Jennie O Baked Turkey Rigatoni

June 10, 2014 at 5:20 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, mushrooms, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | 2 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Jennie O Baked Turkey Rigatoni

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Dreary and rain on and off all day. Stopped by Walmart to pick up a couple of items and stopped by the bank, then back home. For dinner tonight I tried a new recipe from Jennie – O, Baked Turkey Rigatoni.

 

 

 
It’s a Winner, Winner, Turkey Dinner Tonight! A while back I was invited to join the Jennie-O Switch Circle, an online network of influential bloggers who will receive sneak peaks of all things Jennie-O. As a member I’m sent coupons and recipes, which is where the Baked Turkey Rigatoni Recipe that I’m preparing tonight comes from. But I’m going to lighten this recipe up, cutting the calories and carbs. I’ll be using Jennie – O Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Rigatoni Pasta, Sargento Ultra Thin Provolone Sliced Cheese, Daisy Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella Cheese, and Kraft Reduced Fat Grated Parmesan Cheese. I also added some sliced Mushrooms and Dried Oregano. Fewer calories, less carbs, same great taste as the original recipe! I also only made a half order of this, using half of the ingredients. I’ve left the original recipe along with the Jennie – O Turkey web site link at the end of the post.

 

 

 

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To prepare it start by heating the oven to 350°F. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook 12 minutes or until al dente; drain. Return to same pan. In a large skillet, cook the ground turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion and sauce; simmer 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened and onion is soft. Then mist a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add turkey mixture and mushrooms to pasta. Stir to combine. Layer half of turkey mixture in dish. Top with Provolone cheese. Spread with sour cream. Top with remaining turkey mixture. Sprinkle with Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese and Oregano. Bake 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

 

 

 
You looking for a delicious and healthy dish, look no further! This came out flat-out delicious. The Jennie – O Turkey, Pasta Sauce and Mushrooms combined just right and then along with the trio of Provolone, Mozzarella, and Parmesan Cheese it’s one delicious and hearty meal! For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Peach Chunks.

 

 

 

 

 

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Baked Turkey Rigatoni
Ingredients
1 (16-ounce) package rigatoni pasta
1 (20-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Lean Ground Turkey
1 cup diced onion
2 (26-ounce) jars spaghetti sauce
6 slices Provolone cheese
1 cup fat-free sour cream
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
2 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan cheese

 
Directions
Heat oven to 350°F. Bring large pot of lightly salted water to boil. Add pasta and cook 12 minutes or until al dente; drain. Return to same pan.

In large skillet, cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F. as measured by a meat thermometer. Add onion and sauce; simmer 15 minutes or until sauce is thickened and onion is soft.

Mist a 9 x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Add turkey mixture to pasta. Stir to combine. Layer half of turkey mixture in dish. Top with Provolone cheese. Spread with sour cream. Top with remaining turkey mixture.

Sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. Bake 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and browned. Garnish with additional Parmesan cheese, if desired.

 

 

Nutritional Information
Calories 480 Fat 12g
Protein 33g Cholesterol 70mg
Carbohydrates 61g Sodium 230mg
Fiber 4g Saturated Fat 5g
Sugars 13g

 
– See more at: http://www.jennieo.com/recipes/780-Baked-Turkey-Rigatoni#sthash.JrsAHKME.dpuf

Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta

May 4, 2014 at 5:09 PM | Posted in chicken, pasta, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta

 

 

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A gorgeous Spring Day out today. Sunny and 70 degrees! Had to go to Kroger to pick up a couple of items for tonight’s dinner and then back home. Got the cart out and went to the lake and did some fishing, How relaxing! Caught some sun and 4 small fish, 2 Blue Gill and 2 Bass. A nice peaceful day. For dinner tonight a new recipe; Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta. You’re going to love this dish!

 

 

 
Came across the recipe for tonight’s dinner in an issue of Simply Delicious/Taste of Home Magazine and it looked and sounded too good not to try, Smoked Mozzarella Chicken with Pasta. To prepare it I needed the following; 4 ounces thin spaghetti, 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each), sea salt and pepper (to taste), 1/3 cup Whole Grain bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 thin slices smoked deli ham, 2 slices smoked mozzarella cheese, 1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves, 1/2 cup prepared pesto, and Grated Parmesan cheese. I only used half amounts of the original recipe, I only prepared 2 Chicken Breasts. I also made my own Bread Crumbs by putting 2 slices in the food processor. For my Pasta I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Grain Thin Spaghetti. I also used Perdue Chicken Breasts. I like using these, they store in the freezer and are individually wrapped.

 

 

 
To prepare it I cooked pasta according to package directions. When done drained and transferred to a large bowl. Got my Chicken Breasts and sprinkled with salt and pepper. Placed the bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Dipped Chicken in bread crumbs to coat both sides; shaking off excess. Then in a large skillet, heated oil over medium-high heat. Added Chicken; cooked 5 minutes. Turned and cooked 2 minutes longer. Topped with Ham and Mozzarella Cheese; sprinkled with Sage. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until the thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Removed from heat. Added pesto to Pasta and tossed to coat. Served the Chicken with the Pasta and sprinkled with Parmesan Cheese. Another one of those keeper recipes! You can’t go wrong with Chicken and Pasta, the added Ham and Smoked Mozzarella worked great. The original recipe along with the web link is at the bottom of the post. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Dark Fudge Swirl Frozen Yogurt.

 

 

 

 
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Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked angel hair pasta or thin spaghetti
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (6 ounces each)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
2 tablespoons olive oil
4 thin slices smoked deli ham
4 slices smoked mozzarella cheese
1/2 teaspoon dried sage leaves
1/2 cup prepared pesto
Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

 
Directions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, pound chicken breasts with a meat mallet to 1/2-in. thickness; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place bread crumbs in a shallow bowl. Dip chicken in bread crumbs to coat both sides; shake off excess.
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes. Turn; cook 2 minutes longer. Top with ham and mozzarella cheese; sprinkle with sage. Cook 1-2 minutes longer or until a thermometer inserted in chicken reads 165°. Remove from heat.
Add pesto to pasta and toss to coat. Serve chicken with pasta. If desired, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 4 servings.

 
http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/smoked-mozzarella-chicken-with-pasta?refurl=&_mid=2271465&_rid=2271465.1311011218.136424

Turkey Sausage Baked Penne

April 22, 2014 at 5:28 PM | Posted in Jennie-O Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Turkey Sausage Baked Penne

 

 

 

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Windy with showers on and off all day. I heard on the news last night, Wednesday or Thursday morning it’s going to go back down to 36 degrees, Enough all ready! Went to Walmart, needed a new water hose and picked up a couple of other items while there. Tried a new recipe tonight for dinner, Turkey Sausage Baked Penne. “It’s a keeper recipe”

 

 

 
Came across a similar recipe in a Pillsbury Magazine but it was about 590 calories and 57 carbs. So I lightened up a bit by using healthier ingredients. I needed; 1/2 Box of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Penne Pasta, 1/2 lb. Jennie – O Breakfast Sausage (my favorite sausage for Breakfast), 1/2 cup Part – Skim Ricotta Cheese, 1 Garlic Clove (Minced), 1/2 teaspoon dried Basil Leaves, 1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes, Sea Salt and Pepper to taste, 2 cups Ragu Chunky Mushroom Pasta Sauce, and Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella.

 

 

 
To prepare it, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a glass baking dish with Pam Spray, size of dish will vary according to how much you prepare. Start by cooking the Pasta as directed on package, use the minimum cooking time as Pasta will continue to cook when baking. Heat up your favorite skillet over medium heat. Add the Jennie – O Sausage and cook till no longer pink, drain. Then in a large bowl, stir together Sausage, Ricotta, Garlic, Seasoning, and 1 cup of the Ragu Pasta Sauce. Add the cooked Pasta, gently toss. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish. Top with the other cup of Ragu Pasta Sauce and top with the Mozzarella Cheese. Then just bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until it’s thoroughly cooked through and Cheese is melted.

 

 

 
This came out delicious! And why not, Pasta, Turkey Sausage, Spices, and Cheese! Fantastic flavor and leftovers for lunch tomorrow. You can double the ingredient amounts to make a larger serving, I cut everything in half when I prepared it tonight. For dessert later a bowl of Del Monte No Sugar Added Peach Chunks.

 

 

 
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Ingredients:

1/2 Box of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Penne Pasta
1/2 lb. Jennie – O Breakfast Sausage
1/2 cup Part – Skim Ricotta Cheese
1 Garlic Clove (Minced)
1/2 teaspoon dried Basil Leaves
1/4 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
Sea Salt and Pepper to taste
2 cups Ragu Chunky Mushroom Pasta Sauce
Sargento Reduced Fat Shredded Mozzarella.

 

 
Directions:

 

1 – To prepare it, Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a glass baking dish with Pam Spray, size of dish will vary according to how much you prepare. Start by cooking the Pasta as directed on package, use the minimum cooking time as Pasta will continue to cook when baking.

 
2 – Heat up your favorite skillet over medium heat. Add the Jennie – O Sausage and cook till no longer pink, drain.

 

 

3 – Then in a large bowl, stir together Sausage, Ricotta, Garlic, Seasoning, and 1 cup of the Ragu Pasta Sauce. Add the cooked Pasta, gently toss. Spoon the mixture into the baking dish. Top with the other cup of Ragu Pasta Sauce and top with the Mozzarella Cheese.

 
4 – Then just bake, uncovered, for 30-40 minutes or until it’s thoroughly cooked through and Cheese is melted.

Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Baked French Bread

April 19, 2014 at 5:12 PM | Posted in Honeysuckle White Turkey Products, Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pasta, spaghetti, Turkey meatballs | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs w/ Baked French Bread

 

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A sunny Spring day out today, but we still have a cool light breeze blowing. Took the Cart out for a spin but wasn’t out too long due to the wind. The past day or so Mom and me have been gathering old bills and documents that needed shredded. This morning around the area was Shred Day. They have this every Spring where you can drop off anything you need shredded. I believe there was 4 drop areas this year from 9-1. I went over to one that was about 2 miles away around 9:00 this morning. I had no clue what I was in store for! There was literally hundreds, and I mean hundreds, of cars already in line! So from 9:02 this morning till about 10:10 I was in line to drop off 6 bags of bills and papers that needed shredded. The line actually moved quicker than what I thought it would, but what a traffic nightmare it was over there. Next time I’ll go early. We have a shredder, but its old and very slow. Maybe it’s time to invest in a new one. Anyway for dinner a classic comfort food, Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs with French Bread.

 

 

 
You just can’t go wrong with a Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs Dinner! I used Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs along with Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs. I always use Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Pastas. The Spaghetti is 180 calories and 35 net carbs, which isn’t bad for Pasta. The Honeysuckle White Turkey Meatballs are the best I’ve found, fantastic taste and their 190 calories and 6 carbs for 3 Meatballs. Topped everything with some fresh grated Parmesan Cheese and Ragu Chunky Mushroom Pasta Sauce. I normally use Bella Vita Low carb Pasta Sauce but was out of it so I went with the Ragu, which was excellent! I also baked a loaf of Pillsbury Rustic French Bread. Before baking it I brushed the top with extra Virgin Olive Oil and sprinkled Sesame Seeds across the top. It was a real Italian treat tonight! For dessert later a Jello Sugar free Double Chocolate Pudding topped with Cool Whip Free.

 

 

 

 

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Here’s something to absorb: One serving of RONZONI HEALTHY HARVEST pasta has over 20% of your daily recommended fiber intake – but did you know that fiber is good for you in more ways than just digestion?

People with diets high in fiber have a lower risk for weight gain, obesity, development of insulin resistance and diabetes. Fiber also prevents constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis, but it also helps reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases like colon and breast cancer. Fiber may help lower LDL (bad) cholesterol and total cholesterol, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. It can also help lower blood sugar to better manage diabetes.

Dietary fiber is the edible part of plants, primarily carbohydrates that are resistant to digestion and absorption in the small intestine. Fiber may be digested by fermentation in the large intestine. By eating high fiber foods you feel fuller, eat less, with fewer absorbed calories.

Fiber comes in two basic forms – soluble and insoluble. Soluble fiber is found in fruits, vegetables, seeds, brown rice, oats and barley. It prevents or reduces the absorption of certain substances into the bloodstream. Insoluble fiber is found mainly in whole grains and on the outside of seeds, fruits, legumes, and other foods. It is like a sponge that swells within the intestine to promote more efficient elimination and alleviate some digestive disorders.

Fiber is found only in plant foods and passes through the digestive tract without being completely broken down. Being indigestible, fiber provides no nutrients to the body, which is why for many years it was removed from processed foods like white bread. But, nutritionists have since discovered that fiber performs valuable functions precisely because it is not digested, and it is essential to good health.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2oz (56g) Dry Uncooked
Servings per Container: About 7

Amount Per Serving

Calories 180 Calories from Fat 10

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 1g 2%

Saturated Fat 0g 0%

Trans Fat 0g

Cholesterol 0mg 0%

Sodium 0mg 0%

Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%

Dietary Fiber 6g 23%

Sugars <1g

Protein 7g

 

 

http://ronzonihealthyharvest.newworldpasta.com/pasta_nutrition.cfm?prodId=003340006502

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