Category: Pasta

Crockpot Lasagna

crockpot lasagna
Because “no one wants to bake lasagna in the oven in the middle of the summer”. What a terrific idea, thanks to realmomkitchen.com! see recipe

Spring Into Summer Pasta Salad

pasta saladWith the weather warming up, we felt like having a refreshing pasta salad to accompany our grilled pork chops.  see recipe

Summer Squash & Artichoke Pasta

Summer Squash & Artichoke Pasta

Summer Squash & Artichoke Pasta

We just moved into our first house, and our next door neighbors brought us fresh squash from their garden… see recipe

Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese

slow cooker mac and cheese

slow cooker mac and cheese

What a great way to make a homemade mac n cheese, if you’ve got the patience! Thanks to Laura with realmomkitchen.com for this recipe. see recipe

Green Olive Sauce

green olive sauce

green olive sauce

This simple sauce works well for a pasta dish but would be great as a bread dip too! Thanks goes to our Featured Foodie, Jenny, with savourthesensesblog.com for this one! see recipe

Spring Pasta with Prosciutto, Lettuce and Peas

spring prosciutto pasta

spring prosciutto pasta

Here’s a great dinner idea for this time of year, thanks to our Featured Foodies at acoupleinthekitchen.us! see recipe

Fresh Tomba (Tomato-Basil) Sauce

fresh tomba sauce

fresh tomba sauce

We’re very excited to introduce our new Featured Foodie, Cynthia, with Tasteslikehome.org. She has a collection of amazing preparations, including this super fresh, simple, versatile sauce. see recipe

Glazed Whole Tomatoes Over Penne

Balsamic Glazed Whole Tomato over Penne

Balsamic Glazed Whole Tomato over Penne

Had some extra tomatoes lying around, so we whipped this together. Delish!
see recipe

Chicken Chow Mein

chicken chow mein

chicken chow mein

How to make a simple chicken chow/lo mein dish at home! Better than take-out and lower sodium! see recipe

Mostaccioli with Springtime Squash

mostaccioli with zucchini

mostaccioli with zucchini

Spring is in the air! Time to get back to the farmer’s market and pick up some local produce!   see recipe

Red Curry Shrimp with Rice Noodles

red curry shrimp with rice noodles

red curry shrimp with rice noodles

This delicious Asian recipe comes from our friends at A Couple in the Kitchen. It’s a great alternative to ordering takeout and is super simple!
see recipe

Lasagna Rolls

lasagna rolls

lasagna rolls

A fun way to switch up your lasagna recipe! see recipe

Cream Cheese Pasta Sauce (kids love this)

pasta (cream cheese sauce with green onions)

pasta (cream cheese sauce with green onions)

Simple cream cheese pasta sauce. Cook up the pasta, strain and add the ingredients.  see recipe

Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce

alfredo sauce

alfredo sauce

Here’s a super simple alfredo sauce recipe! Great for white pizza too! see recipe

Croxetti Pasta Recipe

croxetti pesto pasta

croxetti pesto pasta

I was recently at NYC Eataly with my hubby and we picked up a couple of bags of this really cool pasta that we’d never seen before. see recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion Pasta Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion Pasta Salad

Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion Pasta Salad

Shared by our Featured Foodies at Duo Dishes, this seasonal pasta salad will brighten up your holiday dinner table in a fun, not so traditional way! see recipe

Simple Gnocchi with Fresh Mozzarella

Simple Gnocchi with Fresh Mozzarella

Simple Gnocchi with Fresh Mozzarella

Chewy deliciousness! Yum, this gnocchi recipe takes just minutes and it’s 5 ingredients or less! see recipe

Creamy Artichoke Campanelle

creamy artichoke campanelle

creamy artichoke campanelle

Super simple bell shaped pasta recipe with artichokes and goat cheese. see recipe

Creamy Duck Pasta

duck pasta

duck pasta

I know, I know…Duck pasta might be a bit much for some of our readers, but give it a try some time! A little duck goes a long way with flavor.
see recipe

Chicken Meatballs

chicken meatballs

chicken meatballs

I had an extra package of ground chicken that needed to be used, so I put together a quick and simple chicken meatball recipe! see recipe

Lobster Mac n Cheese

lobster mac and cheese

lobster mac and cheese

Super rich and creamy lobster macaroni and cheese. Try this recipe for personal portion side dish!  see recipe

German Dumpling Recipe

german spaetzle

german spaetzle

Try something new for dinner with this simple spaetzle recipe! We’ll show you how to make spaetzle from scratch! see recipe

Simple Bolognese Sauce

bolognese sauce

bolognese sauce

A simple sauce to make for any occasion! You’ll use this recipe for many years to come! see recipe

Baked Ravioli Casserole

ravioli casserole

ravioli casserole

a semi-homemade ravioli with meat sauce recipe! 30 minute meal! see recipe

Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups dry pasta
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 2 cups croutons, crushed
  • 1/4  cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 egg whites, whisked
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 6 slices of smoked ham, thinly sliced
  • 6 Swiss cheese slices, thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp. honey mustard dressing

Directions:

  1. Wash and pat dry chicken breasts.
  2. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over chicken; set aside.
  3. Combine seasoned crouton crumbs and parmesan cheese in a large zip-top plastic bag.
  4. Whisk together egg whites and water in a shallow bowl.
  5. Dip chicken in egg white mixture, and drain.
  6. Place 1 breast half in bag; seal and shake to coat.
  7. Preheat oven to 450F.
  8. Remove and transfer to a lightly greased aluminum foil-lined baking sheet, and repeat with remaining chicken.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until chicken is done.
  10. Top each breast half with 2 ham slices and 2 cheese slices.
  11. Prepare pasta according to packaging instructions.
  12. Bake chicken for 5 more minutes or until cheese melts.
  13. Drain pasta.
  14. Chop chicken into bite sized pieces.
  15. Toss with pasta, olive oil and honey mustard dressing.
  16. Serve with a veggie of your choice!

Chicken Cacciatore

chicken cacciatore

chicken cacciatore

Flavorful pasta dish for four!  see recipe

Gnocchi with Rose Sauce

gnocchi rose

gnocchi rose

Store bought gnocchi with a simple rose sauce. Definitely not low cal, but it can be ready in minutes! see recipe

Lasagna

lasagna

lasagna

Lots of  ingredients in this recipe, but it’s super simple and scrumptious! see recipe

Lemon Broccoli Pasta

This will feed a family of 5! Delicious pasta recipe with cream sauce.
see recipe

Hot Garlic Pasta

hot garlic rotini

hot garlic rotini

Hot garlic is to die for! I tried it at a garlic festival recently, but you can find it at natural food stores or farmers markets!
Here’s a recipe for Hot Garlic Pasta!
see recipe