Grilled Cheese

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cheese Recipe

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Sweet and Spicy Grilled Cheese Ingredients: 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 large red onion, finely diced (about 2 cups) 8 slices whole-wheat bread 3 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, thinly sliced 3 ounces pepper jack cheese, thinly sliced 1 large or 2 medium ripe beefsteak or hothouse tomatoes, sliced Cooking spray Directions: 1. Heat the oil […]

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Fresh Tomato Pizza

Basil and Tomato Pizza Recipe

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  Basil and Tomato Pizza   This is a fresh, delicious alternative to greasy takeout pizza. Prep to table is about 15 minutes (quick and tasty)! You may want to double the recipe because the pizza lovers in the house are going to want seconds.   Ingredients:  1(10 ounce) thin-crust Italian bread shell Olive oil […]

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Blue Cheese Artichoke Fettuccine

Blue Cheese-Artichoke Fettuccine Recipe

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Blue Cheese-Artichoke Fettuccine Ingredients:  1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated fettuccine Cooking spray 1 (14 ounce) can quartered artichoke hearts, drained 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms 1 (10 ounce) container refrigerated light alfredo sauce 2 tablespoons crumbled blue cheese Directions: 1. Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. 2. Meanwhile, coat a large […]

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Broccoli and Pasta Casserole

Broccoli and Pasta Casserole Recipe

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Broccoli and Pasta Casserole   Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon olive oil for cooking 1 pound broccoli florets, cooked and drained, sprinkled with salt to taste 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic pepper seasoning 8 ounces fusilli pasta 3 Tablespoons plus 1½ teaspoons all-purpose flour 4 cups whole milk ¼ cup ricotta cheese 4 ounces finely […]

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Pasta Pizza Pie

Pasta Pizza Pie Recipe

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Pasta Pizza Pie   Ingredients: 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil for cooking Vegetable cooking spray 1 large onion, chopped 1 cup sliced mushrooms 1 egg, beaten 1/4 cup milk 3 1/2 cups cooked corkscrew-shaped pasta 4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese 1 1/2 cups tomato, basil & garlic Italian pasta sauce Directions: 1. Preheat the oven to […]

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Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna Recipe

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Zucchini Lasagna Sauce Ingredients: 2 cans (14 ounces each) diced Italian style tomatoes, with juice 2 Tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes salt “Lasagna” Ingredients: 2 medium zucchini (about 1 pound total), ends removed 1 cup (8 ounces) ricotta cheese ¼ teaspoon olive oil ground pepper   […]

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Crock Pot Meatless Sloppy Joes

Crock Pot Meatless Sloppy Joes Recipe

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Crock Pot Meatless Sloppy Joes No one will know that these are meatless unless you tell them. Not only do they have the tangy taste of sloppy joes, but they also have the texture of the traditional ground beef recipe.If you’re trying to save money or just want to cut back on meat, give these […]

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Tortellini and Broccoli Alfredo Recipe

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Tortellini and Broccoli Alfredo   Ingredients: 1 (9 ounce) package fresh three-cheese tortellini 1 (12 ounce) package fresh broccoli florets 1 (1.6 ounce) envelope Alfredo sauce mix 1½ cups milk 2 teaspoons butter ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ cup shredded Parmesan cheese Directions: 1. Cook tortellini according to package directions, omitting salt and fat; add […]

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White Pizza with Pesto and Mozzarella Recipe

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White Pizza with Pesto and Mozzarella   Ingredients: 1 pound fresh or frozen pizza dough, thawed according to package directions ½ cup prepared basil pesto ½ cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400°F. 2. Roll dough out into large circle or […]

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Sweet Beans and Noodles Recipe

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Sweet Beans and Noodles   Ingredients: 8 ounces dried linguine pasta 1½ cups frozen sweet soybean (edamame) 1 cup purchased shredded carrot 1 10-ounce container purchased Alfredo sauce 2 teaspoons snipped fresh rosemary Directions: 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. 2. Add soybeans and carrot during the last 10 minutes. 3. Drain and return […]

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Potatoes and Eggs Recipe

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Potatoes and Eggs   Ingredients: 3 Tablespoons vegetable oil 3 cup frozen loose-pack diced hash brown potatoes with onion and peppers 6 eggs 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup salsa Directions: 1. Heat oil in a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat. 2. Carefully add hash browns to form an even layer. […]

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Pesto-Stuffed Lasagna Recipe

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Pesto-Stuffed Lasagna Ingredients: 15 ounces part-skim ricotta cheese 1 cup prepared pesto 1 large egg, lightly beaten 8 ounces no-boil lasagna noodles (12 pieces) 4 cups part-skim mozzarella cheese (1 pound) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 350°F. 2. Combine the ricotta cheese, ½ cup of the pesto and the egg in bowl. 3. Spread ¼ […]

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Pesto and Cheese Tomato Melts Recipe

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Pesto and Cheese Tomato Melts   Ingredients: ¼ cup purchased basil pesto 2 Tablespoons chopped nuts 4 1-inch slices sourdough French bread, toasted ¼ cup oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and chopped 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 ounces) Directions: 1. In small bowl stir together pesto and nuts. 2. Spread pesto mixture over toasted bread […]

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Penne with Gorgonzola Recipe

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Penne with Gorgonzola   Ingredients: 8 ounces penne pasta 1 cup heavy whipping cream 2 ounces Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper Parmesan cheese, freshly grated Directions: 1. Cook pasta according to directions on package. 2. In medium saucepan, heat cream to boiling; reduce heat and simmer 2 minutes. 3. Add Gorgonzola and […]

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Penne with Creamy Vodka Sauce Recipe

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Penne with Creamy Vodka Sauce   Ingredients: 12 ounces penne or any tube-shaped pasta 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce ¼ cup vodka ½ cup heavy cream ¼ cup grated pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese Salt and ground black pepper for taste Directions: 1. Cook the penne according to the package directions, drain and keep […]

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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil Recipe

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Pasta with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil   Ingredients: 2 large fresh tomatoes, chopped 2 Tablespoons snipped fresh basil, or 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 garlic clove, minced ¼ teaspoon pepper 4 ounces dry bow tie, or other, pasta cooked and drained Additional fresh basil (optional) Directions: 1. Combine the tomatoes, basil, garlic and pepper in […]

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Oven Omelets with Pesto Recipe

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Oven Omelets with Pesto   Ingredients: 2 cups drained frozen vegetables 3 Tablespoons purchased basil pesto Nonstick cooking spray 3 cups refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 12 eggs ¼ cup water 1/8 teaspoon each salt and black pepper Directions: 1. Cook vegetables according to package directions; drain. 2. Cut up any large pieces. […]

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Mexican Pizza with Refried Beans and Cheddar Recipe

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Mexican Pizza with Refried Beans and Cheddar   Ingredients: 1 pound fresh or frozen pizza dough, thawed according to package directions 1 cup prepared refried beans, regular or fat-free ½ cup prepared salsa 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese, mild or sharp ½ cup pitted black olives, sliced into thin rounds Directions: 1. Preheat oven to […]

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Garlic Spaghetti with Broccoli Recipe

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Garlic Spaghetti with Broccoli   Ingredients: ½ pound (2 sticks) butter 1 box frozen chopped broccoli or ½ bunch broccoli, washed and cut into pieces 1 teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon pepper 2 Tablespoons garlic powder 1 (16 ounce) package thin spaghetti Parmesan cheese, grated (optional) Directions: 1. Melt butter in large skillet. 2. Add broccoli, […]

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Fresh Tomato Pizza with Pesto Recipe

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Fresh Tomato Pizza with Pesto   Ingredients: ½ cup purchased pesto 1 16-ounce Italian pizza shell 3 medium ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced 1  2¼-ounce can sliced, pitted ripe olives, drained (about 2/3 cup) 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack or mozzarella cheese (8 ounces) Directions: 1. Spread pesto over bread shell. 2. Place on a large […]

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Easy Veggie-Topped Potatoes Recipe

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Easy Veggie-Topped Potatoes   Ingredients: 2½ cups frozen broccoli-carrot vegetable medley 4 large baking potatoes 1 can (10¾ ounce) condensed cream of broccoli and cheese soup, undiluted ½ cup (2 ounce) shredded Cheddar cheese Salt and Black pepper for taste Directions: 1. Rinse and scrub potatoes in cool water, dry throughly, and pierce each potato […]

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Ditalini Pasta with Black Beans, Tomatoes, and Cheese Recipe

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Ditalini Pasta with Black Beans, Tomatoes, and Cheese   Ingredients: 12 ounces Ditalini pasta 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green peppers, celery and onions ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 Tablespoon chopped fresh thyme Salt and ground black pepper for taste Directions: 1. Cook […]

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Chipotle-Bean Enchiladas Recipe

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Chipotle-Bean Enchiladas Ingredients: 10 (6-inch) corn tortillas 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans or black beans, rinsed and drained 1 Tablespoon chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce 2 cups shredded four-cheese Mexican-style blend (8-ounces) 2 (10-ounce) cans enchilada sauce Directions: 1. Stack tortillas; wrap tightly in foil. 2. Bake in a 350°F oven for 10 minutes […]

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Broccoli and Cheese Calzone Recipe

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Broccoli and Cheese Calzone   Ingredients: 1 pound fresh or frozen pizza dough, thawed according to package directions 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese 2 teaspoons garlic and herb seasoning (preferably salt-free) 2 cups fresh or frozen broccoli florets – thawed 2 Tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375°F. 2. Roll dough […]

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