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Makes: 6 cups
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes
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Mix and Match Skillet Meal
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Mix and Match Skillet Meal
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Prep time: 15 minutesCooking time: 45 minutesTotal time: 1 hour

Ingredients

1 cup
grain, uncooked
1 1⁄2 cups
vegetables, fresh, canned or frozen, cut bite-sized
1 cup
protein, cut bite-sized
2 cups
sauce, stirred
1⁄2 teaspoon
spices
3 Tablespoons
topping

Directions

To make in a skillet:

  1. Combine all ingredients except topping in a large skillet.
  2. Bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer until grains are tender, about 15 to 45 minutes. Stir occasionally and add liquid if too dry.
  3. Add topping before serving.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

To bake in oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine all ingredients except topping in a casserole dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake until grains are tender, about 50 to 60 minutes.
  3. Add topping before serving.
  4. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.

Notes

Grain - try bulgur, pasta, quinoa or rice

Vegetables - try a mixture of corn, carrots, green beans, onions, mushrooms, peppers or zucchini

Protein - try cooked cubed or ground beef, pork, chicken or turkey, canned tuna or salmon, tofu or beans

Sauce - try one can (10.75 ounces) condensed cream soup such as chicken, potato or tomato soup plus 1 1/4 cups water or low-fat milk

Spices - try basil, oregano, parsley, chili powder, garlic, onion powder or ground ginger

Topping - try grated cheese or crushed whole grain cereal or crackers

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Nutritional Label: 
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Serve with a green salad and a bowl of fresh or canned fruit.

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