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10 Easy Continental Dishes You can Cook At Home

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First, cooking at home is usually cheaper than eating out. Second, you can control the ingredients and the amount of fat, salt, and sugar in your food. Third, cooking at home gives you a chance to bond with your family and friends. and finally, home-cooked meals just taste better!

I eat these dishes at least 2 or 3 times a week. Items in this list are often prepared at our home, and sometimes I eat them in restaurants as well. There are some variations in the techniques in which these food are prepared and the ingredients that are used. Different restaurants have their own speciality in preparing and serving this dish.

Try making these finger-licking good dishes YOURSELF!

1. Roasted Chicken

2. Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken and Rice Bake

3. Meatloaf Patties with Tomato Sauce

4. Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

5. Chicken Fried Rice

6. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

7. Beef Stroganoff

8. Cheeseburger Casserole

9. Potato Au Gratin Recipe

10. Skillet Lasagna with Sausage, Peppers and Onions

1. Roasted Chicken

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Roasted chicken is a classic, and for good reason: it’s delicious, simple to prepare, and can be made with a variety of herbs and spices.

But did you know that roasting your chicken is also an excellent way to preserve the natural vitamins and health benefits found in poultry?

Roasting makes your chicken more tender by crisping up the skin and leaving more moisture in the meat. The process also promotes browning and caramelization, which add flavour as well as nutrients like beta-carotene and selenium.

Even if your family loves chicken, they probably don’t know about all the health benefits that come with cooking it at home! We've got all the info you need to get the most out of your next roast—and maybe even convince them that they should cook their own.

Tutorial: How To Make Roasted Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Remove the giblets and neck from the chicken cavity. Rinse the chicken inside and out with cold water.
  3. Dry the chicken thoroughly with paper towels.
  4. Place the chicken in a roasting pan.
  5. Sprinkle the chicken with salt and pepper.
  6. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh, making sure that it does not touch the bone.
  7. Roast the chicken for 1 1/2 hours, or until the thermometer reads 180 degrees F.
  8. Remove the chicken from the oven and allow it to rest for 10 minutes before carving.

There you have it! A delicious, perfectly roasted chicken. Enjoy!

2. Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken and Rice Bake

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Well, it is! It's packed with protein and fiber, which means your body can work harder to digest it. This helps keep your blood sugar levels even so you don't crash after your meal. And if you're feeling a little sluggish, that's totally normal—it just means your body needs fuel. Our chicken has all the nutrients of a lean protein like chicken breast, but with more iron and vitamins A and B12 to keep your energy up for hours!

But if you're looking for something with less fat, we've got that too! We use white rice instead of brown rice or wild rice, which isn't as high in fiber but still adds plenty of flavor without adding extra calories. And our recipe only calls for two tablespoons of butter when other recipes call for four or five… so even though this dish comes out a little high in fat (four grams per serving), we still feel confident recommending it because it's packed with so many healthy ingredients like mushrooms and garlic!

So if you're looking for an easy dinner recipe that tastes great but won't make you feel weighed down later on—or if you just want something

Tutorial: How to make Creamy Garlic Mushroom Chicken and Rice Bake?

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 jar (24 oz) of Alfredo sauce

1 package (8 oz) of sliced mushrooms

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1 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

1 teaspoon of garlic powder

1 teaspoon of onion powder

1/2 teaspoon of black pepper

1/2 teaspoon of dried thyme

1/2 teaspoon of dried basil

1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

2 cups of cooked white rice

1/4 cup of chopped fresh parsley

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine Alfredo sauce, mushrooms, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, thyme, basil, red pepper flakes, and white rice.
  3. Spoon mixture into a 13x9 inch baking dish.
  4. Top with chicken breasts and bake for 25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  5. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve.

3. Meatloaf Patties with Tomato Sauce

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Meatloaf is a classic dish that can be made with either pork or beef. The ingredients are very simple: ground meat, bread crumbs, and an egg to bind everything together. But what makes meatloaf unique is the addition of cheese, which gives it a delicious flavor and a slightly crispy crust.

This recipe for meatloaf patties with tomato sauce is a fun and easy way to make meatloaf. The patties are made with a mixture of pork and beef, and the tomato sauce adds a delicious and healthy topping. The patties are also stuffed with cheese, which makes them extra delicious.

So next time you’re in the mood for some comfort food, give this meatloaf patties with tomato sauce recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!

Tutorial: Meatloaf Patties with Tomato Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, garlic powder, ketchup, tomato sauce, and brown sugar. Mix well.
  3. Shape mixture into six patties.
  4. Place patties on a baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve with tomato sauce.

4. Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

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Looking for an impressive and delicious Italian dish to serve your guests? Look no further than spinach and ricotta stuffed shells! This dish is easy to make, yet looks and tastes like it came straight from a 5-star restaurant.

This dish is not only delicious, but it is also packed with nutrients. Spinach is a great source of vitamin K, vitamin A, magnesium, and folate. Ricotta cheese is a good source of calcium, vitamin B12, and protein. This dish is also low in calories and fat.

Did you know that the ancient Greeks believed that spinach could make you strong and powerful? They were certainly on to something, as these delicious stuffed shells are perfect for a hearty winter meal.

Tutorial: How to make Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells?

Ingredients:

  • 1 jar of marinara sauce
  • 1 bag of frozen spinach
  • 1 tub of ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 25 jumbo pasta shells

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta shells according to package instructions.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together marinara sauce, spinach, ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, black pepper, basil, garlic powder, and onion powder.
  4. Stuff each pasta shell with a spoonful of the ricotta cheese mixture.
  5. Place shells in a baking dish and cover with marinara sauce.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until sauce is bubbly.
  7. Serve warm.

5. Chicken Fried Rice

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Chicken Fried Rice is a popular dish made with cooked rice, chicken, and vegetables. The dish is usually served with a soy sauce or a brown sauce.

Chicken Fried Rice is a quick and easy meal that the whole family will enjoy. It’s perfect for a busy weeknight dinner, and it’s also great for serving as a side dish at a party or potluck.

Tutorial: How to make Chicken Fried Rice?

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1/4 small green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and grated
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 cup cooked, diced chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

Instructions:

  1. Cook rice according to package instructions.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, carrot, and peas. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  3. Add salt, black pepper, broth, soy sauce, sugar, garlic powder, and onion powder. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  4. Add cooked rice and chicken. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  5. Serve fried rice topped with green onions.

6. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup is one of the easiest and most versatile dishes to make. It can be tailored to your own taste, and is perfect for a quick and easy meal. This broccoli cheddar soup is a classic soup that is hearty, filling, and flavourful.

This soup is the perfect comfort food on a cold day. The broccoli and cheddar give it a nice cheesy flavor, while the onion and garlic add a bit of depth. It's also really easy to make, and can be ready in just 30 minutes.

This soup is best served with a warm baguette or some crusty bread. Enjoy!

Tutorial: How to make Broccoli Cheddar Soup?

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped broccoli
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt
  • Salt

Instructions:

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, thyme, and pepper and cook until the onion is soft, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the broth and broccoli and bring to a simmer. Cook until the broccoli is tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly.
  4. Puree the soup in a blender until smooth. Return to the saucepan and heat over low heat.
  5. Stir in the cheddar cheese and yogurt and season with salt to taste. Serve hot.

7. Beef Stroganoff

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Beef Stroganoff is a dish made of beef, mushrooms, and onions. It is usually served over noodles or rice.

The dish was invented in Russia, and takes its name from the Russian general Count Pavel Stroganoff, who is said to have enjoyed it. The original recipe called for beef tenderloin, which is a very expensive cut of meat. These days, beef stroganoff is often made with cheaper cuts of beef, such as flank steak

Beef stroganoff is a hearty and satisfying dish, and it is easy to make. It can be served as a main course, or it can be used as a side dish.

Tutorial: How to cook Beef Stroganoff?

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef tenderloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Place beef cubes in a large resealable plastic bag. Add flour, salt, and pepper; shake to coat.
  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat olive oil. Add beef cubes and onion; cook until beef is browned on all sides.
  4. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain off fat.
  5. Stir in beef broth, red wine, tomato paste, thyme, rosemary, oregano, paprika, and mushrooms.

8. Cheeseburger Casserole

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Cheeseburger Casserole is an easy and delicious weeknight meal that the whole family will love. It is made with ground beef, onions, tomatoes, and cheese, and it can be prepared in a single skillet.

This dish is a great way to use up leftover ground beef, cheese, and hamburger buns. It is also a great way to feed a crowd, as it is a hearty and filling dish.

Tutorial: How to cook Cheeseburger Casserole?

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

1/2 cup chopped green pepper

1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup

1/2 cup milk

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

1 package (8 ounces) wide egg noodles

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a large skillet, cook beef, onion, and green pepper over medium heat until beef is browned and vegetables are tender. Drain off fat.
  3. Stir in soup, milk, salt, and pepper. Mix in 1 cup of the cheese.
  4. Spread mixture over noodles. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Notes: This casserole can also be made with ground turkey or chicken.

If desired add 1/2 tea spoon of frozen peas to the casserole before baking.

9. Potato Au Gratin Recipe

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Potato Au Gratin is a French classic dish of thinly sliced potatoes layered with cheese and cream, and baked until golden and bubbly. This dish is perfect for a special occasion, or for whenever you’re in the mood for something indulgent and comforting.

The key to a good Potato Au Gratin is to use thinly sliced potatoes so that they cook evenly and don’t become mushy. I like to use a mandoline slicer to get even, thin slices, but a sharp knife will work too. You can use any type of cheese you like for this dish, but I prefer a mix of Gruyere and Parmesan.

The cream is also important – it helps to bind the cheese to the potatoes and creates a delicious, creamy sauce. I like to use full-fat cream, but you can use light cream or even milk if you prefer.

Tutorial: How to cook Potato Au Gratin Recipe?

Ingredients:

1 1/2 lbs potatoes

1 cup shredded cheese

1/2 cup milk

1/4 cup butter

1 tablespoon flour

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Peel and slice potatoes.
  3. In a saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter is melted.
  4. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  5. Place half of the potatoes in a greased 11x13 inch baking dish.
  6. Pour half of the sauce over the potatoes.
  7. Sprinkle with 1/2 cup of the cheese.
  8. Repeat layers.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes before serving.

10. Skillet Lasagna with Sausage, Peppers and Onions

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Lasagna is one of my favorite Italian dishes. I love the layers of pasta, cheese, and sauce. I also love how it can be made in advance and frozen. I was looking for a way to make lasagna a little bit healthier, so I came up with this skillet lasagna with sausage, peppers, and onions.

This skillet lasagna is made with whole wheat pasta, and it’s loaded with vegetables. The sausage and peppers add flavor and protein, and the onions add sweetness and depth. You could also add other vegetables, such as mushrooms or spinach, if you like.

This skillet lasagna is easy to make, and it’s a great weeknight meal. You can have it on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Tutorial: How to cook Skillet Lasagna with Sausage, Peppers and Onions?

Ingredients:

1 pound Italian sausage

1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 red bell pepper, chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained

1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste

1 cup water

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

8 lasagna noodles, cooked according to package instructions

1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese

1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instruction:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, combine sausage, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, oregano, basil, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add sausage mixture and onion, bell peppers, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and water. Cook until sausage is no longer pink and vegetables are tender, about 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in parsley.
  5. To assemble.

Sometimes having a variety of cuisine is a great way to experience different flavors and cultures. By trying different foods, you can open your mind to new experiences and learn about other cultures. Additionally, a variety of cuisine can be a fun way to entertain guests. Whether you are cooking for friends or family, a variety of cuisine is sure to please everyone.

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