5 Layer Fiesta Roll Ups

Looking for an easy snack or appetizer to make for your next get together? Here you go! Ditch the traditional 7 layered dip and get creative with these tasty bites! They have all the of same ingredients as your favorite layered dip except this is bite-sized and it can be on-the-go. You can also add as many different “layers” as you would like–just remember it may get tricky if you add too many more toppings when rolling your tortillas up. These take only a few minutes to assemble and when they are finished they look amazing!

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5 Layer Fiesta Roll Ups

5 Layer Fiesta Roll Ups

This is a unique twist of the traditional 7 layer dip in a delicious bite!

Ingredients

8 spinach tortillas ( you can also whole regular)

1 can of refried beans

1 cup Pico de gallo

1 cup shredded mexican cheese

1 cup whole corn

1 cup black olives

Instructions

  1. Place tortillas on a hard surface. Spoon about 1 tablespoon of re-fried beans to each tortilla. Spread evenly to ensure whole tortilla is covered. Repeat with every tortilla, then sprinkle tortilla with about 1 tablespoon of pico de gallo, shredded cheese, corn, and black olives. Roll tortilla tight to make sure everything stays inside. Wrap up rolled stuffed tortilla with either foil or plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for about 20-30minutes. This will make everything stay together when you cut it into pieces.
  2. Unwrap tortilla and slice into about 1/2 inch slices with a serrated knife. Serve with guacamole, salsa, and sour cream. Enjoy
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/04/5-layer-fiesta-roll-ups/

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Taco Lettuce Wraps

I can eat tacos just about any night of the week..however that can’t happen but these definitely can suffice my taco cravings! They are also very simple and easy to make.

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Taco Lettuce Wraps

Serving Size: 8-10

Taco Lettuce Wraps

Taco Tuesday's just got better with these!

Ingredients

1 lb of ground turkey meat (or ground beef)

Olive oil; a drizzle

1/4 cup white onions; chopped

Homemade Taco Seasoning:

2 tsp hot chili powder

1 1/2 tsp paprika

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp ground cumin

1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)

1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional)

8 romaine lettuce leafs

You favorite toppings (I used cheese avocado, and cherry tomatoes)

Instructions

  1. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Drizzle olive oil and add chopped onions. Sautee for 3 minutes until light brown. Add in ground turkey and all of the seasonings. Stir constantly until the meat is fully cooked (about 10 minutes).
  2. Once cooked and cooled, spoon in taco meat into lettuce leafs. Top with your favorite toppings (guacamole, salsa, sour cream, pico de gallo, cheese)
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2016/03/taco-lettuce-wraps/

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Semi-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Hormel Foods so graciously sent me samples of their All-Natural Baked Ham lunch meat and my first thought was to of course make a sandwich..Even better–a grilled cheese ham sandwich! It’s so simple, basic, and good! It’s semi-grilled because I wanted my cheese to be almost melted but not quite…the ham is a bit warm and the bread is toasted with a lite buttery crunch to it. I used Sargento colby-jack cheese because I love the way it melts to a creamy consistency. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

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Semi-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Semi-Grilled Ham & Cheese Sandwich

Buttery toasted bread with melted cheese and baked ham make the perfect snack or lunch!

Ingredients

4 slices of whole wheat bread

4 tsp butter

8 slices of Sargento Colby-Jack sliced cheese

8 slices of Hormel baked sliced ham

Instructions

  1. Heat a frying pan to medium heat. Butter each slice of bread with one tsp of butter per slice. Place on frying pan and fold each slice of cheese in half. Place 2 of the halves of cheese on each slice of bread (there should be 2 slices of cheese per slice).
  2. Fold each ham slice in half and place on cheese. Let sit for about 1 minute then place one of the slices of bread with cheese on ham on the other (there should be 2 sandwiches). Flip to make sure the bread is not burning. Then press the sandwich with a spatula to ensure the ham and cheese are melting.
  3. Let sit for another 2 minutes just until the bread looks golden brown and toasted. The cheese will almost be melted. Remove from pan and slice in half. Enjoy this classic favorite!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2015/12/semi-grilled-ham-cheese-sandwich/

Brie & Prosciutto Pizza

I love pizza and sometimes I forget how simple and easy it is to make at home! I think the Trader Joe’s pizza dough is the best because it’s pre-made and they always make my pizza’s turn out perfect….It also saves a ton of time. Prosciutto, pesto, and and Brie cheese pair perfectly together especially on a pizza…it’s the perfect bite!

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Brie and Prosciutto Pizza

Ingredients

1 package of Trader Joe's whole wheat pizza crust

1/4 cup pesto sauce

1/4 cup brie cheese; cubed and skin removed

1/4 cup red onions; sliced and then cut in half

1/4 cup fresh spinach

1/4 tsp crushed red chili flakes

6 slices of prosciutto; torn into pieces

Instructions

  1. Follow the steps on the packaging for the pizza dough. I lightly floured the counter surface and dough ball, and let the dough rest for 20 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 450 degrees F. I floured a baking sheet and stretched the dough into a rectangular shape.
  2. With a spoon, spread the pesto sauce evenly onto the whole pizza. Top with brie cheese, onions, spinach, and crushed red chili flakes. Brush the edge of the crust with olive oil to get a golden brown crust.
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown. Once baked and fully cooked, let cool for 5-10 minutes. Top with prosciutto and slice into square pieces. Enjoy!
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2015/10/brie-prosciutto-pizza/

Mini Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Cups

Well….this may be the easiest dinner I have whipped up. I had leftover wonton wrappers from my Baked Crab Rangoon recipe so I used the leftover wrappers to make these little cuties! You can also enjoy these with meat such as ground beef or sausage! Just add it to the ricotta filling and you have yourself a nice wholesome meal.

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Mini Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Cups

Mini Spinach and Ricotta Lasagna Cups

This is everything you want in a lasagna, except it is in a mini version. Every bite is cheesy and filled with lasagna goodness.

Ingredients

24 wonton wrappers

4 cups of fresh spinach (about 1 bag)

3 tsp extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup ricotta

1 cup of fresh marinara sauce

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

2 cloves of fresh garlic; chopped

1 cup of shredded mozarella cheese

5 leaves of fresh sliced basil (to garnish)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a medium sauce pan sautee spinach by adding olive oil, garlic, and spinach. Sautee until spinach is wilted. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a cupcake pan, spray the bottoms with cooking spray, then add wrappers accordingly.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix in the cooked spinach and ricotta. Then add salt and pepper to taste. With teasoon, spoon in about 1 tablespoon of ricotta filling to the wrappers. Then top with about 1 tablespoon of marinara sauce, then sprinkle with mozarella cheese (about another tablespoon). Repeat until you are out of ingridients.
  4. Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until cheese if completely melted and bubbly. Sprinkle with freshly sliced basil and enjoy these cuties! 🙂
http://kathrynskitchenblog.com/2015/06/mini-spinach-and-ricotta-lasagna-cups/

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