Category Archives: Main Dishes

Ultimate Cheesy Tuna Pasta Casserole

Who else celebrates Valentines Day with a group of friends?

Every year, me and my girls get together for a home cooked dinner party on valentines day (NO BOYS ALLOWED!) and we all bring a dish. Most of these dishes are skinny, or light, because most of us have just made new years resolutions to lose weight. I always try to focus more on what my body needs, rather than starving myself of something and calling it a “diet.”

I make sure I get a good amount of fat and protein to help my body function properly. This is why I bring this Cheesy Tuna Black Bean Casserole to the dinner party. It provides the essential nutrients,and it tastes great. And I make sure to cook more than necessary, so the girls can take leftovers home with them.

The first time I made it for them, they asked me for the recipe, but I didn’t have one to give them! I had just improvised a casserole using what I had on hand (trying to keep it healthful), and it was really good. Luckily, I had remembered what I did and was able to replicate it and write down the recipe.

It took, like, an hour to name it. We finally decided on Ultimate Cheesy Tuna Pasta Casserole. And I’m stickin’ with that.

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One Pan Enchilada Pasta

One of my favorite meals my mother used to make us as a child is enchiladas. I loved how good the house always smelled, the fact that she let me open the cans (yeah, we didn’t always make our own food from scratch), and the flavor! Enchiladas are definitely one of my better childhood memories. Well, I haven’t had enchiladas in FOREVER! So when I saw a recipe for a one pan enchilada pasta on Pinterest, I new what was going to be for dinner that night!

One pan enchilada pasta

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Stromboli {Step-by-Step}

I basically “created” this recipe when I didn’t have anything planned. I had some sausage I needed used up and some dough in the fridge. The idea of a sort of lunch roll came to mind and I just started making it without much thought, and hoping it wouldn’t be so gross that my family couldn’t choke it down.

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Homemade Macaroni and Cheese {Skip The Box!}

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese {Skip The Box} | Ten at the Table

I was raised on Tyson chicken nuggets, Ramen noodles, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, Chef Boyardee Ravioli and  Kraft mac and cheese. When we switched to homemade, it was pretty abrupt and I am pretty sure I had processed food withdraw. Not really, but I really missed the convenience and yumminess!

I have tried many, many recipes to try to replace the boxed stuff.  And let me just tell you, they were all good. Well, most of them were but they just weren’t quite like the kind I was raised on. So I figured I’d play around with the ingredients, add a little bit of this, less of that, and I finally found the PERFECT recipe.

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Homemade Corn Dogs

Corn dogs bring back so many great memories for me. But ever since I started trying to eat healthier, I knew buying processed corn dogs from the freezer aisle wasn’t the best choice. Especially when I took a look at the ingredients label. Corn syrup, soy products, and nitrates? No thanks. But when I found a recipe on Pinterest for homemade corn dogs, I knew it was worth a shot. Luckily, they turned out perfectly and were a hit with the family.

Homemade Corn Dogs | Ten at the Table

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