Ravioli Casserole

Ravioli Casserole

The whole family will love the fun, cheese flavor of this wonton casserole. It’s like lasagna-no fuss! Time-saving ingredients, including prepared pasta sauce and frozen ravioli, prepare quickly.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 package (20 ounces) refrigerated cheese ravioli
  • 3-1/2 cups pasta sauce
  • 2 cups small-curd 4% cottage cheese
  • 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Minced fresh parsley, optional

 

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°. Prepare ravioli according to package directions; drain. Spread 1 cup spaghetti sauce in an ungreased 13×9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the ravioli, 1-1/4 cups sauce, 1 cup cottage cheese and 2 cups mozzarella cheese. Repeat layers. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, until bubbly, 30-40 minutes. Let stand 5-10 minutes before serving. If desired, sprinkle with parsley.
Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 518 calories, 25g fat (12g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 1411mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 5g fiber), 30g protein.

 

 

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Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Chicken Caesar Salad Wraps

Chicken Caesar Salad Rolls are like classic salads, but wrapped in tortillas. This is also a kind of dinner that does not require an oven and can be made in advance or carried with you. The best part is the simple homemade Caesar salad dressing!

Chicken Caesar Salad Roll is very simple, no oven dinner, if needed, can be made in advance. We like all kinds of packages at home. My kids like that they can hold their food, and I like that I don’t have to open the oven for these.

Our other favorite packaging is these Santa Fe chicken salad packaging. The delicious chicken salad is rolled in a flour tortilla and topped with lettuce, tomato and avocado slices.

How to make chicken caesar wraps with step by step instructions with pictures.

INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD WRAPS

  • EASY HOMEMADE CAESAR SALAD DRESSING

    • No anchovies in this recipe! Instead the recipe uses Worcestershire sauce and Dijon mustard too give it that classic & tangy Caesar salad dressing taste.
      • Mayonnaise
      • Olive Oil – I use extra virgin ‘light tasting’ olive oil.
      • Shredded Parmesan Cheese
      • Fresh Lemon Juice
      • Dijon Mustard
      • Worcestershire Sauce
      • Garlic

Cooked Chicken – This can be shredded or chopped. Just make sure it’s cooked. Use a rotisserie chicken to make this recipe really easy!

Romaine Lettuce – Just pick up a bag of chopped romaine lettuce from the produce section of the grocery store.

Croutons

Chopped Tomatoes

Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Large Flour Tortillas

Chicken wraps with Caesar salad dressing and chicken on a flour tortilla.

Tips and Tricks For Making Wraps

  • Can I Make These Wraps Ahead Of Time

    • Yes you can! With some slight changes.
      • Prepare the Caesar salad dressing
      • Mix together half of the dressing + the chicken until combined.
      • Store all components separately if making this ahead of time or transporting.
      • When you are ready to assemble the wraps put some lettuce on the tortilla, topped with a scoop of Chicken, and then some tomatoes and croutons. Drizzle some of the remaining dressing over top and roll up.
  • Olive Oil

    • Olive oil can have a very strong taste if you use regular olive oil. For best taste, and what the recipe was tested with, be sure and use extra virgin olive oil that says ‘light tasting’ on the bottle. But of course, if you love the taste of regular olive oil then feel free to use that.
  • PARMESAN CHEESE

    • It’s best to use freshly shredded parmesan cheese. I buy a wedge of parmesan cheese and use a cheese grater to shred it. You could try buy some pre-shredded stuff from the refrigerated cheese section at the store.

Ingredients

Caesar salad dressing

  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup olive oil I use extra virgin olive oil ‘light tasting’
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice about 1 large lemon
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  •  teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic

Wraps

  • 3 cups chopped or shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 bag (9 oz) chopped romaine lettuce
  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped croutons
  • 1/4 cup freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 3 roma tomatoes chopped
  • 6 large flour tortillas

Instructions

  • In a mixing bowl combine the Caesar salad dressing ingredients and stir together with a whisk until combined.
  • In a large mixing bowl add the chicken, lettuce, croutons, paremsan cheese, and Caesar salad dressing. Stir together until it’s combined well.
  • Lay tortilla on a cutting board or large plate. Place a scoop of the caesar salad mixture from the bowl and sprinkle on some chopped tomatoes. Roll up burrito-style and cut down the middle.
  • ** If you are not planning on eating it all after making it OR you want to make this ahead of time : Make the caesar salad dressing and combine half of it with the chicken. When you are ready to assemble the wraps, put some lettuce down, a scoop of the caesar salad chicken, top it with some croutons and chopped tomatoes, and then drizzle some of the leftover dressing over top. Leave all the components separate if preparing this ahead of time.

 

Notes

Nutrition Information & Serving Size : Wraps are a really hard thing to predict the serving size because it depends on what size tortilla you use. I prefer to the largest sized tortilla I can find, which will fit about 1 cup of the chicken Caesar salad mix on it when folded up burrito style. If you use smaller tortillas then the calories will be less and you will get more servings out of the recipe.

Tortillas : Use any tortilla you prefer. Whole wheat, the green spinach tortillas, carb balance, or gluten-free tortillas will all work fine.

Olive Oil : Olive oil can have a very strong taste if you use regular olive oil. For best taste, and what the recipe was tested with, be sure and use extra virgin olive oil that says ‘light tasting’ on the bottle. But of course, if you love the taste of regular olive oil then feel free to use that.

Parmesan Cheese : I prefer to shred parmesan cheese from a wedge. You could also buy some pre-shredded parmesan cheese. I would stay away from the cheaper, grated parmesan cheese in the can with the green lid.

Nutrition

Calories: 457kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 527mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4392IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3mg
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My Favorite Roasted Potato Salad

My Favorite Roasted Potato Salad

“Take rest. A field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” – Ovid

 

Roasted Potato Salad is next level potato salad. The potatoes are roasted prior to combining all the ingredients and what you get is flavor-loaded goodness in every single bite. Once you try this roasted version, regular ole potato salad will pale in comparison! Looking for more great potluck options? Try my Bacon Chicken Bites or Macaroni Salad!

 

What is Roasted Potato Salad?

Simply put, the potatoes are cubed, seasoned, and roasted prior to assembling. This means that every single bite of potato is loaded with amazing flavor. It’s not too soupy, it’s not bland, and it’s not dependant on temperature for serving… hot or cold, it’s amazing.

 

Roasting vs Boiling

I served this recipe to friends at a BBQ recently and even though the guests loved it, one friend explained that she hates turning on her oven in the summer. I totally understand that, but when it comes to potato salad, you are going to heat up your kitchen no matter what. I have stood over plenty of pots of boiling water and know how quickly the steam can warm a space.

Once you try this roasted version of potato salad, you will know that it’s absolutely worth it to turn on the oven

 

How To Roast Potatoes

The potatoes are the star of the show in this recipe. But there are a few tricks to making sure the final product is perfection.

Use a smaller potato-like baby reds or fingerlings. Take a few minutes to make sure the cubes are consistent in size. When roasting the potatoes you want them to bake evenly, making sure there are not underdone or overdone pieces. When they are all the same size, they will all get perfectly crispy.
Cube the potato into 1-inch pieces. I have made this salad for several years now and often try new variations to see if I can make it prettier or taste better. For instance, I tried roasted potato wedges. While I thought these looked the best (people do eat with their eyes first!), the larger cuts of potatoes meant that there was a lower seasoning to potato ratio.
Make sure the potatoes are dry before adding the olive oil and seasoning. Now, my grandma is a huge fan of washing potatoes after they have been chopped and letting them sit in a cold water bath. I do not wash the potatoes for this salad. (Edited to add, I do not wash the potatoes AGAIN after I have cut them. I do wash before cutting.) I want a super crispy outer edge with a soft interior.
Prepare your pan. We often use aluminum foil to completely cover the pan (easier clean up), but you can also use parchment paper or Silpat. I often add a teaspoon of oil to the pan and rub it evenly over the foil with my hand in an attempt to keep the potatoes from sticking. You can also use non-spray or nothing at all.
Don’t crowd the pan. A nice, even layer of potatoes that aren’t too close together is key. You want the beautiful crispy deliciousness on every side.
Don’t skimp on the seasonings. I opted for salt, pepper, and season salt. After many years of trial and error; using garlic salt, cayenne, red pepper flakes, onion powder, turmeric, ground mustard… you name it!… the final result was that less is more. Roasted potatoes come alive with olive oil, salt, and pepper! There is mustard, onion, dill, and bacon in this recipe and you want to taste all of those ingredients, not have them be a secondary flavor.
Don’t turn them too much. I usually flip the potatoes once during roasting, making sure that one side is completely crispy before doing so. The overall baking time is anywhere from 30-45 minutes and will vary from oven to oven. I keep an eye on them after the flipping because while crispy is the goal, burnt is not.

 

What is in Roasted Potato Salad?

The ingredients in this potato salad are each important and add to the fantastic end product.

Potatoes – Roasted to perfection and added to the other ingredients when warm.
Bacon – We prefer crispy bacon. I bake it in the oven for 18-22 minutes at 415°F. I don’t recommend chewy bacon in this recipe.
Eggs – Hard boiled of course. I prefer to cut the eggs into 4 wedges. I like a big bite of the egg as the soft texture and mild flavor really compliment the well-seasoned potatoes. You can certainly cut the eggs smaller if that is your preference.
Red Onion – While I love adding red onion and recommend it, I have also used shallots and green onion. You want to use an onion that can hold it’s own, that offers texture as well as beauty to the final product. A small dice is my preference, my husband sometimes slices the onion and separates it into individual curved pieces.
Mayonnaise – Basic is best. No fancy flavors, variations, or substitutions needed for the mayo. Side note: I did not like Greek Yogurt in this recipe… it doesn’t work as well as mayo when combined with the warm potatoes.
Mustard – Plain old yellow mustard. If you only have dried mustard on hand, you can use it but the recipe will change a bit. Generally speaking, 1 tablespoon of yellow mustard equals 1 teaspoon of dried mustard. However, because yellow mustard has other ingredients like vinegar, turmeric, paprika, salt, and garlic, you will need to add extra liquid to this recipe. If you use 1 teaspoon of dried mustard in place of the yellow, also add 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar.
Dill – Dried dill is what the recipe calls for. You can certainly use fresh if it is what you have. The substitution is easy, one tablespoon of fresh equals one teaspoon of dried. I used 1/4 teaspoon of dried dill weed in this recipe so you would use 1 teaspoon of fresh dill weed. (Not dill seed.)
Salt & Pepper – We love salt & pepper and use it liberally in cooking. But you will want to add salt & pepper to taste. If you want less salt, feel free to add everything but the salt, mix the ingredients and then taste test.
Parsley – This is just for color and totally optional. I just love a fresh pop of green on this potato salad!

 

Bring it All Together

I mentioned that I like to assemble this potato salad when the potatoes are warm. The reason for this is that the mayo and seasoning infuse into the potatoes and create magic as you’ve never experienced in a potato salad before. However, if I am serving this to a big group I will sometimes make the potatoes, bacon, and hard boil the eggs the day before and then heat the potatoes and bacon a bit right before assembling.

Once you a ready just stir everything together and serve! This does not need to be refrigerated before serving, but you can absolutely make it the day before and serve it cold. If you are serving it cold, be sure to keep it cool.

 

How to Keep Potato Salad Cool Outside

Set the bowl on a bed of ice. Simply add a couple of ice cubes to a larger bowl and place your smaller serving bowl inside.

 

INGREDIENTS

POTATOES
  • 3 pounds red potatoes cut into small cubes
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons pepper
  • 2 teaspoons Lawry’s season salt, see notes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
SALAD
  • 1 medium red onion diced
  • 8 pieces bacon, cooked and diced
  • 6 large eggs, hard boiled to the doneness you prefer
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

 

INSTRUCTIONS

POTATOES
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare a sheet pan by lining with foil or parchment paper.
  2. Place cubed potatoes on a baking pan. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and season salt. Drizzle olive oil over top and then use your hands to toss the potatoes, making sure every single piece is coated.
  3. Bake, uncovered, for 30-45 minutes, or until the potatoes are crispy. Turn once half-way through baking.
  4. Allow to cool for at least 15 minutes before adding to the salad.
SALAD
  1. In a large bowl, add potatoes, onion, bacon, eggs, mayonnaise, mustard, dill weed, and salt & pepper. (You can reserve 1-2 eggs to set on top instead of mixing in.)
  2. Using a spatula, gently stir the ingredients until fully combined and every potato is covered.
  3. Can be served warm or refrigerated until ready to serve. If refrigerating, place in an airtight container.
  4. Optional: Sprinkle with chopped parsley before serving.

 

 

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Tomato Salad With Bacon Vinaigrette

Tomato Salad With Bacon Vinaigrette

Everyone will be eating their vegetables thanks to this stunning salad.

This bright and beautiful salad is filled with flavor, thanks to fresh heirloom tomatoes and a homemade bacon vinaigrette.

 

YIELDS:8 servings                  TOTAL TIME: hours 15 mins

 

INGREDIENTS

4 slices thick-cut bacon, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
3 tbsp.  sherry vinegar
2 tsp. Dijon mustard
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. Heirloom tomatoes, cut into wedges
1 oz. blue cheese, crumbled

Fresh chives, chopped

 

DIRECTIONS
  1. Cook bacon in a medium skillet on medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 10 mins. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon; pour off all but 2 Tbsp. grease. Add onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Add sherry vinegar and Dijon mustard; cook, scraping up any brown bits, until incorporated, 1 minute. Remove from heat; whisk in olive oil. Arrange tomatoes on a platter and drizzle with vinaigrette. Top with bacon, blue cheese, and chives.

 

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Christmas Tree Antipasto Salad

Christmas Tree Antipasto Salad

This cheery holiday salad is a fun (and delicious!) decorating idea for a party. A trio of lettuces create the evergreen tree, and items from the deli counter and salad bar become an edible garland. 

Level: Easy

Total: 45 min

Active: 45 min

Yield: 8 servings

 
 

Ingredients

Salad:

5 ounces baby arugula (about 8 cups)

5 ounces baby kale (about 8 cups)  

2 Persian cucumbers, halved lengthwise and sliced into half moons

3 heads little gem lettuce, bases trimmed and leaves separated, or the inner leaves of Bibb lettuce

1/4 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami

Three 1/4-inch-thick slices provolone (about 6 ounces)

1/4 pound thinly sliced prosciutto 

1 cup cheese-stuffed small sweet piquante peppers, such as peppadews 

1/2 cup jarred small whole artichoke hearts (about 8)

1/2 cup green castelvetrano olives

1/2 cup kalamata olives

1/2 cup small whole pepperoncini

6 radishes, tops trimmed

1/4 cup chopped toasted walnuts or pecans

One 4-ounce goat cheese log

8 ounces ciliegine mozzarella (small balls of mozzarella), halved

 

White Balsamic Vinaigrette:

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

1/4 cup white balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon honey

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

 

Directions:


  1. Special equipment:

     1-inch, 1 1/2-inch and 3 1/2-inch star cutters; a bar citrus zester

  2.  
  3.  
  4. 1. For the salad: Combine the baby arugula and kale in a large bowl. Arrange the leaves on a very large platter or cutting board in a Christmas tree shape that measures 16 to 18 inches tall, reserving a handful of greens. The platter should be large enough to accommodate a star on top and a trunk on the bottom. Scatter half of the sliced cucumbers over the tree. Arrange a layer of little gem lettuce leaves to create 4 tiers on the tree; use the small inner leaves for the fourth layer at the top of the tree.
  5. 2. Stack the sliced salami and cut out a large star using a 3 1/2-inch star cutter; reserve the scraps. Using the same cutter, cut out 2 stars from 2 slices of the provolone; reserve the scraps. Make a layered meat-and-cheese stack starting with half the salami stars, topped with a provolone star, the rest of the salami, and the second provolone star. Place the star at the top of the tree. 
  6. 3. Cut out smaller stars from the provolone scraps and the remaining provolone slice using 1-inch and 1 1/2-inch cutters. Roll up the salami scraps and prosciutto slices into flowers. Arrange the cheese stars, meat flowers, stuffed peppadews, artichoke hearts, both kinds of olives and pepperoncini on the lettuce to form a garland that zig-zags up the tree from the bottom right to the upper left. 
  7. 4. Using a bar citrus zester, zest a channel along the equator of each radish so it resembles a tree ornament. Halve each radish vertically and add the pieces to the garland. Scatter the remaining cucumber slices on the leafy parts of the tree and use the reserved greens to fill any gaps in the tree.
  8. 5. Put the nuts on a small plate and roll the goat cheese in them to fully coat. Place the log at the bottom of the tree to form the trunk. Decorate the ground under the tree with the ciliegine mozzarella balls for snow.
  9. 6. For the white balsamic vinaigrette: Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, honey, 1/2 teaspoon salt and several grinds of pepper in a small bowl until well combined. Serve on the side.

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