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Cheesy Zucchini Boats

Cheesy Zucchini Boats
Recipe & picture courtesy of Rachael Ray

4 Servings
Prep 20 min
Cook 40 min

  • 4 zucchini, halved lengthwise
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 5 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper
  • 6 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  1. Preheat the oven to 375°. Using a small spoon, scoop out the zucchini flesh, leaving a 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick shell. Wrap the zucchini flesh in a paper towel and squeeze out any excess liquid; discard the liquid and set aside the flesh. Place the zucchini shells cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over high heat. Add the zucchini flesh and onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Push the vegetables to the side of the pan, add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the bread crumbs, and toast the bread crumbs for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the nuts and oregano, then combine with the vegetables; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Flip over the zucchini shells and line the bottoms with the mozzarella. Pack in the filling. Sprinkle the parmesan on top. Bake until the zucchini is tender when pierced with a fork, 20 to 25 minutes.

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Shortcut Chicken Manicotti

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 1 hr
Makes: 4 servings, 3 stuffed manicotti each

  • 1 can (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 lb. (4 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 cups frozen broccoli florets
  • 12 manicotti shells, uncooked
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  1. Heat oven to 400ºF. Microwave soup, water and VELVEETA in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 3 min. or until VELVEETA is melted and mixture is well blended, stirring after 2 min.; pour 1/3 into 13×9-inch baking dish. Set aside. Add broccoli to remaining soup mixture.
  2. Stuff manicotti with chicken; place in baking dish. Top with remaining soup mixture and Parmesan; cover with foil.
  3. Bake 45 to 50 min. or until manicotti is tender and chicken is done.

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Italian Baked Chicken and Pastina

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Food Network

Cook Time: 40 min
Yield: 4 servings

  • 1 cup pastina pasta (or any small pasta)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup cubed chicken breast (1-inch cubes)
  • 1/2 cup diced onion (about 1/2 a small onion)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus more for buttering the baking dish
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until just tender, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Drain pasta into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, put the olive oil in a medium saute pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook for 3 minutes. Add the onions and garlic, stirring to combine, and cook until the onions are soft and the chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes more. Put the chicken mixture into the bowl with the cooked pasta. Add the canned tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, parsley, salt, and pepper. Stir to combine. Place the mixture in a buttered 8 by 8 by 2-inch baking dish. In a small bowl mix together the bread crumbs and the Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle over the top of the pasta mixture. Dot the top with small bits of butter. Bake until the top is golden brown, about 30 minutes.

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Easy Cauliflower & Broccoli Au Gratin

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 10 min
Total Time: 23 min
Makes: 10 servings, about 3/4 cup each

  • 1 lb. large cauliflower florets
  • 1 lb. large broccoli florets
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 oz. (1/2 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, cubed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 10 RITZ Crackers, crushed
  • 3 Tbsp. KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  1. Combine vegetables in 2-qt. microwaveable casserole. Add water; cover with lid. Microwave on HIGH 8 to 10 min. or until vegetables are tender; drain. Set aside.
  2. Microwave cream cheese and milk in 2-cup microwaveable measuring cup or medium bowl 1 min. or until cream cheese is melted and mixture is well blended when stirred. Stir in sour cream; pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with Cheddar; microwave 2 min. or until melted.
  3. Mix cracker crumbs and Parmesan; sprinkle over vegetables.

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Roasted Garlic Twice-Baked Potatoes

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Kraft Foods

Prep Time: 1 hr 10 min
Total Time: 1 hr 40 min
Makes: 8 servings, one stuffed potato piece each

  • 1 head garlic
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • 4 large baking potatoes (2-1/2 lb.)
  • 1 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 1/2 lb. (8 oz.) VELVEETA Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product, cut up, divided
  • 1/4 cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 4 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut thin slice off top of garlic head to expose cloves; discard top. Place garlic head on square sheet of foil; drizzle with oil. Wrap garlic loosely with foil. Prick potatoes in several places with fork. Bake potatoes and garlic 1 hour.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350ºF. Cut small slice off both ends of each potato. Cut potatoes crosswise in half. Scoop out centers, leaving 1/8-inch-thick shells. Place potato flesh in medium bowl; mash. Squeeze garlic out of papery shell into bowl with potatoes. Add sour cream, three-fourths of the VELVEETA and the Parmesan cheese; beat until fluffy. Spoon evenly into shells, mounding filling as necessary to use all the filling; place in shallow baking dish.
  3. Bake 30 min.; top with remaining VELVEETA. Bake an additional 5 min. or until VELVEETA is melted. Sprinkle with bacon.

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Parmesan Crescent-Topped Chicken A La King

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Pillsbury

Prep Time: 40 Min
Total Time: 1 Hr
Makes: 8 servings

Casserole

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 1/2 cups carrot strips (1 1/2×1/4×1/4 inch)
  • 1 1/2 cups cut fresh green beans or Green Giant® Valley Fresh SteamersTM frozen cut green beans
  • 1 cup thin red bell pepper strips (1 medium)
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups Progresso® Chicken Broth (from 32-oz. carton)
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Topping

  • 1 (8-oz.) can Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. In large skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add carrots, green beans, bell pepper and onions; cover and cook until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are crisp-tender, stirring occasionally.
  2. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper to skillet. Stir in broth and milk. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Spoon into ungreased 2 1/2-quart oval casserole or 13×9-inch (3-quart) baking dish.
  3. Separate dough into 8 triangles. Starting at short side of triangle, roll each triangle up halfway. Arrange over hot chicken mixture with tips toward center. DO NOT OVERLAP. Brush crescent rolls with egg white; sprinkle with 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until crescent rolls are golden brown.

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Pesto Shrimp Mac & Cheese

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Recipe & picture courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens

Serves 6
Prep: 20 minutes
Bake: 40 minutes

  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen medium shrimp in shells
  • 8 oz. dried elbow macaroni (2 cups)
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded fontina cheese (5 oz.)
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. pine nuts, toasted
  • 1-1/2 cups lightly packed fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Fresh basil leaves
  1. Thaw shrimp, if frozen. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel and devein shrimp, removing tails. Rinse shrimp; pat dry with paper towels. Chop shrimp and set aside.
  2. Cook macaroni according to package directions. Drain and keep warm.
  3. In large bowl stir together eggs, butter, half-and-half, 1 cup of the fontina cheese, 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, garlic, pine nuts, chopped basil, and 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper. Stir in shrimp and macaroni. Transfer to buttered 2-quart casserole. Top with remaining cheeses.
  4. Bake, uncovered, 40 to 45 minutes or until heated through and shrimp pieces are opaque. Let stand for 10 minutes before serving. Top with fresh basil leaves.

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