Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich

This Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich is BIG on flavor! Crunchy bun, sliced turkey, creamy Swiss cheese, sweet dressing, and crunchy coleslaw. This will easily become your go-to sandwich!

Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich with coleslaw and catalina dressing drizzled over the top.

I call this the ‘deli counter’ sandwich since I get most of the ingredients from saying ‘Can I have a 1/4 pound of this..’ at the deli counter because like the beer being mine, I am just making this sandwich for myself.  Mine, mine, mine!  The fellas in my house don’t have the affinity I do for a good sandwich.  No worries, more for me.

Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich that was baked on a sheet pan with a craft beer off to the side.

What movie pairs well with a sandwich and craft beer?

For entertainment, we are watching a show called The Detour.  It is a HILARIOUS comedy about a family you will easily fall in love with. The perfect escape and very binge worthy.

What beer pairs well with a Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich?

The beer: Oberon from Bell’s Brewing.

It’s officially Oberon season!  So tonight for Mitten Movie Night we picked this up from a great store in St. Joseph, MI called The Liquor Cabinet.  When looking to get lost in rows and rows of craft beer I suggest you go and take a visit if you’re in the area.

Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich on a plate with potato chips on the side.

This amount made for a big sandwich with lots of flavors. If you’re making one sandwich (like me) get 1/4 sliced turkey then order the smallest bowl of coleslaw (around 1/4 pound).

The deli at my local store has homemade rolls that are amazing so I hope you do too, grab one!  I use them to make my Portobello Mushroom Burger.  Right by the counter, you can get slices of cheese, so I picked up some swiss cheese.

I was lucky enough to have the dressing so that was taken care of.

How to make a Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich:

Take a baking sheet then cut the bun in half, apply butter and place face down.  Put 1/4 turkey on the sheet pan with the bun then add the sliced cheese on top.

Buns, turkey and swiss cheese on a sheet pan ready to make a sandwich.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  As you can see below, baking the bun alongside the turkey and cheese make it the perfect base to build this turkey sandwich on. 

A sandwich bun thats been baked in the oven.

After all done assemble bun, turkey with the melted cheese, coleslaw and drizzle with dressing.

And here you are…..

Side shot of a Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich on a plate with coleslaw and catalina dressing.

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Deli Counter Turkey Sandwich
Crispy bun with warm turkey and melted Swiss cheese. Topped with crunchy coleslaw then drizzled with sweet Catalina dressing. The perfect 'one person' sandwich.
A turkey Sandwich drizzled with catalina dressing.
Course Main Dish
Keyword sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
sandwich
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Keyword sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings
sandwich
Ingredients
A turkey Sandwich drizzled with catalina dressing.
Instructions
  1. Take a baking sheet then cut the bun in half, apply butter and place face down. Put 1/4 turkey on the sheet pan with the bun then add the sliced cheese on top.
  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.
  3. After all done assemble bun, turkey with the melted cheese, coleslaw and drizzle with dressing. Enjoy!

Air Fryer Empanadas

Air Fryer Empanadas are the answer snack time or anytime! Made with flaky pie crust, savory beef filling, and cheese you will find yourself making batch after batch.

Close up of beef empanadas made in the air fryer with salsa and sour cream on the side.

There’s nothing better than a great recipe to have in the back of your pocket for nights when you just want some comfort snack foods that don’t take too much effort. Good thing I’ve got this ground beef empanada recipe for just those kinds of nights!

The great thing about this air fryer beef empanada recipe is that you don’t use all of the ground beef for the initial preparation. What I do is freeze the additional beef that’s leftover so I can make these again without having to remake all the meat.

A side shot of air fryer empanadas on a serving tray.

Bonus, you can freeze storebought pie crust. Grab them when they are on sale so when you want to whip these up, the beef and the crust are already in my freezer. I just put both items in the refrigerator to thaw the night before and it’s HELLO snack time the next night!

What movie pairs well with air fryer empanadas?

For this Mitten Movie Night, we are watching The Great Outdoors in honor of the late, great John Candy who passed away 26 years ago this week.

The perfect bite shot of an empanada with salsa and sour cream on it.

What beer pairs well with flaky pie crust stuffed with ground beef and cheese then dipped in lots of sour cream and salsa?

The beer: Dirty Blonde from Atwater Brewery.

You will see this beer in many of my posts because it just happens to be 1) my favorite, 2) a perfect example of blonde ales because it can literally be paired with any dish.

Do you own an air fryer? If so, check out these other air fryer recipes on the site:

Empanadas that were made int he air fryer split in half to show ground beef.

How to make Empanadas in the Air Fryer:

The key to making this empanadas recipe is to KEEP IT COOL.

  • Make sure the ground beef has cooled completely before using it.
  • Roll out one sheet of pie crust at a time, keep the other one in the refrigerator and only remove when ready to cut the circles out.

Start by browning the ground beef. Cook over medium/high heat on top of the stove. When the beef is halfway cooked, add the garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder, and cumin.

Once the ground beef is cooked all the way through and no longer pink drain the grease from it and add to a bowl. LET IT COOL COMPLETELY.

Close up of ground beef that was cooked for empanada filling

When the beef has cooled, remove one of the pie crusts from the refrigerator to start cutting out the circles.

On a piece of wax or parchment paper add a small amount of flour and roll the pie crust out onto it.

Using a glass or biscuit cutter cut out 7-8 circles.

Rolling out pie crust and how to use the excess to make additional pastry circles for empanadas.

There will be remaining dough. Pick it up and roll it together into a ball.

Using the same glass, roll the dough out into a circle again and cut additional circles. I can usually get 11-12 circles of dough out of each crust.

Add the cooled ground beef and shredded cheese onto one half of the pie crust circle. *Any additional ground beef that is leftover put into a freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to a month. To thaw, put in the refrigerator 24 hours before use.

Steps for how to fold empanadas..

The best way to make sure that they seal and you don’t make a mess of the air fryer basket, pinch the edges then fold the edges over. Crimp the folded edge with a fork.

Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with spray vegetable oil. Add the prepared empanadas to the basket. Spray the tops with additional oil or brush with melted butter (this is my favorite way to make them but spray works well too).

An air fryer basket with empanadas in it.

Set the air fryer to 350 degrees and fry for 8 minutes. With a fork, gently flip each one. Spray again with oil or brush with butter and fry for 1 more minute.

Remove the empanadas from the basket and continue the process until they are all made, should take about 3-4 times. Keep the already made ones warm in the oven or eat as you make them!

Serve these with sour cream and salsa. And here you are……

Overhead shot of air fryer empanadas ready to eat on a serving tray.

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Air Fryer Empanadas
Air Fryer Empanadas are made with flaky pie crust, savory beef filling, and cheese. Make them right in the air fryer for snack time or anytime.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 24 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Start by browning the ground beef. Cook over medium/high heat on top of the stove. When the beef is halfway cooked, add the garlic powder, black pepper, chili powder, and cumin.
  2. Once the ground beef is cooked all the way through and no longer pink drain the grease from it and add to a bowl. LET IT COOL COMPLETELY.
  3. When the beef has cooled, remove one of the pie crusts from the refrigerator to start cutting out the circles.
  4. On a piece of wax or parchment paper add a small amount of flour and roll the pie crust out onto it.
  5. Using a glass or biscuit cutter cut out 7-8 circles. There will be remaining dough. Pick it up and roll it together into a ball.
  6. Using the same glass, roll the dough out into a circle again and cut additional circles. I can usually get 11-12 circles of dough out of each crust.
  7. Add the cooled ground beef and shredded cheese onto one half of the pie crust circle. *Any additional ground beef that is leftover put into a freezer-friendly container and freeze for up to a month. To thaw, put in the refrigerator 24 hours before use.
  8. The best way to make sure that they seal and you don't make a mess of the air fryer basket, pinch the edges then fold the edges over. Crimp the folded edge with a fork.
  9. Spray the bottom of the air fryer basket with spray vegetable oil. Add the prepared empanadas to the basket. Spray the tops with additional oil or brush with melted butter.
  10. Set the air fryer to 350 degrees and fry for 8 minutes. With a fork, gently flip each one. Spray again with oil or brush with butter and fry for 1 more minute.
  11. Remove the empanadas from the basket and continue the process until they are all made, should take about 3-4 times. Keep the already made ones warm in the oven or eat as you make them!
  12. Serve these with sour cream and salsa. Enjoy!

Asparagus Soup #SundaySupper

This Asparagus Soup recipe is so easy and makes a great recipe for a creamy yet light lunch or dinner.  You will be craving this soup all season long!

Asparagus Soup in a bowl with Parmesan and homemade croutons on top.

When my husband and I got married we went to Riviera Maya for our honeymoon.  Where we stayed at had the best Asparagus Soup.  I would order it every night for a late night snack…and I’ll admit that I would order a steak with it too.  Hey, we were on vacation!  So when this weeks Sunday Supper theme came out, Easy Spring Recipes, I knew I had to finally try and recreate this soup recipe with one of my favorite Spring vegetables.

Creamy asparagus soup in a bowl and pot with croutons on the side.

One thing that is plentiful throughout the Spring & Summer in Michigan is asparagus.  I actually grew up next to a field of it when I was a kid and you can find it at roadside stands for cheap!  A great tip is to buy it in bulk and freeze it so when it goes up to almost $5/pound in the Winter I don’t have to worry about it when I have a craving.

Thinking about this got me interested in knowing when fruits and vegetables are at their peak growing season in Michigan.  I found this great resource from PickYourOwn.org with all the fruits and vegetables and when the crop will become available.  Check it out to see what goodies are coming soon to a farm near you.

Asparagus Soup close up on a spoon.

How to make Asparagus Soup recipe:

Chop off those pesky hard ends on the asparagus and throw them out.  Then chop the rest in equal pieces.

Heat up some oil in the bottom of a large pot over medium/high heat.  Add the asparagus and 3 cloves of minced garlic.  Sautee for 3-4 minutes then sprinkle 1 Tbs of flour over the top, stir to coat all the vegetables evenly with the flour.

Add chicken stock then set to a low/medium simmer and let cook uncovered for 25 minutes.

Steps for making the recipe for asparagus soup.

Making this soup ‘creamy’ is a two-step process.  For the first part of adding creaminess, take a small bowl add 1/4 cup milk, remaining flour and cornstarch.  Stir to combine then add to the soup mixture.  Add to the stove over medium heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened.

Next, use a little tool called an ‘immersion blender’.  This is actually something my Mother-In-Law gave me and I don’t use it too often but always glad I have it as part of my kitchen.  If you do not have one I would suggest taking most of the soup mixture and putting into a blender. 

Finally the last part of making this soup ‘Wow’ is adding the thyme, nutmeg and Parmesan and the last 1/4 cup of whole milk.

A pot of warm, creamy asparagus soup with Parmesan cheese and milk in it.

Top this creamy soup off with some homemade croutons.

And here you are…..

Asparagus Soup with 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 March 2017-it has been updated with photos & text.

Thank you so much to this weeks Sunday Supper host Anne from Simple and Savory.  Check out all these wonderful Spring recipes from other taste makers:

Breakfast

Cakes, Pies, and Sweets

Cookies and Bars

Main Courses

Pastas

Seafood

Veggies and Sides

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Asparagus Soup

Tender asparagus is cooked then made creamy with milk and Parmesan. Top this Asparagus Soup with crunchy homemade croutons to complete this delicious meal.

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Soup
Keyword soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Servings
servings


Ingredients

Course Main Dish
Cuisine Soup
Keyword soup

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes

Servings
servings


Ingredients


Instructions
  1. Chop off the hard ends on the asparagus and throw them out. Then chop the rest in equal pieces.

  2. Heat up some oil in the bottom of a large pot over medium/high heat. Add the asparagus and 3 cloves of minced garlic. Sautee for 3-4 minutes then sprinkle 1 Tbs of flour over the top, stir to coat all the vegetables evenly with the flour.

  3. Add chicken stock then set to a low/medium simmer and let cook uncovered for 25 minutes.

  4. Take a small bowl to add 1/4 cup milk, remaining flour and cornstarch.  Stir to combine then add to the soup mixture.  Add to the stove over medium heat and simmer for 2-3 minutes until thickened.

  5. Use an immersion blender or regular blender to cream the vegetables.

  6. Add the milk, thyme, nutmeg, and Parmesan.

  7. Top this creamy soup off with some homemade croutons. Enjoy!

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

Appetizers

Main Dishes

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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 seafood
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Seafood
Keyword seafood
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.

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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.
Course Main Dish
Keyword beef, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Keyword beef, soup
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.

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

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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, chicken
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Chicken
Keyword casserole, chicken
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.

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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 appetizer, sandwich
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Appetizer, Sandwich
Keyword appetizer, 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!

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.

Chicken cooked in a  cast iron skillet

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.

Chicken cooked in a  cast iron skillet

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.

Flour for dredging chicken in.

Once the spaghetti is 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……

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.
Course Main Dish
Keyword chicken, pasta
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Keyword chicken, pasta
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!

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.

Tortilla chips dipped into beanless chili.

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 marbling 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.

Steps and instructions for making Instant Pot No Bean Beef Chili

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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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 beef, instant pot, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Keyword beef, instant pot, soup
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!

Portobello Mushroom Burger

Juicy marinated mushrooms meld together with peppers, onions & mozzarella cheese. Basil mayonnaise finishes off this Portobello Mushroom Burger perfectly.

A veggie burger on a bun with mayonnaise ready to eat.

When I first got on IG I started something I hashtagged #MittenMovieNight.  Usually, Friday nights hubby & I enjoy a few craft beers and watch a movie.  I snapped what we are drinking and watching and tag it with this hashtag.  I look forward to this fun little night and I also look forward to sharing it.  So I thought, hey why not add a recipe to go along with it.  YEAH!  Dinner, Movie, Craft Beer!  So that is how #MittenMovieNight was born.

Here is just a taste of some of my FAVORITE recipe & beer pairings:

Side shot of a Portobello Mushroom Burger

What to watch while eating a juicy mushroom burger?

For this Mitten Movie Night we’re watching, The Bronze.  I love dark comedies!

What should I drink with a Marinated Portobello Mushroom Burger?

The beer: Boom Boom Betty from Three Blondes Brewing

Blondes are my favorite type of beer. Subtle with a nice fruity flavor and everyone I try is different from the other. But what I do know is that I will never go wrong. It’s delicious.

How to make Portobello Mushroom Burgers in the oven:

Start with the Basil Mayonnaise.  In a food processor combine basil, garlic, and salt.  While running add oil through the top and blend until smooth.

Take the ingredients from the processor and move to another bowl.  Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.  Cover and refrigerate.  This will keep for around 3 days.  *Pro-tip: Basil mayo is also great on sandwiches!

Basil mayonnaise in a dish ready to go on a Portobello Burger.

Next, mix the marinade ingredients together for mushrooms.  Oil, vinegar, salt and lemon juice.  Set aside.

Prepare the mushrooms by removing the stems and scraping the gills out. Don’t miss this step since leaving the gills in the mushroom can make them release more water, therefore, making them soggy.

Place mushrooms in a dish and pour the marinade over them.  Let it sit in the marinade at room temperature for 10 minutes.

How to prepare a Portobello Mushroom to make it into a burger.

While the mushrooms marinate, chop peppers and onion.

Add 2 Tbs. of butter in a pan, let it melt over medium/high heat then add the peppers and onions to the pan.  Sautee for 5 minutes.

Assemble the marinated mushrooms on a greased baking pan.  With mushroom cup side up add onions and peppers.  Top with mozzarella cheese.

Stuffed Portobello mushrooms on a cooking sheet with cheese on top.

Bake at 425 degrees for 20-22 minutes.

In the last 5 minutes of cooking the mushrooms, I put butter on my split rolls and put them in the oven as well to crisp up the buns.

Smear the rolls of your choosing with pesto mayo.  Add mushroom burger.  And here you are…..

A Portobello Burger that is ready to eat.

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

Originally published in August of 2016. Updated photos in October 2019.

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Portobello Mushroom Burger

Juicy marinated mushrooms meld together with peppers, onions & mozzarella cheese. Basil mayonnaise finishes off this Portobello Mushroom Burger perfectly.

Course Main Dish
Keyword burger

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes

Servings
burgers


Ingredients
Portobello Mushrooms & Marinade

Basil Mayonnaise

Course Main Dish
Keyword burger

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes

Servings
burgers


Ingredients
Portobello Mushrooms & Marinade

Basil Mayonnaise


Instructions
Basil Mayonnaise
  1. In a food processor combine basil, garlic and salt. While running add oil through the top and blend until smooth.

  2. Take the ingredients from the processor and move to another bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir until combined.

  3. Cover and refrigerate. This will keep for around 3 days.

Portobello Mushrooms & Marinade
  1. Mix the marinade ingredients together. Oil, vinegar, salt and lemon juice. Set aside.

  2. Prepare the mushrooms by removing the stems and scraping the gills out.

  3. Place mushrooms in a dish and pour the marinade over them. Let it sit in the marinade at room temperature for 10 minutes.

  4. Add 2 Tbs. of butter in a pan, let it melt over medium/high heat then add the peppers and onions to the pan.  Sautee for 5 minutes.  

  5. Assemble the marinated mushrooms on a greased baking pan. With mushroom cup side up add onions and peppers. Top with mushrooms.

  6. Cook at 425 degrees for 20-22 minutes.

  7. Smear the rolls of your choosing with pesto mayo. Add mushroom burger. Enjoy!

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