Savory Cheese Puffs

cheese puffsIngredients

2 large eggs
1 (3 oz.) package cream cheese
¼ cup cottage cheese
4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
1 (16 oz.) package frozen phyllo pastry, thawed
Unsalted butter, melted (approx. 1 cup)

 

Directions

1. Beat eggs at medium speed with an electric mixer for 1 minute; add cheeses and beat to combine.
2. Unfold phyllo and cover with a slightly damp towel as you work to prevent the pastry from drying out.
3. Place 1 phyllo sheet on a flat surface covered with wax paper; cut into 3 strips (12”x6” each).
4. Brush lengthwise half of each strip with butter; fold strips in half lengthwise, and brush with butter.
5. Place 1 teaspoon of the cheese mixture onto the base of each strip; fold right bottom corner over to form a triangle. Continue folding back and forth into a triangle, gently pressing corners together.
6. Place triangles, seam sides down, on ungreased baking sheets and brush with butter.
7. Repeat procedure with the remaining phyllo sheets, cheese mixture, and butter.
8. Bake at 375º for 15 minutes or until golden.

 

Yield: 4-5 Dozen

Three Cheese Turkey/Chicken Bake

Receipe - 3 cheese turkey,chicken bakeThis month we are sharing recipes for using leftover ingredients! This one will use leftover turkey or chicken.

Ingredients

8 ounces lasagna noodles

1/2 cup chopped onions

1/2 cups chopped green pepper

3 tablespoons butter

1 can cream of chicken soup

1/3 cup milk

1/2 teaspoon basil

6 ounces slices mushrooms, drained

3 cups diced turkey or chicken

1 1/2 cups cream-style cottage cheese

2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

 

Directions

1. Cook noodles until tender in a large amount of boiling salted water; drain and rinse in cold water.

2. Cook onion and green pepper in butter. Stir in soup, milk, mushrooms and basil to make a sauce.

3. Place half the pasta in a greased 9″x13″ baking dish. Cover with half of the following: sauce, cottage cheese, turkey/chicken, cheeses.

4. Repeat layers.

5. Cover with foil. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 15 minutes.

6. Allow to set 5 minutes before cutting and serving.

 

Yield: 8 Servings