Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe

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Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe

Hot temperatures mean time for lighter dishes with fresh summer ingredients.  One of my favorite go to sides  for indoor or outdoor eating is this simple, light Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe.  5 ingredients,  and less than 15 minutes prep and cook time, a little chill in the fridge and your dish is ready to go on the table. Serve beside hamburgers, ribs,  or whatever your favorite summertime main dish is.

Ingredients:

2 yellow  squash and/or zucchini

1/3 cup Italian dressing

1/4 cup parmesan cheese

10-12 cherry tomatoes

12 oz. angel hair pasta, uncooked (about 3/4 pack)

salt and pepper to taste

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Directions:

Halve cherry tomatoes, dice squash/zucchini

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Boil angel hair pasta according to package directions.

Add squash/zucchini to boiling pasta during last 2-3 minutes to soften just a bit.

Drain pasta and vegetables, run cold water over to stop cooking and reduce temp.

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Toss pasta, vegetables, Italian dressing, Parmesan cheese,  and tomatoes well to coat completely.

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Salt and pepper to taste.

Place in refrigerator for at least an hour to chill and combine flavors

Angel Hair Pasta Salad Recipe
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Recipe type: Side
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 yellow squash and/or zucchini
  • ⅓ cup Italian dressing
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • 10-12 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 oz. angel hair pasta, uncooked (about ¾ pack)
  • salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Halve cherry tomatoes, dice squash/zucchini
  2. Boil angel hair pasta according to package directions.
  3. Add squash/zucchini to boiling pasta during last 2-3 minutes to soften just a bit.
  4. Drain pasta and vegetables, run cold water over to stop cooking and reduce temp.
  5. Toss pasta, vegetables, Italian dressing, parmesan cheese, and tomatoes well to coat completely.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour to chill and combine flavor.s
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Easy Sweet Sour Chicken | Easy Sweet and Sour Chicken Recipe

Easy Sweet Sour Chicken



Easy Sweet Sour Chicken

I LOVE Chinese Food but not usually the calorie count that comes with the fried meat and heavy sauces.  I was thrilled to find a lighter version of this recipe without having to consume so many calories.  Plus this has a better shelf life then deep fried chicken!

Ingredients
1 pound of chicken (I got it from Zaycon Foods)
1 bag of frozen stir fry veggies
1 jar of Sweet and Sour sauce (I like La Choy Brand or you can make your own)
1 tablespooon olive oil
1 can Chow Mein Noodles
1 small can of pineapple (optional)

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This picture is for a double batch!

Directions 
Step 1: Cut the chicken into bite sized pieces

Step 2: Put the olive oil into a skillet and heat

Step 3: Brown the chicken in the skillet- be sure it is cooked all the way through

Easy Sweet Sour Chicken

Step 4: Once it is completely cooked add the frozen veggies- stir the veggies in with the chicken until they are completely cooked

Step 5: Add the Sweet and Sour sauce and the pineapple (optional).  How much sauce you use depends on how you like it!  Stir this just long enough that everything is coated and the sauce is hot all the way through.

Step 6:  Dish out onto plates!  Add the chow mein noodles right before you serve

This is a nice easy meal that can be prepared in about 20 minutes including prep time.  It also reheats great- I usually have leftovers for several days!

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Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes

Marshmallow peep cupcakes

These Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes are completely adorable- I am in love!  They would be wonderful for an Easter Egg hunt or a class party.

The supplies are very easy and not too expensive.

Supplies Needed:

Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes
Instructions:

Bake cupcakes in liners according to package instructions.  Cool.

Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes

Push toothpick halfway into marshmallow Peeps candies, leaving half to anchor in cupcake.

Pipe green frosting onto the cupcake using the #233 Wilton decorating tip.

Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes

Insert toothpick in the center of cupcake.  Place 2-3 candies onto the cupcake to resemble Easter eggs.

Marshmallow Peep Cupcakes

When you are finished they should look just like the ones in the picture on the top of this post.  And other moms and kids will be in awe of you!

If you like these check out this post on How To Make A Rag Wreath!

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Buffalo Chicken Open Faced Mini Pies Recipe #NaturallyFresh

Disclosure: This post is part of the blogger program by Naturally Fresh® and The Motherhood, who compensated me for my time and the development of this recipe. Opinions, experiences and photos shared here are my own, and I hope you enjoy them.

Buffalo Chicken Open Faced Mini Pies

If you are having friends over to watch the Big Game (or really for any reason at all) check out this amazing recipe.  I took these to a dinner with some girlfriends and they gobbled them right up.

Buffalo Chicken Open Faced Mini Pies

Buffalo Chicken Open Faced Mini Pies make a delicious meal or an amazing appetizer!  Super easy to make with a buttery shell and creamy texture.

I knew I wanted to try something Buffalo Chicken but with more flavor. When I was at the store I picked up some Naturally Fresh® dressing.  I got the Classic Ranch and Lite Bleu Cheese which also happened to be on sale at my local Kroger.  (They have a great app if you want to see where you can find them near you!)  I love that they keep them in the refrigerated section- there are no artificial flavors, colors or preservatives!

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Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells

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This Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells recipe requires only 6 ingredients and 15 minutes of prep time.  It makes a fabulous dinner for any night of the week or as a contribution for the next party, I guarantee that  you will definitely leave with an empty dish.   This  is easily made ahead, frozen, and baked again for a fast and convenient freezer meal. These are all ingredients I like to keep on hand for unexpected guests, served with a loaf of garlic bread, and a side salad it makes an impressive dinner to put before friends and family.

Ingredients: 

1  1/2  cups shredded chicken

2 cups frozen spinach, chopped

1-15 oz. container ricotta

1-12 oz. box of jumbo shells

1 -26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce

2 cups shredded Mozzarella, divided in half

Pepper, Garlic and Salt to taste

Directions:

Boil noodles for 8-10 minutes, until tender, drain, and rinse with cold water  to stop  cooking and to make noodles  easier to handle.

Preheat oven to 350

In a medium sized bowl combine; ricotta. half of mozzarella, spinach, chicken, pepper and garlic salt.

 Pour 1 cup of sauce into bottom of pan, and spread to cover.

Distribute filling evenly, stuffing it into each shell.

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Lay shells in pan, open side up,  top with remaining spaghetti sauce, and remaining Mozzarella cheese.

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Bake in preheated oven, covered with foil for 40 minutes, remove foil and bake and additional 10 minutes to melt cheese.

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Serves 6-8

spinach stuffed shells

 

Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Shells
Serves: 6-8
 
Ingredients
  • 1½ cups shredded chicken
  • 2 cups frozen spinach, chopped
  • 1-15 oz. container ricotta
  • 1-12 oz. box of jumbo shells
  • 1 -26 oz. jar spaghetti sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Mozzarella, divided in half
  • pepper and Garlic salt to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium sized bowl combine; ricotta. half of mozzarella, spinach, chicken, pepper and garlic salt.
  2. Pour 1 cup of sauce into bottom of pan, and spread to cover.
  3. Distribute filling evenly, stuffing it into each shell.
  4. Lay shells in pan, open side up, top with remaining spaghetti sauce, and remaining Mozzarella cheese.
  5. Bake in preheated oven, covered with foil for 40 minutes, remove foil and bake and additional 10 minutes to melt cheese.

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Roast Turkey Salad Sandwich

Roast Turkey Salad Sandwich

This Roast Turkey Salad Sandwich is a great way to use up your leftover turkey-white or dark meat can be used to create a delicious and tangy flavor. If you have never tried a turkey salad sandwich you should give it a try, similar to a chicken salad but with a flavor of its own.

Although there is nothing wrong with a little turkey and mayo or mustard on a roll I wanted to add some other bold flavors- Greek yogurt for it’s creamy tang and Dill weed to give it a burst of peppery seasoning.

 Ingredients:

2 cups shredded turkey

3/4 to 1 cup Greek Yogurt

1 Tbsp. Dill weed

1 tsp. celery seed

1/2 onion, diced

Salt and Pepper to taste

 

Directions:

Chop, shred or dice leftover turkey-whatever your preferred texture is.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.

Place in refrigerator to chill.

Serve on your favorite bread, with crackers, or eat it alone.

 

Turkey Salad Sandwich
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Recipe type: Sandwich
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shredded turkey
  • ¾ to 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp. Dill weed
  • 1 tsp. celery seed
  • ½ onion, diced
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Chop, shred or dice leftover turkey-whatever your preferred texture is.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl until well mixed.
  3. Place in refrigerator to chill.
  4. Serve on your favorite bread, with crackers, or eat it alone.

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Turkey Noodle Soup

Turkey Noodle Soup

After your big Thanksgiving meal is over you will still probably have a pile of leftovers, including turkey.  If you are looking for a leftover turkey recipe this Turkey Noodle soup is a great way to use it beyond just a simple sandwich. It makes for  a warm and filling lunch or dinner served with a crusty piece of bread.  You can use whatever type of noodle you prefer, and leftover vegetables from your thanksgiving meal or a bag of whatever  frozen veggies you have on hand.

 

Ingredients:

3 cups turkey or chicken broth

1 cup water

1 1/2  cups turkey

1 1/2 cups noodles, uncooked

1 cup frozen mixed vegetables

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

turkey noodle soup ingredients

Directions:

Chop or dice leftover turkey (a combination of white and dark is best).

Combine all ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil.

Allow soup to boil for 10 minutes and reduce heat to a simmer and cook an additional 15 minutes.

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Cool and store in a container with an airtight lid in refrigerator for 3-4 days or in freezer for up to 3 months.

 

 

Turkey Noodle Soup
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Recipe type: Soup
 
Ingredients
  • 3 cups turkey or chicken broth
  • 1 cup water
  • 1½ cups turkey, diced
  • 1½ cups noodles, uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. black pepper
Instructions
  1. Chop or dice leftover turkey (a combination of white and dark is best).
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large pot, bring to a boil.
  3. Allow soup to boil for 10 minutes and reduce heat to a simmer and cook an additional 15 minutes.
  4. Cool and store in a container with an airtight lid in refrigerator for 3-4 days or in freezer for up to 3 months.

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