Southwest Lasagna

August 13, 2010

Beans add a healthy twist to this Tex-Mex version of a family favorite. Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1 pound lean ground beef 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 15-ounce can, rinsed and drained, or 1 3/4 cups cooked dry-packaged pinto beans 1 (16-ounce) can diced tomatoes 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilis 2 […]

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Pasta with Beans & Greens (Vegetarian)

August 13, 2010

Greens and beans complement this traditional vegetarian pasta dish. Makes 4 servings Ingredients Vegetable cooking spray 4 cups chopped onion 1 cup chopped mushrooms 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves 4 cups torn kale or spinach leaves 3 cups raisins 2 cups fat-free reduced-sodium chicken or vegetable broth or water 1 15-ounce […]

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Pasta e Fagioli

August 13, 2010

This ultimate comfort food dish, a cross between soup and pasta, was made famous by these lyrics: “When the stars make you drool just like pasta fazule. That’s amore.” Makes 6-8 servings Ingredients 10 ounces (1-1/4 cups) dry navy beans, soaked 6 cups water 1-1/2 teaspoons salt 2/3 cup oil 1 bay leaf 2 or […]

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Fettuccine, Chicken & Beans Alfredo

August 13, 2010

This is a tasty, lower-fat version of a rich, traditional Italian dish. Makes 6 servings Ingredients 12 to 16 ounces chicken breast, cubed 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, divided 1/4 cup sliced green onions and tops 2 teaspoons minced garlic 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves 2 cups fat-free milk 1 15-ounce […]

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