Pasta Recipes

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 […]

Tortilla Lasagna

Ingredients 2 pounds Certified Angus Beef® ground chuck, cooked and drained 1 (1 1/4 oz) package taco seasoning 3/4 cup water 1 cup chopped green onions 1 1/2 cups salsa 12 6-inch corn tortillas 5 (5 oz) cans diced green chilies 1 pound grated Monterey Jack cheese 1 (10 oz) can mild enchilada sauce Directions […]

Portable Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 cup (8 oz) reduced-fat sour cream 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies 1 teaspoon ground cumin 9 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained 1 can (12 oz) Mexican-style whole kernel corn, drained* 4 cups shredded lettuce 1 jar (16 oz) salsa, divided 12 hard-cooked eggs, sliced, divided 1 cup (4 oz) shredded reduced-fat […]

Chili Spaghetti

Ingredients 1 can (25 oz) chili with beans 1 pound ground beef, cooked and drained Spaghetti (8 oz), cooked and drained 1 can (14 1/2 oz) stewed tomatoes 1 can (6 oz) tomato paste 1/2 cup sour cream 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 1/2 cups (6 […]

Chinese Chicken Spaghetti

Ingredients Uncooked spaghetti (8 oz) 1 tablespoon cornstarch 4 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, divided 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces 2 tablespoons white vinegar 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon canola oil 2 cups fresh snow peas 2 cups shredded carrots 3 green onions, chopped 1 1/2 […]

Pizza Spaghetti

Ingredients 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90 percent lean) 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed, crumbled 1/2 cup chopped sweet onion 4 cans (8 oz each) no-salt-added tomato sauce Sliced turkey pepperoni (3 oz) 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes 2 teaspoons minced fresh basil […]

Easy Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1/2 cup small pasta shapes 1 cup frozen mixed peas and carrots 1 cup ham, cubed Dressing: 1/2 cup plain yogurt 1 small cucumber finely chopped 1/4 teaspoon dill weed Directions Adult should boil water and cook pasta noodles. Add peas and carrots the last few minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse with cold […]

Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients 8 oz dry lasagna noodles, cooked according to package directions 1 recipe béchamel sauce (see recipe below) 1 (10 oz) package frozen chopped spinach, drained well 32 oz part-skim ricotta cheese 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 lb. mozzarella cheese (part skim), shredded Parmesan cheese […]

Cherry Tomatoes Filled With Creamy Pesto Cheese

Ingredients 3 cups fresh basil leaves, washed and dried 2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste Freshly ground black pepper to taste 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 package (8 ounces) reduced-fat cream cheese, cut into chunks 2 pints (4 cups) cherry […]

Cappellini with Tomatoes and Garlic

Ingredients 1/2 lb. cappellini or another thin pasta 4-5 tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 of a small onion, finely chopped 1/2 can of diced tomatoes with juice (or 1 fresh chopped tomato) 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese Salt and pepper Directions Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta. […]

Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

Ingredients Meatballs: 1 large onion, chopped fine 1 large green bell pepper, chopped fine 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 lbs. ground beef (not lean) 1/2 lb. ground pork (not lean) 2/3 cup fine dry bread crumbs 2 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley leaves Sauce: […]

Freezer Spaghetti Sauce

Ingredients 4 onions, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup vegetable oil 16 cups chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons dried oregano 2 tablespoons dried basil 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1/4 cup white sugar 2 tablespoons salt 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste Directions In slow cooker […]

Three Cheese Pasta

Ingredients 10 3/4 oz. can reduced sodium cream of mushroom soup 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning medley 1/2 cup fresh mushroom slices 1/2 cup reduced fat grated parmesan cheese 1/3 cup reduced fat Mozzarella cheese, shredded 1/3 cup low fat Cheddar cheese, shredded 1 1/2 cup cooked pasta 1/2 cup frozen, super sweet yellow corn, thawed […]


Ingredients 1/2 (12 oz.) box bow tie pasta 2 cups of frozen peas 1 (8 oz.) container chive & onion cream cheese spread 1/4 cup milk Directions Prepare pasta according to directions. Add peas about 3 minutes before pasta is finished. Drain pasta & peas and put back into pan. Add cream cheese and milk. […]

Skillet Ground Beef Lasagna

Ingredients 1 lb. lean ground beef or turkey 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups water 2/3 cup Ground Beef Mix 1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce 2 cups mafalda pasta 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Directions In large skillet, brown ground beef with onion and garlic and […]

Pasta & Grilled Peppers

Ingredients 3 large whole sweet peppers 1 pound of bow-tie (farfalle) pasta 5 tablespoons olive oil 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 1/2 cups cooked, drained chickpeas 1 cup diced salami, mortadella or pepperoni 1/2 pound fresh diced mozzarella 1/3 cup torn basil leaves Salt and pepper to taste Directions Grill peppers uncovered, until soft, […]

Whole Grain Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 lb. of whole grain or whole wheat pasta, any shape 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half 1 sweet onion, cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 sweet red pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 sweet green pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 cup fresh broccoli florets 1 medium seedless cucumber, […]

Awesome Pasta Salad

Ingredients 1 (16 oz.) package fusili (spiral) pasta 3 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 1/2 lb. provolone cheese, cubed 1/4 lb. salami, cubed 1/4 lb. sliced pepperoni, cut in half 1 large green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces 1 (10 oz.) can black olives, drained and sliced 1 (4 oz.) jar pimentos, drained and […]


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