Cheesy Italian Shells w/ Baked Cheese Bread

July 27, 2015 at 5:06 PM | Posted in Hamburger Helper, Jennie-O Turkey Products | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Cheesy Italian Shells w/ Baked Cheese Bread

 

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Well it’s back to our humid and rainy pattern. Rain on and off since last night, and the humidity has returned! 90’s, humid and rain all week, but at least we had a run of 3 days of beautiful Summer days. Not much going on outside today so inside I did a load of laundry for Mom and then cleaned the house today. For dinner tonight I tried a new item, Hamburger Helper Cheesy Italian Shells. I prepared Cheesy Italian Shells w/ Baked Cheese Bread

 

 

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I purchased a box of Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper – Cheesy Italian Shells at Kroger the other day. Then while at Meijer that same day I purchased a package of Jennie – O Ground Turkey, and I have the perfect pairing! Hamburger Helper becomes Turkey Helper. The Helper box contains the Cheesy Italian Shells pasta and hearty Italian-style sauce mix. I added 1 lb. package of Jennie – O Ground Turkey, 1 1/3 cups Water, and 1 3/4 cups 2% Milk. Plus it’s a pan meal, easy clean up!

 

 
To prepare it; in a medium-sized skillet, sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray and 1 tablespoon of ExtrCheesy Italian Shells w Baked Cheese Bread 005a Virgin Olive Oil, I added the Ground Turkey and cooked until no longer pink. Then stirred in the Hot Water, Milk, Sauce Mix, and Pasta. Heated it until it started to boil and Reduced the heat. Covered it and let it simmer for 25 minutes, stirring it often. Removed it from the heat and let cool for about 3 minutes and served. A fantastic combo, Hamburger Helper Cheesy Italian Shells and Jennie – O Ground Turkey! I t all creates a Cheesy, well seasoned, Pasta and Turkey dish. I always try to substitute Ground Beef with Jennie – O Ground Turkey or Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. By using the Ground Turkey you cut calories, carbs, and fat. Plenty leftover for lunch tomorrow.

 

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I also baked some Cheese Bread. Took 2 slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread and topped it with a bit of I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter. Then I added Sargento Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella and topped it all with a sprinkle of Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. Had the oven preheated on 400 degrees, Put the 2 slices on a small cookie sheet and baked them until the Bread was toasted and the Cheese melted. An easy prepared Cheese bread, goes great with Italian Dishes and all Pasta Dishes. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte Sliced Peaches.

 

 
Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper, Italian, Cheesy Italian ShellsHamburger Helper Cheesy-Italian-Shells 2

One pound. One pan. One happy family! Who couldn’t use a little help in the kitchen? Just add hamburger to this Cheesy Italian Shells pasta and hearty Italian-style sauce mix. Hamburger Helper is an easy, delicious, one-skillet solution. One of life’s simple pleasures is to relax after a busy day and enjoy a good meal with ones you love. Since it was introduced more than three decades ago, Hamburger Helper dinner mixes have been a favorite for bringing busy families to the table for a hearty, wholesome dish. Today’s Helper line includes more than 60 flavors spanning varieties such as Chicken Helper, Tuna Helper, Asian Helper, and Slow Cooker Helper.
* 6.1-ounce box)
* Makes 5 (1 cup) servings
* Add 1 lb.ground beef
* One pound. One pan. One happy family!
* For creative additions to your meal, visit us at hamburgerhelper.com

Directions:
1. Brown Ground Beef In 10-Inch Skillet, Drain; 2. Stir In Hot Water, Milk, Sauce Mix & Uncooked Pasta, Heat to Boiling Stirring Occasionally; 3. Reduce Heat, Cover & Simmer About 25 Minutes Stirring Occasionally, Until Pasta Is Tender. Remove from Heat & Uncover (Sauce Will Thicken As It Stands).

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 33 g
Servings Per Container 5
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110
Calories From Fat 5
% Daily Value
Total Fat 0.50 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0 g 0
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg 0
Sodium 770 mg 32%
Potassium 50 mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 24 g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1 g 4%
Sugars 5 g
Protein 3 g

Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

February 28, 2014 at 6:28 PM | Posted in chicken, Hamburger Helper, pasta, Pillsbury | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

 

 

 

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Tri-State panic has settled in among the masses! Not only are they talking about that four letter word, S-N-O-W, but they’re calling for anywhere from 7″-10″ coming in this weekend! They panic at an 1″ but at up to 10″ its mass hysteria. I did venture out to pick up an extra bag of Salt for outside but no store around here has any, and the stores were packed already at 8:00 this morning. Sunny again but it was 8 degrees early and only a high of 28. I will really be happy when this cold and snowy weather breaks! For dinner tonight Chicken Breasts and a box of Chicken Helper. I prepared Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta.

 

 

 

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I really enjoy the Hamburger Helpers – Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken Helper. I’ve tried a few of them now but this is my favorite by far. This really turns out delicious and it’s so easy to prepare! The Rotini and Cheese Sauce is excellent and the Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor for the Chicken is one of the better Crumb Coatings I’ve had for Chicken. To prepare it first go ahead and make the Pasta, by the box directions. Then prepare your Chicken and you have one fine meal! The Chicken Helper box contains Rotini Pasta with Naturally Flavored Cheesy Sauce Mix & Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor. I added the Chicken, Water, 2% Milk, Canola Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper. It all comes together for one easily made and delicious dinner. I also had a slice of Klosterman Wheat Bread. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 
Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken HelperChicken Helper
* Rotini pasta with naturally flavored cheesy sauce mix and seasoned crumb coating with natural bacon flavor
* Add chicken
* Pasta side dish included
Directions
For Pasta:
You Will Need: 1-1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp butter. For Chicken You Will Need: 1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Success Tips: Start with completely thawed chicken. Adjust heat setting, cook times and amount of oil as needed. Pasta: 1 – Stir water, 1/2 cup milk, butter, sauce mix and pasta in 2-quart nonstick sauce pan. Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 17 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Meanwhile, continue with step 2.
Chicken:
2 – Cut each chicken breast into 3 to 5 slices, holding knife at an angle. (Slices should be about 1/2 inch thick). 3 – Coat, Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tbsp milk to moisten. Add seasoned crumbs to coat chicken. 4 – Brown, Heat butter and oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add chicken to hot butter and oil; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until golden brown and centers are no longer pink (165 degrees F). Serve with potatoes. Refrigerate leftovers. Add Your Own Twist: Stir 1/2 cup cooked broccoli or shredded cheddar cheese into the finished pasta. If you want a bit of crunch, top with 1/3 cup crushed garlic croutons!
nutrition information
1 cup prepared
Serving Size:
Serving Per Container:
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 390 Calories from Fat: 170 % Daily Value* Total Fat 19g 29% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 85mg 28% Sodium 690mg 29% Total Carbohydrate 30g 10% Dietary Fiber 7%

 
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Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

January 16, 2014 at 6:20 PM | Posted in cheese, chicken, Hamburger Helper, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta

 

 

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Winter has returned to West Chester, Ohio! The temps are back below freezing and it’s snowed about 2″ with more on the way. I received an email from an advertising firm that wants to use one of my posts for Ore Ida, sort of proud about that. I hear, here where I live, that they were going to announce the upcoming building of some major restaurants. it will be interesting to hear what’s coming. For dinner tonight it’s Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken w/ Cheesy Rotini Pasta.

 

 

 

This is the second time I believe that I’ve prepared the new Hamburger Helpers – Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken Helper. I’ve tried a few of them now but this is my favorite so far. This really turns out delicious! The Rotini and Cheese Sauce is excellent and the Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor for the Chicken is one of the better Crumb Coatings I’ve had for Chicken. As all the other ones this one is very easy to make, just follow the instructions on the box. To prepare it fist go ahead and make the Pasta, by direction. Then prepare your Chicken and you have one fine meal! The Chicken Helper box contains Rotini Pasta with Naturally Flavored Cheesy Sauce Mix & Seasoned Crumb Coating with Natural Bacon Flavor. I added the Chicken, Water, 2% Milk, Canola Oil, Sea Salt and Pepper. It all comes together for one easily made and delicious dinner. I also had a couple of slices of Klosterman Wheat Bread and a Snapple Diet Peach Drink. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 
Betty Crocker Crispy Cheddar Bacon Chicken – Chicken HelperChicken Helper
* Rotini pasta with naturally flavored cheesy sauce mix and seasoned crumb coating with natural bacon flavor
* Add chicken
* Pasta side dish included
Directions
For Pasta:
You Will Need: 1-1/2 cups water, 1/2 cup milk, 2 tbsp butter. For Chicken You Will Need: 1 lb uncooked boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1 tbsp milk, 2 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp vegetable oil. Success Tips: Start with completely thawed chicken. Adjust heat setting, cook times and amount of oil as needed. Pasta: 1 – Stir water, 1/2 cup milk, butter, sauce mix and pasta in 2-quart nonstick sauce pan. Heat just to boiling, stirring frequently. Reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 17 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Meanwhile, continue with step 2.
Chicken:
2 – Cut each chicken breast into 3 to 5 slices, holding knife at an angle. (Slices should be about 1/2 inch thick). 3 – Coat, Place chicken in medium bowl. Add 1 tbsp milk to moisten. Add seasoned crumbs to coat chicken. 4 – Brown, Heat butter and oil in 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until butter is melted. Carefully add chicken to hot butter and oil; cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden brown. Reduce heat to medium-low. Turn chicken; cook 4 to 6 minutes longer or until golden brown and centers are no longer pink (165 degrees F). Serve with potatoes. Refrigerate leftovers. Add Your Own Twist: Stir 1/2 cup cooked broccoli or shredded cheddar cheese into the finished pasta. If you want a bit of crunch, top with 1/3 cup crushed garlic croutons!

 
nutrition information
1 cup prepared
Serving Size:
Serving Per Container:
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 390 Calories from Fat: 170 % Daily Value* Total Fat 19g 29% Saturated Fat 8g 40% Cholesterol 85mg 28% Sodium 690mg 29% Total Carbohydrate 30g 10% Dietary Fiber 7%

Hamburger Helper Lasagna w/ Green leaf Lettuce and Radish Salad

October 8, 2013 at 5:29 PM | Posted in Hamburger Helper, Jennie-O Turkey Products, pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Hamburger Helper Lasagna w/ Green leaf Lettuce and Radish Salad

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The days are really getting shorter, 7:14 am sunrise and 7:09 pm sunset. Another cool day to start and a beautiful, sunny Autumn Day. I really enjoy this weather!Got out and had the car cleaned inside and out and spent the day outside. For dinner tried a new one, Hamburger Helper Lasagna. I prepared Hamburger Helper Lasagna w/ Green leaf Lettuce and Radish Salad.

 

 

I had seen the commercials about Hamburger Helper new mixes so I thought I would give one a try. I used the Hamburger Helper Lasagna but instead of Hamburger I used Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast. I just followed the instructions on the box to prepare it. The box contained the Sauce Mix and Pasta and I added 1 lb. of Jennie – O Ground Turkey Breast, 2 3/4 cups of hot Water, and 1/2 cup of 2% White Milk. I just browned the Ground Turkey, drained and removed from heat. Then stirred in the Sauce Mix and hot water until dissolved. Stir in the Milk and Pasta. Returned to heat , and heated until boiling. Reduced the heat. Cover, and simmer about 12 minutes (Stirring occasionally). When the Pasta got tender removed from the heat and served! Came out really tasty! Good flavor and seasoning. The Pasta came out tender and went well with the Ground Turkey substitute. Quite a bit leftover so I’ll have my lunch ready for the next couple of days.

 

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To go with my Lasagna I made a Green leaf Lettuce and Radish Salad. I added a bit of fresh grated Parmesan Cheese and a couple of Green Olives Stuffed with Bleu Cheese. I used Ken’s Steakhouse Light Options Sweet Vandalia Onion Dressing. For dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Double Chocolate Pudding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hamburger Helper LasagnaHamburger Helper Lasagna

Lasagna skillet-meal mix of pasta and Italian-style sauce mix for hamburger.
Hamburger Helper dinner mixes help bring busy families together for a hearty, wholesome meal. With Hamburger Helper, it’s simple to create a home-cooked skillet meal–just add ground beef to the specially selected pasta, rice, potatoes, or stuffing and seasoned sauce mixes to create a wide variety of flavorful dinners. Bring an Italian-style favorite to your table with the enriched pasta, tomato, oregano, and cheddar cheese of Hamburger Helper Lasagna. Each package makes five one-cup servings. Hamburger Helper can add a host of flavors to your mealtime solutions: other Italian-style favorites include Four Cheese Lasagna and Cheesy Italian Shells. After all, who couldn’t use a little help in the kitchen?

 

Ingredients
Enriched Pasta (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Dried Tomato, Sugar, Corn Starch, Salt, Enriched Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Modified Corn Starch, Dried Garlic, Dried Onion, Citric Acid, Dextrose, Partially Hydrogenated Soybean Oil, Monosodium Glutamate, Basil, Dried Enzyme Modified Cheddar Cheese (Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Enzymes, Calcium Chloride), Maltodextrin, Oregano, Hydrolyzed Soy and Corn Protein, Color (Yellow Lakes 5&6, Red Lake 40 and Other Color Added), Natural and Artificial Flavor, Autolyzed Yeast Extract, Paprika, Egg. Freshness Preserved By Ascorbic Acid.

 

Betty Crocker – Hamburger Helper-lasagna
Servings:  1- Cup Prepared
Calories 290 Sodium 730 mg
Total Fat 11 g Potassium 0 mg
Saturated 5 g Total Carbs 27 g
Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 1 g
Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 4 g
Trans 1 g Protein 20 g
Cholesterol 55 mg

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