Seven Easy Dinner Ideas Week 125: Southwest Recipes

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June 3, 2016
Andi Gleeson

This week’s menu of easy dinner ideas features Caesar Pasta Salad, Fish Stick Burritos, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Legs, and a few tasty Southwest recipes!

This week's menu of easy dinner ideas features Caesar Pasta Salad, Fish Stick Burritos, Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Legs, and a few tasty Southwest recipes!

We’re going to be in Texas soon for an impromptu family reunion on my husband’s side, and I am seriously afraid of how hot it will be. I’ve never really been to Texas except driving through it on our move from Mississippi to California, so I’m not sure what to expect. I, of course, have an idea of what to expect, and it includes cowboy hats, pickup trucks, very hot weather, and a lot of Tex-Mex food. I’ll let you know after my trip how accurate that picture was. With Tex-Mex on the mind, I decided to throw a few Southwest recipes into this week’s menu. I think many of us love any kind of Mexican food, so I have a feeling this will be popular with you guys! Let’s get to the recipes (click the title to see the full post):

  1. Snakebite Sausage Pasta – I’m kicking off the menu with this recipe because it sounds like Texas to me!Snakebite Pasta - A spicy sausage and pasta recipe ready in under 30 minutes!
  2. Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad with Bacon and Egg – Creamy pasta salad with bacon and egg? You want this.Make your day better with this Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad loaded with bacon, boiled eggs, and more!
  3. Fish Stick Burritos – If you like fish tacos, this fun recipe has your name all over it!Easy Fish Stick Burritos | The Weary Chef #mexicanfood
  4. Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Drumsticks – These easy chicken legs are seasoned with honey, soy, and Sriracha then wrapped in bacon.Easy bacon-wrapped chicken drumsticks are flavored with honey, soy, and Sriracha!
  5. Five-Ingredient Southwest Chicken Rice Bowls – This is one of the few recipes both my kids actually like!5-Ingredient Southwest Chicken Rice Bowls: An easy dinner the whole family will love!
  6. Vegetable Beef Chili Potatoes – You can’t beat a hearty meal that’s actually good for you!Baked potatoes are mashed with sour cream, smothered in a chunky vegetable beef chili, and topped with a little melted cheddar. This is comfort food at its healthiest! -
  7. Southwest Mac and Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes – This is a fun dinner, and you can add taco-seasoned ground beef or turkey to the filling if you don’t want a vegetarian dish. The post includes a video of how to scoop your tomatoes to get them ready for stuffing too!Southwest Mac and Cheese Stuffed Tomatoes by The Weary Chef

Believe it or not, I’m taking a day off on Monday. After two and a half years, it seemed about time. I’ll be right back with a new dinner recipe on Tuesday. Talk to you then!

Andi Gleeson, food blogger

Andi Gleeson

Andi Gleeson is a passionate blogger and mom based in San Francisco who focuses on easy and delicious dinner recipes.


Angie S
9 years ago

These all look GREAT!!! Enjoy your time off and safe travels!

Andi Gleeson
9 years ago

Thanks so much, Angie! xo

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