Spinach macaroni bites

~Shopping List~

  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp almond flour
  • 1/4 cup half and half
  • 1/4 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 1 cup whole-what macaroni noodles, cooked
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • Salt and pepper

Bacon spaghetti with garlic croutons

~Shopping List~

  • 3/4 cup whole-wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 1 strip bacon
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup spinach, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 5 garlic croutons
  • Salt and pepper

Spinach pasta with shrimp

~Shopping List~

  • 3/4 cup spinach pasta, cooked
  • 4 medium shrimp
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • Dash red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper

Penne marinara

~Shopping List~

  • 2 oz whole-wheat penne pasta (hint: a 1 lbs box has 8 2oz servings)
  • 1 Italian sausage
  • 2 Tbsp marinara sauce
  • 1/2 garlic clove, minced
  • Olive oil
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • Salt and pepper
  • Parmesan or feta cheese (optional)

Rocking ravioli

~Shopping List~

  • 5 whole-wheat cheese ravioli
  • 1 Tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/2 cup broccoli
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Lasagna cups

~Shopping List~

  • 6 wonton wrappers
  • Parmesan cheese, grated (for topping, add to taste)
  • Mozzarella, shredded (for topping, add to taste)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta
  • 1/4 cup ground beef, cooked
  • 1/4 cup marinara sauce
  • Salt & Pepper

Zucchini linguini

~Shopping List~

  • 2 oz linguine
  • 10 slices zucchini
  • 1/4 cup goat cheese
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  • Salt & Pepper
peppers and onions

Summer pasta in white wine sauce

~ Shopping List ~ 1 pound dried fettuccine pasta 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 medium onion, sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 green bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced 1 red bell pepper, ribs and seeds removed, diced 1/2 cup dry white wine (such as Pinot Grigio) 1/4 cup reserved pasta water kosher salt shredded Parmesan ~ What to do ~ Cook pasta according to package directions. Strain, but reserve 1/4 cup of pasta water. While your pasta is cooking, in a skillet large enough to fit the cooked pasta, heat olive oil over medium heat.  Add onion, garlic, crushed red pepper (if using) and oregano. Cook…

Broccoli & Pepper Strata

~ Shopping List ~ 9 Lasagna noodles 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1.5 cups defatted chicken stock 15 oz part-skim or nonfat ricotta cheese 1 egg 1 jar (15 ounces) roasted red peppers, well drained 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 pound mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon dried parsley (2 tablespoons fresh) 1 clove garlic, minced 2 teaspoons herbs de province 10 ounces cooked spinach (fresh or frozen) 1 cups steamed chopped broccoli 203 tablespoons grate Parmesan cheese Tomato sauce of your choice (*optional) ~ What to do ~ Preheat oven to 350. In a large pot of boiling water, cook the lasagna noodles until tender (about 12 minutes).  Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together…

Fettuccine with Shrimp and Zucchini

~ Shopping List ~ 1 lb Fettuccine, dry 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 2 tablespoons chopped parsley 1 medium zucchini 1 lb large shrimp 1 cup dry white wine (not cooking wine) 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 teaspoon black pepper 4 tablespoons butter 6 lemon wedges dash chopped parsley ~ What to do ~ Cut zucchini into 2″ x 1/4″ sticks.  Peel and devein shrimp.  Cook fettuccine according to package directions.  While pasta is cooking, heat oil in large sauté pan over medium heat.  Add chopped garlic and parsley.  Cook for 1 minute.  Add zucchini.  Cook an additional minute.  Add shrimp, wine, salt pepper and butter.  Stir well and cook shrimp for 5 minutes or until…