Recently on Betty Crocker: Freezer Burritos and Cheesy Brown Rice Broccoli Casserole

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Turkey and Bean Freezer Burritos

Turkey and Bean Freezer Burritos

Happy (late) Wednesday, frens!

How’s the spookiest week of the year going for you? My mom is in town all week! and we’ve been eating just a ton of delicious things and hanging out with Casper-man. It’s been pretty fun and super nice to have some extra hands and eyes around, especially since Sean has to go take a class in Seattle this week on some sort of “cold-weather-geo-dirt-civil-building-stuff” (technical terms, y’all) so he can snag jobs for his company in Alaska (no we are NOT moving to Alaska)…mostly it’s stuff I don’t 100% understand, except that he’ll be gone for 5 days and we’re totes gonna miss him. On Friday we plan on staying in and hopefully some Trick-or-Treaters will stop by because we are handing out full-size candy bars and I just don’t need that sort of temptation in my face after Halloween.

I’m just popping by to share two recent recipes up on Betty Crocker: Make-Ahead Turkey and Bean Freezer Burritos and Cheesy Brown Rice, Broccoli, and Chicken Casserole. Both are equally delicious in different ways. Sean’s a burrito guy through-and-through, so these were a huge hit in the house for quick lunches. The casserole took some talking up–since he thinks he doesn’t like casserole (he’s wrong, for the record) but the leftovers ended up being devoured within 2 days, so you be the judge. Click over for the details and recipe links below the photos!

Cheesy Brown Rice, Broccoli, and Chicken Casserole

Cheesy Brown Rice, Broccoli, and Chicken Casserole

Dinner-Time Favorites from Betty Crocker

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It’s no secret that I make a LOT of sweet treats on this blog, but truth-be-told, I make dinner several times a week and sometimes I love it even more than dessert.


Lately I’ve been cooking up a lot of savory fare for my friends at Betty Crocker and below are just a few of my favorites from the past few months. To all of my recipes for Betty Crocker, visit my Betty Blogger profile!

Beef Stroganoff Cup Pies–these little pies have all the things I love about beef stroganoff in a handy little pie. Sean took these to lunch every day the week I made them!

Lentil and White Bean Sloppy Joes–Anytime I have a craving for some nostalgic comfort food that can be made quickly, these meat-free sloppy joes happen.

Lighter Buffalo Chicken Salads–We love buffalo wings in our house and could eat them any day of the week. This salad combines the spicy goodness of one of our favorite bar-snacks with the fresh crunch of a salad.

Crunchy Italian Salad with Pita Croutons–if the above salad is any indication, we love a loaded-salad in this house. This one hits all the flavor and textural contrasts I look for in a meal: salty and sharp, sweet and tangy, crunchy, savory, crisp, fresh…it has it all!

Cowboy Spaghetti Bake–As a kid, my hands-down favorite meal was spaghetti. This version is decidedly western with chili powder, bacon, jalapenos, and a melty layer of cheddar.

Cheeseburger Skillet Fries–The day I made these skillet fries was a very good day…I mean, it’s everything you love about a burger and fries, but in a skillet.


Disclosure: I was compensated by Betty Crocker for the development of these recipes. As usual, all opinions are my own. 

Sweet Potato Chicken Hash

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This hash is inspired by a brunch I had a few years ago when I was visiting one of my best girlfriends, Amber, in NYC. She took me to Alice’s Teacup because it’s cute and charming…and I’m a sucker for cute and charming! I had the Scones Benedict but the part I remember the most was the potato-chicken hash on the side. It was such a surprise and so, so good.

I have been recreating this dish at home ever since and have swapped out the regular potatoes for sweet. Sometimes I use leftover roasted chicken for this, but in this case I used chicken thighs since I love ‘em. But chicken breast totally works as well. The chicken adds heartiness to this dish and makes it appropriate for any meal of the day. I put an egg on it, because most things benefit from a runny egg…and I know some of us are weirded out by eating chicken with eggs, but this dish may just turn it around for you. I mean I get it, the whole life cycle thing…but, really…you’re already eating chicken flesh and it’s embryo (YUCK, I know…punch me) in separate meals, so eating them together isn’t really that much of a stretch. Either way…don’t add an egg if it creeps you out, do yo’ thang girl (or boy).


Print Recipe

Sweet Potato Chicken Hash

Serves 2-3

I used a Cajun spice blend from Gustas Vitae* for this dish. I love the spicy-savory flavor with the sweet potato and hearty chicken…plus the magnetized container is cool and convenient. You can order their spice blend here, or concoct you own. In a pinch you could mix some paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, and thyme to make a similiar blend. 

2 boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into chunks (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 medium sweet potato, peeled and diced (about 2 cups)

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

pinch of salt

olive oil

parsley and fried egg for garnish if desired.

In a skillet heat about 2 teaspoons of olive oil over medium high. Toss the chicken with a pinch of salt and half of the cajun spice mix to coat. Add to the heated pan and cook until chicken is browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside. Add about 1 tablespoon more of olive oil, add the sweet potato, onion, remaining cajun seasoning and a pinch of salt. Cook until sweet potatoes and onions are browned and potatoes are tender. Add the chicken back to the pan and toss to combine. Top with parsley and a fried egg if desired. [/recipe]

*Full disclosure, Gustas Vitae provided me with a sample of their products to try out. I was not compensated for this post and, as always, all opinions are my own.