Sheet Pan Salmon #SundaySupper

Sheet Pan Salmon is baked with a crunchy coating and roasted vegetables. This one-pan meal is so easy and delicious it will become your go-to weeknight dinner. 

Sheet pan salmon with veggies on a sheet pan. Salmon is covered in a mayonnaise and breadcrumb topping.

Looking to add more fish to your families diet but worried about picky eaters?  Try this creamy sheet pan salmon recipes that will not have everyone in family raving about this mild seafood recipe that’s comes with bonus vegetables.

Close up of vegetables used for this sheet pan dinner, Brussels sprouts and green beans.

To say that this dinner is family friendly would be an understatement.  My 10-year-old LOVES seafood.  I was a little worried what the 3-year-old would think since he can tend to be a picky eater but he gobbled up a few pieces I cut then asked for more.

Baked salmon on a sheet pan with a bite of it on a fork.

The fish that I used was on sale and already came seasoned with a spicy peppercorn marinade.  You can choose one already seasoned, it really added to the flavor of the dish and wasn’t overpowered by the topping I added.  This will take one average sized sheet pan.

How to make Sheet Pan Salmon:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Cover with tin foil then oil it so the fish doesn’t stick.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Wash and chop the vegetables (my favorite-check out my other Sunday Supper recipe Asparagus Soup).  This is Michigan though so in the winter I use Brussels sprouts and green beans.

Brussels sprouts and green beans cleaned and in a colander.

Place the salmon onto the greased sheet pan.

Now combine the ingredients for the creamy topping: mayo, Parmesan cheese, garlic, artichoke hearts, and lemon juice.

Ingredients for making a sheet pan salmon dinner that's baked in the oven.

Then make the crunchy topping: in a microwave dish melt the butter for around 30 seconds.  Once melted add the breadcrumbs and stir until the butter and breadcrumbs combine compeltely.

Spread the mayonnaise mixture on top the salmon.

Salmon covered in a mayonnaise mixture and being sprinkled with breadcrumbs.

Take the vegetables and layer them around the salmon. Drizzle with olive oil.

Drizzling olive oil over cut vegetables.

Place it all into the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.

I served this meal with some mashed sweet potatoes.  So sweet and creamy they were a perfect balance with the fish.

And here you…..

Sheet Pan Salmon baked and ready to eat.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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This post was originally from April 2017-it has been updated with photos & text.

I would like to thank this weeks Sunday Supper host Claire McEwen of Sprinkles & Spouts.  For more sensational seafood recipes check these out……

25+ Best Sunday Supper Seafood Recipes

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Sheet Pan Salmon
Sheet Pan Salmon is coated in a creamy sauce and topped with crunchy breadcrumbs. Baked in 30 minutes until flaky. A sheet pan supper for the whole family.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword salmon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. On an average sized sheet pan. Cover with tin foil then oil it so the fish doesn't stick.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. Wash and chop the vegetables.
  4. Combine the mayo, Parmesan cheese, garlic, artichoke hearts, and lemon juice.
  5. Microwave dish melt the butter for around 30 seconds.  Once melted add the breadcrumbs and stir until the butter and breadcrumbs combine completely.
  6. Place the salmon onto the greased sheet pan.
  7. Spread the mayonnaise mixture on top the salmon.
  8. Cover the top with breadcrumb mixture.
  9. Take the vegetables and layer them around the salmon. Drizzle with olive oil.
  10. Place it all into the preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup

This Bacon Cheeseburger Soup will have you eating your burger with a spoon. Ground beef, bacon, a creamy tomato base, cheese and yes, even pickles! Add chunky pieces of potatoes to make it even heartier and top with homemade croutons.

Close up of a chunky soup recipe with potatoes, beef and bacon.

How has your winter been going? Surprisingly we have been having pretty mild weather. That doesn’t mean though that it hasn’t been cold. While the -20’s from last year haven’t hit yet, we have consistent 30-degree bundle up weather. So I try to keep warm, comforting soup recipes like this Bacon Cheeseburger Soup on the stovetop to keep warm.

Cheeseburger Soup with pickles, cheese, tomatoes and homemade croutons on the top.

What show do you recommend on Netflix during the Winter?

For this Mitten Movie Night, I am finishing up the 4th season of Schitt’s Creek. This is easily one of the funniest comedies I’ve seen in a long time. Right up there with my favorite show 30 Rock. It’s a binge-able show, perfect for when you’re stuck in the house.

Want more cold weather soup recipes? Check these out:

What beer goes well with a hearty soup recipe?

The beer: Amber Ale from Bell’s Brewery

While everyone is enjoying Hopslam, I am pairing this year-round Bell’s offering with everything from hearty soups to turkey sandwiches.

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup on a soup ready to eat.

How to make Bacon Cheeseburger Soup:

Start by cooking the ground beef and the bacon. Slice the bacon into small strips and add to a stockpot with the ground beef.

Cook the beef and bacon over medium/high heat for about 10 minutes, until the beef is browned and bacon is cooked through and crispy.

While the meat is cooking chop the potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. Mince the garlic.

Remove the pot and drain 90% of the grease, leaving around 1 Tbs in the beef mixture. Then add flour. Stir to combine everything.

Steps for making soup made of ground beef and bacon.

Now add the tomato paste. I like this soup with a tomato base if you prefer it less so decrease the tomato paste by 3 ounces. It will not have anything to do with the thickness.

Over medium heat add the stock, herbs and spices, sugar, and vegetables.

Cover the pot and cook the soup for an additional 30 minutes.

How To Make Croutons in the Air Fryer:

Cut any bread you like into cubes. I used day-old butterfly rolls from my store bakery. This recipe made about 2 cups of croutons.

Add the cubes of bread to a bowl then drizzle with 2 Tbs. olive oil, 1 tsp parsley flakes, 1 tsp garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Cut up bread in an air fryer tray ready to cook for homemade croutons.

Add the bread to the tray of the air fryer. Set air fryer to 390 degrees and air fry for 10 minutes, flipping the croutons halfway through.

Homemade croutons made in the air fryer.

They come out so crunchy but not hard and full of flavor. Perfect on top of soups like this or salads.

Once the soup has cooked add the finishing touches to thicken it up. In a small bowl add 1 Tbs flour, 1/4 cup milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and pour to the soup pot.

Add the shredded cheese and pickles. The pickles are optional of course, you can always leave them out and let people add their own.

Serve by sprinkling with more cheese, diced tomatoes, more pickles, and croutons. And here you are……

Bacon Cheeseburger Soup with toppings and a pot of it off to the side. Served with a craft beer.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Bacon Cheeseburger Soup
This Bacon Cheeseburger Soup will have you eating your burger with a spoon. Ground beef, bacon, a creamy tomato base, cheese and yes, even pickles! Add chunky pieces of potatoes to make it even heartier and top with homemade croutons.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by cooking the ground beef and the bacon. Slice the bacon into small strips and add to a stockpot with the ground beef.
  2. Cook the beef and bacon over medium/high heat for about 10 minutes, until the beef is browned and bacon is cooked through and crispy.
  3. Chop the potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery. Mince the garlic.
  4. Remove the pot and drain 90% of the grease, leaving around 1 Tbs in the beef mixture. Then add flour. Stir to combine everything.
  5. Add the tomato paste.
  6. Over medium heat add the stock, herbs and spices, sugar, and vegetables.
  7. Cover the pot and cook the soup for an additional 30 minutes.
  8. Once the soup has cooked add the finishing touches to thicken it up. In a small bowl add 1 Tbs flour, 1/4 cup milk and salt and pepper to taste. Stir to combine and pour to the soup pot.
  9. Add the shredded cheese and pickles. (pickle is optional)
  10. Serve by sprinkling with more cheese, diced tomatoes, more pickles, and croutons.

‘Celebrate with 8’ Game Day Recipes

‘Celebrate with 8’ Game Day recipes directly from the Bottom Left of the Mitten blog that will feed all the fans!

Learn more about ‘Celebrate with 8’ on Bottom Left of the Mitten here.

Chunks of tender beef, tomatoes, spices, and jalapeno come together beautifully in this Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili. Hearty and full of flavor you will not miss the beans in this chili at all.

Making this beenless beef chili int he instant pot will make your super bowl recipes so easy to make

This BBQ Chicken & Bacon Sandwich recipe has all my favorite things in it!
Sliced chicken piled high with bacon and crunchy homemade coleslaw then drizzled with BBQ sauce.

Side shot of a chicken sandwich with chips on a plate and toppings off to the side.

This Mac and Cheese for a Crowd has only a few ingredients and comes together easily. Set it and forget it in the slow cooker so you can enjoy the party and not be stuck in the kitchen.

Mac and Cheese for a Crowd is is a great super bowl recipe to feed a lot of people without much work

This chicken wing recipe will make sure you don’t miss saucy wings at all. Dry Rub Chicken Wings are rubbed with a smoky and sweet coating then baked to crispy perfection.

Dry Rub Chicken WIngs - Chicken wings are coated with a sweet and smoky dry rub then baked to crispy perfection. Serve with a side of blue cheese for a great appetizer.

Layers of crispy waffle fries, crunchy bacon, creamy ranch then topped with melted cheese. All made in the air fryer and minimal cleanup. Air Fryer Loaded Waffle Fries are just what snacking should be, easy and delicious!

Servings of Air Fryer Waffle Fries loaded with bacon, ranch and cheese.

Crispy tortilla chips, smoked sausage, a mix of peppers and onions drowned in beer cheese sauce. For the main dish or easy appetizer, Smoked Sausage Nachos are not your ordinary finger food.

Smoked Sausage Nachos on a pan ready to eat.

Do you love hot dogs? How about bacon? Now, how about garlic aioli? Let’s put those all together to make this Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog. Crack open a cold beer and dive into a different way to eat hot dogs.

Bacon Wrapped Hot Dog | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Tired of the same old tacos? Looking to give fries a new life? Then try these Fiesta Fries for dinner or at your next party.

Fiesta Fries on a plate with toppings around them.

“If you’re not gonna go ALL the way, why go at ALL?”
– Joe Namath, New York Jets

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Chicken Parmesan #SundaySupper

Layers of egg noodles, crispy chicken, spaghetti sauce and loads of cheese. Chicken Parmesan is a great go-to for busy weeknights. 

Chicken Parmesan in a baking dish ready to serve.

I can’t believe we are already talking about Back To School! If your like my house, back to school also means back to sports.  Busy weeknights of homework and practice call for a meal that can pull double duty-one night dinner, tomorrow leftovers or freezing half for dinner when dirtying dishes is the last thing you want to do.

A chicken casserole dish with egg noodles being scooped out of a pan.

This week I have been seeing TONS of back to school pics because we live very close to Indiana who start right now.  I’m saying to myself, ‘We still have 4 weeks!’.

Did you know that in Michigan it is the law you cannot start until after Labor Day? Some schools are starting to challenge it and getting waivers but for us, I am so glad that it’s that way.  I really feel like it gives kids time to enjoy more of the warmer months. We are getting ready though because it will be here soon enough.

Closeup of Chicken Parmesan.

So as I mentioned above, this Chicken Parmesan casserole is a great meal because it makes TONS, is easy to freeze, and can be made ahead placed in the refrigerator then popped into the oven later in the evening or even the next day.  Take the guess work out of dinner and add this to your dinner rotation ASAP!

How to make Chicken Parmesan:

Start to cook the egg noodles according to package directions.  These are the frozen kind that are found by ravioli in the frozen food section.  

Grease a 9×13 pan then cover the bottom with some of the spaghetti sauce. 

While they cook chop the chicken into bite sized pieces. Heat up oil in the pan and get ready to fry the chicken.  On a plate add the bread crumbs, flour and parmesan cheese. 

Chicken that is dredged in breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese

Once the oil is heated take the chicken and dredge in the crumb mixutre then add to the hot oil. 

Fry chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked through and super crisp.  This is the key to a great casserole. 

Chicken pieces that have been fried and are now ready for Chicken Parmesan casserole

Both the noodles and the chicken should take around 15-20 minutes to finish.

Drain the noodles and now it’s time to layer.  One layer noodles, one layer chicken, one layer cheese, one layer sauce. 

Steps for making Chicken Parmesan

Do it one more time then top with remaining cheese.  Yes, use the whole bag! Sprinkle with garlic powder and parsley for a little extra oomph.

Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.  And here you are…..

Chicken Parmesan casserole baked and hot out of the oven.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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This post was originally from August 2017-it has been updated with photos & text.

Thank you to this weeks Sunday Supper host.  Check out all of the other recipes that will give your family a great start to the Back To School season.

Back to School Dinners

Beef and Pork

Pastas, Soups, Rice and Stews

Poultry

Sunday Supper MovementJoin the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday! We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board. Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement? It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.

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Chicken Parmesan #SundaySupper
Layers of egg noodles, crispy chicken, spaghetti sauce and loads of cheese. Chicken Parmesan is a great go-to for busy weeknights.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Keyword casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Keyword casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Grease a 9x13 pan then cover the bottom with some of the spaghetti sauce. Start to cook the egg noodles according to package directions.
  2. While they cook chop the chicken into bite sized pieces. Heat up oil in the pan and get ready to fry the chicken.
  3. On a plate add the bread crumbs, flour and parmesan cheese. One the oil is heated take the chicken and dredge in the crumb mixutre then add to the hot oil. Fry chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until thoroughly cooked through and super crisp. Both the noodles and the chicken should take around 15-20 minutes to finish.
  4. Drain the noodles and now it's time to layer. One layer noodles, one layer chicken, one layer cheese, one layer sauce.
  5. Do it one more time then top with remaining cheese.
  6. Sprinkle with garlic powder and parsley.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes.

Italian Sub Stromboli

All the ingredients you love in a great Italian sub are rolled up in pizza crust and baked to perfection in this Italian Sub Stromboli. Serve with pizza sauce for an easy meal or appetizer.

Italian sub stromboli on a servings tray with pizza sauce in the center.

If you follow my blog at all, you will know that one of my favorite things in life are sandwiches. ALL kinds of sandwiches. Carb nirvana wrapped around delicious fillings and capped off with a different array of toppings and sauces. What is not to love?

A side view of stromboli that is ready to serve.

So with this stromboli, I took my favorite ingredients for Italian subs and baked it in a pizza crust-thus a stromboli. Ham, salami, pepperoni, two types of cheese, tomatoes, peppercini’s and then topped with Italian dressing. All baked together to a golden brown. Mmmm, mmmm, mmmm.

Want more sandwich recipes?

Italian Sub stromboli appetizer with pizza sauce ready for serving.

Italian Sub Stromboli makes for a great meal or appetizer and goes from plain pizza crust to table in 30 minutes.

How to make Italian stromboli:

For this recipe, I used Wewalka Classic Pizza Crust. I liked using this because it already has parchment paper included which made rolling up the stromboli so easy.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Start by rolling out the pizza dough.

Next, start placing the Italian Sub ingredients onto one side of the dough, not in the middle.

Layer the ham, salami, pepperoni, swiss cheese, peppercinis, diced tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Pour the Italian dressing over the top, splitting between the two.

Since this pizza crust has the parchment paper built-in the rolling up of the stromboli is so simple. Start by folding the pizza crust over the filling.

How to make italian stromboli and how to roll it up easily using pre-made pizza crust.

Peel down the parchment paper down and repeat the process until the pizza crust is all rolled up and the filling is completely rolled up into the pizza crust.

Ingredients for making Italian Sub stromboli on pre-made pizza crust ready to roll up.

Crimp the end of the pizza crust to seal the stromboli completely.

Stromboli crust rolled up.

Whisk an egg then brush on top of the crust. This gives it a nice brown color on the top.

Italian Sub stromboli crust being brushed with egg wash.

Using a knife, make 5-6 cuts on top of the crust so the heat can escape while baking.

Sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.

Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.

Italian stromboli baked on a cookie sheet and cut up for serving.

Remove the Italian Sub stromboli from the oven. Slice and serve with prepared pizza sauce. And here you are…..

Italian Sub stromboli ready to eat with pizza sauce for dipping.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Italian Sub Stromboli
All the ingredients you love in a great Italian sub are rolled up in pizza crust and baked to perfection in this Italian Sub Stromboli. Serve with pizza sauce for an easy meal or appetizer.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Appetizer, Sandwich
Keyword sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Appetizer, Sandwich
Keyword sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Start by rolling out the pizza dough.
  3. Start placing the Italian Sub ingredients onto one side of the dough, not in the middle. Layer the ham, salami, pepperoni, swiss cheese, peppercinis, diced tomatoes, and mozzarella cheese. Pour the Italian dressing over the top, splitting between the two.
  4. Start by folding the pizza crust over the filling.
  5. Peel down the parchment paper down and repeat the process until the pizza crust is all rolled up and the filling is completely rolled up into the pizza crust.
  6. Crimp the end of the pizza crust to seal the stromboli completely.
  7. Whisk an egg then brush on top of the crust.
  8. Using a knife, make 5-6 cuts on top of the crust so the heat can escape while baking.
  9. Sprinkle with garlic powder and Italian seasoning.
  10. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove the Italian Sub stromboli from the oven. Slice and serve with prepared pizza sauce. Enjoy!

80’s Movie Lovers Gift Guide

From Steel Magnolias to Ferris Buellers Day Off, this is the ultimate
Totally 80’s Movie Lovers Gift Guide!

Gift Guide for 1980's movie lovers

Learn more about ‘Celebrate with 8’ on Bottom Left of the Mitten here.

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I would rather have thirty minutes of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special.

Shelby
Steel Magnolias Movie Lovers Gift Guide

Steel Magnolias Prayer Candle Set from SunofaWitch
Steel Magnolias Minimalist Movie Poster from FilmFreakDesign
If You Can’t Say Anything Nice About Anybody Come Sit By Me Tee from HookDesignandSinker
(This shop has LOTS of fun Steel Magnolia Tees to choose from)

Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

Ferris Bueller
Ferris Bueller Gift Guide

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Pins from cowboygoods
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off At the Museum Poster from Jimbeanus
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Map T-Shirt from chitownclothing

Wait a minute. Wait a minute Doc, uh, are you telling me you built a time machine … out of a DeLorean?

Marty McFly
Back to the Future Gift Guide

Back To The Future Vinyl Record Clock from RusticByShianne
Marty and Doc Back to the Future Print from JamieBendas
Hoverboard Champion T-shirt from TimsStudio

It’s called a sense of humor – you should get one – they’re nice.

Duckie
Pretty In Pink Move Gift Guide

Pretty in Pink stud earrings from DynamicDuosEarrings
Pretty In Pink Wall Art from DHicksDesignCo
Pretty in Pink Duckie Dale Shirt from blackbirdsupply

E.T. phone home.

E.T.
E.T. Movie Gift Guide

E.T. The Extraterrestrial Antique Bronze Charm Bracelet from Between2Castles
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Movie Poster Print from PrintsandtheRev
E.T – The Extra-Terrestrial Inspired T-Shirt from daletheskater

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Johnny Castle
Dirty Dancing Movie Gift Guide

Dirty Dancing Cross Stitch Pattern (Digital Download PDF) from HoopDreamsStudio
(Bottom Left of the Mitten readers get a 10% Discount on ANY HoopDreamsStudios item(s) through Jan 31, 2020 using the coupon code: DIRTYDANCING)
Dirty Dancing movie poster from MunaMia
Dirty Dancing hand-painted earrings from quevajewelry

Don’t cross the streams.

Egon Spengler
Ghostbusters Movie Gift Guides

Back Off Man, I’m a Scientist Ghostbusters Mug from PunchyProducts
Ugly Little Spud Art Print from AndrewHeath
The original ghost hunters retro 80s raglan shirt from TrendyFindsCo

You kids keep your noses clean, you understand? You’ll be hearing from me if you don’t. We ain’t gonna stand for any weirdness out here.

Officer Dorf
Friday the 13th Movie Gift Guide

Horror hockey mask cameo from xDonnaxthexDeadx
Floral Jason Voorhees Friday the 13th Horror Print from HelloSailorTees
Welcome to CAMP Crystal Lake Hoodie Friday the 13th Hoodie Sweatshirt from Aftercolor

“When I die, sprinkle my ashes over the 80’s. ” — David Lee Roth

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Zesty Cheesy Chicken and Spaghetti

This Zesty Cheesy Chicken and Spaghetti has just a few ingredients but when they come together, they make for a brilliant meal that features crispy cheese and chicken on a bed of spaghetti covered in a sauce with a kick.

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti on a plate with a beer pairing.

Let’s talk about comfort food for a minute. The weather is getting colder and I’m sure your thinking soups, casseroles, and things covered in gravy BUT might I remind you how comforting cheese is?

I mean…ccccchhhhheeeesssseeee. The gooey, melty goodness that only gets better when it’s cooked in a cast iron pan. The bits that get just a little overcooked and then the bits that are melted perfectly.

I mean look at that crispy chicken with the melty cheese! I’m not ashamed to say that when I make this chicken recipe, I grab a big forkful of all the goodness and take a big bite before serving.

Then to top it all off, this recipe comes together after you place the chicken on top of spaghetti noodles and a zesty sauce. EASY COMFORT FOOD – that’s what this is all about.

What beer pairs well with a cheesy chicken and spaghetti dinner?

The beer: 312 from Goose Island.

Light wheat beer pairs well with nearly every dish. Plus, it’s a great way to chase down the spiciness in the sauce.

What movie should you watch while eating chicken on top of spaghetti?

We’re starting the first of MANY times we’ll watch National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s a family favorite for sure.

What is your family’s favorite Christmas movie?

How to make Zesty Cheesy Chicken and Spaghetti:

First, cook the spaghetti according to package directions.

Next, cut the chicken breasts into strips.

On a plate add the flour then HALF the packet of Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix to the flour, combine it using a fork.

Zesty Italian spice mix for Zesty Cheesy Chicken dinner.

Dredge the chicken into the flour mixture. Add to a heated cast iron pan that has 2 Tbs olive oil over medium/high heat.

Fry the chicken on each side for 5-6 minutes. Check the chicken to make sure that it has cooked through, turn off the heat and cover with the cheese.

Once the spaghetti it cooked, remove and drain the water. Add the noodles back into the pan.

Spaghetti noodles being mixed with Zesty Italian Dressing Mix

Add the rest of the Italian Mix to the pan. Then finally add the spaghetti sauce and stir to combine.

Cook up some garlic bread, plate up the spaghetti and chicken and here you are……

Zesty Cheesy Chicken and Spaghetti

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Zesty Cheesy Chicken and Spaghetti
Crispy chicken covered in cheese then served on top of spaghetti, Zesty Cheesy Chicken and Spaghetti is a dinner that everyone will love.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cook the spaghetti according to package directions.
  2. Cut the chicken breasts into strips.
  3. On a plate add the flour then HALF the packet of Zesty Italian Salad Dressing Mix to the flour, combine it using a fork.
  4. Dredge the chicken into the flour mixture. Add to a heated cast iron pan that has 2 Tbs olive oil over medium/high heat.
  5. Fry the chicken on each side for 5-6 minutes. Check the chicken to make sure that it has cooked through, turn off the heat and cover with the cheese.
  6. Once the spaghetti is cooked, remove and drain the water. Add the noodles back into the pan.
  7. Add the rest of the Italian Mix to the pan. Then finally add the spaghetti sauce and stir to combine.
  8. Plate up the spaghetti and chicken. Enjoy!

‘Celebrate with 8’ Appetizers with Ale

‘Celebrate with 8’ Appetizers with Ale. From beer cheese to beer-battered mushrooms with special dipping sauce, these apps made with beer get the party started!

Learn more about ‘Celebrate with 8’ on Bottom Left of the Mitten here.

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Beer marinated fries with thyme mayonnaise from Rhubarbarians hits the snacking trifecta-crispy, starchy and creamy.

Beer marinated fries with thyme mayonnaise from Rhubarbarians for Appetizers with Ale

Lots of spicy seasoning and slow cooked in beer, these Cajun Garlic Beer-Boiled Peanuts from Biscuits and Burlap make a wonderful snack.

Cajun Garlic Beer-Boiled Peanuts from Biscuits and Burlap appetizers with beer

Crispy tortilla chips, smoked sausage, a mix of peppers and onions drowned in beer cheese sauce. Smoked Sausage Nachos are not your ordinary finger food.

Smoked Sausage Nachos | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Want a snack but don’t want to share? This Beer Bread Recipe For One from One Dish Kitchen is the perfect small serving.

Beer Bread Recipe For One from One Dish Kitchen

These Crispy Fried Pickles from Cadry’s Kitchen are easy to make so you can whip them up in no time when hunger hits!

Crispy fried pickles from Cadry's Kitchen appetizers with ale

You had me at ‘beer’ and ‘carbs’. Soft Beer Pretzels from Proportional Plate are the perfect solution for when you are craving both.

Soft Beer Pretzels from Proportional Plate appetizer made with beer

Beer in the batter and beer in the Queso, these Beer-Battered Mushrooms with Poblano & Beer Queso from Erica’s Recipes get the full beer treatment.

 Beer-Battered Mushrooms with Poblano & Beer Queso from Erica's Recipes

Dip everything from pretzels to veggies in this Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon from Renee’s Kitchen Adventures.

Beer Cheese Dip with Bacon from Renee's Kitchen Adventures

“He was a wise man who invented beer.” – Plato

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Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili

Chunks of tender beef, tomatoes, spices, and jalapeno come together beautifully in this Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili. Hearty and full of flavor you will not miss the beans in this chili at all.

No Bean Beef Chili in a bowl ready for toppings.

We have been busy around here lately. School, sports, work, etc. and everything in between so why not add even more to our plate? Enter a new addition to the family.

So for this Mitten Movie Night instead of recommending a movie, I want to introduce you to Titan.

Titan, AmStaff Puppy

We have been in discussions about getting a puppy for some time now but once we saw his little face, we knew we didn’t want to wait any longer.

Titan was one of a litter that my husband found through Paws Of Hope in Stevensville, MI. They were so great to work with and I would highly recommend them if you are in the area and interested in adding a new member of your family.

What beer goes well with Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili?

The beer: Spaten Oktoberfest.

Yes, I know it’s no longer October but this beer is something I purchased extra of in October because it’s great to use in recipes and a light drinkable beer to have on hand for guests who don’t particularly like IPA’s.

I chose to make a beanless chili recipe because I wanted a chili recipe that would also double as a great way to use up a bag of tortilla chips that had been hanging around my cupboard.

Let’s start by talking about the ideal meat to use in the Instant Pot. I picked up this 2-pound eye of round roast from the store. With the marbeling on it, I just knew it would be great. Just like when we smoke meat I’ve noticed that the more fat content meat has in it, the more tender it gets.

A piece of marbled eye of round roast, the best beef for the instant pot.

How to make Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili:

Prepare the ingredients that will go into the Instant Pot. Cube the meat, chop the onion and garlic, and handle with care when seeding and chopping the jalapeno.

Cubed roast, chopped onion and a jalapeno for chili.

Should you add jalapeno to your chili?

Yes! I really like jalapenos and find that they just heighten the taste of everything from pasta to burgers.

Set the Instant Pot to saute and add 1 Tbs olive oil to the bottom. Add the cubed roast to the pot and brown on both sides using tongs to turn the meat, around 2 minutes each side.

Turn the Instant Pot off. To the browned beef add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, jalapeno, sugar, flour, and spices.

Finally, add the bottle of beer and stir everything together one more time.

Oktoberfest beer being poured into an instant pot for a beanless beef beer chili

Place the lid on the Instant Pot until you hear the ‘good to go’ dings. Make sure the lid valve is pointing at ‘sealing’. Set the Instant Pot to the ‘Meat/Stew’ setting and set the timer for 45 minutes.

Once the 45 minutes are up, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes. Turn the valve to venting to release any further steam then open the lid.

The Instant Pot spends around 10 minutes building up the pressure and then another 10 minutes to bring the pressure down before taking the lid off. Make sure to factor this additional time for serving this instant pot chili.

Tortilla chips, cheese, onions and sour cream for toppings on chili.

I served this beanless chili with tortilla chips, sharp cheddar cheese, white onion, and sour cream. These toppings helped to cool down the jalapeno and add even more flavor.

And here you are…..

Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili ready to eat.

From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!

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Print Recipe
Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili
Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili is so full of flavor, you will not miss the beans. The perfect cold-weather comfort food that will spice things up.
Course Main Dish
Keyword chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Keyword chili
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Cube the meat, chop the onion and garlic, and handle with care when seeding and chopping the jalapeno.
  2. Set the Instant Pot to saute and add 1 Tbs olive oil to the bottom. Add the cubed roast to the pot and brown on both sides using tongs to turn the meat, around 2 minutes each side.
  3. Turn the Instant Pot off. To the browned beef add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, onion, garlic, jalapeno, sugar, flour, and spices.
  4. Add the bottle of beer and stir everything together one more time.
  5. Place the lid on the Instant Pot until you hear the 'good to go' dings. Make sure the lid valve is pointing at 'sealing'. Set the Instant Pot to the 'Meat/Stew' setting and set the timer for 45 minutes.
  6. Once the 45 minutes are up, let the pressure come down naturally for 10 minutes. Turn the valve to venting to release any further steam then open the lid.
  7. Serve with tortilla chips, sharp cheddar cheese, white onion, and sour cream. Enjoy!

‘Celebrate with 8’ Fall Must-Haves

Time to cuddle up in front of the fire and ‘Celebrate with 8’ Fall Must-Haves. Home decor, jewelry, and other odds and ends to enjoy this beautiful season with.

Learn more about ‘Celebrate with 8’ on Bottom Left of the Mitten here.

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Beer lovers decorate your happy home with this Hoppy Autumn Art Print from Obillwon.

Hoppy Autumn Art Print  from Obillwon

Put little leaves on your ears to celebrate Fall with these Red Fall Maple Leaf Earrings from SpaceRebelStudio.

Let your guests know that when they come in, they are in for rest and relaxation with this Come in and cozy up doormat from ShopMoreMATter.

Come in and cozy up doormat from ShopMoreMATter

A beautiful Emily Bronte quote on a beautiful Quote Necklace from GeorgiaTeaberry.

Quote Necklace Emily Bronte Autumn Leaves  from GeorgiaTeaberry

This Sweater Weather spoon from MilkandHoneyLuxuries sums up this perfect time of year. Use to stir those delicious pumpkin spice lattes.

Sweater Weather spoon from MilkandHoneyLuxuries

Priorities, priorities, priorities, that’s what fall is all about and this Scary Movies Pumpkin Spice Flannels from StrongGirlClothing lets everyone know it.

Scary Movies Pumpkin Spice Flannels from StrongGirlClothing

While cuddling up with a good book don’t forget to mark your spot using this Autumn Bookmark from SmittenKittenKendall.

Autumn Bookmark from SmittenKittenKendall

This Autumn Bracelet from FrostedWillow gives a delicate nod to the season.

Autumn Jewelry from FrostedWillow

“ I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. ”
– L.M. Montgomery

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