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Want an easy comfort-food recipe that takes only 30-minutes from start to finish? Try this delicious Mac and Cheese Spaghetti with Bacon and Peas smothered in a creamy, cheddar cheese sauce. Easy recipe, simple ingredients, satisfying meal made in minutes that a whole family will love!

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Sharp cheddar cheese and bacon give the sauce the most delicious flavor, and with the spaghetti and the peas it’s a truly winning combination:

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BACON LOVERS – there are lots of bacon in this mac and cheese – this recipe is for you!

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Just take a look at this saucy goodness:

spaghetti pasta with cheddar cheese, bacon, and peas

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And, here are the changes I made to the original BHG recipe:

1) I omitted the first 3 ingredients that make the bread crumbs topping. I didn’t really want to fiddle with the bread crumbs, so I excluded them altogether.

2) I doubled (or tripled) Dijon style mustard. The recipe calls for 1 teaspoon – I used 1 tablespoon and more! Don’t be afraid to use up to 2 tablespoons of mustard in this recipe.

3) The recipe calls for proscuitto and lists it as an optional ingredient. I used LOTS of cooked bacon instead: 10 slices of cooked bacon, chopped. Definitely not an optional ingredient!

4) I used gluten free spaghetti – use any type of spaghetti you like: gluten free, or multigrain, or whole wheat, or regular spaghetti.

5) VERY IMPORTANT TIP ABOUT MELTING THE CHEDDAR CHEESE IN THE SAUCE, TO AVOID CLUMPS: to make the sauce bring the pasta water to boil (or use half and half) and add the cheese to the boiling water and stir until the cheese melts, to avoid clumps. When you add the spaghetti to the sauce, the sauce might clump up – don’t worry – bring the cheese sauce with the spaghetti in it to boil again, add a little bit more pasta water (or half and half), and keep stirring the spaghetti and the sauce together until clumps begin to melt and disappear. Then, reduce the heat to simmer and continue stirring the sauce with spaghetti until all clumps dissolve. In other words, to fix the clump situation or avoid the clumps, make sure to bring everything to boil to melt the clumps (even after they form) and keep stirring the sauce with pasta in it for smooth texture.


If you’re craving lighter fare during this holiday season – this Pasta with Mushrooms and Spinach is a perfect dinner that will keep you satisfied without being too heavy! It’s very easy to make, low in calories and low in fat, yet super delicious and very comforting! This pasta dish is packed with veggies and can be easily made gluten free by using gluten free pasta! It’s great as-is, as a meatless recipe, or if you want some protein, just add grilled chicken breast!

Spinach Mushroom Pasta

This recipe uses very few basic ingredients and it takes about 20 minutes to make! Such an easy recipe: just cook the pasta, cook the veggies, combine everything together, and add some Parmesan cheese while the pasta is still hot. Couldn’t wish for anything better when the recipe is that easy!

Spinach Mushroom Pasta

Spinach Mushroom Pasta

I loved the addition of fresh thyme! It makes everything better – don’t skimp on thyme and add more than the recipe calls for!

Spinach Mushroom Pasta

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And, here are the changes I made to the original BHG recipe:

1) The recipe calls for dried farfalle (bow-tie pasta) – I used penne pasta instead – not a big change at all. I just used what I had on hand.

2) The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese – I doubled the cheese, using 1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan cheese.

3) I added more fresh thyme – it’s so good!

4) You can easily make this recipe gluten free by using gluten free pasta. All the other ingredients are already gluten free! Very easy!


These recipes are more than just chips and cheese. Celebrate National Nacho Day with gourmet nacho recipes — complete with toppings like sweet potatoes, cheese steak, and marshmallow sauce. Take your pick!

Grilled to perfection. Pinch of Yum‘s Healthy Grilled Sweet Potato Nachos are filling enough to eat as a meal (despite the lack of meat). To make these as healthy as can be, skimp on the chips and load on the veggies!

Meat lovers’ dream. The Recipe Rebel‘s so-easy, super-filling BBQ Bacon Cheeseburger Nachos are the solution to your game-day meal woes.

Stacked with flavor. Chips. Meat and beans. Cheese. Repeat. These Loaded Nachos from The Pioneer Woman are made up of three layers of nacho-y goodness, then topped with veggies of your choosing.

Sandwich reinvented. Turn yesterday’s steak dinner into today’s lunch with this Philly Cheesesteak Nachos recipe from Life’s Ambrosia.

Ultimate mashup. Combine chicken and waffles with nacho cheese and bacon, and what do you get? These marvelously messy Chicken and Waffles Nachos from Real Food by Dad.

Must-have holiday app. Nachos as a fancy meal starter? We promise, Half Baked Harvest‘s three-cheese, delectable-ingredient Cranberry, Butternut and Brussels Sprout Brie Skillet Nachos will have you starting all your elaborate meals with chips and cheese.

Meat-free bite. Betsy Life takes veggie chips one step further with this vegetarian Zucchini Nachos recipe.

Fruit-chip treat. These super-sweet Caramel Apple Nachos from Butter with a Side of Bread are way easier to eat than the real thing.

Spiced up snack. Up the health factor of finger food by swapping mini bell peppers for chips in this Mini Bell Pepper Chicken Nachos recipe, courtesy of Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.


Well, hello! I am Julia from the food blog JuliasAlbum.com (you can also find me on PINTEREST), and I just made these amazing Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mushroom Sauce – a super easy recipe – perfect for busy weeknights! It takes only 35 minutes from start to finish, and you’ll love moist and juicy chicken thighs (with crispy skin!) infused with herbal flavors in a creamy deliciousness! To make this chicken dinner, I followed this recipe on Better Homes & Gardens!

Baked chicken thighs with three herb creamy mushroom sauce

I’ve made 2 small changes. First, I doubled the creamy sauce. And, second, I made this recipe gluten free by using gluten free flour (the recipe calls for only 1 tablespoon of flour).

creamy mushrooms with baked chicken thighs, easy weeknight dinner recipe

The recipe is made in just a few simple steps. First, brown the chicken thighs, the skin side down, in a skillet, until golden brown:

browning chicken thighs in a skillet

Then, remove the chicken from the skillet, and cook the mushrooms, in the same skillet:

cooking mushrooms in a skillet

Add the rest of the ingredients to the mushrooms to make the delicious creamy sauce (while the chicken thighs are baked in the oven):

creamy mushroom sauce with herbs and mustard

Spoon the sauce over the chicken (after it’s been completely cooked through in the oven), and your dish is ready!

baked chicken thighs with creamy mushroom sauce and herbs

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And, here are the changes I made to the original BHG recipe:

- I used only 4 chicken thighs and kept the amounts of the sauce ingredients the same. So, if I were to make 8 chicken thighs, I would double the sauce!

- When it was time to bake the chicken, I transferred chicken thighs to foil-lined baking pan and baked the chicken like that (not in the skillet). In the mean time, while chicken was baking in the oven, I made the mushroom sauce in the same skillet where I first browned the chicken – it definitely saved me a lot of time, and made it a truly 30-minute dinner!

- Finally, I made this recipe gluten free by using gluten free flour (the recipe calls for only 1 tablespoon of flour – the flour is needed just to thicken the sauce).


Hello – this is Julia again from the food blog JuliasAlbum.com (you can also find me on PINTEREST) cooking non-stop. If you’re looking for a delicious main dish that will take only 30 minutes to make, look no further than this Better Homes and Gardens recipe for Chicken, Asparagus, and Bacon Skillet. This meal has just the right amount of protein (chicken), vegetables and fiber (asparagus and squash), and is very flavorful! It’s gluten free and paleo-friendly, and is great for those who are on Atkins or low-carb diet!

easy chicken dinner with bacon, asparagus, and squash

This recipe is so easy to make (only 6 ingredients!), and the flavor is amazing! If you want a little side dish – serve this chicken with brown rice.

easy chicken dinner ideas: pan-roasted chicken with asparagus, bacon, and squash

This recipe is made in just 2 easy steps! Cook the chicken with bacon until the chicken is browned evenly on both sides, then add some chicken broth, cover the skillet and let the chicken cook for about 5 more minutes until it’s completely cooked through:

cooking chicken and bacon in one skillet

Next (or, you can do it as the first step, before cooking the chicken and bacon) – cook the asparagus and squash in a small amount of water (2 tablespoons) until crisp-tender:

cooking asparagus and squash in a skillet

Combine everything, and voila, your dish is ready!

healthy chicken dinner: asparagus, squash with chicken and bacon

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And, here are the changes I made to the original BHG recipe:

- The recipe calls for 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs. I used 2 large chicken breasts (about 1.8 pounds total) – I cut each breast in half horizontally, to make them thinner and easier to manage – that’s what you see on the photos above.

- The recipe calls for cooking the vegetables in the microwave. I cooked them in the skillet instead. Here is how to do it: Add trimmed asparagus and sliced squash to the large skillet, along with 2 Tbsp. water. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, covered, on medium heat for about 5 minutes or until the vegetables are crisp-tender, and the water evaporates. This can actually be the very first step in the recipe, and then you can remove the vegetables from the skillet, pat dry the skillet and cook the chicken and the bacon in the same skillet!


Hello again! This is Julia from the food blog JuliasAlbum.com (you can also ALWAYS find me on PINTEREST) with a new recipe I made from the Better Homes and Gardens archives! This Chicken Piccata is one of the easiest recipes you’ll ever make! Just take a look at the list of ingredients and the recipe instructions – and you’ll see how easy this recipe is! But, for all of its simplicity, there is A LOT of flavor in this dish, and the chicken comes out moist and juicy every time! It’s a gluten free recipe, and it tastes so out-of-this world delicious! In a nutshell, it’s pan-fried chicken thighs with garlic, lemon, and capers in a juicy chicken broth:

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I followed the recipe instructions precisely, the only thing I changed was that I used chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. I was so curious to see how the chicken thighs would come out in this recipe, and they were outstanding! The presentation was beautiful (as I am sure it would be with the chicken breasts)! The chicken thighs were pretty juicy, and they released quite a lot of juice while cooking in the pan (in addition to the lemon juice and the chicken broth that the recipe calls for), so, to soak it all up, I’ve used plain white rice to serve as a side dish – which I highly recommend, especially if you decide to go with the chicken thighs (vs. not so juicy chicken breasts)! The recipe is SO EASY. First, you pan-fry the chicken thighs in butter, seasoned with salt and pepper:

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Then, remove the chicken from the pan, and quickly make a super-easy and super-juicy sauce according to the recipe instructions:

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Finally, return the chicken to the skillet to heat through. That’s pretty much it!

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And, here are the changes I made to the original BHG recipe:

  • The only change (or substitution) I made was to use chicken thighs instead of chicken breasts. The recipe calls for 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally. I used 4 chicken thighs instead. It was more than an equal trade!
  • I served these thighs with plain white rice on the side – it was a perfect side dish for this recipe! The rice soaked up all the juicy deliciousness!

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