Homemade Ravioli

Ingredients: 1 fresh egg pasta recipe 1 recipe ravioli filling 1 recipe tomato sauce Directions: Cut pasta sheets into long rectangles measuring 4 inches across. Use a spoon or filled pastry bag to place small balls of filling (about 1 rounded teaspoon each) in a line 1 inch from the bottom of the pasta sheet. […]

Savory Italian Bread

Ingredients: 2-1/4 cups warm water 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1 tablespoon garlic salt 1 1/2 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 tablespoons instant yeast 6 to 6 1/2 C. all-purpose or bread flour or part whole wheat flour Directions: In large mixing bowl, stir together water, oil, sugar, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, yeast […]

Whole Wheat Artisan Pizza Crust

Ingredients: 2-1/4 cups whole wheat flour 2-1/4 cups unbleached bread flour 1 3/4 teaspoons salt or 2 1/2 teaspoons coarse kosher salt 1 teaspoon yeast 2 tablespoons sugar or 1-1/2 tablespoons honey or agave nectar (optional) 1-3/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon water 2 tablespoons olive oil (optional) Directions: Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. […]

Italian Chicken Flatbread

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons green, yellow, and red peppers, diced 6 multigrain flatbread 1 pound Frozen spinach, chopped 1 teaspoon butter 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1/16 teaspoon ground nutmeg 4-1/2 ounces skim milk 1/16 teaspoon black pepper 3 ounces light mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 ounces light mozzarella cheese, shredded 9 ounces fully cooked chicken, diced Directions: […]

Italian Bean Soup

Ingredients: 1 can great northern beans (15 ounce) 1 can red kidney beans (15 ounce) 2 cans pinto beans (15 ounce) 1 can tomato juice (46 ounce, or V-8 juice) 1 can Italian style or stewed tomatoes (15 ounce) 1 can vegetable broth, low-sodium (15 ounce) 1 can green beans (15 ounce, drained) 1 1/2 […]

Creamy Italian Herb Dressing

Ingredients: 1/4 cup yogurt (plain) 1/4 cup mayonnaise (non-fat) 1/4 cup milk (skim) 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning (dried) 1/2 clove garlic (fresh, minced) Directions: In a small bowl, combine all the above ingredients. Refrigerate in a covered container for at least an hour. Serve chilled.

Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups pasta, cooked 2 cups broccoli (blanched, pieces) 1 cup carrot (cooked, slices) 1/2 cup red pepper (strips) 1/4 cup green onion (sliced) 1/2 to 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing, light or reduced fat Directions: Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving. For a more hearty salad, add […]

Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Ingredients: 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 1/2 cups whole wheat penne or rotini pasta 1 package (16 ounces) frozen chopped broccoli 1 cup nonfat milk 8 ounces low fat cream cheese, cubed 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper Directions: Remove […]

Cheese and Corn Chowder

Ingredients: 2 cups potatoes (diced) 1 cup carrot (sliced) 1 cup celery (chopped) 1/2 cup onion (chopped) 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 can cream-style corn 1 1/2 cups milk, non-fat 1/2 cup cheddar or American cheese (shredded) Directions: Combine potatoes, carrots, celery, onion and seasonings in pan. Add 1 cup water. Cover and simmer 10 minutes. […]

Baked Potato Soup

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons light buttery spread 1 small onion (chopped) 2 medium potatoes (baked, peeled and mashed) 3 cups prepared instant nonfat dry milk 1 can low-sodium chicken broth (about 14.5 ounces) 1 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese (shredded) pepper, and salt to taste Directions: Melt light buttery spread in a large saucepot over┬ámedium heat and […]

Split Pea Soup

Ingredients: 1 onion (large) 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 cups split peas, dry 6 cups water 1 teaspoon salt Directions: Chop onion. Cook in margarine in a large pan until tender. Wash and drain split peas. Add water, split peas and salt to onion. Bring to boiling. Lower heat and cover pan. Simmer about 2 […]

Pumpkin and Bean Soup

Ingredients: 1 can white beans 1 onion (small, finely chopped) 1 cup water 1 can pumpkin (15 ounce) 1 1/2 cups apple juice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg, allspice, or ginger 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Blend white beans, onion, and water with a potato masher or blender till smooth. In […]

Black Bean Soup

Ingredients: 1 cup onion (chopped) 3/4 cup celery (chopped) 2 teaspoons garlic (chopped) 1 1/2 cups beef broth (fat removed) 2 cans black beans (15 oz. each, drained and rinsed) 1/2 cup salsa (thick and chunky) 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon oregano (dried) Directions: Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. […]

Macaroni Chick-Pea Soup

Ingredients: 3 1/2 cups chicken broth, fat-free, low sodium 1 cup water 1 3/4 cups macaroni (dry) 1/2 teaspoon celery flakes (or onion powder) 1/2 teaspoon oregano 1 cup stewed tomatoes, no-salt 1 cup green beans 1 can chick-peas (garbanzo beans) 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Directions: In a large saucepan, bring broth and water to […]

Chicken Soup

Ingredients: 6 cups chicken broth (low-sodium) 1 cup chicken (cooked) 1 cup rice (uncooked) 1 3/4 cups vegetables (fresh chopped, such as potatoes, carrots, celery, or cabbage) 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon parsley (dried) Directions: Use leftover cooked chicken, or cook enough chicken to make 1 cup of […]

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 1/2 cup onion (chopped) 2 cups broccoli (cut) 1/2 teaspoon thyme (dried, crushed) 2 bay leaves (small) 2 tablespoons margarine 2 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 dash pepper (optional) 1 cup non-fat milk 1 dash garlic powder (optional) Directions: In a saucepan combine chicken broth, chopped onion, broccoli, […]

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Anonymous “reader’s recipe.” Ingredients: 1/2 c. vegetable oil 1/4 c. chicken bouillon 3 c. onions, chopped 1-2 T. cumin 1-2 T. chili powder 1-2 T. garlic powder 2 heaping tsp. red pepper 2 c. Masa (harina) 4 qt. water 3 c. tomatoes, chopped 1 (16 oz.) package American cheese, cubed 3 c. cubed (or shredded) […]

Minestrone Soup

Ingredients: 16 ounces frozen vegetables, any type 30 ounces stewed tomatoes, canned 28 ounces broth, any flavor, canned 15 ounces beans, canned, any type 1 cup pasta, dry, any type Directions: In a large pot, combine frozen vegetables, tomatoes, broth and beans. Bring the soup to a boil and add the pasta. Then reduce to […]

Dill Pickle Soup

Submitted by: Gaye V. Ochs of Leeper, PA Ingredients: 5 Dill Pickles, shredded 4 teaspoons butter, divided 1 quart water 1 carrot, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 1 parsley root, chopped 1 leek, chopped 1 potato, chopped and cubed 1/2 cup sour cream 2 tablespoons chopped dill Directions: Over overflow heat to avoid browning, saute […]

Panfish Chowder

Submitted by Karen Crain of Cortland, Ohio Ingredients: 4 slices bacon 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/2 cup diced carrots 1/2 cup chopped celery 1 lb yellow perch (or other fish) cut in 1 inch chunks 1 can 15.4 oz cooked potatoes, diced 1 cup water salt and pepper to taste 1 cup milk~regular or 2% […]

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