3 Hearty Family-Friendly Dinners

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3 Hearty Family-Friendly Dinners

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3 Hearty Family-Friendly Dinners
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Cheesy Meatball and Potato

Rating: 5.0/5
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Serves: 6 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


1-Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pancake Parcels Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pancake Parcels

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 punnet (250g) sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • ½ tsp fresh chopped thyme
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 sachet (50g) Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 6 ready-made pancakes

Serving suggestion:

  • Side salad

2-Cheesy Meatball and Potato Bake

Cheesy Meatball and Potato Bake

  • 4 large potatoes, peeled
  • 800g beef mince
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 2 cups cream
  • 1 sachet (50g) Knorr Thick White Onion Soup
  • 1 cup grated cheese

Serving suggestion:

  • Mixed salad
  • Garlic bread

3-Chakalaka Mac ‘n CheesChakalaka Mac ‘n Cheese

  • 2 cups macaroni pasta
  • 2½ cups warm cream
  • 1 sachet (50g) Knorr Chakalaka Soup
  • 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese
  • Salt and pepper, to season
  • 2 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs

Serving suggestion:

  • Fresh basil


1-Creamy Chicken & Mushroom Pancake Parcels

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C.
  2. In a large pan, sauté the onion in the butter until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and herbs and allow the mushrooms to caramelise, another 3 minutes.
  3. Add the milk and the Knorr Cream of Mushroom Soup powder and simmer, stirring now and again, until thickened.
  4. Add the chicken and 1 cup of cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until warmed through and the cheese has melted.
  5. Spoon the cheesy chicken and mushroom filling into the centre of each pancake and fold each quarter of the pancake over towards the centre like an envelope. Carefully place the filled pockets onto a tray lined with baking paper.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over each parcel and bake until golden and the cheese has melted, about 8-10 minutes.
  7. Serve the pockets with a side salad.

2-Cheesy Meatball and Potato Bake

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and grease a medium round baking dish.
  2. Slice the potatoes into 2cm thick rounds. Add the potatoes to a medium pot with salted water, bring to a boil, and allow to cook for about 10 minutes. Drain and allow to cool slightly.
  3. In the meantime, add the finely chopped onion, garlic salt, coriander, cumin and parsley to the beef mince. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  4. Divide the mince into 12 equal sized pieces and roll into round balls.
  5. Place a layer of potato slices in the base of the baking dish as well as around the sides and top with the meatballs. Place more potato slices between the meatballs.
  6. Whisk together the cream and Knorr Thick White Onion Soup powder until thickened. Pour this over the meatballs and potatoes. Cover the dish with foil and bake for about 45 minutes until the potatoes are tender and the meatballs are cooked. Remove the foil, sprinkle over the grated cheese and bake until golden and melted, about 10-15 minutes.
  7. Serve with a salad and garlic bread.

3-Chakalaka Mac ‘n Cheese

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C and grease a medium square baking dish.
  2. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Add the macaroni pasta and allow to cook until al denté, following package instructions.
  3. In the meantime, whisk together the warm cream and Knorr Chakalaka Soup powder until smooth. Add 1 cup of cheese and stir until melted.
  4. When the macaroni is cooked, drain the water and add to the sauce. Mix well and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Spoon the creamy chakalaka macaroni into the prepared baking dish. Top with the remaining mozzarella cheese and the sliced tomatoes.
  6. Sprinkle the breadcrumbs over the tomatoes.
  7. Bake until golden and crispy on top, about 15 minutes.
  8. Serve a generous portion of mac ‘n cheese garnished with fresh basil.
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