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- 1 Amazing 5 Makinglifebetter Com Recipes
- 2 1. Homemade Secret Ingredient Pasta Sauce
- 3 2. Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
- 4 3. Oven Roasted Vegetables
- 5 4. Perfect Roasted Chicken
- 6 5. Baked Apple and Sweet Potato Casserole
- 7 The Bottom Line
Amazing 5 Makinglifebetter Com Recipes
1. Homemade Secret Ingredient Pasta Sauce
Use only one-third of the sugar and no onions or garlic to make this flavorful “Secret Ingredient” sauce. Your family will never know that you’re using canned tomatoes,
but they’ll love the wonderful flavor that comes from combining ingredients like ketchup and mayonnaise!
- 1 can (28 oz.) Italian-style diced tomatoes
- 1 cup ketchup
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally.
2. Remove from heat; let cool 5 minutes, then serve with your favorite pasta. If it’s too thick for your liking, add a little water to thin it out.
2. Creamy Mashed Potatoes Recipe
The best-mashed potatoes are made with sweet potatoes and make a delicious side! This recipe is so easy you may never use canned whipped potatoes again!
It’s a healthier alternative to traditional mashed potato recipes, so send it to your family members or friends who would love it, too.
You can add or omit ingredients based on taste-try mustard instead of horseradish if you’d like an interesting twist on the classic holiday treat.
- 2 lbs. sweet potatoes (about 3 medium), peeled, cut into 2-inch pieces, boiled until very tender, and drained well
- 4 tbsp. butter softened (1/2 stick)
- 1/2 cup yogurt (not nonfat)
- 1/2 cup milk (use low-fat if desired)
- 1 1/2 tsp. horseradish
- Kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
1. Steam the potatoes until tender and mash flaky. (A food processor is the quickest way to get a smooth consistency.)
Cool slightly, then add the butter and yogurt and mash to combine. Slowly add milk, horseradish, salt, and pepper until combined. Serve hot for the best flavor.
3. Oven Roasted Vegetables
This is a delicious, easy-to-make roasted veggie dish. This “Oven Roasted Vegetables” recipe is vegan and gluten-free!
- 3/4 cup olive oil, plus 1 tablespoon
- 1 bunch of broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces. (Don’t use the stems.)
- 1 red bell pepper, diced into bite-sized pieces (use something else if you don’t like spicy food. The red and yellow colors are beautiful, though, and the milder flavor is great in cold dishes.)
- 1 medium onion, sliced into thin rings
1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Combine broccoli, bell pepper, and onion into a large bowl. Toss with 3/4 cup of olive oil, then spread onto a baking sheet covered with aluminum foil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Cook for about 20 minutes until vegetables are tender but not browned and crisp on the edges.
3. Remove from oven and serve hot.
4. Perfect Roasted Chicken
This is a really simple way to make a turkey dinner special. It’s a healthy recipe that’s surprisingly low in calories.
Take the measurements I’ve given you and do some experimenting with your favorite herbs and seasonings to create your family’s very own special “Perfect Roasted Chicken” recipe.
Be sure to use a good quality cooking oil, like extra virgin olive oil, which has a rich flavor and can be used for salad dressings after the holidays.
- 2 tbsp. salt (add more or less to taste)
- 3/4 tsp. pepper
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Rinse chicken; pat dry with paper towels. Place chicken in a roasting pan, breast side up.
2. Combine the salt and pepper, then sprinkle the mixture all over the top and sides of the chicken. Cover with foil and bake 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours or until juices run clear when a knife is inserted in the thigh. Remove from oven; let rest 10-15 minutes before carving.
5. Baked Apple and Sweet Potato Casserole
This dish is like a sweet and spicy cornbread stuffing. It’s the perfect side for Thanksgiving dinner or a baked chicken.
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp. salt (add more or less to taste)
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
- 1 egg, slightly beaten
- 3 cups cooked sweet potatoes (or 1 10 oz can)
2 large tart apples (use Granny Smith or another tart green apple)
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray and set aside. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the melted butter with the remaining ingredients, including crispy cornflake crumbs if desired. Stir until well combined.
2. Spread the mixture into the bottom of the casserole dish covered with foil. Cut sweet potatoes and apples into bite-sized pieces.
Top with apples then bakes for 30 minutes in the oven, or until heated through and slightly browned at the edges.
The Bottom Line
Making life better Com Recipes, Using at least one low-sugar, high-protein, and high-fiber food is essential for a healthy diet.
If you want to avoid all carbs, you shouldn’t eat potatoes if you can’t stand the taste of the ingredients in the recipe. However, if the formula does not contain any ingredients you don’t like, feel free to use it.