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 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1⁄3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1⁄4 cup mayonnaise
1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano
1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
3⁄4 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
In a large mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients.
Shape into a ball.
Roll in walnuts if desired.
Chill for 2 hours.
Serve with vegetables and/or crackers.
16 oz Cream Cheese
1/3 C Mayonnaise
1/8 t Garlic Powder
½ C Grated Parmesan Cheese
½ t Oregano Leaves, Crushed
Combine all ingredients. Shape into Ball. Roll in Nuts. Cover with saran wrap, chill overnight before serving. Best with Club Crackers.
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.