Category: Family Classics

Pasta with White Beans

Pasta with White Beans (and Maybe Salmon)

Course Main Course
Servings 4 servings
Calories 480 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounces pasta Penne (or small shells, elbow)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 6 plum tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
  • cup basil fresh, chopped
  • 8 ounces feta cheese
  • 15 ounces cannellini beans canned
  • cup chicken broth reduced sodium
  • ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
  • non-stick spray

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta. Drain and return to pot.
  • Spray non-stick skillet with non-stick spray and set on medium heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, for 5-7 minutes or until soft.
  • Add the tomatoes and basil. Cook, stirring occassionally, for 4-5 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.
  • Add the feta, beans and broth. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until slightly reduced.
  • Stir into the pasta and cover partially and warm throughout.
  • Serve.

Notes

Can also include salmon: 
Rinse and dry the skillet after adding the veggies to the pasta. Return to medium-high heat. Coat both sides of the salmon with non-stick spray. Sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Place the salmon in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until the fish flakes easily. Top the pasta with the salmon fillet.

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 24gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 897mgPotassium: 498mgFiber: 9gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 1243IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 378mgIron: 4mg
Keyword potluck

Hotdish

 

Hotdish

Family classic beef and tomato hotdish.
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 619 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups Elbow macaroni
  • 10-3/4 oz tomato soup
  • 28 ounces diced tomatoes
  • 15-1/4 ounces corn canned
  • 1 pound ground beef

Instructions
 

  • Cook the macaroni
  • Brown the ground beef
  • Add everything to casserole dish
  • Microwave for 5-10 minutes

Nutrition

Calories: 619kcalCarbohydrates: 68gProtein: 31gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 167mgPotassium: 993mgFiber: 5gSugar: 9gVitamin A: 372IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 97mgIron: 5mg

Crock Pot Meatballs

Crock Pot Meatballs

Potluck, game-day, all-day grazing, quick something after work. This is the go-to.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 10
Calories 356 kcal

Equipment

  • Crock pot

Ingredients
  

  • 24 ounces meatballs frozen, italian
  • 12 ounces chili sauce Heniz
  • 18 ounces grape jelly

Instructions
 

  • Add everything to the crock pot.
  • Cook for 4 hours on high, but 8 hours on low is better.

Nutrition

Calories: 356kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 13gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 510mgPotassium: 360mgFiber: 3gSugar: 28gVitamin A: 231IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg
Keyword barbecue, potluck

Herbed Butter

 

Herbed Butter

Prep Time 5 mins
Soften butter at room temperature 30 mins
Servings 8 tablespoons
Calories 115 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 tbsp chives minced, fresh from garden
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash pepper

Instructions
 

  • Soften butter at room temperature
  • Beat all ingredients until blended

Notes

Store tightly covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tbspCalories: 115kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 156mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 395IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 42mgIron: 1mg

Deviled Eggs

Deviled Eggs

Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 50 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 hard boiled eggs cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon French's mustard or Coleman's
  • 3 tablespoon mayonaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon paprika

Instructions
 

  • Squeeze or scoop out egg yolks into a bowl. Set aside egg whites.
  • Add all remaining ingredients, except paprika, to egg yolks and use a fork to mash until smooth.
  • Put the yolk mixture into a Ziploc bag and cut a small piece of one of the corners off. Squeeze the bag to squirt the yolk mixture into the egg white halves.
  • Sprinkle with paprika.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Notes

Nutrition

Calories: 50kcalCarbohydrates: 0.3gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 107mgSodium: 53mgPotassium: 32mgFiber: 0.01gSugar: 0.3g