Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pasta Fits! Yummy recipe and an awesome giveaway


Our family LOVES pasta!  When I make it as a side dish my kids always come back for seconds and even thirds!  I love how easy and convenient pasta is.  It cooks fast and can be used in just about anything.  

We have been getting on track with eating healthier and I sadly assumed we would not be eating pasta anymore.  When I was contacted to try out a pasta assortment I was happy and my excitement grew when I read the package and realized we could actually eat this pasta and consider it healthy! (more on this in a few)

We have tried out a few different recipes.  Some healthy, others not, but all have ingredients that can be substituted for low calorie, healthier choices.

The first thing we tried was a BAKED PASTA ALFREDO.  My husband kind of threw this together with some things we had on hand and it was delicious!


INGREDIENTS:
  • Pasta (we used Heartland Penne)
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Mushrooms
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Chablis Wine



DIRECTIONS:
  • Sautee the mushrooms with a small amount of wine and garlic while boiling the noodles.
  • Mix Mushrooms and pasta with alfredo sauce and top with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and slightly golden.




You could easily add some chicken and serve this as a main dish!!!!












We have had a chance to try almost all of these delicious noodles!!  October is Pasta Month so be on the lookout for more delicious recipes throughout the remainder of this month.




GIVEAWAY:

The Simple Things has partnered with the National Pasta Association to offer one lucky reader a pasta prize pack:

Dreamfields® Spaghetti
Mueller's® Whole Grain Spaghetti
Heartland® Gluten Free Wheat Free Penne
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest® Spaghetti
Ronzoni Garden Delight® Rotini
Ultragrain Pasta® Spaghetti Spoon

RULES:
Must be 18 years or older
Must live in the U.S.

28 comments:

  1. love goulash and spaghetti thanks
    aunteegem@yahoo.co

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  2. I love shrimp, sausage cajun pasta

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  3. I love lasagna

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  4. Manicotti and spaghetti are my favorites

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  5. love tortellini, spaghetti, and a penne pasta bake I created with various meat and cheese

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  6. Denise Vandenbusch BohmanOctober 22, 2012 at 6:58 AM

    Ghoulash

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  7. Yum! I love Chicken Alfredo!

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  8. I love Chicken Alfredo-could eat it all the time :-)

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  9. My husband begs me to make home made lasagna

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  10. Pasta is my favorite.. i would make it every night if my family would allow it! lol I would have to say my favorite is Cheese Raviolis with Garlic Bread and green beans!

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  11. My favorite pasta dish is Chicken Marsala. THanks for this opportunity.

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  12. My mom's baked mac and cheese. It is sooo good.
    Tracy Gnann

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  13. My fav is fettuccine alfredo with chicken! Yum!

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  14. My favorite dish is spaghetti. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. Baked spaghetti is my favorite!

    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  16. homemade lasagna. with ricotta and mozzarella n provolone.

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  17. My favorite is lobster and crab Alfredo on Angel Hair Pasta...Yummy

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  18. broccolli and alfredo fetticine

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