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Posts tagged “Pasta

Spinach Mushroom Ravioli w/Mushroom Cream Sauce

Spinach Mushroom Ravioli with Dreamy Mushroom Cream Sauce ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #homemade #wonton #ravioli #recipe

Ricotta cheese, mushrooms, spinach, asiago cheese, pesto and herbs make a soft creamy filling for these delicate little pillows of pasta, which I topped with a super-dreamy cream sauce with cream cheese and Asiago, garlic and sauteed mushrooms. It’s a dish made in heaven for mushroom lovers. I think my best recipe creations come from […]


Meaty Lasagna Bolognese

Meaty Lasagna Bolognese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #lasagna #recipe

A comforting meaty 4-layer lasagna with layers of herb-garlic ricotta cheese, beefy Bolognese sauce, Italian sausage, wide lasagna noodles and Italian cheeses. I’m trying another fresh attempt to get my kids to eat more home-cooked food (I have SUPER picky eaters!), so that means I need to make things that appeal to them. They both love lasagna, but […]


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 […]


Creamy Cucumber Avocado Pasta Sauce

Creamy Cucumber Avocado Pasta Sauce ~ super simple sauce that tastes like summer! from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

Adapted from The Simple Veganista A fresh, quick, no-cook lemony sauce for pasta that tastes like summer. So welcome in the midst of the cold, gray winter when my spirits and the outdoor temperatures are low and I start to wonder what summer looks like. I swear, every year, I trudge on through life, but […]


Tomato White Cheddar Gnocchi Soup

Tomato White Cheddar Gnocchi Soup ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #soup #recipe

I made this soup because it’s wicked cold outside and I’m sick and I thought some tomato soup would feel good on my throat. I’ve never made tomato soup mid-winter before. It always seems to me to be a harvest kind of soup … you make it when the tomatoes are coming out your ears […]


Farfalle Romesco with Sausage & Arugula

Farfalle Romesco with Sausage & Arugula ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pasta #recipe

When I discovered that marvelous Smoky Spanish Romesco Sauce, the first dish I thought of making with it was pasta, and even though I hear it is typically used with seafood in Spain, I wanted sausage with it. And wilty spinach and arugula, some sweet pepper slices and sauteed onions. And so that is exactly […]


Butternut Bacon Mac n Cheese & A Tribute

Butternut Bacon Macaroni & Cheese ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #pasta #recipe

with Rosemary, Smoked Gouda and Italian cheeses. Adapted from Cooking Light. A sophisticated, grown-up version of macaroni and cheese topped with a mixture of rosemary roasted butternut squash, sauteed onions and crispy bacon. We needed a comfort food dish for a coworker who lost her child. Earlier this month, she lost her almost 2-year-old daughter […]


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, […]


Cilantro Almond Pesto Shrimp Pasta

Cilantro Almond Pesto Shrimp Pasta with Tomato & Asiago ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #quick #pasta #recipe

with sweet cherry tomatoes, red onion and freshly grated Asiago cheese Ever since my first taste of cilantro almond pesto, I’ve been dreaming of a pasta recipe, wondering what it would taste like.  It entered my dreams in various permutations … sometimes simply the lovely pesto on the pasta, sometimes it had vegetables along with […]


Pepperoni Pizza Macaroni & Cheese

Pepperoni Pizza Macaroni & Cheese

Think pepperoni pizza turned macaroni and cheese. Comfort food x 2. And super simple so you can get it on the table quickly on a busy weeknight when you have no time to think, let alone make a fancy dinner. Of course, if you prefer sausage pizza (or vegie pizza), you can swap out the pepperoni […]


Homemade Spinach Whole Wheat Noodles

Homemade Spinach Whole Wheat Noodles

Making homemade noodles really isn’t hard. It just takes a little time. It’s even easier if you happen to be lucky enough to own a pasta machine (I do), but you don’t really need one. A good old fashioned rolling pin works quite well too. I made these noodles the other day when my daughter […]


Onion Double Garlic Prosciutto Cream Noodles

Garlic Prosciutto Cream Noodles with Roasted Tomatoes, Two Cheeses & Fresh Basil

with Roasted Tomatoes, Two Cheeses & Fresh Basil Yikes! I’m caught up a double alphabet challenge! One on facebook that is a daily A-Z health challenge … and then there’s this monthly “Eating the Alphabet” challenge that I just started last month and I really don’t want to miss out on this month since I […]


Sesame Noodles with Cucumber

Sesame Noodles with Cucumber

Brianne at Cupcakes & Kale Chips is a great source of food inspiration for me. When she posted a recipe for sesame noodles, I wanted them right away … it was a simple, quick recipe, so I went into the kitchen and made them straight away. I have veggies galore in my kitchen right now, […]


Triple Tomato Ranch Pasta Salad

Triple Tomato Ranch Pasta Salad with Meat & Feta

This was the salad I had in mind when I created the sundried tomato ranch dressing. A super simple, very tomato salad bursting that really focuses on the tomato. I forgot to put the feta cheese on BEFORE I took the pictures … ooops! But don’t forget to add the feta. The tangy salty feta […]


Asparagus Pesto Rotini with Shrimp & ‘Shrooms

Asparagus Pesto Rotini with Shrimp & Mushrooms

So of course I had to make some pasta with my new love: Asparagus White Bean Pesto! I tossed in some fresh shelf mushrooms my dad gave me, but you can use any mushrooms of your choosing. I chose Rotini because the ridges in the little swirly pasta will “catch” the pesto nicely, so it won’t […]


Shrimp, Chicken & Asparagus Cellentani Pasta

Shrimp & Chicken Asparagus Mushroom Pasta with Lowfat Garlic Cream Sauce

in a Lowfat Garlic Parmesan Cream Sauce This is how I lighten up Fettucini Alfredo … except without the fettucini … because I just adore the swirly, curly shape of this cellentani. This pasta dish is a delicious & elegant meal, a great way to use leftover chicken, and if you take a few minutes to […]


Asparagus Cellantani Carbonara

Asparagus Cellantani Carbonara

I know carbonara is supposed to be made with spaghetti, but I was just dying to use my cellentani … I have to admit … I bought this pasta because I thought they were beautiful. I mean look at those wild swirls! And I loved the name. Cellantani. Isn’t that a romantic name? It makes me […]


Delicious Thai Peanut Noodles in Minutes

Thai Peanut Noodles with Shrimp, Carrots & Broccoli

Yes, you DO have time to cook! This is faster than fast food and WAY healthier. You can have it on the table in under 15 minutes. The “magic” in this recipe is the Super Simple Thai Peanut Sauce. If you make some of this up and keep it in your fridge, you can have delicious […]


White Wine Mushroom Cream Sauce on Angel Hair

White Wine Mushroom Cream Sauce over Angel Hair Pasta with Parmesan and Fresh Basil

with fresh parmesan and basil leaves (and shhhh! … it’s kind of even  … almost … healthy) There is a bit of a funny story surrounding this dish … we like to joke around a lot in my office. Normally this doesn’t extend to our clients, but today something came across the email trail and our […]


Baked Pumpkin Mac & Cheese with Spinach & Tomato

Baked Pumpkin Macaroni & Cheese with Spinach and Tomato

Holy macaroni is this good! I don’t know what it is about putting a little pumpkin puree in the cheese sauce, but it adds a level of earthy richness to the creamy macaroni and cheese that is just sublime. It’s the ultimate comfort food. I am totally in love with this dish. We are talkin’ […]

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