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10 Filling Holiday Recipes

It’s holiday time and we are just two weeks away from anther delicious holiday meal. You may be asking yourself how you can satisfy a crowd of people this year and I have the solution! If you look below, you will find 10 filling holiday recipes here (Sponsored and Provided by DairyPure®) that will help give you and everyone that shows up this Christmas season, a happy belly.  Starting out the day with a delicious Banana Walnut Oatmeal that is homemade to finishing with Creamy Corn Chowder or a fun take on Macaroni and Cheese, you will have left overs every night. Just make sure you keep plenty of milk and cream on hand to bring out the quality and richness.

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10 Filling Holiday Recipes

1) Banana Walnut Oatmeal

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 5 minutes Serving: 1

 

  • 1 cup 1% Lowfat DairyPure® milk or DairyPure® Fat Free Skim milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1 very ripe banana,
  • mashed 1 tablespoon
  • pure maple syrup (plus more to taste)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • ¼ cup fresh blueberries
  • 3-4 banana slices

Instructions:

  1. In a small saucepan, combine DairyPure milk, salt and 3/4 cup of water; heat over medium heat until steaming hot, but not boiling.
  2. Add oats and cook, stirring until creamy, 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in mashed banana and 1 tablespoon maple syrup.
  4. Divide between 2 bowls, garnish with walnuts, blueberries, sliced bananas and little more maple syrup and serve.

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2) Chicken Dijon

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Flour for breading
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup olive oil

For the Sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon shallots,
  • finely diced 1/2 cup white wine (not cooking wine)
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup DairyPure® Heavy Cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese.
  3. Dredge chicken breasts in flour; dip in egg, then in bread crumb/cheese mixture.
    Heat oil in large sauté pan; add chicken breasts and cook until golden on both sides.
  4. Remove from pan and place in 350°F oven to cook through.
  5. Drain most of the oil from the sauté pan; add shallots and cook for 1 minute.
  6. Add white wine and lemon juice and cook for 3 minutes to reduce a bit. Add the Dijon mustard and whip in with a whisk.
  7. Add DairyPure heavy cream and reduce until creamy. Pour over chicken.

Note: You may want to double the sauce recipe, as this sauce is so good you canʼt get enough! Also good on pasta!

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3) Cheese Soufflé

Prep time: 5 minutes Refrigeration time: overnight Bake time: 45 minutes Servings: 6

 

Ingredients

  • 4 large, thick slices sourdough bread, cut into halves
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) grated, reduced fat sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 1 egg 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme,
  • crushed 4 cups (1 quart) DairyPure® Whole milk or DairyPure® 2% Reduced Fat milk

Instructions

  1. Spray a 13″ x 9″ baking dish with a non-stick vegetable cooking spray. Line the dish with the bread slices, overlapping them a bit if necessary to make them fit. Sprinkle the grated cheese evenly over the top of the bread layer.
  2. Put the egg, 2 egg whites, salt, pepper, sage and thyme in a large bowl and mix with a fork until frothy. Add the DairyPure milk and mix well. Carefully pour the liquid mixture over the bread and cheese in the baking dish. Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight before baking. Remove from the refrigerator 1 hour before baking.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F. Place the soufflé in the preheated oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to stand for at least 5 minutes before cutting.

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4) Creamy Corn Chowder

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 6


Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon,
  • diced 3 stalks celery,
  • finely chopped 2 small potatoes,
  • peeled and diced 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 14.5-ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1½ cups DairyPure® Half & Half
  • 1 15.25-ounce can corn, drained

Instructions

  1. In 4-quart saucepan over medium heat, cook diced bacon until just crisp, stirring occasionally. With slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. Reserve bacon.
  2. In 2 tablespoons bacon drippings remaining in saucepan, cook celery, potatoes, onion and green bell pepper until vegetables are just tender, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in flour and paprika; cook 1 minute.
  3. Gradually stir in chicken broth and salt until mixture is smooth and thickened.
  4. Stir in DairyPure Half-and-Half and corn; over high heat, heat just to boiling. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 5 to 10 minutes until mixture is heated through.
  5. To serve, sprinkle each serving of chowder with reserved bacon

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5) Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Servings: 6


Ingredients

  • 3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 1½ cups DairyPure® Half & Half or Whole milk
  • 4 large garlic cloves
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large leek,
  • chopped 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In 4-quart saucepan over high heat, heat salted water and potatoes to boiling.
  2. Reduce heat to low; simmer uncovered 20 minutes until potatoes are tender. Drain well.
    Meanwhile, in small saucepan over high heat, heat Dairy Pure Half and-Half and garlic cloves just to boiling.
  3. Simmer uncovered 15 minutes until garlic is just soft.
    In small skillet over medium heat, melt butter; add leeks.
  4. Cook 5 to 8 minutes until leeks are tender, stirring occasionally.
    In large bowl, mash potatoes with garlic-milk mixture, leeks, salt and pepper until well blended and smooth.

For me, my take would include the heavy cream option over the Half and Half. I love how it tastes and the texture it puts forth in mashed potatoes. I keep heavy cream on hand with one or two cartons per store visit I use it so often.

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6) Macaroni & Cheese with Cauliflower

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes Servings: 6


Ingredients

  • 2 cups small shell-shaped pasta
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into florets,
  • about 6 cups
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2½ cups DairyPure® Whole milk or DairyPure® 2% Reduced Fat milk
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  1. In large saucepot, heat 10 cups salted water to boiling.
  2. Add shell pasta and cauliflower.
  3. Heat to boiling; simmer uncovered, 6 minutes. Drain immediately.
  4. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, melt butter; add onion. Cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  5. Stir in flour, salt and pepper until blended; cook 1 minute. Gradually stir in DairyPure® milk and mustard; cook until mixture thickens and is smooth, stirring constantly.
  6. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in cheese until melted and smooth.
    Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss breadcrumbs with olive oil.
  7. Grease 2quart baking dish or casserole. In large bowl toss pasta and cauliflower mixture with cheese sauce to mix well.
  8. Sprinkle with breadcrumb mixture. Bake 20 minutes or until mixture is hot and bubbly.

Personally, I would try this one with DairyPure Lactose-Free milk. Charlotte loves Mac and Cheese but cannot have lactose. DairyPure Lactose Free provides the real dairy nutrition you need and is easy to digest for those with lactose sensitivities.

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7) Beef and Vegetable Stir-Fry

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

 

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 2 cups
  • small broccoli florets
  • 1 small red onion, halved and sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves,crushed
  • 1 cup DairyPure® Whole milk
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 8 ounces flank steak
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Hot cooked brown rice

Instructions

  1. In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in 1 tablespoon hot oil, cook broccoli, red onion, carrots and garlic about 5 minutes, until vegetables are tender-crisp, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove vegetables to bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, in medium bowl combine DairyPure milk, soy sauce, cornstarch, ginger, salt and crushed red pepper until smooth. Cut flank steak into thin slices; sprinkle with salt.
  4. In same skillet over medium-high heat, cook sliced flank steak in remaining tablespoon oil until well browned on all sides, stirring frequently. Return vegetable mixture to skillet. Stir in milk mixture; cook stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened. Toss to mix well. Serve with hot cooked brown rice.

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8) Veggie Frittata Muffins

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and finely diced
  • 2 cups baby spinach,
  • coarsely chopped 3 scallions,sliced
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup DairyPure® Whole milk or DairyPure® 2% Reduced Fat milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Jarlsberg, Gruyere or Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. In 12-inch skillet over medium heat, in hot oil, cook red pepper 5 minutes.
  2. Add baby spinach and scallions; cook 3 minutes longer or until spinach is just wilted.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  4. Grease eight 2 ¾- inch muffin cups. In large bowl beat eggs with DairyPure milk, salt and pepper. Stir in vegetable mixture and shredded cheese to mix well.
  5. Spoon into muffin cups.
  6. Bake 15 minutes or until mixture is puffed and golden.

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9) Rice Pudding with Strawberry Jam

5 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cooked long-grain white or basmati rice
  • 2 cups DairyPure® Whole milk or DairyPure® 1% Low Fat milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg to taste
  • 1/2 cup strawberry preserves
  • Sliced strawberries for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Combine rice and DairyPure milk in a large pot.
  2. Over medium heat, bring to a boil, then quickly lower to a gentle simmer.
  3. Add maple syrup, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir well.
  4. Simmer until liquid is almost completely absorbed, about 30 minutes, stirring frequently to avoid sticking or burning.
  5. Refrigerate rice pudding mixture, at least 3 hours.
  6. When mixture is chilled, into each of four 8-ounce glasses, layer ¼ cup rice pudding; top with 1 tablespoon raspberry jam. Repeat layering with rice pudding, then jam, ending with rice pudding. Garnish with a strawberry slice if desired.

Serving Suggestion: Omit strawberry preserves. Stir in ½ cup raisin

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10) Raspberry Milk Pops

Prep time: 5 minutes Freeze time: 4 hours Servings: 8


Ingredients

  • 1½ cups DairyPure® Whole milk or DairyPure® 2% Reduced Fat milk
  • 1 12-ounce package frozen raspberries
  • 1/4 cup honey

Instructions

  1. In blender or food processor combine DairyPure milk, frozen raspberries and honey; blend until smooth.
  2. Pour mixture into eight 4-ounce popsicle molds or plastic drinking cups. Add popsicle sticks. Freeze at least 4 hours or overnight.

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