Incredible Sheet Pan Nachos

It is September and the weather is starting to get a bit cooler here in Pennsylvania.  Kids and teachers are going back to school and after-school activities are starting up again.  Why not try these sheet pan nachos to usher in the cooler weather and football season?  This recipe is very versatile as you can add whatever toppings you like to the base.  You can use ground beef, turkey, or chicken for these nachos.  Just make sure you cook it first before putting it on top of the nacho chips.

Directions

Take 1 lb. of ground meat and fry in a pan until no pink is left.  Drain the grease out of the pan if necessary.  Grab a taco seasoning packet and sprinkle on top of your ground meat.  Stir in as much water as directed on the seasoning packet and cook until all water is evaporated.

Take a sheet pan and cover with a layer of nachos.  Sprinkle the ground meat on top and added shredded cheese to your liking.  I use cheddar, but there are some really good Tex-Mex cheese mixtures in the stores that you can use as well.

Put the sheet pan under the broiler in your oven for a few minutes.  Pay careful attention so your food doesn’t get burnt!  I’m notorious for putting something in the oven and then walking away!  Yikes!

Take out of the oven and add any toppings you want to it:  red onions, black beans, guacamole, sour cream, corn, etc.  Or serve the toppings in individual bowls so people can pick and choose what they want on their nachos. 

I paired my nachos with red onion, shredded lettuce, sour cream and salsa.

I’ve had a request from my son to use Doritos as the nacho chips.  Stay tuned to my social media channels for a picture of Incredible Sheet Pan Doritos coming soon!!

In-A-Pinch Pasta Salad

Memorial Day has come and gone, and with it, most of the food I had prepared. Do you have picnic leftovers, too? Everything was gone, except for two red, white, and blue deviled eggs and hot dogs. I had five hot dogs leftover. I was tired of chips and pretzels, which is what we usually have with our doggies. I needed to find something else to pair with hot dogs without running out to the grocery store. I came up with my rendition of Italian Pasta Salad.

Continue reading “In-A-Pinch Pasta Salad”

Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs

What says Memorial Day or Fourth of July better than red, white, and blue deviled eggs? Perfect side dish for summertime picnics and get togethers. I used this recipe, and despite an almost Pinterest Fail on my part, I think they turned out rather nice looking! Oh, and they taste great as well

Continue reading “Red, White, and Blue Deviled Eggs”

Comfort Food Bliss – Baked Corn Casserole

With all the dreary weather we have been having in Pennsylvania this week, I was feeling hungry for some comfort food.  I had leftover corn on the cob and turned it into Corn Casserole.  One of my favorite ways to cook is to find leftovers I may have in the refrigerator and repurpose them into something else.

Continue reading “Comfort Food Bliss – Baked Corn Casserole”