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basil-tomato-soup-with-orzo

Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo

Ingredients
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup butter, cubed
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cans (28 ounces each) crushed tomatoes
1 carton (32 ounces) chicken broth
1 cup loosely packed basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1-1/4 cups uncooked orzo pasta
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese

Directions
In a Dutch oven, saute onion in butter for 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1-2 minutes longer or until onion is tender. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, basil, sugar and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook the orzo according to package directions; drain. Add orzo and cream to soup; heat through (do not boil). Sprinkle servings with cheese. Yield: 16 servings (4-1/2 quarts).

Recipe found here: Basil Tomato Soup with Orzo

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chicken-marsala-with-gorgonzola

Chicken Marsala with Gorgonzola

Ingredients
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1/4 teaspoon plus 1/8 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup marsala wine
2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese, divided
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions
Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. In a large skillet, cook chicken in 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 165°. Remove and keep warm.

In same skillet, saute mushrooms in remaining oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute.

Add wine, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced by a third. Stir in cream and remaining salt. Return to a boil; cook until slightly thickened.

Return chicken to pan; add 1/3 cup cheese. Cook until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining cheese; garnish with parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Chicken Marsala with Gorgonzola

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quick-fettuccini-alfredo

Quick Fettuccini Alfredo

Ingredients
8 ounces uncooked fettuccine
6 tablespoons butter, cubed
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon each pepper and ground nutmeg

Directions
Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Stir in the cream, 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, Romano cheese, egg yolks, salt, pepper and nutmeg. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until a thermometer reads 160° (do not boil).

Drain fettuccine; serve with Alfredo sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Quick Fettuccini Alfredo

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ravioli-skillet

Ravioli Skillet

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef
3/4 cup chopped green pepper
1 ounce prosciutto or deli ham, chopped
3 cups spaghetti sauce
3/4 cup water
1 package (25 ounces) frozen cheese ravioli
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions
In a large skillet, cook the beef, green pepper and prosciutto over medium heat until beef is no longer pink; drain.

Stir in spaghetti sauce and water; bring to a boil. Add ravioli. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 7-9 minutes or until ravioli is tender, stirring once. Sprinkle with cheese. Simmer, uncovered, 1-2 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 4 servings.

Recipe found here: Ravioli Skillet

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Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients
1 jar (15 oz.) CLASSICO Creamy Alfredo Pasta Sauce
1 cup POLLY-O Original Ricotta Cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
9 lasagna noodles, cooked
1 butternut squash (2 lb.), peeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 pkg. (5 oz.) baby spinach leaves
1 pkg. (8 oz.) KRAFT Shredded Italian* Five Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA

Directions
Heat oven to 350°F.

Mix pasta sauce, ricotta and garlic until blended.

Spread 2/3 cup pasta sauce mixture onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with layers of 3 noodles, half each of the squash and spinach, and 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining noodles, pasta sauce mixture and cheese; cover.

Bake 50 min. to 1 hour or until squash is tender, uncovering for the last 10 min.

Recipe found here: Butternut Squash and Spinach Lasagna

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spaghetti-carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara

Ingredients
4 ounces uncooked spaghetti
2 bacon strips, diced
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Dash salt and pepper

Directions
Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; discard drippings.

In the same skillet, melt butter; stir in the cream, Parmesan cheese, pepper flakes, salt, pepper and bacon. Drain spaghetti; add to cream mixture and toss. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 2 servings.

Recipe found here: Spaghetti Carbonara

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christmas-tortellini-spinach-soup

Christmas Tortellini & Spinach Soup

Ingredients
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) vegetable broth
1 package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese tortellini or tortellini of your choice
1 can (15 ounces) white kidney or cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3 cups fresh baby spinach
3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
1/4 cup shredded Asiago cheese

Directions
In a large saucepan, bring broth to a boil. Add tortellini; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in the beans, tomatoes, salt and pepper; return to a simmer. Cook 4-5 minutes longer or until tortellini are tender.

Stir in spinach and basil; cook until spinach is wilted. Top servings with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: Christmas Tortellini & Spinach Soup

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