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This is a great dish to make on a weeknight. It's simple, quick and delicious. Enjoy with fresh crusty bread.

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 4 carrots, chopped into large chunks
  • 2 onions, quartered
  • 4 potatoes, chopped into large chunks
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken thighs, chopped into large chunks
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pinch dried basil
  • 1 pinch of dried oregano
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 125ml beef stock as needed (optional)
  • 250ml good quality red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree

MethodPrep:10min ›Cook:30min ›Ready in:40min

  1. Place the carrots, onions, potatoes, chicken, salt and pepper, basil, oregano and chicken stock into a casserole dish and stir. The chicken and vegetables should be covered in liquid. If not, top the dish up with more stock.
  2. Cover the casserole dish. Place onto a large plate and microwave on high for 20 minutes. Pour the juices that have collected on the plate back into the casserole dish. Add the wine, beef stock and tomato puree. Microwave for an additional 10 minutes.

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by Lorry.fran

Very quick and easy to cook. I divided the recipe in half for 2 people and cooked for 20 minutes then added some cornflower to thicken and a couple of tablespoons of Oyster sauce then cooked for a further 5 minutes without the lid. Wll certainly make again. Thank you for sharing.-14 Mar 2013(Review from this site AU | NZ)

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Maybe you’re tried wrapping some cooked chicken and cheese in a tortilla wrap. But have you ever tried microwaving the wraps together with a delicious topping? It’s never too late. Try this delicious recipe at once! The melty cheese and tasty chicken make everything worth it!

Mix soups and butter together in a glass bowl and microwave on high fo 3-4 minutes. Stir and add the uncooked rice and pour in shallow casserole dish, about 12x7. Place uncooked chicken pieces on top. Put butter pieces on top of chicken and sprinkle with paprika. Microwave on 50% power for 40-45 minutes. Give dish 1/4 turn every 5 minutes.


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Cheesy Chicken Potato Casserole recipe

Is dinner time crazy at your house? Whew! It can be hectic around here for sure!

This is the perfect recipe for busy days of work and sports and activities. Just make it ahead and bake it when you get home.

Dinner will be a breeze. It also freezes well.

I love having a few extra meals in the freezer for crazy weeks. Pizza Casserole Recipe and Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes also freeze really well.

Menu Planning and having extra meals in the freezer have helped me to save money on groceries as much as 50%! That is a big savings.

Plus, the entire family is so happy because they are eating really yummy dinners. Let’s face it, take out is expensive and not always that fast or good.

We haven’t had the best experiences lately with drive thru service or take out. There isn’t anything more frustrating than spending a ton of money on dinner and everyone is still hungry.

Save yourself from the chaos and make this casserole everyone is sure to love.

This recipe is perfect in a 9×13 casserole dish. The ones with the lid are really handy if you are taking this dish somewhere. I use the disposable pans for the one I put in the freezer. T

hat also helps with clean up on those busy nights. This dish is also perfect to take to potluck dinners or to someone recovering from surgery or with a new baby.

It’s nice to just be able to toss the dish. Plus, they don’t have to worry about trying to get it back to you.

The BEST Microwave Chicken Casserole with Ritz Crackers

While the orzo pasta is cooking in the microwave, I prepare the chicken. Sometimes I’ll use leftover rotisserie chicken and eyeball it to be about a cup or 1 1/2 cups. If I don’t have any fresh chicken, I’ll use a big can of chicken, tuna, or turkey.

I don’t like the smell from canned chicken, so I drain it and rinse it in cold water in a colander until I can’t smell that strong chicken or tuna smell. One can about 12.5 oz is perfect for this dish.

Then, I pour a can of cream of chicken soup on top of the chicken. Next, I fill the empty can of soup about halfway with milk and pour that over the casserole. Then, I top it in shredded sharp cheddar cheese. We like the zing from the cheddar, but you can use any cheese like swiss or mozzarella.

Lastly, I melt some butter and crush up some ritz crackers and mix together. You can use saltines or any other crackers for this, but I like the buttery-ness of Ritzs. Just sprinkle it over the top.

Since everything is already cooked in this casserole, it’s just a matter of melting it all together. I like to cook it until it’s bubbly on the sides, which is about 5 minutes in the microwave.

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5-Ingredient No Peek Chicken


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You may be tempted to take a look at this 5-Ingredient No Peek Chicken dish while it's baking in the oven because it will smell so amazing, but do not open that oven door!

To achieve maximum flavor in this easy chicken casserole recipe, all you need to do is dump all of the ingredients together in the pan, pop it in the oven, and let it cook to perfection. and whatever you do, don't peek!

This frugal casserole recipe is ridiculously easy to make, and trust us, it tastes delicious too. For fast dinners on a budget, this is one of our very favorites. Made with just five simple ingredients, this no peek chicken casserole is great for a quick-fix weeknight meal for your family. Enjoy!

What types of rice can I use in this recipe?

Feel free to try other types of rice mixes, especially if they have seasonings that you really like. However, do make sure that the cook time on the box is about the same as the Rice-A-Roni we recommend here. If you choose rice that cooks much faster, or much slower, then your no peek chicken casserole might not turn out. The rice might be overcooked or undercooked.

What types of chicken can I use in this recipe?

Stick with boneless skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. The rice requires a specific cooking duration in order to turn out fluffy and creamy. That duration -- about 1 hour and 45 minutes -- works really well for boneless skinless chicken breasts, but it might not work for other cuts of chicken. Chicken breast tenders, for example, may be dry by the time the rice is cooked. Bone-in chicken could be undercooked, since it takes longer to bake than boneless chicken.

Can I use other types of soup?

Yes! If someone in your family isn't a fan of celery or mushrooms, you can substitute one or both cans of soup for cream of chicken. You can also feel free to use low sodium versions of any of these soups.

5-Ingredient No Peek Chicken Recipe


  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (7 ounce) box Rice a Roni Long Grain & Wild Rice Mix
  • 1 (10.25 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 (10.25 ounce) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 1 / 4 cup water
  • 1 packet Lipton Onion Soup Mix


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine rice mix, cream of celery soup, cream of mushroom soup, and water and pour into a 9x13-inch baking dish.

Place chicken evenly on top of rice mixture.

Sprinkle with onion soup mix.

Cover tightly with aluminum foil and bake 1 hour 45 minutes.

Remove dish from the oven and ensure that chicken is cooked through and that the rice has absorbed all of the liquid. Then serve and enjoy!

Tips for Leftover No Peek Chicken

  1. Store leftover no peek chicken in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Leftovers will keep for up to 3 days.
  2. Reheat leftovers in the oven or in the microwave. For the oven, heat in an oven-safe container at 325 degrees F until casserole is warmed through.

What to Serve with No Peek Chicken

One of the great things about this recipe is that it's a complete meal. Juicy chicken and rice, smothered in a savory sauce, makes a meal for just about everyone. However, if you're looking for some additional sides (perhaps a veggie) to add to the meal, here are some of our favorite easy recipes.

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It just doesn't get any easier or more tasty than this 5-Ingredient No Peek Chicken. This recipe is truly a one pot wonder that delivers big time comfort food. Serve this with a tossed green salad and your favorite vegetable on the side for a dinner that is sure to become a family favorite.

Made this for meal prep this week. It is SO satisfying. My lunch portion is never enough!

The moist chicken and the wild rice with sauce set this dish over-the-top!

So easy to make and the chicken was so tasty - i kept going back for more bites!

This chicken is moist and juicy, but honestly the star for me was the wild rice and sauce. It was SO delicious!

This is similar to a recipe I made for my family as a teenager many years ago. Still just as easy and have always loved the rice!

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Cream Chicken Casserole

3 pound (1.5 kg) chicken thighs
2 onions, chopped
4 ounces (125 g) bacon, chopped
2 carrots, thinly sliced
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup chicken stock
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons mustard
Salt and pepper
6.5 ounces (200 g) mushrooms, sliced
1/2 cup sour cream

1. Combine all ingredients except the mushrooms and sour cream in a 3 quart (litre) casserole dish.
2. Cover, cook for 30-35 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH, stirring 2-3 times during cooking.
3. Stir in mushrooms and sour cream. Cook, uncovered, a further 5-7 minutes on MEDIUM HIGH.
4. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

Convection Microwave Method:

1. Place chicken on High Rack. GRILL for 15 minutes.
2. Combine all ingredients except the mushrooms and sour cream in a 3 quart (litre) casserole dish.
3. Cook for 20 minutes on HIGH MIX/ROAST 350 degrees F (180 degrees C), stirring halfway through cooking.
4. Stir in mushrooms and sour cream. Cook a further 5-10 minutes on HIGH MIX/ROAST.
5. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.

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This divine ooey-gooey cheesy chicken and rice casserole recipe comes together with just 6 simple ingredients, all of which you likely already have in your pantry and freezer! It&rsquos sure to become an easy weeknight meal staple.

✔ uses just 6 ingredients
✔ all ingredients are pantry/freezer staples
✔ can be prepared right in the baking dish
✔ bakes to perfection in 35 minutes
✔ full of texture and flavor

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Knorr® Chicken Broccoli Rice, which gives this dish tons of flavor, thanks to its delicious chicken-flavored sauce. And you can conveniently pick it up at Meijer, along with all of the other necessary ingredients!

Knorr Rice Side Dishes cook on the stovetop in just 7 minutes, which makes them an ideal quick and easy side for any meal. But this also makes them perfect as a main dish meal recipe starter! Just add your favorite protein and veggies for a dinner your family is sure to love. (See also this leftover turkey noodle casserole and these 7-ingredient Italian stuffed peppers.)


cubed cooked chicken &mdash diced leftover chicken, rotisserie chicken, or canned chicken are the quickest options for getting this casserole into the oven quickly. But you can also opt to brown about 1-lb. of cubed chicken on the stovetop with a little olive oil if you need to. It dirties an extra pan but only adds about 10 minutes to the prep time!

frozen broccoli &mdash place in a colander, rinse under cold water, and then let it drain well before adding to the other ingredients.

diced white onion &mdash don&rsquot be afraid to use yellow onion or even red onion, if that&rsquos what you have on hand!

Parmesan cheese &mdash the grated kind works just fine in this dish.

mozzarella cheese &mdash we prefer a variety with large shreds, but any shredded variety will do.

1| Pop a 2-cup liquid measuring cup of water into the microwave and bring it to boiling. Then in a 9×13&Prime ceramic baking dish, combine the Knorr Chicken Broccoli Rice, boiling water, and 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese. Stir in the thawed broccoli, cubed chicken, and diced onion. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

2| Bake covered for 25 minutes. Carefully remove the aluminum foil (there will be some steam that&rsquos released), and sprinkle the casserole with the remaining Parmesan cheese. Top with the mozzarella cheese.

3| Bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. If you want the mozzarella cheese to be a golden color (yes, please!), pop the casserole under the broiler on high for about 2 minutes or until bubbly and browned.

A few quick tips for best results:

  • Remove as much water from the thawed broccoli as possible before adding it to the other ingredients.
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2 c. white corn syrup
1 bag dried coconut

Bring corn syrup to a boil. Pour over dried coconut. Let it set for an hour and then roll into small balls. Cover with melted candy. Melt candy over a double boiler until smooth. Or put in microwave oven for 2-1/2 minutes on High or until melted. Using a fork dip balls one at a time in melted chocolate, shake off excess. Place on wax paper.

White Bark Candy
2-1/2 lb. coating chocolate (white)
2 c. Rice Krispies
2 c. Captain Crunch Peanut Butter
2 c. sm. marshmallows
1 c. dry roasted peanuts

Melt chocolate - in microwave use 1/2 power for 3 minutes. If not fully melted, repeat until chocolate is runny. Add all other ingredients mix well, then spoon onto wax paper to harden.

Ham With Orange Sauce
3 to 4 lb. boneless fully cooked
smoked ham
1/2 c. orange juice or water
1/4 tsp. (each) cloves, ginger

Slice ham 1/4 to 1/2" thick on a deep platter, arrange slices overlapping in a circle with center open. Combine ingredients and spoon evenly over slices cover tightly with plastic wrap microwave on high for 8 to 10 minutes (until meat is hot) rotate dish twice for even heating drain juice from platter for easier serving serve with warm sauce.

1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 c. orange juice
1/4 tsp. cloves

Mix first 2 gradually add next 2 cook to boiling as it thickens, stirring constantly garnish with orange slices, parsley.

Beef Corn Pie
3/4 lb. of ground beef
1 sm. clove garlic (chopped very fine)
1 (8 oz.) can whole tomatoes drained
(save 1/2 c. liquid)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
2 tbsp. chopped onion
1 (8 oz.) can whole kernel corn
12 pitted olives, (optional)
2 tsp. chili powder
1 egg
1/2 c. yellow corn meal
Dash of paprika

Crumble ground beef into 1-1/2 quart casserole, add onion and garlic. Cover loosely and microwave on high (100%) 2 minutes. Break up beef and stir. Cover and microwave on high until beef is not pink, 2 or 3 minutes. Drain excessive fat. Stir in tomatoes, corn, olives, chili powder and salt. Cover tightly and microwave on high until mixture is hot and bubbly, 4 to 6 minutes. Stir. Beat egg in bowl, stir in corn meal and reserve tomato liquid. Pour over meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and paprika. Microwave uncovered on high until topping is no longer doughy, 3 to 6 minutes.

2 lbs. pork ribs
1 c. onion, chopped
2 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. vinegar
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce

Place ribs in a 2-quart microwave-safe dish. Combine remaining ingredients except salt and pepper. Pour over ribs. Cook in microwave oven, covered, on level 5 (slow-cook) for 25-30 minutes or until meat is tender and temperature of 170 degrees if reached. Turn ribs over halfway through cooking time. Season with salt and pepper as desired.

Swiss Steak
3 tbsp. flour
1 lb. beef round steak, 3/4 inch thick
3 tbsp. dry onion soup mix - shake mix before measuring
1 tbsp. brown sugar
3 tbsp. water
1 tsp. prepared mustard
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce

Sprinkle half of flour on one side of meat pound in with rolling pin or meat mallet. Turn meat and sprinkle with remaining flour pound with rolling pin. Cut into 4 serving size pieces. Arrange in 8 inch square microwave baking dish. In small bowl, combine all remaining ingredients, blend well. Pour over meat. Cover tightly with microwave safe plastic wrap. Microwave on medium for 12 to 17 minutes or until meat is almost tender. Let stand tightly covered for 10 minutes. Serves 4

Microwave Chili
1 lb. ground beef or turkey
1 med. onion, chopped
1 c. chopped celery
2 cans (10 3/4 oz.) tomato soup
1 can (16 oz.) kidney beans, undrained
1/4 c. water
1 1/2 to 2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper

Combine meat, onion and celery in 3 quart casserole dish. Microwave on high 6 to 9 minutes or until meat is cooked and vegetables are tender. Drain fat and break up meat. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cover. Micro on high 5 minutes. Stir. Reduce power to 50 percent. Micro uncovered 30 to 35 minutes. Stirring twice. Makes 2 quarts.

Orange Glazed Chicken
2 whole chicken breasts, halved and
skinned (about out 2 pounds)
Salt and pepper
3 tbsp. orange juice concentrate
3 tbsp. water
1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
1/2 tsp. instant chicken bouillon
1 tbsp. dry white wine
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
Parsley flakes for garnish

Arrange chicken breasts in 8 or 9 inch round microwave safe baking dish with thicker portions toward edge of dish. Sprinkle with paprika. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave (high) 10 to 12 minutes or until chicken is tender, rotating dish once. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let stand 5 minutes. Combine orange juice concentrate, water, cornstarch, and bouillon in 1 cup microwave safe measure blend well. Microwave (high), uncovered, 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until mixture boils and thickens, stirring once. Stir in wine and parsley. Transfer chicken to serving plate. Spoon glaze onto chicken. Garnish with additional parsley.

Chicken Divan
2 whole chicken breasts, split
2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen broccoli
4 oz. pasteurized processed cheese
1 (10 3/4 oz.) condensed cream of
mushroom soup
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/8 tsp. pepper
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
2 tbsp. dry sherry or chicken broth

Place chicken breasts in 12 x 8 inch microwave-safe baking dish. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave (medium - high - 70%) 12 to 14 minutes or until tender uncover and allow to cool. Microwave (high) broccoli in packages 8 to 9 minutes or until thawed. Drain and set aside. Remove chicken from baking dish. Remove skin and bones cut chicken into pieces. Arrange broccoli in baking dish and top with chicken. Crumble cheese over chicken. Combine soup, salt, rosemary, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, and sherry pour over chicken. Sprinkle with paprika. Microwave (high) uncovered 8 minutes. Then microwave medium 50% 4 to 6 minutes or until heated in center.

Cheesy Chicken Pitas
1 c. red, green, yellow bell pepper strips
1 sm. onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/4 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken
breast, cut in strips
2 whole wheat pitas, cut in half
4 slices cheese (your choice), cut in
half diagonally
1/2 c. sour cream

Toss peppers and onions together in bowl. Set aside. Spray small frying pan with non-stick cooking spray, cook garlic and chicken strips until thoroughly heated. For each pita half, fill with layer of chicken, 2 slices of cheese and 1/4 cup pepper mixture. Cover loosely. Microwave on High 30 seconds or until cheese is slightly melted. Add lettuce, serve with sour cream. Serves 4

Lime Tarragon Fillets
1 lb. red snapper fillets
1 tbsp. margarine
1 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. dried tarragon leaves
4 slices lime

Cut fillets into serving size pieces. Arrange in 8 inch square microwave safe baking dish with thicker pieces to the outside. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave (high) 4 to 4 1/2 minutes or until fish flakes apart easily, rotating dish once. Set aside. Combine margarine, juice, salt, and tarragon in 1 cup microwave safe measure. Microwave (high) uncovered, 30 to 45 seconds or until melted. Arrange fillets on serving plate. Stir margarine mixture and spoon onto fillets. Garnish with lime slices.

Italian Style Chicken Breasts
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 c. seasoned bread crumbs
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese
1 can tomato sauce
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder

Dip chicken breasts in eggs, then crumb mixture. To make the crumb mixture, combine the bread crumbs and the Parmesan cheese. Microwave in 1 1/2 quart casserole, loosely covered with wax paper, for 5 minutes. Turn over and cover with sauce. To make the sauce, combine the tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and garlic powder. Put over top of chicken cover loosely and cook 4 minutes. Place slices of Mozzarella cheese on each chicken breast and cook 2 minutes. Let stand 3 to 4 minutes, covered.

Turkey Patties With Honey Cranberry Sauce
1 lb. ground turkey
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. dry bread crumbs
2 tbsp. orange juice or water
1 tsp. poultry seasoning
1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1/4 tsp. onion powder
Natural chicken browning and
seasoning powder

1 c. fresh or frozen cranberries
1/4 c. orange juice
2 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. grated orange peel

Combine turkey, egg, bread crumbs, orange juice, poultry seasoning, seasoned salt, and onion powder in mixing bowl mix well. Shape into 5 patties. Place on microwave safe meat rack. Sprinkle generously with browning powder. Cover with waxed paper. Microwave (high) 5 to 6 minutes or until done, rotating dish once. Set aside. Rinse cranberries. Combine cranberries, orange juice, honey, and orange peel in 1 quart microwave safe casserole. Cover with casserole lid. Microwave (high) 3 to 4 minutes or until cranberries are popped and mixture starts to thicken, stirring once. Serve patties with sauce. If desired, increase honey in sauce, but calories will increase. Canned whole cranberry sauce can be substituted for fresh. Use 1/2 cup with orange juice and peel and omit honey. Microwave 1 to 1-1/2 minutes or until heated.

Salmon Patties With Cheese Sauce
1 (15 1/2 oz.) can salmon (drained)
2 eggs (lightly beaten)
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. soft bread crumbs
1 tsp. dry mustard

1 tbsp. margarine
2 tbsp. all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. pepper
3/4 c. milk
1/3 c. shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese

Remove and discard salmon skin and cartilage do not remove bones. Place in a bowl. Flake with a fork. Mix in eggs, onion, bread crumbs and mustard. Shape into 5 (1/2 inch thick) patties. Arrange in a circle on a microwave safe plate. Set aside. To make cheese sauce in a 2 cup glass measure, microwave margarine on high 45 to 50 seconds or until melted. Stir in flour and pepper. Gradually stir in milk. Microwave on high 2 to 3 minutes or until thickened, stirring every minute during cooking. Add cheese stir until melted. Set aside. Microwave patties on high 4 minutes. Rearrange, moving outside pieces to center of dish. Microwave on high 1 to 2 minutes more or until firm, throughout, but still moist. Microwave cheese sauce on high 1 minute. Pour over patties.

Pineapple Dessert

16 oz. can crushed pineapple
1-1/2 c. miniature marshmallows
1/2 box of Yellow cake mix dry or 1
box Jiffy Yellow cake mix
1/4 c. melted butter
1/2 c. coconut
1/2 c. pecans

Layer as written, cook in microwave 12 minutes full power. Can be served warm or cold. Serve plain or with ice cream or Cool Whip.

Streusel Apples
6 c. sliced, peeled apples
1/2 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. unsifted all-purpose flour
1/4 c. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. quick-cooking oats
1/4 c. butter or margarine
1/2 tsp. cinnamon

In 8 inch square dish, place apples and 1/2 cup brown sugar. With pastry blender mix flour, 1/4 cup brown sugar, oats, butter and cinnamon until crumbly. Sprinkle over top of apples. Microwave at high (10 power) for 12 to 15 minutes. Let stand a few minutes before serving. May be topped with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Serves 6-8

Strawberry Pie
1 c. sugar
1 c. hot water
1/4 c. cornstarch
Pinch of salt
3 oz. pkg. strawberry Jello

Combine ingredients in a microwave safe container and microwave on High 3 to 4 minutes. Arrange 1 1/2 quarts fresh, clean strawberries on a 9" baked pastry shell. Pour glaze over strawberries and cool in refrigerator until firm. Garnish with whipped cream.

Baked Apples
2 baking apples (Mac's)
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tbsp. butter

Core apples. Place sugar and butter in cavities. Set in custard cup or baking dish. Cover (wax paper for crunch - or - plastic for soft). Microwave on high power (2 apples) 2 1/2-4 minutes. Micro-cook until fork tender, rotating after 1/2 cooking time. Let stand 2 minutes. Serves 2.

Grasshopper Pie
2-1/2 c. crushed chocolate sandwich cookies*
1 c. margarine, melted*
1 (10 1/2 oz.) pkg. miniature
1/4 c. green cream de menthe
2 c. whipped cream

*(Substitute 1 prepared chocolate flavor crumb crust for). Mix crumbs and margarine and press into bottom and sides of 9 inch pie plate and refrigerate. Microwave marshmallows and cream de menthe in large bowl on high 1-2 minutes or until smooth. Refrigerate 20 minutes or until slightly thickened. Fold in whipped cream and spoon into crust. Freeze until firm. Garnish with coconut or shaved chocolate.

Creole Okra
2 slices bacon (diced)
1 lb. okra
1/2 c. onion (sliced)
2 c. tomatoes (sliced)
2 drops hot tomato sauce
1/4 tsp. basil
1 can hominy

Place bacon in 1 1/2 quart casserole, cover, microwave on high 2 1/2 minutes. Cut okra and add it and onion to bacon drippings. Microwave 6 minutes on high. Stir midway through cooking. Add tomatoes and Tabasco and basil. Stir once, microwave 6 minutes. Add reserve bacon and hominy, may be added before last cooking. Increase microwave to 8 minutes, if you do.

Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
1/2 c. margarine
3/4 c. chopped celery
3/4 c. chopped onion
1 (8 oz.) jar pasteurized process
2 (10 oz.) pkgs. frozen, chopped
broccoli, thawed
2 cans cream of celery soup
2 c. quick cooking rice, uncooked

In 2 quart casserole combine margarine, celery and onions. Cover. Microwave at 100% (High) 3 to 3 1/2 minutes, or until tender, stirring once. Add all remaining ingredients to casserole, blending well. Cover. Sit casserole on inverted dish in oven and microwave at High for 10 minutes. Rotate dish 1/4 turn. Microwave at 50% (Medium) for 5 additional minutes or until mixture is bubbly and rice is tender.

1 med. sized head of cauliflower
1 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. prepared mustard
1 tsp. dried mustard
4 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded

Place whole head of cauliflower, stem end down, in an 8" glass pie plate. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave at High 7 to 8 minutes or until tender. Mix mayonnaise, prepared mustard and dry mustard in a bowl. Pour mayonnaise mixture over top of cooked cauliflower. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Microwave at High one minute to melt cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Butter-Herb Carrots
12 oz. (about 4 lg.) carrots
2 tbsp. water
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1 tsp. arrowroot
1/8 tsp. tarragon leaves
1/4 tsp. salt

1. Remove tops from carrots, wash and peel slice (about 1/4" thick). Place in 1 quart glass casserole. Add water and cover with casserole lid. 2. Microwave (High) 3 to 3 1/2 minutes or until carrots are bright in color and have just started cooking, stirring once. Let stand 1 minute. 3. Plunge into ice water to stop further cooking. When carrots are chilled, spread on toweling to absorb excess moisture. Place in 1 pint plastic food container. 4. Microwave (High) butter in small glass dish 1/4 to 1/2 minute or until melted stir in arrowroot and tarragon. Pour over carrots. Cover and label. Freeze quickly. 5. Remove lid from frozen carrots and replace loosely. 6. Microwave (High) 7 to 8 minutes, stirring 1 to 2 times or until carrots are tender. Sprinkle with salt. Yield: 2 to 3 servings.

Corn Stuffed Zucchini
3 med. zucchini (1 1/2 lb.), cut in
half lengthwise
Salt, if desired
3 tbsp. butter or reg. margarine
1/3 c. chopped onion
1/3 c. chopped green pepper
1 (10 oz.) pkg. frozen corn, thawed
1 tsp. dried tarragon leaves
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 lb. sausage*
1/2 c. shredded Monterey Jack cheese*

With spoon scoop pulp from zucchini halves, leaving 1/4 inch shell intact. Sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Chop zucchini pulp. Place butter in 1 quart microwave safe pan, microwave on high (100% power) or until melted. Stir in zucchini pulp, onion and green pepper. Microwave on high (100% power) 3 minutes. Combine corn, tarragon, 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper with onion mixture microwave on high (100% power) 2 minutes. Spoon vegetable mixture into zucchini halves - mounding. Place filled zucchini shells in a shallow microwave safe pan. Cover with waxed paper microwave on high (100% power) 6-8 minutes or until zucchini is just tender. Remove from oven let stand covered 3-5 minutes before serving. *If meat is wanted - fry bulk sausage and mix it with vegetable mixture before filling shells. *Top with shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Serves 6

Broccoli And Cauliflower Ring
1 lg. head cauliflower
2 bunches broccoli

Separate cauliflower and broccoli in flowerettes. Trim off thick stalks (save for another use). Rinse vegetables, but do not dry. Line the bottom of 2 quart microwave ring pan with cauliflower. Layer with a ring of broccoli, placing the stems to the inside of the dish. Repeat layering until all of vegetables are used. Cover with vented heavy duty plsatic wrap. Microwave on High 10 to 12 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender. Press down on vegetables to compact them. Let stand 5 minutes. Drain water off vegetables. Invert onto serving platter. Serve immediately. Serves 6. TOPPING: For a quick, easy cheese topping, remove metal lid from glass jar of cheese. Microwave on high and serve over vegetables.

Fresh Corn On The Cob
2 ears fresh corn on the cob
Melted butter or margarine, if desired

To cook in waxed paper: Cut squares of waxed paper. Husk corn and remove silks. Wash corn. Roll each ear with water that clings to kernels in waxed paper. Brush with melted butter or margarine before rolling up in waxed paper, if desired. Twist ends of waxed paper to seal. Place spoke fashion in microwave oven. Microwave at full power (high) for 5 minutes or until kernels are tender, rearranging ears once. To cook in the husks: Carefully pull husks down ear far enough to remove silks but still keep husks intact. Brush corn with melted butter or margarine, if desired. Pull husks back over corn. Quickly run husks under cold water to add moisture for cooking. Place spoke-fashion in microwave oven. Microwave at full power (High) for 5 minutes or until kernels are tender, rearranging ears once.

Shoe Peg Corn Casserole
1/2 c. chopped onion
1 c. chopped celery
1/2 c. chopped bell pepper
1 c. grated cheese (mild cheddar)
1 can whole kernel corn*
1 can French style string beans, drained*
1 can cream of celery soup
1/2 pt. sour cream
Salt & pepper to taste
1 stick oleo
1 stack Ritz crackers

Mix all ingredients except Ritz crackers and oleo. Stir and pour in greased 9"x13" baking dish. Melt oleo and crunch Ritz crackers and mix together. Sprinkle over top of casserole. Cook on High 10 to 12 minutes. If a bit too soupy, microwave another 2 to 3 minutes. *May use frozen vegetables, cook separately before mixing other ingredients.

Zucchini Casserole
Layer: Sliced zucchini, sliced onions, tomatoes cut in wedges, salt, pepper, basil, croutons and pats of butter. Do this for as big of dish you use. Microwave on high turning each 5 minutes to a side (total of 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender). Cover top with cheese and microwave until the cheese is melted.

Twice Baked Potatoes
4 baking potatoes
3 green onions, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. butter
1/2 c. hot milk
1/2 tsp. salt
Dash black pepper
Dash nutmeg
Dash paprika
4 slices bacon
2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese
2 tbsp. grated sharp Cheddar cheese

Arrange potatoes on microwave dish. Pierce with a fork in a few places. Microwave, uncovered, for about 10 minutes at high power. Rearrange potatoes after 5 minutes, turn them over. Place potatoes on counter, cover with a bowl and let stand for at least 7 minutes (potatoes will continue to cook). Combine butter and green onions in a microsafe dish. Microwave covered at high power for at least 1 1/2 minutes or until onion is soft.

Place bacon on paper towel on a microsafe dish. Microwave, covered with paper towel at high power for 4-5 minutes or until almost crisp. Let stand for a minute. Crumble. Cut potatoes in half, scoop out pulp. Mash potatoes with butter and green onion mixture, milk or Half and Half and seasonings until light and fluffy. Add bacon. Spoon potato mixture into shells. Arrange on microsafe dish. Sprinkle with cheeses. Microwave, uncovered at high power for about 5 minutes or until potatoes are hot and cheeses are melted. Rotate dish after half the cooking time if the microwave oven is not a rotating one.

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