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Main Dishes

Main dishes.

Saucy Turkey Burger with Pico

Saucy Turkey Burger with Pico | Mini Van Dreams

Oh my!  You have to try this Saucy Turkey Burger with Pico.  This delicious burger is on the table as quick as it takes you to cook the turkey burger!  Really.  I was walking through the grocery store and stumbled across a bottle of chili sauce in the condiment aisle.  I had never had it before, and it was on sale… so I thought “why not?”  My next thought was “what can I make?”  I came up with this saucy turkey burger with pico.  This one comes in at 445 calories per burger (with bun and toppings).  You could lower these totals by using 93% fat-free ground turkey and low or no-fat Swiss cheese… However, the deliciousness of this burger made those calories worth it in my book.  Pair it with some delicious broccoli or cauliflower, and you are good to go.  Oh my.  Enjoy.

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Bacon and White Cheddar Pork Chops

Bacon and White Cheddar Pork Chops | Mini Van Dreams

You know how some days you just get tired of chicken?  And plain pork chops are so boring!  I decided to kick it up a bit and came up with these Bacon and White Cheddar Pork Chops.  I mean… bacon, tomatoes, and white cheddar cheese… how could it be wrong?  These are perfect in the oven, but you could easily throw these on the grill also! Enjoy.

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Smoked Sausage Penne Alfredo with Cherry Peppers

My smoked sausage penne alfredo with cherry peppers is a twist on traditional alfredo.  It combines the smokiness of sausage with the creaminess of alfredo sauce and the spiciness of cherry peppers.  If hot isn’t your thing, feel free to omit the cherry peppers or swap them out with cherry tomatoes!  Enjoy!

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Air Fried Chicken Legs

Air Fried Chicken Legs | Mini Van Dreams

People, go buy an air fryer right now.  I LOVE MINE.  I have never, ever, ever been able to make fried chicken… until now.  Grab your air fryer and make these healthier air fried chicken legs!  They are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.  Serve them with some mashed potatoes and dinner is done.

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Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Healthy Buffalo Chicken Pizza | Mini Van Dreams #ticklemytastebuds #tastytuesday #recipes

Happy Tuesday!  Today, I am sharing my healthy buffalo chicken pizza.  Yummy!  This pizza is so delicious and easy.  If hot wings aren’t your thing, you can easily use a healthy barbecue sauce or a low-sodium marinade.  This amazing pizza hits the best of both worlds – wings and pizza.  How can you go wrong on your next family movie night?

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Chicken Fiesta Salad

Chicken Fiesta Salad | Mini Van Dreams

For today’s delicious recipe, I am sharing my quick Chicken Fiesta Salad.  This is perfect on a hot summer day and easily made to your specific tastes.  It’s even good in a packed lunch!  All the toppings and ingredients are super simple and can be thrown together for a healthy, delicious meal in no time!  And, before I get any comments… I did forget the chicken in the picture!  Enjoy!

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Weeknight Beef and Noodles

Weeknight Beef and Noodles | Mini Van Dreams

Weeknight Beef and Noodles is one of my quick, go-to meals when I am short on time.  Throw it together with some instant mashed potatoes or a vegetable, and you have dinner on the table quickly.  It is even better the next day for lunch, so definitely make enough for leftovers!

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Chicken Quesadilla and Pico de Gallo

Chicken Quesadilla and Pico | Mini Van Dreams

There is nothing like a chicken quesadilla and pico de gallo.  This chicken quesadilla and pico de gallo is delicious and quick!  I have literally been perfecting my pico recipe for years… and I think I nailed it.  Now, I am saving you the trouble and sharing it!  Enjoy!

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Healthy Strawberry Crepes

Valentine's Day Healthy Strawberry Crepes | Mini Van Dreams

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day and today we have a yummy and easy recipe for healthy strawberry crepes!  This delicious and light recipe would be perfect as a special breakfast for your sweetie or as a dessert after a meal.  (more…)

Turkey Panini Rustico

Turkey Panini Rustico | Mini Van Dreams

Recently, I tried the turkey panini at a local coffeehouse chain.  Loved it and wanted to try to recreate it at home.  With some trial and error, I created my Turkey Panini Rustico.  This delicious panini can easily be made in a skillet or in a panini maker.  The best part – you probably have most, if not all, these ingredients on hand!  Feel free to customize the toppings – I am not a big spinach-on-sandwiches fan, so I left mine off.  But, pile it in on yours if you like! Don’t like onions or tomatoes?  Leave them off!   This quick and delicious panini will definitely become a family favorite!

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