Reader Recipes

Cheddar Potato Soup

Serves 8 1/3 c. chopped onion 1/3 c. chopped celery 2 T. butter or margarine 4 c. diced peeled potatoes 3 c. chicken broth 2 c. (8 ozs.) shredded cheese 2 c. milk ¼ tsp. pepper dash paprika seasoned croutons & minced fresh parsley In a large saucepan, sauté onion and celery in ...

Cool Cucumber Pasta Salad

8 oz. pasta (tube or your choice) 2 med. cucumbers, sliced thin 1 sm. onion, sliced thin 1 T. vegetable oil 1 ½ c. sugar 1 c. water ¾ c. vinegar 1 T. dried parsley 1 T. prepared mustard 1 tsp. salt* 1 tsp. pepper* ½ tsp. garlic salt* *or substitute this with 2 T. vidalia onion ...

Chicken Macaroni Salad

Note: This salad utilizes leftover Costco rotisserie chicken and healthy Tzatziki rather than Mayonnaise Costco Chicken (at least 1 c.) diced into ¼ inch cubes ½ lbs. cooked small elbow macaroni ½ c. diced into ¼ in. cubes Vidalia/sweet onion ½ c. diced ¼ in. cubes red or ...

Sweet Pepper Salad

Serves 6 3 med. green peppers, thinly sliced 1 med. sweet red pepper, thinly sliced 1 med. red onion, thinly sliced 1 tsp. grated lemon peel ½ c. red wine vinegar 4½ tsp. vegetable oil 1 T. minced fresh basil 1 T. sugar ¼ tsp. salt 1/8 tsp. pepper In a salad bowl, combine the ...

White Chicken Chili

1 T. vegetable oil 1 med. onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced (can use 1 tsp. garlic powder) 1 (15 oz.) can garbanzo beans 1 (15 oz.) cans Great Northern beans 1 lb. grilled chicken, cubed 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth 1 (14 oz.) can Niblet-style corn 1 (4 oz.) can green chiles 1 tsp. cumin 1 ...

Curried Chicken Salad Sandwiches

2 c. shredded, cooked chicken 1 med. peeled (or unpeeled) apple, chopped 3/4 c. dried cranberries 1/2 c. thinly sliced celery (optional) 1/4 c. chopped pecans (optional) 3/4 c. plain yogurt 2 tsp. lime juice 1/2 tsp. curry powder In a bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine yogurt, ...

Chicken Corn Chowder

1 lg. onion, chopped ¼ c. butter 1 (14 oz.) can chicken broth 1 ½ c. water 2 (14.75 oz) cans cream style corn 1 (15 oz.) can corn, drained 5 med. potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 c. milk (skim works fine!) 1 ¼ tsp. salt ¾ tsp. pepper 2 c. shredded, cooked chicken In a large pot, ...

Broccoli Cheese Soup w/Baked Potato & Ham

1 (16 oz.) frozen chopped broccoli 4 med. baked potatoes, skins removed & diced 6 oz. chopped ham (can use Buddig) ¼ section of Velveeta cheese loaf (large box) diced ½ med. onion, diced 1 can (16 oz.) chicken broth or 1 ½ T. chicken base 2 T. margarine dash of pepper 4 c. water 1 ...

Spaghetti Salad

Cook ½ lb. spaghetti, drain, rinse and cool Peel and dice, one cucumber Dice one tomato Shredded carrots Paprika to taste Steak & Burger seasoning to taste Thyme to taste Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing Mix together and refrigerate overnite. Serves 8 -½ cup portions. Shari DeVore Strasburg

Southwestern Rice Salad

Serves 12 1 1/3 c. water 2/3 c. uncooked long grain rice ¾ c. chopped green pepper ½ c. chopped red onion 1 med. carrot, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 T. vegetable oil 1 pkg. (16 oz.) frozen corn, thawed 1 (15 oz.) black beans, rinsed and drained 2 med. plum tomatoes, chopped 1 c. ...

Loaded Potato Soup

2 T. butter 1 celery stalk, finely diced 1 sm. onion, finely diced 3 c. chicken broth 4 lg. potatoes, peeled and diced 3 T. flour 2 ½ c. milk ¼ tsp. salt 1 tsp. black pepper 2 c. shredded cheddar cheese ½ c. bacon bits ½ c. finely sliced scallions In a soup pot, melt butter over ...

German Potato Salad

Serves 6 2 lbs. red potatoes 6 thick slices bacon ½ c. finely chopped onion 1/3 c. vinegar 1/3 c. water 1 tsp. sugar ½ tsp. pepper Cook potatoes in boiling water to cover; 15 mins. or until tender. Drain. Cool slightly; peel and slice potatoes. Place in a bowl - set aside. Cook bacon in ...

Apple Salad

1 bag fresh baby spinach handful of golden raisins handful of chopped cashews 1 Granny Smith apple, chopped Dressing: ¼ c. canola oil ¼ c. apple cider ¼ c. sugar or sugar substitute ¼ tsp. salt ¼ tsp. granulated garlic Mix dressing together. Toss in salad mixture and ...

Cannellini Bean and Tuna Salad

Dressing: ¼ c. olive oil ¼ c. tarragon vinegar 2 T. chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp. sugar 1 tsp. ground mustard 1 tsp. dried thyme leaves ½ tsp. dried oregano leaves ½ tsp. garlic powder ½ tsp. salt Salad: 4 c. frozen broccoli cuts 2 (19 oz.) cans cannelloni beans, drained 2 (6 ...

Apple and Celery Salad with Creamy Lemon Salad Dressing

Dressing: ½ c. mayonnaise or salad dressing 3 T. plain yogurt 2 T. sugar 2 tsp. grated fresh lemon peel Salad: 2 lg. Granny Smith apples, cut into 8 wedges; then cut crossways into bite size pieces (4 ½ c.) 2 lg. Gala apples, cut into 8 wedges, then cut crossways into bite size pieces (3 ...

Roasted Tomato Soup

Serves 4-6 3 lbs. tomatoes, cored 1/3 c. olive or vegetable oil, divided 6 garlic cloves, minced 2 T. chopped fresh thyme or 2 tsp. dried thyme 2 c. chopped onion ¼ c. minced fresh basil or 1 T dried basil 1 (14 ½ oz.) can chicken broth ½ c. half-and-half cream salt & pepper to ...

Low- Cal Fruit Salad

Serves 12 2 pkgs. sugar free instant lemon pudding 1 (20 oz.) can pineapple tidbits, in its own juice 1 (16 oz.) can chopped pears in light syrup 1 (10 oz. can) mandarin oranges 2 fresh kiwi, chopped 2 firm bananas, chopped (add right before serving) 1 lg. container Cool Whip, fat ...

Waldorf Salad

4 red apples (I like Jonathan) chopped w/ skin on ½ c. dark raisins 1 c. chopped green cabbage (optional) ½ c. large-diced celery ½ c. walnuts, English or black 2/3 c. mayonnaise ½ c. fat free sour cream 2 tsp. sugar (or Splenda) Mix dressing in a small bowl - mayo, sour cream, and ...

Broccoli, Cauliflower Salad

1 c. broccoli florets 1 c. cauliflower florets ¼ c. seedless raisins 4 strips of bacon (fried crisp) ¼ c. red onion, diced Dressing: 1 c. mayo 2 T. apple cider vinegar ¼ - ½ c. sugar ¼ c. evaporated milk Toss first 5 ingredients together. Mix all dressing ingredients together ...

Hot German Potato Salad

Serves 5 1½ lbs. potatoes (about 4 lg.) 3 slices bacon 1 med. onion, chopped 1 T. flour 1 T. sugar 1 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. celery seed dash of pepper ½ c. water ¼ c. red vinegar Heat 2 qts. water with 4 tsp. salt to boiling. Add potatoes. Cover and heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cook ...