These recipes are quick and easy for speedy weeknight meals and kid-friendly!

These are no ordinary loaves of bread
These are no ordinary loaves of bread

Bacon Cheeseburger Rollup – serves 6

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1/2 c. chopped onions
  • 1/2 lb. Velveeta, cut in 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 pkg. (13.8 oz) refrigerated pizza crust
  1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cook bacon and place on paper towels to drain, saving a small amount of grease in the pan.
  3. Cook onions in bacon drippings for 2-3 minutes, then add ground beef.  Cook till brown, then drain.
  4. Return bacon to meat mixture and add Velveeta.  Cook, stirring frequently, till cheese is mostly melted.  Remove from heat.
  5. Unroll pizza dough on greased cookie sheet and press out to approx. a 15×8-inch rectangle.  Top with meat mixture and roll up starting on long end.  Tuck the short ends under and bake seam side down for 20-25 minutes till golden brown.

*adapted from


Ravioli Casserole – 6-8 servings

Tastes like lasagna, but much so much easier to put together.

  • 28 oz. spaghetti sauce
  • 1 (25 oz.) pkg. frozen cheese ravioli (no need to cook beforehand)
  • 2 c. cottage cheese
  • 3 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/4 c. parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 small onion
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Brown ground beef and onion in skillet.  Drain.  Stir in spaghetti sauce.
  3. Spread a small amount of beef mixture in bottom of a 13×9 baking dish to prevent sticking.  Layer half the ravioli, half meat mixture, 1 c. cottage cheese, and 1 1/2 c. mozzarella.  Repeat.
  4. Sprinkle with parmesan.
  5. Bake, uncovered, 30-40 minutes or until bubbly.

*adapted from