Pizza Pasta

Pizza Pasta
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This sounds really good, and is an original recipe from a friend, I look forward to making this. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Pizza Pasta
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This sounds really good, and is an original recipe from a friend, I look forward to making this. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 220 C (425 F).
  2. Heat a pot of salted water to a boil, then add the pasta and cook that until just tender, drain well (let cool for a few minutes before adding to a Pyrex dish) pour into a 9x13 baking dish.
  3. While the water is heating for the pasta, heat a large non stick pan and add the sausage and break it with a spatula as you cook it, add some chopped up pepperoni slice if want and add to the pan as well, as much as you like. When cooked through, do not drain, just pour into the baking dish and mix with the pasta until "all the pasta is coated with the yummy meatiness." (Author's words, very cool!)
  4. Add the pasta sauce and mix together, now add the pizza cheese blend and mix that in. Once mixed, smooth out the top evenly, top with Mozzarella, then a layer of pepperoni slices.
  5. Bake until bubbly, about 25 to 30 minutes. Remove and let rest for a few minutes, you have a bubbly dish of cheese lava, you are just cooling it a bit before serving.
  6. Serve. Garlic bread would be a great side dish.
Recipe Notes

The sausage if you make yourself, about 45 Baht. The cheeses will cost about 175 Baht for the pizza cheese blend, and 140 Baht for the Mozzarella. For 6 servings, this is about $1.77 per serving.

Shortcuts: Italian Sausage, Pasta Sauce.

Variants: 1. Easy, anything you like on a pizza. The author, Amy, says diced green bell pepper and sliced mushrooms is a very good addition. 2. To make this leaner, use chicken sausage.

Original recipe and photo, provided by good friend, Amy Weckerly Shanks, and the original recipe is here.

Pork & Stuffing Casserole

Pork & Stuffing Casserole
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Sounds perfect, and two of the major ingredients can be made from shortcuts for cost savings, and in my opinion, better taste. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Pork & Stuffing Casserole
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Sounds perfect, and two of the major ingredients can be made from shortcuts for cost savings, and in my opinion, better taste. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Oil or butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Heat a splash of cooking oil in large non stick pan, season chops with salt and pepper as desired, browns chops on both sides, remove from pan and place in the baking dish.
  3. Prepare the boxed stuffing according to package or make from the shortcut. Spoon the stuffing over the chops.
  4. Mix together the milk and soup, pour over the top of the chops.
  5. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 1 hour. You can bake longer for increased tenderness if desired, the chops will remain moist.
  6. Remove the foil for the last 15 to 20 minutes of baking to nicely brown the top of the casserole.
  7. Serve.
Recipe Notes

I will price this when I get 4 pork chops again, for now I will say Low cost.

Shortcuts: Stove Top Stuffing, Condensed Cream of Mushroom Soup.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
United States.

Chicken & Dumpling Casserole II

Chicken & Dumpling Casserole II
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Sounds very good! On the to cook list for sure. I love a good casserole, and chicken, win win. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
35-45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
35-45 minutes
Chicken & Dumpling Casserole II
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Sounds very good! On the to cook list for sure. I love a good casserole, and chicken, win win. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
35-45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
35-45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. For the chicken, economical way is to use quarters, separated, about 6 to 8 cover with about 2 inches of water (any extra chicken after this, freeze and use in another recipe). Boil them up in large pot. Optional, to make a really good broth and juicy chicken, add Trinity (an onion, celery, and a carrot, all roughly chopped). Allow to cool to room temp, remove skin and bones (good dinner for your dog) and roughly chop the chicken. Stain the broth, measure out 2 cups for this recipe, put the rest in a jar and cover and place in your fridge for the next recipe.
  2. Preheat your oven to 200 C. Add the butte to a 9x13 baking dish and put in the oven while it is heating, remove the dish when the butter is melted, see, you just saved yourself a small sauce pan to wash.
  3. Remove dish from the oven and place the chopped chicken in the dish. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, milk, salt, and baking powder, pour this over the chicken in the dish but do not stir or mix in, think of this as a chicken cobbler.
  4. Same mixing bowl, mix together the soup and chicken broth you made, pour this over the casserole, but once again, do not stir or mix in.
  5. Bake uncovered for 35 to 45 minutes, done will be indicated by a nicely browned top and bubbling on the edges.
  6. Remove from oven and let rest for 5 minutes, serve, and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

I will state go with 1 kilo of chicken, cost for that would be about 70 Baht. Go a heavy handed with the chicken for 90 Baht, no one will complain. For 6 servings, this is about 45 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Condensed Cream of Chicken Soup.

This recipe for Chicken & Dumpling Casserole is from Veronica's Cornucopia.
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Old Fashioned Mac & Beef Casserole

Old Fashioned Mac & Beef Casserole
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Sounds like a good hearty meal. This dish can be changed in many ways to make it different each time. On the to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Old Fashioned Mac & Beef Casserole
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Sounds like a good hearty meal. This dish can be changed in many ways to make it different each time. On the to cook list.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
40-50 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Lightly grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter.
  2. In a pot of salted water, cook the macaroni to just tender, drain.
  3. In another pot, heat the butter then saute the garlic, thyme, jalapeno pepper, and paprika for about a minute, then add the onion and saute until just translucent.
  4. Add the ground beef and season with salt and both types of pepper. Cook until the beef is no longer pink and browned. Sprinkle in the flour and mix in and cook for another minute or two.
  5. Add the tomatoes and cook for a few minutes to soften them up then add the macaroni then the milk, stir and mix well, adjust salt and pepper to taste. Stir in half the cheeses.
  6. Pour into the prepared baking dish, top with remaining cheese. Bake uncovered for 20-30 minutes or until heated through and the top is starting to brown.
  7. Remove from oven, let rest for 5 minutes, serve.
Recipe Notes

For the beef figure about 150 Baht for 500 grams. For 6 servings, this is about 75 cents per serving.

Variants: 1. Change the cheese to Swiss or a 4 cheese blend. 2. Change the meat to ground chicken or ground pork. 3. Add chopped bell pepper. 4. Add sliced mushrooms. 5. Instead of baking, just prepare on the stove.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Beef, Potato & Tomato Casserole

Beef, Potato & Tomato Casserole
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This is an Arabic dish in origin, can be found in many cultures there including Lebanon and Syria. Sounds like a great dish for sure! On my to cook list. I am going to base this on a 8x8 baking dish for 4 servings. If you are looking to make a larger batch, think 7x11 or 9x13 dish.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Beef, Potato & Tomato Casserole
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This is an Arabic dish in origin, can be found in many cultures there including Lebanon and Syria. Sounds like a great dish for sure! On my to cook list. I am going to base this on a 8x8 baking dish for 4 servings. If you are looking to make a larger batch, think 7x11 or 9x13 dish.
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Beef Seasonings, optional and up to you
For Additional Layers, optional
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. Season the ground beef with salt and pepper as desired, as an option, mix in cilantro, garlic, or herbs of your choice. Make 4 patties with the beef and fry them in a hot skillet, flipping once, until nearly cooked through.
  3. Place the patties in a single layer in an 8x8 baking dish. On top of the beef, place the sliced potato, then the sliced onion.
  4. If you want to add options, such as mushrooms or bell peppers, or vegetables of your choice (sliced thin), in layers on top of the onion layer. Lastly, place a layer of tomato, always the top layer, as the juices run run down through the casserole.
  5. Pour in a cup of beef stock, or just water, season with salt and pepper to your liking, cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  6. Serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 150 Baht for the ground beef. For 4 servings, this is about $1.10 per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Breakfast Casserole II

Breakfast Casserole II
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Sounds really good, would be perfect when having house guests stay over. This is basically a make with what you have on hand recipe or if you do not like a particular ingredient, swap it out for something you like. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
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Sounds really good, would be perfect when having house guests stay over. This is basically a make with what you have on hand recipe or if you do not like a particular ingredient, swap it out for something you like. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
8 servings 10 minutes
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 190 C. Lightly butter a 9x13 baking dish.
  2. Spread out the has browns in an even layer in the baking dish, then spread out the spinach over the potatoes. Next spread out the onion, mushrooms, and bell pepper evenly in the dish.
  3. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the eggs and milk, stir in the garlic, salt and pepper as desired, then mix in the cheese. Pour mixture into the baking dish. Cover with foil and bake for 1 hour.
  4. Remove the dish from the oven, sprinkle on the diced tomato and jalapeno, place the avocado slices on the top.
  5. Serve.
Recipe Notes

The cheese is the only costly item used here, figure 170 Baht for the cheese. For 8 servings, this is about 63 cents per serving.

Shortcut: Hash Brown Potatoes.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Cajun Chicken

Cajun Chicken
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This sounds good. Chicken and sausage, what is not to love about this? This is a make with what you have, no quantities of ingredients given here. This is a truly make it your recipe. 4 servings is just stated as a starting point, test this out with a 8x8 baking dish and go from there. Link to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
1 hour
Cajun Chicken
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This sounds good. Chicken and sausage, what is not to love about this? This is a make with what you have, no quantities of ingredients given here. This is a truly make it your recipe. 4 servings is just stated as a starting point, test this out with a 8x8 baking dish and go from there. Link to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
1 hour
Servings
4 servings
Cook Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Get out a casserole dish or a baking dish.
  2. Place everything in a pot on the stove, even a good shaking of Cajun seasoning, except the chicken. Heat to just about a simmer for about 5 minutes then remove from heat.
  3. While the pot is heating, place the thighs in the baking dish. Sprinkle some Cajun seasoning to your desired taste on the thighs. Pour the sauce contents from the pot over the chicken.
  4. Bake for about an hour or until the chicken is chicken is cooked through.
  5. Serve with mashed or boiled potatoes and a vegetable.
Recipe Notes

Going with 4 chicken thighs for 4 servings, this probably less than 70 Baht. For 4 servings, this is about 52 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Cajun Seasoning, BBQ Sauce.

Provided by Mick at Mick's Feckin Cook Book and the link to this recipe is here.
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Sausage & Bean Casserole

Sausage & Bean Casserole
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This comes from a good friend and sounds delicious! I was hooked when sausage was mentioned. This a flexible recipe, if you don't have Spanish Chorizo, go with more pork sausage, don't have a yellow bell pepper but you have a green one, go with that, see, easy as that. On my to cook list. You can make the baked beans yourself but will another day to the process. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Sausage & Bean Casserole
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This comes from a good friend and sounds delicious! I was hooked when sausage was mentioned. This a flexible recipe, if you don't have Spanish Chorizo, go with more pork sausage, don't have a yellow bell pepper but you have a green one, go with that, see, easy as that. On my to cook list. You can make the baked beans yourself but will another day to the process. Link to the shortcut is listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
1 1/2 hours
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. In a large oven proof pot, heat the olive oil, when hot, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes then the celery and bell peppers and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring occasionally. Then add the sausages and cook for 5 minutes then stir in the garlic, paprika, cumin, and thyme.
  3. Add the wine, about a quarter bottle, tomatoes and beans. Stir, then cover and place in the oven for 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  4. Serve with mashed or boiled potatoes and a vegetable.
Recipe Notes

I cannot price this until I buy sausage again. I will base the price on pork sausage only and not chorizo. I will say fair value for now.

Shortcut: Baked Beans.

Provided by Mick at Mick's Feckin Cook Book and the link to this recipe is here.
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Hamburger Casserole III

Hamburger Casserole III
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Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Hamburger Casserole III
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Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4-6 servings 5 minutes
Cook Time
45 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C.
  2. In a small bowl, add the milk and bread crumbs and let them soak.
  3. In a large bowl, add the beef, salt, pepper, onion, egg, and bread crumb mixture, mix together with a large spoon or your hands.
  4. Add the meat mixture to a 9 inch pie dish, and pat down evenly. Bake for 30 minutes.
  5. While it is baking, cook your potatoes and prepare your mashed potatoes.
  6. When the meat has baked 30 minutes, remove it from the oven, very carefully pour off the fat from the dish, and wipe the pan side and bottom clean as well.
  7. Now top the meat with the mashed potatoes, spread evenly, sprinkle with cheese then sprinkle with paprika. Place back in the oven for about 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the potatoes heated through, serve.
Recipe Notes

Figure about 100 Baht/500 grams of beef and about 90 Baht for the cheese. For 4 servings, this is about $1.40 per serving.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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Tuna Casserole III

Tuna Casserole III
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I really like tuna casserole, and this version sounds really good. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Tuna Casserole III
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I really like tuna casserole, and this version sounds really good. On my to cook list. Links to the shortcuts are listed in the Recipe Notes section.
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6-8 servings 20 minutes
Cook Time
25-30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 C. Grease a 9x13 baking dish with butter.
  2. In a large (I may use a medium size pot for this) non stick pan melt the 1/4 cup of butter then add the onion, celery, bell pepper, and garlic for about 3 minutes, then sprinkle in the flour and mix and cook for another minute. Remove from heat.
  3. Slowly stir in the milk, then return to heat and stir until thickened and the mixture comes to a boil, season with salt and pepper to your liking, stir, then stir in the mushrooms, Cheddar cheese, and tuna, when mixed, add in the egg noodles and mix to combine.
  4. Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and smooth out, sprinkle on the breadcrumbs then Parmesan cheese, drizzle with the melted butter.
  5. Bake for 25-30 minutes, remove and let rest 5 minutes, serve.
Recipe Notes

The Cheddar cheese is the most expensive part here, for 2 cups, think about 180 Baht. For 6 servings, this is about 88 cents per serving.

Shortcuts: Tuna, Breadcrumbs.

Provided courtesy of good friend, Stephen Connell.
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