You’re going to love these creamy pesto mashed potatoes. This easy recipe combines the best mashed potatoes with fresh basil pesto to make a delicious side dish. Save this recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Sunday dinner.
The best creamy mashed potatoes recipe made with cream cheese. Easy to make, no hand mixer required! This is my #1 requested dish at Thanksgiving dinner!
This is my go to, make you weak in the knees, mashed potatoes recipe. I started making these a few years ago when I wanted to try a new mashed potatoes recipe for Thanksgiving. Now I make them all the time for Sunday dinner (usually a pot roast) and every holiday dinner.
Why These Mashed Potatoes Are The Best
- They’re made with cream cheese which makes them extra creamy.
- There is no hand mixer involved in these potatoes. What? There is no hand mixer involved in these potatoes. Seriously. How do they get so creamy then? Next point..
- You boil these potatoes for a pretty long time until they’re almost ready to fall apart. This makes a hand mixer not necessary, as just a spoon and a potato masher makes them blended pretty quickly.
- You can make these ahead of time, no problem. For holidays I usually make these the night before so the actual holiday cooking is a little more relaxed. I just throw them in the oven 30 minutes before we’re ready to eat.
These delicious, savory Mashed Potato Patties are crispy on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. They’re the best way to use up your leftover mashed potatoes and make for a tasty side dish recipe!
It seems that whenever I make mashed potatoes, I always make way too much. No matter how much I’ve tried to calculate and estimate, at the end of the dinner, there’s always a leftover container filled with mashed potatoes. We could just eat them with tomorrow’s dinner, but day-old mashed potatoes aren’t quite as good as fresh.
This Potato Kale Stuffing is a comfort food recipe that goes perfect with a turkey, chicken or pork chops. It’s simple to make because it’s made with instant potatoes! Potato Kale Stuffing is also always requested at Thanksgiving! The perfect hearty side dish for your holiday meal.
Today we’re talking about stuffing, because Thanksgiving will be here before you know it! The possibilities are endless with stuffing and I’m such a huge fan of it. I love playing around with stuffing recipes and creating new and tasty versions. I’ve shared my Amish Potato Stuffing and Cheesy Broccoli Stuffing Casserole before, but I wanted to share with you my current favorite side dish, Potato Kale Stuffing.
This recipe uses my Amish Potato Stuffing as a base, but I threw in kale to add some greens. Since the dish has a whopping 4 cups of kale in it, you don’t even need to make an extra vegetable to serve at dinner.
The day has come. It’s time to dig up one of our favorite garden surprise – the potatoes! OOOOH, it’s so exciting to brush mounds of dirt off the potatoes and delicately start to dig! Will we dig up 1 potato? 10? 100?
This year our potatoes were really special to me.
Cheeseburger Soup is a comforting blend of ground beef, potatoes, vegetables and cheese, that’s easy to make in 30 minutes. A hearty dinner option that’s popular with both kids and adults alike!
This Easy Cheeseburger Soup Recipe has quickly become one of my all time favorite meals – it is simple, uses ingredients I often already have on hand, is incredibly easy, and tastes AMAZING!
This easy recipe for Simple Potato Kale Salad is one of my favorite healthy meals or side dishes. The ingredients are straightforward: potatoes, kale, and olive oil – that’s it! Paleo, Whole30-compliant, and vegan friendly.
You know a recipe is worth sharing when you’ve made it so many times that you can cook it up just as easily as if you were brewing a cup of tea or pouring a glass of water.
Say hello to this warm Potato Kale Salad. It’s a basic dish that comes together so fast. And it’s a recipe that has definitely taught me to respect kale, love kale, and most certainly, eat more kale. I’m in love with this simple meal and I can’t believe it, but I actually request kale for dinner now.
This simple 5 ingredient dish has totally changed my feelings toward kale. Also, I should give credit where it’s due. Matthew is the chef behind this Potato Kale Salad. After continuously asking, he’s finally written out the recipe for me to share.
4 HOUR JUICY Slow Cooker Meal for a 6 Pound Whole Chicken! This easy recipe makes the entire meal in the crock pot, including potatoes and other vegetables! You’ll love how simple it is to cook a HEALTHY Rotisserie Chicken meal! This is one of my favorite Crockpot dinners!
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken RecipeI’ve been really big on Slow Cooker recipes lately. Just last week I shared with you my Slow Cooker Bread, and this week I’m sharing the main course to go with it – a whole chicken! This chicken is juicy, full of flavor and is so easy to make!
Can you cook a whole chicken in a slow cooker?
Yes, you absolutely can and it’s so easy. It’s one of those put it in the crockpot and forget about it meals. This recipe makes a 5-7 pound whole chicken in the slow cooker in about 4 hours on high. Alternatively you could set it to 7 hours on low.
How to Make a Juicy Chicken
The key to making a juicy chicken in the slow cooker is that you want to give it some liquid to become moist, but you don’t want it to sit in the liquid. The solution is that you cut up a bunch of vegetables so the chicken has a “bed” to be placed on, keeping it above the liquid for the majority of cooking time.
For the liquid I used chicken broth, to keep the flavor in the right pallet. You could however play around with it! Do you want a citrus zest? Add some orange juice. Apple juice will add some sweetness. Just remember your veggies are cooking in it as well.
Healthy Roasted Vegetable Sandwich recipe that’s filled with veggies. This easy to make vegetarian dinner meal is only 550 calories, including roll and cheese!
Roasted Vegetable Sandwich
What I love about roasted vegetables is that it’s plug and play. I am using mushrooms, green peppers, jalapeno peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and green beans in this recipe because they’re my favorite and they’re in season veggies from the garden but you do you. Want to add onions, broccoli or squash? Go for it. Ready to get your hoagie on?
A easy Chicken Vegetable Soup recipe that is ready in 35 minutes. This is my family’s favorite Winter soup that uses fresh vegetables! We use Instant Potatoes to make the broth more creamy!
Chicken Vegetable Soup
I am in love with this Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup This soup is delicious because it’s full of vegetables to fill you up and keep you warm during the winter months. It’s also incredibly easy and quick to make. At the end we throw in some instant potatoes to thicken up the soup to make it a bit extra creamy. Instant potatoes are my new favorite thickener for soups, I love using them this way.
These CREAMY Garlic DAIRY FREE Mashed Potatoes are the best! Enjoy this easy to make vegan mashed potatoes recipe that uses broth and olive oil instead of milk! Perfect for everyday dinner or Thanksgiving – you won’t believe how good and healthy these are!
Dairy Free Mashed Potatoes
It’s been 11 days without cheese or milk.
Let’s rewind a bit before I demand (nicely) that you offer some support (I need it).
I’ve decided to try to go dairy free to help with some health issues, none that I will go into detail about until I know if it actually works for me or not.
Going dairy free is something that has been brought up to me multiple times in passing and readings and finally I woke up and decided “let’s do this”.
Cheese is something I love dearly (let’s be real) so all of a sudden saying goodbye to cheesy casseroles, mac and cheese, pizza and simple cheese slices hasn’t been easy, but at the same time it hasn’t been impossible.
Easy recipe for SLOW COOKER Broccoli Cheese and Potato Soup! This family favorite soup is cooked on high in the crockpot for 4 hours!
Slow Cooker Potato Soup
The end of November brought cold weather and rainy days. Because of the added layers to stay warm and the drizzle of rain it also brought a laziness to the dinner table. I’ve been stuck in a dinner rut the last few weeks making easy and quick meals. It usually gets to dinner time and we’re both too tired to really think of anything new so it’s something simple.
Easy Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes with mushroom soup recipe. This baked casserole is so creamy because of the cream of mushroom soup we use. This is a classic side dish recipe for Thanksgiving!
Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes
First thing, these Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes are:
- Easy to Make (hey cream of mushroom soup!)
- Family Friendly – Kids and Adults will both love them!
So they’re kinda the best!
We’ll be having our first Friendsgiving dinner this Friday and I’m so excited to see friends and eat all their yummy casseroles, side dishes and dessert. I’m also pretty excited to share this Cheesy Scalloped Potatoes casserole with them (and you!) as it’s a family favorite!
To me holidays are all about side dishes. I absolutely love them! Sure, during the holidays turkey is nice, but those potatoes, green beans, stuffing, rolls and pumpkin pie… load me up! Those are my favorites!
EASY SLOW COOKER Kielbasa and Cabbage recipe! Throw Beef Kielbasa, Cabbage, Onions and Potatoes in a crockpot and dinner will be ready in 6 hours! I serve this healthy dish over egg noodles with rolls – my family LOVES this comfort food meal!
Kielbasa and Cabbage
I am back with another slow cooker meal, and this is one of our favorite Kielbasa Recipes! Even though it’s not even Fall yet, I’ve been loving my slow cooker this Summer! It’s been a life safer to have a delicious dinner ready when time management isn’t on my side!
With a beautiful cabbage picked from the garden, I was contemplating what I should do with it. At first I thought of making Ham and Cabbage Soup but then I had other ideas! Recently we’ve been loving Slow Cooker Green Beans, so I decided to throw the cabbage to in the slow cooker too! Boom – this Slow Cooker Kielbasa and Cabbage dish was created!
SLOW COOKER Beef Stew with Marsala Cooking Wine made in the crockpot in 6 hours! This easy recipe is packed with vegetables creating a full classic meal perfect for holiday entertaining or a family meal. My husband declares this one of the best dinners!
This is one of my family’s favorite Slow Cooker Meals. We always break out our crockpot when cold weather hits because I love being able to make a delicious meal for my family that I know is going to warm up their bellies!
SLOW COOKER Green Beans Recipe with Tomatoes! This easy recipe cooks fresh green beans, tomatoes, potatoes and bacon in a crock pot for 4 hours. This is a healthy dish makes for delicious vegetable side dishes that you can serve over rice or as a side dish to chicken or Thanksgiving holiday dinners. This has been become one of families favorite healthy thanksgiving recipes!
Vegetable Side Dishes
With the garden season almost complete for the year, I constantly want to come up with new recipes to try, especially those that will make yummy vegetable side dishes. With pounds of green beans and potatoes just dug up, I wanted to create an easy meal that could use all of them.
At my home, vegetable side dishes are quite popular with the entire family – adults and kids. So, I decided to create a rainbow side dish with all these veggies that everyone would love!
For more vegetable side dishes, try my other green bean recipes.
We planted potatoes and didn’t do ANYTHING else. We didn’t water, didn’t mound the dirt, nothing! Learn how to grow potatoes, and how many pounds of potatoes we had waiting for us!
Sometimes people ask me what are the easiest vegetables to grow. Usually I tell them lettuce, kale, radishes and jalapeno peppers but now there’s a new one to add to the list… maybe the top easiest one to grow! What is it? POTATOES!
Easy To Grow Potatoes
Would you guys believe that we planted these potatoes 3 months ago, did NOTHING, and then came back to find dozens of beautiful potatoes waiting for us to dig out from under the soil?
Well I hope you believe me because that’s what happened!
This year we are primarily focused in gardening in Brooklyn, with nothing growing Upstate. Matthew and I were kind of sad about this, so Matthew made the drive Upstate to plant a few potatoes. We hoped that we could visit in mid Summer, but our schedules just didn’t allow us.
So after 3 months of not visiting the garden Upstate, not doing anything to the potatoes, we finally visited last weekend. At first we were dissappointed because we couldn’t find the potato plants (they were competing with some weeds!).
Matthew continued to dig around and still couldn’t find anything. But then he dug a little bit more (with me anioxusly yelling FIND THE POTATOES!) and ta-da! There were so many beautiful potatoes growing under the soil!
Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage is a easy crock pot recipe ready in 6 hours! Add Sweet Italian Sausage links and vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onion!) into your slow cooker for a delicious comfort meal!
It’s Fall! It’s really fall! The leaves are changing, I need to wear a jacket in the morning, I prefer my coffee hot now. What else does Fall mean? Time to bring out the crockpot for my family’s favorite crock pot recipes!
You guys have been telling me that I need to share more of my slow cooker recipes, since you’ve enjoyed my Cabbage and Kielbasa and Cabbage Roll Casserole. So here I am – now it’s time to share Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage!
How to Make Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage Video
Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage
I love this crock pot recipe because of the ingredients and the directions.
The ingredients are basic, you might have everything in your kitchen already! The stars of the show are Sweet Italian Sausage, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and a onion. Close your eyes. Imagine the smell of your kitchen while this cooks. It’s going to smell SO GOOD!
Whenever I make this cabbage recipe, my husband can smell it in our hallway as soon as he steps off the elevator. He gets a little strut in his step because he knows it’s going to be a good dinner.
Easy Cabbage Recipe
This crock pot meal is hands down one of my favorite cabbage recipes! Cabbage in my opinion is a underrated vegetable, I try to cook with it a few times a month due to it’s value, both in price and in nutrition.
This recipe calls for 2 pounds of Sweet Italian Sausage. I buy the links and then cut them up into 2 inch pieces.
Alternatively, you could use ground sausage if you’d like to, but the dinner will be more of a casserole when finished, since you won’t have bite sized pieces of sausage.
Add all your cabbage to the slow cooker on the bottom.
Next, add in your diced potatoes.
Now add in your diced carrots. Carrots are currently my daughter’s favorite – can you believe that?
Add in your onion…. which is always one of my husband’s favorite ingredients!
One more layer… add in your Sweet Italian Sausage.
You’ll want to add chicken broth, salt, pepper, brown sugar and garlic into the slow cooker. This is going to make everything taste real good.
I sprinkle this on top so it covers all the pieces of sausage and the vegetables.
Easy Crockpot Recipe
Now close the lid and cook on LOW for 6 hours. You don’t need to do anything else!
No seriously, you don’t need to do anything. Just let it cook, the crock pot does all the work! Depending on how you want to serve this meal, you can make egg noodles or rice when there is a few minutes remaining. Sometimes we will make egg noodles, but sometimes we will just eat this with nothing else – it’s really up to you!
6 hours later…. YUM YUM YUM! Dinner is served!
Don’t you love that you have a full meal of meat and vegetables ready to serve to your family and it was so easy to make? This is the perfect meal for busy Fall weeknights, or even a Sunday when you have a million other things to do!
When I plate this meal, I always like to serve the vegetables on bottom and then put the sausage pieces on top. If you’re going to additonally make egg noodles, you can place them on the very bottom.
I love that each bite of the sausage has a taste of the brown sugar and garlic – it’s the perfect combo!
I also love that the vegetables are perfectly cooked. Your fork will easily slide through them, without them being too mushy or too hard. They’re perfect!
Ok, I’ll stop talking now and let you make this recipe! Enjoy this Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage!
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Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage
Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage is a easy crock pot recipe ready in 6 hours! Add Sweet Italian Sausage links and vegetables into your slow cooker for a delicious comfort meal!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Calories 315 kcal
- 1 medium sized head of cabbage core removed and chopped
- 3 medium potatoes peeled and chopped
- 3 carrots peeled and chopped
- 1 small onion peeled and chopped
- 2 pounds Sweet Italian Sausage cut into 2 inch pieces
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
Add ingredients to the slow cooker in this order: cabbage, potatoes, carrots, onion and Sweet Italian Sausage.
Pour chicken broth on top of all the ingredients. Sprinkle salt, pepper, brown sugar and minced garlic on top.
Close lid and cook on LOW for 6 hours.
If desired, serve on top of egg noodles or rice. Enjoy!
Cast Iron Chicken With Mint Chutney – this is a full meal recipe with vegetables! This dinner dish uses fresh mint on baked chicken breasts, along with carrots, potatoes and onions! Your entire family will love this healthy one skillet pan meal!
Being a part of a Community Garden is lots of fun, especially when you get to share a overabundance of a vegetable that’s growing well. A perk of being a Community Garden member is when you get gifted beautiful, fresh mint from a fellow gardener. Is there anything better smelling than mint that’s just been picked? Yum!
So with a large pile of mint sitting in my kitchen, I wanted to come up with a recipe that would showcase it. Of course you can dry mint for tea, but for this I wanted to make a dinner dish! That’s how I came up with this Cast Iron Chicken With Mint Chutney recipe!
DELICIOUS CROCK POT Corned Beef Brisket with Vegetables recipe! This slow cooker recipe cooks a 4 pound corned beef brisket with cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onion to create a amazing dinner! Use the leftovers the next day for the best BBQ sandwiches!
When it was my first time buying brisket many years ago, I didn’t know where to look for it at – with the meats on the shelf? Behind a refrigerated door?Is it at the meat counter? And what does it look like? I had no idea. So after a google image search and phone in hand, there I found it in the meat department on the top shelf all the way to the left.
My first thought- yikes, that is expensive.
My second thought – they had point cut and flat cut. What is the difference? Again… to Google I went in the meat department. Point cut has more fat content but is more tastier. Flat cut is less fat, less tender. Also to note Flat cut is about twice the price (twice the yikes).
Best type of meat for Brisket
So when I saw a reviewer saying “If you want taste, go with the Point Cut” that was it. I wanted the flavor and texture, I wasn’t about to take that away for less fat. If this is a special meal you have a few times a year, do the point cut – just do it.