Lasagna Wraps

Ingredients 8 Lasagna Noodles 1 lb Ground Beef 1 cube Pop & Cook Basil 1 cube Pop & Cook Garlic 4 cubes Pop & Cook Sauteed Glazed Onions 1 tsp Salt 16 oz Cottage Cheese 2 1/4 c Pasta Sauce ,divided 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese , shredded Instructions In a large pot bring water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook until al dente. Drain water from the pot and place noodles on a flat surface. ( I suggest using a piece of parchment paper). While noodles are cooking brown ground beef in a skillet. Once the beef is mostly browned drain it and return it the the skillet. Add basil, garlic, onions, salt, and 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Continue cooking for 5-10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With the noodles laid on a […]

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients 19 ounces cheese tortellini, cooked according to package directions, then rinsed and cooled (see note) 3 cups cubed, cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast (see note) 2/3 cup diced, reduced-fat, sharp cheddar cheese 1/2 cup finely chopped carrots 1/2 cup finely chopped celery 1/3 cup finely chopped red onion DRESSING 1 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup nonfat milk 2 tablespoons hot sauce (such as Frank’s Red Hot) (see note) 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar FOR SERVING reduced-fat blue cheese crumbles, if desired (see note) additional hot sauce, if desired Instructions In a large bowl, combine tortellini, chicken, cheddar cheese, carrots, celery, and onion. In a medium bowl, whisk […]

Orecchiette with Sausage & Spinach

Ingredients 2 large garlic cloves, chopped 1 large onion, chopped 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, cut into 1/2-inch slices (or substitute with turkey sausage) (see note) 10 ounces spinach, coarsely chopped 1 cup low-sodium vegetable broth Sea salt to taste (we recommend starting with about 3/4 teaspoon and adjusting to taste) Freshly ground black pepper to taste (we used 1/4 teaspoon) Pinch red pepper flakes 1 pound orecchiette (see note) 1/2 cup grated parmesan Instructions In a large skillet, sauté garlic and onion for 2 to 3 minutes in olive oil, until lightly browned. Add sausage and cook for another 5 to 7 minutes, until sausage is no longer pink. Add spinach and vegetable […]

Spinach Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomatoes

Ingredients 2 tablespoons pine nuts 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 minced garlic cloves 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup low sodium vegetable stock 1 cup sun-dried tomatoes (we sliced ours into thin strips) Sea salt to taste (we used 1 teaspoon) Freshly ground black pepper to taste (we used 1/2 teaspoon) 1 pound spinach spaghetti (see note) 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese (see note) 2 tablespoons flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped Instructions Place the pine nuts in a skillet over medium heat, and continuously stir until lightly toasted. Add olive oil and sauté garlic with red pepper flakes. Pour vegetable stock in the pan, and add sun-dried tomatoes. Continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes. Season with […]

Asian Salmon Pasta

Ingredients Easy Peanut Sauce 1/2 cup nonfat milk 1/4 cup natural, creamy peanut butter 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce (such as Kikkoman Light) 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar 1 1/2 – 2 teaspoons chili garlic paste (see note) Salmon and Pasta 16 ounces whole wheat spaghetti or linguine 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil 1 pound boneless, skinless salmon filets, cut into 1-inch chunks 1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions 4 teaspoons minced garlic 4 teaspoons minced, peeled fresh ginger 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro Instructions In a medium bowl, combine milk, peanut butter, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, and chile paste, whisking until smooth. Set aside. Cook […]

Pasta with Bacon and Peas

Ingredients 3 cups roughly shredded, cooked boneless, skinless chicken breasts (see note) 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning (make sure yours is a salt-free blend) 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper 1 cup your favorite marinara sauce 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil 4 Flatout breads (we used Light Italian Herb) 1 cup shredded, reduced-fat Italian cheese blend Additional marinara sauce, warmed for dipping, if desired Instructions Place shredded chicken in a medium bowl. Add Italian seasoning, salt, and black pepper, and stir well to combine. Add marinara sauce and basil to chicken mixture, and stir to combine again. Optional: If you want your filling piping hot, you can microwave the chicken mixture at this point for about 60-90 […]

Spinach & Cheese Lasagna

INGREDIENTS 1 (16 ounce) container ricotta cheese 1 (8 ounce) container cottage cheese 2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese 1 (12 ounce) bag frozen spinach, thawed and drained dry 2 eggs 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (9 ounce) package oven ready lasagna noodles 12 slices provolone cheese 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese Fresh basil, for garnish Grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish INSTRUCTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ricotta, cottage cheese, Italian blend cheese, spinach, eggs, salt and pepper until well combined.?Spread half of one jar of marinara on the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish. 3. Top sauce with 5 lasagna noodles so all of the sauce is […]

Garlic Parmesan Chicken Lasagna Bake

INGREDIENTS For the lasagna: 10-15 no-boil lasagna noodles 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken (use rotisserie chicken for lots of yummy flavor) 12 ounces frozen peas ½ cup Parmesan cheese ½ cup Swiss cheese 1 cup water ¼ cup seasoned breadcrumbs fresh herbs for topping For the sauce: 6 tablespoons butter 1½ tablespoons minced garlic 6 tablespoons flour ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning ¾ teaspoon salt 5 cups milk INSTRUCTIONS 1. Make the sauce: Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium high heat. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant – stir continuously to avoid burning because burnt garlic will taste bitter. Add the flour, poultry seasoning, and salt. Whisk and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the milk, one cup […]

Bangin’ Shrimp Pasta!

Ingredients 1 lb of spaghetti or your favorite pasta of choice 1 1/2 lbs of medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (or 1 pound boneless chicken, chopped) 1 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 3 tsp paprika 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley Black pepper to taste For the Sauce: 1/2 cup of Hellmans mayonnaise 1/2 cup Thai sweet chili sauce (in the asian isle) 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 Tablespoons of lime juice 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 tablespoon onion powder Instructions 1. In a large bowl, mix all ‘sauce’ ingredients together then set aside. 2. Cook pasta, drain. 3. Place the uncooked shrimp OR chicken in a medium bowl, add the paprika, 3 cloves of garlic, […]

Broccoli Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cooked bow-tie pasta (about 6 oz. dry pasta) 7 sweet mini peppers (orange, yellow and red), diced 1 head broccoli, chopped 1/3 cup dried cranberries 3/4 to 1 cup three cheese ranch dressing salt (to taste) pepper (to taste) slivered almonds (optional) Instructions: Cook pasta until al dente, drain and rinse in warm water.  Seed, then dice peppers, and chop broccoli into small bite size florets and pieces.  In a large bowl, put peppers, broccoli, cranberries and pasta.  Pour dressing over ingredients, and mix well until all ingredients are coated with the dressing.  Cover and refrigerate at least two hours. Top with slivered almonds (optional) before serving.