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Tuna Alla Puttanesca

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2 cans (5-oz) or 1 pouch (5- or 6.4-oz) tuna, drained and flaked
1 lb farfalle pasta
4 Tbsp olive oil
3 ea garlic cloves, minced
2 med onions, cut in 1/4” slices
1 can (14.5-oz) diced tomatoes in juice
1 cup dry white wine
3 Tbsp capers, drained
1 Tbsp rosemary, chopped
1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and cut in quarters
1 tsp ground black pepper
    salt, to taste
2 Tbsp Italian parsley, chopped


Prepare pasta according to package directions.  Set aside.  Place oil in large skillet over medium heat.  Add garlic and onions and sauté about 5 minutes.  Add tomatoes and juice, wine, capers, rosemary, olives, and pepper.  Simmer for 5 minutes.  Raise heat to medium and cook another 3 minutes until sauce thickens slightly.  Add salt to taste.  Combine tuna, sauce and parsley with pasta.

(4 servings)


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02/07/2012 Posted by | Noodles | Leave a comment

Cabbage-Tomato Pasta Toss

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2 med tomatoes, peeled and diced
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 cup minced fresh parsley
8 oz uncooked bowtie pasta
2 cups shredded cabbage
1—1/2 cups soft bread crumbs
1/2 cup slivered almonds
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup butter


In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, vinegar, basil and parsley; set aside.  Cook pasta according to package directions, adding the cabbage during the last 2 minutes.  Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute bread crumbs, almonds, and garlic in oil and butter for 6 minutes or until golden brown.  Drain pasta and cabbage; place in a large bowl.  Add tomato and crumb mixtures; toss and serve immediately.

(6 servings)


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08/04/2010 Posted by | Noodles | Leave a comment

Cheddar Broccoli Noodles

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4 cups water
2 pkgs Manchurian chicken flavor ramen noodle soup
1-1/2 cups broccoli flowerets
1 can (11-oz) Campbell’s condensed Cheddar Cheese soup
1/4 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp pepper

In saucepan over medium heat, heat water to boiling.  Add noodles and broccoli.  Return to boiling.  Reduce heat to low.  Cover; simmer 5 minutes or until noodles and broccoli are tender, stirring occasionally to separate noodles.  Add 1 seasoning packet (reserve remaining seasoning packet for another use); drain off most of the liquid.

Stir in cheese soup, sour cream and pepper.  Heat through, stirring occasionally.  Top with sweet red pepper if desired. (6 servings)

01/05/2010 Posted by | Noodles | Leave a comment