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This no-bake take on lasagna is a real dinnertime winner filled with chunky sausage 14 oz. flat pasta, such as farfalle 4 oz. Italian sausage, casings removed 1 onion, finely chopped 1 green pepper, finely chopped 1 medium zucchini, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (28 oz.) tomato sauce 4 tsp. dried oregano 1 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. dried thyme Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup ricotta cheese 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/4 tsp. pepper 2 oz. mozzarella cheese, shredded, 1/2 cup Bring pot of salted water to boil. Cook pasta in water until just barely done; do not overcook. Pasta should still be firm. Drain; set aside. Brown sausage in large skillet over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes. Add onion and chopped pepper; sauté 3 minutes. Add zucchini and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Drain off any excess fat. Stir in tomato sauce, oregano, basil and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Simmer 10 minutes. Stir; adjust seasonings. Meanwhile, mix together ricotta, Parmesan, parsley, egg and pepper in medium bowl. Stir pasta and ricotta mixture into skillet. Cover; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Top with mozzarella; cover. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Servings: 6. Cals.: 455. Protein: 22 g. Fat: 13 g. (7 g. saturated). Chol.: 68 mg. Carbs.: 64 g. Sodium: 971 mg. Fiber: 6 g. Sugar: 10 g. Kitchen time: 35 minutes. Total time: 55 minutes.
Stovetop Mac ’n Cheese with Ham & Peas
Better than the box! With smoky ham and tasty peas, this from-scratch scrumptious pasta favorite is sure to disappear in a flash 12 oz. elbow macaroni 2 cups frozen peas 5 Tbs. butter 2 1/2 cups grated sharp Cheddar cheese, about 10 oz. 1/2 cup milk 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard 8- oz. piece deli baked ham, diced, about 1 3/4 cups Salt and freshly ground pepper Bring large pot of salted water to boil; cook macaroni until just done, about 8 minutes, adding peas during last 2 minutes of cooking time. Drain. ● Heat deep 12" nonstick skillet over low heat; add butter. When butter has melted, add cheese, milk, mustard and ham. Stir until cheese melts. Add macaroni and pea mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Servings: 6. Cals.: 560. Protein: 29 g. Fat: 28 g. (17 g. saturated). Chol.: 90 mg. Carbs.: 53 g. Sodium: 951 mg. Fiber: 8 g. Sugar: 7 g. Kitchen time: 20 minutes. Total time: 20 minutes.
Buttermilk mashed potatoes make this hearty stovetop “pie” a guaranteed hit 1 1/2 lbs. baking potatoes, peeled, sliced 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil 1 lb. ground lamb, beef or turkey 1 leek, trimmed, sliced 1 carrot, diced 1 medium-sized zucchini, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels 1 cup beef broth or chicken broth 1 Tbs. tomato paste 1 Tbs. cornstarch 1/2 tsp. dried rosemary 1/2 tsp. dried thyme Salt and freshly ground pepper 1 cup buttermilk 1 Tbs. butter ● Combine potatoes with enough salted water to cover in medium pot; bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook until tender, 10–15 minutes. Drain; set aside. ● Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté lamb in oil until mostly browned, about 5 minutes. Add leek and carrot; sauté 2–3 minutes or until leek is tender. Add zucchini and garlic; sauté 1 minute. Stir in corn; reduce heat to low. Mix broth, tomato paste, cornstarch, rosemary and thyme in small bowl; stir into skillet. Increase heat to medium-high; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens, 1–2 minutes. Cook 1 more minute, then remove from heat. Season to taste with salt and pepper. ● Preheat broiler. Mash potatoes in medium bowl. Whip in buttermilk and butter. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon over lamb mixture in skillet, smoothing top. Broil until golden, 5– 8 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Servings: 4. Cals.: 625. Protein: 27 g. Fat: 36 g. (15 g. saturated). Chol.: 97 mg. Carbs.: 50 g. Sodium: 738 mg. Fiber: 5 g. Sugar: 10 g. Kitchen time: 45 minutes. Total time: 45 minutes.