BLT Pasta Salad

2-1/2 cups uncooked bow tie pasta 6 cups torn romaine lettuce 1 medium tomato, diced 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled ½ cup ranch dressing 1 Tablespoon barbecue sauce ¼ teaspoon pepper Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain. Then rinse pasta under cold water. In a large bowl, combine the romaine lettuce, tomato, bacon…

Jerk Alfredo Sauce

2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream 2 cups Parmesan, grated salt & pepper, to taste 1/2 cup lemon juice 2 tsp lemon zest 12 tbsp unsalted butter 6 tbsp jerk seasoning Stir the cream and lemon juice in a large skillet to blend. Over medium heat, add the butter and stir until heated throughout. Add…

One Pot Caprese Pasta

adapted from recipe by diethood.com 4-1/2 cups water 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound farfalle [bowtie] pasta 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup basil leaves, packed 3 garlic cloves, minced salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste 1 1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella [if desired] balls of fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves for…

Greek Tortellini Salad

adapted from recipe by twopeasintheirpod.com 1 (20 ounce) package refrigerated cheese tortellini 1 package grape tomatoes, cut in half 1 cup green olives, pitted and chopped [or whatever kind of olives you prefer] 1 red onion, chopped 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese for the dressing: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar…

Pasta + Basil Butter Sauce

adapted from recipe by twopeasandtheirpod.com 22 ounces frozen cheese ravioli / or tortellini / or penne pasta 2 Half Sticks (1/2 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter with Olive Oil & Sea Salt 1 tablespoon minced shallot 2 tablespoons chopped basil Salt and black pepper, to taste 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese, for garnish Extra basil…

Homemade Marinara Sauce

1/2 cup of olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 teaspoon dried oregano 2 – 28 ounce cans of organic crushed tomatoes salt and pepper to taste 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar In a heavy saucepan heat the olive oil…

Spinach Lasagna Roll Ups

adapted from recipe by budgetbytes.com 1 lb. lasagna noodles 15 oz. ricotta 1 cup shredded mozzarella ¼ cup grated parmesan 1 egg 10 oz. frozen spinach 2½ cups homemade marinara sauce to taste salt and pepper as needed non-stick spray Get a large pot of water boiling with a dash of salt. When it comes…

Creamy Tortellini Soup

1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 bay leaves dash of crushed red pepper flakes 2 (28 oz) cans diced tomatoes 1 (32 oz) container vegetable broth 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt Fresh cheese tortellini In…