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Lasagna. Baked Ziti recipe. I’m having a hard time with the weather. It has been super nice here in LA. This means, t shirts, dresses, and shorts. I’m more of a over sized sweater, boots, and a scarf (at all times!) Type of person. Baked Ziti Serves 6 to 8 Ingredients:12 ounces rigatoni pasta3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil3 spicy Italian sausages, casings removed1/2 yellow onion, diced1 green bell pepper, seeded and diced2 garlic cloves, minced2 1/2 cups homemade or store bought marinara1 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese1/2 parmesan, gratedsalt and pepper to taste Directions: 1.

Spinach and Artichoke Baked Pasta. If you like this recipe then PIN IT on Pinterest Everyday at 1 pm PST/ 4 pm EST Budget Savvy Diva posts a NEW RECIPE Make sure to follow Budget Savvy Diva on Facebook Find Copy Cat Recipes HERE Find more Recipes HERE This dish is perfect for families. Very simple to make plus it is FULL of veggies You can even cut up some cooked chicken breast and add it to the pasta before you bake it. Just think of this recipe as “comfort in a dish”.

What You Need 14 oz of Orecchiette Pasta ( or short pasta) 1 Tbsp Olive Oil 1 Cup of Chopped Onion 3 Cloves of Garlic ( Minced) 1 Cup of Sour Cream 4 oz of Cream Cheese ( Room Temperature) 3/4 Cup of Parmesan Cheese 1 teaspoon Lemon Juice + Zest 10 Oz of Spinach ( Make sure to squeeze excess moisture, after it has been thawed of course) 13.5 Can of Artichoke Hearts rinsed and chopped 1 Cup of Mozzarella 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt 1 Teaspoon of Pepper What To Do Preheat Oven To 425 Cook pasta according to the box.

Heat oil in pan and cook onions for 8 – 10 minutes. Enjoy! : Entree. Recipe for Homemade Pasta at Life. Valentine’s day is less than a week away and if you are stuck on something to do with your sweetie, I’ve got an idea. Get in the kitchen together and make an authentic Italian dinner. And you can’t get more authentic then fresh homemade pasta. I made pasta just yesterday. I don’t know why it has taken me so long to make pasta. I did a little bit of research before making this pasta. Tortellini Alfredo with Roasted Peppers.

Creamy Tortellini Soup: A Pasta Dinner from Your Slow Cooker Toss your favorite Italian ingredients in a slow cooker and forget it. The secret to this make-ahead dinner is the just-right combo of fresh and prepped ingredients. Get the details! Bhg.com Italian Sausage Soup with Tortellini This traditional, hearty soup is a meal all by itself. allrecipes.com Tortellini Bacon Broccoli Salad The perfect side, this pasta salad is hearty enough to be a light main dish too. Vegetable-Stuffed Casserole Prepped in 30 Minutes Carrots, snap peas, mushrooms, tomatoes, and peppers combine in this veggie-filled casserole that also features chicken breast and cheeses. Classic Chicken Noodle Soup: Comfort Food Done Right This chicken noodle soup is just like Mom's -- with a bright fresh basil finish.

Zucchini Spaghetti with Creamy Lemon-Chive Dressing. Asparagus, goat cheese and lemon pasta. A couple weeks ago, I had a fantastic warm asparagus salad at a nearby restaurant, one I immediately swore I’d make at home. It had segments of white and green asparagus tossed with goat cheese and a tarragon and lemony mint vinaigrette and it was piled on a bed of red endive, my favorite. It was stunning. It was delicious. Alas, this is not it. What a tease I am, right? After trying and failing to find all three elements — the green asparagus, white asparagus and the red endive — for the next two weeks, I gave up. Oh, and sure, you could use all green asparagus and regular pale endive, but you’ve met me, right? But this did, for now at least. One year ago: Mushroom StrudelTwo years ago: Homemade Oreos Asparagus, Goat Cheese and Lemon Pasta Adapted from Bon Appetit As it turns out, goat cheese makes a really great quick, creamy pasta sauce.

Serves 6 Cook your pasta in a large pot of well-salted water until it is almost tender, or about three minutes shy of what the package suggests. Creamy Fettucini Alfredo. Fettucine Alfredo is ‘one of those dishes’ that most people think is ‘off limits’ when it comes to eating healthy. However, through experimenting with different ingredients, I have found that even the most heavy dishes can be lightened up, without loosing their ‘traditional’ taste! The star of this dish is the Laughing Cow Cheese, which packs a powerful cheesy punch, for only 30 calories a wedge!

Traditional Alfredo recipes generally call for heavy cream, butter, cheese, and white pasta noodles, which is why many alfredo recipes can come out to around 1,000 calories a plate! The substitutions in this recipe allow for the sauce to remain rich, cheesy, and creamy, without all of the fat and calories. Also, there are many wonderful whole grain pastas that taste wonderful, and have the added bonus of having fiber and protein to keep you satisfied!

You could also add chicken and/or veggies to make it a well-rounded meal! Creamy Garlic Pasta. Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells. Tortelonni with Pink Sauce and Fresh Mozzarella Hearts. By Laurie David, Environmentalist and Author, The Family Dinner Here’s a festive, love-inspired pasta dish that’s a perfect family meal for Valentine’s day or any day. Enjoy! Don’t miss the Raspberry Fool Parfait for dessert on page 2! Oh, I Love You So! TorteloniOs Tortelonni with quick pink sauce and fresh mozzarella hearts You need: 1 pound fresh tortelonni, in your favorite flavor 8 ounces fresh mozzarella A few large basil leaves 4 cups pink tomato sauce (see recipe below) Kids can…. Slice the mozzarella and with heart-shaped cookie cutters or use a small knife to cut the mozzarella into hearts large and small. Meanwhile, in your big pasta pot, boil the tortelonni according to package directions (in water almost as salty as the sea).

Kids can… Decorate the pasta with the hearts and yell out “… “diiiiinner!” Makes 4 servings Pink Tomato Sauce Heat up a large, heavy-bottomed pot on high and drizzle in the olive oil. Kids can … Makes 8 cups Next: Dessert! Wonderful Vegetarian Sweet Potato and Red Pepper Pasta. Sweet potatoes and pasta may seem counter-intuitive, but here’s a recipe that uses sweet potatoes and red bell peppers in a bright “power vegetable” pasta dish that’s loaded with fresh herbs and very delicious.

Any fresh herbs you have on hand, like basil, oregano, sorrel or chives, can be substituted for the tarragon. INGREDIENTS 8 ounces whole-wheat angel hair pasta 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 cups shredded, peeled sweet potato (about 1 medium) 1 large red bell pepper, thinly sliced 1 cup diced plum tomatoes 1/2 cup water 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon 1 tablespoon white-wine vinegar or lemon juice 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese 1.

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 4 to 5 minutes or according to package directions. 2. Meanwhile, place 1 tablespoon oil and garlic in a large skillet. 3. Recipe Nutrition: 4 servings, about 1 3/4 cups each. Greek Pasta with Tomatoes and White Beans Recipe. Greek Fettuccine Recipe. Recipe for Cheese Tortellini with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomatoes at Life. Last Thursday I got up bright and early knowing that I had a busy day ahead of me. It involved the hitting gym, cleaning the house, getting ready for a family visit and completing the Daring Bakers Challenge. By dinner time I was exhausted and ready to run to the nearest drive through to pick up a burger and fries. That however, would’ve made the trip to the gym earlier in the day a big waste of time.

Instead, I decided to look for a meal that was short on time but big on flavor. This quick pasta is just that. There are 4 ingredients and 2 steps. I had this meal on the table in 10 minutes. For this recipe you can use store bought pesto but I had just purchased a bunch of basil the day before so I made my own. Recipe for Creamy Herb Fettuccine at Life. I am not going to be shy about it, this pasta is certainly a splurge. A deliciously scrumptious, I just might want to eat this every day for the rest of my life splurge. Not only is there heavenly heavy cream, but I also throw in some cream cheese and butter for good measure. Mixed with fresh oregano, sage and parsley, this creamy pasta has a wonderful fresh earthy flavor. I am a planner. Especially when it comes to the kitchen.

Sunday is usually my grocery shopping day. The crowds, combined with the lack of products, left me wandering around aimlessly for about an hour as I scratched what I originally planned and searched for something to make for dinner. Recipe for Fettuccine Alfredo at Life. Linguine with Two-Cheese Sauce. Fontina and Mascarpone Baked Pasta. Creamy Basil Pesto.