The Eat Food NOT Money Cookbook

Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Chicken Mozzarella


I think I’ve told y’all that I get Meal Mail from Campbell’s Kitchen. I just love all the recipes they send me! I got this one this morning and decided it would be supper tonight since I have all the ingredients on hand 🙂 AND I decided it looked so good that I would share it with y’all!

What you’ll need:

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) Campbell’s® Healthy Request® Condensed Tomato Soup
1/2 tsp. dried Italian seasoning OR dried oregano leaves, crushed
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
4 cups hot cooked corkscrew-shaped pasta, cooked without salt

Place the chicken in an 11 x 8-inch (2-quart) shallow baking dish. Stir the soup, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in a small bowl. Spoon the soup mixture over the chicken.

Bake at 400°F. for 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Sprinkle the cheese over the chicken. Let stand for 5 minutes or until the cheese melts. Serve with the pasta.

Serves 4.

Cost:
chicken breast – $5.00/4 pack
condensed tomato soup – $0.89
Italian seasoning – $2.89
shredded cheese – mozzarella – $2.85
pasta – $1.89
Total – $8.92

March 20, 2009 Posted by | -chicken, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Stuffed crust pepperoni pizza

This is the BEST pizza!! It was supper last night 🙂

What you’ll need:

3 cups biscuit mix
2/3 cup very hot water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 smoked string cheese pieces. cut lengthwise in half (you can use regular string cheese if you prefer)
¼ cup Italian-style tomato paste
1 small onion, cut lengthwise in half, then cut crosswise into thin slices
1/2 medium bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 can (4 oz) mushroom pieces and stems, drained
½ package (3.5-oz size) sliced pepperoni
1 can (2 1/4 oz) sliced ripe olives, drained, if desired
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (8 oz)

In large bowl, stir biscuit mix, water and oil until soft dough forms; beat vigorously 20 strokes. Let stand 8 minutes. Move oven rack to lowest position. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Grease 12-inch pizza pan with shortening or cooking spray. Press dough on bottom and 1 inch over side of pizza pan. Place string cheese along edge of dough. Fold 1 inch edge of dough over and around cheese; press to seal. Bake 7 minutes. Spread tomato paste over crust. Top with onion, bell pepper, mushrooms, pepperoni and olives. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown and cheese is melted. Slice into 8 pieces. Serve with parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers.

Cost:
biscuit mix – $3.00
string cheese – $2.59/pkg
tomato paste – $0.49/can
onion – $1.12
bell pepper – $0.90
mushrooms – $1.25
pepperoni – $1.69
shredded cheese – mozzarella – $2.85
Total – $9.19

March 12, 2009 Posted by | -kids favorites, -pizza, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Turkey Polpettone

I believe I told you before that I get the Betty Crocker newsletter sent to my email weekly. I just love the featured recipes they send me and I usually try at least one of them. I got one today that looks absolutely scrumptious so I just had to share it with you. This recipe comes from award-winning TV chef Michael Chiarello and is created with Progresso® panko and Italian style bread crumbs.

Turkey Polpettone

Prep Time: 20 min
Total Time: 45 min
Makes: 4 servings

What you’ll need:

For patties:

1 lb ground turkey
1/2 cup Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs
2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage leaves
1 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lemon peel
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon sea salt, preferably gray salt
Freshly ground black pepper
2 oz whole-milk mozzarella cheese, cut into 4 equal pieces

For coating:

1/2 cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour seasoned with salt and pepper
1 cup Progresso® panko crispy bread crumbs
1 egg

Olive oil for frying

1. Heat oven to 350ºF. Place turkey in large bowl. Add remaining burger ingredients except cheese; work in gently by hand. Divide mixture into 8 equal pieces. Flatten each piece into round patty. Top 4 of the patties with a piece of cheese and then with second patty. By hand, press edges together to seal and make patties of even thickness.

2. On separate sheets of waxed paper, place seasoned flour and panko bread crumbs. In shallow bowl, beat egg lightly. Coat patties lightly with flour mixture, next dip into egg and then coat with bread crumbs, pressing crumbs gently onto patties.

3. Heat 10-inch ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add enough olive oil until 1/8 inch deep. When oil is hot, add patties. Cook about 1 1/2 minutes until nicely browned, then turn and cook other sides 1 to 2 minutes or until browned. Place skillet with patties in oven; bake about 10 minutes until turkey is no longer pink in center.

Make the Most of This Recipe

Michael’s Tips

“These highly seasoned turkey burgers have a surprise inside: an oozing nugget of mozzarella. In Italy, polpettone are large meatballs, and you could certainly shape these into balls and simmer them in marinara sauce. Instead, I make them in a burger shape.”

Michael Chiarello serves these turkey burgers with his Radicchio Salad, also found on BettyCrocker. He serves any remaining dressing from the salad recipe over these burgers.

Nutrition Information:
1 Serving: Calories 580 (Calories from Fat 280); Total Fat 31g (Saturated Fat 8g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 190mg; Sodium 1170mg; Total Carbohydrate 42g (Dietary Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g); Protein 33g Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 8%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 15%; Iron 20% Exchanges: 3 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 3

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Cost:
ground turkey – $3.50
dry bread crumbs – $0.99
onion – $1.12
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
mozzarella – $3.49/block
Total – $9.28

February 23, 2009 Posted by | -turkey, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Chicken alfredo with mini garlic loaves

This was supper last night and it was delicious!

What you’ll need:

2 c chicken cut into pieces (this can be any chicken you’d like to use. Just make sure it’s boneless and skinless)
1 pkg dry alfredo mix & ingredients needed to mix it up (1 c milk + 3 Tbl butter)
½ pkg (1 c) penne noodles
2 c shredded mozzarella cheese, divided into 1 c, ¾ c and ¼ c
4 mini sub rolls (these can be found in the bakery)
½ c butter
1 tsp garlic powder
½ tsp Italian seasoning

For the chicken alfredo:
Cook the chicken in a small amount of butter until cooked through. Cook the noodles according to package directions, drain and put in a large bowl. Cook alfredo sauce according to package directions. Add the chicken and alfredo sauce to the bowl of noodles and stir well. Stir in ¾ c of mozzarella and pour into a baking dish. Top with 1 c of mozzarella. Bake @ 400 degrees for about 10 minutes (just until the cheese melts). You don’t need any other seasonings in this dish; there are plenty in the alfredo sauce. Feeds 4.

For the mini garlic loaves:
Slice the rolls in half. Mix together butter, garlic powder & Italian seasoning. Spread on tops of each roll half. Place under the broiler for about 8 minutes or just until the tops are starting to crisp. Sprinkle ¼ c of mozzarella evenly across the rolls and return to oven. Broil an additional 3 – 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. Makes 8 halves.

Cost:
canned chicken chunks – $2.50
alfredo sauce mix – $0.69
penne noodles – $1.89
shredded cheese – mozzarella – $2.85
prepared sub rolls – $2.50/bag
butter – $1.75/pound
Total – $7.31

February 10, 2009 Posted by | -breads, -chicken, MAIN DISHES | , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fried cheese sticks

These can be frozen overnight if you prefer. Serve with marinara sauce.

What you’ll need:

1 lb mozzarella cheese
3 eggs, beaten
1 c seasoned bread crumbs (you can also use finely crushed plain croutons)
Oil to fry in

Cut cheese into strips that are approximately 2” long and ½” wide. Dip the cheese into eggs, then crumbs, then eggs, then crumbs. Place on a cookie sheet lined with foil and sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Freeze for at least 10 minutes. Fry in hot oil 2 – 4 minutes until golden brown. Makes about 15 cheese sticks.

Cost:
mozzarella – $3.49/block
eggs – $1.09/ dozen
dry bread crumbs – $0.99
Total – $4.75

January 6, 2009 Posted by | SIDE DISHES | , , , , , | Leave a comment