Fall Foodies – Simple Ingredients & Simple Recipes

By Erin Valentine

These 13 simple ingredients can make you six delicious meals!

Ingredients:  Milk, Butter, Chicken, Worcestershire Sauce, Garlic Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Rice, Black Beans, Pasta, Minced Turkey Meat, Shredded Mozzarella Cheese & Spaghetti Sauce

Turkey Burgers


·       1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

·       2 tsp. Garlic salt

·       2 tsp. Pepper

·       1 lb. Minced turkey meat


1.     Mix together all four ingredients in a bowl with your hands. Then, form patties about the size of the palm of your hand.

2.     On the stove, heat a skillet over medium-high heat.

3.     Place patties into skillet. Cook for at least 5 minutes and then flip the patty.

4.     Cook until the outside is slightly dark brown and the inside is no longer pink, so about ten minutes.

Spaghetti and Meatballs


·       1 tsp. Garlic salt

·       1 tsp. Pepper

·       1 lb. Minced turkey meat

·       1 box of pasta


1.     Combine garlic salt, pepper and turkey meat in a large bowl. Mix with hands.

2.     Form into balls and cook for 20 minutes at 350˚F.

3.     While meatballs are cooking, cook the pasta of your choosing according to the box directions.

4.     Drain pasta, and in same pot heat up the spaghetti sauce.

5.     Once meatballs are done, add them to the spaghetti saucepot and mix gently.



Mac and Cheese


·       1 ¼ c. Milk

·       4 tbsp. Butter

·       ½ tsp. Pepper

·       1 ½ c. Pasta

·       ½ c. Shredded mozzarella cheese


1.     Cook pasta of your choosing according to the box directions.

2.     Mix together milk, butter, pepper and cheese. Stir in cooked pasta.

3.     Spoon into a greased casserole dish, and cover.

4.     Bake at 325˚F for 45 minutes.

Skillet Chicken Dinner


·       1 tbsp. Olive oil

·       1 tsp. Pepper

·       1 tsp. Garlic salt

·       2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce

·       3 Skinless, boneless chicken breasts

·       Rice

·       Fresh carrots or spinach


1.     On the stove, heat a skillet with olive oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, carefully place chicken in pan.

2.     Pour Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and pepper over both sides of the chicken.

3.     Cook each side of the chicken for about five minutes. You may need to cook it up to 15 minutes or longer depending on the     thickness. Cut a breast in half to see if any pink is left. Once it is completely white, the chicken is cooked.

4.     While chicken is cooking, you can cook a side of rice, according to the package directions.

5.     You can also steam up some fresh carrots or spinach for a dash of color.

Rice and Bean Bowl


·       1 tsp. Pepper

·       1 c. Rice

·       1 can Black beans

·       ½ c. Cheese


1.     Cook rice according to package directions

2.     In a separate pot, heat up black beans, stirring occasionally. Add pepper.

3.     Once rice is cooked, add to a bowl and give yourself your desired ratio of beans to rice. Sprinkle with cheese.

4.     This recipe is incredibly simple and cheap to make. You can add anything from hot sauce to chicken to vegetables to make it more exciting and tasty.

Pasta with Alfredo Sauce


·       Milk

·       Butter

·       Garlic salt

·       Pepper

·       Pasta


1.     Cook pasta according to box directions.

2.     In a separate saucepan, heat milk and butter over medium heat.

3.     Add in garlic salt and pepper. Stir occasionally.

4.     Once boiling, bring to a simmer and let sit while your pasta cooks. Then serve!

5.     You may need to add a little bit of flour to thicken the sauce.

6.     This recipe is super simple. Add whatever you’d like to make it your own unique recipe!


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