Monday, March 9, 2009

A different twist on a Tuna Casserole

You can't go wrong with crispy-fried bacon and butter. Oh come on, you could use Smart Balance and Turkey bacon if you wanted to...this has tuna (good for you)...clams (also good for you)...garlic (good for your heart)...etc. Once you fry the bacon and boil the pasta you're minutes from dinner!

Mediterranean Pasta

1 lb. lean bacon
1 clove garlic, crushed
2 (7.5 oz.) cans chopped clams with liquid
1½ cups canned pitted and sliced black olives
½ cup butter
1 (12 oz.) pkg. noodles, cooked and drained
1 (7 oz.) can solid pack tuna, drained and chunked
¼ cup chopped parsley
Lemon wedges

Cut bacon into ½ inch pieces and sauté over low heat until crisp. Pour off all but ¼ cup drippings. Add garlic, clams, and olives, simmer for 5 minutes. Melt butter and pour into clam mixture. In a large bowl, place cooked noodles, clam mixture, tuna and parsley. Toss and serve with lemon wedges. (use linguini, vermicelli, etc.)

Monday, March 2, 2009

Here's another delicious recipe!

Hi my fellow foodies!

Today on Good Things Utah I made a delicious Sausage Bread and since it's easy to make and afford, it qualifies for my:


1 frozen bread dough
¾-1 lb. of Italian sausage
½ medium onion, diced
1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, cooked as directed & squeezed dry
2 eggs
¼ cup Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Roll out thawed bread dough into a large rectangle; cover and set aside. Brown sausage with onion, drain well. Add squeezed spinach and transfer entire mixture to large bowl. Mix in eggs, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Spread sausage mixture onto rolled out dough and roll up like a jelly roll. Place in greased loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown.
This is really fabulous...and it's a meal in itself. Serve with marinara sauce or with a side salad. You could also add in some toasted pine nuts, chopped and sauteed mushrooms or spice it up a bit more with some cayenne or added Italian Seasoning.
Plus....once you've browned the Italian sausage and's only 30 minutes to the table!
Love you guys and let me know how you like it,