Category Archives: PASTA RECIPES

Macaroni Coleslaw

Macaroni Coleslaw is an easy and delicious recipe for a large gathering. It takes only 25 minutes to assemble and a refrigeration time of at least 1 hour before serving. Ingredients include: Macaroni, packaged slaw mix, onions, bell pepper, celery, cucumbers and water chestnuts. All ingredients are combined together with a made from scratch dressing, included. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (4 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: 16 servings. Macaroni Coleslaw will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
macaroni-coleslaw
Prep Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour-25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (7 oz) pkg. ring macaroni or ditalini
1 (14 oz) bag coleslaw mix
2 medium-size onions, finely chopped
2 celery ribs, finely chopped
1 medium-size cucumber, finely chopped
1 medium-size green bell pepper, finely chopped
1 (8 oz) can whole water chestnuts, drained, chopped

DRESSING:

1-1/2 cups Miracle Whip Light
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Quick Tortellini Soup

Quick Tortellini Soup is a quick (35) minute recipe for a delicious Italian-style Spring soup. Made with Italian sausage, cheese tortellini, onions, green peas and broccolini and seasoned with thyme. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes (6) Servings with a (1-3/4) cup serving size. Quick Tortellini Soup will be lovedquick-tortellini-soup by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

(12 oz) Italian chicken sausage links, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
(12 oz) fresh broccolini, trimmed and chopped
1 (9 oz) package refrigerated cheese-filled tortellini
1 cup fresh or frozen green peas
2 green onions, sliced
1 tsp dried thyme, crushed

NOTE:
New to broccolini? It is available in large supermarkets, it’s a cross between broccoli and Chinese kale. It has longer, thinner stalks than broccoli and a more delicate texture. If you can’t find it, use regular broccoli.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Tuna Noodle Casserole is a delicious and easy recipe which combines canned tuna, cream of celery soup, green peas, pimientos and noodles; then baked in the oven. The entire recipe is done in less than one hour. It is also a low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, Weight Watchers (8) PointsPlus recipe. Makes (4) Servings. Tuna Noodle Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.tuna-noodle-casserole

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 25 Minutes.
Total Time: 45 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

1 (10-1/2 oz) can condensed 98% fat-free cream of celery soup

1/2 cup milk
1 cup frozen green peas
2 tbsp chopped pimientos
2 (5 oz) cans tuna in water, drained
4 oz (about 2 cups) medium egg noodles, cooked, drained

2 tbsp dry bread crumbs
1 tbsp butter, melted

Chicken-Noodle Dinner

Chicken-Noodle Dinner is an easy and quick, (30 Minute) recipe for a cheesy pasta dish which is loaded with vegetables. Ingredients include: Chicken breasts, yellow squash, bell peppers, broccoli and cheese served over noodles. Total recipe time is only 30 minutes. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) and diabetic-friendly recipe. Makes: (6) servings with a generous (2) cups per serving size. Chicken-Noodle Dinner will be loved by all ochicken-noodle-dinnerf your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 15 Minutes.
CookingTime: 15 Minutes.
Total Time: 30 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

4  cups  egg noodles, uncooked
(1-1/2 lbs) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces
1/4 cup Italian salad dressing
3-1/2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 large red bell pepper, cut into strips
1 yellow squash, sliced
(6 oz) 2% Velveeta®, cut into 1/2″ cubes
1 tbsp skim milk

Broccoli-Macaroni Casserole

Broccoli-Macaroni Casserole is an easy and quick to assemble recipe for a delicious Italian style side dish. This casserole is loaded with cheese, vegetables and spices. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic, vegetarian and Weight Watchers PointsPlus friendly recipe. Makes 12 Servings. Broccoli-Macaroni Casserole will be loved broccoli-macaroni-casseroleby all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time:15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 45 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

8 oz elbow macaroni
2 cups small broccoli florets
3 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp rubbed sage
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp coarse ground black pepper
1/2 tsp Rosemary leaves
2 cups milk
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 cups grape tomatoes, quartered
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Asiago cheese