Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sausage and Tomato Rigatoni

It's one of our favorites. My kids love it.

HERE is that recipe.

I use an entire box or Rigatoni.

My version:

1 Box rigatoni pasta
1 lb. Italian sausage, cut into chunks
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/4 cup tomato paste
1/4 cup KRAFT Sun-Dried Tomato Dressing
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, brown sausage in large nonstick skillet; drain. Stir in onions and tomato paste; cover. Cook 10 min. or until onions are tender and sausage is cooked through, stirring occasionally. Stir in dressing.

TOSS sausage mixture with pasta. Sprinkle with parsley and cheese.

**Tip--cut the sausage while it's a little bit frozen. It makes it much much easier.



It came out of the Kraft food and family magazine that I get quarterly. I've found a few recipes from there.

It's a super easy recipe. Find it HERE.
I added a little more dressing and used a pound of spaghetti instead of a 1/2 pound.

My Version:

1lb. capellini or spaghetti, uncooked
2/3 cup KRAFT Tuscan House Italian Dressing and Marinade
1/2 onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups halved grape or cherry tomatoes
1 cup KRAFT Shredded Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese
1/3 cup fresh basil, finely sliced

COOK pasta as directed on package.

MEANWHILE, heat dressing in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic; cook and stir 2 min. Add tomatoes; cook 5 min. or until heated through, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN pasta. Add to tomato mixture; mix lightly. Sprinkle with cheese and basil.

Spinach Alfredo Pasta

This is one of my kids favorite meals. Honestly.

Spinach Alfredo Pasta

1 Bag Bowtie Pasta
1 Jar Alfredo Sauce
1 Clove of Garlic (optional)
1/2 Bag of Chopped Spinach

Sautee Spinach and chopped or minced Garlic, until heated through

Add 3/4 jar of Alfredo Sauce (or more if you like) into Spinach

Pour over Cooked Pasta and Serve.

Hawaiian Haystacks

This is a Mormon dish. No one else eats this. It's not Hawaiian for sure. But it's still tasty.

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts *(you can use canned chicken)
2 Cans Cream of Chicken Soup

Diced Green Onions
Diced Tomatoes
Pineapple Tidbits
Chow Mein Noodles.

Grill or Pan fry Chicken Breasts. Slice into bite size strips.

Pour Cream of Chicken Soup into pan, Heat through add Milk to thin.

Serve over rice and add toppings