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One Pot Ham & Cheese Country Pasta

4 Servings

One Pot Ham & Cheese Country Pasta

10 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 8 oz. Country Pasta Homemade Style Egg Pasta
  • 1 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lb. diced ham
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 c. frozen peas
  • 32 oz. low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 c. water
  • 1/3 c. heavy cream
  • 1 c. shredded swiss
  • 1/2 c. freshly grated Parmesan
  • Freshly chopped parsley, for garnish

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add shallot and garlic and cook until soft, 3 minutes. Add ham and cook until crispy, stirring occasionally, Season with pepper.
  2. Pour chicken broth and water over mixture, bring to a slow boil. Add Country Pasta once boiling and stir. Maintain slow boil until pasta is cooked through, stirring occasionally. (Note: If pasta not done and water has evaporated too much, add water in 1/2 cup increments as needed.)
  3. Once pasta is cooked through, add frozen peas. Then add heavy cream, Swiss, and Parmesan and stir until creamy.
  4. Garnish with parsley and serve.
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One Pot Creamy Chicken Florentine Country Pasta

4-5 Servings

One Pot Creamy Chicken Florentine Country Pasta

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2-3 Boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 2 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 can mushrooms (optional)
  • 5 oz. julienne cut sun dried tomatoes (optional)
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. pepper
  • 32 oz. chicken broth
  • 8 oz. Country Pasta
  • 1 can (15 oz.) fire roasted tomatoes
  • 2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 c. fresh baby spinach
  • ¼ c. heavy cream
  • ¼ c. grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, melt butter and olive oil together. Brown the chicken, mushrooms and onion in the butter and olive oil until chicken is cooked through. Add the sun-dried tomatoes and garlic, and sauté 2-3 more minutes. Add salt and pepper and stir to mix through.
  2. Cover chicken mixture with chicken broth and bring to low boil. Add Country Pasta and boil until al dente, stirring regularly to keep pasta from sticking to bottom of pan. (Note: if you added too much pasta, you’ll need to add water in ½ C. increments to make sure pasta is covered and has enough water to absorb for cooking process.)
  3. Once pasta is cooked, add can of fire roasted tomatoes, stirring to heat. Then add mozzarella cheese and stir until combined. Mix in the spinach and cream and heat through.
  4. Top with Parmesan cheese and serve.
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One Pot Pizza Pasta

Servings: 5-6

One Pot Pizza Pasta

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound Italian sausage
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (14.5 oz.)
  • 3.5 c. water
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • 8 oz. Country Pasta Homemade Style Egg Pasta
  • Sliced pepperoni
  • 2-4 c. shredded mozzarella cheese (depending on how cheesy you like it!)
  • ½ c. grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In a large oven safe pot, brown the sausage and onion. Add garlic for last 2 minutes. Drain any grease.
  2. Add in the spaghetti sauce, diced tomatoes, water, oregano and basil. Stir and bring to a soft boil. Add Country Pasta carefully and stir to combine. Continue at soft boil, stirring occasionally, until pasta is cooked through. (Note: If the liquid is absorbed too quickly before noodles are cooked through, simply add water as needed in ½ C. increments until noodles are cooked through.)
  3. Preheat broiler.
  4. Top pasta with cheese and pepperoni then place under broiler for 3-5 minutes until cheeses are melted.

Notes

Recipe edited from countrysidecravings.com

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Insta – Italian Country Chicken and Pasta

Servings 4

Insta - Italian Country Chicken and Pasta

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Chicken breast cubed (1” or less depending on preference)
  • 4-6 oz. Country Pasta Homemade Style Wide Egg Noodles
  • 1 - 14.5 oz. can Fire Roasted Tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 c. chicken stock (make sure that there is enough liquid to cover noodles once they are pressed down)
  • 1 TBS. Basil
  • 1 tsp. Oregano
  • 2 Cloves Garlic Chopped
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 8 oz. Mushrooms
  • ¼ tsp. Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 2 oz. Cream Cheese
  • ½ C. Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  1. In your pressure cooker, add everything but the cream cheese and Parmesan. Stir ingredients to incorporate, and make sure that pasta is submerged in the liquid. Close lid and set manual timer for 10 minutes on high pressure. When timer goes off, allow for 3 minutes of Natural Pressure Release then quick release. *Note that a longer Natural Pressure Release will result in softer noodles.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir until the cream cheese is melted and incorporated.
  3. Top with grated Parmesan, parsley, and cracked pepper. Enjoy!
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Classic Chili & Pasta

Servings: 10

Classic Chili & Pasta

Warm up with this hearty classic!

10 minPrep Time

50 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cups yellow onion, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 lbs ground beef
  • 1 lb Italian sausage
  • 1 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup chili powder
  • 2 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 15 oz. cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 oz. can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 12 oz. bottle beer
  • 1 16 oz. Country Pasta Wide Egg Noodles

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large stock pot over medium to high heat. Add onions and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until tender - about 5 minutes.
  2. Next add ground burger and Italian sausage stirring often until crumbled and brown. Drain any fat from meat mixture and return to pot.
  3. Add tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, salt, pepper, thyme, and oregano and cook, stirring for 2 minutes.
  4. Increase heat to high. Stir in beans, tomatoes, chicken broth, and beer, and bring to a boil - about 5 minutes. Then reduce heat to medium to low and simmer for 30 minutes, continuing to stir often.
  5. While chili is simmering, heat water in a separate pot to boiling, add Country Pasta Wide Egg Noodles. Cook for 18-22 minutes. Once noodles are cooked, drain and top with chili. Garnish with the toppings of your choice.

Notes

Recipe adapted from myrecipes.com, Classic Beef Chili.

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Fiesta Soup

Servings: 6

Fiesta Soup

The perfect blend of seasonings meld together in this fresh and flavorful soup, and will leave you with thoughts of your favorite Mexican restaurant!

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 lbs. Roma Tomatoes - halved
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil + more for tomato roasting
  • 5 oz. Homemade Style Wide Egg Pasta
  • 2 Tbsp garlic - finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup cilantro - roughly chopped, divided
  • 1 lb. chicken breast - cubed
  • Feta cheese and lime wedges for topping

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400F. Place halved tomatoes on a lightly oiled baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Roast for 30 minutes, or until they begin to caramelize. Once tomatoes are cool enough to handle, roughly chop and set aside.
  2. While tomatoes are roasting, heat a large stock pot over medium high heat. Add the remaining 1 Tbsp. olive oil and pasta. Cook until pasta begins to brown (this will take about a minute). Next add the onion, garlic, oregano and cumin. Cook until the onion is softened. Add the stock and 3/4 cup of cilantro. Bring to a simmer and add the cubed chicken breast. Cook chicken thoroughly.
  3. Add the tomatoes to the soup mixture and continue to cook for a few minutes allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Divide soup into servings and top with Feta, Lime wedges, and remaining cilantro.

Notes

This recipe was a huge hit with the Country Pasta team. For this soup we do suggest gently breaking up the pasta into smaller "spoonable" noodles.

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Cajun Chicken Alfredo – Slow Cooker

Servings: 4 Servings

Cajun Chicken Alfredo - Slow Cooker

Set the slow cooker and come home to a spicier twist on a traditional favorite. Relax, dinner is done!

15 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • Ingredients:
  • 3 boneless, skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 4 tsp of Cajun Seasoning
  • 4 Tbsp of Butter
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, finely diced
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper, finely diced
  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • ½ tsp Dried Basil
  • ½ tsp Lemon Pepper
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 oz Country Pasta
  • Parmesan Cheese for topping

Instructions

  1. Place chicken breasts in the slow cooker and cover with Cajun seasoning.
  2. Next add the remaining ingredients except for the pasta, and set the slow cooker on high. *Note the high setting will cook the chicken in about two and half hours. If you prefer a longer cook time set the slow cooker on low for about 4 hours.
  3. Once chicken is fully cooked; shred the chicken and stir to combine with other ingredients.
  4. When chicken and sauce mixture are complete; cook pasta according to package directions. *Note the pasta will take about 20 minutes to cook to al dente. For timing purposes we suggest beginning to cook the pasta while you shred the chicken and finish the sauce.
  5. When pasta is cooked to al dente; drain water and top with Cajon Chicken Alfredo mixture. Garnish with Parmesan if desired. Enjoy!

Notes

Chef’s Note: We opted not to use the green peppers and instead added mushrooms which were a great addition to this dish.

Recipe adapted from Getinmybelly.com

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Cowboy Pasta

Cowboy Pasta

Recipe courtesy of Rachel Ray

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Ingredients

  • 16 oz. Country Pasta
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 3 slices of bacon, chopped
  • 1 lb. ground burger
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 - 14oz. can of fire-roasted tomatoes, crushed or chopped
  • 1 - 8oz. can of tomato sauce
  • 2 tsp. hot sauce (to taste)
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 8 oz. sharp cheddar, shredded

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add Country Pasta (water should cover all pasta).
  2. Cook pasta for 18 - 28 minutes, or until it reaches your desired "bite".
  3. While pasta is cooking, begin sautéing chopped bacon over medium/high heat in a deep skillet until it is brown and crispy.
  4. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  5. Next drain off excess fat, but leaving enough to coat the bottom of the skillet; add ground beef and cook thoroughly. Remove fat from ground beef if needed.
  6. Add the onion and garlic and stir into the cooked ground beef.
  7. Season meat mixture with salt, pepper, hot sauce, and Worcestershire sauce.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of beer and deglaze pan.
  9. Cook 5-6 minutes more, then stir in the tomatoes and tomato sauce.
  10. Add the hot (drained) pasta to the meat and sauce and stir to combine.
  11. Garnish with cooked bacon, sharp cheddar, and green onions.
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