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42 Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is our easy family recipe this week! And this recipe includes the Instapot version for you too! How will you cook this hearty soup recipe?

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup

Loaded down with to-do’s, deadlines, and all the business of raising tiny humans, all of which are hungry and still have to make dinner? Yeah me too. My solution? Slow Cooker Loaded Potato Soup!

Serving a hearty, robust meal after a long day is possible with the help of a slow cooker. It’s the mighty appliance that can cook while we sleep, work, are out at baseball games or soccer practice, and more.

If you are wondering, can this loaded baked potato soup be made in an instapot? It sure can! Follow the recipe’s instapot version below, and you’ll have a delicious meal in 15 minutes.

Slow Cooker Loaded Baked Potato Soup is our easy family recipe this week! And this recipe includes the Instapot version for you too! How will you cook this hearty soup recipe? Continue reading

11 This healthy skillet chicken with carrots and potatoes is one weeknight meal everyone will love!

Skillet Chicken with Carrots and Potatoes

This Skillet Chicken and Potatoes Meal will be your new go-to dinner! All you have to do is roast everything together, then dinner is ready. It doesn’t get easier than that!

This healthy skillet chicken with carrots and potatoes is one weeknight meal everyone will love!

Every family needs a handful of recipes that are always in their meal rotation, the dinners that are easy to make, nutritious, and sure to please everyone! This easy Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal is one of those dinners for my family. I can prep it in just a few minutes, and I usually have everything to make it on hand. Set the timer and let the skillet do the work!

Easy skillet meals are my favorite dinners to make because you just add everything to a pan and cook. Less dishes to clean up and a fast dinner? Yes, please!

If you’re in need of some dinner recipes to add to your rotation, grab a free week of meals courtesy of MOMables! Simple, real food that the whole family will love.

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My family loves chicken and potatoes together, and I love feeding them this dinner because I know it’s real, nutritious food. It’s great paired with a vegetable on the side, like sautéed broccoli or carrots. No matter what, you’ll definitely want to add this Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal to your dinner rotation. Your whole family will thank you!

Baked Chicken and Potatoes Skillet Meal

Crispy on the outside and perfectly juicy on the inside, this is one meal you’ll want to make often.

  • Author: Laura Fuentes
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 15 mins
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-6
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken thighs, fat trimmed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Sweet paprika
  • 2 tablespoons butter or ghee
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound red-skinned potatoes, about 2 inches in diameter, quartered
  • 8 carrots, halved lengthwise and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon tapioca or corn starch
  • 1 2/3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh thyme, minced

Instructions

  1. Season the chicken lightly with salt and pepper and generously with paprika. In a heavy large frying pan over medium-high heat, warm butter. Add the chicken and cook until brown, about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
  2. Add onion to the frying pan and stir. Add potato quarters and carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and sauté until vegetables are beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add starch and stir to coat. Gradually mix in the broth. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Return the chicken to the pan and bring to a boil.
  4. Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer until the chicken and vegetables are cooked through, stirring and turning the chicken over occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  5. Mix in the thyme. Adjust seasonings to taste. Divide the chicken and vegetables among 4 warmed plates and serve right away.

 

20 easy to make broccoli tater tots! they are naturally gluten free and grain free

Broccoli Tater Tots

It's probably safe to say that broccoli isn't a kid favorite food...but tater tots are! This simple Broccoli Tater Tots recipe is sure to become a regular in your meal rotation.

It’s probably safe to say that broccoli isn’t a kid favorite food…but tater tots are! This simple recipe is sure to become a regular in your meal rotation.

easy to make broccoli tater tots! what a cool way to get kids to eat more veggies!

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When it comes to getting kids to eat outside their comfort zone, putting the food in a fun, familiar form can be the ticket to success. These Broccoli Tater Tots are just that. Russet potatoes, parmesan cheese and a small amount of Italian seasoning create familiar flavors in a bite size tot.  Much less intimidating than an entire broccoli floret!

As always, these are not only a great meal for your family, but equally as good in the lunch box.  You can make the mixture ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Freeze individual tots prior to baking for up to a month. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

For more ideas, like this one, on adding variety to what your family eats,  check out our meal plans.

Just like the recipes in our meal plans, these broccoli tater tots are very simple to make. Kid friendly food doesn’t have to be complicated or made with processed ingredients! Check out how easy they are to make in this quick video:

Broccoli Tater Tots

easy to make broccoli tater tots! they are naturally gluten free and grain free
  • Author: MOMables.com

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cubed russet potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups finely grated raw broccoli
  • 2 cups shredded parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F, place oven rack in the middle of the oven and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat.
  2. Peel, cube into small dice sized pieces and measure 2 cups of russet potatoes (about 2-3 potatoes).
  3. Steam or microwave the potatoes to the point where a fork is easily inserted but it’s too tough to eat (about 10 minutes boiled, 6-7 in the microwave).
  4. Once they are cooked drain them and set aside to cool down.
  5. In the bowl of your food processor, pulse about 2 cups of chopped broccoli florets (depending on how you cut it, it should yield about 1 ½ cups chopped) until it resembles coarse rice.
  6. Measure 1 ½ cups of finely chopped broccoli and transfer into a large bowl.
  7. Next, pulse semi-cooked potatoes and 1 ½ cups of the Parmesan cheese; pulse just enough to break up the potatoes and combine them with the Parmesan cheese.
  8. Transfer mixture into the bowl with the broccoli.
  9. Add seasoning into the large bowl and fold all ingredients with a large spatula to combine.
  10. Place remaining Parmesan cheese into a small bowl.
  11. Begin to form tater tots into small balls with a 1 tablespoon size cookie scoop or your hands and a spoon.
  12. Once formed, roll each tot on more Parmesan cheese – just enough to coat it.
  13. Place each tater tot on the baking sheet, about ½ inch to 1 inch apart.
  14. Bake 12 minutes, until golden brown.
  15. Remove from oven and serve.

Notes

Please do not use wax paper. The cheese will melt onto the wax and the recipe will not turn out.You can make the mixture ahead of time and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. You can freeze individual tots prior to baking for up to a month. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

 

how to cook a potato 3 ways

How to Cook a Potato Three Ways

Do you know different ways to cook a potato?

how to cook a potato 3 waysWhat is one side dish that is an easy go-to every night? Baked potatoes! What is so wonderful about them is that they can be made ready in a matter of minutes or hours depending on your planning (or lack of :)  ).

MOMables is here to help your kitchen and lunch life run just a bit smoother. Whether you are already a perfect meal planner or are just beginning, our weekly meal plan can help you perfect your kid’s lunches!

There are three different ways you can cook a potato:

Note*: Every step requires you to prick the potato. This helps steam to escape while cooking. That way, you don’t end up with a potato bomb!

OPTION 1—SLOW COOKER

Today, you are on top of your game, and you know without a doubt that you want potatoes as part of your dinner tonight. So what do you do? You break out that crockpot and cook your potatoes while at work!

  1. Prick the potato with a fork all over and rub with olive oil and a dash or two of salt and pepper.
  2. Wrap each potato in foil, and place at the bottom of the crockpot.
  3. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.

OPTION 2—OVEN BAKED

For this option, you find yourself in the kitchen staring into your pantry waiting for some side dish to pop out because you had your main dish planned out, but the side dishes, not so much. Fortunately, you have a bit of time on your hands and aren’t in too big of a hurry.

  1. Preheat your oven to 425F.
  2. Prick the potato with a fork all over and rub with olive oil and a dash or two of salt and pepper.
  3. You can wrap your potatoes in foil and place them on a baking sheet or just place them directly onto the oven rack.
  4. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until the skin is crispy and there is no resistance when stuck with a fork.

OPTION 3—MICROWAVE

So you are rushing around the house frantically trying to get the kids to stop playing and sit down and do their homework, and all of a sudden you remember “I’ve got to cook dinner!” You are ahead of the game because you have leftovers from yesterday’s lunch, and you are going to make turkey stuffing burgers—but, oops, you don’t have any sides, and the kids are screaming for food now all of a sudden! Fortunately, you have a stash of potatoes in the pantry, and this is what you do:

  1. Prick the potato with a fork all over and rub with olive oil and a dash or two of salt and pepper.
  2. Place the potatoes (without foil!) in the microwave, and cook for 5 minutes on high power.
  3. Turn over, and cook for an additional 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. If the middle is still hard when it’s pricked with a fork, cook it longer in 1-minute intervals until the fork no longer meets resistance.

Now you have an option for each type of day you are having!

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