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Chef Boyardee Cooking Together - Little Chefs Project

Combine a dash of busy mom,
a pinch of curious kid,
and three deliciously easy recipes.

Stir it all together and serve up a
great family experience that lasts
a lot longer than just dinner time.

Taco-roni - The best taco's you'll ever eat from a bowl!

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Tacoroni

  • 10 prep time (minutes)
  • 25 total time (minutes)
  • 6 servings
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) Chef Boyardee® Beefaroni® Pasta
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Rosarita® Premium Whole Black Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup broken yellow tortilla chips
  1. Place Beefaroni, drained tomatoes, beans, corn and cumin in large saucepan; stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and broken chips just before serving.
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When you talk about spices, you talk about the world.
The cumin in Taco-roni does more than give the dish a
southwestern flair, it also gives your child a chance to
discover the Middle East, where cumin grows.

Find other interesting spices, grab a globe,
and discover a deliciously fun way to learn
about the world outside the kitchen.

Pepperoni Spaghetti Bake - It's like pizza, only better!

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Pepperoni Spaghetti Bake

  • 10 prep time (minutes)
  • 35 total time (minutes)
  • 6 servings
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1-1/4 cups original baking mix
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat (2%) milk
  • 2 cans (14.5 oz each) Chef Boyardee® Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1/3 cup sliced turkey pepperoni
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray 13x9-inch glass baking dish with cooking spray. Combine baking mix and milk in medium bowl; stir until soft dough forms.
  2. Drop dough by spoonfuls on bottom of baking dish (will not completely cover bottom). Spoon 1 can spaghetti and meatballs over dough and sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Top with remaining can spaghetti and meatballs, remaining 1/4 cup cheese and pepperoni.
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until dough is done in centers and browned.
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Measuring cups and spoons give you a powerful way
to help your little chefs become more comfortable
with math, especially addition and fractions.

If they love the taste of pepperoni, imagine
how excited they’ll be when you help them
discover how many they’ll get when they
add ½ and a ¼ cups’ worth together!

Cheeseburger-roni - A delicious twist on a classic dish!

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Cheeseburger-roni

  • 25 prep time (minutes)
  • 25 total time (minutes)
  • 6 servings
  • PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) Chef Boyardee® Beefaroni® Pasta
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1/4 cup Hunt's® Tomato Ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle
  • 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 hamburger bun with sesame seeds, torn into small pieces
  1. Preheat broiler. Spray 10-inch oven-safe skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat.
  2. Add beefaroni, drained tomatoes, ketchup, pickle and mustard to skillet. Heat 5 minutes or until hot, stirring occasionally.
  3. Sprinkle top with cheese and bun pieces. Place skillet under broiler 2 to 3 minutes or until bun pieces are toasted.
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Cheese melting. Mustard stirred into the bubbling,
simmering mixture. Buns browning under the broiler.
All these changes are chemical reactions caused by
causative agents, which is a fancy way of saying
that science is at the heart of cooking.

Get your little chefs interested in what they’re
seeing on the stovetop, and it just might help them
when they’re studying in the classroom!

There's a lot more cooking you can do!
Visit our recipes page for more delicious ways to get together in the kitchen.

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