Creamy Hashbrown Bake

Looking for a simple side dish to take to a bbq or feed the family? This recipe is straight forward and can be prepared ahead of time and baked later. Personally, we find that hashbrown bake goes great with hamburgers.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients // Yield 6+

  • 1kg Hashbrowns thawed
  • 1 Small onion
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup of grated cheese
  • 1 Can Campbells cream of chicken soup 420g
  • Pepper to taste

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Corn and Asparagus

Merry Christmas everyone!
I do apologise for my absence over the past couple of weeks – Christmas spirit just got the better of me and I didn’t have time to post. I have been missing you all so much though and I have been working on some great recipes I’ll share over the next few weeks.

Today’s post is a simple side dish that goes well with roast dinners, BBQs or even as a light lunch on it’s own. While the dish does sound a bit different to those that have never heard of it, I grew up eating corn and asparagus and I know it’s something tasty. 🙂

Corn and Asparagus
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients // Yield 6

  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 420g (1 Can) corn kernels
  • 425g (1 Can) asparagus
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 1 Cup grated cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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Tuna Pastabake

Looking for a quick, healthy meal? Look no further! This meal can be made ahead of time and frozen or kept in the fridge, ready to be baked at a moments notice.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients // Yield 6-8 servings

  • 575g jar of Leggo’s spinach and garlic pastabake sauce
  • 500g pasta (we use large shells)
  • 425g tin of tuna
  • 1 cup of frozen vegetables
  • 1 cup grated tasty or shredded cheese
  • Parmesan cheese (to serve)

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Chicken Pie

This is my all-time favourite recipe. The pie is so full of flavour! I love preparing this meal almost as much as I love eating it. It may look like there are a lot of steps, but don’t let that intimidate you as they are all very simple.

Our creamy chicken pie goes so well with Mashed Potatoes.

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients // Yield 4 slices of good size pie

  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • Spray oil (for greasing the pie dish)
  • 600g chicken breast
  • 3 bacon rashers
  • 1 Small onion
  • 1 Cup frozen vegetables (we use peas and corn)
  • 1 Tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp plain flour
  • 1 Cup chicken stock
  • 1/2 Cup cream
  • Pepper to taste
  • Lawry’s (or substitute steak seasoning)
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • 1 sheet of shortcrust pastry (you can omit or use puff pastry on the base too if so desired. Also, I use store bought shortcrust/puff pastry, but if you have time to make your own I strongly encourage you to do so.)
  • *Optional 1/4 cup white wine.

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Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes is a tasty side dish that works great with any meal, but especially with our wonderful CHICKEN PIE.

Mashed Potatoes are delicious. I know you can buy it in a packet mix or frozen portions, but nothing beats fresh, creamy mashed potatoes. Everyone has their own way as to make it, this is just how I do it. I like to buy the type of potatoes from the supermarket that don’t require peeling as the skin has a lot of nutrients in it.

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • You’ll need 1- 1 ½ potatoes per person
  • Chives
  • Salt (iodised)
  • Pepper
  • ÂĽ Cup milk (the more potatoes used the more milk required)
  • 1 Tbsp Butter

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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

We love pasta in our house and this dish is always a regular on our menu. Serve with garlic bread to really complete the meal.
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients // Yield 4-5

  • 600g chicken breast
  • 500g fettuccine
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Lawry’s seasoning
  • 2 Tsp minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp plain flour
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup cream (thickened or pure)
  • 1/4 cup of white wine*
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 Tsp basil
  • 1 Tsp parsley (plus additional parsley to serve on top)
  • 1/4 Tsp onion powder
  • Pepper (for seasoning)

*Optional.
If you like more herbs, feel free to add them

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