Pasta Recipes

Pasta Cooking Basics
Pasta is the one dish a lot of people claim to be able to cook. It's true, pasta is relatively simple to prepare, but there are few simple tricks you can use to avoid common pasta pitfalls.

Italian Turkey Pasta Skillet

1/2 (16 ounce) package whole-wheat spaghetti
olive oil
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 pound cubed cooked turkey
1 (26 ounce) jar spaghetti sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
Meanwhile, heat the olive oil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat. Stir in the onion and green pepper. Cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the turkey and spaghetti sauce. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat, then cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook until the sauce is hot.

Once the spaghetti has been cooked and drained, stir it into the hot sauce along with the mozzarella cheese. Stir until the cheese melts, then serve.

Ultimate Shrimp Scampi

1 (16 ounce) package angel hair pasta
1/2 cup butter
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup minced onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 dash Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 pound peeled and deveined medium shrimp
1/2 cup Asiago cheese, diced
1 large avocado - peeled, pitted and diced

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the angel hair pasta, and cook until al dente, 2 to 3 minutes; drain.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic, onion, parsley, salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and lemon juice. Once the mixture begins to bubble, increase the heat to medium-high, and stir in the shrimp. Cook and stir until the shrimp turn pink, and are no longer transparent in the center, about 5 minutes.

Serve the scampi over a bed of angel hair pasta, and sprinkle with Asiago cheese and avocado to serve.



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