8 Recipes Better Than Take Out

Better Than Take Out: BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Pizza

Recipes filling, delicious and creative enough to give “restaurant quality” a run for its money!

 

General Tso’s Chicken & Ramen

Better Than Take Out: General Tso's Chicken & Ramen

You’ll be surprised how easy at-home general tso’s really is! Calling for the far-east flavor staples of soy sauce, hoisin sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil and ginger, chicken is tossed in cornstarch before being browned in a skillet. Add your sauce & simmer while you cook your noodles. Toss it all together and BAM – a great tasting dinner made with real ingredients in under 40 minutes!

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BBQ Chickpea & Cauliflower Pizza

Better Than Take Out: BBQ Cauliflower & Chickpea Pizza

While this recipe provides ingredients to make your own barbecue sauce from scratch, we’re quite sure a pre-made sauce would do great as well if you’re short on time! Made with a hearty combination of roasted cauliflower and saucy bbq chickpeas, this entirely vegan recipe will leave even the most serious of meat eaters satisfied.

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Spinach Dip Stuffed Meatballs

Better Than TakeOut: Spinach Dip Stuffed Meatballs

Oh what sweet magic is made when you combine spinach dip and meatballs! An enticing meatball recipe on its own, the simple yet tasty stuffing mix of cream cheese, spinach, garlic powder and mozzarella really makes this recipe extraordinary. As if spaghetti and meatballs weren’t amazing as it is – imagine anyone’s delight when they cut in to find an ooey-gooey cheesy center.

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Dump & Bake Chicken Tacos

Better Than Take Out: Dump & Bake Chicken Tacos

Use leftover or pre-cooked chicken and have these “crispy, creamy, zesty, and 100% kid-approved” tacos on the table in less than 20 minutes. All you need is taco shells, cooked & diced chicken, taco seasoning, refried beans, cheddar cheese and your favorite toppings. As if the on-hand ingredient list isnt good enough, this easy dinner recipe can be prepared in advance. Just assemble the tacos in your dish, cover, and stash in the refrigerator until you’re ready to bake the chicken tacos!

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Sriracha Sesame Noodles

Sriracha Sesame Noodles

Dinner in 15? Yes please! While ramen noodles might catch a bad wrap, the noodles themselves are a blank canvas for whatever flavors you’re in the mood for. For these basic sesame noodles you only need soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, vinegar, sriracha and dark brown sugar for a yummy dinner in minutes. The best part is you can easily stir in any proteins or veggies you want before topping with scallion, sesame seeds and some sriracha for a little kick!

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Jalapeño Popper Lasagna (In the Oven or a Mug)

Jalapeño Popper Lasagna

Could anything made with pasta, jalapeño, bacon, cream cheese and cheddar possibly be bad? So much “yum” could only be made better if it was layered on itself, so we did just that. Ready in 15-20 minutes in the oven or 10 minutes in a mug, you’ll be surprisingly stuffed after this lasagna!

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Chorizo & Black Bean Nachos

Better Than Take Out: Black Bean & Chorizo Nachos

There are few things better than gathering around a huge plate of nachos and devouring every last chip. This nacho recipe cuts no corners in piling chips high with chorizo, black beans, cheddar, lettuce, salsa, avocado, jalapeños and sour cream. With just 10 minutes needed to brown chorizo, cook the black beans, a few minutes to assemble your nachos and 10-12 minutes in the oven – these nachos are a win all around.

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Mediterranean Gyro Meatballs

Better Than Take Out: Meatball Gyros

A couple pitas, some shredded lettuce, little tomato, cucumber-yogurt sauce and these Mediterranean Gyro Meatballs are all you need to enjoy the flavors of Greece at home! It’s up to you whether you make your own tzatziki sauce, as it does come pre-made as a dressing, but the ingredients are provided should you choose to do so. The meatballs are easy – made with a pound of ground chuck meat, Italian breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Assemble your meatballs along a pita with a generous scoop of tzatziki and any other gyro fixings you love and kalí órexi!

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January 16, 2019