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Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) fettuccine
3/4 pound fully cooked andouille sausage links, cut into 1/4-inch slices
3/4 cup butter, cut up
2 medium leeks (white portion only), thinly sliced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup white wine
1/4 cup brandy
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 pounds uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Minced fresh parsley and lemon wedges, optional

Directions
Cook fettuccine according to package directions. In a large skillet, cook and stir sausage over medium-high heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; transfer half of the sausage to paper towels to drain.

Place butter and drained sausage in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Remove to a bowl; cover and refrigerate.

Add leeks to remaining sausage in skillet; cook and stir over medium-high heat until leeks are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Add the wine, brandy, salt, paprika and cayenne, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by half.

Stir in shrimp; cook for 5-6 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Add andouille butter, stirring just until melted.
Drain fettuccine; place on a large platter. Spoon shrimp mixture over pasta. Sprinkle with parsley and serve with lemon wedges if desired. Yield: 8 servings.

Recipe found here: Shrimp Scampi Fettuccine with Andouille Butter

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Artichoke Chicken Pasta

Artichoke Chicken Pasta

Ingredients
6 ounces uncooked fettuccine
2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
1/3 cup dry white wine or broth
1/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 teaspoons olive oil, divided
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup fresh broccoli florets
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (14 ounces) water-packed artichoke hearts, drained and halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 tablespoon shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions
Cook fettuccine according to package directions; drain.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix flour, wine and broth until smooth. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until no longer pink. Remove from pan.

In same skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add broccoli; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add mushrooms, tomatoes and garlic; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Stir in artichoke hearts, salt, oregano and flour mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 1-2 minutes or until thickened.

Add fettuccine, chicken and parsley; heat through, tossing to combine. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Artichoke Chicken Pasta

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Easy Sausage & Ravioli

Easy Sausage & Ravioli

Ingredients
3 Johnsonville® Mild Italian Sausage Links links (4 ounces each)
1 package (25 ounces) frozen cheese ravioli
2 cups spaghetti sauce
3/4 cup cubed process cheese (Velveeta)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Place sausage in a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until no longer pink. Drain. Cut into bite-size pieces.

Meanwhile, cook ravioli according to package directions. In a small saucepan, heat the spaghetti sauce, cheese, garlic powder and pepper until cheese is melted. Drain ravioli; stir in sauce and sausage. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Easy Sausage & Ravioli

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Vegetable Noodle Casserole

Vegetable Noodle Casserole

Ingredients
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of broccoli soup, undiluted
1-1/2 cups 2% milk
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 package (16 ounces) wide egg noodles, cooked and drained
1 package (16 ounces) frozen California-blend vegetables, thawed
2 cup frozen corn, thawed

Directions
Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine soups, milk, 3/4 cup cheese, garlic, parsley, pepper and salt. Stir in noodles, vegetable blend and corn.

Pour into a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Cover and bake 45-50 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Recipe found here: Vegetable Noodle Casserole

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Baked Spaghetti

Baked Spaghetti

Ingredients
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped green pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, drained
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 pound ground beef, browned and drained, optional
12 ounces spaghetti, cooked and drained
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
In a large skillet, saute onion and green pepper in butter until tender. Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, olives, oregano and, if desired, ground beef. Simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

Place half of the spaghetti in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Layer with half of the vegetable mixture and 1 cup cheddar cheese. Repeat layers.

In a small bowl, combine soup and water until smooth; pour over casserole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 12 servings.

Recipe found here: Baked Spaghetti: Baked Spaghetti

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Tortellini with Tomato-Cream Sauce

Tortellini with Tomato-Cream Sauce

Ingredients
1 package (16 ounces) frozen cheese tortellini
1 small onion, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
1-1/2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Additional grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions
Cook tortellini according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender.

Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Add the tomatoes, spinach, basil, salt and pepper. Cook and stir over medium heat until liquid is absorbed, about 3 minutes.

Stir in cream and cheese. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened.

Drain tortellini; toss with sauce. Sprinkle with additional cheese if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Tortellini with Tomato-Cream Sauce

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Cheesy Sausage Penne

Ingredients
1 pound bulk Italian sausage
1 garlic clove, minced
1 jar (26 ounces) spaghetti sauce
1 package (16 ounces) uncooked penne pasta
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
4 green onions, sliced
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
In a large skillet, cook the sausage over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream and onions.
In a greased shallow 3-qt. baking dish, layer half of the pasta and sausage mixture. Dollop with half the cream cheese mixture; sprinkle with half the cheddar cheese. Repeat layers.

Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 12 servings

Note: I usually add mushrooms to this, especially fresh ones.

Recipe found here: Cheesy Sausage Penne

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