Taco Pasta

We served this meal one Sunday afternoon and the 6 of us practically licked the pan clean. It was so wonderful that we had to get the recipe so we could make a few more pans for the freezer. Yummy Yummy!! Taco Pasta Bake 1.5 lb ground meat12 oz pasta1 can corn1 can black beans1… Continue reading Taco Pasta

Milan Pasta

ORIGINAL: 3 slices bacon, diced2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces4 cloves roasted garlic, mashed1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped1 cup white mushrooms, sliced1 cup chicken broth, divided1 cup heavy cream (or half & half for a lower fat version)salt and pepper to taste8 ounces dry farfalle (bowtie) pastawater for boiling pasta1 cup shredded Parmesan… Continue reading Milan Pasta

Creamy Ricotta and Sausage Baked Penne by Amity

3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil2 garlic cloves, minced1 lb. hot or sweet Italian fennel sausage, casings removed1 (28-ounce) can tomato puree1 1/2 c. water1 1/4 tsp sugar2 bay leaves (may be omitted)1/4 tsp ground fennelSalt and freshly ground pepper1 lb. penne3 c. ricotta1/2 lb. fresh mozzarella, cut into 1/2-inch cubes1/4 c. freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese Directions:Preheat the oven to 400°. … Continue reading Creamy Ricotta and Sausage Baked Penne by Amity

Pesto Chicken Stuffed Big Shells by Amity

12-16 jumbo pasta shells4 oz cream cheese, softened1 c. freshly grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese + 1/4 cup for topping3 Tbsp prepared pesto (homemade or store bought)2 c. shredded cooked chicken2 cloves garlic, mincedsalt and pepper to taste Directions: In a large pot over high heat, boil water and prepare pasta shells as directed on package. Cook pasta… Continue reading Pesto Chicken Stuffed Big Shells by Amity

Freezer Manicotti

Servings:8 (to feed 2-4 you put meal into two 8×8 pans)This Manicotti recipe makes 2- 8×8 pans “so one for tonight and one to freeze.”  If you would prefer 8 servings, make as directed, but use 1- 9×13 inch pan instead.Ingredients:1 (8 ounce) package manicotti1 tablespoon vegetable oil1 (15 ounce) carton part-skim ricotta cheese1 (16… Continue reading Freezer Manicotti

Spaghetti Sauce by Kristi

2 cups canned diced tomatoes2 cups tomato sauce1 cup water1 cup diced onion1 cup diced green bell pepper2 cloves garlic, chopped1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves1 1/2 teaspoons italian seasoning1 1/2 teaspoons house seasoning(house seasoning recipe: 1 cup salt + 1/4 cup black pepper + 1/4 cup garlic powder…mix together and store in airtight container… Continue reading Spaghetti Sauce by Kristi

Sabrina Nelson’s Mac and Cheese with Tomato by Maggie

(Sabrina made this for another meal group and my family loved it.  It reminded me of a pasta that my Mexican aunt would make for me all the time while living in Mexico) 1/2 lb. macaroni3 T. butter1 sm. onion chopped2 T. flour2 c. milk2 c. chedder cheese1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese1/2 t. salt1/4 t.… Continue reading Sabrina Nelson’s Mac and Cheese with Tomato by Maggie