Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Pasta

Gluten Free pasta baked in the oven with a quick pumpkin sauce made with bacon, shallots, pecorino cheese and a touch of rosemary then topped with mozzarella cheese. This is such a great Fall dish, and Ted and I loved how it turned out!

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Inside Out Lasagna

Here we take basic lasagna ingredients—ricotta cheese, pasta and tomatoes—and skip the layering and long baking time to make a super-quick and satisfying meal for the whole family. To cut down on prep time, look for presliced mushrooms. For meat lovers, brown some crumbled turkey sausage along with the onions and garlic.   This is so amazing and the calorie count is great too! Continue reading “Inside Out Lasagna”

Skinny Winter Veggie Pasta

This was a vegetarian dish an it was amazingly tasty and filling.  The combination of items for the recipe really went together so well.   I was a little worried about my husband liking it, as he is not always a fan of vegetarian but he does try to be open minded and usually is surprised that the meal is delicious without meat.   LOL   It was delicious! Continue reading “Skinny Winter Veggie Pasta”

Lighter Spaghetti and Meatballs

This recipe for lighter spaghetti with meatballs was delicious.  We both enjoyed it and the fact it was healthier was a bonus.  I used gluten free pasta, but I love the Kroger brand its great!  Ted and both enjoyed this meal and wished we could have but we did not enjoy a good garlic bread with the meal. Continue reading “Lighter Spaghetti and Meatballs”

Turkey Sausage & Tortellini in Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce

Why eat out when you can make this creamy, restaurant-style tortellini dish in just 20 minutes.  Chopped fresh basil gives the dish a bright, fresh flavor.   This was an excellent weeknight, after work meal, nice serving of what I call a comfort dish and yet still lower calorie.   Scrumptious! Continue reading “Turkey Sausage & Tortellini in Creamy Tomato Basil Sauce”