Tag: Parmesan

Orzo with Spinach and Peas

Ingredients: 1 lb orzo 2 cups water or broth 1 cup spinach 1/2 cup frozen peas 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, chopped salt pepper Optional: 2 oz grated Parmesan Directions: In a large pot, saute garlic and onion in olive oil over medium heat. […]

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients: 2 lb spaghetti squashButterSaltPepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Pierce squash with fork thoroughly- they can explode! Bake 1 hour or until easily pierced with a fork. Slice in half, remove seeds, scoop out flesh and serve with butter, salt and pepper. Also good with some freshly grated parmesan.

Ham & Peas Pasta

Ingredients: 2/3 cup frozen peas 2/3 cup heavy cream* 1 1/4 cups diced ham** 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan black pepper 1 lb pasta Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. About 3 minutes before the pasta is finished cooking, add the frozen peas to the pot. In a small saucepan […]

Tomato-Basil Sauce

Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/3 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, smashed 28 oz canned whole, peeled fire roasted tomatoes (by Muir Glen) 1/2 large shallot, chopped 5 oz. fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon sugar black pepper Parmesan cheese […]

Baked Ziti

Ingredients: For the sauce*:2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1/4 medium onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, chopped28 oz canned whole, peeled tomatoes (I used fire roasted, but any is okay)1 shallot, chopped1 handful of fresh basilSprig of fresh basilsaltblack pepper For the ziti:1 lb pasta (ziti or […]

Spinach Pesto

Ingredients: 5 oz baby spinach 1/3 cup walnuts 1/3 cup (grated) parmesan cheese 1/3 cup water 2 large garlic cloves 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste Directions: Puree all ingredients (I use a blender, but a food processor would work) until smooth. Pour over cooked, drained pasta. […]

Popcorn Toppings

I use 2-4 tablespoons of each, depending on the amount of popcorn made Butter and Popcorn Salt (so much better then margarine and regular salt)Cayenne PepperHungarian Hot PaprikaOld BayParmesan CheeseSugarCuminCurry PowderSemisweet Chocolate ChipsNutmegChopped Chives Chili powder and lime zest

Orzo with Snap Peas and Squash

Ingredients: 1/2 lb orzo 1 lb sugar snap peas 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 small squash, cubed 2 tablespoons parmesan Directions: Cook orzo 5 minutes. Add peas and squash. Cook until orzo is done and vegetables are tender. Add olive oil. Drain if needed. Sprinkle with parmesan, salt and pepper. […]

Cauliflower Parmesan

Ingredients: 20 oz cauliflower 1/2 cup grated parmesan 1/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs 3 tablespoons melted butter Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Butter 1 1/4 quart baking dish. Steam cauliflower. Place in dish. In a small bowl, stir together crumbs and cheese. Toss with butter. Sprinkle over cauliflower and toss. […]