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New Twists on Old Classics

Everyone has their old, stand-by, favorite foods. Chicken Pot Pie happens to be one of mine. My husband’s? Nachos. So what happens when you take classic favorites, and put a new spin on them? You get a fun, new way to eat your favorite things. Now that January has rolled around and many people are putting their New Year’s resolutions in place, why not resolve to try new twists on old classics? Here are some tasty ideas to get you started:

Mini Cheesy Chicken Pot Pies

The classic pot pie is revamped by making it in individual servings- this way, everyone gets their fair share of crust, and that’s worthy of an award in my book.

Mediterranean Nachos

Everyone loves nachos, but when you dress them up by using pita chips as the base, and a variety of Mediterranean ingredients as toppings, there’s so much more to love.

Philly Cheesesteak Totchos

Here’s another take on nachos, only this time served over tator tots instead of chips. My family’s favorite local restaurant serves Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches with potato tots on the side with a delicious cheese sauce- this recipe just takes all of those wonderful flavors and combines them into one dish. This is one of my favorites. I blogged about this recipe over here- you can check out the step-by-step recipe photos in the blog.

Cheese-Topped Tomato Soup

Grilled cheese and tomato soup- a two dishes that are meant to be served together. But what happens when you put grilled cheese croutons on top of a delicious tomato basil soup? Well, you’ll just have to try the recipe to find out. Hint- it’s amazing!

BLT Pasta

I’m a sucker for a BLT sandwich- it’s a go-to choice of mine when we’re out at a restaurant. This particular recipe combines bacon, spinach, and tomatoes in a pasta dish, instead of on bread. A ranch sauce binds it all together and the use of Sauté Express Meal Starter™ makes the dish even more flavorful. What are some other dishes you’ve made that takes a classic and puts a spin on it? If you’re looking for fun, new ways to serve your favorite dishes, make it a New Year’s resolution to try some of these recipes.


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