Friday, April 17, 2009

Gardener's Pie

Tonight's 5 ingredient recipe was Gardener's Pie. I made some adjustments - instead of refrigerated mashed potato product I used a 90 cent box of garlic mashed instant potatoes, and I added in three boneless chicken thighs, which I sauteed and then cut into cubes.
So it's frozen mixed veggies, and soup and thyme, and chicken, with mashed potatoes on top, bake at 350 covered for 30, uncovered for 15, and with cheese for 5 minutes.

$1.29 cheddar cheese condensed soup
$.75 1 cup of cheddar cheese for the top
$.69 pound of frozen mixed veggies
$.90 garlic mashed potatoes
($.70 2 cups of milk and
$.32 4 tbs butter to prepare potatoes)
$1.12 boneless chicken thighs
1/2 tsp thyme
$5.77 total

I won't make this on a regular basis because of the sodium in the soup and the potatoes. It is nice that it is all shelf stable or frozen items (and milk and butter, which I always have anyway) that I can keep on hand if I find myself in a pinch and need to make something easy, or to bring along, pot luck or whatever, especially since it made soooo much, we only ate half of what it made.

1 comment:

The WilsonFam said...

If you are interested, i have a recipie for homemade cream sauce. Which i use for everything that requires canned crema soups. You can add cheese, broth, whatever seasoning you'd like. I think it's cheaper, esp if you used dried milk (i havent tried this and when kailyn is able to tolerate milk i may). Shoot me and email if you'd like it?!?!?! The reciepe sound good and cheap and easy to prep some of the ingredients ahead of time.