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Skinny Shrimp Scampi with Zucchini Noodles Recipe

Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 pound jumbo shrimp, shelled and deveined 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional) 1/4 cup white wine 2 Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 medium zucchini, cut into noodles Chopped parsley, for garnish Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Tuscan Tomato Basil Tortellini Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 pound cheese or spinach filled tortellini pasta sauce 2 tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons garlic, minced 1 tablespoon flour 1 cup half and half ½ cup tomato sauce ¼ cup basil leaves, thinly sliced ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Baked Penne with Italian Sausage Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 16 oz. penne rigate pasta 12-16 oz. Italian sausage, casings removed 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 1/4 tsp. each salt and pepper 3 cups pasta sauce, divided 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese Click link below for recipe

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Spaghetti Pie Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 lb. uncooked spaghetti 1 tablespoon olive oi 1 yellow onion 2 cloves of garlic (optional) 3 stalks of celery 3 carrots 1 handful of spinach ½ teaspoon dried basil ½ teaspoon dried oregano tiny tiny sprinkle of nutmeg ½ teaspoon salt 15 ounces part skim ricotta cheese 2 eggs, beaten (see notes) 1 lb. of your favorite tomato sauce (see notes) 1 cup shredded cheese, like Mozzarella parsley and Parmesan for topping Click link below for recipe

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Creamy Italian Chicken & Pasta Skillet Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1/4 cup Kraft Zesty Italian Dressing 1 lb. (2) boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 yellow onion, chopped 2 (8 oz. each) cans tomato sauce 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes, drained 1 (14.5 oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, cubed, softened 2 1/2 cups uncooked whole grain pasta (or 4 cups cooked) 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley or basil Click link below for recipe

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Chicken Piccata Recipe

Ingredients 2 – 4 chicken breasts, split in half 2 cups bread crumbs 2 eggs salt and pepper 1 stick butter 4 Tablespoons olive oil 1/3 cup lemon juice 1/2 cup chicken stock 1/4 cup capers 1/4 cup parsley Click link below for recipe

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Cheesy Ravioli and Italian Sausage Skillet Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 lb. (16 oz.) Italian sausage, casing removed 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce 1 Tablespoon tomato paste 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 (16-ounce) package cheese ravioli 1 1/4 cups water 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 5-6 fresh basil leaves, chopped, optional Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Cheesy Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. (2-3) skinless, boneless chicken breasts 1/2 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1/2 yellow bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1/2 medium yellow onion, chopped 1 large rib celery, diced 1 large carrot, diced 1 cup sliced mushrooms 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes 1/4 cup chicken broth 3 Tablespoons tomato paste 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning 2 Tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 cup water or chicken broth Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper, to taste Hot cooked pasta, egg noodles or rice, for serving 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Pasta Carbonara Recipe

Ingredients: Coarse salt and ground pepper 6 slices bacon, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces 4 leeks (white and light-green parts only), halved lengthwise, rinsed well, and thinly sliced 3/4 pound short pasta, such as campanelle or orecchiette (I used gemelli and more like 1/2 lb.) 2 large eggs 1/2 ounce Parmesan, grated (1/4 cup), plus more for serving (optional) 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, coarsely chopped (optional) Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Ingredients 4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, divided 1/2 lb lean ground beef 1/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 tsp dried basil* 1/2 tsp dried oregano Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 (15 oz) container Ricotta Cheese 1 large egg 1/3 cup fresh flat leaf parsley (aka Italian Parsley, its about 1 small handful), chopped 2 1/4 cups freshly grated Mozzarella Cheese, divided 3/4 cup freshly, finely grated Parmesan Cheese, divided 1/3 cup freshly, finely grated Romano Cheese 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 12 uncooked lasagna noodles Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb