Are Served With Your Choice Of Homemade White,
Wheat, Or Swirl Bun And French Fries Or Potato Salad,
Or Substitution Of Mac & Cheese, Vegetables, A Salad,
Or Soup Available For An Extra 99
Pork Tenderloin Sandwich
hand pounded and breaded
6 oz. hand patted and we run it through the garden for
you if like.
6 oz. hand patted loaded cheese inside and out
ham, turkey and cheese oven baked on your choice of
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
made how you like it, just tell us.
made how you like it, just tell us.
Grilled Chicken Breast
a cajun or apricot marinade
12 Of A Sandwiches
club, chicken or egg salad, rueben, grilled cheese
chunked chicken breast with bbq sauce and swiss
cheese and your toppings.
chunked chicken breast with bbq sauce and swiss
cheese and your toppings.
meat and cheese lasagna served with homemade
meatloaf served with homemade mashed potatoes,
smothered in gravy, vegetables and bread.
Crispy Baked Chicken
chicken breast with parmesan and puffed rice
coating served with vegetables.
Apricot Glazed Chicken Breast
apricot glazed chicken with flambeed vegetable
Mac And Cheese
our way of doing grandmas cheese mac we give
you a big bowl, baked with bread crumbs
sauteed vegetable medley with ham and turkey
with a slice of homemade bread.
Open Faced Roast Beef Sandwich
sliced roast beef on your choice of bread with
homemade mashed potatoes or french fries.
For Two People
Joanns Alfredo Pizza
your choice of toppings with alfredo sauce.
on honey-wheat or basil parmesan crust.
Flatbread Vegetable Or Cheese Pizza
create a pizza with your own.
vegetable or plain cheese.
Flatbread Meat Pizza
your choice of a chicken or meat pizza.
on our honey-wheat or basil parmesan crust.
corned beef & sauerkraut with russian dressing
Bbq Chicken Pizza
chicken breast & our sweet bbq
Gluten Free Pizza
for those that are celiac, we offer a gluten free
pizza. your choice of toppings on a rice &
sorghum flour pizza crust.
toppings are chicken, hamburger, sausage,
pepperoni, vegetables, and cheeses.
Items To Go
White, Wheat, Or Swirl Loa
Slice Of Homemade Pie
Double Chocolate Fudge Brownie
5 Assorted Cookies
Catherines Perfect Parfait
chocolate moose with fresh fruit, whip cream, and ganache.
Assorted Cheese/Meat and Crackers
Crackers & Cheese selections may include Cheddar, Colby-Jack, Swiss, Gouda, and Pepper-Jack. Meat selections may include ham, summer sausage, and turkey
Chilled, tail-on Black Tiger shrimp with a homemade cocktail sauce
Shrimp with a fresh salsa and (insert dressing here), served in phyllo cups
Meatballs in a variety of styles
Selections include Honey-Dijon, Bleu Cheese, Italian, Cajun Mustard, Huli Huli, or BBQ. The meatballs can be made with either breadcrumbs or parmesan cheese with your recommended seasonings
Drumsticks coated with your choice of flavorings!
Assortment of canapés like parmesan basil flatbread with a butter-flied shrimp filled with a ricotta mixture and drizzled with a blueberry balsamic. Another example would be a salmon mousse on rye bread with a star of dill cream cheese. Others to be discussed
A variety of meats and cheese on a variety of fresh breads, cut down to bite-sized portions
Glazed Pork Loin Strip on a Skewer
Many different types of glazes
Southwestern Spring Roll
A shrimp and sausage spring roll with black beans, corn and seasonings
Asparagus Tips in Philo
Asparagus tips and cheese, wrapped in a thin layer of philo dough
Peach/Pineapple & Brie Wrapped in Philo
Sweet peaches or pineapple and brie cheese wrapped in philo dough
Seasonal fresh fruit cut into bite-sized portions
Vegetables and Dip
A selection of seasonally fresh vegetables and your choices of dipping
Puff Pastry Pig in the Blanket
Little smokies wrapped in a puff pastry blanket with apricot syrup
Sautéed onions and mushrooms with bits of beef wrapped in puff pastry
Filled with a savory stuffing made of your choice of ingredients
Mini-Black Bean and Chicken Quesadillas
Small sampling of our take on a traditional Mexican dish
Great-Grandma's pie crust filled with cheese, eggs, and lots of goodies
Puff Pastry Cup with Crab and Shrimp
Pastry filled with crab, shrimp, a ricotta or cream cheese mixture, and mushrooms
Baked Potato Bites
A bite-sized play on twice baked potatoes
Tossed greens with your choice of a variety of dressings (we recommend something interesting and something "safe")
Tossed greens with feta cheese, cherry tomatoes, & olives
A mix of our tossed greens & spinach, along with cranberries, almonds, & our homemade lemon poppy seed dressing
Green and red cabbage with shredded carrots and our homemade cole slaw sauce
Hawaiian Cole Slaw
Our traditional cole slaw with a sweet & tangy twist!
Harvest Cole Slaw w/Apple Chutney
A variant of our cole slaw perfect for the fall season
Boiled new potatoes cut to bite-size, with egg and our homemade dressing
Hot Potato Salad
German-style potato salad served hot
A tri-colored rotini pasta, with your choice of creamy, pesto or oil based dressings
Butternut Squash Salad
Butternut squash, carrots, turnips, chickpeas, radishes, & avocadoes tossed together and seasoned with a savory dressing
Chicken Butternut Squash Salad
Our butternut squash salad plus! Includes butternut squash, carrots, turnips, cucumbers, zucchini, black olives, broccoli, green onions, & wax beans. Tossed in our lemon poppy seed dressing
Tell us how you like it, and we'll make it!
Carrie's Broccoli Salad
Broccoli tossed with ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, green onions, & a slightly sweet vinaigrette
Cucumber & Tomato Salad
Tomatoes and cucumbers, tossed with onions, kidney beans, basil, and our balsamic vinaigrette
Cilantro Corn & Tomato Salad
Corn & diced tomatoes, tossed in a cilantro oil-based dressing
Three Bean Salad w/Fruit Pico de Gallo
Chickpeas, wax beans, & kidney beans seasoned and tossed with our homemade fruit pico de gallo
Watermelon & Feta
Watermelon & feta in a blueberry-balsamic vinaigrette
Baked beans with pork, seasonings and brown sugar
Baked Macaroni & Cheese
Elbow macaroni with Colby-jack and cream cheeses
Cajun Shrimp Macaroni & Cheese
Our classic mac & cheese with Cajun seasoning and shrimp mixed in
New Potatoes with Italian Seasoning
Baked new potatoes, topped off with our blend of Italian herbs and spices. Available with or without cheese
Spicy Red Potatoes
Diced red potatoes seasoned with our homemade spicy seasoning blend
Mashed New Potatoes with Cream Cheese and Broccoli
Mashed potatoes made with new potatoes and blended with cream cheese and finely chopped broccoli. Very rich!
Au Gratin Potatoes
Sliced potatoes covered with a creamy cheese sauce. Available with ham
Cheesy Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Our homemade mashed potatoes flavored with extra cheese and garlic
Mixed or Single Vegetables
We offer a variety of mixed vegetable blends. You may also select single vegetables such as corn, peas or green beans. A variety of seasonings and sauces are also available
Roasted Butternut Squash with a Whiskey Glaze
Butternut squash roasted and marinated with a homemade whiskey glaze
Corn on the Cob
Sweet corn, boiled and served with butter
Sliced Italian bread, baked with butter and fresh garlic. A perfect accompaniment to any Italian style entrée
Brown rice with onions, fired roasted peppers, shredded carrots, bacon, and nuts
A recipe given to us by a dear old friend. Light, fluffy and sweet; different than the cornbread that you've had in the past
Chicken Enchilada Soup
Chunks of chicken breast in a wonderful enchilada soup base topped with cheese
Ground and browned beef, sausage and turkey with a variety of beans in our own secret chili sauce. You decide the level of heat
Tomato Parmesan Basil Soup
Homemade soup with a tomato cream base, parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings
Pasta with Spinach and 3-Cheeses
Rolled pasta, stuffed with spinach and ricotta, swiss and parmesan cheeses, topped with a marinara sauce
Rolled Pasta with Broccoli and Cheese
Chopped broccoli with ricotta, feta, mozzarella and Colby-jack cheeses, rolled in a pasta sheet and topped with a marinara sauce
Your choice of a variety of vegetables with cheeses, pasta and your choice of a tomato sauce or an Alfredo sauce
Four Cheese Penne
Pasta with a 4 cheese blended cream sauce with sun-dried tomatoes
Yam Spicy Tacos
Yams, onions, chickpeas/black beans/kidney beans, and seasoned with spice! Topped with a fresh salsa
An Italian dish that is similar to chicken Alfredo with a hint of lemon and seasoned bacon pieces
Generous portions of chicken, cheese and toppings with our homemade, cooked, enchilada sauce
Happy Heart Grilled Chicken
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts marinated in a honey-soy-ginger-garlic sauce with other spices. Light, fresh and very healthy
Honey Mustard Chicken
A honey-mustard glazed over baked boneless, skinless chicken breasts. Your choice of whole breasts or chicken strips
Almost Chicken Cordon Bleu
Ric's version of a traditional dish. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts stuffed with ham and brie cheese, rolled in parmesan and baked
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts stuffed with ricotta cheese, garlic and butter, rolled in parmesan-breadcrumb mix
Cheesy Baked Chicken
Chicken breasts with our homemade mushroom soup and Swiss cheese. Baked to a cheesy goodness
Crispy Baked Chicken
The taste of fried chicken, but healthier for you. Chicken breasts rolled in a parmesan and puffed rice coating and baked
A traditional item that should be on all catering menus. Breaded chicken breasts, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses with a marinara sauce
Lemon Pepper Chicken
Grilled chicken breast marinated with lemon and pepper over top
Huli Huli Chicken
Chicken breast marinated in our take on a Hawaiian BBQ
Blackberry Balsamic-Ginger Chicken
Chicken breast marinated in a flavorful blackberry-balsamic and ginger glaze
Flavored not only with tequila, but also lime; this chicken is sure to bring your guests back for more!
Fire-Roasted Red Pepper
A fire-roasted red pepper, honey creole sauce poured over our savory chicken breast
Stuffed Pork Loin
A rolled pork corn loin, stuffed with bread and raspberries. The stuffing may be varied based on availability and your preferences
Glazed Pork Loin
A wide variety of glazes are available. Discuss your preferences with our chef
Many varieties and flavors are available. Check with us to find out more!
Huli huli, apple chutney, Chinese, BBQ, spicy rub, Italian, fire-roasted red pepper
Vicki's Honey-Mustard Shrimp
Shrimp marinated in a Dijon mustard vinaigrette, flavored with honey to give it a sweet and sour taste
Shrimp and Cheese Tortellini
Shrimp and cheese tortellini in our homemade garlic cream sauce
Homemade, salsa, sun-dried tomatoes, feta cheese topped salmon in a Greek, lemon-garlic dressing
A ginger, soy, and Dijon mustard makes up the glaze for this baked salmon dish
Garlic Herb Shrimp
Shrimp seasoned with garlic, lemon and herbs and quickly cooked until tender
Lobster (whole or tail)
Lobster can be prepared in a variety of ways. Talk to our chef about your preferences, product availability and price. This can also be available as part of a "surf and turf"
Beef tips and egg noodles in a creamy stroganoff sauce. Something different
Pulled beef drenched in our homemade BBQ sauce; your choice of sandwiches or as a main dish
An American classic! Ground beef covered in our own sloppy sauced. Served on fresh rolls or buns
Our most popular entree. Ground beef and sausage with our own homemade lasagna sauce. Vegetable or spicier versions are also available, just ask our Chef
A nice top round that can be prepared in a variety of ways depending on your tastes, including a traditional roast, Creole style, garlic lover's or Italian
Beef and beans with Ric's homemade salsa and cheese
A variety of styles of gourmet burgers are available on fresh buns. Talk to our staff about different alternatives
Nice tender cuts of beef with a selection of vegetables and seasonings available
Beef tenderloin and portabella mushrooms in red wine sauce and wrapped in puffed pastry
This cut of beef is most commonly served as a filet mignon; however our Chef can also prepare it alternate ways
Ground beef, pork, or chicken with your choice of taco toppings!
Our take on the traditional dish made with ground beef, vegetables, and topped with homemade mashed potatoes
A slow-cooked savory cut of beef, falling apart and moist. A mouth-watering meal to be sure!
Homemade cheesecakes available include Turtle, Raspberry, Almond, Chocolate, and Key Lime. Available in three different sizes: full-size, cupcake, or mini's
Great grandmother's pie crust with many different fillings. Fruit or cream
Double Chocolate Fudge Brownies
A brownie that melts in your mouth and you can't eat just one
Brownies with caramelized pecans and drizzled with caramel and chocolate
A variety of cookies are available including chocolate chip, sugar, and oatmeal raisin
Fresh Fruit with whipped cream or chocolate
Seasonally available fresh fruit with chocolate sauce and/or homemade whipped cream for your guests to dip
Single-dipped in chocolate or double-dipped in two-types of chocolate. Availability and pricing will vary based on market conditions
Puff pastry boat with pastry cream, fresh fruit and homemade whipped cream
Lemon, Pumpkin, Find name of Heath one
Deb's Dangerous Pecan Bars
The reason they're dangerous is one is not enough!
Served with cream cheese frosting. Available in full-size or mini's
Homemade and topped with cream cheese frosting. Available in full-size or mini's
Individual homemade puff pastry cups filled with a cream cheese filling, topped with fruit
Homemade and topped with our cream cheese frosting
Moist, rich, and topped with a heavenly crumble
Shantelle's French Toast Casserole
Layers of sweet French Toast and cinnamon sugar, baked like a casserole to give it a slight crisp. This is sure to be a hit!
How can you go wrong with a savory breakfast sausage?
Our own secret spice blend baked into the bacon to give it a sweet and spicy taste
Light and fluffy, fresh cracked, and homemade
Sausage Breakfast Casserole
A hearty breakfast casserole made with sausage, scrambled eggs, and other breakfast delights
Ham Oven Omelet
Ham, cheese, tater tots, and eggs baked in a casserole-style
Available with many different ingredient options, both meat and vegetarian. Also available as mini's!
Biscuits & Gravy
Homemade biscuits with our thick & creamy sausage gravy
Seasonal fruit, available with or without melons
Sausage, tater tots, cheese, & scrambled eggs wrapped in a flour tortilla. Vegetarian version also available
Cheesy Cottage Fry
Thick cut French fries topped with shredded cheese
Locally owned and operated, Tasteful Dinners is commited to serving Ankeny, Des Moines, and central Iowa only the best cuisine!
We try to prepare most items from scratch; including salad dressings, baking our own bread, and Great Grandmother's pie crust. Our food is made daily from the highest quality ingredients and our staff is always busy creating fresh and delicious meals that remind you of home.