A Delicious Homeade Pasta Meal in Under 20 Minutes

A Delicious Homeade Pasta Meal in Under 20 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch fresh basil
  • 3 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large leek, white and light green parts only, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
  • 2 pinches salt
  • 2 zucchinis, diced
  • 1 cup chopped sugar snap peas
  • 1/2 cup shelled English peas
  • 1 bunch asparagus, stalks diced, tips left whole
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (or to taste)

Instructions

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil. Hold basil bunch by the stems and dip basil leaves in boiling water until bright green, about 2 seconds. Immediately immerse basil in ice water for several minutes until cold to stop the cooking process. Once the basil is cold, drain well. Remove basil leaves from stems and discard stems.
  2. Blend basil leaves, 1 cup chicken broth, 1/2 cup olive oil, and garlic together in a blender until smooth.
  3. Stir fettuccine into the same pot of boiling water, bring back to a boil, and cook pasta over medium heat until cooked through but still firm to the bite, about 8 minutes. Drain.
  4. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir leek and green onion in hot oil until softened, about 5 minutes. Add jalapeno and salt; cook and stir until jalapeno is soft, about 5 minutes.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high. Stir 2 cups chicken broth, zucchini, sugar snap peas, and English peas into jalapeno mixture; bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Add asparagus and continue cooking until asparagus is soft, about 3 minutes more.
  6. Pour 1/4 cup basil-garlic mixture into zucchini mixture and cook and stir until heated through, about 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  7. Place pasta in a large bowl; pour zucchini mixture over pasta and pour remaining basil-garlic mixture over the zucchini mixture. Spread Parmesan cheese over the top. Toss mixture briefly to combine and tightly wrap bowl with aluminum foil. Let stand until pasta and vegetables soak up most of the juices and oil, about 5 minutes. Toss again.
Simply Southern Taco Salad Recipe

Simply Southern Taco Salad Recipe

Ingredients

For the Meat:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 3/4 cup water

For the Salad:

  • 2 Romaine hearts chopped
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 can sweet corn drained
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup tortilla strips or chips
  • 1 Lime
  • 1/2 cup Catalina dressing
  • Sour cream
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Brown meat and drain off fat. Add the taco seasoning and water and bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Place all salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the beef once done simmering. Toss together and serve with lime, sour cream, and salsa.
Perfect Red Velvet Valentines Day Recipe

Perfect Red Velvet Valentines Day Recipe

Ingredients

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cocoa powder

1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

1 cup buttermilk, room temperature 

2 large eggs, room temperature

2 tablespoon red food coloring

1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

The Cream Cheese

1 pound cream cheese, softened

2 sticks butter, softened

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

4 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar

Chopped pecans and fresh raspberries or strawberries, for garnish

DELICIOUS Chicken Parmesan Recipe

DELICIOUS Chicken Parmesan Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 4 (6 ounces each ) boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 4 slices part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • Hot cooked pasta, optional

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a shallow bowl, combine bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, pepper, and salt. In another bowl, combine egg and water. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in crumb mixture to coat both sides (patting to help adhere). Repeat.
  • Transfer chicken to slow cooker. Pour sauce over chicken and top with cheese. Cook, covered, on low until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°, about 4-6 hours. If desired, serve with hot cooked pasta.
Test Kitchen tips

  • Serve alongside sauteed broccoli rabe or a fresh green salad.
  • Top with fresh basil before serving.