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Recipe: Famous Pasta Sauce

Famous Pasta Sauce

Famous Pasta Sauce

This is by far the best pasta sauce I’ve ever made! I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Ingredients:Italian Seasoning Mix

14.5 oz. can Diced Tomatoes
15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
1 c Carrot, shreadded
3 Tbs Italian Seasoning Mix
1 Tbs Olive Oil

Instructions:

Mix everything in a sauce pan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Serve with pasta, veggies, or anything else you may like.

Recipe: Tuscan Chicken Torta

Tuscan Chicken Torta

Tuscan Chicken Torta

Ingredients:

15 oz. Can Cannellini Beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/3 c Bisquick
1/3 c Italian Dressing
1 1/2 c Chicken, cooked and diced
9 oz. Frozen Spinach, thawed and drained
4 oz. Mozzarella Cheese
3 Eggs
1 1/4 c Milk
1/3 c Sliced Almonds

Instructions:

Pre-heat oven to 375°. In a medium bowl, mash the cannellini beans with the Bisquick and Italian Dressing. Press into the bottom and up 2″ of the sides of a 9″ springform pan. Bake for 12 minutes. While it’s baking, cook chicken if it’s not already cooked. Also, mix the eggs and milk together in a small bowl and set aside. When the crust is finished baking, layer the chicken, spinach, and cheese into the torta crust. Pour the egg mixture over the chicken, spinach, and cheese. Top with almonds. Bake for 55 minutes. Let cool 10 minutes before cutting into it.

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Recipe: Meatball Sandwich

Meatball Sandwich

Meatball Sandwich

Do you still have leftover meatballs and pasta sauce? Then why not make a meatball sandwich? It’s so simple and a great way to use up what’s left.

Ingredients:

Pasta Sauce
Meatballs
Buns or Rolls
Parmesan or Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions:

Heat sauce and meatballs in a small saucepan. Toast buns and place sauce and meatballs on the buns. Add cheese and top the sandwich with the top of the bun. Enjoy!

Recipe: Spicy Turkey Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

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Spicy Turkey Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

1/4 c Italian Dressing
1 lb. Turkey, 1/2″ pieces (cooked)
1 Onion, diced
2 Tomatoes, diced
8 oz. Tomato Sauce
4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 c Pasta

Instructions:

Cook pasta according to directions on the box. Heat Italian dressing in a high sided skillet over medium heat. Add your onions and turkey. If your turkey is not pre-cooked, cook it for about 8 minutes. Otherwise, let it brown nicely. While it doing that, combine your tomato sauce and cream cheese. Blend them up to fully incorporate it and add it to your turkey with some diced tomatoes. Toss in your pepper flakes and stir well. When the pasta is done, drain well and mix with the turkey and tomato. Enjoy!

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Recipe: Baked Penne with Meatballs

Baked Penne with Meatballs

Baked Penne with Meatballs

An easy Italian dish fit for a crowd. Serves 8.

Ingredients:

1 Tbs Olive Oil
1 Tbs Dried Minced Onion
1/2 tsp Dried Minced Garlic (4 cloves)
15 oz. Tomato Sauce
2 Tomatoes, diced
1 tsp Dried Basil
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
2 c Green Beans
35 – 1″ Meatballs
4 c Penne Pasta
1/4 c Shredded Parmesan Cheese
1 c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Instructions:

Cook onion and garlic in oil. Add tomato sauce and diced tomatoes along with the basil and oregano. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and add meatballs and green beans. Simmer for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according do directions on box, drain and set aside. Once the sauce has simmered for 20 minutes, add in the pasta and Parmesan cheese, and toss to fill the pasta with sauce. Transfer to a 9×13 baking dish (3 qt. casserole). Top with mozzarella cheese and cover with foil. Bake at 400° for 20 min covered, then 5-10 min uncovered.

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If you like my baked penne with meatballs, you’ll love my other recipes!