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Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells Recipe

Ingredients 16 jumbo pasta shells (Cook a couple of extra shells to allow for a few breaking while the pasta cooks.) 1-1/2 tbsp olive oil 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced 4 cups (packed) fresh spinach leaves, roughly-chopped 12 oz skim-milk ricotta cheese 1 cup shredded skim-milk mozzarella cheese 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving 1 large egg 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper 1-1/4 cups marinara sauce

Contributed by Karen Webb

Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Shells Recipe

2 c. cooked shredded chicken (rotisserie chicken works great) 1 Tbl. taco seasoning, or to taste 3/4 c. sour cream 1 roasted red pepper, chopped 2 Tbl. chopped cilantro, plus more for garnish 1 Tbl. chopped green onion, plus more for garnish 1 large tomato, diced 2 c. grated Monterey or Pepper Jack cheese 18 jumbo pasta shells, cooked White Enchilada Sauce 3 Tbl. unsalted butter 3-4 Tbl. flour 1 (14.5 oz.) can low-sodium chicken broth 1/3 c. green salsa 1/4 c. sour cream

Contributed by Karen Webb

Pasta with Sun-Dried Tomato Cream Sauce Recipe

INGREDIENTS 8 ounces penne 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 smoked andouille sausage links, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves FOR THE CREAM SAUCE 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup chicken broth 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/3 cup julienned sun dried tomatoes in olive oil, drained 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes, or more, to taste Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Contributed by Karen Webb

Lightened Up Broccoli and Cheddar Pasta Bake Recipe

Ingredients 1 lb dry whole-wheat pasta (rigatoni, penne, or other macaroni pasta with ridges) 2 cups broccoli, cut into 1/2-inch to 1-inch pieces 2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 tbsp fresh garlic, minced 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 2 cups fat-free milk 1 tbsp spicy brown or Dijon mustard 1 tsp kosher salt 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper 1/2 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg 1 cup low-fat sharp cheddar cheese, grated 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Contributed by Karen Webb

Pasta Cheese Gratin Recipe

Ingredients: 2 slices white bread 1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 c. all purpose flour 3/4 c. finely chopped green onions 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese 3 c. milk 6 c. cauliflower florets 8 c. water 3/4 tsp divided salt 2 tsp Dijon mustard 2 tsp melted butter 2 tsp chopped fresh or 3/4 teaspoon dried thyme 8 oz. uncooked seashell pasta 3 crushed garlic cloves dash of pepper

Contributed by Karen Webb

Simple Baked Pasta Recipe

1/3 c. grated Parmesan cheese 3 c. cooked penne pasta 1 1/2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese 1 24 oz. can/jar spaghetti sauce 1 pound lean ground beef

Contributed by Karen Webb

Chicken and Vegetables Pasta Bake Recipe

Ingredients ½-pound penne pasta 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 3 to 4 cooked chicken breast-halves, cut into bite size pieces 1 cup sliced mushrooms 3 garlic cloves, minced 1 carrot, cut into rounds ⅓-cup vegetable or chicken broth salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste ¼ teaspoon garlic powder ½ teaspoon dried Italian Seasoning 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1 (8-oz package) cream cheese 1 cup halved cherry tomatoes 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese

Contributed by Karen Webb

Enchilada Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS 16 ounces extra wide egg noodles 1 1/4 cups enchilada sauce 1 cup canned corn kernels, drained 1 cup canned black beans, drained and rinsed 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided 1/4 cup Greek yogurt 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 pound ground beef 4 ounces cream cheese 1/2 teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste 1/4 teaspoon cumin Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Contributed by Karen Webb

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Pasta Recipe

Ingredients 1 lb dry homestyle noodles 2 tablespoons butter 6 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2½ cups milk 1 cup heavy cream 4 cups shredded, cooked chicken 2 cups frozen peas 8 oz shredded Parmesan cheese 2 slices whole wheat bread 3 tablespoons butter, melted

Contributed by Karen Webb

What is Pasta?

Ever wondered what all the types of pasta are called....well here ya go! I simply key! ;)

Contributed by Claire Robinson