Cheesy Onion, Mushroom, and Potato Pasties

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Servings: 4  –  Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • Pillsbury crescents
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 6 oz baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. On a baking sheet, roll out Pillsbury crescents dough. Cut the dough into 4 rectangular sections.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet to medium-high heat. Sauté onion, mushrooms, and potato for 10 minutes. Add mustard powder. Mix in cheddar cheese and stir until cheese is melted.
  4. Divide onion, mushroom, and potato mixture onto one side of the rectangular dough sections. Fold dough over top of the mixture and press sides together. Bake for 13 minutes.

Adapted from Lavender and Lovage.

Zucchini Tacos

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Servings: 4  –  Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • taco-size tortillas
  • shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese blend

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 5-8 minutes.
  2. Add the zucchini, black beans, corn, and  cumin. Cook, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes.  Serve in tortillas topped with cheese on top.

Adapted from Life and Kitchen.

S’mores Bars

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4  cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 + 1/3 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 + 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 whole graham crackers, broken into pieces

Directions

  1. Line an 8 x 8-inch baking dish with aluminum foil. Spray foil with Pam.
  2. Place the butter in a heatproof bowl and microwave until melted.  Mix in the graham cracker crumbs and stir with a fork until the crumbs are evenly moistened.  Pour the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and press firmly into an even layer on the bottom of the pan.
  3. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine the condensed milk and chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and salt.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture over the graham cracker base.  Work quickly to spread the chocolate into an even layer over the crust.
  5. Sprinkle the marshmallows and graham cracker pieces on top of the chocolate.  Gently press down so that the marshmallows and graham crackers become partly embedded in the chocolate.
  6. Refrigerate the bars until firm, about 4 hours.  Use the foil to lift the bars out of the pan and transfer to a cutting board.  Use a large sharp knife to cut into squares or rectangles.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Adapted from Annie’s Eats.

Cheeseburger Quinoa

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Serves: 4  –  Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package quinoa
  • 2 cups meatless crumbles
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • green onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Prepare quinoa according to package directions.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick cooking pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and meatless crumbles sauté for 10 minutes, or until meatless crumbles are cooked.
  3. In a large bowl, combine quinoa, meatless crumbles, and onion. Stir in tomato, green onions, and cheese.
  4. Serve and enjoy! Top with any other burger toppings you’d like.

Refried Bean Tostadas

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Servings: 4  –  Total time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese
  • 4 flour tortillas
  • cooking spray
  • shredded lettuce
  • sliced tomato
  • avocado
  • sour cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. 
  2. Coat both sides of the tortillas with cooking spray. Arrange tortillas in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Heat for 1 minute on each side or until slightly crisp.
  3. Remove tortillas from oven. Spread evenly with refried beans and cheese. Bake for another 5 to 7 minutes, until the cheese is melted.
  4. Garnish with sour cream, lettuce, tomato, and avocado.

Adapted from The Sweet Life’s Roasted Vegetable and Refried Bean Tostadas recipe.

Nacho Pizza

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Ingredients

  • 1 pizza crust
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1-2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • green onions, chopped

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. While oven is preheating, spread refried beans on top of pre-cooked pizza crust. Sprinkle cheese on top, then add avocado, tomato, and green onions. Top with some more cheese.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes.

Mushroom Risotto

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Servings: 4  –  Total time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups baby portobello mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 + 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 3/4 cups dry white wine
  • Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms and onion and sauté until tender.
  2. Heat broth in a medium sauce pan to a simmer. Reduce heat and keep warm.
  3. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallot and 1/2 teaspoon salt and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 3 minutes. Add rice and stir to combine. Increase heat to medium-high and add wine. Cook until liquid is almost evaporated.
  4. Add 1/2 cup of warmed broth to the skillet. Cook, stirring frequently, until broth is almost absorbed. Repeat until rice is tender and sauce is creamy. This should take between 20 and 25 minutes.
  5. Stir in the cooked mushrooms and onion. Remove from heat, season to taste with salt and black pepper, and serve with Parmesan cheese.

Adapted from Allrecipes.com’s Gourmet Mushroom Risotto recipe.