Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Easy Baked Ziti and Cheddar Cheese Pull Apart Rolls

Here are two tried & true recipes that were huge, and I mean HUGE, 
hits in my home for dinner last night....

All I heard coming from the table was "mmmmmm, this is so good," and "oh my gosh, I love this!"  Isn't that what every cook wants to hear!  Every single plate was clean as a whistle.  I mean clean!  If you are looking for a crowd pleasing meal, I highly recommend these two recipes!   

First recipe, Easy Baked Ziti from The Country Cook!  This recipe was so simple to make, so darn good.  Brandie (The Country Cook) never fails to deliver delicious recipes that are quick and easy!   This is another recipe I will be saving and making time and time again.   

Easy Baked Ziti 

  • 1 pound box penne pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 jar garlic alfredo sauce (16 oz)
  • 2 jars or cans (26 oz) of your favorite spaghetti sauce 
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese 
I followed the recipe as directed, using the same Alfredo and spaghetti sauce as The Country Cook.   The only ingredient I did not add was onion - but only because I didn't have one.  Next time I make this (which will be soon), I'll be adding onion.  I also sprinkled a little sweet basil on top of the mozzarella after baking.  

Head on over to The Country Cook for the full recipe, your family and friends will thank you!


Next recipe...Easy Cheesy Pull Apart Rolls from Family Fresh Meals!  Corey from Family Fresh Meals was not kidding when she said it was easy!  Only a 5 minute prep...pop them in the oven and they are ready in under 20 minutes from start to finish!   These rolls were devoured!  Devoured.

Cheddar Pull Apart Roll (Easy Cheesy Pull Apart Rolls)

  • 12 oz roll of refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, diced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
I only made a few changes to the recipe, using what I had in the house.  I used Pillsburry Grands Homestyle Buttermilk Biscuits - 8 Big Biscuits and cut them in fourths.  I was able to make 10 large rolls, placing 3 "chunks" of dough mixture in each muffin cup (regular size muffin tin).  After filling 10 muffin cups, I had two chucks of dough left over, so I made another roll that was a little smaller.  I didn't have fresh parsley, so I sprinkled on some dry parsley from my spice rack.  Next time I make these, I'll be using fresh parsley!  Yum!  

Head over to Family Fresh Meals for the full's awesome!  

UPDATE:  I made the rolls again, this time with fresh parsley - deee-lish!  I served them with the tried and true recipe, Chicken Gloria Casserole

A big thank you to Brandie and Corey for two wonderful recipes!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  


Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...


Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

YUmmo, heading over to check them out.

Heather @ The Beating Hearth said...

Ohhh, I am sure these would be major hits at my house.

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

Oh yes please! I pinned both of these. Looks like something we both would like! Dinner is served!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

This looks like a truly amazing meal... have printed out the recipe to try!

Sargento said...

Wow, your recipe is simply awesome. Can't wait to try this, delicious recipe that everybody will love. Thanks for sharing !