Browsing Category Pasta

Grilled Chicken Aglio e Olio with Broccoli and Mini Ziti ~ Low Calorie

Chicken with Broccoli and Ziti. It is a popular dish served in many restaurants and diners where I live on Long Island. The only thing is I think they make it with too much oil. The Aglio e Olio translates to Garlic and Oil. So Aglio e Olio is a base for many Italian dishes without tomato sauce. My version is LOW CALORIE, only 260…

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Creamy Shrimp Alfredo, EASY and FAST!

This Shrimp Alfredo is light and creamy and so delicious! No heavy, thick sauce here! It takes UNDER 10 minutes to make! I have tried other recipes and this one has been my favorite for over a decade! I don’t know if you’ve tried the jar Alfredo sauces. I have tried a few brands and thought they were awful! Homemade is so much better! This…

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Bill’s Penne alla Vodka

This recipe is tailor-made for my husband Bill, done the way he likes Vodka sauce – lots of bacon, lots of Vodka, and very creamy. He is a Vodka sauce expert and he has a favorite restaurant where he always orders it.  But he says my recipe is just like it!  I take that as a huge compliment!  The sauce takes less time to make…

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Tuna and Spaghetti

“JUST OPEN SOME CANS! Choose 2 favorite seafood cans, 1 can of tomato paste, and 1 can of diced tomatoes to make a delicious, fast sauce in 10 minutes while your pasta is boiling! I used 2 cans of tuna fish for the dish pictured. You can use canned shrimp, clams, salmon, crab, whatever you like, or mix them up. Tuna and Spaghetti recipes go…

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Tortellini Alfredo

This Tortellini Alfredo Tortellini Alfredo, is light, not sickeningly heavy. It’s cheese sauce is so delicious! It is FAST and EASY to do! You make it in UNDER 10 MINUTES while the tortellini is boiling! Peas is classic in Tortellini Alfredo, but I don’t always use them. Bill doesn’t like peas but he likes them in this! I use whatever vegetables I happen to have…

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Mac & Cheese~Quick Stovetop Style

Mac & Cheese, Stovetop Style is my favorite way to make it. Quick and easy, creamy, and so good! No need to buy the boxed kind, when you most likely have some cheese, butter, and milk in the house! Enjoy! INGREDIENTS: 1/2 pound elbow pasta, or any pasta you like 1/4 cup butter (half a stick) 6 tablespoons flour (half of 3/4 cup) 1/2 teaspoon…

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Annie’s Fettuccine with Lobster Sauce

“This is a tribute to my sister Annie.  She and I used to talk recipes all the time and she loved sharing her recipes with anyone who asked.    Living a few states apart, we would have the phone to our ear with one of us in the middle of a recipe asking for help!  I miss my dear Annie!  She used to make me this lobster…

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American Chop Suey with Pork and Beans

Classic American Chop Suey is a mixture of pasta and ground beef with onions and green peppers.   My version is VERY EASY to make! It is like a pasta e fagioli with pork and beans and ground beef .  NO onions or green peppers!    Only 4 INGREDIENTS are in it: ground beef, elbow pasta, tomato sauce, and a can of pork and beans,…

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Cavatelli

    “Cavatelli, “little caves” in Italian, are even more delicious homemade.  The kind you buy in a store just doesn’t compare to this homemade taste.  Plump and light, they are worth the extra time it takes to make them from scratch!   You can flash freeze the cavatelli for ten minutes in a  jelly roll pan, then bag the frozen ones for a later…

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