Pasta Recipes

Squash Mac and Cheese

Ingredients: Cooking Spray 1 pound whole grain elbow macaroni (uncooked) 2 (10-ounce) packages frozen pureed butternut squash 2 cups 1% low fat milk 2 cups low fat cheddar, grated 3/4 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon powdered mustard 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 2 tablespoons unseasoned whole wheat […]

Wild Rice and Orzo Salad

Ingredients: 1/2 cup wild rice 2 cups water 1 cup orzo 3 tablespoons chopped green onion 1 ear fresh sweet corn, cooked, kernels removed from cob 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped 1/2 orange or yellow bell pepper, chopped 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar […]

Summer Fruit and Pasta Toss

Ingredients 8 ounces whole wheat spiral pasta, uncooked 1 1/2 cups cubed cantaloupe (about 1/2 of cantaloupe) 1 1/2 cups cubed pineapple (about 1/2 of pineapple) 1 1/4 cups strawberries, sliced 1 cup halved seedless grapes 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces.) low-fat vanilla yogurt Directions Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and cool in […]

Cheese Garden Lasagna

Ingredients 1/4 cup (2 ounces) butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup each asparagus, zucchini, green onions, yellow squash and red pepper, diced 6 ounces portobello mushrooms, chopped 2 cups Roma tomatoes, diced 2 cups baby spinach leaves, diced 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar […]

Chicken and Vegetables on Pasta

Ingredients 8 chicken thighs 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 tomatoes, cut into chunks 1 large onion, cut into chunks 1 rib celery, cut into chunks 3 yellow squash, cut into chunks 2 zucchini squash, cut into chunks 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon basil 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/8 teaspoon salt 8 ounces capellini […]

Easy Italian Vegetable Pasta Bake

Ingredients 3 cups mostaccioli, cooked, drained 1 jar (27 1/2 oz) light pasta sauce 1 pkg. (8 oz) Mozzarella cheese, divided 2 cups thinly sliced mushrooms 2 cups sliced halved yellow squash 2 cups sliced halved zucchini Directions Mix mostaccioli, sauce, 1 cup of the cheese and vegetables. Spoon into 13 by 9-inch baking dish; […]

Pasta Snacks

Ingredients Uncooked pasta (4 oz), wagon wheels, bowties or corkscrews 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon ground walnuts 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt Vegetable oil for deep frying Directions Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Rinse in cold water and drain well. Spread cooked pasta on paper towels to remove additional water. Heat 2 […]

Chicken Alfredo Lasagna Rolls

Ingredients Chicken breast (6 oz), poached and shredded Part skim ricotta cheese (6 oz) 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese Shredded Mozzarella cheese (2 oz) 6 lasagna noodles, cooked according to the package Sauce: 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup of Parmesan cheese 1 clove garlic, minced Shake of dried oregano Directions Grease 8×8 […]

Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients Topping: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup panko or 1 1/2 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs (from 3 slices firm white sandwich bread) Coarsely grated extra sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz) 1/4 cup Pecorino Romano cheese Macaroni and Sauce: 1/2 stick unsalted butter 3 tablespoons flour 2 1/2 cups whole milk Coarsely grated extra […]

Bow Tie Pasta Salad 

Ingredients Bow tie or other shaped pasta (8 oz) box 1/3 cup light mayonnaise 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons sweet pickle relish 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper, or to taste 1/8 teaspoon hot pepper sauce, or to taste Reduced-sodium baked ham or smoked turkey (4 oz), diced 8 ounces reduced-fat Cheddar cheese 1/2 medium […]

Angel Hair Pasta with Beef and Vegetables

Ingredients 1 pound sirloin tip steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes 1 teaspoon vegetable oil Salt and pepper to taste 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (16 oz) package stir-fry blend frozen vegetables, thawed and drained 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 (9 oz) package refrigerated angel hair pasta 1/4 cup milk Directions […]

Spaghetti Carbonara

Ingredients 1 pound uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds 1 teaspoon cornstarch 1 (2.1 oz) box cooked bacon strips 2 teaspoons prepared roasted garlic 1 cup 2% reduced-fat milk 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 3 large eggs 1 cup frozen green peas, defrosted 1 1/2 cups (6 oz) grated fresh Parmesan cheese Directions […]

Slow Cooker Lasagna

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed and minced 1 large jar spaghetti sauce (32 oz) 1 package (8 oz) no-boil lasagna noodles Shredded mozzarella cheese (16 oz) 1 pound ricotta cheese 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan/Romano cheese Salt and pepper to taste Directions […]

Black Bean Lasagna

Ingredients 9 uncooked lasagna noodles 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 1 cup water 2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, rinsed and drained 1 can (14 1/2 oz) whole tomatoes, undrained 2 cans (6 oz each) tomato paste 1 container (15 oz) nonfat ricotta […]

White Lasagna

Ingredients 9 lasagna noodles 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon minced dried onion 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon pepper 2 cups chicken or turkey broth 1 cup milk 1 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese, divided 1 can (4 oz) sliced mushrooms, drained 1 package (10 oz) frozen cut asparagus […]

Potato Lasagna

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped 1 jar (32 oz) spaghetti sauce 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/3 cup water 1 can (4 oz) mushroom pieces and stems, drained 5 medium potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced 2 cups (8 […]

Lasagna Soup

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1/2 cup chopped onion 1 package (7 3/4 oz) lasagna dinner mix 5 cups water 1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 can (7 oz) whole kernel corn, undrained 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 small zucchini, chopped Directions In a Dutch oven or soup kettle, cook beef […]

Easy Lasagna

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (12 oz) cottage cheese 1 egg 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 9 lasagna noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained 4 cups three-meat sauce 2 cups (8 oz) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese Directions In […]

Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna

Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 1 1/2 cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/2 cup part-skim Ricotta cheese 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup low-sodium, fat-free marinara sauce (plus additional for serving) 1 medium zucchini, diced 4 no-boil lasagna noodles 1 bag baby spinach 1 […]

Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients Dry lasagna noodles (8 oz), cooked according to package directions 1 recipe béchamel sauce (see recipe below) 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, drained well Ricotta cheese (32 oz) 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Mozzarella cheese (1 pound), shredded Parmesan cheese for sprinkling […]

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