Chili Mac Skillet Meal

This easy one pot Chili Mac is a comforting meal using simple ingredients like kidney beans, strained tomatoes, garlic and onions to create a soul warming dish the entire family will love.

One pot meals are a staple in our house – they make weeknight meals so easy and definitely don’t lack in flavor, plus there is a lot less clean up too which is always a bonus. This Chili Mac is no exception; a simple combination of ingredients come together in under an hour (including prep time) to give you a hearty meal you will devour.

Skillet of Chili Mac with wooden spoon resting on the side and a white bowl with single serving.
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One Pot Sausage and Zucchini Pasta

If you’re looking to change up your weeknight pasta game this is the recipe for you – with a handful of simple ingredients and 20 minutes time you will have a flavorful and healthy pasta dinner ready for your family!

We have pasta about once a week in our home – and although I do love a simple butter and Parmesan cheese sauce, I go crazy for a red sauce. Normally a “good” red sauce cooks for hours over low heat and develops it’s flavors, but who has time for that during the week?

Our recipe combines zucchini, browned Italian sausage and a few classic herbs to create a sauce that tastes like Gramma used to make – and it record time too! See below for your shopping list of ingredients.

Red pasta sauce cooking on stove
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Roasted Cauliflower with Herbs

This simple roasted cauliflower bake is the perfect side dish for entertaining. It is lightly tossed in olive oil, coated in a mix of delicious herbs and finished with a sprinkle of Parmesan to bring together an incredible flavor that goes with meat, seafood and other vegetables!

Look no further for your next Easter side dish my friends; this is an easy to make cauliflower bake with a handful of ingredients. The best part though? You toss everything together and then it goes into the oven where all the magic happens…there are NO additional steps for this dish which makes it a winner in my books!

When it is finished baking you are left with perfectly golden florets that have the best texture (not mushy and not crunchy, just the perfect in between) that are coated in herbs…what’s not to love?

cooked cauliflower with herbs on baking sheet with parchment paper
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Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

These simple scalloped potatoes are a must have on every holiday table – they are perfectly tender with two kinds of cheese and a hint of smoked paprika, and they can even be prepared the day before. A delicious update to the potatoes you enjoyed growing up!

No Easter (or holiday) table is complete without the addition of a good scalloped potato dish – it is the perfect compliment to a juicy ham, carrots and of course green beans. And with our super easy version; that ensures your potatoes are ALWAYS perfectly cooked, you will have everyone begging you for the recipe.

crisp scalloped potatoes in casserole dish
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Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken

This quick and easy Slow Cooker Sesame Chicken Stir-fry is better than takeout from your favorite joint! The flavor develops in the slow cooker, combining sesame oil with garlic, ginger and more. Using chicken thighs in our stir-fry also helps to keep the cost down for a budget friendly weeknight meal.

Slow cooker chicken thighs are nothing new. In fact, you probably have at least a half a dozen recipes from your childhood that you can avidly remember your mom making for Sunday supper.

What makes our chicken dish better than those of your past is that it is healthier, lower in sodium (no cans of creamy chicken anything here!) and guaranteed to be devoured by even the pickiest eater at your table!

white bowl full of sauced shredded sesame chicken
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