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Skillet BBQ Beef Pot Pie

Ingredients
1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
1/3 cup thinly sliced green onions, divided
2 cups frozen mixed vegetables, thawed
1/2 cup salsa
1/2 cup barbecue sauce
3 cups cooked cornbread stuffing
1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup chopped sweet red pepper

Directions
In a large skillet, cook beef and 1/4 cup green onions over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until beef is no longer pink, breaking into crumbles; drain. Stir in mixed vegetables, salsa and barbecue sauce; cook, covered, over medium-low heat 4-5 minutes or until heated through.

Layer stuffing over beef; sprinkle with cheese, red pepper and remaining green onion. Cook, covered, 3-5 minutes longer or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Skillet BBQ Beef Pot Pie

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Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad
Ingredients
1 package (12 ounces) tricolor spiral pasta
4 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 pint grape tomatoes
1 can (6 ounces) pitted ripe olives, drained
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups Italian salad dressing with roasted red pepper and Parmesan

Directions
In a Dutch oven, cook pasta according to package directions, adding the broccoli during the last 2 minutes of cooking. Drain and rinse in cold water.

Transfer to a large bowl. Add the tomatoes, olives, salt and pepper. Drizzle with salad dressing; toss to coat. Chill until serving. Yield: 14 servings (3/4 cup each)

Recipe found here: Colorful Spiral Pasta Salad

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Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

Ingredients
2 medium sweet red peppers, cut into thin slices
1 teaspoon canola oil
1 cup fresh snow peas
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter
4-1/2 teaspoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
Hot cooked fettuccine

Directions
In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry red peppers in hot canola oil for 1 minute. Add the snow peas, green onions and garlic; stir-fry 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are crisp-tender. remove and keep warm.

In the same skillet, combine the broth, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, ginger and pepper flakes. Cook and stir until peanut butter is melted and mixture comes to a boil. Stir in shrimp. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until shrimp turn pink. Return red pepper mixture to skillet; heat through. Serve over fettuccine. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Thai Shrimp Stir-Fry

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Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

Ingredients
3/4 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
1 medium onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, minced
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
1-3/4 cups water
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini
1 package (6 ounces) fresh baby spinach, coarsely chopped
2-1/4 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Dash crushed red pepper flakes
Shredded Parmesan cheese, optional

Directions
Crumble sausage into a Dutch oven; add onion. Cook and stir over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the broth, water and tomatoes. Bring to a boil.

Add tortellini; return to a boil. Cook for 5-8 minutes or until almost tender, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat; add the spinach, basil, pepper and pepper flakes. Cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted and tortellini are tender. Serve with cheese if desired.

Freeze option: Place individual portions of cooled soup in freezer containers and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little broth if necessary. Yield: 6 servings (2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Rustic Italian Tortellini Soup

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Chicken and Broccoli Shells

Ingredients
1 jar (16 ounces) Alfredo sauce
2 cups frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
2 cups diced cooked chicken
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
21 jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained

Directions
In a large bowl, combine the Alfredo sauce, broccoli, chicken and cheeses. Spoon into pasta shells. Place in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish.

Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through.

Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked casserole. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casserole as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Yield: 7 servings.

Recipe found here: Chicken and Broccoli Shells

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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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