Pasta Recipes

Fresh Tomato Linguini

Ingredients: 2 pounds of ripe tomatoes 3 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 bunch fresh basil, hand torn or 1 tablespoon dried 1/2 cup olive oil 1 lemon, zested and juiced 1 pound linguini (or your favorite pasta) Freshly grated Parmesan cheese Salt and fresh ground pepper to taste Directions: Wash and rinse tomatoes. Dry tomatoes, then […]

Beef and Parmesan Pasta

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 can (14 to 14 1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth 1 can (15 1/2 ounces) Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained 2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 2 cups sliced zucchini (1/4-inch) 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Directions: Brown ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium heat 8 to 10 […]

Basic Stir Fry

Ingredients: 1 cup water 1 teaspoon low-sodium chicken bouillon granules 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon vinegar 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons cornstarch 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped 3/4 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into thin pieces or small cubes 8 cups fresh or frozen vegetables, chopped 1 tablespoon minced ginger (optional) […]

Sesame Noodles

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons peanut butter 2 teaspoons water 2 teaspoons sesame oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce Tabasco sauce to taste 3 cups cooked whole-wheat spaghetti (8 ounce or 1/2 pound dry) 2 tomatoes, chopped 1/2 cup green onions 1/2 cup grated carrot 1 1/2 cups broccoli florets, blanched* Directions: Mix warm water with peanut butter […]

Insanely Easy Asian Beef and Noodles

Ingredients: 1 1/4 pounds ground beef 2 packages (3 ounces each) Oriental flavor instant ramen noodles 2 cups frozen vegetable mixture (like broccoli, red peppers, water chestnuts) 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion Directions: In large skillet, brown ground beef over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer […]

Asparagus Ham Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/3 cups milk Pepper to taste 5 lasagna noodles, cooked and drained 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 1 cup julienned fully cooked ham Directions: n a skillet, cook asparagus in […]

Barbecue Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 1 cup ketchup 1 medium green pepper, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup lemon juice 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon prepared mustard 1 garlic clove, minced 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon chili powder 1/8 teaspoon […]

Tortilla Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 1 cup water 1 envelope taco seasoning 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) sour cream 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 1 tablespoon cornmeal 10 flour tortillas (6 inches) […]

Apple Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese 1 cup (8 ounces) part-skim ricotta cheese 1/4 cup sugar 1 teaspoon almond extract 2 cans (21 ounces each) apple pie filling 6 lasagna noodles, cooked, rinsed and drained Topping: 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/3 cup packed brown sugar 1/4 cup quick-cooking […]

Chicken Lasagna

Ingredients: 2 cups (16 ounces) cottage cheese 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened 4 cups cubed cooked chicken 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) condensed cream of celery soup, undiluted 2/3 cup 2 percent milk 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 teaspoon salt 6 lasagna […]

Traditional Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 pound ground beef 3/4 pound bulk pork sausage 3 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce 2 cans (6 ounces each) tomato paste 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons sugar 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 3 eggs 3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley 3 cups (24 ounces) small-curd cottage cheese […]

Seafood Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 green onion, finely chopped 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup butter, divided 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 bottle (8 ounces) clam juice 1 pound bay scallops 1 pound uncooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined 1 package (8 ounces) imitation crabmeat, chopped 1/4 teaspoon white pepper, divided 1/2 cup all-purpose flour […]

German Lasagna

Ingredients: 3/4 cup butter 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules 2 teaspoons onion salt 2 teaspoons pepper, divided 1/2 teaspoon white pepper, optional 2 1/4 cups milk 1 can (14 1/2 ounces) chicken broth 1 pound smoked kielbasa or Polish sausage, chopped 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups (12 ounces) small-curd cottage cheese […]

Italian Sausage Lasagna

Ingredients: 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked 1 package (16 ounces) Italian all natural ground sausage 1 medium onion, chopped 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped 1 large container chunky pasta sauce 1 container (15 ounces) ricotta cheese 1 egg 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 3 cups fresh spinach, chopped and packed 2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded Directions: Prepare […]

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; […]

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