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Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) mini penne pasta
1/2 pound baby portobello mushrooms, chopped
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced

SAUCE:
5 tablespoons butter
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
1-1/4 cups whole milk
1-1/4 cups half-and-half cream
2-1/2 cups (10 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
1-1/4 cups grated Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

TOPPING:
1/3 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
2 tablespoons butter, melted

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in butter and oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Set aside.

For sauce, in a large saucepan, melt butter. Stir in cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add milk and cream; heat through. Stir in the cheeses, salt and pepper until blended. Stir in bacon.

Drain pasta; toss with mushroom mixture and sauce. Transfer to a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.

Combine the bread crumbs, parsley and melted butter; sprinkle over mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Mushroom-Swiss Mac & Cheese

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Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Ingredients
3 cups uncooked wagon wheel or spiral pasta
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
1 package (3-1/2 ounces) sliced pepperoni, quartered
3/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 medium onion, chopped
1 jar (14 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and place in a large bowl. Add mushrooms, pepperoni, green pepper and onion. Stir in spaghetti sauce, tomato sauce, tomato paste and cheddar cheese.

Transfer to a greased 3-qt. baking dish. Cover and bake 50 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Pepperoni Pasta Bake

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Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked whole wheat spaghetti
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup prepared bruschetta topping
1/3 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Preheat broiler. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. Pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness. Sprinkle with pepper. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat 5-6 minutes on each side or until no longer pink.

Transfer to an 8-in.-square baking pan. Spoon bruschetta topping over chicken; sprinkle with cheeses. Broil 3-4 in. from heat 5-6 minutes or until cheese is golden brown. Serve with spaghetti. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Bruschetta-Topped Chicken & Spaghetti

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Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken

Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup white wine
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup chicken broth
2 cups (8 ounces) crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
6 to 8 fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced
Salt and pepper to taste
Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and minced fresh parsley

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, brown chicken in oil on all sides. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan.

Add cream and broth; cook until sauce is slightly thickened and chicken is no longer pink. Stir in the Gorgonzola cheese, sage, salt and pepper; cook just until cheese is melted.

Drain pasta; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and parsley. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Penne Gorgonzola with Chicken

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Swiss Mushroom Orzo

Swiss Mushroom Orzo

Ingredients
1 cup uncooked orzo pasta
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Swiss cheese
4 tablespoons cold butter, divided
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms

Directions
Cook orzo according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a food processor, combine the cheese, 3 tablespoons butter, garlic, salt and pepper; cover and process until smooth. In a large saucepan, saute the mushrooms in remaining butter until tender. Drain orzo and add to mushrooms. Stir in cheese mixture until melted. Yield: 3 servings.

Recipe found here: Swiss Mushroom Orzo

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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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