“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Mozzarella Risotto Cakes with Marinara Sauce

April 30, 2018 at 5:01 AM | Posted in CooksRecipes, Meatless Monday | Leave a comment
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This week’s “Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week is – Mozzarella Risotto Cakes with Marinara Sauce. Made using BUITONI Risotto and BUITONI® Marinara Sauce, so you know this is going to be a winning dish! The recipe is off the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes and cuisines. Be sure to check it out today. Enjoy and Eat Healthy in 2018! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Mozzarella Risotto Cakes with Marinara Sauce
These risotto cakes, topped with marinara sauce, make a wonderful vegetarian entrée that is simply delicious.

Recipe Ingredients:
1 (5.5-ounce) package BUITONI Risotto with Rosemary & Potatoes, cooked and cooled
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons freshly grated Romano cheese
2 tablespoons chopped chives
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 cup plain dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup olive oil – divided use
1(15-ounce) container BUITONI® Marinara Sauce, warmed

Cooking Directions:
1 – Combine risotto, mozzarella cheese, Romano cheese, chives and pepper in large bowl. Press mixture firmly into twelve 2-inch-round patties; coat with bread crumbs.
2 – Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add six risotto cakes; cook on each side for about 30 to 60 seconds or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining oil and risotto cakes. Serve with marinara sauce.
Makes 12 risotto cakes.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/12 of recipe): Calories: 150 Calories from Fat: 70 Total Fat: 8 g Saturated Fat: 2 g Cholesterol: 5 mg Sodium: 450 mg Carbohydrates: 16 g Dietary Fiber: 1 g Sugars: 3 g Protein: 4 g.


Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce

March 12, 2018 at 5:17 PM | Posted in Boar's Head, chicken, pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce



For Breakfast this morning I made a Breakfast Sandwich. I toasted a Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. I then lightly fried a few slices of Boar’s Head Sweet Sliced Ham and got a slice of Boar’s Head Sliced Gouda Cheese and made my Sandwich. I also had a cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. Outside had some sunshine early and a high of 45 degrees. After Lunch I got the leaf blower out and cleaned off the deck and driveway areas. Not much else going on today. For Dinner tonight I prepared a Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce.



For my Dinner tonight I’m preparing Chicken Topped with Mozzarella w/ Chive Pappardelle and Marinara Sauce. For the Chicken I purchased a package of Katie’s Best Thin Cut Chicken Breasts then for Seasoning I’ll need; Flour, McCormick Grinders of Sea Salt and Peppercorn Medley, Litehouse Poultry Seasoning, Buitoni Marinara Sauce, Boar’s Head Deli Sliced Mozzarella Cheese, Extra Light Olive Oil.




To prepare everything I grabbed a Large Sauce Pan and a Skillet. Sprayed each with Pam Non Stick Cooking Spray. I filled the Sauce Pan with 4 quarts Water and a couple of shakes of Morton’s Light Salt. Turned it on medium heat. I’ll be using this to cook my Pappardelle Pasta with.






As the Water was heating up I Seasoned the Chicken. I Seasoned it with the Sea Salt, Peppercorns, Poultry Seasoning, and then rolled the Chicken Breasts in Flour. Next I added a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil and heated the Skillet on medium high heat. When the Skillet was ready I fried the Chicken, turning it occasionally, 18-20 minutes, to 170ºF internal temperature. Uncovered the last 2 minutes of cooking. I then topped each Chicken Breast with a slice of the Mozzarella Cheese. Then a spoonful of the Marinara Sauce and finished cooking. The Chicken came out great! Browned up good, moist, and excellent flavor with the added Mozzarella Cheese and Marinara Sauce. I put the lid on the Skillet and set it aside while the Pasta finished.


To prepare the Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle; As the Chicken was cooking I had already started boiling the Water. When it was a full boil I added the Pasta. Reduced the heat for a gentle boil of the Pasta, stirred frequently with a pair of tongs to separate the Pasta. Drained the Water and served.





To serve it I got a plate and made a bed of the Pasta and added a spoonful of the Marinara Sauce. Then topped that with one of the Mozzarella Chicken Breasts. I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury French Bread. Everything turned out delicious! First time I had the Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle in quite a while. The Pappardelle and Chicken combo worked great, Excellent dish! For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.





Buitoni Roasted Garlic and Chive Pappardelle

Developed together with our chefs at Casa Buitoni, these wide cut, flat pasta ribbons are freshly made with no GMO ingredients and real roasted garlic and chives infused into the pasta dough. How about enjoying with a freshly made Buitoni sauce?


Nutritional Information

Serving size: 89 g.
Servings per container: 3

Calories 230
Calories from fat 10
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 30mg 0%
Sodium 380mg 16%
Carbohydrates 0g 0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 9g
Vitamin A 4%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 2%
Iron 2%

Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ravioli

March 19, 2017 at 5:01 PM | Posted in pasta, Perdue Chicken Products | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ravioli




For Breakfast this morning I prepared a Poached Egg and served it on a toasted Healthy Life Whole Grain English Muffin. Also had the morning cup of Bigelow Decaf Green Tea. After Breakfast I went up to McDonald’s and picked up Breakfast for Mom. Another overcast day but not as windy out and a high of 51 degrees. Finished up some cleaning today, cleaned the oven and fridge. Still having problems with my thumb, wish this would hurry up and heal! For Dinner tonight I prepared a new item, Three Bridges Wild Mushroom Ravioli. Tonight its Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ravioli.


Chicken and Wild Mushroom Ravioli for Dinner. Had this a while back and really liked it. For the Chicken I used Perdue Perfect Portions Skinless and Boneless Chicken Breasts. I had them in the freezer so I let them thaw overnight in the fridge. I love the Perdue Perfect Portions Chicken Breasts. Always taste fresh and nice size. To prepare; removed them from the package and seasoned them with Sea Salt and Litehouse Freeze Dried Poultry Herb Blend, my favorite seasoning for Chicken. Then I sprinkled them with a light dusting of Flour. Cooked them in a medium size skillet that was sprayed with Pam Cooking Spray w/ Olive Oil and a tablespoon of Extra Light Olive Oil. Fried them on medium high heat for about 11 minutes, flipping it over 3 times. Removed from the heat and set aside.As the Chicken was cooking I sliced up some Mushrooms and Sauteed them in the skillet also. Removed from the heat and set aside. After they had cooled I sliced the Chicken Breasts up.




As the Chicken was finishing I prepared the Three Bridges Wild Mushroom Ravioli. First time preparing this and its very easy to prepare. Bring a large pot of water to a gentle boil. Add ravioli and cook for 5 minutes. Remove the pot from heat and strain the Ravioli.




Then tossed with Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmasen Cheese, 1 tablespoon of Light Olive Oil, and some Buitoni Marinara Sauce. To serve I made a bed of the Ravioli in a bowl and topped it with the sliced Chicken Breast, Sauteed Sliced Mushrooms, and a bit more of the remaining Sauce and a sprinkle of Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. The Ravioli is very tender and an excellent Mushroom taste! The Chicken and sauce worked perfect with it. Another very good item I came across at Meijer. I’m always finding new products to try at Meijer. For Dessert later a Jello Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Pudding.




Three Bridges Wild Mushroom Ravioli

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