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Creamy & Spicy Chicken Rigatoni Recipe

Ingredients 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion 3 - 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes* 2 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil 1 1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary 1 tsp chopped fresh thyme 1 - 3 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, to taste 1/2 tsp granulated sugar Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 lb rigatoni pasta 2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups half and half 3 oz finely shredded parmesan cheese, plus more for topping 3 cups cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced into small strips 3/4 cup fresh or frozen and thawed baby peas Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Light Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Ingredients 8 oz. fettuccine pasta, uncooked 1 1/2 Tbsp butter 1 1/2 Tbsp flour 1 1/4 cups milk 2 Tbsp heavy cream 1 tsp lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt, or to taste 1/8 - 1/4 tsp garlic powder, to taste 1 1/2 oz. freshly, finely shredded Parmesan cheese (1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp slightly packed) 2 oz Neufchatel cheese (aka 1/3 less fat cream cheese), diced into cubes freshly ground white or black pepper, to taste chopped fresh parsley for garnish, optional finely shredded Romano cheese for serving, optional (not added to calorie count) Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Lasagna “Wrap Ups” Recipe

Ingredients: • Olive oil 4 medium portobello mushrooms (stems and gills removed), each sliced into 9 slices • Salt • Black pepper 22 ounces ricotta cheese (about one and a half 15 ounce containers) 3 ½ cups shredded mozzarella, divided use 4 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley, chopped, divided use 1 teaspoon lemon zest • Fire-Roasted Tomato Sauce (recipe below) 12 lasagna noodles, cooked 1 (12 ounce) jar roasted red/yellow peppers, drained and julienned 2 cups, packed, baby spinach leaves Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Chicken Bruschetta Pasta Recipe

Ingredients 3 cups bow-tie pasta, uncooked 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips 1 pkg (16.4 oz) KRAFT RECIPE MAKERS Chicken Bruschetta Pasta 2 - 4 Tbsp finely shredded Parmesan cheese 2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Cheesy Slow Cooker Meatballs and Twisted Breadsticks Recipe

Ingredients Meatballs and Sauce 1 1/2 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef 1/2 cup Progresso® Italian style bread crumbs 2 tablespoons milk 1 egg, slightly beaten Salt and pepper to taste 5 mozzarella cheese sticks, cut into small pieces 1 jar (24 oz) tomato pasta sauce tube of Pillsbury Pizza Crust Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Baked Spaghetti Recipe

Ingredients 1 jar spaghetti sauce 1 lb ground beef 1/2 onion chopped 1 tbsp of butter/margarine 1/2 package spaghetti noodles 1/4 c. parmesan cheese 1 c. shredded mozzarella cheese Click link below for full recipe,

Contributed by Karen Webb

Easy Homemade Bruschetta Recipe

INGREDIENTS: - 1 – 32 oz. can Italian Diced Tomatoes - 6 cloves Garlic - 4 TB Olive Oil - 3/4 cup basil Click link below for full recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Baked Ravioli Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 (16-ounce) package cheese-filled ravioli 2 cups marinara sauce, homemade or store-bought 1/3 cup cream cheese, cubed 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup basil leaves, chiffonade Click link below for full recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Spicy Italian Sausage Lasagna Roll Ups Recipe

Ingredients 8 lasagna noodles 1 tsp salt 16 ounces spicy Italian sausage 1 small onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tsp olive oil 1 jar Barilla sauce 2 cups ricotta cheese 1 large egg, beaten 10 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, separated 1/2 tsp salt and pepper Click link below for full recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Meatball Parmesan Casserole Recipe

Ingredients For the meatballs: 1 lb ground turkey 1 egg 1/2 cup plain breadcrumbs 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 6 cranks fresh ground black pepper For the casserole: 1 jar (24oz) spaghetti sauce 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded Click link below for full recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb