A Quick Dinner Your Children Will Love
A one-dish meal is just the answer for a fast, easy family dinner that the kids can help put together on busy school nights. This recipe, provided by the Family Nutrition Program at Kansas State University Research and Extension, makes 6 (3/4 cup) servings. Ingredients:
8 flour tortillas (6- to 8-inch size)
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) tomato soup
1 cup chunky salsa or picante sauce
1/2 cup low-fat milk
2 cups cubed cooked chicken or turkey
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (save back 1/2 cup for topping)
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
2. Lightly coat a 2-quart baking dish with cooking spray.
3. Cut or tear tortillas into 1-inch pieces.
4. In a large mixing bowl, combine tortillas, soup, salsa, milk, chicken and 1/2 cup cheese.
5. Bake for 30 minutes or until hot. Remove from oven and sprinkle with remaining cheese.
Per serving: 47g carbohydrates; 2g dietary fiber; 25g protein; 15g of fat (6 grams saturated); 55mg cholesterol; 1060mg sodium; 430 calories,
Use hot, soapy water to wash counters or cutting board carefully before sectioning the tortillas. Then clean work surfaces often to remove food particles and spills. Keep non-food items such as book bags, newspapers and magazines off the counter and away from food and utensils.
A one-dish meal means less mess and more variety. Substitutions are possible with this recipe from top to bottom. Out of flour tortillas? Try using corn tortillas for a different texture and taste. A creamier dish will result if you use a creamed soup instead of tomato soup.
If the chicken was on sale, you also can cook the extra pieces, de- bone and freeze in one-cup portions to use in other recipes. Extra grated cheese will freeze well, too, and won't mold as it does in the refrigerator.