Category Archives: pasta

Pasta E Fagioli Casserole

I used to make this a lot, but haven’t made it for quite a while now (perhaps years). I’m cleaning out my recipe boxes and clippings (it would be embarrassing to tell you that when organized properly they probably fill five very fat three ring binders, so I won’t tell you that), and found it […]

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Leftovers: Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini–Basically, you cook up a batch of spaghetti (or linguini) noodles. Meanwhile reheat your turkey gravy, thinning it out a bit with some milk, and add some Parmesan cheese.Dice leftover turkey and stir it into the gravy/sauce. When the noodles are done, drain them and stir the sauce into the spaghetti. You want measurements? […]

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Spaghetti and Zucchini Fritters

Picture by the FYB From Real Simple Family, 2011 Cook 1/2 a pound of spaghetti and drain (for low carb variation, substitute cooked spaghetti squash, although it might not get as delightfully crispy about the edges) While spaghetti is cooking, saute a chopped onion and grated zucchini in olive or coconut oil in a large […]

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Chicken and Pasta Casserole

4 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half horizontally (split them so they are thinner)salt, pepper, and garlic powder to taste12 ounces pasta, preferably whole grain2 cups chicken broth1/2 cup of olive oil (your going to use 1/4 cup at a time)medium chopped onion3/4 pound sliced mushrooms1 tablespoon chopped garlic2-3 cups shredded cojack cheese […]

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Poor Man’s Lasagna

In a large skillet, cook:2 T. butter1/2 cup each chopped mushroom, onion, celery1 clove garlic, mincedStir in: 1/2 t. marjoram4 1/2 cups of water3/4 cup tomato paste4 cups of macaroni2 t. salt1 t. sugar Simmer just until macaroni is al dente Pour macaroni mixture in a greased 2 quart casserole dish. Top with 1 cup […]

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Noodle Fritters

I like recipes that are easy, very adaptable to what’s in my hand, and frugal, and this recipe qualifies.  It’s incredibly frugal, amazingly adaptable, and also super easy. We can change the ingredients daily and have the same thing in a different flavor several days in a row.  Here is the original recipe  Here’s what […]

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Tortellini Soup

A winter favorite. This serves 9 Saute one or more cloves of garlic and 1/2 cup of diced onion in olive oil- use a large saucepan. Add:8 cups of water2-3 tablespoons chicken broth powder (or just use chicken broth if you have it, instead of water)10 ounces frozen chopped spinachApproximately one pound of canned tomatoes2 […]

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Tuna Helper

Tuna HelperYou can make tuna helper with a white sauce recipe. Mix up white sauce with about 4 cups of cooked noodles, a can or two of drained tuna, a little bit of grated cheese and cooked onion. Add sour cream to it to make it richer if you like, or make more white sauce. […]

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Papa’s Italian Soup

It’s cold, gray, and drizzly here today. We’re putting on extra sweaters, pulling out the fleece lap robes, turning the portable gas stove up a notch, and snuggling closer. It’s a perfect day for Papa’s Italian Soup. Start water to boil for curly pasta noodles. You will cook about a pound of the pasta noodles […]

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Crockpot Macaroni and Cheese

Crockpot Mac’n cheese Grease inside of crock pot.Beat:4 cups of milk2 eggs Stir in:1/2 pound pasta (macaroni, shells, spirals)4 cups cheese of your choice, grated1/2 t. salt1/2 t. pepper1 t. dry mustard Mix well. Pour into crockpot and cook on low for 5 hours. Variation- sprinkled with red pepper.  Use swiss cheese or a combination […]

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