Category Archive: Italian

Parmesan Pull – Apart Bread

Parmesan Pull-Apart Bread Weight Watchers

Take this basic recipe (which is perfectly delicious on it’s own) and feel free to add to it. Garlic powder or fresh minced garlic is a nice touch. Sprinkle with a little Italian seasoning mix if you are serving it with a pasta dish. Use some crumbled feta cheese instead of Parmesan and a little oregano …

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Italian Stuffed Portabellas

Italian Stuffed Portabellas Nutmeg Notebook

Hubby Tom didn’t love this recipe as much as I did. I think part of it was the fact that there was no meat. Never mind that I pointed out to him this recipe contained plenty of protein – 16.5 grams of protein and I served it with a soup and a salad. As soon …

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Baked Polenta Fries

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    I first heard about this recipe from Helen @ Doing A 180 blog. The original recipe included a mayonnaise based sauce for dipping and Helen reported that all though the polenta fries were delicious she didn’t care for the dip recipe. I decided that polenta fries really called for marinara sauce and it was …

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Cheesy Italian Pasta Bake

Cheesy Italian Pasta Bake

You can adapt this recipe to your liking, use low fat turkey Italian sausage in place of ground beef, provolone cheese instead of mozzarella, homemade marinara sauce instead of store bought, add some mushrooms and top with a little fresh basil if you have it. It’s cheesy deliciousness!I have also made a successful lower-fat version …

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Roasted Asparagus Wrapped in Prosciutto

Roasted Asparagus with prosciutto

This was a hit with the hungry crowd I had in the kitchen. The directions call for roasting the asparagus for 15 minutes, I kept mine in for 10 minutes, but I think 8 would have been plenty. The smaller they are the less roasting time you need. The salty flavor of the prosciutto is …

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