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Turtle Shells

Ingredients: 24 Jumbo Shells, uncooked
 2 cups low-sodium canned tomato sauce
 1 10-oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed
 8 oz. shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (about 1 3/4 cup)
 1 1/2 cups low-fat, part-skim ricotta cheese
 3 medium carrots, peeled and grated (about 2/3 cup)
 3 egg whites
 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
 Large pinch […]

Shepherd’s Pie with Pasta

Ingredients: 4 oz. elbow macaroni 2 Tbsp. olive oil 1 lb. lean ground beef 2 cups finely chopped onion ½ cup finely chopped carrot ½ cup finely chopped celery 2 tsp. fresh oregano (or 1 tsp. dried) 2 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic 4 cups Swiss chard, shredded 1 ½ cups yellow squash, medium dice 4 […]

Cheesy Baked Ziti

Ingredients: 1 pound Ziti, uncooked
Vegetable oil cooking spray
 1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 1 14.5-oz. can diced tomatoes, drained
 1 15-oz. container low-fat ricotta cheese
 2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese
 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
 1/2 cup skim milk
 1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley
 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil […]

Mediterranean Lasagna

Ingredients: 9 pieces Lasagna, uncooked
 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
 1 large onion, finely diced
 2 cloves garlic, minced
 1 1-pound eggplant, peeled and finely diced
 3 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
 4 oz. feta cheese, crumbled
 1 cup plain, low-fat yogurt
 1 28-oz. can tomato sauce
 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Cook lasagna according to […]

Primavera with Zucchini, Tomato and Corn

Ingredients: 1 pound Medium Shells, uncooked
 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
 1 clove garlic, minced
 1 medium red onion, chopped
 2 cups chopped zucchini
 2 cups chopped fresh tomato
 1 cup fresh corn or 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
 1/2 tsp. hot red pepper flakes
 1 cup skim milk
 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
 1/4 […]

Reinvented Mac and Cheese

Ingredients: 3 cups cauliflower florets 3 cups carrots, medium dice 1 Tbsp. canola oil 4 oz. elbow macaroni 2 Tbsp. breadcrumbs 1 tsp. thyme leaves, finely chopped 1 Tbsp. finely chopped garlic, divided 3 Tbsp. butter, divided 3 Tbsp. flour 2 cups skim milk Several grates of nutmeg Pinch of cayenne 1 cup grated swiss […]

Gluten-free Mac and Cheese

Ingredients: 2 cups uncooked gluten-free macaroni 1/4 cup butter 1/4 cup brown rice flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 1/16 teaspoon onion powder 1/16 teaspoon garlic powder 2 cups rice milk 2 cups cheddar cheese Directions: Cook macaroni according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350°. Melt margarine in large […]

Avocado Dijon Pasta Salad

Ingredients for Dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup Dijon mustard 1/4 cup honey 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice 1/2 tsp dry tarragon 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/4 tsp cracked black pepper Ingredients for Salad: 1 pound pasta penne, cooked 3 oz snow peas, cut in half 2 oz chopped green onion 2 oz red […]

Twisted Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups Rotini pasta, whole-wheat, dry 2 cans cream of chicken soup 1 1/3 cups Fat-free half and half 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 cups Cooked diced chicken, 1/2″ pieces Directions:  In a large pot, bring 2 quarts water to a boil. Gradually […]

Pasta with Tomatoes, Shrimp and Feta

Ingredients: 1 cup liive oil
4 green onions, finely chopped
 1 green bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
 1 t. hot pepper flakes
 1 T. fresh oregano, finely chopped or 1 t. dried
 ½ cup Italian parsley, finely chopped
 Salt and freshly ground black pepper
 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
 4 medium firm, ripe, […]


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