It took a while for the concept of the Food Chopper to grow on me, and now I can’t imagine not having one. I bought one around 5 years ago because everyone always remarked that the Food Chopper was their favorite Pampered Chef product. In fact the Food Chopper is Pampered Chef’s most popular kitchen tool.
The Food Chopper makes quick work of chopping cooked meats, veggies (especially onions!), and nuts (back in the olden days when I could eat them). There are lots of soup recipes that require chopped this and that, and since I often cook soups in the slow cooker all day, I need to prep the ingredients quickly in the morning. The blades rotate each time the plunger is struck, so you don’t have to continuously rotate it to get even cuts. It also disassembles and washes in the dishwasher well — much better than a food processor.
Here’s my favorite Food-Chopper-related recipe:
- 1 package pizza dough, prepared (I use the kind that comes dry in an envelope for less than $1)
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 2 T grated Parmesan
- ½ tsp garlic salt
- 1/4 tsp dried basil (or fresh chopped if you have it!)
- 1/4 tsp dried oregano
- 3 Tbs Ranch dressing (reduced fat is fine)
- 2 C chopped cooked chicken
- 1/4 C chopped red onion
- 1/4 C chopped green bell pepper
- 1 c chopped fresh baby spinach
- 8 oz shredded mozzarella
On a sprayed cookie sheet, spread to edges to form round shape. Lightly brush dough with olive oil. Spread parmesan, basil, and garlic salt over each crust. Bake crust alone for 10 min @ 400. Remove from oven. Spread Ranch dressing on each crust. Layer chicken, bell pepper, onion, spinach, and cheese. Bake 9-12 more minutes or until cheese is melted and browned around the edges.
Lots of tasty vegetables in this surprisingly fresh pizza! And the Food Chopper makes it so much easier to prep! And if you buy one, it will help us with our adoption! Thanks for participating in our online Pampered Chef Party!