Creamy Ricotta Spaghetti with Arugula

Ingredients 8ounces dried spaghettini 2tablespoons olive oil 3/4cup roasted, salted, shelled pistachios, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1cup ricotta cheese 1/4teaspoon salt 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 5 ounces arugula Black pepper, to taste Directions In a pot cook pasta according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1 cup pasta water. Return pasta to pot. Meanwhile, in a large […]

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Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon

30 minutes Kid Friendly LC Ingredients 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated fresh fettuccine 2 slices applewood-smoked bacon, chopped 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1 cup 1% low-fat milk 2/3 cup (about 2 1/2 ounces) grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and […]

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Pasta Primavera

4 Servings Prep/Total Time: 30 min. Ingredients 2 cups fresh broccoli florets 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted 1 large carrot, julienned 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 garlic clove, minced 1/8 teaspoon pepper 3 cups cooked spaghetti Directions In a large saucepan, combine the first seven ingredients. […]

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Spring Pea Pod and Asparagus Pasta

Ingredients: 3/4 cup canned cannellini beans, drained, rinsed 3/4 cup lower-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 6 oz. rotini (spiral pasta), preferably high-fiber or whole-grain 1 cup diagonally sliced asparagus (1 1/4 inch) 1 cup sugar snap peas, diagonally sliced (1/2 inch) 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced (1/2 cup) 1/2 cup frozen baby peas 2 teaspoons […]

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Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti

Kid Friendly LC Make Ahead Ingredients 9 ounces uncooked spaghetti Cooking spray 1 cup frozen chopped onion 1 tablespoon bottled minced garlic 2 (14.5-ounce) cans stewed tomatoes, undrained and chopped 1 tablespoon low-sodium Worcestershire sauce 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, divided 3 cups frozen chopped cooked chicken, thawed Preparation Preheat oven to 350º. […]

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Pasta – Pasta Salad

This is a traditional pasta salad recipe. I myself could eat this year round but it is even better on those hot summer nights. Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayo 1/2 cup italian salad dressing 1/2 tsp italian seasoning roma tomatoes cucumbers 1 box rotini poasta 1 lb sharp provolone cheese Directions: Combine the mayo, italian dressing […]

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Pasta with Hot Pepper Sauce

Prep Time: 10 minutes Difficulty: Moderate Servings: 4 Ingredients: 1 tbsp olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 2 fresh red hot chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped 2 red and 1 yellow bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped 12 oz penne pasta or medium pasta shells handful of fresh basil […]

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Salad – Pasta with No-cook Tomato Sauce

This is a great weekend dinner in the summer. It is light but filling. Prep Time: 5 Difficulty: Easy Yield 4 servings Ingredients: 6 tomatoes, seeded and roughly chopped 2 garlic cloves, grated or finely chopped handful of basil leaves, torn pinch of dried chile flakes 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil salt and pepper […]

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Pasta – Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

2 Servings Prep/Total Time: 25 min. Ingredients 4 ounces uncooked fettuccine 1/4 cup milk 1/4 cup butter, cubed 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened and cubed 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese White pepper, optional Directions Cook pasta according to package directions. In a saucepan, heat milk and butter until butter is melted. Stir in […]

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Pasta with Zucchini and Toasted Almonds

Ingredients 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 2 tablespoons minced shallots 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon sugar 5 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 (9-ounce) package refrigerated linguine 1 1/2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic 3 cups chopped zucchini (about […]

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