WannaBe Chef

Recipes and randomness from Amanda's kitchen.

Four ingredients March 31, 2011

Filed under: Chicken,Side dish,Vegetable — WannaBe Chef @ 9:27 am

Hello, kiddies.  So I have this book of recipes that all have 4 ingredients or less.  I’ve had it since college, and I dug it out last weekend and found some things to make.  Exciting, no?

Stuffed Yellow Squash


  • 3 large yellow squashes
  • 1/2 block (4 ounces) light cream cheese
  • 1 box frozen spinach
  • 1 packet French Onion Soup mix
  • (I added a sprinkle of Panko bread crumbs too)


  1. Halve squashes lengthwise and scoop out seeds.  Spray a baking sheet with cooking spray and place squash halves cut side down on the baking sheet.  Bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes until squashes are tender.
  2. In the meantime, cook spinach on stovetop according to package directions.  Drain well and return to pan.
  3. Stir in the cream cheese and soup mix.  Do not let cream cheese boil. 
  4. Spoon mixture into squashes and top with a sprinkle of bread crumbs.  Spray bread crumbs with cooking spray to help with browning. 
  5. Bake for another 15 minutes or so until mixture is bubbly and bread crumbs are slightly browned. 

***Just a note – next time, I would use only half or 2/3 of the package of soup mix, it was a little salty for my taste! 

Spicy Chicken and Rice


  • 2-3 chicken breasts, sliced and cooked
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 can fiesta nacho cheese soup
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes


  1. Mix all ingredients together and pour into a greased baking dish.  Bake, covered, at 350 for 45 minutes.  Remove cover during last 5-10 minutes.

One Response to “Four ingredients”

  1. Rebecca Says:

    That squash looks SO GOOD.

    The chicken also looks like something even I could make without messing up! 🙂

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