Easy Breakfast Sausage Hand Pies

Easy Breakfast Sausage Hand Pies

These Easy Breakfast Sausage Hand Pies sprinkled with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning is a two-bite mouthful of delicious comfort. Loaded with a savory, spicy sausage patty and a slice of sharp cheddar cheese. Hugged with crispy, flaky ready to use pie crust then topped off with everyone’s favorite seasoning…Everything But the Bagel. Only one word fits… simply fantastic!

over head of savory sausage hand pies with everything but the bagel seasoning

Not only are these delicious little mini treats good for breakfast, they’re also a big hit as a party appetizer, after school snack, or make a great grab and go lunch. Dunk these cuties into this Jalapeno-Ranch Dressing or barbecue-mustard sauce and you’ve got a winner in your hands!

WHAT’S IN THESE SAVORY HAND PIES?

  • pork sausage patties – I used hot😉
  • Pillsbury Pie Crust…the raw tube kind
  • slice of sharp cheddar cheese – a little smaller than the sausage patty
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
  • 1 beaten egg
mini sausage rolls ingredients with labels

HOW DO YOU MAKE THESE HAND PIES

These minis are so easy! 20 minutes assembly and 25 for cooking… and wah-la, you’re done!

  • STEP ONE – Remove pie crust from packaging and let sit for 10 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • STEP TWO – Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat until brown and not pink in the center. Drain on paper towels. (non-stick skillet preferred)
  • STEP THREE – Roll out cold pie crust and cut with a biscuit cutter starting from the outer perimeter of the circle. You should be able to get about to get 14 or 15 circles.
cooked sausage draining on paper towels with pie crust, beaten egg and everything but the bagel seasoning
  • STEP FOUR – Lay sausage patty in the center of one dough disk, place the cheese on top of the patty, lay another dough disk on top of the cheese. Pinch top and bottom disks together at the seam with your hands or a fork.
  • STEP FIVE – Brush the tops with egg wash. (optional step)
  • STEP SIX – Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper that has been sprayed with spray oil.
  • STEP SEVEN – Sprinkle Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on top of the rolls.
  • STEP EIGHT – Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 mins or until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce like barbecue or Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. Enjoy!!!
instruction collage on how to assemble the sausage hand pies

EASY INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

Meat Substitutes

Of course, you don’t have to use pork sausage. You can use a chicken sausage patty instead of full fat pork.

If meat isn’t your thing try the Beyond Meat, meatless products that taste almost like meat but aren’t…you know the fake stuff? Actually, what I have tried in the meatless meat department is pretty darn good!

A double cheese hand pie would be delicious. Use two kinds of cheeses for an extra bit of yum…Jalapeno Cheddar…Cheddar…Mozzerella…Jack…Colby Jack…I’m definitely making these with cheese next time, LOL!

close up of cut everything sausage hand pies

CRUST SUBSTITUTIONS

The crust substitutions are endless and more than likely you already have a few on hand if your out of pie crust.

Reduced fat cresent rolls, biscuits, tortillas (cut into forths), crustless bread (rolled flat), 2 ingredients Weight Watcher Dough, puff pastry, phyllo dough…so many options!

HELPFUL RECIPE TIPS

Can these be made ahead?

Yes, they sure can. Follow Steps 1 through 5 then freeze on a flat sheet for about 45 minutes. Transfer to a ziplock freezer bag and store for not more than 2 months. Unthaw for about 30 minutes at room temperature then sprinkle with Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Spray tops with spray oil and then cook as directed above.

Do these keep well in the refridgerator?

Yes! They keep very well up to about a week. Perfect for “on the go” little hand snacks! To warm up, microwave for about 30 seconds or Air Fry for about 2 minutes on 370.

close up of mini sausage biscuit hand pie

KITCHEN ITEMS FOR SAUSAGE HAND PIES

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Easy Sausage Hand Pies – Everything But the Bagel

Savory Sausage Hand Pies with Everything But the Bagel seasoning are made with flaky,crispy pie crust and savory breakfast sausage and sharp cheddar cheese.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, cheese, everything but the bagel seasoning, hand pie, pie crust, sausage, savory hand pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 200kcal
Author Elise

Ingredients

  • 8 slice breakfast sausage ground
  • 1 Pillsbury Pie Crust
  • 8 slice sharp cheddar cheese or any semi hard cheese
  • 1 beaten egg brush on tops
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning – generous sprinkles

Instructions

  • STEP ONE – Remove the wrapping and let pie crust and let sit for 10 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • STEP TWO – Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat unitl brown and not pink in the center. Drain on paper towels. (non-stick skillet preferred)
  • STEP THREE – Roll out cold pie crust and cut with a biscuit cutter starting from the outer perimeter of the circle. You should be about to get 12 or 13 circles.
  • STEP FOUR – Lay cooked sausage patty in the center of dough disk, place cheese slice on top , and then lay another dough disk on top of the cheese. Pinch dough together with hands or a fork.
  • STEP FIVE – Brush the tops with egg wash. (optional step)
  • STEP SIX – Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper that has been sprayed with spray oil.
  • STEP SEVEN – Sprinkle Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on top of the rolls.
  • STEP EIGHT – Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 mins or until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce like barbecue or Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. Enjoy!!!
Easy Mini Homemade Sausage Rolls

Easy Mini Homemade Sausage Rolls

These healthier “Homemade” Mini Sausage Rolls with Everything But the Bagel Seasoning sprinkled on are flaky, savory, little nuggets of breakfast comfort. They are a lighter calorie, lower carb load than the normal 1000 calorie Donut Shop mega roll. Serve this Weight Watcher friendly mini sausage roll with some breakfast eggs and fruit for a great start to the day.

Chicken Link Sausage rolled up in pie crust with laughing cow cheese inside and everything but the bagel seasoning

Not only are these delicious little mini treats good for breakfast, they’re also a hit as a pre-game warmup. Dunk these cuties into this Jalapeno-Ranch Dressing or barbecue-mustard sauce and you’ve got a team win!

Mini Sausage Rolls are perfect for grab and go after school kid snacks too! They are easy to heat up and grab on the way out the door!

WHAT’S IN THESE MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS?

  • Chicken Breakfast Sausage…I used Applegate Farms – 1 pt, 1 carb each
  • Pillsbury Pie Crust…the raw tube kind – 1.5 pt for 1/16th
  • Spreadable Cheese…Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge – .5 pt for 1/2 wedge
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning
  • 1 beaten egg – 0 pts
mini sausage rolls ingredients with labels

HOW DO YOU MAKE MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS?

These minis are so easy! 20 minutes assembly and 25 for cooking… and your wahla, you’re done!

  • STEP ONE – Roll out refrigerated pie crust and let sit for 10 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • STEP TWO – Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat until brown and not pink in the center. Drain on paper towels. (non-stick skillet preferred)
  • STEP THREE – Roll out cold pie crust and cut with a biscuit cutter starting from the outer perimeter of the circle. You should be about to get 12 or 13 circles.
cooked sausage draining on paper towels with pie crust, beaten egg and everything but the bagel seasoning
  • STEP FOUR – Spread half of the cheese wedge on the dough surface. Lay sausage link in the center and roll-up. Pinch dough together at the seam.
  • STEP FIVE – Brush the tops with egg wash. (optional step)
  • STEP SIX – Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper that has been sprayed with spray oil.
  • STEP SEVEN – Sprinkle Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on top of the rolls.
  • STEP EIGHT – Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 mins or until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce like barbecue or Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. Enjoy!!!
step 1 pie crust cut outs,link sausage, and cheese-step 2 rolled up uncooked mini rolls

EASY INGREDIENT SUBSTITUTIONS

Meat Substitutes

Of course, you don’t have to use chicken sausage…any kind of pork sausage. Breakfast sausage or little smokies…anything meat and cylinder will do.

If meat isn’t your thing try the Beyond Meat, meatless products that taste almost like meat but aren’t…you know the fake stuff? Actually, what I have tried in the meatless meat department is pretty darn good!

A cold stick of your favorite cheese would be delicious. Jalapeno Cheddar…Cheddar…Mozzerella…Jack…Colby Jack…I’m definately making these with cheese next time, LOL!

cooked mini sausage rolls with everything but the bagel seasoning on  top on  a white plate

CRUST SUBSTITUTIONS

The crust substitutions are endless and more than likely you already have a few on hand if your out of pie crust.

Reduced fat cresent rolls, biscuits, tortillas (cut into forths), crustless bread (rolled flat), 2 ingredients Weight Watcher Dough, puff pastry, phyllo dough…so many options!

HELPFUL RECIPE TIPS

Can these be made ahead?

Yes, they sure can. Follow Steps 1 through 5 then freeze on a flat sheet for about 45 minutes. Transfer to a ziplock freezer bag and store for not more than 2 months. Unthaw for about 30 minutes at room temperature then sprinkle with Everything But the Bagel seasoning. Spray tops with spray oil and then cook as directed above.

Do these keep well in the refridgerator?

Yes! They keep very well up to about a week. Perfect for “on the go” little hand snacks! To warm up, microwave for about 30 seconds or Air Fry them for about 2 minutes on 370.

close up side view of cooked mini sausage rolls on a white plate

KITCHEN ITEMS FOR MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS

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Easy Mini Sausage Rolls – Everything But the Bagel

Mini Sausage Rolls with Everything But the Bagel seasoning, flaky, savory, crust and chicken sausage with a lighter calorie, carb count.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword everything but the bagel seasoning, laughing cow cheese, low calories, pie crust, sausage, sausage roll, weight watchers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 23 minutes
Calories
Author Elise

Ingredients

  • 12 Chicken Breakfast Sausage…I used Applegate Farms
  • 1 Pilsbury Pie Crust
  • 1/2 wedge Spreadable Cheese…Laughing Cow Cheese Wedge
  • 1 beaten egg brush on tops
  • Everything But the Bagel Seasoning – generous sprinkles

Instructions

  • STEP ONE – Roll out refridgerated pie crust and let sit for 10 minutes. Pre-heat the oven to 400 degrees.
  • STEP TWO – Brown the sausage in a skillet over medium heat unitl brown and not pink in the center. Drain on paper towels. (non-stick skillet preferred)
  • STEP THREE – Roll out cold pie crust and cut with a biscuit cutter starting from the outer perimeter of the circle. You should be about to get 12 or 13 circles.
  • STEP FOUR – Spread half of the cheese wedge on the dough surface. Lay sausage link in the center and roll-up. Pinch dough together at the seam.
  • STEP FIVE – Brush the tops with egg wash. (optional step)
  • STEP SIX – Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper that has been sprayed with spray oil.
  • STEP SEVEN – Sprinkle Everything But the Bagel Seasoning on top of the rolls.
  • STEP EIGHT – Bake at 400 for 20 to 25 mins or until golden brown.
  • Serve with your favorite sauce like barbecue or Jalapeno Ranch Dressing. Enjoy!!!
Best Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix Recipe

Best Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix Recipe

Homemade Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix is truly a special treat in our house…especially around the holidays. Slow-roasted, savory, Curry spice mixed up with a buttery combination of Worcestershire Sauce, cumin, garlic, and onion powder makes this mix a different, divine beautiful snack.

Oh, and did I say Cheese Puffs…yes, Cheese Puffs! Need I say more?

curry chex mix with seseme sticks and goldfish in a white bowl

CURRY CHEESE PUFF CHEX MIX GETS 5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Homemade Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix is one of those rare snacks that 99% of my people love. There is something so comforting in a big handfull of perfectly seasoned pretzels, chex cereal, and those cheese puffs. I need to make this party mix with just puffs, goldfish, and pretzels…LOL!

Traditional Chex Mix is usually made with Chili Powder. Although I love Chili Powder, using curry powder elevates this snack mix to a whole nother level! There is just something about a savory, earthy, hot, nutty curry snack that is just wonderful!

This yummy stuff is not only loved by all but it is really easy to make, super easy to store, and will last, if stored properly, for at least a month with out getting stale.

Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix in 3 different serving dishes on a blue towel

THE BEST CHEX MIX INGREDIENTS

Dry Ingredients

Sauce Ingredients

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CURRY CHEESE PUFF CHEX MIX

Instructions

  • STEP ONE: Place the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl or roasting pan. Mix up gently.
  • STEP TWO: Over low heat melt the butter…be careful not to burn. Add the seasonings…Worchestershire, curry, onion, garlic, cumin powder, and hot sauce to taste.
  • STEP THREE: Pour over the dry snack mix and stir preferably with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Mix until everything is evenly coated….this will take about 15 minutes of constant gentle stirring.
  • STEP FOUR: Heat oven to 215°. Place coated mix on large baking sheets (this will probably take 2) or use a large roasting pan with at least 2″ sides. Make sure the mix is spread out evenly and not deep.
  • STEP FIVE: Stir every 15 minutes for an hour or until crispy and yummy.
  • STEP SIX: Cool on cut-up brown paper sacks, newspaper, or paper towels until cool.
  • STEP SEVEN: Store in large plastic bags or plastic tubs. Enjoy!!!

OPTIONAL CRUNCHY INGREDIENTS

Just browse throught the snack isles and you can come up with your own version of this special treat. A few items I’ve included over the years are below👇

  • garlic rye crisps
  • goldfish
  • fritos
  • wheat chex
  • oyster crackers
  • pecans
  • cheez its
  • cashews
  • bagel chips
goldfish, cheese puffs, sesame sticks, pretzels, chex cereal with curry butter sauce

CURRY CHEESE PUFF CHEX MIX RECIPE ITEMS

ALTERNATIVE CHEX MIX BAKING METHODS

While oven roasted Chex Mix is the preferred method with…in my opinion…the most delicious outcome, you can also make this vintage snack mix in the Crockpot or the Air Fryer!

While the Crockpot might seem like it would be the easiest, hands free method, the truth is it takes more time (2 hours at the least on low) and you still have to stir it. Plus, in my opinion, it’s not as toasty. The enclosed area is much smaller than an oven and it tends to “steam” the mix.

The Air Fryer Method is a really good alternative method to oven roasting especially if you want to make an individual portion. I filled the Air Fryer basket half way up with the Chex Mix mix, set the fryer on 300 degrees for 10 minutes. In 2 minutes intervals, I pulled the basket out and shook it…then resumed cooking. It was super yummy and a lot less clean up!

closeup side view of curry cheese puff chex mix in a white bowl

HELPFUL KITCHEN ITEMS

curry cheese puff chex mix with goldfish in a white bowl on a blue and white striped towel

KITCHEN TIPS FOR CHEX MIX

Chex Mix is one of those tasty treats that never comes out the exact same and is so easily personalized to fit your taste buds.

The recipe is very straight forward and extremely simple to double.

If you like a little more garlic flavor…like my husband does… add more garlic powder. You could add more in the butter sauce or sprinkle on when it is still hot out of the oven.

If you really like it hot and spicy; try adding 1 tablespoon of Chili Powder and 1 tablespoon of Jalapeno Powder…Yum!

You can make this mix weeks ahead and store in sealed plastic bags or containers…it’s really much better if you allow the flavors to “meld” over a week or two.

If giving this for holiday gifts be sure to make enough for everyone to have their own can of this glorious stuff!

overhead picture of curry cheese puff chex mix in a white bowl

Curry Cheese Puff Chex Mix

Elise
Crunchy, spicy, savory Chex Mix with white cheddar puffs, goldfish, sesame stixs, pretzels, nuts, and chex cereal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12
Calories 120 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4 cups Cheese Puffs (cheese curls, cheetos) I used White Cheddar Cheese Puffs
  • 2 cups thin pretzels
  • 1 cup Cheerios
  • 1 cup Pepperidge Farms Parmesan Flavor
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 1 cup Sesame Stix
  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 1.5 cup dry roasted peanuts more or less to taste

Sauce Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp Curry powder more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp hot sauce more or less to taste
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder more or less to taste
  • 1 stick butter (8 tbsp)

Instructions
 

  • Place the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl or roasting pan. Mix up gently.
  • Over low heat melt the butter…be careful not to burn. Add the seasonings…Worchestershire, curry, onion, garlic, cumin powder, and hot sauce to taste.
  • Pour over the dry snack mix and stir preferable with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Mix until everything is evenly coated….this will take about 15 minutes of constant gentle stirring.
  • Heat oven to 215°. Place coated mix on large baking sheets (this will probably take 2) or use a large roasting pan with at least 2" sides. Make sure the mix is spread out evenly and not deep.
  • Stir every 15 minutes for an hour or until crispy and yummy.
  • Cool on cut up brown paper sacks, newspaper, or paper towels until cool.
  • Store in large plastic bags or plastic tubs. Enjoy!!!

Notes

Extra Notes: Make weeks ahead of the holidays and give this as a delicious gift.
 
Keyword cereal, cheetos, chex, curry, goldfish, savory, sesame stixs, spicy

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The Best Homemade Spicy Chex Mix

Best Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

Best Homemade Chex Mix Recipe

This homemade Chex Mix recipe is a tried and true, slow-roasted, savory, spicy, crunchy, buttery combination of ordinary but different everyday nibbles. What sets this recipe apart from all the other thousands of Chex Mix recipes is the perfect blend of butter, spices, and Cheese Puffs…yes Cheese Puffs…need I say more?

overhead homemade chex mix recipe with Cheetos in a white bowl

The original recipe for this special Chex mix has been in my husband’s family for as long as he can remember. He has very special memories of his sweet mom Mildred making it every Christmas. When she passed his big sister took over and has diligently carried on the tradition following the original recipe to the peanut (LOL)!

side view of homemade chex mix with cheetos

Long story short…she never makes enough for my family of four, her family, her grandkids, and friends to adequately satisfy everyone’s Chex mix cravings…she would have to start in June to accomplish that! So I had to start making it!

Of course, as always, I never follow a recipe exactly…gotta put my spin on things…so here’s my take on Mildred’s Chex Mix.

homemade chex mix ingredients with labels

THE BEST CHEX MIX INGREDIENTS

Dry Ingredients

Sauce Ingredients

unbaked chex mix overhead on baking sheets

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST CHEX MIX

Instructions

  • STEP ONE: Place the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl or roasting pan. Mix up gently.
  • STEP TWO: Over low heat melt the butter…be careful not to burn. Add the seasonings…Worchestershire, chili, onion, garlic, cumin powder, and hot sauce to taste.
  • STEP THREE: Pour over the dry snack mix and stir preferably with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Mix until everything is evenly coated….this will take about 15 minutes of constant gentle stirring.
  • STEP FOUR: Heat oven to 215°. Place coated mix on large baking sheets (this will probably take 2) or use a large roasting pan with at least 2″ sides. Make sure the mix is spread out evenly and not deep.
  • STEP FIVE: Stir every 15 minutes for an hour or until crispy and yummy.
  • STEP SIX: Cool on cut-up brown paper sacks, newspaper, or paper towels until cool.
  • STEP SEVEN: Store in large plastic bags or plastic tubs. Enjoy!!!
step one and two of baking homemade chex mix
steps 3 and 4 of baking homemade chex mix

OPTIONAL CRUNCHY INGREDIENTS

Just browse throught the snack isles and you can come up with your own version of this special treat. A few items I’ve included over the years are below👇

  • garlic rye crisps
  • goldfish
  • fritos
  • wheat chex
  • oyster crackers
  • pecans
  • cheez its
  • cashews
  • bagel chips
chex mix with cheetos in 3 sizes of serving bowls

CHEESE PUFF CHEX MIX RECIPE ITEMS

ALTERNATIVE CHEX MIX BAKING METHODS

While oven roasted Chex Mix is the prefered method with…in my opinion…the most delicious outcome, you can also make this vintage snack mix in the Crockpot or the Air Fryer!

While the Crockpot might seem like it would be the easiest, hands free method, the truth is it takes more time (2 hours at the least on low) and you still have to stir it. Plus, in my opinion, it’s not as toasty. The enclosed area is much smaller than an oven and it tends to “steam” the mix.

The Air Fryer Method is a really good alternative method to oven roasting especially if you want to make an individual portion. I filled the Air Fryer basket half way up with the Chex Mix mix, set the fryer on 300 degrees for 10 minutes. In 2 minutes intervals, I pulled the basket out and shook it…then resumed cooking. It was super yummy and a lot less clean up!

HELPFUL KITCHEN ITEMS

close up of homemade chex mix in a white bowl with cheetos

KITCHEN TIPS FOR CHEX MIX

Chex Mix is one of those tasty treats that never comes out the exact same and is so easily personalized to fit your taste buds.

The recipe is very straight forward and extremely simple to double.

If you like a little more garlic flavor…like my husband does… replace one of the chili powder tablespoons for garlic powder.

Use 1 tablespoon of Chiplote Chili Powder in place of regular Chili Powder for a different spice taste. If you really like it hot then try substituting 1 or 2 tablespoons of Chili Powder with Jalapeno Powder…Yum!

You can make this mix weeks ahead and store in sealed plastic bags or containers…it’s really much better if you allow the flavors to “meld” over a week or two.

Give this cherished family Chex Mix as friend and family gifts around the holidays. Everyone needs their own can of this glorious stuff!

Spicy Chex Mix

Crunchy, spicy, savory Chex Mix with Cheetos, mini saltines, pretzels, nuts, and chex cereal.
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword cereal, cheetos, chex, savory, spicy
Servings 12
Calories 120kcal
Author Elise

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Cheese Puffs (cheese curls, cheetos) I mixed Cheese Puffs & White Cheddar Cheese Puffs
  • 2 cups thin pretzels
  • 2 cups Cheerios
  • 1 cup mini saltines (or oyster crackers)
  • 2 cups Rice Chex
  • 2 cups Corn Chex
  • 1.5 cup dry roasted peanuts more or less to taste

Sauce Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp worchestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp chili powder more or less to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp hot sauce more or less to taste
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder more or less to taste
  • 1 stick butter (8 tbsp)

Instructions

  • Place the first 7 ingredients in a large bowl or roasting pan. Mix up gently.
  • Over low heat melt the butter…be careful not to burn. Add the seasonings…Worchestershire, chili, onion, garlic, cumin powder, and hot sauce to taste.
  • Pour over the dry snack mix and stir preferable with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon. Mix until everything is evenly coated….this will take about 15 minutes of constant gentle stirring.
  • Heat oven to 215°. Place coated mix on large baking sheets (this will probably take 2) or use a large roasting pan with at least 2" sides. Make sure the mix is spread out evenly and not deep.
  • Stir every 15 minutes for an hour or until crispy and yummy.
  • Cool on cut up brown paper sacks, newspaper, or paper towels until cool.
  • Store in large plastic bags or plastic tubs. Enjoy!!!

Notes

Extra Notes: Make weeks ahead of the holidays and give this as a delicious gift.
 

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Delicious and Easy Lower Calorie Lower Carb Comfort Food Recipes

Delicious and Easy Lower Calorie Lower Carb Comfort Food Recipes

Good Comfort Food doesn’t have to be all about gravy, biscuits, potatoes, fat, and calories. Cutting down, cutting out, or replacing one or two high carb-fatty ingredients makes calorie-laden recipes healthier, lighter, and full of savory guiltless enjoyment! Read on friends for healthier, delicious, and easy lower calorie, lower carb comfort food inspiration!

8 lower calorie lower carb cofort food recipes with a cast iron chicken pot pie

Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings, Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chicken Pot Pie, and Deviled Eggs are serious comfort foods in my house. Below are a few of our favorites… a little lighter but full of delicious, warm, savory flavors…Delicious and Easy Lower Carb Comfort Food Recipes👇👇

TIPS TO MAKE COMFORT RECIPES LOWER CALORIE-LOW CARB

  • use more veggies and lean protein than what the recipe calls for
  • instead of sauteing veggies in oil…use spray oil, spray the bottom of the pan and your ingredients, and add a little water or broth
  • when using flour to thicken soup, sprinkle 1/2 the amount of flour over the sauteing veggies…stir in until all veggies are coated, add seasonings to mix and then add broth
  • if your recipe is potato-based, try replacing half the potatoes with cauliflower
  • beans are easy to thicken, just mash up half the ones in the pot and leave the other beans whole

LOWER CARB SOUPS

Chicken Tortilla Soup

white bowl full of lower carb chicken tortilla soup with a few chips, avocado, and fresh cilantro

This Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe is simply the best all-time favorite family comfort soup. Store-bought chicken broth, canned tomato soup, rotisserie chicken, a perfect blend of seasonings and cheese make it an easy and fast, happy meal. This one-pot soup can be easily adjusted to any consistency, any carb level, and milder or hotter spice level. 3 Weight Watcher points per bowl, 2 points for 6 tortilla chips! Enjoy!!!

Simple Crockpot Curry Vegetable Soup

full bowl of easy lower carb curry vegetable soup

This easy, creamy but light Curry Vegetable Soup makes getting your daily dose of veggies super easy since it’s made in the crockpot.

Curry Vegetable Soup is not only packed full of vitamins, minerals, and fiber it is naturally low carb, gluten-free and low calories. If you’re following a Weight Watchers diet it is approximately 3 points per serving with the cream cheese included. To make it 0 points just eliminate the cream cheese. Make it harder…add your favorite meat! Better the next day:) Enjoy!!

Easy 30 Minute Wonton Soup

easy 30 minute shrimp wonton soup in a white bowl with chop sticks

This super easy 30 minute Wonton Soup with Shrimp tastes a lot like P.F. Chang’s” wonton soup recipe but there is one difference… it is by far better! Add a few baked shrimp eggrolls and some make-ahead baked rice and you’ve just saved yourself money and calories. Win, Win, Win!!

The flavors in this Wonton Soup are deliciously simple and delightfully light. Four wontons have only 1 Weight Watcher point…low on calories but high on the flavor meter! The best part…it’s done in 30 minutes or less!! Enjoy!!

SIMPLE CROCKPOT SPICY MEXICAN CHICKEN SOUP & SOFT TACO FILLING

White bowl full of spicy chicken soup and soft taco filling with cilantro, lime and tortilla strips

This simple naturally low carb Mexican Chicken Soup and Soft Taco Filling is packed with light, savory, spicy flavors for a perfect all-season soup. Put this one-pot meal together fast and easy in your crock pot for a delicious no fuss, low carb bowl full of yum! This makes the best soft taco filling too!!!

Lazy Comfort Dishes

Easy Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings

comforting easy old fashioned chicken dumplings in a white bowl

Easy Chicken and Dumplings Recipe is a one-pot, old-fashioned, comfort food classic and will instantly be a family favorite. Mouthwatering savory, light, herby broth, perfect, delicious dumplings, and lots of fresh veggies and rotisserie chicken…You will want this one on your weekly meal must-haves!

This easy Chicken and Dumplings recipe is much better than traditional heavy, thick, gravy recipes that use milk or cream and lots of flour in the broth. It’s “lighter” with fresh herb seasonings, 4 oz of herbed whipped cream cheese, lots of broth, and just 2 tablespoons of flour. It’s good…real good! Each dumpling has approximately 3 Weight Watcher points and the whole pot of broth has around 8 Weight Watcher points. Enjoy this dish!!!

Easy Lower Calorie Chicken Pot Pie

lower carb chicken pot pie in a cast iron pan

What’s more soul-warming than a savory, chunky, homemade Chicken Pot Pie with a rich, creamy filling loaded with chicken and tons of nutritious vegetables? This one skillet meal is topped off with a fast and easy crescent roll crust, is Weight Watcher friendly, and perfect for a quick weeknight meal. Lazy comfort food at it’s best!

This recipe is one of my favorites to feed my hamburger, Queso, Gumbo loving family. I love it when I can sneak something healthy into our diet without them even knowing it. Thanks to the 98% fat free Cream of Mushroom Soup and the Reduced Fat Crescent Rolls this recipe cuts the traditional Chicken Pot Pie calorie and fat count by more than half. Enjoy!!

Curry-Dill Deviled Eggs

close up of a curry dill deviled egg

Deviled eggs with curry and fresh dill are about the easiest anytime appetizer dish there is! They are often gobbled up at barbecues, funerals, holidays (especially Easter), potlucks…anytime! And being naturally low carb they are perfect for most dieters! And two halves only have 1 Weight Watcher Points!!!! Enjoy!!

Make these wonderful comfort recipes for your whole family and then hide enough for a delicious leftover lunch for the cook! Two meals down and maybe your waistline too!

Savory and Simple Mashed Potato Cauliflower Casserole

delicious comfort mashed potato cauliflower casserole in a white bowl with green onions

Savory and simple Mashed Potato Cauliflower Casserole is loaded with all the savory comfort flavors of “real” mashed potatoes like real butter, cream cheese, and cream but a little less carby. Try it with Crockpot Drip Beef for a bun less bowl full of comfort and joy!

Enjoy!!!

Easy Lower Calorie Lower Carb Comfort Foods

Savory, simple, lower calories and lower carb comfort foods.
Course dinner, lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword anytime meal, budget friendly, low calorie, low carb, weight watchers
Calories

Ingredients

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  • Old Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings
  • One Pot Lower Calorie Chicken Pot Pie
  • Low Carb Curry Dill Deviled Eggs
  • Savory & Simple Mashed Potato Cauliflower Casserole