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Posts tagged “Parmesan

Mushroom Zucchini Carbonara

Mushroom Zucchin Carbonara ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #lowcarb #bacon #zoodle #recipe

A creamy egg-based sauce with bacon, parmesan, mushrooms and zucchini noodles, a dish that’s both decadent and healthy all in one. A few years ago, I would have snubbed my nose at the thought of this recipe. Times have changed. Last year, in an effort to lose weight, I decided to try cutting carbs from my diet … […]


Lemon Avocado Sweet Pea Crostini

Lemon Avocado Sweet Pea Crostini ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #avocado #toast #recipe

Adapted from Bacon Fatte Delightful little avocado toasts, with lemon, garlic, sweet peas and cilantro to liven up the party. The peas give the bright green spread a little sweetness plus they add fiber and nutrients. Perfect for breakfast or for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with a nice Irish beer, these little green crostini […]


Mushroom Ricotta Meatballs

Mushroom Ricotta Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #meatballs #recipe

Adapted from Cinnamon, Spice and Everything Nice Real meatballs enhanced with creamy ricotta cheese, sharp parmesan, earthy mushrooms, a bit of spinach and some Italian seasonings, bathed in a nice marinara. Serve over zoodles or spaghetti for a comforting, homemade meal. After I made those vegetarian mushroom “meatballs”, that got me thinking about meatballs … […]


Chicken Mushroom Pizza w/Spinach Crust

Chicken Mushroom Pizza with Spinach Crust ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #pizza #recipe #quick

Adapted only just slightly from Hungry Girl Super easy, low-calorie, no-guilt pizza for one! The bright green crust reminds me of St Patrick’s Day … and while it’s not like a yeast-y bread crust, it feels enough like pizza to be satisfying. It’s been a long time since I posted a pizza recipe … when […]


Zoodles with Parmesan Mushroom Meatballs

Zoodles with Vegetarian Parmesan Mushroom Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #meatless #meatballs #recipe

Adapted slightly from Cooktoria A healthy, delicious meatless dish made from mushrooms, zucchini (ok, I used yellow squash), and a bit of cheese and breadcrumbs that is surprisingly convincing at masquerading as the “real” thing. Meatballs made of mushrooms? Yes, I went there. Yes, if you pay close attention, you will be able to tell there really […]


Garden Harvest Moussaka

Garden Harvest Moussaka {Greek Lasagna} ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #layered #Greek #hotdish #recipe

A hearty, meaty, comforting layered casserole with enticing spices, Moussaka is the Greek version of lasagna. I lighten mine up and make it a little easier to make as well by using yogurt whisked with some eggs to make the bechamel sauce for the top. Moussaka tastes like home to me … it’s a dish […]


Sriracha Parmesan Heirloom Tomato Soup

Sriracha Parmesan Heirloom Tomato Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

It’s been beautifully sunny this month, but today it’s raining outside and chilly … total soup weather.  I am wishing I had saved some of this vibrant tomato soup I made when I had a huge box of tomatoes from my mom’s garden. The heirloom tomatoes were sooo ripe, I needed to find a good use […]


Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Herb Meatballs

Cheese Stuffed Zucchini Herb Meatballs ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #meatball #recipe

I decided to have a big hurrah to say goodbye to summer … I took Thursday afternoon and Friday off so I could go up to visit my parents before the weekend started, since I had other plans for the rest of the weekend. While I was there, my cousin texted and asked if he […]


Pesto Eggplant Parmesan Grilled Cheese

Pesto Eggplant Parmesan Grilled Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #vegetarian #eggplant #sandwich #recipe

Eggplant Parmesan is a divine dish even for eggplant haters, but it is typically loaded with fat from frying the eggplant and then putting sauce and loads of cheese on top. It takes a bit of work, too, to do all that. This sandwich is superb simplicity. It’s eggplant parmesan without all the work. Even […]


{Copycat} Schlotzky’s Original Sandwich

Copycat Schlotzky's Original Sandwich Recipe ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #sandwich #recipe

Adapted from Food.com and Texas Cookin’ A looong, long time ago, I made a Shlotzky’s Original Sandwich recipe (making the bread dough in my bread machine) and the result was soooo good, you almost couldn’t tell it was made at home. That was way before I was a food blogger, back before I had kids, […]


Zucchini Ravioli

Zucchini Ravioli ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #ricotta #cheese #gf #recipe

Slightly adapted from The Healthy Maven I’ve discovered the simplest, most elegant way to make zucchini noodles. I admit, I do have one of those spiralizer things for making zoodles and I’ve used it a few times and loved the results. I jealously watched other foodies post their gorgeous zoodle photos for years and finally […]


Pesto Trapanese with Gnocchi

Pesto Trapanese with Gnocchi ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fresh #tomato #pesto #sauce #recipe

An amazing fresh tomato pesto sauce you can enjoy with any pasta or gnocchi … recipe just slightly adapted from Linda’s Italian Cuisine I’m not quite done with the tomato recipes yet … I hope you still have a few fresh garden tomatoes left yet to make this one because it is SO good and it’s incredibly simple […]


Copycat Ragu Pasta Sauce

Copycat Ragu Pasta Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #ragu #copycat #pasta #sauce

Adapted from The Fiery Redhead To be honest with you, I’ve been a lover of Ragu pasta sauce ever since the early days of the World Wide Web. I was tasked to create a web site for the organization I worked for and went to a conference to learn more … and everyone at the […]


Grilled Eggplant Parmesan

Grilled Eggplant Parmesan ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #healthy #eggplant #parmesan #recipe

The first time I tasted Eggplant Parmesan, it was a game-changer for me. It was many years ago … a friend had invited us over for dinner and we didn’t really know when she invited us that she was vegetarian and we never suspected she would serve eggplant. (We were definitely in the “eggplant hater” […]


Pesto Parmesan Peppercorn Dressing {Low fat}

Pesto Parmesan Peppercorn Salad Dressing ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #healthy #salad #dressing #recipe

I’ve noticed this summer at work there have been a lot of people bringing salads for lunch, but they don’t seem very thrilled about eating them. This seems strange to me. It appears that most people think of salads as something you SHOULD eat, not something they LIKE to eat. My mother told me that […]


Mixed Herb Pesto

Mixed Herb Pesto ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #herb #pesto #recipe

The harvest has not even begun and still, I’m readying myself for the end of summer. I’ve seen the “back to school” signs in the store that always signify the end is near … why do they do that to us? It’s still July, can’t we just enjoy the warmth and colors of our beautiful […]


Baked Parmesan Tarragon Zucchini Fries

Baked Parmesan Tarragon Zucchini Fries ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #zucchini #recipe

Adapted from Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish Crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside, these baked zucchini fries make a great snack, appetizer, or side dish. It is that time of year … when the garden harvest starts coming in, the nights start to take on a bit of a chill and school supplies assault us […]


Parmesan Tarragon Chive Crusted Fish

Parmesan Tarragon Chive Crusted Fish ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #Fish #Recipe

My dad taught me a new trick to making crispy breaded baked fish. Usually what you do for breaded baked fish is to dip the fish in egg and then dredge in the crumb coating, but Dad said you can skip all that messy stuff and get a really nice crumb coating on your fish […]


Greek Pastitio (Meaty Macaroni w Creamy Bechamel)

Greek Pastitio ~ Macaroni wrapped in a Meaty Spiced Tomato Sauce with Creamy Parmesan Bechamel on top ~ from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Macaroni  nestled in a meaty Greek-spiced tomato sauce with a creamy Parmesan Bechamel sauce on top. Also spelled Pasticcio. I hear that Pastitio is the Greek spelling, while Pasticcio is the Italian spelling. I’m not Greek or Italian, so I’m not quite sure what the “correct” spelling is and I’m sure I don’t make it […]


Quick & Crunchy Parmesan Crusted Potatoes

Parmesan Crusted Potatoes ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #potato #recipe

This recipe comes from my dear friend Ann at The Fountain Avenue Kitchen My friend Ann posted these amazing Parmesan Crusted Potatoes just before St Patrick’s Day and I have been dying to try them ever since. When I heard that the plan for lunch with the big family yesterday (day before Easter) was to […]


Impossibly Creamy Baked Sausage Mac n Cheese

Impossibly Creamy Cauliflower Sausage Mac &- Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #macaroni & #cheese #recipe

Adapted slightly from Momtastic who adapted her recipe from Mark Bittman. The creamy cheese sauce on this macaroni & cheese is made with a very surprising ingredient. I was really intrigued the first time I saw it because I just couldn’t quite fathom how it could possibly be creamy. So you know what that means, right? Yep, […]


Cauliflower Potato Parmesan Soup

Cauliflower Potato Parmesan Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #potato #cauliflower #parmesan #soup #recipe

A delicate soup, comforting and creamy in texture. The cauliflower and potato thicken the soup and give it a soft taste and texture, then the sharp parmesan cheese steps in to round out the flavor. I had a lot of cauliflower left after I made a veggie tray at work last week, and I wanted […]


Light & Luscious Savory Pumpkin Cheese Sauce

Light & Luscious Savory Pumpkin Cheese Sauce

Here’s a cooking magic trick you can use to create a wonderful thick, rich cheese sauce that tastes amazing but is still very healthy and nutritious. There are three basic concepts to this light & luscious cheese sauce: Use flour, a bit of butter and low fat milk to make a basic low fat white […]


Eggplant Parmesan Layer Dip

Eggplant Parmesan Dip

I had a big beautiful purple eggplant that was starting to fade, so I had to find a good use for it fast. I decided to make it into a dip … at first I was going to make some more baba ghanoush, but then I thought perhaps I could make something different with it […]

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