whole onion (yellow or white) into thick rings and place on the bottom of a dark pan. A stockpot or cast-iron skillet will do! This will be the foundation for the top sirloin roast to rest on while it roasts AND the onions provide flavor!
  5. After roasting, the onions can be discarded (as they tend to get quite dark) or blended with the juices and into a sauce or delicious gravy. Yum!

A serving dish with sirloin tip roast slices arranged on it.

How Long to Cook a Sirloin Tip Roast

Slow and steady will elevate this tougher cut of meat to tasty and tender perfection! Start out at 450°F for the first 15 minutes to sear the meat and then slow roast at 300°F for 50-75 minutes. This can vary based on how cold your roast is, the shape and/or size of the roast etc.

The roast should reach an internal temperature of 135°F for medium rare. Take your roast out of the oven about 5-7° before it is cooked as it will continue to cook while resting under tented foil.

To get this right, I strongly suggest a thermometer. Remove and tent with aluminum foil and let sit for at least 20 minutes before carving.

A sirloin tip roast being carved into steaks on a wooden board with a fork in the image.

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Perfect Sirloin Tip Roast

This sirloin tip roast recipe is one of or favorites! It is a lot easier than you think with a little bit of roast seasoning, this beef sirloin tip roast can be prepped, roasted and served in no time at all!

  • 1 sirloin tip roast (4-5 lbs)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
  • salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 onion
  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.

  2. Remove roast from the refrigerator at least 45-60 minutes before cooking.

  3. Rub roast with olive oil and seasonings. Slice onions into thick rings (do not separate rings) and place in the bottom of a dark pan.

  4. Place roast on top of onions. (You may not need all of them, you need the onions covered by the roast or they will burn).

  5. Roast at 450°F for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 300°F and roast until cooked to desired temperature. (135°F for medium-rare, 145°F for medium), about 90 minutes more.

  6. Remove from oven (a few degrees before it’s done, I usually take mine out at about 142°F and loosely tent with foil. Let rest at least 20 minutes before slicing.
  7. Discard onions and save any drippings for gravy or freeze to add to soups or stews.

Cooking method adapted from Canada Beef – Oven Roast Know How

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Sirloin Tip Roast sliced on a wooden board

 

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Homemade Chow Mein Takeout!

Easy Chicken Chow Mein is the take out classic you can make at home in minutes! Tender chicken, fresh veggies and chow mein noodles are tossed in a savory sauce that tastes better than your local Chinese restaurant.

Easy Mongolian BeefShrimp Stir Fry and rice go perfectly with this easy recipe for a fantastic takeout buffet at home!

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One of my family’s favorite dinners is a buffet of Chinese take out…..nothing is more fun than the anticipation of waiting for dinner to arrive. Doesn’t my life sound so exciting? The one thing I found that my family just can’t get enough of is the Chicken Chow Mein, we never order enough!

The best way to conquer that issue is to make my an easy Chicken Chow Mein recipe at home. I can make as little or as much as we need to feed the hungry souls that live in my house.

What is Chow Mein?

The name “chow mein” means stir fried noodles, chow being “stir fry” and mein meaning noodles. This recipe for is a soft noodle dish which contains stir fried chicken and vegetables which are then tossed with thin rice noodles.

You can easily modify this chow mein recipe by replacing the chicken with pork, beef or tofu and mixing up the vegetables however you like!

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How Do You Make Chicken Chow Mein?

This easy Chicken Chow Mein recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and most of the time is spent cutting up the chow mein ingredients. Be sure to have everything chopped and ready to go before you begin cooking because everything cooks super fast once you get going.

  1. Cook and drain noodles and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the soy sauce, honey, rice wine, oyster sauce and sesame oil and set aside.
  3. Cook chicken until cooked through. Add veggies and cook until cooked crisp tender. Stir all the ingredients with noodles and sauce, cooking until the sauce has thickened.
  4. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped green onions. Serve immediately.

chicken chow mein with a wooden utensil in a black skillet with condiments in white dishes in the background

Chow Mein vs Lo Mein

The difference between chicken chow mein and chicken lo mein, without getting all technical here, is primarily based on the noodle. Chow Mein as it’s known in most western Chinese restaurants is made with the wavy, thin chow mein egg noodles similar to ramen noodles. Lo Mein noodles are usually flat and much more slippery than chow mein noodles (which are most commonly coated in flour).

Both noodles are egg noodles, but you can use whatever is easy to find to make this dish and it’s still going to be the best Chicken Chow Mein you’ll ever dig your chopsticks into.

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Chicken Chow Mein

Super quick and easy Chicken Chow Mein is faster than take out! On the table in just 30 minutes and family friendly.

  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into bite sized pieces)
  • 1/2 cup matchstick cut carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped snowpeas
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • 6 ounces chow mein noodles (or other thin egg noodles like ramen, cooked according to package directions.)
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds

Chow Mein Sauce

  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 Tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons rice wine (chinese cooking wine (can substitute chicken stock for the wine))
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  1. Heat the oil in a stir fry pan or deep skillet over high heat.

  2. Add the garlic to the oil and cook for 1 minute being sure not to burn the garlic.
  3. Stir in the chicken and cook, stirring frequently, until almost cooked through. (approx. 4-5 minutes)

  4. Push the chicken to the sides of the pan and add the vegetables to the center of the pan. Cook the vegetables until crisp, tender. (approx. 2-3 minutes).

  5. Stir all the ingredients together in the pan to combine. Add the noodles and the Chow Mein Sauce. Toss to combine.

  6. Top with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Chow Mein Sauce

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, honey, oyster sauce, rice wine and sesame oil.

  2. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

Easy Spaghetti Pie {family favorite}

Spaghetti pie is the perfect dish for a kid friendly weeknight dinner or to serve to a group of hungry guests. This spaghetti pie recipe pulls together all of the best aspects of a comforting Italian classic – pasta – cheese, a zesty meat sauce, and more cheese! 

Serve with a green salad tossed with Italian vinaigrette dressing and a loaf of warm garlic bread. After all, when it comes to spaghetti pie, it’s all about no fuss basics!

A slice of spaghetti pie topped with cheese on a plate

Spaghetti Pie Ingredient Prep

Spaghetti pie is exactly what it sounds like. A crust of spaghetti & cheese topped with our favorite Homemade Spaghetti Sauce and more cheese. The whole thing is baked until bubbly and then sliced and served like a pie.

What’s in Spaghetti Pie? Spaghetti pie casserole is layered and the flavors remind me of lasagna (but I think it’s easier to prepare).

  • Crust
    • The “crust” is made of noodles mixed with eggs and cheese.
    • The eggs bind everything together so that you can easily cut your baked spaghetti pie into wedges.
    • We use spaghetti but any long pasta will work in this recipe.
  • Sauce
    • This recipe uses a version of my favorite pasta sauce recipe.
    • Simmer the sauce to make sure it’s thickened.
    • Feel free to add in veggies like diced peppers, mushrooms and zucchini.
  • Cheeses
    • A ricotta layer makes this recipe creamy. Add in your favorite herbs to this layer.
    • You can use cottage cheese in place of ricotta. Cottage cheese has a bit more liquid so you may like to drain it a little bit.
    • If you’re in a pinch, this recipe can be made without the ricotta layer.

Ingredients for spaghetti pie ready to prepare including pasta, cheeses and meat sauce in bowls

How to Make Spaghetti Pie

What I love best about this spaghetti pie recipe is that it’s a terrific make-in-advance dinner that can be ready at a moment’s notice. It will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days unbaked.

  1. Cook the spaghetti noodles al dente (they’ll cook a bit more in the oven) and toss with eggs and cheese. Press into a deep dish pie pan.
  2. Brown beef and stir in pasta sauce (or marinara sauce) and tomatoes. Simmer to thicken.
  3. Layer ricotta and meat sauce over spaghetti noodles. Top with cheese and bake.

A baked spaghetti pie in a white pie plate

Leftover Spaghetti Pie

Leftovers can be refrigerated about 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or oven until hot (time will vary based on portion sizes).

Leftovers can also be frozen in single portions for lunches. Defrost overnight in the fridge and microwave until heated through.

To Prepare Ahead of Time: Spaghetti pie is practically tailor made as make-in-advance meal for the freezer. Just prepare it as described here, but don’t bake. Instead, pop it in the freezer. When it’s frozen, take it out of the dish and transfer to a large, plastic baggie. Or, freeze it in a disposable foil pan to make clean up and gifting easier.

It can go straight from the freezer to the oven. Add an extra 30-45 minutes to the baking time. Cheesy and delicious, spaghetti pie is always welcome at the table!

A slice of spaghetti pie being served from a pie plate

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Spaghetti Pie

This spaghetti pie recipe pulls together all of the best aspects of this Italian classic – pasta – cheese, meat sauce, and more cheese! 

  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese

Spaghetti Crust

  • 6 oz spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs

Cheese Layer

  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (or 1 tablespoon fresh)

Meat Sauce

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion (diced)
  • 14 oz diced tomatoes (drained)
  • 2 cups pasta sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cook spaghetti and drain. Toss with butter. Stir in eggs and parmesan cheese.
  3. Place spaghetti in a greased deep dish pie plate. Press to form a crust.
  4. Combine ricotta cheese, parsley and basil. Spread mixture over spaghetti.

  5. Brown beef and onion until no pink remains. Drain any fat. Add tomatoes and pasta sauce. Simmer 10 minutes or until thickened. Spread over ricotta cheese.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes. Top with mozzarella and bake an additional 5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Cool 10 minutes before serving.

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A slice of Spaghetti Pie on a small white plate

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