Chorizo and Corn Casserole

Chorizo and Corn Casserole

Chorizo and Corn CasseroleIt’s hard to believe that Easter is almost here. This is both exciting and terrifying all at the same time. Hooray for Spring! I am so ready for flowers and sunshine. But good grief I’ve got to prepare for the holiday. This one really snuck up on me!

Today I’m partnering with Del Monte to share a quick and easy side dish for your holiday table. The recipe I’m sharing with you today, Chorizo and Corn Casserole, is a fun side dish you can make in a jiffy and a spin on Del Monte’s very popular and simple to make Cheddar Corn Casserole which is one of their #10MinuteWowRecipes. This is a classic that has been served on my family’s holiday table for years and I’m sure most of you are familiar with this side dish classic!

chorizo and corn casseroleMy version is spiced up a bit with chorizo sausage. My family loves food that bites back a bit. They also love the flavors of Mexican cuisine. So besides chorizo, I’ve also added in cilantro and tomatoes. A fun and hearty twist on a classic dish!

chorizo and corn casseroleDel Monte’s #10MinuteWow meals focus on quick and easy recipes for your holiday table. What I love about this recipe is that most of the ingredients are tossed together in one bowl which makes clean up so much easier! No one wants to spend the entire holiday washing dishes.

Mix the ingredients in a bowl. Pop it in the oven and thirty minutes later you have a bubbly cheesy dish that will please the whole family!

Del Monte has some other classic dishes that can be prepared in ten minutes. Check out these recipes for your holiday table:

Sweet Pea Deviled Eggs
Classic Green Bean Casserole
Golden Sweet Cornbread
Sweet and Spicy Carrots

chorizo and corn casseroleI hope your holiday is a happy one. Take this time to celebrate rebirth, Spring and most importantly, your family. Happy Easter!

Chorizo and Corn Casserole
 
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A twist on a classic. Made feisty with a bit of hot chorizo sausage!
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chorizo sausage, cooked and drained of fat
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, about 12 oz.
  • 2 Tbsps. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup sliced green onions, divided
  • 1 tsp. hot sauce (ore more to taste)
  • 2 plum tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 4 cans (15.25oz.ea.) Del Monte® Whole Kernel Corn, well drained
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toss together cheese, flour and pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Stir together milk, cream cheese, ⅓ cup green onions and hot sauce in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Add corn and shredded cheese mixture; stir well to blend evenly. Mix in chorizo, tomatoes and cilantro. Cover and bake 30 minutes.
  3. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining ⅓ cup green onions.

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Del Monte. The opinions and text are all mine.

Cinnamon Crepes with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

Cinnamon Crepes with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

Cinnamon Crepes with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

Keeping recipes light during the holidays can be quite a challenge. Because let’s face it, no one wants to gain weight during the holidays. But holiday parties are usually chockfull of rich sweets, which makes it hard to keep your resolve in the land of holiday temptation.

And while it’s challenging, it’s not impossible to tweak recipes so that they taste indulgent while still being lighter.

Christmas morning I always make a quiche, a fruit bowl and some sweet indulgence. It’s tradition. Crepes are a holiday family favorite and luckily for me, my kids enjoy fruit filled crepes. But still, fruit fillings can be calorie dense which can be problematic. And that brings me to a new product I’d like to introduce you to today; Born Sweet® Zing™ Baking Blend.

Cinnamon Crepes with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

Zing™ Baking Blend, made with stevia leaf extract and pure cane sugar, has only 5 calories per serving. It bakes and browns just like regular sugar, so it’s a great choice for people who would like to cut back on calories. Zing™ Stevia Sweetener products are made with only real ingredients, nothing artificial. It comes in a container with an easy pour spout, which makes it not only easier to cook with, but easier to store. And that sounds rather sweet to me.

Cinnamon Crepes with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

Cinnamon Crepes with Blueberry Ginger Sauce

I used Zing™ Baking Blend in today’s recipe, Cinnamon Crepes with Blueberry Ginger Sauce. This is a wonderful recipe for Christmas morning because it’s quick and easy to make. Completely cooked from scratch, it takes just a short time from stovetop to table. And anyone with little kids knows how important that is on Christmas morning.

If you are looking to slim down your holiday baked goods and treats, give Zing™ Baking Blend a try. You can visit their website to find a local retailer who carries Zing™ Baking Blend.

Cinnamon Crepes with Blueberry Ginger Sauce
 
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Cinnamon crepes served with a luscious blueberry ginger sauce is the perfect addition to your breakfast or brunch table!
Ingredients
  • For the Crepe Batter:
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Zing™ Baking Blend
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp butter, melted
  • For the Blueberry Ginger Sauce:
  • 3 cups frozen blueberries (fresh is fine too)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 ½ tsp powdered ginger
  • ¼ cup Zing™ Baking Blend
  • 2 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp water
Instructions
  1. Whisk together the flour, Zing™ Baking Blend, cinnamon and salt. Add eggs, milk and butter. Beat until smooth.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium high heat and lightly oil the surface. Scoop ¼ cup of the batter and pour into the pan. Twirl it around to make a thin circle. Cook until the underside is light brown and then flip and cook until lightly golden on the other side. Repeat for remaining batter.
  3. For the blueberry sauce, place blueberries in a medium sized saucepan. Add ½ cup water, powdered ginger and Zing™ Baking Blend. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 12 minutes. In a small cup, whisk together cornstarch and 1 Tbsp water. Add to blueberry mixture and let simmer another 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Place crepes on a serving plate and top with blueberry sauce. Serve immediately.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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