Posts tagged with: Betty Crocker

Buttercup squash with apples

Candy Cane Cookies
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Ingredients:
1 small buttercup or other winter squash, cut in half, seeds and fibers removed (1 pound)
1/2 cup chopped tart apple
2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
1 teaspoons butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
dash of ground nutmeg

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Place squash halves cut sides up in ungreased baking dish.
2. Mix remaining ingredients; spoon into squash. Cover and bake 30 to 40 minutes or until squash is tender.

1 Serving: Calories 105 (Calories from fat 45); Fat 5g (Saturated 3g); Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 30mg; Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary fiber 3g); Protein 1g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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Easy fish and vegetable packets

Cauliflower
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Ingredients:

  • 2 frozen sole, perch or other lean fish fillets (about 1/2 pound)
  • 2 cups frozen mixed broccoli, cauliflower and carrots
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine or chicken broth

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 450 degrees.
2. Place each frozen fish fillet on 12-inch square of aluminum foil. Top each fillet with 1 cup of the vegetables. Sprinkle with dill weed, salt and pepper. Pour 1 tablespoon wine over each. Fold up sides of foil to make tent; fold top edges over to seal. Fold in sides, making a packet; fold to seal.
3. Place packets on cookie sheet. Bake about 35 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and fish flakes easily with fork.

1 Serving: Calories 170 (Calories from fat 20); Fat 2g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 90mg; Sodium 460mg; Carbohydrate 7g (Dietary fiber 3g); Protein 24g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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Blueberry bran muffins

Old Phosphate Baking Powder tin
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Ingredients:
1/4 cup wheat bran
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons vegetable oil (you can use the same amount of applesauce if you want an even lower fat content)
1/4 cup boiling water
1/2 cup whole wheat or whole wheat blend flour
2 tablespoons quick oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 tablespoons fat-free cholesterol-free egg product or 1 egg white
1/3 cup fresh or frozen (thawed and well drained) blue berries

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray 6 medium muffin cups with cooking spray.
2. Stir bran, honey, oil/applesauce and water in medium bowl until blended. Let stand 2 minutes. Stir in flour, oats, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and egg product until just moistened. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
3. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

1 Muffin: Calories 100 (Calories from fat 20); Fat 2g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 190mg; Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary fiber 3g); Protein 3g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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Black bean-pasta cancun

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This recipe is great with some grilled chicken, too!

Ingredients:
1 cups uncooked radiatore pasta (4 ounces)
1 can (14.5oz) tomatoes with chili spices
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 teaspoon grated lime peel
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 bell pepper, cut into small strips
2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
2 lime wedges
Cilantro leaves, if desired

Directions:
1. Cook pasta as directed on package. While pasta is cooking, heat tomatoes to boiling in 2-quart saucepan.
2. Drain pasta and stir in tomatoes with beans, lime peel, cumin and bell pepper; reduce heat to low. Cover and cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot. Garnish with sour cream, lime and cilantro. Squeeze lime over pasta.

1 Serving: Calories 370 (Calories from fat 35); Fat 4g (Saturated 1g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 640mg; Carbohydrate 77g (Dietary fiber 10g); Protein 17g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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Baked chicken and potato dinner

Roasted mini bell peppers stuffed with spinach...
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A tip for this recipe: Cleanup is carefree if you line the baking dish with aluminum foil before spraying with cooking spray. Now cleanup means tossing out of the foil!

Ingredients:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1/2 pound)
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard (I’ve used regular yellow AND stone ground before and it turns out just as well)
1/2 cup reduced fat or original Bisquick
3/4 pound small red potatoes, cut into fourths
1 small red or green bell pepper, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 small onion, cut into 8 wedges
cooking spray
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese, if desired
1/2 teaspoon paprika

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray baking dish, with cooking spray.
2. Brush chicken with 1 tablespoon of the mustard, then coat with Bisquick. Place in center of pan; brush vegetables with remaining mustard. Spray chicken and vegetables with cooking spray; sprinkle evenly with cheese and paprika.
3. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, stirring vegetables after 20 minutes, until potatoes are tender and juice of chicken is no longer pink when centers of thickest pieces are cut.

1 Serving: Calories 420 (Calories from fat 65); Fat 7g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 75mg; Sodium 780mg; Carbohydrate 61g (Dietary fiber 5g); Protein 34g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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Southwestern corn salad

Cucumber, Celery & Apple
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Ingredients:
3/4 cup spicy reduced-sodium vegetable juice
1/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1.5 cups frozen corn
1 small zucchini, cut into quarter inch sticks (1/2 cup)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 lettuce leaves, if desired
juice from 1/2 lime (about 2 teaspoons)

Directions:
1. Heat vegetable juice, chili powder and cumin in 1.5 quart saucepan to biling. Stir in corn and zucchini. Cover and cook over medium heat 3 to 5 minutes stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender. Stir in salt.
2. Cover and refrigerate about 2 hours or until chilled. Serve salad on lettuce leaves. Drizzle with lime juice.

1 Serving: Calories 130 (Calories from fat 10); Fat 1g (Saturated 0g); Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 320mg; Carbohydrate 29g (Dietary fiber 4g); Protein 5g

Recipe provided by Betty Crocker

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Peach Oven Pancake

BETTY CROCKER COOK BOOK
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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup low-fat milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vanilla yogurt
  • 2 medium fresh peaches, peeled and sliced or 2 cups frozen sliced peaches, thawed and drained
  • 2 tablespoons hig-fiber cereal, crushed, if desired

Directions:1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Spray round nonstick baking pan, 8×1.5 inches, with cooking spray. Heat pan in oven.2. Beat flour, sugar, salt, milk and eggs with hand beater until smooth. Pour into hot pan.3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until puffed and browned on edges. Immediately spoon yogurt and peaches into sunked pancake center; sprinkle with cereal. Serve warm.1 Serving: Calories 305 (Calories from fat 65); Fat 7g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 215mg; Sodium 410mg; Carbohydrates 51g (Dietary fiber 4g); Protein 14gRecipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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Perfect Pasta Tips

Pasta Experiment, a.k.a. Kitchen Therapy
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A break in the recipes today to share some Betty Crocker perfect pasta tips!

  • Use 2 ounces of dried pata or 3 ounces refrigerated pasta for each serving. Fresh pasta cooks in about 1/4 the time of dried pasta, but cooking times will cary according to the shape.
  • Measure 4 ounces of spaghetti (the perfect amount for two) easily by making a circle with your thumb and index finger the size of a quarter and filling it with pasta.
  • Choose a 3-quart saucepan or larger for cooking pasta for two so the pasta can move freely in the boiling water during cooking.
  • Begin with cold water andadd 1.5 teaspoons salt for every 2 quarts of water. Bring the water to a full boil befor eadding pasta. It should remain boiling during the entire cooking time.
  • Find the best sauce for the box of pasta that’s already in your pantry, follow this handy mix-and-match guide
    • Long thing or wide pasta (capellini, fettuccine, linguine, spaghetti, vermicelli) – choose smooth, thin sauces or thosewith very finely chopped ingredients. They will cling better to the large surface area of these pasta shapes.
    • Short, wide and sturdy pastas (mostaccioli, penne, rigatoni, rotelle, rotini, ziti) – select chunky or heavy sauces. These pasta shapes are strong enouch to hold up to larger pieces of ingredients.
    • Pastas with crevices and hollow areas (cavatappi, farfalle, fusilli, radiatore, gemelli, shells) – try sauces with small pieces of meat and vegetables that can be captured in the hollow areas of these pasta shapes.
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Bean Soup

Assorted spices atop 1/2 cup extra hot chili p...
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Ingredients:
1 can (14.5oz) chicken or vegetable broth
1 can (15oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1 jalapeno chili, finely chopped
1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1 small carrot, sliced (1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons tequila, if desired (dry sherry can also be used)
1/4 cup diced

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Fruit Cobblers

Custard in a glass bowl.
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Ingredients:
1 cup pie filling (apple, peach, cherry or blueberry)
1/2 cup Original Bisquick
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon butter or margerine, softened

Directions:
1. Heat oven to 400 degrees. Divide pie filling between 2 ungreased 10-ounce custard cups.
2. Stir remaining ingredients until soft dough forms. Spoon half of dough onto pie filling in each custard cup. Sprinkle with additional sugar if desired.
3. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until topping is light brown.

1 Serving: Calories 300 (Calories from Fat 55); Fat 6g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 450mg; Carbohydrate 60g (Dietary fiber 2g); Protein 3g

Recipe courtesy of Betty Crocker

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