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cheese

Starches

Jamy’s Oil Field Potatoes

The easy assembly, feed-a-crowd size, and cheese sauce make this potato dish is a staple at every Bancroft family get-together.

Yield: 8 to 12 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Breakfasts

Cheesy Egg Wraps

Fill tortillas with scrambled eggs, shredded cheese, and sautéed bell peppers, bacon, and jalapeño. Fold into a burrito and toast in a hot skillet until crispy and golden. These are perfect for breakfast or for a weeknight dinner, and they freeze well.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 20 minutes
Poultry

One-Pan Chicken Burrito Bowls

We’re always looking for quick and easy weeknight dinners that appeal to our preschooler as well as us. With this recipe, you cook the Spanish rice and chicken together, and then add black beans and corn to the same pan (though it’s easy to separate them out for picky eaters who like their food in separate piles). Add more piles of chopped avocado, shredded cheese, sour cream, and salsa, and you’ve got dinner.

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 45 minutes
Munchies

One-Pan Ham & Cheese Melts

Guy loves his cooking magazines, and recently picked up a copy of a Better Homes and Gardens’ One-Pan Recipes in the check-out lane. The cover of the magazine featured this pan of ham and cheese melts, made with Hawaiian rolls, brushed with melted butter, chopped shallots, parsley, and garlic, and browned until melty and delicious. We made them for a weeknight dinner and then spotted them at the book club holiday party – they’re really great for any occasion.

Yield: 12 sliders
Vegetarian

Butternut Lasagna

If you’re looking for a nice, fall- or holiday-inspired main dish, try this vegetarian lasagna. Layers of sliced butternut squash, puréed pumpkin, crème fraîche, fontina, noodles, and sage make this a decadent dish worthy of Thanksgiving or dinner for friends.

Yield: 10 to 12 servings Total time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Breakfasts

Guy & Leo’s Ham & Egg Cups

Including small kids in meal preparation is a great way to pass on healthy eating habits and to foster a sense of family. Leo loves to watch and help us cook (and has always loved to crack eggs), so this is a great recipe for him.

Guy helps him line muffin tins with sliced ham, add cheese, crack an egg into each cup, and top with halved cherry tomatoes. The cups bake for 20 minutes and are a delicious breakfast.

(Kids may prefer that their eggs be scrambled in the cups.)

Yield: 4 servings Total time: 40 minutes
Vegetarian

Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Puréed butternut squash, black beans, and plenty of cheese make these enchiladas a creamy and decadent vegetarian main dish.

Yield: 8 servings Total time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Starches

Macaroni & Cheese

Have you ever promised a pre-schooler macaroni and cheese for lunch without realizing that you’re out of the boxed stuff? Your whole day may seem completely shot, until some fast Googling and a serendipitous stash of just the right groceries allow you to make the homemade version.

It’s actually pretty easy and is much, much better than the boxed stuff.

Yield: 6 servings Total time: 30 minutes
Beef

Guy’s Philly Cheesesteak

Caramelized onions, sautéed peppers, and provolone sauce top thinly sliced beef on soft hoagie rolls.

Yield: 4 servings
Pork

Guy’s Slow Cooker Cuban Sandwiches

Layer slow-cooked shredded pork, Swiss cheese, ham, pickles, onions, and mustard on hoagie rolls for a hearty dinner.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings Total time: 7 hours