7 Easy Ways to Bake Your Sunday Dinner

Ann Nurse's Baked Stuffed Peppers
Ann Nurse's Baked Stuffed Peppers

Ann Nurse's Baked Stuffed Peppers Recipe (pictured)

Not like typical stuffed peppers with a meat or rice filling, these are baked with a sprinkling of pine nuts and capers, topped with seasoned breadcrumbs, and drizzled with olive oil. They make a fine first course alongside other simple antipasti, or a great side dish with plain grilled or roasted meat or fish. These peppers are typical of the Italian region of Puglia, where Ann's family has its origins. For advance preparation, get everything ready and bake close to the time you intend to serve them, or bake the peppers early in the day for the evening. However, don't make these the day before or the breadcrumbs will lose their freshly toasted flavor.

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Baked Crabcakes Recipe

Baking crab cakes cuts down on calories and better preserves the tenderness of the delicate, flaky meat found in this crustacean.

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Twice Baked Potatoes Recipe

This twice baked potato has the works - butter, sour cream, Cheddar cheese, and scallions - to update your weeknight baked potato.

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Baked Chicken Cordon Bleu Recipe

Chicken cordon bleu is a French-inspired poultry dish that was developed by chefs in the United States in an effort to imitate stuffed meat dishes from Europe. "Cordon bleu," which means "blue ribbon" in French, has chicken, cheese such as Gruyère or Swiss, and prosciutto or ham as the basic ingredients.

For the crust, many chicken cordon bleu recipes include breadcrumbs. Chicken cordon bleu most often appears in a rolled presentation, with the chicken breast pounded flat and the ham and cheese wrapped up inside. The tightly rolled chicken cordon bleu can then be dipped in breadcrumbs and fried, grilled, or baked.

Chicken cordon bleu is certainly a dish your family will love! With the tender, oven-baked chicken and a soft cheesy core, you will find this chicken dish irresistible!

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Oven-Baked Steak Fingers Recipe

Here's something that's a little bit on the heartier side. Economical, lean round steak is dredged in a simple batter of egg, flour, and cornmeal that gives it a nice crunchy bite and then baked. It'll keep the kids' tummies from rumbling for a good while.

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Healthy Chicken Nacho Bake Recipe

Healthy Boneless Chicken Breasts Smothered With Cheddar Cheese, Salsa, And Other Fine Ingredients.

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Spicy Baked Chicken Recipe

Don't let the spices in this dish scare you away - if you have them in your pantry, then this is a quick, satisfying, and easy dish to make for dinner. You can eat the chicken breast as is or serve it with rice, toasted pita bread, or turn it in to a baked chicken sandwich (great for if there are leftovers).

Alternatively, you can just use your favorite spice blend instead of the mixture below and then bake the recipe the same way. But if you do make it as directed, make sure to wear gloves while coating the chicken with the spices otherwise the turmeric will stain your fingernails yellow, which is what happened to me because I completely forgot to follow my own advice...

INGREDIENTS

1 tablespoon olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon cayenne
¼ teaspoon turmeric
¼ teaspoon paprika
2 Thai chiles, roughly chopped (optional)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1-1 ½ pounds organic chicken breast, washed and dried
1 pint grape tomatoes, pierced with a fork or knife

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Then, add the chicken breasts and evenly coat the meat with the mixture (make sure to wear gloves per the note above). Add the tomatoes and mix together.

Arrange the meat and tomatoes on a foil-lined baking sheet, pouring any additional liquid on top. Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees. Serve immediately, spooning the pan juices over the meat or on top of rice if using.

Recipe Details

Total time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2

-The Daily Meal