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Zucchini and Lemon Spaghetti Recipe. Guiltless Alfredo Sauce. Alfredo sauce is one of those things that I only splurge on in restaurants, and even then only once in a while. 1, because it always tastes so good (the jarred kind makes me gag) and 2, because that’s as often as my hips can handle it. I found out my favorite restaurant alfredo dish has a over a thousand calories and a whopping 55 grams of fat! However, Alfredo sauce is also one of those things that was always on my list of ‘things that should never be ‘light”. Until this. Penne with Creamy Vodka Sauce Recipe. Cajun Chicken Pasta. Note: Since this recipe is featured on the Food Network episode this morning, I’m bringing it to the front for easy reference.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This really is one of my favorite recipes here on The Pioneer Woman Cooks, and I regularly hear from people who’ve made it with great success. Crowd-pleaser! This is an exceedingly yummy, decadent pasta dish with chicken, vegetables, and lots and lots of scrumptious carbs. It’s a cinch to throw together, and if you don’t have prepared Cajun spice in your cabinet, you can just throw a few spices together to make your own combination.

Different Cajun spice mixtures use different combinations of ingredients, but if you stick to basics like cayenne pepper (important!) Just remember: part of the deliciousness of this pasta dish is the spicy kick. Here’s how you make it. Oh. Start by slicing the veggies: Lop the top and bottom off of the red pepper… Then slice the pepper down the middle. Rip out the innards… Then make slices—not too thick, not too thin. Be generous! Yum. Raw Sundried Tomato Cashew Pesto Sauce & Zucchini Pasta (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free) Raw Sundried Tomato Cashew Pesto Sauce & Zucchini Pasta (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free) 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, fill water in cup and soak while setting up 1 fresh tomato 1/2 cup raw cashews 1 handful fresh chives (or 1 scallion) 1-2 cloves fresh garlic 1/2-1 teaspoon dehydrated red chili peppers (depending on heat tolerance :) 1 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon dulce or kelp 1 teaspoon fresh peppercorns, ground 1 teaspoon dry oregano 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning 2 tablespoons lime juice 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil (cold pressed) 1-2 Zucchinis - depending on size Combine all ingredients (except zucchini and olive oil) in the blender.

Raw Sundried Tomato Cashew Pesto Sauce & Zucchini Pasta (gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free)

Let blend about 4 minutes to warm while preparing zucchini noodles. Use a spiral slicer for zucchini to get an angel hair pasta noodle. Place raw zucchini in slicer and prepare noodles. Add olive oil to the pesto sauce and pulse once or twice. Stir sauce into noodles and serve. This recipe is brought to you by Laurie of naturesknockout.com. Tomato Sauce From Scratch. August 1, 2008 Tomato Sauce From Scratch by IsaChandra At the end of the summer you might notice your Italian American friends unable to play croquet with you for an entire weekend because they’re “making sauce.”

Tomato Sauce From Scratch

I was always really jealous of this ritual. Jealous because it was the essence of a domesticity that always seemed out of my reach. Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese. Tonight I was feeling like making the ultimate comfort food: Mac and cheese.....in the slow cooker.

Slow-Cooker Mac and Cheese

This was absolute heaven. CAUTION: Clearly this is not the greatest thing to be eating if you are watching your weight...unless you can tweak it a bit to make it less...well...fatty, cheesy, and greasy, while still maintaining the incredibly high deliciousness factor ;) You will need the following ingredients: Lemon-Basil Ricotta Stuffed Shells in a Champagne Cream Sauce: Ron’s Ultimate Spaghetti Sauce. This is a fantastic spaghetti.

Ron’s Ultimate Spaghetti Sauce

I never, never order spaghetti when we dine out. I find it very bland, offering mostly tomato sauce without much flavor. Skinny Spaghetti. There is no denying that a delicious bowl of pasta is satisfying and delicious...but did you know that you can still have "pasta" without the carb overload?

Skinny Spaghetti

Pesto

Mac and Cheese. 20 Pasta Dinner Recipes. Fast Food: Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta. October 18th, 2008 by katie I love this recipe.

Fast Food: Creamy Shrimp and Mushroom Pasta

It is so fast and easy yet so filling and rich. It is a company worthy dish on a weeknight time budget. 4-8 oz fettuccine or linguine10 tbsp butter, divided (I know, but I’ve tried it with less and it’s just not the same)8 oz fresh, sliced mushrooms2 garlic cloves, minced3 oz cream cheese, cut into small pieces2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped1 tbsp fresh basil, chopped (you can use dried herbs if that’s all you have)2/3 cup boiling water (from your noodle pot)1 lb cooked shrimp (feel free to buy frozen-gasp!) Boil and salt a large pot of water and cook your pasta. Serve this with a good crusty loaf of garlic bread and a salad. Tuscan Garlic Chicken. Oh my sweet darling husband.

Tuscan Garlic Chicken

If you covered a flip flop with a cream sauce, he would probably love it. So naturally, I had high hopes for this recipe. Sautéed chicken with a cheesy cream sauce full of spinach and peppers. How could you go wrong? My hubby says this is one of the best “diet” foods I’ve made so far. P.S. Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce {My Go-To Dinner Saver!} I am not (not!)

Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce {My Go-To Dinner Saver!}

Exaggerating when I say this quick, creamy garlic alfredo sauce has changed how I view non-dinner nights. You know. Those nights when dinner just ain’t happening. Too many things going on. Too lazy (who, me??).