Four Cheese Pasta Florentine

Ingredients: 400 g penne225 g chestnut mushrooms, thickly sliced1 teaspoon olive oil350 g four- cheese sauce250 g baby spinach leaves25 g walnuts, broken50 g blue cheese, crumbled Directions: cook pasta until al dente (still has some bite in it). Fry the mushrooms in the oil for 5 minutes.Add the cheese sauce and the spinach...

Spinach and Garlic Penne Pasta With Bacon

Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) packages uncooked penne pasta1 lb fresh spinach, washed, dried, stemmed, and shredded8 slices bacon, diced1 tablespoon minced garlic2 tablespoons butter1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions.Drain and return to pan to keep warm.In a large frying pan over medium-high heat,...

Rigatoni Caprese

Ingredients: 6 cups rigatoni pasta, Cooked, penne (about 3/4 pound uncooked pasta) or 6 cups ziti pasta ( about 3/4 pound uncooked pasta)4 cups plum tomatoes, chopped ( about 2 1/2 pounds)1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese ( 4 ounces)2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon capers1 teaspoon...

Penne With Vodka Sauce

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon corn oil1 garlic cloves, minced1 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce1/2 cup heavy cream or 1/2 cup evaporated milk2 tablespoons vodka1/4 teaspoon dried basil1/4 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 lb cooked medium shrimp (optional)1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese8 ounces penne rigate, cooked and drained ( 3-1/3 cups) Directions: In a large skillet, heat corn...

Broccoli – Pesto Pasta

Ingredients: 400 g penne pasta250 g broccoli, cut into florets1 garlic, cloved peeled1 large lemons1/2 teaspoon dried crushed chili flakes3 tablespoons pine nuts5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil3 tablespoons parmesan cheese Directions: Cook pasta aaccording to packet instructions.Boil broccoli for 4 minutes, drain and return to the pan.mash the broccoli and add the grated...

Salmon-Sauced Pasta

Ingredients: 2 2/3 cups penne ( 8 ounces)3 cups broccoli florets1 small bell peppers, cut into bite-size strips1/2 cup chopped onions1 tablespoon butter or 1 tablespoon margarine10 ounces jar alfredo sauce1/4 cup milk1/8 teaspoon black pepper3 ounces lox-style smoked salmon, flaked2 teaspoons snipped fresh dill (optional) or 1/2 teaspoon dried dill (optional) Directions: Cook...

Rusty Penny (Penne Rustica)

Ingredients: 1 lb penne pasta, cooked according to package directions and drained1/4 lb pancetta ( unsmoked Italian bacon)8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms1/2 red bell peppers, sliced2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp ( frozen)1 ounce pancetta1 teaspoon garlicsalt and pepper, to taste1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)1 (16...

Penne With Sausage, Peas and Mascarpone

Ingredients: 3/4 lb hot Italian sausages, casings removed3/4 lb sweet Italian sausage, casings removed1 cup onions, chopped1 1/4 cups whipping cream3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth1 lb penne2 cups frozen peas2/3 cup mascarpone cheese3/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated Directions: Saute sausages in Dutch oven over high heat until brown, breaking into small pieces with...

Bacon and Mushroom Penne With Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

Ingredients: 340 g penne pasta4 slices bacon1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced20 g sunflower seeds1 (240 g) jars sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil4 garlic clovessalt & freshly ground black pepper1 cup fresh basil leaves1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated Directions: Cook the pasta as directed on the package. Drain and reserve 1 cup of the cooking liquid.Chop...