Duggar Recipes

How many have tried a Duggar recipe and what did you think? What did you change or would you change? I admit I made the Duggar rolls for Christmas this year. I didn't tell the family where the recipe came from until after dinner. Anyway, I seem to now be signed on for making them again next year. They were very good. One thing I changed was to use butter instead of "shortening." I can't bring myself to use solid Crisco. I made the rolls more rectangular than truly crescent also.

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

We make the Duggar layered ice cream cake. The one with ice cream sandwiches, caramel syrup, chocolate syrup, cool whip, and crushed butterfingers.

We make it as the recipe calls for. It is a favorite one here and easy enough the children make it.

We also make tater tot casserole but have changed the recipe so much I don't think it truly Duggar Tater Tot casserole.

1)We brown two pounds of ground meat (deer, beef, or turkey or any mix of the above)
2)mix in two can of soup (cream of mushroom, cream of chicken, tomato soup, cheddar cheese soup - any mix of 2 the above)
Spread in a baking dish and cover with tater tots ( we use the bag from Aldi's ) cook in pre heated oven according to the tater tot directions

My children call the Tater tot casserole we make with beef, tomato and cheddar cheese soup and of course tots cheese burger casserole We have used a bag of frozen fries in place of tater tots before.

The tater tot recipe is very versatile.

Mrs. Lazaro said...

I'm not ashamed to admit that I freakin' love their "tater tot casserole." The first time I made it, I invited my sister & her fiance (fellow watchers of the show) over and we turned off the music, dressed extremely modestly, and had a full-on Duggar night. It was so hilarious. Only we girls did the cooking, clean-up, and dishes afterward, of course. We wanted it to be as authentic as possible, lol!

Anonymous said...

THere really are much healthier ways to cook for a crowd than Tator Tot Casserole. All that cream of mushroom soup is filled with gunk and preservatives, not to mention artery clogging! It is truly amazing that not a one of the Duggars is fat, with their very unhealthy diet!

I have to admit though, that TTC sounds better than dark tuna mixed with BBQ sauce! Now that is just a huge ugh!

Anonymous said...

Where can you find the Duggar recipes?

Cyn said...

Anonymous said...

Where can you find the Duggar recipes?

12/29/2009 3:56 PM
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http://www.duggarfamily.com/recipes.html

My favorite recipe is actually not edible it's the liquid laundry soap.... being a family of 7 going from buying the largest liquid soap containers 2-3 times a month to MAKING my OWN soap every THREE months for less than I paid for ONE of the containers has been a godsend.

IF though you are going to use the 'dryer sheet' recipe I feel I must warn you that you MUST clean with HOT water and soap and a stiff brush the lint filter every few months or you could cause a fire. (btw that goes for ANY dryer sheet users)

The vinegar rinse in your wash will also get rid of musty smells in clothing and most of the time that 'mildew' smell you can get if you leave a load in the washer over night in the summer.

luvmybabies said...

The "spectacular sauteed green beans" (using garlic and liquid aminos) are awesome, we make them all the time. Also, the three-bean crock pot chili is awesome too - it's tasty, healthy, and dirt cheap to make. And I second the Duggar rolls. I also use butter, and decrease the sugar a little, but they are fantastic (albeit unhealthy).

Anonymous said...

My husband and I tried the Duggar's taco soup and thought it was very good! We thought it was very similar to chili but with a Mexican twist. I also love their tator tot casserole but I mix it up by putting the tator tots on the bottom, mix the ground beef with both cream of chicken and mushroom soup and cover the tator tots and then top the casserole with shredded cheese and bake. The tator tots still come out crispy and it is so good on a cold day!

MomOfThree said...

I have tried the "Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti", made from Velveeta cheese, creamed soup, mushrooms and spaghetti. It is indeed "rich and filling", as advertised, and a very, very small portion goes a long way. After eating it for dinner one night and lunch the next day, I gave the rest (the majority) to a co-worker who especially loves cheesy dishes. This meal is heaven for anyone who does.

The combination of the Velveeta (which I have eaten maybe twice in my life now) and the creamed soup gave the noodles a thick, sticky, hard-to-swallow coating. You needed to wash it all down with a tall beverage. Or three.

Over all, it did not rank high at all on my family's "Best Dish List" and I will not be making it again.

Anonymous said...

I made the tater tot casserole once and we didn't care for it. I wouldn't make it again. My mom has made the hashbrown casserole and we enjoyed it. It doesn't call for as much butter as other hashbrown recipes we have tried, where the butter pools at the top of the casserole.

Anonymous said...

They do mention the 'Two Sister's' cookbook,which I bought and is an excellent resource for healthy foods and recipes.The girls that wrote it are homeschooled and from a large family as well,and they really have nutrition figured out,imo.

Anonymous said...

While the Duggar family has some thrifty ideas, I suggest you try the "Tightwad Gazette" Trilogy for some real ideas on how to save money and eat well (not the tatertot type of food here) ... They are usually available at any library or bookstores. I myself dont like tatertots in any form LOL M

Anonymous said...

I've made the tater tot and hash brown casseroles, and liked them both. I also made their pumpkin pie recipe using their recipe for pie crust. That was the best crust I have ever made! I use their laundry soap recipe also.

frugalchicken said...

I made the rolls and they are good but kind of a pain in the tail. I also made the tater tot casserole-everyone but me liked it, I am not a huge fan of tater tots-I did change it and used cream of chicken soup because we aren't mushroom fans.

SuzanneDeAZ said...

I made the tator tot casserole and it was very good. I made it several times and the children liked it too.

Anonymous said...

I visited the site with the recipes [http://www.duggarfamily.com/recipes.html] and was struck by more "product placement" - down to links and trademark symbols.

Overall, a lot of processed foods are use for convenience, but the long-term effect of this diet is a health disaster.

Maybe Arkansans have evolved and can live on this stuff, but I'd counsel moderation for the rest of us.

Angie said...

We have been making a different version of Tator Tot Casserole since the 70's. It is a little less rich than the Duggars' recipe. We use a bag of Tator Tots, 2 cans Cream of Chicken Soup, 2 lbs browned ground beef and one bag of mixed vegetables (I precook them for 5 min). Mix it all together, pour into 9x13 greased pan and bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

For our next big family dinner, I want to try their recipe. Also, there are so many good variations listed here.

Anonymous said...

I am always amazed how many people criticize the duggar's diet and recipes. Overall, they still eat plently fruits and vegetables from what I have seen from their shows. I find it hard to believe that almost everyone that criticizes them do not use some from of processed food at one time or another for food preparation. I seriously doubt that people would make everything from scratch in this day of age, when you could get help from the grocery store.

PR in PA said...

Well..at least the Duggars aren't being phony about what they eat..unlike some other TCL family..hint..hint.."we only eat organic".

Jane in California said...

PR in PA said...

Well..at least the Duggars aren't being phony about what they eat..unlike some other TCL family..hint..hint.."we only eat organic".
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LOL! Very true! Organic lollipop anyone?

Alli Byers said...

I made this recipe with a few tweaks:
CREAMY CHICKEN & TORTILLAS
4 c. cooked chicken, diced
1 dozen corn tortillas, each cut into 6-8 triangles
1 can cream of chicken soup
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 8 oz. jar salsa
1 c. sour cream
1/2-1 c. cheddar cheese
Combine the soups, salsa, and sour cream in a bowl and blend well. Grease the crockpot and make 2-3 layers of chicken, tortillas, and sauce. Cook on low heat for 4-5 hours. Add the cheese 15 min. before eating. Serve with salad and warm tortillas. Enjoy!
Serves 8

I didn't use my crockpot. I made it all in a 9 x 13 pan and layered it in as called for and put it in the oven at 350 for about 30-40 min. It was very good. I didn't feel that this recipe needed a crockpot at all. Definitely quicker in the oven.

Marybeth said...

I have made the "tater tot casserole" but not as the recipe is called for...i changed it from the word go...to me it sounded like thanksgiving since it uses ground turkey and the mushroom soup reminded me of the green bean casserole...so i add a layer of green beans ....i also make my own cream soup instead of buying canned (cheaper and healthier--i'm surprised the Duggars don't do that as well)....my husband still doesn't care for it--thinks it's too dry..so it wasn't a big hit, but with the green beans and the extra sauce it was better than their recipe sounded...

i've made their crock-pot lasagna as well and it was pretty good although you can't let it go too long or it turns to mush...

sadly most of their "recipes" are just opening cans and heating and that's sad...since most of their girls claim to want to be chefs and they have the "man power" they would save so much more money if they would cook from scratch instead of opening cans...i was glad to see them gardening with all that land...learning to preserve their own veggies will save them a ton as well :) you'd think he would have found an outlet for #10 cans instead of buying those little cans for the size of family he has--a restaurant supply?

i think most of their recipes are just merely opening a can and heating for time savings...which i understand...i prefer to be more of a home chef and really cook honest food for my family, so i don't cook their "recipes"

Blue said...

"sadly most of their "recipes" are just opening cans and heating and that's sad...since most of their girls claim to want to be chefs and they have the "man power" they would save so much more money if they would cook from scratch instead of opening cans...i was glad to see them gardening with all that land...learning to preserve their own veggies will save them a ton as well :) you'd think he would have found an outlet for #10 cans instead of buying those little cans for the size of family he has--a restaurant supply?

i think most of their recipes are just merely opening a can and heating for time savings...which i understand...i prefer to be more of a home chef and really cook honest food for my family, so i don't cook their "recipes""
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I agree with this. Their "recipes" don't really involve cooking and the processed-food "ingredients" are a health disaster in terms of fat, sodium, preservatives, and other problematic elements.

Their diet is appalling to me.

Cyn said...

What people are forgetting is that these are the Duggar's FAVORITE FAMILY recipes.

This is not a menu plan, these are the favorites either because of how they taste, and or how easy they are to throw together when time is short.

How many of you that have issues with these recipes can say your family's favorite recipes are HEALTHY and GOOD for you???

My family eats a pretty balanced diet but if you ask the kids (and some times the parents) what's your favorite meal.... the hands down answer is going to be chicken nuggets and french fries (frozen to table in less than 25 min) healthy... no! Fast and filling in a pinch YES!!!

Kat said...

When you have 13-year-olds cooking for 20+ people 3xday, you're going to go for fast convenience-style foods and dorky recipes like Tater Tot casseroles because they're simple to put together and don't require a lot of actual cooking skills. Probably don't use the restaurant-size cans 'cause the girls wouldn't be able to lift them!

Josie said...

It sounds like the Duggar recipes are just regular old homestyle southern cooking. I have not really looked at their recipes, but from what I have read here, they seem to be stuff that I have made before. You should not eat that way all of the time and I am sure they don't either. These are maybe just stuff they like alot and are easy to make for lots of hungry people.

Elijah's Mama said...

I made the Tator Tot Casserole..couldn't get into it, I'm sorry lol. Liked the chicken spaghetti recipe..it's good in a cheesy, comfort-food sort of way. Next thing I'd like to try would be the taco soup and maybe the rolls.

I also make the baby wipes for my son from the instructions in their book, and the next thing I'd like to try making would be thelaundry soap.

Anonymous said...

Following the birth of my daughter this year, a fellow co-worker made our family a tater-tot casserole with ground pork instead of turkey. She delivered it to us 'in honor of our fertility', which I found hilarious, and we joked about how much we follow Duggar happenings! My husband truly enjoyed the meal, which surprised me given his particular tastes and allergies. I would make this meal for our family in the future.

Jo said...

Okay, I have to say that I did look up the Duggars recipes the other day. They were about what I expected. I had pretty much made a variation of many of the recipes.
They are good basic recipes. Things you might take to a church supper or a potluck.
I even got an idea for our dinner that night from looking at them.
Like I have said before, you should not eat that way every day, but every now and then they are great comfort foods.

Marybeth said...

One thing i find about their "recipes" is that they are bland...very few actual spices beyond salt and pepper and the occasional garlic salt or onion powder. Besides their tendancy to lean towards canned beans of course. I just can't stand all that bland food. I'm guessing the reasoning behind it is cooking for that many people you'd have to adjust for that many choosy diets.

For a couple who claim to be so budget conscious--I am a "tightwad" pantry cook myself, and feed a family of 3 on $150/month--they would save so much more money if they would a) cook from scratch instead of buy so many convenience foods (they have the "man" power and b) buy larger/cheaper cans.

Anonymous said...

I am a "tightwad" pantry cook myself, and feed a family of 3 on $150/month

I know this is off topic, but do you have a website where you tell people how to do that? I'd love to know!

Anonymous said...

does anyone know where i can find the receipe for anna duggars lasanga? The one she made on the show where she fed the whole family at her and josh's house. It looks so good and iv'e never made it the way she did.
thanks

Anonymous said...

The Duggar family dinner at Josh and Annas was actually stuffed shells with spinach and ricotta, not lasagna. I m sure that it could be found on any good recipe site. HTH M

Cyn said...

does anyone know where i can find the receipe for anna duggars lasanga? The one she made on the show where she fed the whole family at her and josh's house. It looks so good and iv'e never made it the way she did.
thanks
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If you can find it on you tube pause the episode they give the directions here and there and I think there is a blurb in the balloons.

Don't remember what the dinner was though.

Marybeth said...

Anonymous you wanted to know how to feed a family cheaply....you and the Duggars need to read "The Complete Tightwad Gazette" by Amy Dacycyzn...it's from the '90s so some of the info is dated and irrelevant, but the basic ideas are always useful. I keep thinking I need to send the Duggars a used copy. They use so many principles in it, that I wonder if they have---EXCEPT for the ones about grocery shopping. They do shop from an inexpensive market, obviously, but that isn't always going to be your lowest price on every single item. And they buy way too many convenience foods when they could make so many things from scratch easily.