Sloppy Joe Pizza Sliders


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The holidays are such a wonderful time of year. Spending time with friends and family, giving to others, and just plain old goodness. I love it!

Dinner time is the perfect time to sit down, relax, and talk. But, sometimes it can get tough to make a nice dinner when you’re so busy running around. You may just want to grab fast food instead of cooking. Can you make a delicious and easy meal at home instead? Yes you can! #YesYouCan

Don’t Stress! ConAgra has great products that are perfect for busy holiday cooking. These Sloppy Joe Pizza Sliders are an easy and delicious dinner.


While I was at Walmart I picked up some PAM, MANWICH, Hunt’s Sauce, and other ingredients. Just add some veggies on the side and you’ve got an easy to make and complete meal!


Tip: I love PAM nonstick spray. It makes cooking and baking so much easier. You don’t have to worry about things sticking.

Sloppy Joe Pizza Sliders



1 lb ground italian sweet sausage

3/4 C. Hunt’s Sauce

1 15oz can MANWICH Original Sloppy Joe Sauce

1 tsp. garlic powder

1 tsp. dried basil

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. ground pepper

Slider Buns

Shredded Mozzarella


Black Olives




Heat pan over medium heat and spray pan with PAM nonstick spray.

Cook the ground sausage until no longer pink. *Tip: If it comes out too “chunky” and you want smaller crumbles, use a metal potato masher while cooking. It breaks up the meat perfectly.

Drain to get rid of excess oil and put back in the pan.

Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and basil. Mix until combined.

Add MANWICH and Hunt’s Sauce. Stir and lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes. All done!

Assemble your sliders:


Get a slider bun and add Sloppy Joe Mixture.

Top with mozzarella, pepperoni, black olives and mushrooms.


You can either make a plate of these, or put everything on the table and let everyone create their own. Since some family members don’t like mushrooms and others don’t like black olives, that’s what we did. And, it was fun! This recipe is very versatile. You can use your favorite toppings!


You’ve got to check out these other awesome recipes using ConAgra products. We’d love to hear what you would make. Go here: Yes You Can Recipes! and look around. Come back and leave a comment letting us know what you’d make.

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Green Pancakes for St. Patrick’s Day

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Nothing says St. Patrick’s Day like green! We see green bagels, green beer…and here are some green pancakes.  These pancakes can be made any day of the year, but with the addition of green food coloring, they’re perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

Kids will love these for breakfast. You can use shamrock shaped cookie cutters like I did and use both the shamrocks and the round pancake with the shamrock shaped hole. I stacked the pancakes and filled the “hole” with chocolate chips. I also filled some with blueberries.

Want to give your kids a little surprise? Fill the pancake with their favorite fruit or chocolate inside and top with one of the cut out shamrocks, to hide it.

If you do this, come back and let us know how it went!

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Green Pancakes for St. Patrick's Day
Recipe type: Breakfast
  • 1½ C. Milk
  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbs white sugar
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 TBS canola oil
  • green food coloring
  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk egg and milk. Add this to the flour mixture. Whisk until there are no lumps. Add green food coloring a few drops at a time, until desired green color is reached.
  3. Heat pan over medium heat. Spray with cooking spray. Pour batter onto heated pan, using more or less batter, depending on the size of the pancake you want. When bubbles form on the top of the pancake, it should be ready to flip. Check readiness by lifting an edge with a spatula and check if brown. Flip and cook until the other side is brown.


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Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes w/ Avocado Buttercream Frosting

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Avocado Cupcake

Avocado? In a cupcake? It may sound weird but if you are an avocado fan, you will be pleased.

Replacing the oil with avocado in the cupcakes makes it soft and fluffy.

The avocado taste in the frosting is subtle yet tasty. It lightly tints the frosting green so it’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day!

What do you think? Have you ever had avocado in a dessert? Let us know!

Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes w/ Avocado Buttercream Frosting
Recipe type: Dessert
  • Cupcakes
  • Ingredients:
  • Boxed chocolate cake mix and the ingredients it calls for minus oil
  • ⅓ C. Ripe avocado, mashed (to replace the ⅓ C. oil)
  • Frosting
  • Ingredients:
  • 5 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Stick of butter, softened
  • 1 Ripe avocado, mashed
  • 3 tbs milk
  1. Cupcakes
  2. Directions:
  3. Follow directions on box, omitting oil and replacing equal amount of mashed avocado. Reduce baking time by 5 minutes. Cupcakes are done when a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  4. Frosting
  5. Ingredients:
  6. Using a stand or electric mixer, beat butter and avocado until smooth. Slowly add powdered sugar until combined adding milk, as necessary, to desired consistency.


Easy Black Forest Trifle For One

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 This Valentine’s Day dessert would be a great ending to dinner with your sweetheart, or a sweet snack for your kids.

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This individual Black Forest Trifle is simple and tasty. It’s a quick Valentine’s Day dessert for those who just don’t have the time to make an extravagant, time-consuming dessert. It’s also great for those who may not have the kitchen confidence to make something sweet for their Valentine.

What’s great about this black forest trifle is that it’s versatile. You can make the cake yourself or it can be as easy as buying one. You can make the pudding or buy some already made. It’s up to you. Do you have one person you want to make this for? Just make one. If you have a handful of people to feed, just make more.

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Easy Black Forest Trifle For One
Recipe type: Dessert, Valentine's Day
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Chocolate Pudding
  • Cherry Pie Filling
  • Whipped Topping
  • Maraschino Cherry
  • A cute glass to assemble it in
  1. This recipe is simple and versatile. You can choose to make the cake or buy a cake. You can also purchase premade pudding or make your own.
  2. Cut the cake into cubes. Assemble the ingredients into glass layering pudding, cherry pie filling and chocolate cake cubes. Add a dollop of whipped topping and a maraschino cherry and there you have it!

Classic White Cupcakes

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Delicious Classic White Cupcakes from scratch

If you have a sweet tooth, what can be more satisfying than a yummy cupcake? This classic white cupcake is sure to fulfill your need for a little sugar and a lot of tastiness. Pair with this Mascarpone Frosting and you will be in cupcake heaven!

These are decorated red, white, and blue for 4th of July or Memorial Day, but they are perfect to decorate for any non patriotic holiday.

Classic White Cupcakes
Classic white cupcakes from scratch
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 5 eggs
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup whole milk, room temperature
  • ½ cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  1. Preheat the oven to 350-degrees.
  2. Line 2 muffin tins with papers, or spray generously with cooking spray.
  3. In another large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and shortening, then add in the sugar one cup at a time. The mixture should be light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, making sure each is mixed in before adding the next.
  5. In another large bowl, sift together the dry ingredients.
  6. Measure the liquids into a large measuring cup and stir to combine.
  7. Alternately add the wet and dry ingredients to the fats/sugar mixture until it is all incorporated.
  8. Fill the muffin cups about two-thirds of the way full. Bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Let set for 5 minutes before removing from the pan to a wire rack to cool completely.