Thai Couscous & Flank Steak Salad

Thai Couscous & Flank Steak Salad

Thai Couscous & Flank Steak Salad

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Flank steak cooked to your liking on top of a fresh bed of lettuce and our Thai Couscous Salad. An enticing combination of flavors.

Ingredients

  • Fresh leaf lettuce
  • Mrs. Gerry's Thai Couscous Salad
  • Flank steak

Instructions

  1. Arrange lettuce and Thai Couscous Salad on plate. 
  2. Cook flank steak to your liking, and slice into thin strips.
  3. Arrange on top of Salad. Enjoy! 
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Cucumber Mint Quinoa Stuffed Cucumber

Cucumber Mint Quinoa Stuffed Cucumber

Cucumber Mint Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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A fresh and healthy option, our Mediterranean-influenced quinoa is stuffed into a cucumber and served with a grilled chicken breast. 

Ingredients

  • Cucumber
  • Mrs. Gerry's Cucumber Mint Quinoa
  • Grilled chicken breast

Instructions

  1. Cut cucumber in half and remove seeds. Stuff with Mrs. Gerry's Cucumber Mint Quinoa.
  2. Serve with a grilled chicken breast.
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Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich

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Our Dixie Coleslaw pairs perfectly with tangy, barbecue pulled pork, so we think this recipe is a match made in foodie heaven!

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Don’t be shy when it comes to building these sandwiches either. Pile it on – the more the better!

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Ingredients

  • 4 (4 inch) Kaiser buns, split
  • 4 (1 oz.) slices Swiss cheese
  • 1 (16 oz.) package cooked pulled pork with barbeque sauce, heated according to package directions
  • 1 cup Mrs. Gerry’s Dixie Coleslaw

Instructions

  1. Place one cheese slice on bottom half of bun.
  2. Top with ¼ of the meat, ¼ cup Mrs. Gerry’s Dixie Coleslaw, and top of bun.
  3. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
  4. Serve immediately.

Hashbrown Birds Nest

Hashbrown Birds Nest

Hashbrown Bird's Nest

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Ingredients

  • Shredded hashbrowns
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Optional ingredients - salt, pepper, onion powder, shredded Cheddar cheese
  • Mrs. Gerry's Premium Mashed Potatoes, heated
  • Chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease muffin tin.
  2. Combine approximately 2 cups shredded hashbrowns with egg and optional ingredients and press into bottom of tin. 
  3. Bake at 425°F for about 15 minutes. Let cool and remove from tins.
  4. Pipe hot Mrs. Gerry's Premium Mashed Potatoes into center of hashbrown to create a nest. 
  5. Garnish with chives. 
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Cucumber Mint Quinoa Stuffed Pepper

Cucumber Mint Quinoa Stuffed Pepper

Cucumber Mint Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

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Ingredients

  • Green peppers (could also use yellow or red peppers)
  • Mrs. Gerry's Cucumber Mint Quinoa
  • Feta cheese, optional

Instructions

  1. Remove seeds and core from peppers. 
  2. Stuff with Mrs. Gerry's Cucumber Mint Quinoa
  3. Cook in oven or microwave until pepper is cooked through and internal temperature is at least 165° F.
  4. If desired, top with additional Feta cheese and serve. 
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Dilled Reuben Melt

Dilled Reuben Melt

Dilled Reuben Melt

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Slivered corned beef, sauerkraut and Swiss cheese with Mrs. Gerry's Old Fashioned Dill Dip on grilled rye bread. 

Ingredients

  • Rye bread
  • Slivered corned beef
  • Sauerkrat
  • Swiss cheese

Instructions

  1. Butter one side of each piece of rye bread and place butter-side down on hot skillet.
  2. Spread Mrs. Gerry's Old Fashioned Dill Dip on bread, and top with Swiss cheese, corned beef and sauerkrat. 
  3. Cook until bread is toasted, putting pieces together before serving. 
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Dilled Potato Salad

Dilled Potato Salad

Dilled Potato Salad

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Our most popular potato salad is transformed by adding in our Old Fashioned Dill Dip. 

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs. Mrs. Gerry's Original Potato Salad
  • 1/4 lb. Mrs. Gerry's Old Fashioned Dill Dip

Instructions

  1. Combine ingredients. Keep refrigerated at 33° to 39°F until serving.
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Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

Fish Tacos

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Fish tacos are increasingly popular! And they can be easy using our refreshing Sweet Pepper Slaw.

Ingredients

  • Mini "street taco" soft tortillas
  • White fish of your choice, fried or baked, seasoned to your liking
  • Mrs. Gerry's Sweet Pepper Slaw
  • Mrs. Gerry's Southwestern Dip, optional

Instructions

  1. Cook fish according to package directions. Flake into pieces.
  2. Place fish in tortilla and top with Sweet Pepper Slaw.
  3. For added spice, top with our Southwestern Dip.
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Cookie Pistachio Dessert

Cookie Pistachio Dessert

Cookie Pistachio Dessert

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Perfect for St. Patrick's Day, or any day of the year, this sweet treat has layers of flavor.

Ingredients

  • Chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed into crumbs
  • Mrs. Gerry's Cookies 'N' Creme
  • Mrs. Gerry's Pistachio Pineapple
  • Whipped topping

Instructions

  1. Layer above ingredients in 9x13 inch pan or parfait cup. Garnish with additional cookie crumbs.
  2. Chill at 33° to 39°F before serving. 
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Cowboy Cornbread Salad

Cowboy Cornbread Salad

Cowboy Cornbread Salad

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Your taste buds will thank you after eating this delicious salad! Always a favorite, our Cowboy Caviar is combined with pecans, cilantro and cornbread to create this surprisingly delicious Tex-Mex side.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Mrs. Gerry's Cowboy Caviar, with dressing
  • 1 lb. baked cornbread, cooled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients. Keep refrigerated at 33° to 39°F until serving.
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Pizza Pasta

Pizza Pasta

Pizza Pasta

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Kids and adults a like will love this delicious pasta salad with all the must-have pizza ingredients. 

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs. Mrs. Gerry's Rotelli Pasta, drained
  • 3 cups diced fresh tomatoes
  • 1 cups sliced green onions
  • 3 cups diced Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup sliced or diced pepperoni
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
  • 2 cups salad croutons (optional garnish)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients, except croutons, in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Chill 33° to 39°F before serving. Garnish with croutons before serving.
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Fruit Slaw

Fruit Slaw

Fruit Slaw

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Our extra creamy coleslaw is transformed into a fruit slaw by adding fruit and marshmallows! 

Ingredients

  • 11 lbs. Mrs. Gerry's Extra Creamy Coleslaw
  • 1 (10 oz.) bag mini marshmallows
  • 1 (20 oz.) can chunked pineapple, drained
  • 2 (20 oz.) cans crushed pineapple, drained
  • 4 medium red delicious apples, chopped and soaked in lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients. Chill to 33° to 39°F before serving.
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Egg Salad & Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Egg Salad & Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

Egg Salad & Smoked Salmon Pinwheels

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A simple appetizer, especially great during the lent season.

Ingredients

  • 4 (10-inch) flour tortillas or plain wraps
  • 1 pint Mrs. Gerry's Homestyle Egg Salad
  • 1 to 2 oz. smoked salmon, finely chopped
  • 24 fresh medium spinach leaves

Instructions

  1. Divide Mrs. Gerry's Homestyle Egg Salad among tortillas; spread evenly over tortillas within 1/2 inch of edge. 
  2. Sprinkle with chopped salmon.
  3. Top with 6 spinach leaves.
  4. Roll up each tortilla; slice into 1-inch thick rolls.
  5. Chill to 33° to 39°F before serving.
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Fresh Vegetable Tuna Salad

Fresh Vegetable Tuna Salad

Fresh Vegetable Tuna Salad

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Adding fresh vegetables to our tuna salad makes this a hearty, and healthy, appetizer or snack. 

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz.) container Mrs. Gerry's Tuna Salad
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup sliced celery

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients. Chill to 33° to 39° F before serving.  
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Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl

Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl

Strawberry Cheesecake Swirl

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So simple and sweet! Serve for Valentine's Day or any day!

Ingredients

  • 3 lbs. Mrs. Gerry's Cheesecake Supreme
  • 3 lbs. Mrs. Gerry's Strawberry Surprise
  • Strawberries
  • Crushed graham cracker crumbs

Instructions

  • Mix Mrs. Gerry's Cheesecake Supreme and Mrs. Gerry's Strawberry Surprise together in a mixing bowl. Mix gently until swirls form.

OR

  •  For an alternate look, layer graham cracker crumbs, Mrs. Gerry’s Cheesecake Supreme, sliced strawberries, and Mrs. Gerry’s Strawberry Surprise. Garnish with additional graham cracker crumbs, whipped cream and a strawberry.

Chill to 33° to 39°F before serving.

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Sweet Pepper Brat

Sweet Pepper Brat

Sweet Pepper Brat

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Just a boring brat? Not anymore! Add some sweet and sour flavor with our Sweet Pepper Slaw! Take it up a notch by adding in diced jalapeno.

Ingredients

  • Mrs. Gerry's Sweet Pepper Slaw
  • Grilled brats with buns
  • Jalapenos (optional)

Instructions

  1. Heat Sweet Pepper Slaw to 165 to 180 degrees F. Thoroughly drain off dressing.
  2. Serve on top of a grilled brat.
  3. For an added kick, stir in 1-2 small jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced, into a 5 lb. container of Sweet Pepper Slaw. 
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Ham Ranch Pasta

Ham Ranch Pasta

Ham Ranch Pasta

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You can never go wrong when you start with our macaroni base! Just add broccoli, cheese and ham. Add in the popular ranch flavoring to make this a stand-out in your deli case! 

Ingredients

  • 12 lbs. Mrs. Gerry's Macaroni Base
  • 2 heads broccoli, chopped
  • 1 (12 oz.) package shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 2 1/2 lbs. cooked ham (julienne strips)
  • 2 (0.4 oz.) packages dry ranch salad dressing mix

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Chill to 33 to 39 degrees F before serving. 
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Prime Steakhouse Potato Salad

Prime Steakhouse Potato Salad

Prime Steakhouse Potato Salad

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One simple addition to our already popular Steakhouse Potato Salad, and your customers will be wondering what you did to make it so good!

Ingredients

  • 5 lbs. Mrs. Gerry's Steakhouse Potato Salad
  • 2 tbsp. A-1 Steak Sauce

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients.
  2. Chill to 33 to 39 degrees F before serving. 
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Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

Twice Baked Potatoes

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Ingredients

  • 1 (5 lb.) bag Mrs. Gerry's Premium Mashed or Hearty Mashed Potatoes
  • 3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 tbsp. dried chives
  • 1 tsp. seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder (optional)
  • Salt (optional)
  • 32 half shell potato skins (about 1 1/2 oz. each)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine mashed potatoes, bacon bits and half of the Cheddar cheese.
  3. Add chives, seasoned salt, onion powder, pepper and garlic powder; mix throughly. 
  4. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. If desired, lightly sprinkle salt on the inside of potato skins. 
  5. Scoop 1/3 cup of filling into each potato skin.
  6. Divide remaining cheese among the potato skins and press in lightly. 
  7. Bake at 400˚F for 20-30 minutes (or until filling is 165˚F - 185˚F). Serve immediately or maintain at temperature. 

Lynne's Lefse

Lynne's Lefse

Lynne's Lefse

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A traditional Norwegian flatbread made with Mrs. Gerry's Premium Mashed Potatoes. Top with butter and brown sugar and serve at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners. 

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Mrs. Gerry's Premium Mashed Potatoes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/8 cup vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients; mix thoroughly with hands to form dough. If dough is too sticky, add more flour.
  2. Form lefse dough into balls, golf ball size or larger.
  3. Flour a pastry cloth or board and roll out thin, using flour as needed on rolling pin and pastry cloth to prevent sticking.
  4. Cook on hot (approx. 450 degree F) dry lefse griddle until small bumps appear and it has light brown spots. Turn lefse and when second side is lightly browned, remove from griddle.
  5. Place lefse in between two hand towels to cool. This will keep lefse moist. 
  6. When cool, wrap the lefse tightly and store in refrigerator for up to two days. Freeze for longer storage. 

See how it's done


 A special thanks to my grandma, my mom and my son, Josh, for helping make lefse this year.

A message from Kristin...

I love Thanksgiving and the holidays! Especially since I've gotten older. I love to cook and bake, and I've taken over helping with a lot of things grandma used to do. I now make all the pies for Thanksgiving... A pecan pie in memory of my grandpa, my favorite - a pumpkin pie made with real pumpkin grown in the garden, and a dutch apple, my husband's favorite. 

Lefse making has also become a special time to spend with family. There's something about traditions that I love, especially when they involve food! My grandma has been making lefse for over 50 years! She learned from my grandpa's sister. Gram is German, and she married a Norwegian, so she had to learn. 

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We're lucky to have a lot of family who live in Albert Lea. So we all take a part of the process! My mom rolled the balls of lefse, I rolled it out on the pastry board and onto the turning stick, and gram manned the griddle. 

This was our first year using Mrs. Gerry's Premium Mashed Potatoes, and we were impressed! It rolled easy, didn't stick nearly as much as using a hot dough, and tasted great!  Still the same process, but without the mess and all the work of ricing potatoes.  

My favorite topping is butter and brown sugar, but you could use white sugar, jam or jelly, or, if you're like my sister, top with cinnamon, nutmeg, a bit of brown sugar, and eat it for breakfast.

A special thank you to my grandma, my mom, and my son, Josh, for helping this year! :)

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