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Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake - Saving Money Living Life

Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake - Saving Money Living Life
It looks like you're new here! You may want to subscribe to our RSS feed , Like Us on Facebook, or Follow Us on Twitter for recipes, DIY crafts, & savings tips and more. Thanks for visiting! If you are here from Pinterest, please follow my boards here –would love to share with you on my latest addiction!! I must tell you, this is one of my favorite dishes to make when we’re having company over. PS Please enter to win our super cute boutique giveaway here ! Chicken & Spinach Pasta Bake 8 oz uncooked rigatoni 1 T olive oil 1 c chopped onion 1 (10 oz) pack frozen spinach, thawed 3 c cubed, cooked chicken breasts 1 (14 oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (8 oz) container Philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese ½ t salt, ½ t pepper 1½ c shredded mozzarella cheese Prepare rigatoni according to pkg directions. Drain chopped spinach well, pressing between paper towels. Find our other favorite recipes here ! Related posts: Related:  casseroleitalian

Homeroom's Classic Macaroni and Cheese Recipe {*style:<i> Adapted from Erin Wade and Allison Arevalo </i>*} Difficulty: Medium | Total Time: | Makes: 6 servings This recipe comes from Homeroom in Oakland, California, a restaurant that specializes in one thing: mac ‘n’ cheese. Panko is coarse Japanese-style breadcrumbs. Watch Erin and Allison make this macaroni and cheese recipe in this episode of You’re Doing It All Wrong: Macaroni and Cheese. For the béchamel: 4 cups (1 quart) whole milk 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick) 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2 tablespoons kosher salt To assemble: 1 pound dried elbow macaroni 8 ounces shredded 2-year aged sharp cheddar cheese (about 3 cups) 3 ounces grated Pecorino Romano cheese (about 1 cup) 2/3 cup panko (optional) Heat the milk in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until it just comes to a simmer, then turn off the heat and set aside. In a large, heavy-bottomed saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Bring a large pot of heavily salted water to a boil over high heat.

CREAMY QUINOA PRIMAVERA If you’ve never tried quinoa, you really should. I’m always looking for new quinoa recipes, and this is one of my favorites. Technically, quinoa is not a grain, but it does remind me of cous cous. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups uncooked quinoa 3 cups chicken or vegetable broth 4 ounces cream cheese 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon butter 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 5 cups thinly sliced or bite sized pieces assorted uncooked vegetables 3 tablespoons grated Romano or Parmesan cheese Instructions Rinse quinoa thoroughly; drain. Copyright Let's Dish Recipes 2013 www.letsdishrecipes.com Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from my friend Christy over at Yummy Deliciousness. Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe Chicken Mac and Cheese. What is it about it that with just one bite, it immediately feels like you are getting a great big hug from your Grandmother? Or like your snuggling up with the coziest of blankets on the coolest of evenings. Sick member of the family? New baby? New neighbor? Chicken Mac and Cheese just works, y’all. The wonderful thing about this recipe, in addition to its pure comfort, is it easily makes enough for two 9×13 casserole dishes. Since it’s already fully cooked, you just have to remove it from the freezer the night before and allow to thaw in the refrigerator. You can also shorten the total initial cooking time of this Chicken Mac and Cheese recipe by using store-bought rotisserie chicken for a quicker-cook meal. Here’s the recipe for my Chicken Mac and Cheese you can save to your recipe box, print, or bookmark. Chicken Mac and Cheese Recipe Chicken Mac and Cheese is a delicious, comforting meal perfect for serving large crowds or sharing. Serves: 16 Ingredients

Oven-Baked Ziti/Ziti al Forno - Ciao Italia Directions Heat 4 tablespoons of the olive oil over medium heat in a large stovetop to oven casserole dish or sauté pan with cover. Stir in the onions and cook them over medium heat until they begin to soften. Stir in the garlic and continue cooking until the garlic softens. Raise the heat to high; pour in 1/3 cup of the wine and allow most of it to evaporate. Pour in the remaining olive oil and add the eggplant; salt and pepper the pieces and cook covered, stirring occasionally until the eggplant begins to brown. In a bowl combine the tomatoes and the remaining wine; stir and add to the eggplant mixture. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Meanwhile cook the ziti in 2 quarts of boiling salted water for 5 minutes; they will cook further in the oven. Drain the ziti and add to the eggplant mixture and toss well. Cover and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until piping hot. This recipe is from show 2106 – Macaroni. Want More Recipes? Ciao Italia Family Classics Buy it now from Amazon for just $24.00

CooKen-Casseroles | Recipes Presented by Ken Christopherson Chicken Sausage and Pepper Rice - Bunny's Warm oven Chicken Sausage and Pepper Rice American Profile Ingredients: 1 tablespoon olive oil 12 ounces kielbasa smoked sausage, cut into 1-inch slices( brown kielbasa in the oil first, then add the other ingredients)8 frozen chicken tenders, about 1 pound total ( I used boneless chicken breast cut into strips)12 ounces frozen pepper stir-fry or 2 1/2 cups chopped red and green pepper and 1 cup slivered onion 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 cup water 1 cup uncooked long-grain white rice (not instant) 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup chopped parsley, optional 1 teaspoon Hot pepper sauce, optional Instructions Place a Dutch oven over medium high heat until hot.

Revolutionary Mac & Cheese I found this recipe long ago and can’t believe I’m just now making it. The neat thing about this recipe, is you simmer the noodles in the milk instead of using water then adding it at the end. It’s cheesy and the mustard gives it a nice depth of flavor. It still doesn’t top the blue box for me (I know, I know but I just can’t help that I love it so much) but it is a great homemade alternative. I also made it a bit lighter by using skim milk, reduced fat cheese, and whole wheat pasta. Feel free to go that route or use full fat ingredients for a super indulgent and decadent meal or side dish. Revolutionary Mac & CheeseSource: Cate’s World Kitchen adapted from White on Rice Ingredients: 2 cups dried pasta 2 1/2 cups skim milk** 1 cup loosely packed cheddar cheese, shredded by hand 1 tsp salt 1/4 tsp dijon mustard, can omit and substitute nutmeg instead (for either, start with a little and add more to taste) 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper (optional) Directions:

Our Version of Olive Garden’s Pasta E Fagioli Soup Fall has to be my favorite season of the year. It finally cools down, the leaves change color, and the anticipation of another football season almost makes me giddy. It’s also my favorite food season. Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli Soup Ingredients 2 lbs. ground beef 1 onion, chopped 3 carrots, shredded 1 c. celery, chopped 2 (28 oz.) cans diced tomatoes, undrained 1 (16 oz.) can red kidney beans, drained 1 (16 oz.) can white kidney beans, drained 4 cups beef stock 3 tsp. oregano 2 tsp. pepper 5 tsp. parsley 1 tsp. tabasco sauce 1 (20 oz.) jar Prego traditional spaghetti sauce 8 oz. pasta (I like using ditali pasta) Instructions Brown ground beef in large skillet.

Loving Food in RI & Beyond......: Cheesy Quinoa Mac & Cheese I have discovered my new favorite dish. I am a huge fan of Quinoa as you have seen in some of my latest posts, but this recipe has put this super grain over the top. I love mac and cheese from every angle. The cheese, the crunchy topping, the richness. This dish touched on every reason as to why I love Mac & Cheese in the first place. Serving Size: 8 Ingredients 1 1/2 cups quinoa, rinsed and drainedVeggies of your choice (optional)good pinch of salta few grinds of seasoning salt2 cloves garlic, minced2 large eggs1 cup soy milk or non-fat milk1 1/2 cups grated Cheddar cheese, more for sprinklingOptional- Crushed Red Pepper, Panko Bread crumbs for toppingToppings (optional)- salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, scallions Lightly saute any veggies you would like in this dish.

Recipe for Baked Whole Wheat Spaghetti Casserole with Turkey Italian Sausage and Mozzarella Even when you're committed to healthy eating, once in a while you want something that's pure comfort food, so when I saw the Baked Spaghetti on Budget Bytes, I decided to try creating a South Beach Diet friendly version of this classic recipe. My recipe uses whole wheat spaghetti, with less spaghetti in proportion to the other ingredients. I use low-fat Turkey Italian sausage, which still has plenty of flavor. and a pasta sauce with the least amount of sugar I can find. I used 8 ounces of my favorite while wheat spaghetti, broken into thirds. While spaghetti cooks, heat 2 tsp. olive oil and saute the chopped onion. Add 1 1/4 lb Sweet Turkey Italian Sausage (squeezed out of the links) and saute until the sausage is nicely browned, breaking up the sausage with a turner (or potato masher) while it cooks. I didn't have any homemade marinara sauce, so I used this sauce which has only 5 grams of sugar per serving. Mix the low-fat cottage cheese with the 2 beaten eggs and 1 tsp. Ingredients:

Panera’s Stove Top Mac and Cheese Have you had Panera’s Signature Mac and Cheese yet? It’s insanely amazing! Velvety, creamy, cheesy, and worthy of only a spoon since it’s the closest utensil to a shovel. And here is the recipe for you! I know I lamented back in the fall about this being the very best mac and cheese recipe out there but until today, I’ve still yet to post a quick stove top mac and cheese recipe. I’ve tried a couple different stove top recipes in the past year but none of them really had the “wow” factor I was looking for. What I felt about other versions not tasting like they were cooked enough is not an issue with this version, even though the salt, dijon mustard, and hot sauce (oh yes!) *Recipe Change Note* – After having made this recipe a few times since posting it, I have decreased the amount of flour and increased the time needed to cook the flour. Panera’s Stove Top Mac & Cheese Ingredients Instructions In a large stockpot, cook pasta according to package directions. Source

1 T olive oil
1 c chopped onion
1 (10 oz) pack frozen spinach, thawed
3 c cubed, cooked chicken breasts
1 (14 oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes, drained
1 (8 oz) container Philadelphia chive & onion cream cheese
½ t salt, ½ t pepper
1½ c shredded mozzarella cheese by brooklynstoic Dec 29

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