You know, I thought with Sebby and Quincy back in school this fall I’d have more time and energy. Who am I kidding? I’m exhausted! So I need some good choices for an easy back to school dinner recipe!
For years I’ve served my family Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast. But I can’t exactly serve those for dinner (well….) so I tried to get some creative back to school dinner ideas using the Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits. I checked out their recipe suggestions and they all looked terrific. After brainstorming with my husband, we decided we wanted to try the Chicken Pot Pie Puffs.
These first few weeks have been crazy – back to school nights, late busses, no busses, abandoned cats (that’s another story) so the last thing I need is a meal that takes me forever to prepare. That’s what makes these Pillsbury recipes so brilliant. They are all super easy to make, with ingredients you probably have on hand and they take about 30 minutes or less after prep time.
The great thing about this recipe is not only is it a quick and easy back to school dinner recipe, but it’s something the kids can help with too!
First you just need to gather four ingredients:
2 cups frozen mixed veggies
1 cup hopped and cooked chicken breast
1 can cream of chicken soup (I get the one with herbs to add more flavor)
1 can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers refrigerated biscuits
Then do these easy, kid friendly steps:
1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, combine vegetables, chicken and soup; mix well.
2. Open your biscuits and separate them. Press each biscuit into 5 1/2-inch round. Place 1 round in each of 8 greased regular-size muffin cups (I was tempted to use the texas muffin tin, trust me, it will be too big) . Firmly press in bottom and up side, forming 3/4-inch rim. Spoon a generous 1/3 cup chicken mixture into each.
Pull the dough up around the mixture and pinch into place, it’s okay if it’s not perfectly sealed.
3. Bake at 375°F 20 to 22 minutes or until biscuits are golden brown. For added yumminess sprinkle some cheese and bacon crumbles on top of the mini pies during the last 5 minutes of baking. Cool 1 minute; remove from pan.
An easy back to school dinner recipe!
The verdict? They were a hit. I’m also really excited that they reheat well, which means I can do a double batch and have dinner for two nights (and maybe a late night snack too!) Another great thing is the portion control! Check out the nutritional information from the Pillsbury website. Now, my changes to the recipe will change this, but it still gives you a good idea!
Be sure to download the Pillsbury recipe booklet and to share the Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits recipe they are most excited to try in the comments below!
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