Category Archives: PORK RECIPES

Asparagus-Vinaigrette

Asparagus-Vinaigrette is an easy and quick (30) minute recipe for an Italian-style side. This would work well for your Christmas, Thanksgiving and/or Easter holiday menus. Vegetables Include: Asparagus, peas, sugar-snap peas and shallots which are boiled and then sauteed and served with a made from scratch tarragon vinaigrette and crumbled bacon. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (5 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings. Asparagus-Vinaigrette will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: About 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 10 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

3 quarts water
2 cups frozen green peas, thawed
(1-1/2 lbs) fresh asparagus, trimmed, halved crosswise
(1 lb) fresh or frozen sugar-snap peas, thawed
5 center-cut bacon slices
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup chopped shallots
2 Tbsp tarragon vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 Tbsp chopped fresh tarragon
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1-1/2 tsp lemon zest

Easy Egg-Toast Cups

Easy Egg-Toast Cups is an easy baking recipe for a kid-friendly egg, bacon and cheese breakfast. It takes only(35) minutes total time. Ingredients Include: Eggs, bacon, whole wheat bread, tomato and Cheddar cheese. It is also well-seasoned. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low carbohydrates, low sugars, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (5 SmartPoints), (4 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: (6) servings. Easy Egg-Toast Cups will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: About 15 Minutes.
Cooking Time: About 20 Minutes.
Equipment: 1 (6 cup) Muffin Pan.

INGREDIENTS:

6 (3/4 oz) slices whole-wheat bread
1 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
(1/4) cup shredded 2% Cheddar cheese
(1/4) cup finely chopped tomato
6 large eggs
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 bacon slices, cooked, crumbled
1 Tbsp chopped fresh chives (optional)

Hearty Minestrone Soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup is a great recipe to serve for the fall and winter seasons. It takes only about 1-1/2 hours total time and is well-seasoned. Ingredients include: Bacon, butternut squash, pasta, onions, carrots, parsnips, celery, chicken stock and cannellini beans. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sodium, low cholesterol, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (6 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes: 4 servings with a (1-1/2) cup serving size. Hearty Minestrone Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.

Prep Time: About 30 Minutes.hearty-minestrone-soup
Cooking Time: 55 Minutes.

INGREDIENTS:

5 center-cut bacon slices, chopped
1-1/3 cups chopped, peeled butternut squash
1 cup chopped onion
2/3 cup chopped carrots
1/2 cup chopped parsnips
1/2 cup chopped celery
4 tsp unsalted tomato paste
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried thyme
3 garlic cloves, minced
2-2/3 cups unsalted chicken stock
1/4 cup uncooked ditalini pasta
3/4 cup unsalted cannellini beans, rinsed, drained
1/4 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini

Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini is a quick (20) minute recipe for an appetizer or mid-day snack. Ingredients include: Frozen green peas, French bread baguette, Ricotta cheese, Prosciutto and it is well-seasoned. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low carbohydrates, low sodium, low sugars, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (3 PointsPlus), (4 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (6) servings; (2) crostini per serving. Green Pea-Prosciutto Crostini will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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INGREDIENTS:

(8 oz) frozen green peas, thawed
1 cup fresh basil leaves
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
12 (1/4″-thick) slices French bread baguette, toasted
1/4 cup part-skim Ricotta cheese
(1/2 oz) very thinly sliced prosciutto, torn into 12 equal pieces
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Scalloped Potatoes Casserole

Scalloped Potatoes Casserole is an easy and delicious recipe for a creamy and rich ham and portatoes meal. It makes (16) servings which would work as a great option for large holiday and event crowds. It takes (30) minutes of Prep time and (30) minutes to bake. Ingredients include: red potatoes, smoked ham, green onions, sour cream and cheese. This is also a low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly, heart-healthy and Weight Watchers (5 PointsPlus), (6 SmartPoints) recipe. Scalloped Potatoes Casserole will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.scalloped-potatoes-casserole

Prep Time: 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes.
Total Time: 1 Hour.

INGREDIENTS:

(4-1/2 lbs) red potatoes (about 14),
cut into 1/4″ thick slices

1 (16 oz) carton fat-free sour cream
1 (12 oz) box 2% Velveeta (or other brand), cut into 1/2″ cubes
1/2 lb. (1/2 of a 1-lb. pkg) smoked ham from luncheon meat section, chopped

4 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese