Appetizers

Baked Goat Cheese and Tomato Dip

Today I'm sharing a recipe for a great dip that can be whipped up in no time and is perfect for any party coming your way. It is baked but would be delicious hot or at room temperature (but not cold.) I love the tanginess of the goat cheese with the sweetness of the tomatoes (made a little sweeter by the addition of the tiniest pinch of sugar - you'd be amazed what a pinch of sugar will do for tomatoes!) I served this with cut up veggies and crackers but would gladly eat it with a s

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1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 T. tomato paste
1/4 t. crushed red pepper
1/4 t. sugar
1 (14 1/2 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
1/4 c. julienned sun dried tomatoes (found in the produce section - not the ones packed in oil)
1/4 c. basil, chopped
1 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
8 oz. goat cheese at room temperature
8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese at room temperature
Veggies and crackers for serving
Preheat the oven to 350. Spray an 8X8 baking dish with cooking spray and set aside. Add the oil to a medium skillet and heat over medium heat until hot. Add the onion and saute until tender, about 5...
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Nutritions

Calories
207

Sodium
507mg
21% DV

Fat
12g
19% DV

Protein
10g
21% DV

Carbs
14g
4% DV

Fiber
2g
9% DV

Comfort food at its best! The ultimate Cheesy Chicken and Broccoli Casserole with Rice is made from scratch with simple, wholesome ingredients. The flavorful rice, vegetables, and chicken come together in a creamy sauce with a buttery Ritz cracker topping. Add a salad and corn muffins or biscuits for a hearty, family-friendly dinner any night of the week!

3/4 c salted butter
1 onion
4 cloves garlic
1/2 c all purpose flour
3 c low sodium chicken broth
12 oz cream cheese
2 t fresh thyme
1 t fresh rosemary
1 T Dijon mustard
1 1/2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper
4 c cooked shredded chicken
4 c cooked long grain white rice
4 c frozen baby broccoli florets
2 c coarsely crushed Ritz crackers ( mixed with 2 T melted butter )
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  • Preheat oven to 350° F . Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In a large Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is...
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Nutritions

Calories
1348

Sodium
1443mg
60% DV

Fat
59g
91% DV

Protein
56g
113% DV

Carbs
141g
48% DV

Fiber
7g
31% DV