Category Archives for Pasta and Pizza

Baked Mostaccioli

1 cup onions chopped 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 2 1/2 tablespoons parsley dried flakes, crushed* 1 teaspoon garlic minced 1 28-ounce can tomatoes undrained 2 teaspoons oregano dried leaves, crushed* 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon basil leaves dried, crushed* 1 cup petite peas thawed 1 8-ounce package mostaccioli (about 2 1/4 cups) 3/4 pound ground […]

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to regular pasta. I first came across it when I eliminated carbs to lose some weight. This spaghetti squash recipe is one of the few dishes I still make regularly from that time. Very yummy, easy to make and kid-friendly. Spaghetti Squash Recipe 2 small spaghetti squash spaghetti sauce […]

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Southern Style Macaroni and Cheese

1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (or homemade Macaroni and cheese) 8 slices Smoked Ham, chopped 1 cup frozen green peas, cooked, drained 1/2 tsp. yellow mustard Prepare macaroni and cheese as directed. Stir in remaining ingredients. Cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, […]

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Pasta Italiano

8 ounces spaghetti or linguini 1/2 pound sweet Italian sausages 1 tablespoon vegetable oil (optional) 1/2 cup onions coarsely chopped 1/2 cup green bell peppers chopped 1 15-ounce jar marinara sauce 1 4-ounce can mushrooms sliced, drained (optional) 1 teaspoon sugar Parmesan cheese grated Cook spaghetti or linguini according to package directions; drain, return to […]

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Guluska

1 head cabbage 8 oz wide noodles 1/4 lb margarine Salt, pepper and paprika to taste Cut cabbage fine. Add salt, pepper and paprika. You may add other spices as well (garlic, onion, etc) depending upon your family’s tastes. I don’t, as we like the simplicity of this dish as is. Cook until limp in […]

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Classic Macaroni Salad

2 cups dry macaroni 1 cup sliced celery 1 cup chopped green pepper 1/4 cup minced onion 2/3 cup light mayonnaise 1 tablespoon yellow mustard 2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon black pepper Begin by preparing the macaroni according to package directions. Do not add any salt. When the macaroni is tender rinse […]

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Homemade Egg Noodles

Plate of Homemade Uncooked Noodles

  2 cups flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 medium eggs 1/4 cup water In a large bowl combine the flour and salt. Make a hole in the flour, like the center of a volcano. Crack the eggs into the hole. Now use your hands to mash the eggs and flour together making a coarse and […]

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Spicy Peanut Sauce

1 pound spaghetti 2/3 cup natural peanut butter 1/4 cup soy sauce 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon sugar or honey 2 tablespoons vinegar 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 to 3/4 cup boiling water, if desired Cook the spaghetti in a big pot of boiling salted water. When it is tender, drain it […]

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Quick, Cheap & Easy Seasoned Tomato Sauce

2 tablespoons oil 2 tablespoons dry onion 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 12 oz can tomato paste 2 cans filled with water 1 teaspoon basil 1/4 teaspoon oregano (optional) 1 tablespoon sugar or honey 1 teaspoon salt This sauce is so easy, so cheap and so good, you won’t believe it. Heat the oil in a […]

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Pizza Crust

4 cups whole wheat or white flour 1 tablespoon sugar or honey 1 packet of yeast, or 3 teaspoons 2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup oil 1-1/3 cups warm water In a big bowl combine the flour, sugar, yeast, and salt. Mix it up together with a fork or spoon. Add the oil and warm water. […]

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Pizza Casserole

Substitute pasta for the crust of your favorite pizza and get the flavors you love in a one dish meal. Just choose your favorite pizza toppings. It’s the method not the precise ingredients and measurements you need. I never measure for this one so everything is approximate. Feel free to improvise! 2c macaroni or spiral […]

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Crock Pot Macaroni and Cheese

3 cups elbow macaroni, uncooked 3 Tbl. butter 8 oz. Velveeta cheese, cubed 1 ¼ cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded 1 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 cup milk ½ cup heavy cream 1 tsp. salt ¼ tsp. pepper Start by cooking the pasta in boiling, salted water for 5 minutes. Drain it well and add the […]

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