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One-Pan Cheesy Salsa Pasta Recipe

Ingredients 1 pouch (9 ounces) Progresso Recipe Starters Fire-Roasted Tomato Cooking Sauce 1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth 1 1/2 cups salsa 1 can (14 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed 8 ounces whole grain pasta (such as macaroni) 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheese, divided (such as cheddar, colby-jack, pepper jack, etc) Optional toppings: Chopped tomatoes, chopped or sliced avocado, guacamole, salsa, sliced olives, sour cream, cilantro, etc. Click link below for recipe.

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Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara Recipe

ingredients 1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper to taste 8 ounces fettuccine (or pasta of choice) 4 ounces bacon cut into 1 inch pieces or 4 ounces pancetta, diced 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 eggs 1/2 cup (2 ounces) parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated plenty of fresh cracked black pepper salt to taste 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Click link below for recipe

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Vegetable Carbonara Recipe

Ingredients: 1 pound rigatoni 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 crown broccoli - trimmed, halved 3 cloves garlic - minced 1 pint cherry tomatoes - halved salt/pepper 2 eggs - beaten 3/4 cup pecorino - grated 4 fresh basil leaves - roughly torn 2 strips of crispy bacon - roughly chopped Click link below for recipe

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Italian Shrimp Scampi Recipe

ingredients 8 ounces linguine (or other pasta) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 pound jumbo shrimp (16-24), shelled and deveined 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional) 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice (~1 lemon) salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Click link below for recipe

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Warm Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 8 slices crusty Italian bread (I used my No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread recipe)* 16 oz. (2 cups) fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, halved* 1 large (or 2 small) garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced thin (I recommend Galbani Fresh Mozzarella) 1/4 cup packed basil leaves, chopped Salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste Click link below for recipe

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Veggie Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces baby spinach 2 red peppers, sliced 2 yellow peppers, sliced 1 onion, sliced 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon dried basil 1 Tablespoon dried oregano 1 egg 1 box no boil lasagna noodles 2 cups mozzarella cheese (I use a mixture of fresh and shredded) 2 jars Rose Romano’s Red Bells (or a jarred marinara with roasted peppers) 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped Click link below for recipe

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Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Ingredients: 6-8 chicken thighs - skinless, bone in salt/pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion – minced 2 carrots – chopped 2 ribs of celery – chopped 28 ounces diced tomatoes 2/3 cup white wine 8 ounces mushrooms – sliced Italian Flat Leaf Parsley – roughly chopped Click link below for recipe

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Healthy Pesto Baked Rigatoni Recipe

INGREDIENTS For the pasta: 1 lb. whole wheat rigatoni 2-3 cups chopped heirloom tomatoes ½ cup water ½ cup shredded cheese of choice (I used Asiago) pesto (recipe follows) For the pesto: 2 cups spinach 1 cup kale 1 cup basil ¾ cup almonds or pine nuts ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup Parmesan or Asiago cheese ½ teaspoon salt 3 large cloves garlic juice of 1 lemon (optional) Click link below for recipe

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Chicken Marsala Recipe

Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour kosher salt ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 slices of bacon, chopped 2 cups white or cremini mushrooms 2 large garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tbsp.) 1 tbsp. minced shallot 1 tbsp. tomato paste 1 cup Marsala wine (sweet) 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 lemon, juiced 6 tbsp. unsalted butter 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley leaves Click link below for recipe

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Strawberry Balsamic Gelato Recipe

What You Will Need: 3 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy whipping cream 6 Safest Choice Egg yolks 1 cup plus 4 additional tablespoons Dixie Crystals granulated sugar 2 cups fresh strawberries – sliced 2 tablespoons balsamic cream Click link below for recipe

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