My daughter begged for a huge bunch on bananas last week, with promises that she would eat every single one of them. Well, 6 days later, guess what? We had 4 very ripe bananas left, that were not going to get eaten. I hate wasting money so I had to think of something to do with them! It occurred to me that I have never tried to make banana nut bread! Now I have to admit something, I am NOT a baker. I don’t have a fancy mixer (although I do stare at them longingly in the store..) and I love my cakes from a box. When I looked up banana nut bread recipes a lot of them called for “cutting in cold butter” and other things that just weren’t going to work for me, and I got to thinking that it probably doesn’t for a lot of other people either, so I wanted to share this Super Easy Banana Nut Bread Recipe with you guys! It takes about 5 minutes of prep, and 25 minutes in the oven, that’s it!
I hope you are hungry and you want a healthy stuffed pepper because I have a treat for you. These are so good my kids ask me to make them. I know it is hard to believe but when you make them not only will you look like a gourmet cook but you will fall in love with stuffed peppers.
It gets even better not only can you make stuffed pepper in your oven. I will tell you how to make stuffed peppers in the Pressure Cooker.
These healthy stuffed peppers make a great quick dinner or a Freezer meal in a jiffy. I loved that I was able to use Jimmy Deans Sausage Crumbles. They really sped up my prep time and increased the flavor factor to an out of control “YUM!” Jimmy Dean was kind enough to send me free products coupons which were a good thing because I made several batches to freeze for those nights when I want something healthy and hearty but I do not want to actually “cook”. I am a pop it in the oven kind of gal. These also look amazing when you have a party and serve them. I am spoiling my secret sharing how easy they are to make especially since Jimmy Dean cooked the meat and that is usually the hardest and most time-consuming part.
You will need the following ingredients for your very own quick, healthy, and easy to prepare meals. Yes, you can freeze this just put it together and do not cook it until you are ready to eat it.
1 bag of Jimmy Dean Sausage Crumbles or sausage
2 cups of Spanish rice (cook it according to directions on the box, can, or bag)
5 Bell Peppers with the seeds removed
Salsa ( I used Peach Salsa)
Cheddar Cheese or a Mexican blend
Cut the pepper and remove the top
Remove the seeds from the pepper
Add the Spanish rice that you cooked per the recipe on the box, bag, or can
Now add in the Jimmy Dean Sausage crumbles….. and pretend you cooked for hours..
I add in a mango salsa but your favorite salsa will do nicely
Another layer of our secret ingredient the Jimmy Dean pork sausage crumbles
Another layer of the Spanish rice
Add another layer of salsa and then fill your dish up 50% of the way with water. This will help keep the peppers tender. I put in a tablespoon of olive oil into the water.
Bake for 20 minutes and then bake the cheese until it is melted.
It is hard to imagine these tasty ingredients created this gourmet meal in minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Lightly coat the peppers with olive oil and pour in some water into the pan to keep them moist then roast in a baking dish about 20-25 minutes just until cooked thru. Remove the peppers from the oven and allow to cool until you can handle them.
If you chose to freeze them do so before cooking, then you will then need to do the above instructions, but you will have to cook them for an additional 10 minutes.
*Remove from the oven and top with fresh cilantro
This is how you make stuffed peppers in the Pressure Cooker.
*** Use your stuffed pepper recipe and follow these cooking instructions.
Place 1 cup of water in the bottom of your pressure cooker make sure that your pan is in there. I know a lot of people forget that part and ruin their unit. Then place a steamer or ramekins in the pressure cooker.
You will then place your stuff peppers in the Pressure cooker.
If your pepper is stuffed with precooked meat, then you will cook them for just 5 minutes.
If your stuffed pepper has uncooked hamburger meat in it, then you will need to cook your peppers for 15 minutes with a 10-minute natural release. Natural release means to open the vent and let your stuffed peppers sit in the pot.
I found that the ramekins help the peppers keep their shape.
These are a couple of my must-have accessories for your pressure cooker.
Now that you have two ways to make healthy stuffed peppers. You will need to know What Goes Good With Stuffed Peppers
Ever just get that craving for something sweet late at night but you don’t want to spend the time making something (or eat so many calories late at night)? Me too! Some of you know that I love my Instapot, mostly for easy weeknight dinners, but as I have recently discovered it’s easy to make super awesome desserts in it too! My little family loves all things apples. Applesauce, apple slices, apple pie, all of it. So naturally I had to try out some Instant Pot Baked Apples! It’s the easy and fast way to make baked apples, and man-oh-man are they tasty. The best part? It takes 8 minutes to make 6 of them. (Yes, really). Continue reading
Being on a diet doesn’t mean you have to suffer by starving or eating tasteless food. You can still lose weight by eating in moderation and choosing the food you eat. Weight Watchers Recipes will help with your weight loss goals while still letting you enjoy great tasting food. If you’re busy and don’t have much time to cook I highly suggest you get a pressure cooker. It makes cooking delicious meals super quick and easy, and by cooking at home, you can save money and make sure that your ingredients are all healthy. To help you plan your meals I listed down my favorite 31 Pressure Cooker Weight Watchers Recipes that you can easily prepare at home.
As some of you might know from my previous posts, I LOVE my Instant pot. And after this simple Swedish meatballs recipe I am more in love than ever. Swedish Meatballs are a family favorite around here, and while the traditional recipes aren’t too hard, they require multiple pans and some time. But not any longer. Want to know how long it took me to make this? 15 minutes. No seriously, 15 minutes from start to finish. Can it get any cooler than that? I don’t think so. So grab your instant pot and let’s get started! Oh, do not forget my favorite instant pot dessert. Apples with ice cream.
Note: This recipe is for a precooked ham. I buy those all the time to save time. They still take about 2 hours to cook in the oven. That is a long time that you need to plan for before eating dinner. I never have two hours unless it is the weekend but I often crave ham so I figured out how to cook a ham in the pressure cooker.
It is actually very easy. You will need the following items.
Optional Potatoes and herbs if you want to cook your meal together.
1. If you are cooking your potatoes with your ham. The put in the potatoes first.
2. Pour in the 1 cup of water (Whether you have potatoes or veggies or not.)
3. Place a large sheet of foil on your counter (It must be big enough to wrap your ham)
4. Put your ham in the foil. Do not wrap the top. You will leave it open to pour in your sugar and pineapple mixture once it is in the pressure cooker.
5. Mix the packet ingredients or the brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg with 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice from the can of pineapple. You can use the pineapples later or put them on the ham in the pressure cooker. Our kids like their pineapples not cooked with their ham. I like mine cooked so I do half and half.
7. Place the foil wrapped ham on top of the sling
8. Make sure the foil will contain the liquid you are about to add.
9. Pour in the liquid mixture.
10. Close the Foil
11. Shut the Pressure cooker
12. Turn it to 10 minutes for your pre-cooked ham that is 6-7 lbs
13. Let the pressure release when it is done
14. Use your mitts to take off the top
15. Unwrap your ham and let it cool
I do this during the week so I can use the ham to make other recipes. These are some of my favorite recipes with ham.
Easy Recipes Kids Can Make: Ham and Cheese Sushi Rolls
This is the ultimate one stop shop Instant pot pack
I use these all the time
Silicone starter pack
This is the pressure cooker I have.
I love my steamer basket
When I am trying to do an entire meal at once I love this
and everyone needs one of these make sure you look at the size of the unit before you buy this cake pan.
This is the best storage option I love my Rubbermaid containers you can microwave them and refrigerator food in them. They do not stain!
For more instant pot recipes check out these cookbooks
Try my Instant Pot Salmon Recipe
Did you know that you can make desserts in your instant pot? See my list of drool-worthy Best Instant Pot Pressure Cooker Desserts