Category Archives for Pasta and Pizza

Pasta with Peas and Eggs

Makes 4 servings 1/4 cup olive oil 1 large onion, thinly sliced 1 (10-ounce) package frozen tiny peas, partially thawed Salt and freshly ground black pepper 2 large eggs 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/2 pound spaghetti or linguine, broken into 2-inch lengths Pour the oil into a skillet large enough to hold the pasta. […]

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Pizz-agna

Makes 8 servings 1 package yeast 1 cup water warm (110° to 115°) 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour 1 pound ricotta cheese or dry cottage cheese (about 2 cups) 14 ounces mozzarella cheese shredded (about 3 1/2 cups) 1 egg slightly beaten 1 tablespoon flour 1/2 teaspoon […]

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Thin Spaghetti with Walnuts

Makes 4 servings 1/4 cup olive oil 3 cloves large garlic, lightly crushed 1 cup walnuts, finely chopped Salt 1 pound fine spaghetti (spaghettini), fine linguine, or vermicelli 1/2 cup freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley Pour the oil into a skillet large enough to hold […]

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Homemade Noodles

Homemade noodles: I triple the ingredients and freeze two portions. Enjoy! These noodles are a standby in our house. They are hearty, filling and very versatile. I use them as a side dish, in soups and in casseroles. I hope you enjoy them as much we do. 2 to 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour, divided 1/2 […]

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Macaroni and Tomatoes

I don’t know how much more frugal you can get than this, and it’s one of my most favorite comfort foods. Boil macaroni as directed on the package. Drain. Add a can of crushed tomatoes. That’s it for the basics. I like to add salt, pepper and butter to mine when it’s done cooking. I […]

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Spaghetti Pizza

Baked SPAGHETTI PIZZA ~kids love it! Done like a casserole or lasgna/layered Make it serve one or 10 with amounts! A) speghetti boiled to El Dente~layer 1 B)Meats~pick your favorites/sausage, peppperoni and/or beef cooked~ layer 2 C)Veggies favoroites/onions garlic olive mushrooms peppers etc~ layer 3 D)Sauce favorite/Marina sauce or can tomatoes/favorite spices~layer 4 E)Cheese favorites/Mozrella […]

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Quick Pizza

The kids love this, it’s cheap, quick and easy. Flour Tortilla Spaghetti sauce Mozzarella cheese (or whatever you like) Bake at 400 until cheese melts, enjoy Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.

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Pasta and Bean Skillet

Makes 4 servings 1 cup salsa 2/3 cup uncooked elbow macaroni, wagon wheel pasta (rotelle) or small pasta shells (2 ounces) 3/4 cup water 2 teaspoons chili powder 1 (15-ounce) can pork and beans, undrained, or kidney beans, rinsed and drained 1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (2 ounces) 1. Heat […]

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Pasta Italiano

Makes 4 servings 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; […]

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Cheesy Pasta

1 lb your favorite pasta, cooked and drained 1/4 cup butter or margarine 1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 t chopped garlic Cook pasta according to package directions, drain. Return to pot, and add the butter, Parmesan cheese and garlic. Stir until cheese is melted. Serves 4-6. Disclosure: Some of the links below are affilate […]

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Fried Noodles

Take a quantity of cold leftover noodles 1 beaten egg bread crumbs salt and pepper Butter and olive oil Break apart cold noodles and toss with beaten egg that has had salt and pepper added to it. Sprinkle with bread crumbs to lightly coat noodles. Saute until golden brown and crisp in the butter and […]

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Macaroni & Tomatoes

1/2 lb. box of your favorite pasta (Seashells, Ziti. or Rotini are good choices!) Put in large pot with approx. 1 1/2-2 qts. of water Cook until tender but slightly firm to bite. About 7-10 min. (pasta will be larger than it was, but not overdone-“mushy”) Depending on your preference, drain part of the water […]

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Homemade Rice-a-roni

3 Tbs. butter or margarine 2 boneless skinless chicken breast (or any meat that is on sale!) 1 Lg onion, finely chopped 1 cup carrots, shredded 1 cup corn (fresh or frozen) 2 Garlic clove, crushed 1 cup long-grain white rice 2 cups chicken stock 1/2 tsp. salt Fresh cilantro or parsley(optional) Melt butter in […]

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