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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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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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