Showing posts from August 30, 2009

Stuffed Cheese Manicotti With Mushroom Tomato Sauce

Stuffed Cheese Manicotti With Mushroom Tomato Sauce

Serving Size:4

1 pack manicotti
1 pack cream cheese, softened
3tbsp crumbled feta cheese with basil and tomatoes
1 small chopped onion
1/4 cup diced fully cooked smoked ham
1/3 cup finely sliced mushrooms blenched in hot tub
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
1 cup shredded Mixed Cheese

For the Mushroom Sauce
1tbsp butter or margarine
2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
1 can tomato drained
1 small chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3 cup chicken broth
1tsp lemon juice
1/4tsp lemon pepper
1/2 cup whipping (heavy) cream

Preparation Methods:

Heat oven to 375°C degrees. Cook and drain manicotti as directed on package. Make Garlic-Mushroom sauce in same saucepan.Mix mushrooms,cream cheese, feta cheese and onion in small bowl, using fork, until well blended. Stir in ham and chives.Fill each shell with about 3 tablespoons of the cheese mixture, using small spoon.Pour half of the sauce unto greased square baking dish and arrange filled shell…

Cheesy Tomato Tortellini

Cheesy Tomato Tortellini

Serving Size:4

1 package fresh tortellini
2tbsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 can chopped spinach drained
1 cup cubed, seeded, fresh tomatoes
1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 cup whipping (heavy) cream
1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Romano cheese

Preparation Methods:
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta in boiling water for 8 to 10 minutes, or until well cooked and drain.Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium heat until hot add onion and garlic; cook until tender and lightly browned. Add spinach, tomato, basil, salt and pepper and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in whipping cream and Parmesan cheese; cook until mixture just comes to a boil.Reduce heat to low and stir in cooked tortellini. Cook an additional 4 or 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Serve with additional cheese if desired.