One of my favorite meals to make is Enchilada Stuffed Pasta Shells. One of the benefits of this recipe is that it makes enough for two 13x9 baking dishes, which means I get two meals. I don't like waste, but this is one time where I like to use disposable aluminum pans. Then I don;t have to worry about washing the pan.
This is a VERY good Alfredo dish, My Daughter made it at Christime time when she was here. Everyone loved it and ask for the recipe. Even my picky grandson wanted the recipe.The Recipe can be doubled as this is what she did, It was delicious. I don't know where she got the recipe.
These individual portions of mac and cheese are light but satisfying. For best nutritional results, use whole-wheat or high-fiber pasta. Two make a nice dinner with a salad; one makes a nice side portion. Weight Watchers compatible; see original posting for points. values.http://bit.ly/W4SLFN
Most recipes for reduced-fat macaroni and cheese fall short on taste and texture. This recipe tastes delicious, but isn't nearly as rich. Instead of using whole milk and heavy cream in this recipe, it uses skim milk thickened with a roux. Low-fat cheddar cheese and Parmesan add a complex flavor to the macaroni and cheese without the added fat. Part-skim ricotta cheese adds a creamy texture to this reduced-fat version. By making these substitutions, the calories and fat are cut by more than half. Serves 4 as a main dish, or 6-8 as a side dish. From Cook's Country. http://bit.ly/13oaie8
Boy, does this bring back memories! When I was in high school, they served this every Friday in the cafeteria. I guess they had to make sure we had our vegetables :) It sounds gross, but I couldn't wait until Fridays, the macaroni and tomatoes were so good together. To this day, almost 20 years later, whenever I have baked macaroni & cheese, I crave stewed tomatoes. With this recipe, I don't have to.
Adapted from a recipe in Cooking For Two 2009 from America's Test Kitchen. If you're feeling ambitious, you can make your own ricotta (try recipe #413789 for a fast way); you will need about 1 1/2 quarts of milk to make the necessary ricotta. Do not use fat-free ricotta (or skim milk, if making your own).
Inspired by chicken pad see ew, a classic Thai dish of wide rice noodles (this substitutes more-readily available pad thai noodles). The author notes that you have to leave it alone in the pan to get a bit of browning on it, or you will miss the wok hei - the smoky flavor of high-heat cooking which is almost impossible to recreate in a home kitchen. Adapted from Cook's Illustrated Sep/Oct 2012.
Very simply put, Meat wrapped in a noodle. This is the fast and easy version of what I would take hours of prep for the holidays, but I want it fast now for dinner. Feel free to alter this to your liking, Please keep in mind, if I were making this for the holidays or guests, I would be making my own sauce and pasta dough. I have served the fast version to guest and they love it! You can cook this several ways, but this is for your electric pressure cooker, for fast and easy 20 minute dinner!
This recipe is courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis. It's especially popular with vegetarian guests... but a hit with carnivores too. There's no red sauce... it's entirely different from traditional lasagna... but oh so good!
Cook's Note:The no-boil lasagna noodles can be substituted with fresh spinach lasagna sheets. Look for fresh lasagna sheets in the refrigerated section of specialty markets.
Adapted from America's Test Kitchen _Cooking For Two 2009_. The recipe in the book does not make enough sauce; I have doubled the sauce ingredients here. If it's still not enough next time, I might increase them further. Commercial chunky peanut butter is better than natural or old-fashioned, because it has a bit more sweetness. This can be served cold or hot.
This "ramen hack" uses ramen noodles in an unusual way - it replaces the mashed potato in a shepherd's pie with cooked ramen noodles. The top of the noodles get dry and crispy under the broiler, while the underlying noodles remain tender, creating great textural contrast. Adapted from a recipe at Serious Eats. http://bit.ly/hDFQoi
This "ramen hack" uses fresh ingredients to dress up packaged ramen noodles and take them in a non-Asian direction. This one comes out much like macaroni and cheese - although the ramen themselves are softer than traditional elbow macaroni, making this texturally odd. Adapted from two recipes at Serious Eats: http://bit.ly/gTyHvj and http://bit.ly/fFwNXz