Recipes for your Winter-Time Pigeon Forge Vacation

Cold weather, snowfall and chilly breezes may leave you to stay cozied up and warm in your Pigeon Forge cabin rental this winter. With temperatures dropping outside, your Pigeon Forge cabin rental (equipped with fireplace!) is the perfect place to relax and get some relief from the cold. However, you can only spend so long in your cabin before your tummy starts rumbling…so where do you go from there?

Here is a collection of some of our favorite, easy to make, winter recipes for your Pigeon Forge vacation. You can purchase items at a local Pigeon Forge grocery store, or stock up at your home store before you embark on your trip. With a fully belly, crackling fire, and a cozy blanket, this Pigeon Forge winter vacation could be the most relaxing one yet!

Cream Cheese Spinach Tortellini Soup
2 cans Italian-style tomatoes
1 package cream cheese
1 bag fresh baby spinach
1 box (4 cups) chicken broth
1 tube mild or Italian sausage
1 package tortellini (cheese or herb)

Brown sausage in pan, drain grease. In large pot or crockpot add all ingredients, cubing cream cheese. Cook over low to medium heat for at least four hours, stirring occasionally. Makes for great leftovers!

Best Hot Chocolate Recipe
1 ½ cups of heavy cream
1 (14 ounces) can sweetened condensed milk
2 cups milk chocolate chips
6 cups of milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Put on low heat until chocolate chips are melted. Serve and enjoy!

Bubble Up Pizza
1 pound hamburger meat or sausage
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cans Grand buttermilk biscuits
1 jar marinara sauce
1 bag mozzarella cheese
Additional pizza toppings (onions, peppers, pepperoni, mushrooms, etc.)

Brown hamburger or sausage and onion in sauce pan, then drain. Cut biscuits in quarters. Stir all ingredients together until sauce evenly coats all ingredients. Pour into greased 13 x 9 pan, add shredded cheese on top. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 350 degrees until bubbly.

Banana-Raisin Bread Pudding
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
2 ½ cups whole milk
½ cup sugar
1 loaf of crusty bread (a few days old is ideal, if fresh, cut and place on baking sheet to harden up)
A few bananas
½-¾ cup raisins
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Pecans, almonds if desires

Butter small baking dish, then set aside. Whisk together eggs, milk, sugar, salt, cinnamon, vanilla and. Add bread, bananas, raisins, nuts and gently toss to coat. Allow to soak for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Pour in prepared buttered baking dish and bake for 60 minutes at 350 degrees. Allow to stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.