Recipes and Posts Tagged Pasta & Rice

Easy Creamy Pasta Salad

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While shopping at a supermarket, I passed a display of boxed pasta salad by a major U.S. food manufacturer. It was called Creamy Italian even though I had never seen anything like served in Italy. The boxed pasta salad was not even complete. You had to add mayonnaise. Although boxed ...

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Creamy Pasta And Mushrooms


Many fad diet plans eliminate white pasta for overweight and obese Americans. The rational is refined white pasta can cause blood glucose (sugar) spikes. That’s true if you eat a plate of pasta without sauce or any other foods. This simple Creamy Pasta And Mushroom recipe provides 5 grams of ...

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Potato Gnocchi

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Italians have made and enjoyed gnocchi since ancient Roman times. The major difference is Roman gnocchi were made using wheat semolina since potatoes were not introduced to Europe until the 16th century. Today, most prepared (dried or frozen) and restaurant gnocchi are made using potatoes as the main ingredient. Spinach, ...

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Pasta With Mushroom Pesto Sauce

Pasta With Chicken Mushroom Pesto Sauce


Pasta With Mushroom Pesto Sauce flavors pasta with basil pesto instead of tomato sauce. Although pesto is higher in calories due to the cheese and oil, a little goes a long way. For some people, pesto made using only basil has too strong a flavor. You can make a bright ...

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One Pan Pasta Margherita With Spicy Italian Sausage

One-Pan Pasta Margherita With Spicy Italian Sausage


In the U.S., consumers have a choice between boxed meals providing dried pasta and a package of dried seasoning added to 1 pound of ground beef  or precooked frozen meals that go from freezer to stove to table. Both are convenient, but usually have preservatives and other ingredients you may not ...

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Pasta With Vegetables

20 Minute Pasta With Zucchini

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Overweight Americans are told to reduce or eliminate refined carbohydrates (white flour, rice, and sugar) from their diet. This includes most dry pastas even though billions of people eat pasta made from refined white flour and white rice daily and are not overweight or obese. Pasta eaten alone and raw ...

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One-Pan Noodles With Bacon and Peas

One-Pan Pasta With Bacon


One-Pan Pasta with Bacon is another in a series of one-pan meals that takes about the same time to prepare and cook as popular boxed pasta meals, but without the preservatives, MSG, and artificial colors and flavors. This simple pasta entree or side dish has 220 calories and 2 grams of saturated fat ...

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One Pan Hamburger Stroganoff

One Pan Ground Meat Stroganoff

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One Pan Ground Meat Stroganoff is a healthier alternative to boxed noodle and sauces mixes  containing preservatives and artificial colors and flavors that are added to ground beef. Yes, boxed meals are convenient. You simply add ground beef, water, and milk. But, with a few simple substitutions, you can reduce prep ...

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Pasta with Shrimp

20 Minute Pasta With Shrimp


In about the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta, you can make 20 Minute Pasta With Shrimp. This simple, 2-pot recipe is high in protein, and low in saturated fat and sodium. The flavor comes from herbs and spices not from added salt. Red pepper flakes provides some ...

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