Tag Archive | Parmesan Cheese

Recipe: Rotini and Sausage

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Rotini and Sausage

Ingredients:Famous Pasta Sauce

2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 lb Italian Sausage Links
1 lb Rotini Pasta
1 batch Famous Pasta Sauce
Parmesan Cheese, to taste

Instructions:

Start up a batch of my famous pasta sauce. While that is cooking, get your sausages in a pan with olive oil and cook, turning often, until they reach 170°. While the sausages are cooking and the pasta sauce is cooking, don’t forget to stir the sauce, go ahead and cook up your pasta. When the sausage is done, transfer to a cutting board and slice into roughly 1/2″ pieces. When the pasta is done, drain and set aside. When your pasta sauce is done, it’s time to dish up. On a plate layer the pasta, sausage and pasta sauce. Then top with however much Parmesan cheese you like.

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: Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Ingredients:

Spaghetti Noodles
Meatballs
Pasta Sauce
Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:

Cook Pasta according to directions on box. Meanwhile, heat pasta sauce and meatballs together in a pot. To serve, top pasta with pasta sauce and meatballs. Grate some Parmesan cheese on top.

Recipe: Penne Bolognese

Penne Bolognese

Penne Bolognese

This hearty meat and pasta dish serves 4.

Ingredients:

2 Tbs Olive Oil
2 c Penne pasta
1 lb. Ground Beef
1/2 c Onion, diced1 Tomato, diced
2 Cloves Garlic, 1/4 tsp dried minced
1/2 tsp Dried Basil
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano
1/4 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1/8 tsp Black Pepper
15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
1/3 c Parmesan Cheese, shredded

Instructions:

Heat oil over medium heat in a high sided skillet. Brown beef with onion. Add tomato sauce, diced tomato, and spices. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes while you cook the pasta. Once the pasta is cooked, drain and combine with the meat sauce. Stir to mix all the flavors together. Serve topped with parmesan cheese.

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Recipe: Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo

Cream Cheese Pasta

Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients:

2 c Pasta
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 lb. Chicken, cut into strips
1 1/4 c Chicken Stock
4 tsp Flour
1/8 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Garlic Powder
4 oz. Cream Cheese
1/4 c Parmesan Cheese, grated

Raw Chicken Pene Pasta Chicken Stock

Flour, Garlic Powder, Pepper Cream Cheese Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:

Cook pasta according to directions on package. Meanwhile, heat oil in a high sided skillet. Cook chicken, about 5 minutes, then take out and keep warm on a plate. Pour chicken stock into pan and get all the delicious brown bits up. Add your flour, pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk to mix very well. Add cream cheese and stir until it’s melted. Add 2/3 of your Parmesan cheese and return the chicken to the pan. When the pasta is done and drained, add it to the pan too. Mix everything together and dish up! Top with additional Parmesan cheese and serve with a simple salad.

Cook Chicken Cooked Chicken Add stock, flour, pepper, garlic Add Cream Cheese

Cream Cheese Encorporated Add Chicken Dish Up Cream Cheese Pasta and Salad

If you like my Cream Cheese Chicken Alfredo, you’ll love my other recipes!

Recipe: Spicy Pasta with Asparagus and Ham

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Spicy Pasta with Asparagus and Ham

I just came up with this recipe tonight and we loved it! The bit of crushed red pepper flakes gives a great kick and contrast to the asparagus.

Ingredients:

2 C pasta
2 C asparagus
Olive Oil
3 C diced tomato
1 C diced ham
1 1/2 Tbs dried parsley flakes
1/8 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1/4 C parmesan cheese

Instructions:

  1. Cook pasta according to directions on box.
  2. Cut asparagus into nice 1 1/2-2″ lengths
  3. Dice tomatoes and ham
  4. Cook asparagus in olive oil until tender
  5. Toss in tomatoes and ham and heat through
  6. Stir in parsley, salt, oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes
  7. Add pasta (drained) and stir to combine
  8. Dish up and top with parmesan cheese
  9. Enjoy!

Recipe: Gnocchi

Gnocchi

Ingredients:
Olive Oil
1 lb. Italian sausage (ground or links)
1 can diced tomatoes
1 package Gnocchi
Basil (to taste, around 1 tsp dried)
Garlic (to taste, 1-2 cloves usually)
Parmesan Cheese

Instructions:
Heat olive oil in skillet (one with high sides). Brown sausage. Pour 3/4 cup of water into pan and cover for about 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook gnocchi according to package. Once sausage is cooked (remove to cut if using links then return to pan), add tomatoes, gnocchi, basil and garlic. Stir to combine and make sure all is heated through. Dish up and top with Parmesan cheese.