Easy Chicken & Cheese Quesadillas

Cook time:
  • Soft Tortillas – 1 or 2 packages depending on the size of your family
  • Chicken – 2 to 3 skinless, boneless breast is best
  • ⅔ cup Chicken Broth
  • Taco Seasoning
  • Cheese – whatever kind you like
  • Serve with salsa & sour cream
  1. Cut chicken breast into small pieces.
  2. Cook on the stovetop over medium heat until done.
  3. Add seasoning and ⅔ cup of chicken stock, bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and simmer until reduced.
  4. Preheat Quesadilla maker.
  5. Assemble Quesadillas, add plenty of cheese and chicken.
  6. Cook until cheese is melted and tortillas are browned.
Stovetop Method
  1. Assemble quesadillas, place in a hot skillet and add a heavy skillet or lid to the top
  2. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown, flip and continue cooking on the other side.


Recipe submitted by Dotty C.


Hot Reuben Dip


  • 1 (8 oz) package of cream cheese, softened
  • 8 oz of deli corned beef, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup Swiss cheese
  • ½ cup sauerkraut, well drained
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup Thousand Island dressing
  • Triscuit crackers or rye chips, for serving


  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, (except crackers or chips).
  2. To make in the oven, preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat pie plate with non-stick spray. Spread mix into prepared pie plate and bake until hot and bubbly, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  3. To make on the stove top, combine ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  4. To make in a crock pot, combine all ingredients into the slow cooker. Heat on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours or LOW for 4 to 6 hours.



Submitted by Dotty C.

Cheddar Ham Soup


  • 2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
  • 2 cups water
  • ½ cup carrots
  • ¼ cup chopped onions
  • ¼ cup butter, cubed
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar
  • 1 ½ cups cubed cooked ham
  • 1 cup peas, thawed


  1. In a large pot, combine potatoes, water, carrots, and onions. Boil. Reduce heat, then cover and cook for 10 – 15 minutes until tender.
  2. In another pan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Gradually add milk, salt, and pepper. Bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Stir cheese into butter mixture until melted. Then stir into undrained potato mixture. Add peas and ham. Serve warm.

cheddar soup

Recipe submitted by Jillian B.

Famous Queso Dip

Servings: 10
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes


  • 16 oz package of Velveeta cheese, cut into ½ inch cubes
  • 1 can of RoTel Original Diced Tomatoes & Green Chiles


Melt cheese in sauce pan over medium heat. Stir frequently, about 5 minutes until mixture is blended. Add RoTel tomatoes & green chiles as cheese is melting.

Serve hot with tortilla chips, crackers or fresh vegetables.

Recipe submitted by Lynsley H.

Feisty Penne

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • Penne pasta
  • Salt
  • Olive oil
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • Garlic
  • Red chili flakes
  • Vodka
  • Whipping cream
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Parsley


  1. In a large pot, boil water with salt. Add pasta and reduce heat. Cook until penne is done to your liking. Drain and keep warm.
  2. While pasta is cooking, heat oil in pan with chili flakes and garlic. When you smell the aroma, add can of tomatoes and a splash of vodka. Cook on low heat until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Mash tomato mixture and add some whipping cream and parsley. Remove from heat.
  4. Add sauce and cheese to cooked pasta. Serve with warm garlic bread. Delicious!

Recipe submitted by Nina W.


Bacon Cheeseburger Tater Tot Casserole

Servings: 8
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 1.5 hours


  • 2 lbs. extra lean ground beef
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 large bag frozen tater tots
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
  • ½ lb bacon, cooked.
  • 3-4 green onions, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Press ground beef into 9×13 baking dish.
  2. In separate bowl, mix mushroom soup with ½ can of water until smooth.
  3. Pour evenly over the meat.
  4. Add the cheese. Spread tater tots evenly over the mixture to make a nice crusty top.
  5. Cover with foil and bake at 350 for one hour.
  6. Remove foil and bake for another 10-15 minutes until tots are golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and sprinkle with bacon and onions. Enjoy!

Recipe submitted by Emily K.

Three-Cheese Baked Mac

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups 2% millk
  • 1 Tbsp onion flakes
  • 2 tsp mustard powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 8 oz shredded Swiss cheese
  • 8 oz shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz shredded Gouda cheese


  1. Heat oven to 350. Coat a 2-quart broiler-safe dish with nonstick spray. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to boiling. Add penne; cook 11 minutes or per package directions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Sprinkle with flour and cook, whisking 1 minute. Whisk in milk, onion flakes, mustard powder, salt and cayenne. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer, whisking 3 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Toss cheeses together. Whisk 2 ½ cups of the cheese into the milk mixture until smooth. Stir sauce into pasta. Spoon half into prepared baking dish. Top with half of remaining cheese. Repeat layering, ending with cheese.
  4. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes. Increase heat to broil and broil for 3 minutes until bubbly and browned.

Recipe submitted by Nancy B.