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Pasta Recipes

This is a nutritious and tasty pasta dish, using whole wheat pasta, Brussels sprouts, a light, tomato-based sauce, pineapple, and melted mozzarella. I like this recipe because it is easy to prepare. It is nutritious, and has a unique flavor.
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Ingredients:

Directions:

Heat water in a large soup pan (you will use this water for the Brussels sprouts and the pasta). Place Brussels sprouts into the water and bring to a boil. Continue cooking on medium heat for approximately 10 minutes. Remove Brussels sprouts from water, and begin cooking your pasta.

Cut the ends off of each Brussels sprout and peel away as many leaves as you can from each one. set the leaves aside. Chop remaining Brussels sprout parts and set aside.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, pepper, mushrooms, pineapple, chopped Brussels sprout pieces and garlic to the olive oil and saute about 5 minutes.

Stir in all other ingredients, except for the Brussels sprout leaves and mozzarella cheese, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cook over medium heat for about 15 minutes.

Pour sauce over pasta, add Brussels sprout leaves, and stir together

Place pasta on plates, sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, and microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until melted.

Servings: 8-10
Time:30 Minutes Preparation Time
15 Minutes Cooking Time

By Dawn from Painesville, OH

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July 8, 2004

I recently got 40 boxes of free pasta. Any suggestions besides pasta salad, and spaghetti? I have all kind of pasta and need some ideas. Also I have about 40 cans of mild green chiles. Do you know any recipes which use a lot of them? Thanks so Much!



Wendy

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By Margo in Florida (Guest Post)
July 9, 20040 found this helpful

If you have room in your freezer, I would store the pasta in there. That will keep the "wee beasties" out of it and/or kill those who have taken up residence. Afterwards, keep some on hand in containers with tight lids like tupperware or canning jars.

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By Linda. (Guest Post)
July 9, 20040 found this helpful

You could donate some to food bank! Share the wealth!

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By Tawnda (Guest Post)
July 9, 20040 found this helpful

Make homemade macaroni and cheese with a twist.

Make soup and add pasta to it.

Pre-cook some meals and freeze them. Pasta works well for reheating in the microwave or reheating on stove or oven.

There is also a fruit salad that you can add pasta to, but I would have to dig around for that recipe. It has raisins, coconut, mandarin oranges, pineapple and if I am not mistaken it also has cottage cheese mixed in with whipped cream or cool whip. It has been a while since I have used that recipe so I would have to look for it or maybe someone else can recall having one like it.

The green chilies would be good additions to your macaroni and cheese or soup if you like to spice it up a bit. I also have had bread and bagels with green chiles in them and shredded cheese is melted on top and it was very good!

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By Tawnda (Guest Post)
July 9, 20040 found this helpful

Pasta Recipe Sites:

www.ilovepasta.org/recipes.html

web.mit.edu/.../Pasta.html

pasta.allrecipes.com/

www.bhg.com/.../Pasta-Recipes.html

Chile Recipes

www.zianet.com/.../rec3.htm

alanskitchen.com/.../green_chile_cornbread.htm

(The above recipe is similar to one I have used in the past except that I add shredded cheese inside the bread and on top about ten mins. before taking out of oven. I also add crispy fried bacon crumbled into bits and spread into batter before baking.)

www-psych.nmsu.edu/.../chile.htm#recipesrecipes

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By (Guest Post)
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The obvious ones like pasta with tomato sauce - onions, tin tomatoes, herbs and meat if desired. Pasta with creamy sauces - carbonara, cheese, etc. Cooked pasta could be put in the food processor and chopped finely and added as a filler to 'stretch' burgers, savoury pie fillings, stews and casseroles. Add pasta to thick homemade soups.

The good thing about pasta is that if its stored well in air tight containers it will keep for months and months, maybe years! Aren't you lucky!

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By Billie (Guest Post)
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Our church has a Food Bank where we give out food to those in need. They would love to have people donate something like this to be put into the bags of groceries we give each week. This also applies to any other staple - canned food, sugar, flour, etc.
You'd be surprised to see how fast this food flies off the wall each week when someone comes to pick up a bag. They are allowed to come once a month. We feedabout l50-200 families each month.

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July 9, 20040 found this helpful

I searched Allrecipes.com for "pasta" as an ingredient and received hundreds of recipes back. Here are just a couple:

Corned Beef Noodle Casserole

Yields 4 to 6 servings.

1 (8 ounce) package wide egg noodles
1 (12 ounce) can corned beef
4 ounces processed cheese food (eg. Velveeta)
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
2 Cook noodles until tender and drain.
3 Combine noodles, corned beef, cheese, cream of chicken soup, milk and onion. Pour into a 2 quart casserole dish. Top with buttered bread crumbs.
4 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 45 minutes.
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Spaghetti Pie II

Yields 6 servings.

1 (6 ounce) package spaghetti
2 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 eggs, beaten
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
1 teaspoon white sugar
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 cup cottage cheese
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 Cook and drain spaghetti. Stir in margarine, parmesan cheese and eggs, while spaghetti is hot. Form spaghetti mixture into a crust in a buttered 10 inch pie plate.
2 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
3 In a skillet cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic. Drain off the fat and stir in the undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, sugar and oregano. Heat through.
4 Spread cottage cheese over the spaghetti crust then pour in the beef and tomato mixture.
5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 mintues. Sprinkle mozzarella cheese over the top of the pie then bake for 5 minutes longer, until cheese melts.
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Cavatini I

"This is a great cavatini recipe. It makes two 9 x13 inch pans. You can bake one, and freeze the other for later use."

Yields 12 - 20 servings.

1/4 cup butter
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
2 (4.5 ounce) cans sliced mushrooms, drained
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4 ounces chopped ham
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3 ounces sliced pepperoni sausage
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste
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6 ounces rotini pasta
2 pounds mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

1 In a small skillet, saute onions, green peppers, and mushrooms in butter or margarine. Set aside.
2 Brown hamburger in a large skillet over medium heat. Drain. Mix in tomato sauce, pasta sauce, chopped ham, chopped chicken or turkey, pepperoni, salt, and red and black pepper. Add vegetable saute to hamburber mixture.
3 Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain.
4 Spread a little sauce over the bottom of two 9 x 13 inch pans. In each pan, place a layer of pasta, a layer of mozarella cheese, a hamburger sauce layer, a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese, and another layer of mozarella cheese. Repeat layers. Cover pans.
5 Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30 to 45 minutes.

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By (Guest Post)
July 12, 20040 found this helpful

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1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
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1 pound spaghetti or linguini noodles
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1 red pepper, diced
1 cup broccoli florets, cut in small pieces
1/2 cup fresh bean sprouts, optional

1) Cook noodles and drain or pat until very dry.
2) Sprinkle with soy sauce and let absorb for 3 minutes.
3) Blend ginger, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and sugar in blender or food processor.
4) Add vegetables to pasta, then pour other ingredients over all and mix.

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I am catering a lunch for the teachers at my school and they have requested pasta dishes, some vegetarian. I need to feed 120.

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Cavatini is a baked pasta dish with pizza sauce, peppers, mushrooms and cheese. It was popular in Pizza Hut restaurants. This page contains cavatini recipes.

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Macaroni is a popular shape of pasta, most famously used in the classic macaroni and cheese. But these little elbows can be used in all sorts of casseroles, salads and one pot meals.

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