Creamy Healthy Pasta Salad

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Creamy Healthy Pasta Salad

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces cooked pasta
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed
  • 1 cup sweet corn kernals
  • 1 cup chopped kale
  • 1 cup of steamed broccoli, let cool
  • 1 diced grilled chicken breast
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  •  a ripe avocado
  • juice of  a lime (about 2 teaspoons)
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions for al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water, and drain the cold water. Pour the pasta in a large bowl.
  2. Toss the pasta with the peas, corn, kale, broccoli and diced grilled chicken.
  3. In a smaller dish mix together the Greek yogurt and avocado. You will have to smash up the avocado, so I usually use a fork to smash/stir. When the mixture is creamy and smooth, squeeze in the lime juice. Stir.
  4. Pour the dressing over the pasta and veggies in the bowl. Stir to coat.
  5. Add salt and  pepper  to taste.

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Turkey Kolbassa and Cabbage Casserole

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I know turkey and cabbage but really it was good!

Ingredients:

450 grams spagetti
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups milk
3/4 cup shredded marble cheese
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 (16 ounce) turkey kolbassa sausage,cubed
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spagetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour, dry mustard, and black pepper; cook until smooth, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, and bring white sauce to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly, to make a smooth, thick sauce. Whisk 3/4 cup marble cheese into sauce until melted.
4. Stir spagetti, cabbage, and kolbassa sausage into the sauce and transfer to a 3-quart casserole dish. Mix bread crumbs with 1/4 cup swiss cheese in a bowl and sprinkle over the casserole.
5. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is heated through, about 20 minutes.

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Taco Pasta Bake

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Taco Pasta Bake

1 box of Your Favourite Macaroni and Cheese
1 lb. (450 g) Extra-Lean Ground Beef
1 pkg. (35 g) Taco Seasoning Mix
3/4 cup Sour cream
1-1/2 cups Shredded Marble Cheese, divided
1/2 cup Salsa
1 Diced Tomato

Heat oven to 400°F.

Prepare Macaroni and Cheese Dinner as directed on package. While macaroni is cooking, cook meat with taco seasoning mix.(season as desired)

Stir sour cream into prepared Dinner; spoon half into 8-inch square baking dish. Top with layers of meat mixture, 1 cup shredded cheese and remaining Dinner mixture.

Top with salsa, diced tomato and remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese; bake, covered, 15 min. or until melted.

 

Taco Pasta Bake

Baked Bacon Mac and Cheese Casserole

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Ingredients
2 1/4 cups elbow macaroni
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups milk
2 cups shredded marble cheese , divided
1 pkg  bacon , chopped

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Cook pasta according to package directions but reduce cooking time by 2 min. Drain.

Heat half the butter over medium heat in the same saucepan, stirring for 5 to 8 min, sprinkle evenly with flour. Cook for 2 min. Slowly whisk in milk until smooth. While stirring constantly, bring to a boil. Cook, stirring frequently, for 10 to 12 min or until sauce thickens slightly. Stir in 1 ½ cups cheese and prepared macaroni.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 10 to 12 min. Add all except ¼ cup bacon to pasta mixture; stir to combine.

Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. (33 x 23 cm) baking dish. Top with remaining bacon and cheese. Bake for 20 minutes or until bubbling and golden.

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Chicken Parmesan with Stuffed Pasta Shells Casserole

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First Bake the Chicken,

Ingredients

3/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
1 egg, beaten

Directions
Preheat oven to 400°. Combine bread crumbs, Italian seasoning and garlic powder in shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then crumb mixture; turn to coat.
Arrange chicken in 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Bake 20 minutes.

In the meantime….

Cook the 20 of Jumbo Pasta Shells according to instructions -let cool

Pour enough of your favorite spaghetti sauce  to lightly cover the bottom of a 13 x 9 shallow baking dish.

In a mixing bowl combine

1 (32oz) container of ricotta cheese
2 beaten eggs
1 cup of shredded mozzarella
1/2 cup of grated parmesan

Stuff Pasta Shell with mixture 1TB per shell and place in baking dish

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Cut  the Baked Chicken into bite  size pieces and place on top of stuffed shells

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Pour the remainder pasta sauce over shells sprinkle mozzarella over shells

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Cook in preheated 350 degree oven for 40 minutes
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Turkey Kolbassa and Cabbage Casserole

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I know turkey and cabbage but really it was good!

Ingredients:

450 grams spagetti
1/3 cup butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
3 cups milk
3/4 cup shredded marble cheese
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 (16 ounce) turkey kolbassa sausage,cubed
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup shredded swiss cheese

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook spagetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, about 7 minutes. Drain and set aside.
3. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Whisk in flour, dry mustard, and black pepper; cook until smooth, about 2 minutes. Whisk in milk, a little at a time, and bring white sauce to a boil. Cook for 1 minute, whisking constantly, to make a smooth, thick sauce. Whisk 3/4 cup marble cheese into sauce until melted.
4. Stir spagetti, cabbage, and kolbassa sausage into the sauce and transfer to a 3-quart casserole dish. Mix bread crumbs with 1/4 cup swiss cheese in a bowl and sprinkle over the casserole.
5. Bake in the preheated oven until casserole is heated through, about 20 minutes.

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Taco Pasta Bake

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1 box of Favourite Macaroni and Cheese
1 lb. (450 g) extra-lean ground beef
1 pkg. (35 g) taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups shredded Marble Cheese, divided
1/2 cup salsa
1 Diced Tomato

Heat oven to 400°F.

Prepare Macaroni and Cheese Dinner as directed on package. While Macaroni is cooking, cook meat with taco seasoning mix.

Stir sour cream into prepared Dinner; spoon half into 8-inch square baking dish. Top with layers of meat mixture, 1 cup shredded cheese and remaining Dinner mixture.

Top with salsa, diced tomato and remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese; bake, covered, 15 min. or until melted.

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