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Homemade Antipasto Salad

Homemade Antipasto Salad

Ingredients
2 packages (1 pound each) spiral pasta
4 cups chopped green peppers
4 cups chopped seeded tomatoes
3 cups chopped onions
2 cans (15 ounces each) garbanzo beans or chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1 pound thinly sliced Genoa salami, julienned
1 pound sliced pepperoni, julienned
1/2 pound provolone cheese, cubed
1 cup pitted ripe olives, halved

DRESSING:
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1-1/2 cups olive oil

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; rinse with cold water. In several large bowls, combine pasta, green peppers, tomatoes, onions, beans, salami, pepperoni, cheese and olives.

Place vinegar, sugar, oregano, salt and pepper in a blender. While processing, gradually add oil in a steady stream. Pour over pasta salad; toss to coat. Refrigerate, covered, 4 hours or overnight. Yield: 50 (3/4-cup) servings.

Recipe found here: Homemade Antipasto Salad

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Veal or Chicken Ragu with Mushrooms and Marsala

Veal or Chicken Ragu with Mushrooms and Marsala

Ingredients
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3/4 pound cremini mushrooms, chopped
1 pound ground veal or chicken
Salt and pepper
A little freshly grated nutmeg, about 1/8 teaspoon
3 large shallots, finely chopped
1 rib celery, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
A handful sage leaves, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons stemmed thyme
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1/2 cup Marsala
2 cups veal or chicken stock
1 cup milk
1 pound pappardelle, tagliatelle or linguine
Grated Grana Padano or Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, for tossing and topping
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
EVOO – Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for drizzling

Directions

Bring a pot of water to a boil for the pasta.

In large skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil, 2 turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Melt butter into oil, add the mushrooms and brown well. To the browned mushrooms, add veal or chicken and crumble and brown; season with salt, pepper and a little nutmeg. Add shallots, celery, garlic, sage and thyme. Stir 3-4 minutes to soften, add tomato paste and stir a minute more. Add Marsala, stock and milk to the sauce, bring to a bubble, reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes over low heat.

Cook pasta to al dente in salted water. Add a cup of salted cooking water to the sauce, drain pasta then toss with the sauce to combine, adding in a few handfuls of cheese and parsley. Drizzle with EVOO to finish. Serve the pasta in shallow bowls and pass extra cheese at table.

Recipe found here: Veal or Chicken Ragu with Mushrooms and Marsala

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BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Ingredients
2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
6 cups torn romaine
1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1 medium tomato, diced
4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
1/3 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/4 cup water
1 tablespoon barbecue sauce
1-1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. In a large bowl, combine romaine, chicken, tomato, bacon and pasta.

In a small bowl, whisk mayonnaise, water, barbecue sauce, vinegar and pepper. Pour over salad; toss to coat. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Recipe found here: BLT Bow Tie Pasta Salad

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Greek Chicken Pasta

Greek Chicken Pasta

Ingredients
2 cups uncooked penne pasta
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 large onion, chopped
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
1 jar (7-1/2 ounces) marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes
1/3 cup sliced pitted Greek olives
2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions.

Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender. Stir in flour until blended; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in the chicken, artichoke hearts, cheese, tomatoes and olives.

Drain pasta; stir into the pan. Broil 3-4 in. from the heat for 5-7 minutes or until bubbly and golden brown. Sprinkle with parsley. Yield: 5 servings.

Recipe found here: Greek Chicken Pasta

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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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