Hot Recipe: Chicken Taco Casserole

In the mood for some easy to make at home Mexican food? This recipe for Chicken Taco Casserole ought to do the trick! What we love most about this recipe is how easily customizable it is for your taste. Feel free to experiment by adding beans, corn, olives, chipotle tabasco sauce — you name it, get creative!

At Passanante’s Home Food Services we know you’re busy, which is why we’re always looking for delicious recipes that require very little time to prepare. If you have any recipes that you would like to share, we’d love to see them. Pop over to our Facebook Page and share your tasty creation with your fellow foodies.

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Chicken Taco Casserole

What you need for Chicken Taco Casserole (serves 6):

  • 10 3/4oz cans condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 4oz can chopped green chilies, drained
  • 10oz can mild enchilada sauce (substitute for medium or hot – up to you!)
  • 8oz Velveeta cheese
  • 2 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 12-6″ corn tortillas or corn chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 to 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 small jar of sliced pickled jalapeños (optional)
  • 1/2 avocado sliced into cubes (optional)

How to make it in the oven:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine soup and cheese, mix well
  3. Add chicken, chilies, and a handfull jalapeños (if desired)
  4. Spread 1/2 chicken mixture over bottom of 2 quart casserole
  5. Pour on 1/2 can of enchilada sauce
  6. Add a layer of corn chips or corn tortillas
  7. Add rest of chicken and rest of enchilada sauce
  8. Add top layer of corn chips or corn tortillas
  9. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes
  10. Remove foil and continue baking for 15 minutes
  11. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, sliced pickled jalapeños, and avocado bites.
  12. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and guacamole

In a hurry? No problem. You can make Chicken Taco Casserole in the microwave!

Microwave instructions:

  1. Mix as directed above
  2. Microwave on high for 5 minutes
  3. Remove and fold ingredients toward center
  4. If using a non-rotating microwave, rotate one quarter turn
  5. Microwave on high for 5 more minutes
  6. Let set for 3 minutes and serve.

Happy Eating!

Turkey Day Recipes

If you’re looking for a way to jazz up your Thanksgiving feast this year you might give one of our favorite recipes a shot! This herb roasted turkey recipe has been a staple on our table for years, and when paired with our mouthwatering herb candied walnut cranberry sauce it’s simply impossible to beat. Passanante’s Home Food Service looks forward to the holiday season all year because we love showcasing our favorite and most festive recipes, but we want to hear yours as well! Hop onto our Facebook Page and share your recipes!

This Turkey Day We’re Thankful for YOU!

Herb Roasted Turkey

Herb Roasted Turkey

What You Need:

  • 1 (17-pound) turkey, rinsed well and patted dry
  • 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 cups chicken stock, homemade or store-bought
  • 3 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 large stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 large onions, quartered

How To Prepare:

1. Remove the turkey from the refrigerator 1 hour before roasting.

2. Combine the butter, parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme in a food processor and process until smooth. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Preheat the oven to 450°F.

4. Warm 4 cups of the chicken stock in medium saucepan over low heat.

5. Season the cavity of the turkey with salt and pepper and fill the cavity with half of the carrots, celery, and onions. Rub the entire turkey with the herb butter, season liberally with salt and pepper.

6. Scatter the remaining vegetables on the bottom of a large roasting pan. Fit a rack over the vegetables and put the turkey on top of the rack. Pour the remaining 2 cups stock into the bottom of the roasting pan and put the pan in the oven. Roast until the turkey is light golden brown, about 45 minutes.

7. Reduce the oven temperature to 350°F and continue roasting, basting with the warm chicken stock every 15 minutes, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thigh registers 160°F, about 2 1/2 hours.

8. Remove the turkey from the oven, transfer to a large cutting board, tent loosely with foil. Let rest for 30 minutes before carving.

9. Strain tock in the bottom of the roasting pan through a strainer lined with cheesecloth into a medium saucepan. Discard the solids. Boil the stock until reduced to a sauce consistency. Arrange the turkey on a large platter and drizzle with the reduced stock.

Cranberry Sauce With Herbed Candied Walnuts

What You Need For The Cranberries:
  • 1 pound fresh cranberries or frozen, thawed
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine mixed with 2 tablespoons water

What You Need For The Herbed Candied Walnuts:

  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons dry red wine
  • 3/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh sage
How To Prepare The Cranberries:

Preheat oven to 425°F. Mix first 7 ingredients on heavy rimmed baking sheet. Roast until edges begin to bubble, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven; maintain oven temperature. Bring wine mixture to boil in small saucepan. Stir into cranberry mixture. Roast until juices bubble and cranberries shrivel, stirring occasionally, 10 to 15 minutes longer. Transfer to medium bowl; cover and chill until cold, about 2 hours.

How To Prepare The Herbed Candied Walnuts:

Preheat oven to 425°F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment. Stir sugar and wine in small saucepan over medium heat until syrupy, about 3 minutes. Stir in walnuts and herbs. Transfer mixture to sheet, spreading out and separating nuts. Roast until nuts are brown, stirring occasionally, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool. Break up any clumps of nuts. Add nuts to cranberry mixture.

WIN 6 Jumbo Filet Mignon’s!

Hello loyal blog readers! We wanted to put out a quick blog about the exciting contest we’re running through an app on our Facebook page right now!

We love giving you guys simple and delicious recipes all the time, but thought it would be really great to hear some of YOUR favorite recipes so we can give them a try too!

From now through November 19th you could WIN 6 Jumbo Filet Mignon’s from Passanante’s Home Food Service just for entering your recipe in our contest. It’s SO easy – just go to our Facebook page, click on the icon that says, “WIN!” just below our big cover photo…

Fill out the simple form so we have your contact info to contact you if you win….

Upload a picture of your favorite recipe at any stage of preparation…

And simply tell us how to make it!

Also, don’t forget to tell all of your friends to VOTE for your submission by simply checking the vote box. 🙂

We know you guys are just as big of foodies as we are so we feel pretty confident you have some fantastic recipes up your sleeves!!

If you have any questions about how to enter our contest feel free to message us on Facebook and we’ll make sure you know how to participate!

To navigate directly to the contest app click here!

** Note: you must “Like” the Facebook page to enter the contest **

Passanante’s Thanks You!

2011 BIG Holiday Promotion Gift!2011 BIG Holiday Promotion Gift!

Wow! What an incredible holiday season this has already been at Passanante’s Home Food Service! We want to thank all of you so very much for helping us make our 2011 BIG Holiday Promotion such an incredible success! We delivered dozens and dozens of samples to eagerly awaiting families and are so happy you all took the time to send us such wonderful referrals.
In case you were wondering, the holiday package your friends and family members received included a boneless chicken breast, 3 handmade italian sausage links, an 8 oz. marinated flatiron steak, a jumbo steak burger, and a package of organic mixed vegetables.
– No wonder they were all so excited, right?!

We are having so much fun getting to know our new and existing customers as we continue to grow Passanante’s. As you know, our goal is to always provide you with delicious, healthy, and organic foods that you feel good about serving to your family. We are always available to answer any questions you may have about organic foods or hormone-free meats. Check our blog each week for useful information from what cut of meat comes from where, to delectable recipes, photos and more!

Thanks again to all of our loyal customers as well as the willing referrals we have been able to get to know over the last few weeks. We genuinely appreciate all of you!!

Have a wonderful holiday season,
Your Friends at Passanante’s Home Food Service

Delicious Holiday Promotion!

Filet Mignon

We know how hard it can be to find the perfect gift for your loved ones, which is why your friends at Passanante’s have decided to lend a helping hand!

Over the next week we’ll be cruising around town dropping off exactly what your friends and family members are hoping for this year — healthy and irresistibly delicious food!

Passanante’s Home Food Service wants to thank our customers for referrals this holiday season by sending their friends free gifts! We will be delivering your referral a gift wrapped reusable cooler filed with several of our most popular meats and vegetables as well as a note saying who the gift is from.

Don’t worry we haven’t forgotten about you! For each of your referrals that agrees to receive a sample, you’ll get 2 free filet mignons on your next order. Also, if a referral elects to become a customer we’ll mail you a $50 Target gift card!Best of all, there’s absolutely no cost to you and no obligation for your referral… just free gifts and delicious foods!

We hope you all have a wonderful holiday season and would be thrilled to help you put dinner on the table this year.

If you have any questions about our holiday promotion or about our home food delivery service feel free to find us on Facebook, Twitter, or give us a ring at 1-800-772-7786

Stay Warm & Keep Your Bellies Full!

Passanante’s Home Food Service