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Ang's Instant Pot Italian Sausage Cream Cheese Soup

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Ang's Instant Pot Italian Sausage Cream Cheese Soup

  I am too scared to say it because it was 96 the other day in Arizona (almost mid Nov) but I think we're finally approaching cooler temps soon, so soup season is upon us! I love making soup- I feel like it's the ultimate comfort food and something my kids will *usually* eat up super easily with minimal complaints and sometimes even ask for seconds!   Here's my recipe for my creamy sausage soup! The whole thing takes under 20 min, including prep, so perfect for a busy night! You will need an Instant Pot for this one. Also...

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Ang's Pesto Sauce

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Ang's Pesto Sauce

Make sure you use a food processor for this! Here's my tiny but mighty (pink!) one. No nuts added into this pesto! Ingredients: 2 c fresh basil 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese  1/4 c olive oil 2 garlic cloves Eyeball salt + pepper to taste Wash basil, remove stems. Place everything in the food processor (I add the basil first and then kind of layer everything on top). Pulse until you have the thickness/consistency you want.  Great w/pasta (obviously! I love pesto ravioli), but I really love it in my chicken bake (also an original to me recipe!) I will post...

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Pesto Chicken Bake

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Pesto Chicken Bake

For my homemade (EASY!) pesto sauce recipe, click here. This is such a quick dinner! Another mom win.  Ingredients: 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts2 tbsp-ish of olive oil (enough to coat pan for chicken)Salt (eyeball)Pepper (eyeball)Italian seasoning (eyeball)Pesto sauce3 roma tomatoes2 1/4 c mozzarella2 tbsp fresh basil chopped (reserved on side for garnish) Heat medium frying pan with olive oil and season both sides of chicken. Cook each side for 5-7 min (so there's no pink). Remove from heat and chop into bite size pieces.  Add chicken to a casserole dish, add in diced tomatoes and 1/4 c of mozzarella...

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