“Meatless Monday” Recipe of the Week – Cheese Garden Lasagna

October 7, 2019 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 a Cheese Garden Lasagna. Lasagna packed with your favorite Vegetables! Some of the ingredients you’ll be needing are Garlic, Asparagus, Zucchini, Green Onions, Yellow Squash, Red Pepper, and Mushrooms. The recipe is from the CooksRecipes website which has a huge selection of recipes to please all tastes, diets, and cuisines. So be sure to check out the Cooks site soon. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.cooksrecipes.com/index.html

Cheese Garden Lasagna
A fabulous veggie lasagna loaded with garden vegetables and four types of cheese.

Recipe Ingredients:
1/4 cup (2 ounces) butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup each asparagus, zucchini, green onions, yellow squash and red pepper, diced
6 ounces portobello mushrooms, chopped
2 cups Roma tomatoes, diced
2 cups baby spinach leaves, diced
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh oregano leaves, chopped
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 cups (15 ounces) Wisconsin Ricotta Cheese
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Parmesan Cheese, grated – divided use
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt and ground black pepper
12 no-cook lasagna noodles
2 cups (8 ounces) Wisconsin Mozzarella Cheese, shredded – divided use
1 cup (4 ounces) Wisconsin Smoked Provolone Cheese, shredded – divided use

Cooking Directions:
1 – Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Butter bottom of 13x9x2-inch pan.
2 – Melt 1/4 cup butter in skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté, 1 to 2 minutes.
3 – Add asparagus, zucchini, onions, squash, red pepper, mushrooms, tomatoes and spinach; sauté stirring frequently, 4 to 5 minutes.
4 – Stir in basil, oregano and vinegar; set aside.
5 – In bowl, stir together ricotta, 1/2 cup Parmesan, egg, salt and ground black pepper; set aside.
6 – Place layer of noodles (4 noodles) on bottom of prepared pan. Spread 1/2 ricotta mixture over noodles, top with 1/3 vegetable mixture, 3/4 cup mozzarella and 1/2 cup provolone. Repeat with noodles, remaining ricotta mixture, 1/3 vegetable mixture, 3/4 cup mozzarella and remaining provolone. Top with noodles, remaining vegetable mixture, mozzarella and Parmesan.
7 – Bake 35 to 45 minutes.
8 – Let stand 5 to 10 minutes; serve.

Makes 8 servings.
https://www.cooksrecipes.com/mless/cheese_garden_lasagna_recipe.html

It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday – Creamy Yellow Squash Soup

February 9, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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This week’s It’s Chili, Chowder, or Stew Saturday Recipe is a recipe for Creamy Yellow Squash Soup. A delicious and healthy Soup made with; Yellow Squash, Green Bell Pepper, Onion, Reduced-Fat Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and Spices. Warm up these cold Winter Days with this week’s recipe! It comes from another one of my favorite sites, the Diabetes Self Management website. At the site you’ll find a fantastic selection of Diabetic Friendly Recipes, tips on managing your Diabetes, Diabetic News, and more! So check it out today. Enjoy and Make 2019 a Healthy One! https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/

Creamy Yellow Squash Soup

Ingredients
Nonstick cooking spray
1 pound yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
1 3/4 cups reduced-sodium, 99% fat-free chicken broth
1 cup fat-free buttermilk
1 tablespoon diet margarine
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 ounces reduced-fat sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded

Directions
1 – Heat Dutch oven over medium heat until hot. Lightly coat with cooking spray. Add squash, bell pepper, and onion. Spray vegetables with cooking spray. Cook and stir 6 minutes or until onion begins to brown.

2 – Add thyme, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, and broth. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover. Cook 20 minutes.

3 – Working in 1-cup batches, place mixture in blender or food processor. Cover. Purée. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Return soup to Dutch oven over medium heat. Add buttermilk, margarine, remaining 1/2 teaspoon cumin and pepper. Cook until heated through. Serve topped with cheese.

Yield: 4 servings. Serving size: 1 cup soup plus 2 tablespoons cheese.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 113 calories, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Protein: 8 g, Fat: 5 g, Saturated Fat: 2 g, Cholesterol: 11 mg, Sodium: 401 mg, Fiber: 2 g
https://www.diabetesselfmanagement.com/recipes/soups-stews/creamy-yellow-squash-soup/

Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week – Italian Turkey Minestrone Soup

January 18, 2019 at 6:02 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products | Leave a comment
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This week’s Jennie – O Turkey Recipe of the Week is Italian Turkey Minestrone Soup. Let the Comfort Food Soup begin, Italian Turkey Minestrone Soup! Using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast along with Onion, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Green Bell Peppers, Carrots, Pinto Beans, Kidney Beans, and Seasoning! You can find this week’s recipe on the Jennie – O Turkey website. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH IN 2019! https://www.jennieo.com/

Italian Turkey Minestrone Soup
Sometimes only a classic Italian soup will do — and this one does wonders. Heat up lean turkey breast, simmer with a delightful blend of veggies, then let the slow-cooker take over.

NGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
½ cup diced onion
1 cup diced yellow squash
1 cup diced zucchini
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 cup shredded carrots
6 cups water
2 tablespoons HERB-OX® Beef Bouillon Granules
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

DIRECTIONS
1) In large skillet, cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Add onion, squash, zucchini, bell pepper and carrots; cook 5 minutes or until onions are tender.
3) Place the turkey and vegetables in slow cooker. Add water, bouillon granules, Italian seasoning and beans. Cover and heat on low heat setting 4 hours
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 230
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 26g
Fiber 8g
Sugars 4g
Fat 2g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 510mg
Saturated Fat 0.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/297-italian-turkey-minestrone-soup

Soup Special of the Day…………Italian Turkey Minestrone Soup

February 18, 2018 at 6:03 AM | Posted in Jennie-O, Jennie-O Turkey Products, soup, Soup Special of the Day | Leave a comment
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This week’s Soup Special of the Day is Italian Turkey Minestrone Soup. Let the Comfort Food Soup begin, Italian Turkey Minestrone Soup! Using JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast along with Onion, Yellow Squash, Zucchini, Green Bell Peppers, Carrots, Pinto Beans, Kidney Beans, and Seasoning! You can find this week’s recipe on the Jennie – O Turkey website. So Enjoy and Make the SWITCH IN 2018! https://www.jennieo.com/

 

Italian Turkey Minestrone Soup
Sometimes only a classic Italian soup will do — and this one does wonders. Heat up lean turkey breast, simmer with a delightful blend of veggies, then let the slow-cooker take over.

NGREDIENTS
1 (16-ounce) package JENNIE-O® Extra Lean Ground Turkey Breast
½ cup diced onion
1 cup diced yellow squash
1 cup diced zucchini
1 medium green bell pepper, diced
1 cup shredded carrots
6 cups water
2 tablespoons HERB-OX® Beef Bouillon Granules
1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

DIRECTIONS
1) In large skillet, cook turkey as specified on the package. Always cook to well-done, 165°F as measured by a meat thermometer.
2) Add onion, squash, zucchini, bell pepper and carrots; cook 5 minutes or until onions are tender.
3) Place the turkey and vegetables in slow cooker. Add water, bouillon granules, Italian seasoning and beans. Cover and heat on low heat setting 4 hours
* Always cook to an internal temperature of 165°F.

RECIPE NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING

Calories 230
Protein 26g
Carbohydrates 26g
Fiber 8g
Sugars 4g
Fat 2g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 510mg
Saturated Fat 0.5g
https://www.jennieo.com/recipes/297-italian-turkey-minestrone-soup

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