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Creamy Noodle Casserole

Creamy Noodle Casserole

Ingredients
1 package (12 ounces) egg noodles
1 package (16 ounces) frozen broccoli cuts
3 cups cubed fully cooked ham
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup half-and-half cream
1/4 teaspoon each garlic powder, salt and pepper

Directions
In a Dutch oven, cook noodles in boiling water for 5 minutes. Add broccoli and ham; cook 5-10 minutes longer or until noodles are tender.

Drain; return to pan. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook and stir over low heat until butter is melted and mixture is heated through. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamy Noodle Casserole

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Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna

Slow Cooker Mushroom Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients
PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pkg (8 oz each) fresh sliced mushrooms
1 pkg (6 oz each) baby spinach leaves
1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained
2 cups Hunt’s® Tomato Sauce
1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 container (8 oz each) part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 dry lasagna noodles, uncooked
1-1/2 cups shredded Italian blend cheese, divided

Directions
Spray inside of 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add spinach; cook 3 minutes more or until mushrooms are tender and spinach is wilted, stirring occasionally. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, combine ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and pepper in small bowl; set aside.

Spread 3/4 cup sauce mixture over bottom of slow cooker. Layer 3 lasagna noodles over sauce mixture, breaking noodles to fit. Top with 3/4 cup sauce mixture, ricotta cheese mixture and 1 cup Italian cheese. Top with 3/4 cup sauce mixture and remaining 3 lasagna noodles, breaking to fit. Spoon remaining sauce mixture over noodles.

Cover; cook on LOW 5 hours or until noodles are tender. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup Italian cheese and remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Cover; let stand 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

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Beef & Spinach Lo Mein

Beef & Spinach Lo Mein

Ingredients
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon water
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound beef top round steak, thinly sliced
6 ounces uncooked spaghetti
4 teaspoons canola oil, divided
1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
2 green onions, sliced
1 package (10 ounces) fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
1 red chili pepper, seeded and thinly sliced

Directions
In a small bowl, mix the first six ingredients. Remove 1/4 cup mixture to a large bowl; add beef and toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature 10 minutes.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 1-1/2 teaspoons canola oil. Add half of the beef mixture; stir-fry 1-2 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan. Repeat with an additional 1-1/2 teaspoons oil and remaining beef mixture.

Stir-fry water chestnuts and green onions in remaining canola oil 30 seconds. Stir in spinach and remaining hoisin mixture; cook until spinach is wilted. Return beef to pan; heat through.

Drain spaghetti; add to beef mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with chili pepper. Yield: 5 servings.

Editor’s Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Recipe found here: Beef & Spinach Lo Mein

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Hearty Cheese Tortellini

Hearty Cheese Tortellini

Ingredients
1/2 pound Johnsonville® Mild Ground Italian Sausage
1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
In a small skillet, cook sausage and beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the marinara sauce, tomatoes and mushrooms. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until heated through.

Prepare tortellini according to package directions; stir into meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and cook for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Hearty Cheese Tortellini

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Hearty Penne Beef

Hearty Penne Beef

Ingredients
1-3/4 cups uncooked penne pasta
1 pound ground beef
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
1-1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 cups chopped fresh spinach
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in the tomato puree, broth, Italian seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper.

Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10-15 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add spinach; cook for 1-2 minutes or until wilted.

Drain pasta; stir into beef mixture. Sprinkle with cheese; cover and cook for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Hearty Penne Beef

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Stovetop Italian Macaroni

Stovetop Italian Macaroni

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups water
1 envelope onion soup mix
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, water, soup mix, Italian seasoning and, if desired, pepper flakes. Bring to a boil. Stir in macaroni. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8-9 minutes or until macaroni is tender.

Remove from the heat; stir in Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Cover and let stand for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe found here: Stovetop Italian Macaroni

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Basil Pasta and Ham Salad

Basil Pasta and Ham Salad

Ingredients

TOMATO BASIL DRESSING:
1 cup chopped fresh tomatoes
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
2 tablespoons chopped green onions
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
1/4 teaspoon pepper

SALAD:
2-1/2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
1 cup cubed fully cooked ham
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Directions
In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, basil, onions, oil, lemon juice, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper if desired. Cover and refrigerate for at least 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions until firm to the bite; drain and rinse with cold water. Transfer to a large salad bowl. Stir in the ham, olives and basil. Pour dressing over salad; toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Basil Pasta and Ham Salad

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