BBQ Chicken Pizza

Whip this BBQ Chicken Pizza up any night of the week. I guarantee it will be on your table faster than if you called for take-out. This BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe is a classic, using either store-bought or homemade ingredients. 

A whole bbq chicken pizzaEasy BBQ Chicken Pizza Recipe

Is there anything better than a classic BBQ Chicken Pizza hot out of the oven? Between the ridiculously easy gluten-free pizza crust, the homemade bbq sauce, bbq chicken and that cheddar and onion melty goodness? This recipe is going to be on repeat. While we (obviously) have recipes for each of the components to make up this BBQ Chicken Pizza, we also know that you can just as easily buy some of them store-bought for an easy weeknight dinner.

Here is what you need to make it:

Patting out gluten free pizza dough
Let’s Talk About the Best Gluten-Free Homemade Pizza Crust

If you haven’t tried my Gluten Free Pizza Crust before, you have been missing out. It has been made and loved by so many of you! I have to admit, it’s a favorite of mine too. This crust comes together quickly, in 1-bowl, and in under 10 minutes. No kneading, proofing or fussing is required! This pizza crust uses a blend of coconut flour, tapioca flour and ground flaxseed. It’s light and chewy and is a crowd pleaser. It’s easy to make ANY night of the week and perfect for any topping you’d like! We obviously recommend you use this crust because it’s so delicious and so simple! But it’s easy to use a store-bought one, if you need. Follow the packaging instructions for baking for that if you do use store-bought.

Spreading bbq sauce on pizza crust

How to Make Homemade BBQ Chicken Pizza

  1. Start with the crust! If using my homemade pizza dough you can make the crust and bake it immediately. But it must be baked up prior to putting on the pizza toppings.
  2. Next top the parbaked pizza with the toppings. We have suggested amounts, but go ahead and make the pizza to your liking. Just make sure not to overload it because too much toppings won’t bake up properly.
  3. Finally, bake it all off! If you want ultra crispy and melty cheese, stick it under your broiler.
  4. Garnish the pizza with an extra drizzle of bbq sauce and cilantro and serve immediately.

Cutting into easy barbecue chicken pizza

Easy Swaps

We love homemade as much as possible, so we went ahead and gave you recipes for the Gluten Free Pizza Crust, the BBQ Sauce and BBQ Chicken. However, if you are using this recipe as more of a guide, go ahead and grab whatever you need store-bought. There are a lot of cleaner alternatives out there for homemade products now, especially when it comes to pizza crust and bbq sauce. If you didn’t want to make the BBQ chicken, go ahead and pick up a rotisserie chicken and use that here. Just toss it in a little BBQ sauce before putting on the pizza so it won’t dry out in the oven.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Whip this BBQ Chicken Pizza up any night of the week. I guarantee it will be on your table faster than if you called for take-out. This BBQ Chicken Pizza recipe is a classic, using either store-bought or homemade ingredients. 


Yield 2
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 27 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Make pizza dough, and parbake according to these instructions (or whatever the package instructions state if store-bought).
  3. Spread bbq sauce over the pizza. Top with cheese, bbq chicken and red onion. Bake in the preheated oven for 7-10 minutes, or until cheese is melted the desired amount.
  4. Top pizza with extra bbq sauce and cilantro leaves. Serve immediately.

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BBQ Chicken Pizza

Savory oatmeal with breakfast sausage is a great start to the day, filled with fiber and protein and so delicious. It’s gluten-free, optionally dairy-free and a great make-ahead breakfast idea.

Bowl of savory oatmealSavory Oatmeal with Breakfast Sausage

Oatmeal is often thought of as a sweet food. But have you ever thought of making it savory? We love this savory breakfast oatmeal made with breakfast sausage, cheddar and green onions. You can even put an egg on it, if you’d like! It’s prepared almost the same way as regular oatmeal, but with added savory flavor like red and green onions, extra salt and garlic powder. We use ground breakfast sausage (from our Butcherbox) but you can use chopped up fully cooked breakfast sausage (either pork or chicken) if you prefer.

What is Needed for this Breakfast Sausage Oatmeal?

Toppings for savory oatmeal recipe

Are oats gluten free?

Oats are naturally gluten-free, but they can sometimes be processed in a facility where wheat products are also processed so there can be cross-contamination. If you are sensitive to gluten be sure to purchase oats that are labelled gluten-free!

How to Make Old Fashioned Rolled Oats?

We are recommend to make old fashioned rolled oats with two methods: stove top or instant pot! The stove top is the quickest method, and is included in the recipe below, with oatmeal ready in about 15 minutes. If this still feels like too much than you can make ahead of time and simply reheat it! The other method is in the instant pot which is the easiest method. It requires no stirring and you can accomplish other things while it’s cooking!

Check out this post for everything you need to know about cooking oatmeal, including how to cook it in the Instant Pot.

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Savory Breakfast Sausage Oatmeal

Savory oatmeal with breakfast sausage is a great start to the day, filled with fiber and protein and so delicious. It's gluten-free, optionally dairy-free and a great make-ahead breakfast idea.


Yield 4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Recipe Type: breakfast, meal prep
Cuisine gluten-free, dairy-free option

Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups water or stock (veggie or chicken)
  • 2 cups (old fashioned) rolled oats
  • 1/2 red onion, diced very fine
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1 lb. ground breakfast sausage
  • 3 green onions, sliced and divided
  • 1/2 cup cheddar cheese
  • cooked sunny side up or poached eggs (optional)

Directions

  1. In a pot over medium heat bring water/stock to a boil.
  2. Add oats, red onion, salt and garlic powder, stir to combine and and lower the heat. Cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring often, until the oatmeal is creamy and tender. Stir in maple syrup, if using.
  3. Meanwhile heat a skillet over medium-high heat. When hot add oil and ground breakfast sausage. Cook until the sausage is brown. Remove sausage to a plate lined with paper towel (or a clean kitchen towel) and let excess fat drain.
  4. Divide oatmeal into 4 bowls and top with sausage, green onions, cheese and eggs, if desired. If cooking for meal prep do not add cheese until after it has be re-heated.

Recipe Notes

  1. Can omit cheese and add in 1 tablespoons of nutritional yeast into the oatmeal if looking for a "cheesy" taste.

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Savory Breakfast Sausage Oatmeal

This simple chicken sheet pan dinner is packed with veggies and flavored to taste like pizza for a unique weeknight dinner! It’s easily customizable to add your favorite “pizza” toppings, is gluten-free and easily made low-carb for a meal everyone can enjoy. This recipe comes to us today from the new book by Cassy Joy Garcia, “Cook Once, Eat All Week”!

Finished pizza chicken sheet pan dinner

Pizza Flavored Sheet Pan Chicken and Veggies

This sheet pan chicken dinner is just SO FUN! It’s coming to us today from “Cook Once, Eat All Week”, Cassy Joy Garcia’s newest book. When we were flipping through the pages trying to decide which recipe to share (this was hard, because they all looked so good!) we were instantly in love with how unique this sheet pan dinner recipe sounded! It basically has all the flavor and fun of pizza, but made hearty and healthy using protein and veggies!

And of course, like so many sheet pan dinners, it’s so easy to throw together! Her book is all about meal prep made easy (see below for more about this) so we made a few minor modifications from her recipe so it could be made as a stand alone dish. We’re sure you’re going to love this dinner so much you’ll definitely want to grab a copy of her book now to see how she guides you on how to make meal prep easy.

Other Options for this “Pizza” Sheet Pan Dinner:

This sheet pan recipe is chock full of chicken, veggies and fun pizza toppings. Cassy has suggested her favorites, and we’re adding to that and suggesting a few other options you might find fun to substitute in for this dinner depending on what you have in the house:

Copy of "Cook Once, Eat All Week"

I’ve known Cassy for around 4+ years now, and she instantly became one of my closest friends right when I met her. Nothing makes me happier than meeting an Internet/blog friend who becomes an in-real-life best friend! We go to conferences together, we go on girl trips, and she even introduced me to Beautycounter! She is just the best.

Let me tell you about Cassy: She is genuine, beyond kind, and SO hard working. So, when she told me about her new book concept I had no doubt it would be an amazing resource, but when I opened it, I was BLOWN AWAY. Ya’ll, this book is amazing. It reinvents meal prepping and combines it with batch cooking in a way that makes your weekly meals fun and exciting, without spending the entire day in the kitchen over the weekend!  This is one of those books that anyone looking for a REAL solution to help them eat healthy and delicious meals, while also wanting to save time and money, needs in their kitchen!

Here’s the premise of Cook Once, Eat All WeekYou have a prep day to get all your main ingredients ready to go – a protein, veggie and a starch – then you can make 3 (or more, depending on your needs) different meals throughout the week with those prepped main ingredients.

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Chicken "Pizza" Sheet Pan Dinner

This simple chicken sheet pan dinner is packed with veggies and flavored to taste like pizza for a unique weeknight dinner! It's easily customizable to add your favorite "pizza" toppings, is gluten-free and easily made low-carb for a meal everyone can enjoy. This recipe comes to use today from the new book by Cassy Joy Garcia, "Cook Once, Eat All Week"!


Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breasts (see note)
  • ¼ cup ranch dressing
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups 1" cauliflower florets, or leftover cubed yellow potatoes (see note)
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 ounces sliced pepperoni
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons sliced black olives
  • ½ green bell pepper, sliced 
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes, for garnish
  • Optional: We love serving this with a side of warm marinara sauce!

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Toss the cooked chicken with the ranch dressing, then spread the chicken on the lined baking sheet.
  3. Cut the tomatoes in half and sprinkle them on top of the chicken. Follow with the cauliflower (or potatoes) and then the cheese. Season the entire sheet pan with salt and pepper. Layer the pepperoni, mushrooms, black olives, and bell pepper on top of the cheese.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, until the toppings are browned and the cheese is bubbly and the cauliflower is cooked through. Garnish with the red pepper flakes, additional ranch dressing (if desired) and serve!

Recipe Notes

  1. This recipe is an excerpt from "Cook Once, Eat All Week" by Cassy Joy
    Garcia, which is a meal prep book. This recipe is intended to be cooked after a meal prep day, but we've adapted it slightly to be used as a solo stand alone recipe. This recipe is reprinted with permission.
  2. In "Cook Once, Eat All Week" Cassy uses cubed turkey breasts instead of chicken for this meal, but we felt it easier to use chicken if you haven't completed the whole meal prep as her book indicates.
  3. We substituted the option to use cauliflower florets to keep it low carb, and because most people don't have cooked potatoes. Make sure to cut the cauliflower florets on the smaller side, around 1", so they cook in the indicated amount of time. But feel free to opt for the original use of cubed potatoes if you have them.

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Chicken “Pizza” Sheet Pan Dinner

This gluten-free and healthy Slow Cooker French Onion Soup is comfort food at it’s finest. It’s made using simple ingredients you likely already have in your pantry, is largely hands-off cooking, is an economical meal and is so rich and flavorful. It can be eaten as is as a light soup, or more traditionally topped with melted cheese and either store-bought or homemade bread.

Slow Cooker French Onion SoupSlow Cooker French Onion Soup

French Onion Soup is such a classic comfort food, it’s hard not to love. If you’ve only eaten it at restaurants you might think it’s difficult to make because it’s SO rich and flavorful, but truly it isn’t that hard at all! And we’ve made it even easier by throwing the whole thing in the slow cooker for easy, hands-off cooking! This Slow Cooker French Onion Soup is a great example of taking really basic pantry items like onions, broth and a few other simple ingredients and turning it into something amazing by slow and low cooking. Recipes using pantry staples are a great to have in your back pocket on days when you don’t have time to run to the grocery store but still want to be able to cook up a great meal for your family.

Crock Pot French Onion Soup

What is French Onion Soup Made Of

Traditionally French onion soup is made by slowly caramelizing onions on the stove top, which can require lots of babysitting and stirring to make sure the onions don’t burn. The onions are then coated in flour and simmered for longer with broth. This Slow Cooker French Onion Soup recipe however takes all the amazing flavors of this bistro classic and tosses them all in the slow cooker to make while you are busy doing other things! The first step is to cook all the onions for about 6 hours, which doesn’t require any stirring. This step can have some wiggle room if you are about and about because it’s hard to burn onions in the slow cooker, so if you aren’t home during the end of the 6 hours of cook time, the onions will likely be fine for 2-3 hours after. Next you simmer the onions in the broth for the remainder 2 hours of cooking time. Classic French onion soup is topped with a large crouton-like piece of bread and cheese. We’ve given directions on how to do this, but truly you can leave this off and this soup is still really flavorful!

What is the best onion to use for French onion soup

This Slow Cooker French Onion Soup recipes uses two kinds of onions. Yellow onion are more sweet with a really bright flavor and red onions have more depth with a touch of bitterness. Together they make a really nuanced and flavorful french onion soup!

Healthy Slow Cooker French Onion Soup

Can you cook French Onion Soup in the Instant Pot?

The short answer is: yes! We’ve included the directions for cooking this soup in the Instant Pot in the notes section of this recipe. However we have to say that it is a little bit more hands on cooking than the slow cooker version.

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Slow Cooker French Onion Soup (Gluten-Free)

The infamous Trader Joe’s Gnocchi package directions results in soggy gnocchi that nobody wants, so we’re going step-by-step for you on How to Make Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi! It’s a quick weeknight meal on a budget and is a great gluten-free alternative to a classic gnocchi. What has become an almost cult classic, is so good, and we’ve cracked the code on our favorite way to prepare it.

Best way to cook Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi

How to Make Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi

If you haven’t heard of the Trader Joe’s cult favorite Cauliflower Gnocchi, let us tell you a little bit about it! It’s inexpensive, sold for under $3, and made gluten-free with a hearty dose of veggie. Traditionally gnocchi is made with cooked potatoes that are bound together with egg and wheat flour. The TJ version is made with cauliflower and cassava flour, and a few other ingredients. To be clear, it’s not necessarily low-carb but it’s a healthier take with a classic flavor. The package directions produce a finished product that is a bit suspect so we’re going to go through step-by-step on How to Make Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi into a quick weeknight Italian dinner!

How do you cook cauliflower gnocchi?

There are a few different ways to cook cauliflower gnocchi. But there is one way not to cook it, and that is do not cook it according to the package directions. We are looking for gnocchi that isn’t mushy and has a nice crispy coating so we’re using cooking methods that do just that!

  1. In the skillet: This is by far the easiest and simplest method (and our favorite)! The main directions in our recipe include the step-by-step for skillet cooking because it is our preferred method for the best tasting gnocchi. It also makes the meal a one-pan dinner which is always a plus.
  2. In the air fryer: This is a simple way to crispy up the gnocchi, but the downside is that this cooking gadget isn’t that common and it still means you have to use other pots and pans to make a complete meal.
  3. In the oven: We offer directions for cooking the gnocchi on a sheet pan, but in all honestly it is our least favorite method. In order to achieve crispy gnocchi it has to have a long cook time, and just isn’t very efficient. But will lend itself to crispy gnocchi if left in there long enough.

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi recipes

What do you serve with Cauliflower Gnocchi:

We serve this recipe with store-bought tomato sauce, spinach and cheese. It makes it a complete meal that is made in one pan and ready in under 30 minutes. Alternatively you could use a homemade tomato saucehomemade meat sauce, a pesto, a pumpkin sauce or really any sauce that tastes good with gnocchi!

The TJ’s cauliflower gnocchi is also a hit when served alone as an appetizer with a dipping sauce!

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi cooking tips

Tips on getting your hands on Cauliflower Gnocchi

Admittedly there is a Cauliflower Gnocchi craze going on, coupled with a delay in getting shipments in to some stores. So we had trouble getting our hands on cauliflower gnocchi for a few weeks. Hopefully they’ll be producing more of this product now that they know it’s a hit. Follow these tips to get your hands on Cauliflower Gnocchi:

Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi how to cook

So jump on the Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi train and get to the store to get yours and make sure to post it to Instagram. Because with this one, if you didn’t post it to Instagram, did it even happen?

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How to Make Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi

The package directions on this cult classic hit results in soggy gnocchi so we're going step-by-step on How to Make Trader Joe's Cauliflower Gnocchi! It's a quick weeknight meal on a budget and is a great gluten-free alternative to a classic gnocchi.


Yield 2-4
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

  • 2 - 12 ounce bags Trader Joe’s Cauliflower Gnocchi
  • 2 tablespoons oil or butter
  • 1 heaping cup baby spinach
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • ½ cup marinara sauce of choice
  • ⅓ cup mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Ignore the package instructions.
  2. Defrost the gnocchi: You can either let thaw out on the counter for an hour or you can microwave the gnocchi on a plate for 2-4 minutes. Once thawed you want to pat dry any condensation. 
  3. In a large non-stick or well-seasoned cast iron skillet heat 2 tablespoon oil until it’s hot add the gnocchi in an even layer. Let the gnocchi sit undisturbed for 3 minutes. Flip the gnocchi and repeat until they are a light brown and crispy.
  4. Add in spinach and stir until it is all wilted.
  5. Add in garlic powder, Italian seasoning, a pinch of red pepper flakes and marinara sauce and toss until combined.
  6. Sprinkle with cheese and cover for 3-5 amount of minutes, or until the cheese and sauce is hot and bubbly.
  7. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

  1. Air-fryer instructions to cook the gnocchi:
    1. Pre-heat Air-fryer to 400ºF
    2. Partially defrost the gnocchi, about 2 minutes in the microwave, making sure to break apart any gnocchi stuck together.
    3. Spray the air-fryer basket with avocado spray.
    4. Lay 1/2 the gnocchi from one bag inside the basket and spray it once more.
    5. Cook for 12 minutes, flipping halfway through.
    6. Repeat with the remaining bag.
  2. Oven Directions:
    1. Preheat oven to 425ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
    2. Place defrosted gnocchi on the baking sheet and spray with avocado oil spray or cooking spray of choice. Toss to coat.
    3. Bake for 20 minutes, flip, and bake for an additional 20 minutes until the gnocchi is golden brown and crispy on the outside.

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This Jalapeño Popper Dip is the perfect appetizer to serve for Game Day and can conveniently be prepared ahead of time and baked up right before serving! It has all the classic flavor of Jalapeño Poppers without having to individually make them. This gluten-free and keto dip has two options to make: as a creamy dairy version or or you can substitute in cashew cream for a dairy-free and delicious alternative that’s also paleo friendly.

keto jalepeno popper dipJalapeño Popper Dip

With the BIG GAME coming up soon it’s the perfect time to discuss all the best game day eats! This Jalapeño Popper Dip is an obvious contender because it has all the elements of jalepeño poppers but made easier as convenient dip. It’s warm and comforting and a bit spicy! We’ve included both a dairy version with all the cheesy goodness as well as a dairy-free version which is remarkably similar, made using our new favorite ingredient: cashew cream! We liked them both the same, so don’t make us choose which one is better!

This dip can also be made almost entirely ahead of time and then baked right before serving so that you have more time to prepare for guests. All you have to do is prep the dip up until the baking step and right before serving pop it in the oven.

dairy free jalapeño popper dip

To get the cheese-y flavor in our dairy-free version we used cashew cream, mayo and some nutritional yeast! Nutritional yeast is inactive yeast, usually fortified with vitamin B12, that is a favorite amount vegans as it replicates the cheese flavor.

We opted to use pickled jalapeños in this dip because we love them and the acidity that it adds to the dish. We also added some salty bacon to the mix, but if you’d like to make this vegetarian or vegan (cashew cream version only) you can leave it out! We also added in a bit more nutrients in here with the addition of some baby kale. We love the color it lends to the dip and think it fits well, but you can also opt to leave this out if desired.

Serve this up with a spread of tortilla chips, or crackers (we love Simple Mills Almond Flour Crackers) and cut up vegetables!

Jalapeno popper dip with bacon

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Jalapeño Popper Dip

This Jalapeño Popper Dip is the perfect appetizer to serve for Game Day and can conveniently be prepared ahead of time and baked up right before serving! It has all the classic flavor of Jalapeño Poppers without having to individually make them and can be made with or without dairy.


Yield 6-8
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

Dairy Version:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons shredded sharp cheddar cheese (divided)
  • 1 cup chopped baby kale (optional)
  • ½ cup pickled jalapenos, drained and chopped (see note)
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin, divided

Dairy-Free Version:

  • 1-1/4 cups cashews (for cashew cream, see this post for directions)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped baby kale (optional)
  • ½ cup pickled jalapenos, drained and chopped
  • 3 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled, divided (optional)
  • 2 green onions, sliced thin, divided

Directions

Dairy Version:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and grease a 3-cup oven-safe baking dish.
  2. In a stand mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add in mayo and slowly mix together on low speed until fully combined (do not overmix or the mixture will separate).
  3. Add in garlic powder, salt and pepper, 1/2 cup cheese and kale. Set aside a few pieces of the jalapeno, bacon and green onion and place the remaining inside of the cream cheese mixture and mix on low until fully combined.
  4. Place mixture inside of prepared baking dish and smooth the top. Sprinkle with remaining set aside bacon and jalapeno and cheese.
  5. Bake at 400 until the cheese is bubbly and melted, about 20 minutes.
  6. Top with remaining green onions and serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or vegetable crudite.

Dairy-Free Version:

  1. Make cashew cream (with increased amount of cashews).
  2. Preheat the oven to 400ºF and grease a 3-cup oven-safe baking dish.
  3. In a bowl whisk together cashew cream and mayo, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt, and pepper until combined.
  4. Add the kale to the bowl. Set aside a few pieces of the jalapeno, bacon and green onion and place the remaining and the inside of the cashew cream mixture, and combine.
  5. Place mixture inside of prepared baking dish and smooth the top. Sprinkle with remaining jalapeno and bacon
  6. Bake until heated through (you can check by inserting a butter knife in the center and checking to see if the mixture is hot), about 18 minutes.
  7. Top with remaining green onions and serve with tortilla chips, crackers, or vegetable crudite.

Recipe Notes

  1. MAKE AHEAD: You can make this up to two days ahead without baking, and then bake when ready. You may need to add a couple of extra minutes cook time.
  2. If you like things spicy, you can up the jalepenos to ⅔ cups
  3. If you aren’t including the bacon increase the salt to ½ teaspoon in dairy version.
  4. For dairy-free version check out this post for more information to make cashew cream. You’ll need to increase the amount slightly to get the correct amount for this recipe with a ratio of 1-¼ cups cashews to ½ cup of water.
  5. To double either of these versions to feed a large crowd simply double all of the ingredients and cook for about 10 minutes longer.
  6. To make this vegetarian leave out the bacon.

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Jalapeño Popper Dip (Options for Dairy and Dairy-Free)

These gluten-free Ham and Cheese Waffles are going to be the star of the breakfast or brunch table! You wouldn’t know these waffles were gluten-free and they’re a cinch to put together using only one bowl. These fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside waffles are the perfect mix of sweet and savory and bound to be a new favorite!

Gluten free waffles with almond flourHam and Cheese Waffles (Gluten-Free)

These gluten-free Ham and Cheese Waffles came about as a need to use up our leftover Maple Glazed Ham and we are so glad it did because these waffles are SO GOOD! If you haven’t tried savory waffles before let us introduce you to the perfect mix of sweet and savory! Of course, you could keep this all savory and omit the drizzle of honey on the top, but we thought it really took it over the edge of deliciousness and really recommend serving it this way!

With the upcoming holidays you are going to want to keep this recipe at the ready! This is such a great breakfast or brunch idea to serve a crowd! Our recipe serves 4, but it can easily be doubled or tripled and the waffles can be kept warm in a low oven to keep hot before serving!

Ham and Cheddar Paleo Waffles

These gluten-free waffles use my trusty blend of almond and tapioca flour as the base! We use this blend for a lot of our recipes because it is simple, versatile and creates a product that is satisfying.

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Ham and Cheddar Paleo Waffles

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Ham and Cheese Waffles (Gluten-Free)

These gluten-free Ham and Cheese Waffles are going to be the star of the breakfast or brunch table! You wouldn't know these waffles were gluten-free and they're a cinch to put together using only one bowl. These fluffy on the inside and crispy on the outside waffles are the perfect mix of sweet and savory and bound to be a new favorite!


Yield 4
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Preheat a waffle maker according to the appliance instructions.
  2. Whisk together the almond flour, tapioca flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl until fully combined.
  3. Add in the eggs, applesauce and maple syrup and whisk to combine.
  4. Fold in the ¾ cup ham, 3 tablespoons scallions and cheese.
  5. Spray the heated waffle iron with a high heat cooking spray (we use avocado oil). Following the directions for your waffle maker regarding batter quantity and cook time, pour in the batter and cook the waffles until cooked through and lightly golden. Remove and if desired transfer to a low oven to keep warm. Spray the waffle iron with avocado oil and repeat with remaining batter.
  6. Serve the waffles hot and garnish with butter, remaining chopped ham and scallions and drizzled honey.

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Ham and Cheese Waffles (Gluten-Free)

This Pizza Meatloaf Muffins recipe takes all the flavor of a slice of pizza and makes it in a convenient, hearty and delicious mini meatloaf baked in a muffin tin! They are the perfect make-ahead meal prep for lunch, or a great post work out or after school snack. They are gluten-free, low carb and just what you should be running to the kitchen to cook up right now. Made in partnership with my friends at Ello Products.

meatloaf muffins with cheese

Pizza Meatloaf Muffins

We love all things pizza here, so it’s no surprise that these Pizza Meatloaf Muffins are not the first time we’ve taken all the flavor of pizza and created something fun and unique like my Pizza Scramble and Pizza Stuffed Peppers, but this time we wanted to focus on making an amazing meal prep meal!

We love how much pizza flavor we were able to pack in to these meatloaf muffins. We use ground turkey as our base and then mix in pizza sauce, some spices, turkey pepperoni and cheese! A little egg and almond flour help hold it all together and it’s topped off with a bit more cheese and pepperoni and finished under a broiler to get a nice pizza like topping! While you are certainly welcome to make your own pizza sauce, we opted to purchase a good quality brand to make this a little simpler to prepare.

Easy mini meatloaf muffins

Honestly we loved these for meal prep, a kid-friendly snack or even if you’re feeling adventurous a quick breakfast! You can warm it in a toaster oven, your regular oven or in a microwave on the go. We also enjoyed them cold, but that’s totally up to you!

We of course packed these away in my favorite storage containers. I love love love my Ello DuraGlass Food Storage Containers. With other glass ware I have tried, sometimes the lids don’t pop on well, sometimes they don’t stack easily, and so on. These containers are so well-made and are my new go-to! I also love the silicone colors because they grip well too!

  • Perfect for stacking.
  • Mighty tough: Silicone sleeve protects glass from chips + scratches.
  • Everything tastes better in glass: Won’t stain or smell.
  • Nobody likes a lunch bag leak:  The clear air tight lids won’t leak.
  • Easy-to-pair color match lids: Because life’s already hard enough.
  • Wash away: All parts top rack dishwasher safe, sleeve and all. No need to remove sleeve for oven + cleaning!
  • Comes in all different sizes: For sides, mains, leftovers, and more!
  • Safe for cooking: Freezer safe, microwave safe without lid, and oven safe up to 450F without lid.
  • Free of: BPA, phthalates, PVC, lead and cadmium free.
  • Where I get mine: Available at Target and Amazon now!

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Pizza Meatloaf Muffins


Yields 9
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a large bowl combine ground turkey, 2 beaten eggs, 1 cup turkey pepperoni, 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella, almond flour, 1/4 cup pizza sauce, italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Mix until fully combined.
  3. In a muffin tin, place 1/2 cup mixture in 9 tins and smooth the mound on the top. (See note)
  4. Brush remaining pizza sauce on top of each muffin.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, or until turkey is fully cooked to 165ºF.
  6. Remove from oven and turn broiler on to high.
  7. Divide remaining cheese and pepperoni on top of meat muffins and place under broiler until cheese has melted and begun to melt and bubble, about 3 minutes.
  8. Serve warm with salad, or fully cool and pack away for meal prep.

Recipe Notes

  1. To make smaller portions, divide roughly 1/3 cup batter to fill 12 muffin tins.

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Pizza Meatloaf Muffins (Gluten-Free)

This Low Carb Tuna Casserole (With Cauliflower) is the perfect comfort food meal! It’s easy to prepare, comes together in one casserole dish, and is packed with protein, veggies and we’ve offered two versions to make it low-carb with or without gluten-free pasta. Made in partnership with my friends at Genova Seafood.

Low Carb Cauliflower Tuna Casserole (Keto)

Low Carb Tuna Casserole (With Cauliflower)

Tuna casserole is such a classic comfort food! It’s creamy, cheesy and delicious but typically loaded with pasta and processed condensed soup! No hate on that version, but we decided it was time to re-make this dish making it gluten-free and low-carb. We tested two versions, one with pasta and one without so you can choose what amount of carbs you’d like!

For the lower carb version, we use half cauliflower and half brown rice pasta. This version is a bit more kid-friendly and has more of a classic feel to it. For our low carb version we completely swapped out the pasta for cauliflower to keep all that decadent creaminess  without any of the guilt for all of those on a low carb diet (oh hey keto diet). Either way, with whatever version you choose, you’re going to be satisfied after eating this tuna noodle casserole!

GENOVA TUNA

Of course we made this in partnernship with my friends at Genova Seafood. They are my favorite, trusted tuna company. Genova sources 100% of their tuna from fisheries that are MSC certified, meaning their tuna is sustainably sourced! It honestly is the best premium tuna in the purest olive oil. It is my favorite tasting tuna out there! Always non-GMO, wild-caught, and has 14g of protein in every serving!

MSC certified products must meet rigorous standards for sustainable fishing practices, like limiting by-catch (unwanted fish), avoiding overfishing and protecting marine environments. Today, only 12% of global wild caught seafood is MSC certified, and Genova Seafood is one of the companies working hard to make a change!

keto tuna cauliflower casserole

How do you make homemade tuna noodle casserole?

It’s simple:

  1. If you’re making the pasta version you boil the pasta until al dente.
  2. Saute your aromatics. Here we are using onion, celery and garlic.
  3. Make your base cheese-y sauce (also called a béchamel), using gluten-free ingredients, of course.
  4. Add in the cauliflower and cooked pasta (if using) and bake! We love using an oven safe pan to both start the casserole on the stove and then finish in the oven.

Cooking tools we used with this recipe:

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Low Carb Tuna Casserole (With Cauliflower


Yield 4-6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes



Author: Lexi's Clean Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoon arrowroot
  • 2-1/2 cups cashew milk (or milk of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • pinch cayenne (optional)
  • 1/2 cauliflower, about 1 lb., cut into florets (For Low Carb Version use 1 whole cauliflower, about 2-2-1/2 pounds and slice into pieces about 1/4" thick)
  • 2-4oz cans genova tuna, drained
  • 6 ounces brown rice pasta, cooked al dente (For Low Carb Version Omit This)
  • 1/3 cup frozen green peas (optional)
  • 3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided 
  • scallion, for garnish

Directions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400ºF.
  2. Heat a large heavy bottom pan, over medium heat and melt butter. Add onion and celery cook until beginning to soften, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, and cook for 30 seconds.
  4. Sprinkle in arrowroot, and then slowly whisk in cashew milk (or milk of choice) a 1/2 cup at a time to avoid any lumps. (see note)
  5. Add dijon mustard, salt, pepper, paprika and cayenne, if using, and whisk to combine.
  6. Add cauliflower and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. 
  7. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup of cheese. Then add in Genova Seafood Tuna, al dente cooked pasta (Omit for Low Carb Version), frozen peas and mix to fully combine.
  8. Pour into an oven safe dish (if not using one already) and top with remaining 1/4 cup cheese and bake until cauliflower is tender and cheese is melted, 15-20 minutes. If you want the cheese to be bubbly and slightly browned, place under the broiler for 3-5 minutes.
  9. Top with scallions and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Recipe Notes

  1. The sauce may seem really thick before it goes in to the oven, but the cauliflower and the tuna exude a lot of liquid so the extra thick sauce stops it from becoming to0 watery after it is baked.

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Low Carb Tuna Casserole (With Cauliflower)

This Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Casserole is comfort food lightened up! All the classic flavors of your favorite chicken enchiladas, including refried beans, made healthier with spaghetti squash as its base. This gluten-free and dairy-free meal is the ultimate family favorite meal that is great for meal prep, too. Made in partnership with Tuttorosso Tomatoes!

Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Casserole close upChicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Casserole

This Enchilada casserole is the ultimate gluten-free casserole! This healthy and hearty enchilada casserole made with spaghetti squash has all the Mexican flavor you love that is a definite crowd favorite. This recipe has loads of veggies, shredded chicken, homemade refried beans, spaghetti squash and is so comforting.

Here’s what you need to make it:

Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Casserole

This recipe is made in partnership with my friends at Tuttorosso Tomatoes, my favorite tomatoes that I trust time and time again in my kitchen. Other Tuttorosso favorites include my Lasagna SoupInstant Pot Chicken CacciatorePizza Stuffed Peppers, and One Pan Indian Spiced Chicken and Cauliflower!

Ingredients for enchilada casserole

How to Make this Enchilada Casserole

  1. Roast or cook the squash in an Instant Pot. Check out this article for more info.
  2. Pre-cook and veggies that go with it.
  3. Make the refried beans and sauce.
  4. Assemble and bake!

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Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Casserole (with Chicken)

 


Yield 6
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

  • 5 cups spaghetti squash, cooked
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 14.5 ounce can black beans
  • 1 green pepper, diced
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 cups spinach, loosely packed
  • 5 ounces refried beans, about 1/2 cup
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Chopped cilantro, for garnish
  • Chopped scallions, for garnish
  • Optional: 1/4 cup Mexican blend cheese, more for topping

1 batch Enchilada Sauce from page XXX in My Cookbook (Makes about 2 cups)

Refried Beans (makes 8 ounces)

Directions

  1. Cook The Spaghetti Squash:  Preheat oven to 375ºF and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper. Cut spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise. Scoop out seeds. Brush inside with oil. Place facedown on baking sheet and add 1 tablespoon or so of water to the baking sheet. Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until you can pierce with a fork. Once done, scrape out squash into spaghetti stands and set aside. 
  2. While cooking, sauté the veggies: 
  3. Make the enchilada sauce: In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, heat the oil. Add the arrowroot flour and stir constantly for 1 minute.  Stir in the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and salt. Then add the tomato sauce and gradually add the chicken broth, whisking to remove any clumps. Lower the heat and simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce is reduced by about half and can coat the back of a spoon. 
  4. Make the Refried Beans: Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add in garlic and spices and let cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Drain the liquid from the beans and rinse well, then add the beans to the saucepan. Turn down heat and stir well. Add in lime juice and water. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Take off heat and mash well using a potato masher or fork. Set aside until ready to serve.
  5. Assemble and bake:

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Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Casserole

How To Make a Charcuterie Board Festive For The Holidays - Lexi's Clean Kitchen #charcuterie #holidays #appetizers #entertaining

A charcuterie board is a quick, delicious and beautiful appetizer idea to feed a crowd. Fill a big board (or platter) with all of your favorite meats, cheeses, and crudités, and follow my tips to make it gorgeous, for the most festive spread this holiday season! Made in partnership with my friends at Applegate!

Charcuterie Board filled with meats, cheese and spreads.Charcuterie Board 101

When entertaining season rolls around, a charcuterie board can be such a festive spread to make for your guests! I’ve talked about building them before, but today, let’s talk about creating the ultimate festive charcuterie board with cheeses and fun additions! Plus, you’ll get my Bacon Onion Jam recipe! Meat and cheese boards are customizable, gorgeous, require no cooking, and are the perfect hearty appetizer spread! 

What is in a charcuterie board?

Charcuterie (shahr-cute-uh-ree) is a French word devoted to prepared meat products, such as bacon, ham, sausage, terrines, galantines, ballotines, pâtés, cured meats and confit. It is often served with various cheeses, crackers & bread, and other fun additions like jams, candied nuts, and more!

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How to Make a Charcuterie Board

Follow these guidelines for making the most epic charcuterie board, with something for everyone.

  1. Start with the platter! Grab one or two platters or other unique serving idea  You may be surprised to find that you may already have things to use at home like wooden boards, wood cutting boards, slate or chalk board, or even a marble slab!
  2. Next move on to the cheese: You’ll need approximately 3 ounces per person that you plan to serve. Pick your variety of cheeses (3 or more, depending on how many people you are hosting) & add labels and separate knives for each cheese. Try to get a variety of different types of cheese such as cow, goat or sheep cheese, as well as factoring in the different types such as soft, hard, aged, etc.
  3. Then add in your meats: Cured meats, pâtés and sausages go well. Try to pick a variety, and ones that are relatively easy to eat on-the-go. Roll up any large ones so they are easy to pick up.
  4. Fill in with Crackers & Breads: I always like an assortment that can work for anyone and everyone! Do a variety of grilled breads or crackers, making sure to get both gluten-free if you can who need it.
  5. Add some nuts: Candied or regular nuts are a great accompaniment (or just to snack on)! Grab bowls to place around your board to place your nuts in, or scatter around!
  6. Something sweet: Some fresh or dried fruit is always wonderful, along with jams (a must!). Grab some small bowls to place around your board to place your sweet additions in.

 

A charcuterie board with bacon jam on it

How to Make a Charcuterie Board Beautiful

After you’ve selected everything you’d like to place on the board, go ahead and make it festive! I’ll place a few bowls throughout the spread and add olives, chocolate candies, marinated cherry peppers, etc. I’ll also garnish the board with festive holiday touches such as rosemary, pomegranate seeds, pears, and cranberries. 

Make sure to fill in as much blank space as possible with those extra items, because the fuller it looks the more beautiful it is.

Keep some back-up cheese, meat and crackers to fill in as the night goes on.

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The Best Meats and Cheese for a Charcuterie Board

I am so excited to partner with Applegate today to bring you this festive holiday entertaining spread! I truly love Applegate because they offer a wide variety of high quality natural and organic products that I know I can trust. Their animals are raised humanely without antibiotics or hormones and are fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet. Their meats are free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates, and free of artificial ingredients or preservatives. I know I can find my trusty Applegate at a retailer nearby wherever I am during the holidays!

Large Charcuterie Board full of meats and cheese

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How To Make a Charcuterie Board Festive For The Holidays!

 


Yield 10
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time
Total Time 25 minutes



Author: Lexi
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Ingredients

    Condiments

    • Bacon Jam (Recipe Below)
    • Fig Jam
    • Grainy Mustard
    • Honeycomb

    Cheese

    • Manchego Cheese, Pepper Jack Cheese, Cheddar (Hard Cheese)
    • Brie, Humboldt Fog, Forager d’Affinois (Soft Cheese)

    Crackers

    • Bread Sticks
    • Gluten-Free Crackers
    • Other Crackers

    Meat

    • Applegate Salami
    • Applegate Prosciutto
    • Applegate Salami Trio

    Other

    • Olives
    • Rosemary Sprigs
    • Mini Marinated Peppers
    • Marinated Artichokes

    Sweet

    • Apples
    • Pomegranate Seeds
    • Fresh Cranberries
    • Candied Pecans

    Bacon Jam Recipe

    • 1 package Applegate Sunday Morning Bacon
    • 1 red onion
    • 1 tablespoon bacon fat
    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 cup water
    • 1.5 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon thyme leaves, picked
    • 1.5 teaspoon pepper

    Directions

    1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook finely diced bacon until crispy.
    2. Drain bacon, leaving 1 tablespoon of fat in the pan. Add butter and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    3.  Slice onion thin and add to pan and cook on low heat for 40 minutes. Add bacon back into the pan.
    4. Deglaze pan with ¼ cup water: Deglaze the pan by adding in the water and scraping up the browned bits in the bottom of the skillet for about 30 seconds.
    5. Add balsamic vinegar, thyme leaves, and pepper and remove pan from heat.
    6. Serve warm on top of brie or in a dish on your board.
    7. Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days, and reheat before serving. Yields about 1 cup of jam.

    Recipe Notes

     


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    How To Make a Charcuterie Board (& Bacon Onion Jam Recipe)!

    Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes - Lexi's Clean Kitchen

    These easy, healthier Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are a classic side dish! This lightened-up version has just the right amount of cheese and baked to perfection! 

    Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes - Lexi's Clean KitchenCheesy Scalloped Potatoes Recipe

    Have you ever have scalloped potatoes? They are made with thinly sliced potatoes (this is the mandolin we recommend), an epic cheese sauce, and then baked to a crispy-topped perfection. So much flavor! This lightened up version is easy to make and so delicious. It’s the perfect side dish for a weekend feast or a holiday celebration. 

    Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes - Lexi's Clean KitchenIngredients Needed for Scalloped Potatoes

    How to Make Scalloped Potatoes

    First you are going to start the sauce for the casserole on the stove. We made our casserole inside an oven-safe skillet to limit the number of dirty dishes. If you don’t have an oven-safe skillet you can cook the this in a regular 8″ baking dish (or one that is a similar size).

    To make the cheese sauce you first cook down some onions, then add in some spices along with arrowroot starch. This is what we use to thicken the sauce. Next, whisk in some milk. We use almond milk to keep this a bit healthier, but you can use any milk you typically use. Then, we stir in the cheese.

    Once we have our cheese sauce, the potatoes are combined with it and either smoothed over or topped with transferred to a casserole. Top with some additional cheese and bake until the potatoes are fully cooked through and the top is nice and toasty. Garnish with some fresh herbs and serve!

    Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes - Lexi's Clean KitchenMake Ahead Instructions

    The good news is that these scalloped potatoes can be made ahead of time! There are two ways to do this. The first is that the dish can be made entirely up until the point of baking. If you do prep the dish up to the point of baking, store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. You may have to extend the baking time, since it was cold from the refrigerator.

    The second way to make this ahead is to bake it entirely, and then reheat before serving. It can be made up to 1 day ahead of time. To re-heat, bake in a preheated oven at 350º until heated through, about 15 minutes. 

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    Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes


    Yield 6
    Prep Time 15 minutes
    Cook Time 40 minutes
    Total Time 55 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 °F. Grease a casserole dish with butter and set aside.
    2. In a dutch oven or large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion, salt, pepper, dried thyme and paprika. Cook until onion is translucent and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and whisk in arrowroot for about 3 minutes.
    3. Pour in milk and bring sauce to a boil. Once at a boil, lower heat and let simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until the sauce is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
    4. Stir in 2 cups cheddar cheese. Lightly salt and pepper potatoes and add them to the sauce. Stir often for 10 minutes, or until potatoes start to soften.
    5. Transfer potato mixture to a greased casserole dish. Top with more cheddar cheese and bake for 30 minutes uncovered.
    6. Top with scallions and parsley or herb of choice and serve warm!

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    Healthier Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes

    These delicious Pizza Stuffed Peppers are everything you want in a dinner! Stuffed with ground turkey (or beef) and all the pizza fixings, this family friendly dinner will leave everybody happy. Plus it’s a great dish to prep ahead of time!


    Pizza Stuffed Peppers

    I basically would eat anything if you flavored it with “pizza”. Especially when it’s actually a healthy and delicious dinner that is kid-friendly! These Pizza Stuffed Peppers using a base of ground turkey or beef and all the pizza fixin’s like mushrooms, peppers, onions, pepperoni and cheese! There is plenty of room to customize based on what you want or have on hand.

    What I love about stuffed peppers is that while they take a few pre-cook steps of getting the meat and veggies soft, the bulk of the cooking time is hands-off in the oven, and they are a great make ahead dish. You can either prep the whole thing ahead of time and bake when ready, or you can cook the stuffed peppers entirely and use them for meal prep dinner or lunch.

    Ingredients Needed

    Do You Cook the Meat before Stuffing Peppers?

    Yes! As with most stuffed peppers recipes, everything is precooked before going into the stuffed peppers, except the bell peppers themselves.

    How To Make Stuffed Peppers

    1. Prep all the ingredients
    2. Cook the meat and veggies
    3. Stuff the Peppers
    4. Then bake!

    How do you eat Stuffed Peppers?

    There might be some controversy with this: Some like to eat the filling first and then cut up the pepper and eat it. Others might like to cut up the whole thing and eat the peppers with the filling. You do you, and choose which method of eating it sounds good to you!

     

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    Pizza Stuffed Peppers



    Yield 4
    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 30 minutes
    Total Time 35 minutes



    Author: Lexi
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    Ingredients

    Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
    2. In a skillet heat oil and garlic for 1 minute. Add in diced onions and saute for 3-4 minutes.
    3. Add in ground turkey or beef and cook until browned. Add in mushrooms and mix to combine.
    4. Add in crushed or diced tomatoes, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes.
    5. Add in spinach, mix, then reduce heat and let simmer for 8-10 minutes, taste and adjust spices as desired. Mix in pepperoni.
    6. While simmering, remove stems from the peppers and scrape out the ribs and seeds and since.
    7. In a dutch oven, add enough water to cover peppers; a few cups.
    8. Once boiling, add in peppers and cook about 2 minutes; drain.
    9. Transfer peppers to a baking dish and fill the peppers with the meat mixture.
    10. Sprinkle the tops with cheese and bake for 20 minutes or until peppers are tender and cheese is browned!

    Recipe Notes

    • You can omit the cheese for an equally tasty meal!

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