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Cheeseburger Pasta 'n Vegetables Dinner
Onion-Roasted Potatoes
1-2-3 Chicken Cacciatore

(Family Features) - A recent Nielsen study found 93 percent of shoppers are worried about rising food prices.

Here's the good news: a little creativity and a few fresh ideas can make family favorites nutritious and delicious without breaking the bank or sacrificing quality.

"With some super-simple recipes that use just a few ingredients paired with America's favorite pantry staples, it can be easy to prepare a dinner for four for less than $3 a serving*," said Lauren Dellabella, Co-Manager, The Unilever Consumer Kitchens.
 
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Cheeseburger Pasta 'n Vegetables Dinner

Description
For a new twist on two family favorites - macaroni and cheese and hamburgers - try Cheeseburger Pasta 'n Vegetables Dinner. Knorr Sides Plus Veggies is a great side dish or you can easily add your favorite protein for a great casserole or easy one-pot dinner - in only 20 minutes! It's also a great and easy way to add veggies into your kids' meals.

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • 1-3/4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon I Can't Believe It's Not Butter! Spread
  • 1 package Knorr Sides Plus Veggies - Cheddar Cheese Pasta with Broccoli & Carrots

Preparation
    1. Brown ground beef with onion in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; drain. Remove ground beef and set aside.
    2. Bring tomato, water, milk and spread to a boil over high heat in same skillet. Stir in Knorr Sides Plus Veggies and continue boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 9 minutes or until pasta is tender. Stir in ground beef mixture; heat through.

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cook Time
20 minutes

Serves
Makes 4 servings

Onion-Roasted Potatoes

Description
Potatoes are a great, hearty staple for any meal. Instead of greasy french fries, moms can jazz up this popular side with a better-for-you recipe, such as Onion-Roasted Potatoes, that impresses every palate from the kids to the dinner guests.

Ingredients
  • 1 envelope Lipton Recipe Secrets Onion Soup Mix
  • 4 medium all-purpose potatoes, cut into large chunks (about 2 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil

Preparation
    1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine all ingredients in 13 x 9-inch baking or roasting pan.
    2. Bake, stirring occasionally, 35 minutes or until potatoes are tender and golden brown.

Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cook Time
35 minutes

Serves
Makes 4 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
Variations: Try substituting 2 sweet potatoes for 2 all-purpose potatoes. Or stir in 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder and soy sauce.

1-2-3 Chicken Cacciatore

Description
It is easy to spice up chicken by simply adding Ragú pasta sauce. This chicken cacciatore recipe also packs a nutrition punch as a half cup of the pasta sauce provides a full serving of vegetables. Not only is it good for your kids (and you, too), but at less than $2 per serving* - it's easy on the pocketbook.

Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds chicken legs and thighs
  • 1 jar (1 pound 10 ounces) Ragú Chunky Pasta Sauce

Preparation
    1. Heat oil in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat and brown chicken. Stir in Pasta Sauce. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer covered 45 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Preparation Time
5 minutes

Cook Time
55 minutes

Serves
Makes 6 servings

Notes, Tips & Suggestions
*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.

SOURCE: Unilever Brands



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