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Roast Pumpkin, Spinach & Turkey Pasta Bake

This pasta bake is a delicious way to use up some left over Christmas turkey meat.  A creamy and very flavoursome roast pumpkin, spinach and turkey pasta bake.  This bake made enough for our family of 5 plus left overs for the next day.  Serve with salad and you can easily stretch it out to […]

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  • Bettina

    Can I just tell you how much I appreciate the time that you take to create this site. I love your recipies (they’ve NEVER failed!), and your organising tips.
    So, thank you, and Merry Christmas to you and your family :-)ReplyCancel

Creamy Potato Bake

My husbands favourite accompaniment to a BBQ is good creamy potato bake and I must admit I do love it too! Slice potato thin to ensure it cooks well.  Layer half the potato into a baking dish, sprinkle over onion and bacon pieces. Layer with remaining potato slices.  Mix cream, milk and stock powder in bowl, […]

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  • I’m such a fiend for potato bake! I usually make a small one because I can’t be trusted around it ;)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      LOL I know what you mean, now my kids eat more we never have potato bake left overs :(ReplyCancel

  • It’s pretty hard to beat a potato bake! I have tried over and over and can never beat my Mum’s. Next I’m going to try your recipe… I think it just may knock Mum off the potato bake queen perch!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      ooh we really love potato bake Lucy, a friend of ours husband makes the best one. It had sweet potato in it too, I may just have to see if he doesn’t mind sharing his recipe.ReplyCancel

Kids in the Kitchen – Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon

This post is sponsored by Western Star My kids love to cook and have been doing so for many years.  Letting them help in the kitchen is teaching them life lessons and skills from measuring and learning fractions to how to cook particular foods.  My youngest Miss 9 enjoys cooking pasta dishes, I stand by helping […]

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  • Nancy

    your daughter is gorgeous. I love seeing them in the kitchen and sewing your teaching them such great life lessons.ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Thank you Nancy, she is a cutie. All my kids love cooking and I love spending time with them in the kitchen, especially teaching them new techniques, great life lessons for sure!ReplyCancel

  • Simone

    must try this, haven’t made Mac and Cheese in so long. Love the idea of a little bit of bacon with itReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      It’s delicious Simone, hope your family enjoy it!ReplyCancel

  • Krystal

    For those who prefer not to eat meat, spinach, onion & mushroom is a great mix to replace the bacon :)ReplyCancel

    • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

      Great idea, love the sound of adding onion!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Brewer

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Curried Fish & Vegetable Pot Pie

I had my Dad and his friend over recently for dinner, it was a wet and miserable day and I felt like a really warm winter dish for dinner.  I have to say, this Curried Fish and Vegetable Pot Pie would absolutely be in my top favourites for winter dishes, it was so good.  I […]

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  • Looks delicious and easy to follow. I will be heading to the grocery and try this one out! I love fish recipes.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Vincent

    Could this be frozen? ReplyCancel

Delicious Thermomix Fish Shepherd’s Pie

As you know I have entered the wide world of the ‘Thermomix’.  I still have so much to learn but so far I am thrilled with the purchase. I have to share with you this recipe I came across.  Fish Pie reminds me of my childhood, my grandmother used to make it with smoked cod, […]

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Cheeseburger Pasta Bake

Pasta Bakes are a meal that I can easily make through the day, pop in the fridge, head out to sports in the evening and when I get home I put it in the oven.  The kids will shower and by the time they are finished dinner is ready.  I have been making very healthy […]

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  • Mary

    Ooh wow, my kids would love this, just the name sounds really cool. Thanks Kat for sharing all these great recipes that my family enjoysReplyCancel

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    Made this last night. The whole family loved it! Thanks KatReplyCancel

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Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Bake

 I love sneaking in vegetables, the kids never even noticed!! Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Bake   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 40 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe type: Main Serves: 6 Ingredients 350g dried spiral pasta 1 large zucchini, halved, sliced ½ cup cauliflower, cut into small florets 1 […]

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  • Um… yum is all I can say! Great food for a Friday evening, although I’ve just seen your link to a chicken and roast pumpkin bake….decisions decisions :o)

    Lots of love

    Nahid Aley at http://www.thethingsiloveblog.comReplyCancel

    • it’s a great way to use whatever vegetables you have in the fridge. Ooh yes the pumpkin bake is so delicious, and that’s coming from somebody that dislikes pumpkin :)ReplyCancel

  • Lucy @ Bake Play Smile

    Yum! I love how you have included yummy veggies in here! I love pasta but it’s made so much better with the addition of veggies! Thanks :-)ReplyCancel

  • Susan Rochford

    Whoa, a whole chicken plus pasta and veg, surely you could use 1/2 a chicken and get two meals out of this. Great way to get the kids to eat cauliflower too.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa

    Yet another win with my fussy family of 5! Thankyou for another fantastic meal, so yummy & easy to make!
    Its great for kids cos the flavour isn’t over powering & we can sneak extra vegies in ;-)Thankyou! My family is loving your recipes!!ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Love it Lisa, I’m so happy to hear they enjoyed it, and your right there is room for heaps more vegetables in this recipe, you could add brocolli, corn, carrots, cabbage, onion. What did you add?ReplyCancel

Curried Salmon or Tuna Rice Pie

This Salmon Curried Salmon Pie is absolutely delicious and would have to be up there in my Top 5 favourite dinners.  It truly is a winter comfort food.  It can also be made with either Tuna or Salmon, really depends what you have in your pantry at the time. While the rice is cooking you can prepare […]

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  • Would you be able to freeze this?ReplyCancel

    • No I wouldn’t think so Karen as the sauce is made from a base of mayo and milk I would be worried of it separating when defrosting.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha

    Hi Katrina
    We’re not big fish eaters. Have you ever substituted the tuna with chicken?
    Thanks
    Samantha
    p.s. I have pinned this. I hope you don’t mindReplyCancel

  • Amanda

    Made this for last nights dinner….used a shredded BBQ Chicken (we are not fish eaters either) and also added some corn – it was delicious and a huge hit with hubby and the kids as well. Thanks for sharing Katrina.
    Def a keeper :-)ReplyCancel

    • that is a great alternative, chicken and corn always go nicely together.ReplyCancel

      • susie

        you could do chicken and spinach too. yum!ReplyCancel

        • Katrina - The Organised Housewife

          Yes that sounds lovely Susie!ReplyCancel

  • Prahala Rajendran

    I made this last night and it was delicious!! Everyone loved it including my 20 month old toddler.. Thanks Katrina.. ReplyCancel

  • Linda Needs

    This sounds awesome, however my daughter is allergic to egg. Can you suggest what I could do/use to replace the egg in the base and mayo in the sauce? Thanks ReplyCancel

  • Renee

    I wasn’t too keen on this recipe, it was too rich.
    I think I will leave out the mayonnaise and lemon juice next time and just use a curry/ white sauce.ReplyCancel

Quick Shepherd’s Pie

As winter approaches we are start to enjoy the casseroles and pies.  My hubby cooked this Shepherd’s Pie for us, something quick and easy for him to prepare.  I would say he put too much cheese on top, but I’m not complaining!!!! Quick Weeknights Shepherd’s Pie   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 30 […]

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  • Can never have too much cheese :) Shepherd’s pie is also one of my family favourites. My husband also cooks this one on the nights I’m working late. Quick and easy!ReplyCancel

  • Kirsty

    Thankyou for this recipe!! My husband is very fussy so I am always a bit nervous trying new things out on him.. I got a call from him yesterday telling me he had just finished the leftovers and I “had better of saved the recipe”!!! It was a winner with all of us and I think it will become a regular meal..!ReplyCancel

Chicken Enchiladas

I love mexican dishes and I have to tell you this chicken enchilada was so easy, creamy and delicious.  I have been asked by my family to add this to our family favourite recipe list. Chicken Enchiladas   Print Prep time 20 mins Cook time 30 mins Total time 50 mins   Author: Katrina Recipe […]

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  • Mia

    Yum. Can’t wait to try this one. I think my family will love it. This and the pineapple and coconut muffins are on my list for next week’s meals/treats!ReplyCancel

  • Thumbs up for this recipe Katrina. I cooked it last night for my family and everyone LOVED it!ReplyCancel

Chicken and roast pumpkin pasta bake

I’m not a fan of pumpkin so I rarely cook with it, but I must say I LOVED this Chicken & roast pumpkin pasta bake, it was delicious.  We will definitely make this again and perhaps add a little garlic to the cheese sauce. I made this during the day, then placed in the fridge at the […]

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  • Katie B. of HousewifeHowTos.co

    This sounds delicious! Pumpkin is the only form of squash my husband and son will eat, so I definitely must give this recipe a try. Thank you so much for sharing it!ReplyCancel

  • Kim

    Made this last night and we all loved it. I have a lactose free child which is sometimes difficult to feed because she still thinks some things will make her sick. I adjusted the recipe for her and she loved it. So great that we could all enjoy the same thing.ReplyCancel

  • Mummzi

    Sounds so yummy any ideas what to replace bacon with? Daughter is allergic.ReplyCancel

    • It was delicious, you could omit the bacon and add more vegetables, broccoli, onion?ReplyCancel

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  • possmum

    Thanks for this recipe, it has been a hit with the family. Which is fortunate, as I took a risk and made four times the quantity, and froze them for later. They defrosted and reheated really well, and are on my list for my next bulk cooking day.ReplyCancel

  • Liz

    Maybe the bacon could be replaced by some feta cheese?ReplyCancel

    • Katrina

      Ooh that does sound yummy, Liz. I like the sound of that variation.ReplyCancel

  • Tricia

    Will try it and see…sounds yummyReplyCancel

Chicken pot pies

My kids love when I make a pie with pastry crust, as they use the left over pieces to decorate the tops of their pie, lots of fun and laughter when cooking dinner! Chicken pot pies   Print Prep time 10 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 20 mins   Author: Kat Recipe type: […]

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