Diabetic Side Dish of the Week – ZUCCHINI PARMESAN FRITTERS

August 29, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetic Gourmet Magazine, Diabetic Side Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Side Dish Recipe of the Week is – ZUCCHINI PARMESAN FRITTERS. Fritters the healthy way! Eggs, Zucchini, Shredded Whole Milk Mozzarella Cheese, Parsley, and Basil are just some of the ingredients you’ll be needing to make this week’s Dish. Only 159 calories and 5 carbs per serving! So you can find this Diabetic Friendly recipe and more all at the Diabetic Gourmet Magazine website. You can also sign up to receive wonderful recipes, engaging articles, helpful and healthful tips, critically important news and more. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://diabeticgourmet.com/

ZUCCHINI PARMESAN FRITTERS

Ingredients

4 large eggs, separated
2 medium zucchini, trimmed and grated
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup shredded whole-milk mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup parsley, chopped
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
1/4 cup coconut-flax flour blend (To make, mix equal parts coconut flour with ground flaxseed and refrigerate in an airtight container)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Canola or olive oil cooking spray
3 teaspoons canola or virgin olive oil

Directions

1 – Place egg whites in large mixing bowl. Using electric mixer, beat on high speed until stiff peaks form and whites cling to sides of bowl when tilted. Set aside.
2 – Place egg yolks, zucchini, Parmesan, mozzarella, parsley, basil, coconut-flax flour blend, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in another large bowl. Stir well until zucchini is coated with flour. Using rubber spatula, gently fold in egg whites until just combined. There will be streaks of egg whites.
3 – Coat large skillet with cooking spray. Warm skillet over medium-high heat and add one 1 teaspoon of oil. Using 1/4-cup measure, pour out 4 fritters. Cook 2-3 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Transfer to plate. Repeat twice, using 1 teaspoon of oil and four 1/4 measures of batter each time.
4 – Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered in aluminum foil and reheat when ready to serve.

Recipe Yield: Yield: 6 (2-fritter) servings

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:
Calories: 159
Fat: 11 grams
Protein: 11 grams
Carbohydrates: 5 grams
https://diabeticgourmet.com/diabetic-recipes/zucchini-parmesan-fritters

Shrimp Caprese Pasta

July 20, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | 2 Comments
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Here’s a recipe for Shrimp Caprese Pasta. To make this Dish you’ll be needing Whole Wheat Penne Pasta, Olive Oil. Grape Tomatoes, Basil, Balsamic Vinegar, Garlic Cloves, Salt, Red Pepper Flakes, Medium Shrimp, and Mozzarella Pearls. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Shrimp Caprese Pasta

Ingredients
1 cup uncooked whole wheat penne
2 teaspoons olive oil
2 cups coarsely chopped grape tomatoes
4 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, divided
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
8 ounces medium raw shrimp (with tails on), peeled and deveined
1 cup grape tomatoes, halved
2 ounces fresh mozzarella pearls

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1 – Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Set aside.

2 – Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 cups chopped tomatoes, reserved 1/2 cup pasta water, 2 tablespoons basil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and red pepper flakes. Cook and stir 10 minutes or until tomatoes begin to soften.

3 – Add shrimp and 1 cup halved tomatoes to skillet; cook and stir 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and opaque. Add pasta; cook until heated through.

4 – Divide mixture evenly among four bowls. Top evenly with cheese and remaining 2 tablespoons basil.

Nutrition Information:
Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 Bread/Starch, 1 Vegetable, 1 1/2 Meat.
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/shrimp-caprese-pasta/

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Appetizer of the Week – Heirloom Tomato Salad

June 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Appetizer of the Week, Appetizers, diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management | Leave a comment
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This week’s Appetizer of the Week is a Heirloom Tomato Salad. To make this week’s Recipe you’ll be needing Red Leaf Lettuce, Heirloom Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Olive Oil, Balsamic Glaze, Garlic, Basil, Pine Nuts, and Black Pepper. The Salad is 134 calories and 9 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Heirloom Tomato Salad
This simple salad is easy to prepare, pleasing to the eye, and packs in all the fresh and juicy flavor of heirloom tomatoes!

Ingredients
4 large leaves red leaf lettuce
2 large ripe heirloom or regular tomatoes, sliced (preferably 1 red and 1 yellow or green)
1 cup grape or cherry tomatoes, yellow or red, or combination
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon balsamic glaze*
1 small clove garlic, pressed or mashed
2 tablespoons thinly sliced basil or chopped chives
2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
Black pepper (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1/4 of recipe

1. Arrange lettuce leaves on 4 serving plates. Arrange tomatoes attractively on lettuce.

2. Whisk together oil, balsamic glaze and garlic in small bowl until emulsified and thick. Drizzle over salad.

3. Top with basil, pine nuts and pepper, if desired.

*Note: Look for balsamic glaze in the condiment section of the supermarket.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 134 calories, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Protein: 7 g, Fat: 7 g, Saturated Fat: 1 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 83 mg, Fiber: 4 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/salads/heirloom-tomato-salad/

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Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – BUFFALO SALAMI ANTIPASTO PASTA SALAD

May 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Wild Idea Buffalo | Leave a comment
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This week’s Wild Idea Buffalo Recipe of the Week – Buffalo Salami Antipasto Pasta Salad. You’ll be using Wild Idea Buffalo Salami along with Fresh Mozzarella, Bell Peppers, Green Onions, Artichoke Hearts, and more. You can find this recipe and purchase the Wild Idea Buffalo Salami along with all the other Wild Idea Products at the Wild Idea Buffalo website. So Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://wildideabuffalo.com/

Buffalo Antipasto Pasta Salad
A great summertime meal! Vegetables can be substituted according to what you have on hand or what you like.

Ingredients:
1 12 ounce pkg. Wild Idea Buffalo Salami, cut into pieces
1 cup, fresh mozzarella, shredded or cubed
1 each red, yellow and orange bell peppers, diced
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 can artichoke hearts, drained & chopped
1 cup pepperoncini, sliced
½ cup olives, sliced (prefer Kalamata)
¾ cup sundried tomatoes, julienned
½ lb. pasta, cooked el dente and drained
¼ cup basil pesto
¼ cup olive oil
¼ cup rice or cider vinegar
2 tsp. ground fennel
salt & pepper to taste.
* Put all ingredients in large bowl and toss! Can be refrigerated for up to a week, however you may need to add a bit more olive oil or dressing before serving.

Basil Pesto
My recipe for Basil Pesto does not include pine-nuts, as I am not a fan. They could easily be added though, for a more traditional recipe.

Ingredients:

2 cups fresh basil leaves, packed
2 cups shredded parmesan cheese
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper (*I like a little more)
1 Tb. lemon juice (*I like a little more)
1 cup olive oil
Place all ingredients in blender and puree until smooth. Refrigerate.
https://wildideabuffalo.com/blogs/recipes/93463809-buffalo-salami-antipasto-pasta-salad

 

 

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Chicken Caprese Panini

May 18, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Chicken Caprese Panini. To make this week’s dish you’ll be using Roasted Chicken, Bread, Oil, Tomato, Shredded Reduced Fat Mozzarella Cheese, and Basil. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Chicken Caprese Panini
Go Mediterranean with this Italian-inspired panini!

Ingredients

1/2 cup chopped leftover roasted chicken from Chopped Roasted Chicken Salad

4 bread slices

1/2 teaspoon oil

1/2 cup chopped tomato

1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Directions
Yield: 2 servings
Serving size: 1 sandwich

1 – Reserve 1/2 cup chopped leftover roasted chicken from Chopped Roasted Chicken Salad; set aside.

2 – Preheat indoor grill or panini press. Brush one side of each of four bread slices with 1/2 teaspoon oil. Set aside.

3 – Combine leftover chicken, 1/2 cup chopped tomato, 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil in medium bowl; mix well.

4 – Place two bread slices, oil side down, on grill or panini press. Top each with half of chicken mixture and another bread slice. Close grill and cook until brad is golden and cheese is melted.

Nutrition Information:
Carbohydrates: 22 g, Protein: 27 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 11 g, Cholesterol: 39 mg, Sodium: 354 mg, Fiber: 8 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/chicken-caprese-panini/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Grilled Salmon Salad

February 23, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Grilled Salmon Salad. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Balsamic Vinaigrette Salad Dressing, Salmon Fillets, Black Pepper, Salt, Spring Mix Salad Greens, Cherry Tomatoes, and Fresh Basil. Love that Salmon! The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Grilled Salmon Salad
Can’t get enough of barbecue season? You’ll love this quick and easy low-carb entrée, served fresh of the grill and full of Mediterranean flavor!

Ingredients
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons fat-free raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette salad dressing, divided
4 skinless salmon fillets (about 1/4 pound and 3/4 inch thick)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 cups spring mix salad greens
2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped (optional)

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 salmon fillet with 1/4 of salad mixture

1. Prepare grill for direct cooking. Brush 2 tablespoons dressing over salmon fillets. Sprinkle with pepper and salt. Grill salmon on covered grill over medium-high heat 5 to 6 minutes, or until center is opaque.

2. Combine greens, tomatoes and remaining 1/3 cup dressing in large bowl; toss gently. Transfer to 4 plates. Top with salmon; sprinkle with basil, if desired.

Note: To broil the salmon, preheat broiler. Place salmon on an oiled broiler pan. Broil 4 inches from heat 6 to 7 minutes or just until the salmon begins to flake when tested with a fork.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 264 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 24 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 66 mg, Sodium: 493 mg, Fiber: 3 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/grilled-salmon-salad/

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Diabetic Dish of the Week – Crustless Ham and Asparagus Quiche

January 26, 2021 at 6:02 AM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Diabetic Dish of the Week | Leave a comment
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This week’s Diabetic Dish of the Week is a Crustless Ham and Asparagus Quiche. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Asparagus, Red Bell Pepper, Low Fat 1% Milk, All purpose Flour, Egg Whites, Egg, Deli Ham, Basil, Salt, Pepper, and Finely Shredded Swiss Cheese. The Dish is 138 calories and 7 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Crustless Ham and Asparagus Quiche
This low-carb quiche delivers two things: golden crispiness on the outside and 100 percent delectable flavor on the inside!

Ingredients
2 cups sliced asparagus (1/2-inch pieces)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
4 egg whites
1 egg
1 cup chopped cooked deli ham
2 tablespoons chopped fresh tarragon or basil
1/2 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 cup finely shredded Swiss cheese

Directions
Yield: 6 servings
Serving size: 1/6 of recipe

1 – Preheat oven to 350°F. Combine asparagus, bell pepper, and 1 tablespoon water in microwavable bowl. Cover with waxed paper; microwave on HIGH 2 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain vegetables.

2 – Whisk milk and flour in large bowl. Whisk in egg whites and egg until well combined. Stir in vegetables, ham, tarragon, salt, if desired, and black pepper. Pour into 9-inch pie plate. Bake 35 minutes. Sprinkle cheese over quiche; bake 5 minutes or until center is set and cheese is melted. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Cut into 6 wedges.

Variations: Add 1 clove minced garlic. Add 2 tablespoons chopped green onion.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 138 calories, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 25 mg, Sodium: 439 mg, Fiber: 1 g
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Fresh Turkey Spring Rolls

January 22, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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I have another Jennie – O Turkey Recipe to pass along, Fresh Turkey Spring Rolls. To make these Healthy and Delicious Spring Rolls you’ll be needing JENNIE-O® Ground Turkey Roll, Cellophane Noodles, Spring Roll Wrappers, Mint Leaves, Cilantro, Basil, Green Onions, Carrots, and Sweet Chili Sauce. The Spring Rolls are 170 calories and 12 net carbs per serving. You can find this recipe along with all the other Delicious and Healthy Recipes at the Jennie – O Turkey website. Make the SWITCH in 2021! https://www.jennieo.com/

Fresh Turkey Spring Rolls
Here’s a recipe that’ll put a spring in your step. Chock full of fresh veggies, cellophane noodles and ground turkey, this is Fresh Turkey Spring Roll recipe is ready in under 30 minutes.

Total Time 30 Minutes
Serving Size 8 Servings

Ingredients
1 – (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Ground Turkey Roll

2 – ounces cellophane noodles

8 – spring roll wrappers

3 – tablespoons chopped mint leaves

3 – tablespoons chopped cilantro

3 – tablespoons chopped basil

2 – green onions, sliced

⅔ cup grated carrot

sweet chili sauces, if desired

Directions
1) Spray skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Preheat skillet over medium heat. Add ground turkey to hot skillet. Stir to crumble, approximately 14 to 16 minutes. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer.

2) Place cellophane noodles in medium heat proof bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 10 minutes, drain and cut into 2-inch lengths.

3) Place hot water in large pie plate. Dip spring roll wrapper into the water one at a time, let stand until softened; about 1 minute. Remove to clean dry work surface and lay flat. In a row across center, place ¼ cup turkey, a handful of noodles, sprinkle of mint leaves, cilantro, basil, green onion and carrot leaving 2-inches on either side uncovered. Fold uncovered sides inward, then tightly roll wrapper.

4) Repeat with remaining ingredients. Serve with sweet chili sauce, if desired.

Nutrition
Calories 170
Protein – 11g
Carbohydrates – 13g
Fiber – 1g
Sugars – 1g
Fat – 9g
Cholesterol – 50mg
Sodium – 110mg
Saturated Fat – 2g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/fresh-turkey-spring-rolls/

“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Caprese Portabello Burgers

January 11, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in diabetes friendly, Diabetes Self Management, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is a Caprese Portabello Burger. To make this week’s recipe you’ll be needing Portobello Mushrooms, Mozzarella Cheese, Plum Tomatoes, Garlic Clove, Black Pepper, Basil, Light Balsamic Vinaigrette, and Whole Wheat Sandwich Thin Rounds. The Burger has 191 calories and 21 net carbs per serving. The recipe is from the Diabetes Self Management website where you can find a huge selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, Diabetes News, Diabetes Management Tips, and more! You can also subscribe to the Diabetes Self Management Magazine. Each issue is packed with Diabetes News and Diabetic Friendly Recipes. I’ve left a link to subscribe at the end of the post. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Caprese Portabello Burgers
Avoiding meat? You’ll never miss it with these juicy mushroom burgers! Grilled Portabello mushroom caps star as the main attraction between two toasted whole-wheat buns.

Ingredients
4 portobello mushrooms (about 3/4 pound), gills and stems removed
3 ounces mozzarella cheese, diced
2 plum tomatoes, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon light balsamic vinaigrette
4 whole wheat sandwich thin rounds, toasted

Directions
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: 1 burger

1. Spray grill with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat. Meanwhile, combine cheese, tomatoes, basil, vinaigrette, garlic and pepper in small bowl.

2. Grill mushroom caps, stem side down, 5 minutes on each side or until done. Spoon one-fourth of tomato mixture into each cap. Cover and grill 3 minutes or until cheese is melted. Serve on sandwich thins.

Note: Cooked portobello mushrooms can be frozen and will keep for several months. Store in plastic containers or freezer bags.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 198 calories, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Protein: 13 g, Fat: 6 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 397 mg, Fiber: 7 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/main-dishes/caprese-portabello-burgers/

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“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheesy Baked Ziti

January 4, 2021 at 6:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is Cheesy Baked Ziti. Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Ziti Pasta, Garlic Cloves, Low Sodium Diced Tomatoes, Low Fat Ricotta Cheese, Shredded Low Fat Mozzarella Cheese, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Parsley, Basil, and more! Meatless and Delicious! The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website. At the Cooks site you’ll find a huge selection of recipes to please all Tastes, Diets, or Cuisines so be sure to check it out today for any of your recipe needs! Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2021! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cheesy Baked Ziti
Recipe Ingredients:

1 pound ziti, rigatoni, mostaccioli or other medium pasta shape, uncooked
Vegetable oil cooking spray
1 onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14.5-ounce) can low-sodium diced tomatoes, drained
1 (15-ounce) container low-fat ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese – divided use
4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese – divided use
1/2 cup skim milk
1/3 cup chopped Italian parsley
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil (or 1 tablespoon dried)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions:

1 – Prepare pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside in large bowl.
2 – Preheat the oven to 400°F (205°C).
3 – Spray a non-stick skillet with vegetable oil cooking spray. Heat oil over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and sauté 1 more minute. Remove from heat. Stir in tomatoes.
4 – Place ricotta cheese, 1 1/2 cups of the mozzarella cheese, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and milk in a food processor or blender. Process until smooth.
5 – Add the tomato and cheese mixtures, parsley, basil and pepper to the cooked pasta. Toss well to combine.
6 – Spray a 2 1/2 to 3-quart baking dish (a 12x9x2-inch oblong dish works well) with vegetable spray. Spoon the pasta mixture into the dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella and 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheeses.
7 – Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Makes 8 servings.
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