Tag Archives: pasta

Broccoli Slaw Pasta

A healthy alternative to pasta! Great light summer dish! From the original site: I was looking for a quick and easy weeknight dinner that was healthy, but made me feel like I wasn’t necessarily eating healthy. I love pasta, and how can you make that healthy? This recipe, that’s how. It’s just a couple ingredients […]

Cheesy Ham and Shrimp Macaroni Au Gratin

Macaroni Gratin is one of the tastiest pastas and it’s relatively easy to cook too! These days, I like to cook them in tin foils where I can simply dump them after eating. No more tiresome washing! Get the Recipe: Cheesy Ham and Shrimp Macaroni Au Gratin

Spaghetti in Basil Pesto

Spaghetti is an extremely versatile variety of pasta, it can be rich and satisfying when combined with meatballs in a Bolognese Sauce, light and luscious when tossed with vegetables or seafood, or positively mouthwatering when simply tossed in garlic and extra virgin olive oil. Ingredients: 500 Gm Spaghetti Pasta ⅓ Cup Homemade Basil Pesto (see […]

Gordon Ramsay Style Leek And Mushroom Pasta

In one of the episodes, Gordon shared ‘Quick TV Dinners’ – Mushroom and Leek Pasta, Farfalle with ricotta, pancetta & peas, Tagliatelle with quick sausage meat bolognaise, Spaghetti with chilly, sardines & oregano and Sweet corn fritters & yoghurt dip, for his Mushroom and Leek Pasta he used Lasagna sheets and I loved the way […]

Tortellini Pasta Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing

This recipe is super easy, full of flavor and goes great as a dinner side. It’s easy to transport – especially if you use frozen pasta – so you can take it to potlucks and picnics and you’ll be the hit of the party. From the original site: For my baby shower, my mom used […]

Swiss Chard & Tofu Stuffed Shells

Swiss Chard and Tofu Stuffed Shells is a dairy free option to standard stuffed shells recipes. The blended tofu offers the same consistency as a ricotta cheese mixture, and the Swiss chard is a flavorful (and colorful) addition. From the original site: The blended tofu for this dish is basically the same consistency as a […]

Mushroom Stroganoff

Mushroom Stroganoff is rich, hearty and creamy and a meat-free take on the traditional beef stroganoff dish you might know well. I think this is comfort food at its best! The perfect dish on a Meatless Monday, or a chilly evening! From the original site: If you like mushrooms, you’ll love this dish. If you’re […]

Angry Birds Instant Noodles

You don’t have to be a Chef to #CookForFamily. You can turned a simple instant noodle dish into a lovely one too, if you put in your heart & soul. I’m not joking, these were just instant noodles that I’d made for my family on a lazy day. Get the Recipe: Angry Birds Instant Noodles

Conchigliette & Three Cheese with Lobster & Bacon

I’ve created an elegant twist to an American classic and baked it up in a portion-controlled size. Baked simply in ramekins, each one is filled with nutritious whole wheat baby shells and a delicious blend of three cheeses — gruyere, sharp white cheddar and pecorino romano cheese. And for that elegant touch, and to create […]

Seafood Pasta Salad

Like seafood? Like pasta salad? Then this if for you. Seafood Pasta Salad. This recipe would be a great edition to you pot lucks and picnics or any occasion. From the original site: I am sharing my husband’s Seafood Crab Salad. It was a big hit yesterday our Lenten church function.

Macaroni Salad

Who doesn’t love Macaroni Salad? This version will be a hit at your next gathering. From the original site: I had my Husband make up some Macaroni Salad for a church pot luck, being held now every Wednesday during Lent.

Martha’s Perfect Mac and Cheese

If you are looking for an ooey, gooey, creamy and comforting dish for the whole family…you really can’t beat Martha’s Mac & Cheese. It’s like a warm cheesy blanket to keep you warm. From the original site: But, being a mother of two almost-four-year-olds, (where did the time go!?!?) one cannot maintain sanity without some […]

Paparadelle w. Creamy Camembert Champagne Sauce

There is nothing quite like Champagne and Camembert to dress up a dish and this pasta recipe is no exception. Impressive, yet quick AND easy, it will make the intended party swoon. From the original site: I don’t recall the first dish I ever prepared for my husband, but I do remember the first dish […]

Dairy Free (& Gluten Free) Fettuccine Alfredo

This dairy free alfredo sauce recipe is thick and bubbly in no time. Adding shrimp and asparagus promotes fettuccine alfredo from a side dish to a main course! The base recipe can be used to make it as a vegan side dish or the dairy free sauce can be used as a base for chicken […]

Spinach Cheese Pasta

Pasta in a healthy green spinach sauce. From the original site: I love spinach no less than Popeye and cook it in a variety of ways. You’ve read some of my Indian recipes with spinach so far; now presenting a healthy pasta sauce with spinach as its prime ingredient. This dish should make spinach-haters too […]

“Japanese style” Spaghetti Meat Sauce

Make spaghetti meat sauce recipe from scratch. It takes some effort but the taste is way better than sauce from a jar. From the original site: Japanese style Spaghetti Meat Sauce was my favorite food since childhood and I always “had to” order it whenever we went to Western-style restaurant in Japan. I would even […]

Spaghetti and Meatballs

It’s yummy spaghetti and meatballs with veggies built into the meatballs and tomato sauce. No fighting with the kids (or hubby) to eat their veggies! From the original site: How to make awesome spaghetti and meatballs with a hidden serving of vegetables. Our trick? Pack the meatballs with grated carrots and zucchini. Aside from being […]

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Healthy Macaroni and Cheese

Whitney sends us this idea for a healthier mac & cheese featuring hidden butternut squash… Macaroni and cheese is a classic comfort food for 4 year olds and 40 year olds!  This is a healthy and wholesome version on a classic comfort dish.  www.SquashBlossomBabies.com offers recipes for the entire family.  I am a work at […]

$5 Spaghetti with Pepper & Cheese, Spicy Broccoli

I ran across this at Pink of Perfection, and I thought it was perfect to share on Foodwhirl.  Especially with the holiday season upon us, it’s nice to have inexpensive dinner ideas where you still feel like you’re treating yourself… To worry constantly about money is to lug over your shoulder a sack of bricks […]

Homemade Ricotta Gnocchi with Roasted Tomato Sauce

MMMM… Gnocchi…  Comfort food at it’s finest.  And one of those things that I never had growing up, but am a huge fan of now. I will say that like Allison, I’ve generally been intimidated by making my own pasta (although Niki totally makes it look easy, here!).  But these instructions for making homemade ricotta […]

Spotlight: Pork Ragu

Over at Talk of Tomatoes, Janelle (she’s a contributor here too!) has a tasty looking recipe for Pork Ragu!  This looks like a wonderfully simple ‘go-to’ meal… I am in love with ragu. Shall I marry it? I made this ragu recently for lunch, and my eldest son says to me: “mom, this is the […]

Braised Beef Cannelloni

This recipe came out of a desire to use the beef pot roast that was on sale without actually making POT ROAST AGAIN. I mean, I love pot roast.  But I get sick of it. See, here’s a scenario for you:  you find a great price on an inexpensive cut of beef, the kind that […]

Vegetable Pasta Italiano

I just love a meal I can throw together in a few minutes.  This is super easy and makes use of prepared organic marinara sauce.  I’ve tried it with all kinds of pasta sauces and you just can’t go wrong.   I add veggies to it and prefer to leave them chunky, but my sister always “hid” the […]