Chicken Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 3 cups or 1 jar of canned spaghetti sauce
  • 3 cups spaghetti pasta
  • Pepper or red pepper flakes (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water.
  2. Cook spaghetti following package directions. Drain.
  3. In a saucepan or electric skillet, heat chicken in sauce.
  4. Heat through and serve over hot spaghetti noodles. Serve topped with pepper, red pepper flakes, or Parmesan cheese, if desired.

Makes 6 servings

 

Tomato Basil Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 8 tomatoes (ripe, Roma plum, chopped) 
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced) 
  • 1/2 red onion (chopped)  
  • 6 basil leaves (fresh) 
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil  
  • Salt (optional, to taste) 
  • Pepper (optional, to taste) 
  • 1 loaf French bread (Italian or, cut into 1/2 inch diagonal slices) 

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  3. Combine tomatoes, garlic, onion, basil and olive oil in a bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste (optional). Set aside.
  4. Arrange bread on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake about 5 – 7 minutes until it begins to brown slightly.
  5. Remove bread from oven and transfer to a serving platter.
  6. Serve the tomato mixture in a bowl with a serving spoon and let everyone help themselves. Or place some on each slice of bread before serving. If adding the tomato mixture yourself, add it at the last minute or the bread may become soggy. 

Makes 12 servings

Green Bean and Rice Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons of canola oil 
  • 1/2 cup brown rice, uncooked
  • 1 1/2- 2 cups broth
  • 1 can low-sodium green beans, drained (about 15 ounces)
  • 1 can low-sodium diced tomatoes (about 15 ounces)
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese (optional)
  • Nonstick Spray

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. In a medium-sized pan, sauté onions in for 3-5 minutes or until they begin to brown.
  3. Add rice and broth.
  4. Cover and cook on medium high until rice is soft, about 20-30 minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 375°F. 
  6. Spray a small baking dish with nonstick spray.
  7. Add green beans and tomatoes to cooked rice. Mix together.
  8. Spread rice mixture in the baking dish. Top with shredded cheese.
  9. Bake for 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and beginning to brown.

Makes 6 servings

Breakfast Bruschetta

Ingredients

  • 4 slices of multi-grain bread
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, sliced
  • 4 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 sweet onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon butter or margarine

Directions

  1. Wash hands with warm, soapy water for 20 seconds.
  2. Turn on electric skillet or heat a skillet on the stove top.
  3. Melt butter or margarine in a skillet.
  4. Add 4 slices of multigrain bread to the skillet.
  5. Spread a small amount of butter or margarine on top of each slice of bread.
  6.  When bottoms are golden brown, flip and toast the other side.
  7.  Top with tomato slices, salt and pepper to taste, fresh basil leaves, and thinly sliced onions.

Makes 4 servings

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