Category Archives: Pasta

Chicken Salad with Pasta

1 (12.5 oz) can white chicken, drained and shredded
8 oz. cooked spiral pasta
1/4 cup diced red onion
1 1/2 cup fresh mixed berries (strawberries, grapes, blueberries, etc.)
1 cup fresh pineapple chunks
1 cup creamy poppy seed dressing
Fresh spinach leaves
Toasted pecans

Toss first six ingredients together. Serve salad over spinach leaves and garnish with pecans.

Pork Noodle Casserole

1 (8-oz.) pkg. egg noodles
3/4 lb. ground lean pork
1 large onion, chopped
2 cups diced celery
1 small green pepper, chopped
salt & pepper to taste
1 (11-oz.) can condensed tomato soup
1/8 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup grated Cheddar or Jack cheese

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cook noodles in boiling, salted water. Drain and rinse. Brown meat in hot fat. Add onion, celery and green pepper. Cook until tender. Season to taste.

Alternate meat and noodles in greased casserole dish. Mix the soup with Worcestershire sauce and pour over noodles. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake in oven for 45 minutes.

Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

8 oz. spaghetti, broken up
3 Tbs. butter
4 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
3 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup diced cooked chicken
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Cook spaghetti according to package directions and drain. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add mushrooms and cook until tender, then reduce heat to low. Add garlic and cheese. Continue to cook mixture until cheese is melted, then blend in milk. Add chicken, Worcestershire, and spaghetti, then mix ingredients and place in a baking dish sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350, or until hot and bubbly.

Chili Noodle Casserole

1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 (15 oz.) can chili
1 (14.5 oz.) can peeled and diced tomatoes with juice
1/4 cup taco sauce
1 (15 oz.) can corn
1 (8 oz.) package egg noodles
1/4 cup shredded Cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large skillet over medium high heat, sauté the beef and onion for 5 to 10 minutes, or until meat is browned and onion is tender; drain fat. Add the celery, chili, tomatoes, taco sauce and corn. Heat thoroughly, reduce heat to low and allow to simmer.

Meanwhile, prepare the noodles according to package directions. When cooked, place them in a 9×13 inch baking dish. Pour the meat mixture over the noodles, stirring well. Top with the cheese. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 20 minutes, or until cheese is completely melted and bubbly.

Chicken Noodle Casserole

1 can condensed chicken-noodle soup
2 cups milk
8 oz. uncooked elbow macaroni
3 cups boned chicken, diced
2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup onion, minced
4 hard boiled eggs, shelled and sliced
3 pimientos, chopped and drained
1 tsp. seasoned salt
1/3 C. grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend soup and milk in a baking dish., then stir in macaroni, chicken, cheese, onion, eggs, pimientos, and salt. Cover and bake for an hour and 25 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with Parmesan, and bake for another 5 minutes, or until cheese is golden brown.

Easy Chicken Tortellini Casserole

9-oz. pkg. refrigerated tortellini
2 cups frozen broccoli, thawed and drained
10-oz. container refrigerated Alfredo sauce
10-oz. pkg. refrigerated grilled chicken breast strips
1/3 C. soft bread crumbs

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cook tortellini according to package instructions. Drain. Mix broccoli, chicken, and alfredo sauce together in a bowl, then transfer to a casserole dish. Cover mixture with bread crumbs. Bake for about 30 minutes or until bubbly with browned bread crumbs.

JD’s Lasagne

1 lg. pkg. Lasagna Noodles
1 lb. Ground Beef
1 lb. Pork Sausage
1 lg. Onion, chopped
1 pkg. Spaghetti Sauce Mix
3 (6 oz.) cans Tomato Paste
8 oz. Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
8 oz. Provolone or Jack Cheese, shredded
8 oz. med Cheddar Cheese, shredded

Add Butter or Oil to water for boiling Noodles

Okay, the following directions were not written down, so I have to adlib here…..

Boil Noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse with cold water.

While the noodles are cooking, cook the ground beef, pork sausage, and onion in a skillet, stirring so as to break up the meat; drain.

Prepare spaghetti sauce mix according to package directions, using the 3 cans of tomato paste.

In large heavy sheet cake pan (9×13), layer 1/3 of the sauce, 1/3 of the noodles, 1/3 of the meat mixture, and 1/3 of the shredded cheese. Repeat another couple of times, using everything up, and making sure you end with the cheese.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for about an hour.