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Pasta (Italian pronunciation: [ˈpasta]) is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily.

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Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe

Creamy Pasta with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes Recipe INGREDIENTS: Pasta Ingredients: 12 ounces whole wheat pasta (I used farfalle, aka "bow tie" pasta) 2 cooked chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 (6-ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped 1/3 cup chopped or julienned fresh basil, loosely-packed creamy garlic sauce (recipe below) optional toppings: crushed red pepper flakes, extra Parmesan, toasted pine nuts CREAMY SAUCE INGREDIENTS: 1 tablespoon butter or olive oil 5 cloves garlic, pressed or minced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups Almond Breeze original unsweetened almond milk 1/2 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Contributed by Karen Webb

Creamy Broccoli Chicken Shells and Cheese Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and cut into bite-sized pieces 3 1/4 cups (9 oz.) dry shells pasta 12 oz. broccoli florets 2 1/2 Tablespoons butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups milk 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded cheddar cheese 1/3 cup (1 oz.) shredded parmesan cheese

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Cheesy Skillet Pizza Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 1 Tablespoon olive oil 8 ounces spicy or mild Italian sausage, casings removed 1/2 cup mini pepperoni, divided 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 8 oz. rotini pasta Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

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3-Ingredient Creamy Tomato Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS: 9 oz. refrigerated angel hair pasta 1 1/2 cups pasta sauce 3 oz. light cream cheese, softened For serving (optional): 2 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese Fresh basil Lemon wedges

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Roasted Tomato Skillet Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 box of pasta of choice 1 pound hamburger 1/2 onion 15 oz jar of tomato sauce 1 cup of water 1/2 cup roasted tomatoes spices to taste 1 cup cheese of choice

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Creamy Lemon One Pot Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1-pound penne pasta 2-1/2 cups water 2 cups vegetable broth 1 large onion, sliced ½-cup fresh basil leaves 3 garlic cloves, minced salt and pepper, to taste 4-ounces ⅓ Less-Fat Cream Cheese 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest ½-cup shredded mozzarella cheese ¼-cup shredded parmesan cheese chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

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Chicken Caprese Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts cut into ½ inch cubes ½ teaspoon dried basil Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Cooking spray 9 ounces pasta 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil 6 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped 2½ cups halved grape tomatoes ¼ cup thinly sliced fresh basil 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut into cubes

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Chicken Tenders with Creamy Garlic Pasta Shells Recipe

Ingredients: 1 lb pasta shells, cooked al dante 1 cup chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream 4 oz. cream cheese (1/2 pack) 1/2 medium sized onion, diced 3-4 cloves garlic, pressed/minced Salt & pepper to taste For the Chicken Tenders 8-10 chicken tenders 2-3 eggs 3/4 cup flour Salt & Pepper for seasoning Oil for frying the chicken tenders For garnish: 1/3-1/2 cups chopped Italian parsley 1/2 cup chopped scallions

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30 Minute Skillet Chicken Enchilada Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS 10 oz dry elbow pasta, I used brown rice elbow pasta 1 tbsp olive oil 2 chicken breasts, cut in 1 inch cubes 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 16 oz enchilada sauce 1 15 oz can black beans ¼ cup chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream ½ cup salsa 1 - 2 cups Tex Mex cheese parsley for garnish

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Chicken, Bacon, Ham, Asparagus and Cheddar Parmesan Pasta Recipe

Ingredients: 1 c. cooked chicken, shredded (rotisserie) 3/4 c. ham, diced 1 Tbl. brown sugar 1/2 Lb. bacon 3/4 bunch of asparagus olive oil salt and pepper 1 roma tomato, diced spaghetti noodles

Contributed by Karen Webb

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