Sunday, July 6, 2014

Manicotti with Roasted Red Pepper Sauce Recipe

8 Big manicotti pasta shells(or somethin similar)
2 sweet red peppers
2 tsp of olive oil
1/2 cup of 1% milk
1 tsp of garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups of low-fat ricotta cheese
3/4 cup of spinach, thawed and chopped, and excess water must be gently squeezed out
6 tbsp of shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4 cup of prepared pesto sauce, (can be found in frozen pasta section)
4 chopped green onions(white part mostly) 
1 tsp of Italian seasoning
Some  salt and pepper to taste

Cheesy Spinach Stuffed Shells Recipe


12 ounes box of jumbo shells

1 16 ounces container of ricotta cheese

1 cup of Italian blend cheese, grated

3/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

12 ounces of cottage cheese

1 teaspoon of salt

1/4 teaspoon of pepper

dash of ground nutmeg

24 ounces of your preffered marinara sauce

1 1/2 cups of grated mozzerella cheese

10 ounces frozen spinach. Must be defrosted with the liquid wrung out



3 oz. of cubed cheddar cheese
3 oz. of cubed Havarti
3 oz. New Zealander or Parmentino(also cubed)
1/4 cup of green olives
1/4 cup of black olives
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 tbsp of vinegar
1/2 tsp of dried Italian herbs



Enough pizza dough for 2 crusts, each crust should be about 10-inches
3/4 cup of basil pesto
2 cups of shredded/cut up roasted chicken
1 cup of shredded mozzarella cheese

Sausage and Mushroom Stuffed Crust Pizza Recipe

2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 envelope of pizza crust yeasts (Fleischmann®) 
1 1/2  tsp of sugar
3/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup very warm water (about 130 degrees F)*
3 tbsp of oil
4 sticks (1 oz. each) of string cheese

3/4 or more cup of pizza sauce
1 cup of mushrooms, sliced
1/2 lb of browned and drained Italian sausage, 
4 - 8  ounces of shredded mozzarella cheese

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Grilled Chicken Caprese Pasta Recipe


2 medium chicken breast halves that are grilled and diced into strips
9 ounces of Rigatoni or Penne pasta
2 cups fire roasted tomato pasta sauce (Classico is Great)
1/2 cup of heavy cream
1/3 cup of finely grated Romano Cheese
1 finely minced garlic clove 
red pepper flakes, to taste (this is optional, for added heat)
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 pint grape tomatoes that is diced into halves
12 ounces of grated fresh mozzarella
16 fresh Basil leaves, (chopped fairly small)

Italian Crock Pot Lasagna Recipe

Lasagna Ingredients:
2 pounds of cooked ground hamburger meat
1/2  of chopped onion
2 jars of marinara sauce 
1/2 box of uncooked lasagna noodles
1 (2 pounds) tub of ricotta cheese
2-3 cups of mozzarella cheese
1 beaten egg 
1/2 tsp of salt