Category Archives: PASTA RECIPES

Beefy-Mac Skillet

Beefy-Mac Skillet is a stovetop recipe for a hearty, any-day of the year, family meal. Ingredients Include: Lean-Ground Beef, elbow macaroni, carrots, onions, mushrooms, beef broth and sour cream. It is also well-seasoned and takes about (40) minutes to make. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) Servings. Serving Size: (1-1/3) cups per serving. Beefy-Mac Skillet will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 15-20 Minutes.beefy-mac-skillet
Total Time: About 40 Minutes.

Equipment Needed:
(Large skillet or Dutch oven + Food Processor).

INGREDIENTS:

3 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed
2 medium-size carrots, cut in 2″ pieces
(10 oz) large white mushrooms, halved
1 large onion, cut in 2″ pieces
(1 lb) 90%-lean ground beef
2 tsp dried thyme
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 cups water
1 (14 oz) can low-sodium beef broth, divided
(8 oz) uncooked whole-wheat elbow macaroni, (2 cups)
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley, or chives for garnish

Italian Chicken-Noodle Soup

Italian Chicken-Noodle Soup is a stovetop recipe for a delicious and hearty soup. It takes (10) minutes to prepare and (1-1/2) hours to cook. Ingredients Include: Boneless chicken breasts, chicken broth, carrots, onions, celery and noodles. It is also well-seasoned. Ths is a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (6 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (9) servings.  Italian Chicken-Noodle Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: 10 Minutes.italian-chicken-noodle-soup
Cooking Time:1-1/2 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

(1 lb) boneless, skinless chicken breasts,
cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 large onion, chopped
4 celery ribs, sliced
2 medium-size carrots, sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 Tbsp butter or stick margarine
2 Tbsp olive or canola oil
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp dried basil, (or more to taste
1/2 tsp dried oregano, (or more to taste)
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
3 (14-1/2 oz) cans chicken broth
1 (14-1/2 oz) can diced tomatoes, undrained
(6 oz) uncooked tricolor corkscrew pasta

Green Curry Chicken

Green Curry Chicken is a great option for a Thai-style meal. It takes about (1) hour total time to make and it is all done on the stovetop. Ingredients include: Dark and white meat chicken, curry paste, coconut milk, bok choy, bell peppers and served over brown rice noodles. This is also well-seasoned. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sugars, low sodium, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (7 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (4) servings. Green Curry Chicken will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

2 Tbsp green curry paste
1 Tbsp grated peeled fresh ginger
2 tsp fish sauce
1 (14 oz) can light coconut milk
3/4 cup shredded dark meat chicken
1/2 cup shredded chicken breast
1 Tbsp lime juice
1 Tbsp sesame oil
3 cups sliced baby bok choy
1 cup sliced red bell pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
(5 oz) uncooked wide brown rice noodles
1/2 cup cilantro leaves
4 lime wedges

Macaroni Coleslaw

Macaroni Coleslaw is an easy and delicious recipe for a large gatherings such as Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. It takes only (25) minutes to prepare 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 stovetop recipe for a delicious, Italian-style soup. You will need a (4-6) Quart size saucepan or stockpot. Ingredients Include: Italian sausage, cheese tortellini, onions, green peas, chicken broth and broccolini. It is well-seasoned with thyme. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (8 PointsPlus), (8 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) Servings. Serving Size: (1-3/4) cups. Quick Tortellini Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.quick-tortellini-soup

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.