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Easy Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients
2 ounces uncooked linguine
1 small garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon Italian seasoning
6 cooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined

Directions
Cook linguine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick skillet, cook garlic in butter and oil until golden. Stir in the lemon juice, Italian seasoning and shrimp; heat through. Drain linguine; toss with shrimp mixture. Yield: 1 serving.

Recipe found here: Easy Shrimp Scampi

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Tex-Mex Pasta

Ingredients
2 cups uncooked spiral pasta
1 pound ground beef
1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, cook beef in a Dutch oven over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the salsa, soup and 1/2 cup cheese; heat through.

Drain pasta; stir into meat mixture. Transfer to a greased 11×7-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and bake 15-20 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Tex-Mex Pasta

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Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese with Canadian Bacon

Ingredients
1 (14 oz) box rotini pasta, uncooked
1 1/2 cups skim milk
1 (12 oz) can evaporated milk
10-12 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
8 ounces Velveeta cheese, cubed
4 ounces butter, cubed
1 (6 oz) package Jones Dairy Farm Canadian Bacon, chopped
1 cup green pepper, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Green onion, for garnish
Parsley, for garnish

Directions
Place uncooked pasta, milks, butter, velveeta, and 8 ounces mozzarella in slow cooker.

Cook on high for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

After 1 1/2 hours, add in the Canadian Bacon and green pepper. Stir to combine. Add the rest of the cheese and stir completely. Add more or less cheese according to your taste.

Cook on low another hour or until pasta is fully tender. Add salt and Pepper to taste and garnish with green onion or parsley. Yield: 6 servings

Recipe found here: Slow Cooker Mac and Cheese with Canadian Bacon

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Creamy Cavatappi & Cheese

Ingredients
6 cups uncooked cavatappi or spiral pasta
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
4 cups 2% milk
6 cups (24 ounces) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
3 green onions, chopped

TOPPINGS:
1/2 cup panko (Japanese) bread crumbs
3 thick-sliced bacon strips, cooked and coarsely crumbled
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1 green onion, chopped
Coarsely ground pepper, optional

Directions
Cook cavatappi according to package directions.

Meanwhile, saute garlic in butter in a Dutch oven. Stir in flour and pepper sauce until blended; gradually add milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.

Stir in cheeses until melted; add green onions. Drain cavatappi; stir into cheese mixture.

Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Combine the bread crumbs, bacon and melted butter; sprinkle over top.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until bubbly. Sprinkle with green onion and, if desired, pepper. Yield: 10 servings.

Recipe found here: Creamy Cavatappi & Cheese

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Easy Stuffed Shells

Ingredients
36 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
36 frozen fully cooked Italian meatballs (1/2 ounce each), thawed
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta shells according to package directions; drain and rinse in cold water.

Spread 1/2 cup sauce into a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Fill each shell with a meatball; place over sauce. Top with remaining sauce and the cheese.

Bake, covered, 35 minutes. Uncover; bake 3-5 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Easy Stuffed Shells

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5-Cheese Ravioli Marinara

Ingredients
1 package (25 ounces) frozen five-cheese or chicken ravioli
4 small zucchini, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
1/3 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

Directions
Cook ravioli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, combine zucchini and marinara sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered. 7-9 minutes or until zucchini is crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.

Drain ravioli; add to zucchini mixture. Heat through, stirring gently to combine. Top with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: 5-Cheese Ravioli Marinara

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Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

Ingredients
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
4 teaspoons Sriracha Asian hot chili sauce
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
12 ounces uncooked multigrain spaghetti
1 pound lean ground chicken
1-1/2 cups julienned carrots
1 medium sweet red pepper, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup finely chopped unsalted peanuts
4 green onions, chopped

Directions
In a small bowl, whisk the first six ingredients until blended. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain.

Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook chicken, carrots, pepper and garlic over medium heat 5-6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink, breaking up chicken into crumbles; drain.

Stir in peanut butter mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3-5 minutes or until sauce is slightly thickened. Serve with spaghetti. Top with peanuts and green onions. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Thai Chicken Peanut Noodles

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