Menu Monday | New Recipes To Try

The best Pinterest recipes that you have to try!
It’s the last Monday of the month! That means I’m teaming up with my friends Come Home for ComfortPolka-Dotty Place and Wife Mommy Me to share our favorite recipes from this past month that you HAVE to try!

I found a few old favorites that I haven’t had in so long that I just had to share them with you. There are also a few new-to-me recipes as well.

Here’s a rundown of what we tried!

Black Bean Burrito Bake – This was a recipe that we used to eat all the time when we first got married. It has been years since I made it, but discovered it when I was digging in the recipe box. I made it a few weeks ago and forgot how delicious it was! It has a smokey heat to it from the adobe chiles. And you can make it in advance! Just top with salsa and cheese before baking, and increase the baking time.

Baked Eggplant Parmesan – This was really good! Super simple to put together. And you get to bake breaded eggplant rounds instead of frying them. Win!

Spinach + Artichoke Lasagna – It was a touch labor intensive, so it’s better suited for a weekend night, but it was delicious! I’m not a huge lasagna fan, but the leftovers were calling to me for days. (And there were a lot of leftovers… so make it and share it.)

Baked Ziti – This is one baked pasta dish that will never let you down. I don’t make this too often because it makes a TON of food, way too much for our little family to eat. But I made it recently and split it up into two pans and delivered them to families who just had a baby. And both texted back and immediately needed the recipe. Don’t be intimidated by the cooking time. It bakes for an hour, so hands on time is about 20 minutes. Biggest tip? Don’t overcook the pasta when boiling it!!! Just cook it until the pasta just gives. Don’t boil it to al dente. It will continue to soften in the oven. If you cook it to al dente, then it will be all mushy when the dish comes out of the oven.

What are some amazing recipes you’ve tried lately? Have you peeked in your trusty recipe box recently?

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3 comments

  1. Whitney Jordan says:

    Your Baked Ziti and Black Bean recipes sound delicious!! I can’t wait to give them a try. I’d love to make some of those big pasta type recipes this winter and divide it in two. Either give one away like you did or stick one in the freezer for an easy dinner down the road. Yum!!

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