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Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad

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This is good. No, scratch that. This stuff is the most AMAZING pasta salad ever!!!  Have you been on the search, for the creamiest, most flavorful pasta salad? I know I have….for quite some time now. Well, seeing as I’m a bit obsessed with ranch flavored recipes, I just HAD to put a ranch spin on a pasta salad. Here is my rendition of the best, most creamy pasta salad out there. Meet my Creamy Ranch Pasta Salad.  Don’t you just…

How To Freeze Pasta Portions

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What’s even easier than pasta? Pasta that’s already cooked! As quick and easy meals go, it’s hard to beat a pot of pasta. It takes less than half an hour to boil the water, cook the noodles, and toss them with sauce. Throw together a salad while they’re cooking, and you’ve got a complete dinner. Yet there are occasional times when you’re so rushed, or so hungry, even the half an hour it takes to make pasta is…

Pasta Carbonara with Corn & Chiles

Pasta Carbonara with Corn & Chiles

…it! Being uber fans of Family Fresh Meals, I knew I had to make a killer dish for them to try! This scrumptious Pasta Carbonara  comes from Rachael Ray’s magazine. It blends a bunch of super yummy flavors that do a dance on your tongue! Once again, this one was super easy to make and didn’t take much time at all.   Both my parent’s rated this meal a 9 out of 10 on the yummy meter. I gave it an 8. By the time I sat down to enjoy…

Healthy Asian Pasta Stir Fry

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…and that one actually like it! This dish is packed with flavor, tons of healthy veggies and fruit, some filling pasta & protein. For you Weight Watchers out there…. only 8 “points plus” for 2.5 cups! PS. Thanks to the great idea from my good friend Pat’s coworker Dianna, I have now added a printable version at the end of the page. Thank you Dianna!   Healthy Asian Pasta Stir Fry   Here is what you need: – 2 cups…

BLT Pasta (w/ vegetarian option)

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…Earlier this year I tried out a BLT mac & cheese. My family loved it, so when I saw a different kind of BLT pasta, I had to give it a try!   This pasta is packed with tons of healthy veggies, and topped with a beautiful, light sauce. The colors make it irresistible to eat, and really draw in the younger kids.   I had some black pasta on had, so I did half & half with regular wheat pasta to add even more color. Those of you who shy away fr…

Four Cheese Baked Pasta

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Pin It Something with this much cheese can’t be wrong.    This cheese packed pasta bake comes from a recent Rachael Ray magazine article. The article was about making large amounts of food when you have to serve up a large group. This recipe originally was written to serve 20 people… but with just the four of us, I cut it in half. This would be perfect for the holidays if you were having a large crowd over for dinner. A quick side no…

Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad

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  This is the pasta salad  the party will be be talking about!   I LOVE hot sauce. I put that spicy goodness on just about everything.  Sandwiches, eggs, salad, soup, vegetables, and my FAVORITE….cottage cheese.  I’ve never met a hot sauce I didn’t like, but my usual go-to is Franks.   Summer is quickly approaching, and pasta salads are always a hot commodity at gathers.  Give this zesty pasta salad a go and I guarantee people…

Easy Cheesy Tortellini Pasta Bake

Easy Cheesy Tortellini Bake

…e serving out seconds of this recipe! A quick note. You don’t have to use tortellini.I am sure any filled pasta would work great for this Easy Cheesy Tortellini Pasta Bake… meat, cheese, veggie, ravioli etc… Here is what you need: – 1 16oz jar of spaghetti sauce – 1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes, drained – 1 10 oz can of fat free reduced sodium beef broth (I used veggie broth for D) – 1/4 cup Zesty Italian Dressi…

Roasted Pepper Pasta Salad

…the end to punch up the garlic flavor)   1. Preheat the broiler. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Add the pasta and cook as the label directs. Drain and rinse under colder water to stop the cooking. Shake off excess water.     2. Meanwhile, place the bell peppers cut-side down on a foil-lined broiler pan, and garlic cloves to the sides and broil until charred, 7-8 minutes. 3. Transfer peppers to a bowl , cover and set aside for about 5 mins…

Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Chicken and Pasta

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How breathtaking is this big, beautiful bowl of pasta? I mean, come on… you’re drooling right now, aren’t you? I know it looks like this Slow Cooker Bacon Ranch Chicken and Pasta came from a 5 star Italian restaurant, but it didn’t! This super easy peasy recipe is cooked right in your crockpot. Amazing, right?! This easy dinner is full of flavor, and only requires a few pantry-staple ingredients. The creamy combination of…

Cajun Mac and Cheese

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A decadent dish that only take minutes to makes! This recipe has it all. Creamy pasta with the cajun POP of Andouille sausage and bell peppers. AND… you won’t get over how easy it is to make . Now I can’t take credit for this absolutely delicious recipe. This Cajun Mac and Cheese is one of the 113 great-tasting, easy-to-make recipes you can find in The Dairy Good Cookbook: Everyday Comfort Food from America’s Dairy Farm…

Crockpot Ravioli Lasagna

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…Crumbles for veg friendly) – 1 cup chopped onions– 2-4 garlic cloves, minced– 1 (24oz) jar of pasta sauce– 1 (25oz) package or frozen cheese-filled ravioli(do not thaw)– 1 (8oz) package shredded Italian blend cheese 1. Cook ground round (or veg crumble), onion, and garlic in a large skillet over a medium/high heat, until beef crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain if needed and set aside.2. Spoon 3/4 cup pasta sauce i…

Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore

…p dried oregano 1 tsp dried basil 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper 1 bay leaf 1/4 cup water 1 package of your favorite pasta, prepared as directed on box  1. Start by seasoning chicken well with salt and pepper. Add the rest of ingredients EXCEPT for the pasta. Stir well to combine.  2. Cover and set crockpot on LOW for 7 hours or on HIGH for 4 hours. Serve over a bed of your favorite pasta. I hope you enjoy this Healthy Crockpot Chicken Cacciatore! XO…

The Best Crockpot Minestrone Soup

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…and rinsed 1 can (15 oz) cannellii beans, drained and rinsed 1½ cups zucchini, diced 1  cups tubular (ditalini) pasta 1 can (15 oz) green beans, drained Directions: 1. Place your diced tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, celery, white onion, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper, bay leaves into your crockpot. 2. Add in vegetable stock, water, and V8. Cover and cook on LOW for  6-8 hours or 3-4 hours on HIGH. 3. After cooking time is up, add in red ki…

BLT Mac ‘n’ Cheese

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…y    Here is what you need: – 4 slices bacon (you can use either vegetarian or real) – 12oz fusilli pasta – 2 1/4 cups of milk – 6oz cream cheese – 2 cups shredded orange cheddar cheese – 6oz cherry tomatoes – 1/2 tsp. turmeric – salt and pepper – you fav lettuce for your side salad ( pictured is my salad bowl plant! love it… just pick and eat!)    1. Preheat the oven to 374 degrees. Coo…

Paprika Chicken with Egg Noodles (w/ optional vegetarian option)

…ives1/4 cup chopped cornichons or baby Gherkin pickles 1. Place a large pot of water over high heat to cook the pasta. When the water boils, salt it well and drop the pasta in. Cook to al dente according to package directions. 2. While pasta is cooking, place a large skillet over medium-high heat with 2 about 2 tbsp of olive oil. 3. Season the chicken with salt and pepper, and sear until golden brown, about 5 minutes. 4. Remove from the pan and s…

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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Do you love Fettuccine Alfredo, but hate the calories and the carbs? I really enjoy pasta. Ok. Who am I kidding. I OBSESS over pasta. But those carbs never agree with my diet. And who doesn’t love the creaminess of Alfredo sauce? Am I right? This Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole delivers all that creamy goodness, in a low calorie, low carb fashion. For those of you not familiar with spaghetti squash, it is a  fun squash, that when steamed…

Pumpkin Alfredo with Cheese Tortellini

A fun twist on alfredo sauce.

…n cheese – salt and pepper to taste – optional fresh parsley for topping. 1. Cook tortellini as the label directions. Reserve 1/4 cup of cooking water, then drain pasta. Set aside. Meanwhile, heat butter in a skillet and add shallots. Cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes. 2. Add pumpkin and nutmeg and cook for 1 more minute. 3. Stir in cream and bring to a low boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring often, until thick, about 5-7 m…

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash

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…are not familiar with this particular type of squash, once roasted, the meat of the squash is transformed into pasta-like strands. So basically, you can then use it as you would pasta, BUT…. at only 40 calories a cup, it beats out your traditional 200 calorie per cup pasta. One of my favorite ways to cook a spaghetti squash is in the crockpot. I can throw it in there in the morning, and have that yummy vegetable pasta ready to rock by dinn…