Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Super Yummy Turkey Meatballs/ Baked Ziti

Tonight we had the yummiest dinner in a while so I couldn't wait to post it. Get ready to knock your socks off!!!
You will need:
1lb Ground Turkey
1/4 c Parmesan Grated Cheese
1 egg
1/2 tsp basil
1/2c Bread Crumbs( I used Stove Top)
1/4c Fresh Parsley or 1T Dried Parsley
1/2 tsp Dried Oregano

1/2 box Rigatoni Noodles
1 jar Marinara with Olive oil
1/2-1c Shredded Cheese( did you know if you buy a block of cheese instead of already shredded you are saving yourself from cellulose! They put it in there to preserve shredded cheese. All that should be in cheese MILK and salt!
I added Marinated Artichoke Hearts and 2 diced Tomatoes, mushrooms would have been good too! Get creative and add those veggies like tomorrow!

Cook the noodles as directed on the box. While those are cooking combine all meatball ingredients and preheat oven to 375. Make small meatballs(I used a cookie dropper) cook in a skillet on stove medium heat until light brown. Watch your noodles so they don't boil over. Drain noodles and poor into small baking dish. Add Veggies and marinara sauce and mix well. Top with cheese and cook for 15 minutes until melted. I didn't combine the meatballs but you can. Enjoy this is so yummy and easy to make!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Crusted Chicken & Lemon Sauce Pasta

2-3 Chicken Breasts Cut in half length wise and pounded out
1 egg
1/2 c Italian Bread Crumbs
1/2 pkg Angel Hair Pasta
1/2c Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 Lemon Juice
salt to taste
1/4c Grated Parmesan Cheese
1 small pkg mushrooms washed and sliced
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1/2 medium onion
1 clove garlic
1T EV olive oil

Cut and pound the chicken thin, then cook at 375 for 25 minutes or until white. Do this first as the rest does not take long. Get your water for your noodles boiling follow pkg directions. Cut and slice all veggies. Place oil in skillet on medium heat. add garlic first and then other veggies cook until tender or lightly browned. Lower heat and cover. When noodles are finished I made the sauce in the noodle pot. You have to just taste and eyeball it to your liking. Add the cheese last. Mix all together and Enjoy!