Crockpot Smoked Sausage and Veggies

1/2 of a 14 oz pkg Slovaceks Smoked Beef Sausage , chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
6 new potatoes, chopped
1/2 of 12 oz pkg mini carrots
3 celery stalks, chopped
1 tsp basil
1 tsp parsley
1 can French Onion soup
Worcestershire Sauce

Add all ingredients except soup to large crock pot.
Pour soup plus 1/2 can water over all.
Add Worcestershire on top ( I used quite a few shakes) and stir.
Cook on low for 6 hours

Many similiar recipes online, this is my version- husband approved!

Easy Scalloped Potatoes with Bell Peppers

2 cups frozen peppers and onions

1/2  cup margarine

1/2 cup sour cream

2 cans sliced new potatoes, drained

1 cup Velveeta shreds

1 cup mozzarella shreds

Microwave peppers and onions for 1 minute or so until defrosted.

Pat dry with paper towel.

Melt margarine in microwave.

Stir in sour cream and peppers to melted margarine, blending well.

Layer one can of potatoes in glass casserole dish, topping  with 1/2 of above melted mixture.

Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of each cheese.

Layer next can of potatoes, topping with remaining melted ingredients, then both cheeses.

Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

Potato Pepper Nachos

potato pepper nachos

2 large potatoes,  scrubbed clean and sliced into 1/4 inch rounds

Vegetable oil, enough to coat potato rounds

About 2 cups frozen bell peppers, sauteed in butter until soft

About 1 1/2 cups grated cheese  (I used Velveeta)

Preheat oven to 400.

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Spray baking sheet with vegetable oil spray.

Place potato rounds in bowl, drizzle with vegetable oil and coat evenly.

Layer rounds on baking sheet in single layer.

Top with favorite seasonings (I used McCormick Perfect Pinch Roasted Garlic and Bell Pepper)

Bake at 400 for 40 minutes, flipping over halfway through.

Turn off oven and remove baking sheet.

Top rounds with shredded cheese and sauteed bell peppers and return to oven for a few minutes to melt cheese.

I did not measure anything exactly, this is a  very forgiving recipe. You can add/take away ingredients to your hearts content!

Cheesy Asparagus with Potatoes and Rice

Cheesy Asparagus Rice

1 cup frozen mixed peppers and onions

1 stick butter (or margarine)

12 oz frozen small hashbrown potatoes, microwaved until thawed

1 can cream of broccoli soup

1/2 can petite diced tomatoes, drained well

1 can or jar of asparagus, drained and chopped into small pieces

4 oz velveeta cheese

1 cup instant rice, cooked

 

Saute the peppers and onions in melted butter. Add thawed potatoes and simmer until thick and translucent. Add soup, tomatoes, asparagus, cheese and rice.

Mix well and pour into casserole dish.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes.  Stir and serve.

This is another basic “everything but the kitchen sink” recipe. Black olives or water chestnuts would also be good to add.Cream of anything soup could be substituted. Different types of shredded cheese could be used.

I love recipes that can be added to or taken from, depending on your personal taste. This one is very similar to my other asparagus recipe. I just wanted to post it to show other possibilities.

And bonus points for using a glass jar of asparagus- it had a neat shape and I will be making some sort of candle holder with it!