1 tsp. real butter OR olive oil
2 cloves garlic – minced
12 med. raw shrimp – peeled, deveined
1/2 lb. boned, skinned chicken breasts – diced
2 1/2 Tbls. all-purpose flour
2 cups milk – low-fat okay
2 Tbls. dry sherry
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese – low-fat okay
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
4 plum tomatoes – seeded, chopped
1/2 cup frozen peas
salt and pepper – to taste
2 cups cooked linguine
Melt the butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add the shrimp and chicken. Pan-fry until the chicken is cooked through, about 3-4 minutes.
Whisk the flour, milk, sherry, and Parmesan cheese together. Pour into the skillet and bring to a boil while stirring.
Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook for about 5 minutes, until the mixture has thickened, stirring occasionally.
Add the cayenne and fold in the tomatoes and peas.
Cook until heated through.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Arrange the linguine on individual plates and spoon the sauce over the top.
4 cups water
2 cans (12 oz each) evaporated milk
1 teaspoon salt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 lb uncooked ziti pasta
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
1 can (14 oz) Progresso™ artichoke hearts, drained, coarsely chopped
6 oz shredded Parmesan cheese (about 1 1/2 cups)
Juice of 2 medium lemons (about 2/3 cup)
2 tablespoons butter
4 cups baby spinach (5-oz package)
1/2 teaspoon pepper, if desired
In Dutch oven, heat water, 1 can of the evaporated milk, the salt, garlic and pasta to simmering over medium heat. Simmer 12 to 14 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender.
2 In medium bowl, beat remaining can of evaporated milk and the cornstarch; stir in chicken and artichoke hearts. Add to mixture in Dutch oven; return to simmering, and continue to simmer 1 to 3 minutes or until thickened and mixture coats back of spoon.
3 Remove from heat; stir in half of the cheese and the lemon juice. Stir until cheese melts, then add remaining cheese (reserving 1/4 cup for serving, if desired) and butter; stir again.
4 Add spinach, and stir until wilted. Serve with reserved cheese and pepper.
1 package (1 lb) uncooked noodles or pasta (any shape)
6 tablespoons soy sauce
6 tablespoons sesame tahini paste
3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
2 green onions, finely chopped (2 tablespoons)
2 teaspoon sesame seed, toasted
Additional crushed red pepper flakes, if desired
Cook noodles as directed on package. Drain; place in large bowl.
Meanwhile, in small bowl, stir together soy sauce, tahini paste, brown sugar, sesame oil, garlic, and dash pepper flakes.
Pour mixture over noodles in bowl; toss to coat noodles. Top with green onions, sesame seed and additional pepper flakes. Serve warm or cold.
2 tablespoons oil & vinegar Italian dressing
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
16 ounces small/medium sized rigatoni pasta
1 24-ounce jar of your favorite Marinara pasta sauce
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh basil for garnish (optional)
Heat chicken and Italian dressing in a large 12 inch skillet over medium high heat (If you don’t own a large skillet, you can use a stock pot). Season chicken with salt and pepper to taste.
Cook chicken until browned and just cooked through, about 5 minutes depending on thickness of chicken.
Add the box of pasta and the entire jar of marinara. Fill the empty marinara jar with water and add to the skillet. If using a stockpot, use 2 cups water. Lightly stir the mixture to combine.
Bring mixture to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender to your liking. ***
Cover with grated parmesan and then shredded mozzarella. No need to stir. Continue to cook for 2-3 more minutes or until cheese is fully melted. You can also broil the entire skillet for about 4 minutes to make the cheese extra melty!
Top with chopped basil (optional) and serve! Enjoy!
*The pasta in the middle of the skillet and underneath will be more tender than the outside pasta. It’s okay if those pieces are a bit toastier and less soft. The inside will be plenty soft.