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Old 05-03-2009, 01:34 AM   #1
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ISO healthy pasta meal that will last in fridge

What is a good/healty pasta meal I can make on sunday and throw in the fridge to eat on the next couple of nights?



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Old 05-03-2009, 08:51 AM   #2
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bowties, veggies sauteeed in olive oil or grilled, salt &/or parmesan. pepper. suggested vegs: zucchini, yellow summwe squash, multi-colored bell peppers, julienne carrots. or stirfry.

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Old 05-03-2009, 11:02 AM   #3
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I do an old fashioned family mac and cheese.....stays in fridge for a number of days....can be warmed in the MW .....wing it type of recipe:
Broad egg noodles--boiled about 6-8 min.
can of cream of tomato soup--another if needed or, some spagetti sauce
bit of sauted onion
lots of shredded old or med. yellow cheddar cheese
Mix all above together, leaving aside a good portion of the cheese. Spoon
into a buttered casserole dish. Spread leftover cheese on top.....makes a wonderful crust!!!....bake @ 325-350F until top looks crusty and inside is bubbling. enjoy!!!!.....we always like to eat this with corn on the cob, or just corn niblets....again, an old family tradition.
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Old 05-03-2009, 11:24 AM   #4
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I don't use a recipe for pasta...I just toss in whatever I have on hand. But here is a recipe that is a good guide. You can add cooked chicken to this, or cook up some shrimp with the vegetables if you wish.

Cooks.com - Recipe - Pasta Primavera

You may substitute any kind of pasta you wish.
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Old 05-03-2009, 12:36 PM   #5
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One of my favorite go to pasta dishes is made with a spinach sauce.

I blend some cooked spinach (sorry I dont have exact measurements for this dish)
a few teaspoons of cream, a bit of shredded parm. and S&P to taste. Poor this sauce over bowties and chicken. It holds up pretty well to refrigeration too.
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Old 05-04-2009, 06:42 PM   #6
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tuna casserole, comes to mind...........spag. better next day. i know there are more, just can't think of them right now.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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chicken and beef pasta

I adapted this from an original recipe I have from Arcola, Italy. If you want a really good pasta sauce cook it low and long. The longer the better. The original recipe slow simmers, covered 8-10 hours.

I boil a couple of skinless chicken breasts, cool and cover. I make my own hamburger. I'd take a 1/2 pound of defatted beef that has had the marbeling removed, and process it to ground beef.. Start cooking it in a large skillet with diced onion and two finely minced cloves of garlic; you may need to add a very small amount of peanut oil as meat is dry. Proceed to make pasta sauce. Optional: Diced green pepper;

I add a tomato or two that is diced, 8 oz or more of thinly sliced frresh mushrooms, fat free beef broth, salt free tomato sauce. red Port wine, seasonings (no salt) and cook it al dente. About 3/4 pf tje way through cooking process the chicken as you did the beef, and add to the meat mixture. Stir well. When it is cooked to your liking, cool, put in a container, cover it and refrigerate until ready to use. Npte: Water or tomato juice can be substituted for the beef broth.

About 15-20 minutes before you want to eat, bring a large pot of water to a boil.. Heat the pasta sauce while you are waiting. Add Angle Hair pasta to the boiling water. Stir. It takes 5-7 minutes to cook the pasta. Drain well. Pass grated cheese, salt and pepper. I often serve mine with salad and thick slices of fresh Italian bread with butter on the side.

Serves 4-6.

Pasta sauce: No added salt or sugar; no cholesterol, low fat. All canned broth contain salt.
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Old 05-16-2009, 12:17 PM   #8
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To be honest it depends how much time you have on your hands. If only a few minutes then fry off a bit of garlic in olive oil, add tinned chopped tomatoes and throw in some torn basil to finish (after seasoning with salt, pepper and lemon). This will taste ok, but as the previous poster said the longer and slower you cook it for the better it will taste. Beyond that the world is your oyster really there are so many opportunities with pasta that to so try to sum them up in one post would be impossible.
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Old 05-16-2009, 05:46 PM   #9
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Hello Trend !

Veggies lasagna can last 2 days in the fridge, taboulé salad as well ( burghul) can stay few days ! That is what was coming to my mind :)
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Old 05-16-2009, 06:09 PM   #10
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bowties + garlic and oil + spinach + feta cheese. Tastes great right out of the fridge.

Fry up the garlic and oil, throw in drained frozen spinach salt and pepper . Then toss in the cooked bowties. add feta at the end.

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