Hot Cheesy Artichoke and Spinach Dip

 

1 cup fresh mushrooms, minced
1 TB minced garlic
2 TB margarine

12 oz jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
10 oz frozen spinach, thawed
1 1/2 cups mayo
1 12 oz package of Kraft Expertly Paired Mozzarella and Parmesan shredded cheese
12 oz whipped cream cheese
1 jar black olives, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup Kraft mozzarella shredded cheese

Sautee mushrooms and garlic in margarine until fragrant and thickened.
Stir together remaining ingredients, except last cup of cheese.
Pour into 2 qt glass baking dish.
Top with last cup of cheese.
Bake at 350 until melted and bubbly- 20-30 mins.

Serve warm with crusty bread or crackers.
Or just eat it by the spoonful! 😛

Thanksgiving Broccoli Rice Casserole

2 cups instant rice

16 oz frozen broccoli, thawed and patted dry

1 jar Tostitos Cheese Sauce ( or 1 jar Cheese Whiz)

1 can cream of broccoli or celery soup

1/2 soup can milk

1/2 cup Velveeta shreds

1 small can water chestnuts, chipped fine

2 cups frozen onions and peppers

1 stick butter or margarine

 

Saute onions and peppers in butter.

Mix all ingredients well

Cook on low in crock pot for 4 hours.

Stir halfway through.

Mushroom Gratin

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about 1 lb of  leftover  slowcooker mushrooms

(many versions online, I used the one at Plain Chicken but subbed 1/2 cup reg  bottled Italian dressing instead of powdered)

1 cup cottage cheese

1 cup  shredded mozzarella cheese

Preheat oven to 350.

Chop mushrooms very fine in food processor.

Mix in cottage cheese and cheese, reserving enough cheese to sprinkle on top.

Pour into pie plate and sprinkle reserved cheese on top.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.

Doesn’t look very pretty, but tastes wonderful!

Veggie Cheesy Chowder

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1/2 head of cauliflower

2 broccoli heads

5 smallish potatoes, peeled

small bag of shredded carrots

1-2 cups milk

1 stick margarine

8 oz shredded cheese ( I use Touch of Philadelphia Shredded Three Cheese)

1/2 large block of Velveeta

 

 

Cut into small pieces and boil first 4 ingredients in large pot.

When  vegetables are tender add milk, margarine and cheeses (do not drain off water first)

Stir over low heat until blended.

Remove cup of hot liquid (no veggies) and add couple of large spoonfuls of flour or cornstarch, mixing well.

Return to pot and simmer until thick. Season with salt or favorite seasoning mix.