HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN PARMESAN ZUCCHINI BOATS | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN PARMESAN ZUCCHINI BOATS | FOOD RECIPES

Stuffed zucchini boats filled with the flavors of chicken parmesan. This low carbohydrate, high protein meal will leave you feeling satisfied!

I love swapping out the processed ingredients in recipes for whole fruits and vegetables!
That was the idea for these chicken parmesan zucchini boats. Instead of having a fried piece of chicken on a bed of pasta, this recipe calls for sautéed ground chicken served in hollowed out zucchini. It gets the chicken parmesan essence from mixing pasta sauce into the chicken. And, of course, the whole thing gets covered in mozzarella and parmesan cheese.

You can see some of my other fruit and vegetable swaps in these recipes: Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices, and Greek Stuffed Cucumbers with Chicken and Yogurt Sauce.

To make this recipe, start by cutting some zucchini in half. Use a spoon to scrape the seeds and the middle out of the zucchini, creating zucchini boats.

Brown some ground chicken in a skillet. Stir in some garlic and pasta sauce. Then, spoon the chicken mixture into the zucchini boats.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN PARMESAN ZUCCHINI BOATS | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN PARMESAN ZUCCHINI BOATS | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN PARMESAN ZUCCHINI BOATS | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

  • 4 medium zucchini (about 1¾ pounds)
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: sliced fresh basil for topping

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Place a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add the chicken and break it apart with a spoon.
  4. Add the salt and pepper.
  5. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  6. Stir occasionally and break down the chicken into small chunks.
  7. Reduce the heat to low.
  8. Add the garlic to the chicken.
  9. Cook 1 minute stirring often.
  10. Add the pasta sauce.
  11. Cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  12. As the chicken cooks, cut the zucchini in half, lengthwise.
  13. Use a spoon to scoop the seeds and center out of each zucchini half, leaving a ¼ inch thick zucchini boat.
  14. Place the zucchini in the baking dish cut-side up.
  15. Spoon the chicken mixture into the zucchini boats.
  16. Press the mixture down into the zucchini using the back of the spoon.
  17. Sprinkle the zucchini evenly with the parmesan, then the mozzarella cheese.
  18. Cover the baking dish with foil. Bake for 35 minutes.
  19. Sprinkle with fresh basil and serve.

You can find complete recipes of this CHICKEN PARMESAN ZUCCHINI BOATS in thewholesomedish.com

HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES

Easy Balsamic Chicken recipe with a caprese twist! Chicken breasts are cooked until tender in a flavorful balsamic sauce then topped with mozzarella, basil & tomato. Low carb and gluten free!

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I got to spend the weekend before last in Palm Springs with some of my favorite girlfriends! It was ridiculously fun.

I felt guilty about leaving since I had just (no, seriously JUST) come home from Chicago the day before and Santa Barbara the weekend before that (THREE trips in ONE week, guys!). My husband is a good sport and let me go.

So when I was in Palm Springs, I was chatting with my friend Emily on the way to the outlets and she was telling me about a recipe that her family loves. She said it wasn’t the healthiest but maybe I could fix it and give it a YHE spin. 😉 So I took the challenge. Of course I did! Her recipe was for balsamic chicken sandwiches. Sandwiches sound amazing but add unnecessary carbs. So I threw the sandwich idea aside.

Also, her recipe had a lot of brown sugar in the balsamic sauce. I subbed Truvia Brown Sugar Blend in its place and the sauce was ah.maz.ing. I pan cooked the chicken and let it simmer in the sauce until cooked through and tender and then I baked it with a slice of mozzarella cheese, a sprig of basil and a slice of tomato on top. My boys absolutely loved this balsamic chicken recipe!

The chicken is tender and the caprese combo on the top is like icing on the cake. It adds so much flavor. If you try one dinner on YHE, try this! It is so delicious!

HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 lbs. chicken breasts (about 5-6 pieces)
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup low sodium-chicken broth
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp. Truvia Brown Sugar Blend (or about 6 Tbsp. brown sugar)
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced mozzarella
  • fresh basil

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. In between two pieces of plastic wrap, pound chicken breasts to ½” thick. (Mine were large, so I cut them in half).
  2. Salt and pepper both sides.
  3. Heat oil in saucepan on medium-high.
  4. Brown chicken on both sides.
  5. Reduce heat to medium-low and add garlic.
  6. Cook until garlic is tender, being careful not to burn it.
  7. Add broth, balsamic and Truvia.
  8. Turn heat up to medium-high and simmer for 10-12 minutes, covered until chicken is cooked through.
  9. Preheat broiler. Line baking sheet with parchment.
  10. Place each chicken piece on baking sheet.
  11. Place a sprig of basil on top of each breast then cover with a slice of mozzarella.
  12. Broil until cheese is slightly melted.
  13. Add tomato slice on top.
  14. Heat again until tomato is warm and cheese is melted.
  15. Serve as is or with a little extra sauce from the pan drizzled on top.
  16. Enjoy!

You can find complete recipes of this CAPRESE BALSAMIC CHICKEN RECIPE in yummyhealthyeasy.com

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe | Food Recipes

Cauliflower pizza crust has gained a huge popularity in the past few years among low carb dieters and mainly fitness enthusiasts. Because you are indulging with pizza, America’s favourite comfort food, and not wrecking your nutrition numbers. I held off making cauliflower pizza because I simply was confused by various cooking methods and knew it would take me some time to come up with a foolproof recipe. And I was right, it took me 3 pizzas and 2 days (on and off) and here we are.

This cauliflower pizza crust is foolproof. It’s not mushy and you can really hold it by a slice. And it is delicious! I won’t lie, the crust doesn’t taste like dough crust (duh!) but is super tasty plus the toppings on top

Because I made all these pizza at various times, you will see different pans and crusts. The Mediterranean one was delicious but mushy. Not anymore though since I perfected the dreaded cauliflower crust. I have to give credit to Closet Cooking and Recipe Girl for guiding me in the right direction.

So, let’s make our cauliflower pizza crust, shall we?!

Firs, you need one large head of cauliflower, 7″ – 8″ in diameter. Cauliflower naturally contains a lot of water and after you remove the outer leaves and separate into florets, you are not left with much. Rinse it under cold water and do not dry. I would also recommend making 2 pizza crusts at a time since cauliflower cooks down a lot and doesn’t make a huge pizza. Unless you are cooking cauliflower pizza crust only for yourself.

Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until “rice” texture. Some coarse chunks are fine. You will be baking and then squeezing the cauliflower, so really chunks do not matter.

I avoid cooking in the microwave for health reasons. Instead I roasted cauliflower in the oven for 15 minutes. You could also microwave it for 8 minutes. Then transfer cooked cauliflower to a bowl lined with cheesecloth. You can also use a linen tea towel like this one. I used it to make the Cauliflower Breadsticks and it worked!

You can find cheesecloth in most well-stocked supermarkets or on Amazon for very reasonable price. Just ask the clerk at the store. Cut the desired size piece each time and it will last you a while. Probably around 10 pizza crusts.

Holding by the four corners of cheesecloth with one hand, squeeze out the liquid as much as you can with other hand. Squeeze really well, quite a few times. Count it as an arm workout for the day. The cauliflower should be pretty dry. I squeezed and then moved the cauliflower around a bit, and squeezed again.

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe | Food Recipes

How To Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe | Food Recipes
How To Make Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 head cauliflower 7 – 8″ wide
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan or Mozzarella cheese, grated/shredded & not packed
  • 1 tsp Italian (or rosemary, basil, parsley) herb seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line round pizza baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Rinse cauliflower, remove the outer leaves and separate into florets with a paring knife.
  3. Place cauliflower florets in a food processor and process until “rice” texture.
  4. Some coarse chunks are fine.
  5. Place on a prepared baking sheet and bake for 15 mins.
  6. Remove cooked cauliflower from the oven and transfer to a bowl lined with a double/triple layered cheesecloth.
  7. Then squeeze the liquid out of the ball, cauliflower inside the cheesecloth, as hard as you can.
  8. Be patient and do this a few times until barely any liquid comes out. Muscle work.:)

You can find complete recipes of this Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe in ifoodreal.com

How To Make Spaghetti Squash Lasagna | Food Recipes

How To Make Spaghetti Squash Lasagna | Food Recipes

On Tuesday night, when Alex gave this meal two thumbs up, I explained that it was actually pretty healthy and he responded: “If this is healthy, we should eat it every night.” So there you go folks, this one was a winner.

The reason it doesn’t taste healthy is because cheese is sort of the star of the show here. But the squash helps bulk up the serving size so you feel like you’re eating a big bowl of cheesy goodness, when it’s really full of vegetables. See what I did there?

So I’ll first warn you that this lasagna won’t come out in beautiful stacked layers, which is why I didn’t try to show you a gorgeous slice. It’s definitely a little messier, since you’re using small strands of squash and not big noodles. Trade offs, people. So I’d recommend serving this in a bowl and not on a plate. There, we got that out of the way. Now let’s talk about the recipe.

How To Make Spaghetti Squash Lasagna | Food Recipes

How To Make Spaghetti Squash Lasagna | Food Recipes
How To Make Spaghetti Squash Lasagna | Food Recipes

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 3 cups cooked)
  • 2 cups of marinara sauce
  • ½ cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1½ cups part skim shredded mozzarella
  • Handful of fresh basil

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. Preheat the oven to 400.
  2. Carefully slice your spaghetti squash in half. (Be careful!)
  3. Scoop out the seeds and flip them cut side down on a large microwave safe plate.
  4. Add a little water to the bottom of the plate (to create steam) and microwave on high for 10 minutes.
  5. In a small casserole dish (mine was 6 X 8) add a thin layer of tomato sauce to the bottom.
  6. Combine the rest of the tomato sauce with the ricotta cheese.
  7. Once the spaghetti squash is done in the microwave, scoop out the insides with a folk. (It’ll make little “strands”) but be careful, it’ll be hot!
  8. Then layer in spaghetti squash over the sauce.
  9. Top with sauce and repeat with spaghetti squash.
  10. Cover the whole pan with mozzarella cheese and cover with aluminum foil.

You can find complete recipes of this Spaghetti Squash Lasagna in iheartvegetables.com

HOW TO MAKE SKINNY SHRIMP ALFREDO PASTA BAKE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE SKINNY SHRIMP ALFREDO PASTA BAKE | FOOD RECIPES

An unbelievably cheesy, creamy lightened-up pasta bake that you can easily make ahead of time. Just pop it right in the oven before serving!

Seafood alfredo was a huge favorite of mine growing up. It was the only kind of pasta I would eat, no matter which Italian restaurant we were in.

All I needed was that “white pasta” and those warm bread rolls at the center of the table, and I was the happiest kid ever.

HOW TO MAKE SKINNY SHRIMP ALFREDO PASTA BAKE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE SKINNY SHRIMP ALFREDO PASTA BAKE | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE SKINNY SHRIMP ALFREDO PASTA BAKE | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 8 ounces whole wheat penne pasta
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

FOR THE ALFREDO SAUCE

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 (6-ounce) can 2% evaporated milk
  • 1 ounce light cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth, or more, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

INSTRUCTIONS :

  1. To make the alfredo sauce, melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  2. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and chicken broth until smooth, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Add more chicken broth as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  5. Place shrimp onto the prepared baking sheet. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt and pepper, to taste, and gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast just until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

You can find complete recipes of this SKINNY SHRIMP ALFREDO PASTA BAKE in damndelicious.net

How To Make Broccoli Crust Pizza | Food Recipes

How To Make Broccoli Crust Pizza | Food Recipes

Healthy homemade broccoli crust pizza is gluten-free and low-carb and comes together in under 30 minutes.

It’s all about the broccoli today! If you’ve been following the blog, then you might have noticed how obsessed I am with these healthy pizza crusts. A few years ago I shared the best cauliflower crust pizza and then the popular rainbow cauliflower crust a few weeks ago.

Today I present the broccoli crust pizza. It’s very similar to the cauliflower crust pizza expect this pizza contains no gluten at all. The crust is made with riced broccoli, eggs, parmesan, and mozzarella. The broccoli can be riced in the food processor or with a cheese grater. After that, you simply combine the riced broccoli with eggs, cheese and salt + pepper until a soft dough forms then shape into a pizza crust.

One thing I want to mention is that if you have parchment paper, I highly suggest you use it so the pizza does not stick to the pan. I had parchment paper on hand when I made the pizza, but I guess drizzling oil always gets to me!

How To Make Broccoli Crust Pizza | Food Recipes

How To Make Broccoli Crust Pizza | Food Recipes
How To Make Broccoli Crust Pizza | Food Recipes

Ingredients

Broccoli Crust:

  • 1 small head of broccoli (about 2-3 cups riced)
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup mozzarella cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ½ teaspoon italian seasoning (optional)

Toppings :

  • ¼ cup pizza sauce
  • 1 cup cheese
  • veggies (optional)

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (highly recommend) or grease with oil; set aside.
  2. Process the broccoli in a food processor or shred with a cheese grater until the broccoli is the same consistency as rice.
  3. Place broccoli in a large bowl, cover with plastic wrap and micorwave for 1-2 minute or until it is steamed. Cool for at least one minute then pour broccoli on a clean washcloth and squeeze as much liquid as you can out of the broccoli until you are left with a dry ball of broccoli.

You can find complete recipes of this Broccoli Crust Pizza in gimmedelicious.com

 

How To Make Zucchini Pasta Lasagna | Food Recipes

How To Make Zucchini Pasta Lasagna | Food Recipes

Another fantastic pasta substitute! All of these low carb pasta ideas are making my new year’s resolutions a lot easier. Thank you, Skinny Taste for this awesome low carb and gluten free lasagna recipe. Gina made this lasagna with beef, but you could easily leave it out for a vegetarian option. You could also use eggplant in place of zucchini.

I’ve made this a gazillion times and even shared it in my first cookbook. Since zucchini tends to be very watery, grilling it first is a must (I use my grill pan). After it’s grilled, I leave it on paper towels to soak up extra water while I make the sauce.

is a must to slice the zucchini into thin 1/8th inch thick noodles, and it’s quick and easy but be careful you don’t cut yourself.

How To Make Zucchini Pasta Lasagna | Food Recipes

How To Make Zucchini Pasta Lasagna | Food Recipesq
How To Make Zucchini Pasta Lasagna | Food Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 oz can) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 3 medium (8 ounces each) zucchini, sliced 1/8″ thick
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim ricotta
  • 1/4 cup Parmigiano Reggiano
  • 1 large egg
  • 16 oz (4 cups) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions:

  1. In a medium sauce pan, brown meat and season with salt. When cooked drain in colander to remove any fat. Add olive oil to the pan and saute garlic and onions about 2 minutes. Return the meat to the pan, add tomatoes, basil, salt and pepper. Simmer on low for at least 30-40minutes, covered. Do not add extra water, the sauce should be thick.
  2. Meanwhile, slice zucchini into 1/8″ thick slices, add lightly salt and set aside or 10 minutes. Zucchini has a lot of water when cooked, salting it takes out a lot of moisture. After 10 minutes, blot excess moisture with a paper towel.
  3. Preheat a gas grill to medium high, and grill 2 to 3 minutes per side, until slightly browned. Place on paper towels to soak any excess moisture.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°.
  5. In a medium bowl mix ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese and egg. Stir well.

Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1/8 • Points +: 9 pts • Smart Points: 9
Calories: 345 • Fat: 17 g • Carbs: 16 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 36 g • Sugar: 8 g
Sodium: 801 (without salt)

You can find complete recipes of this Zucchini Pasta Lasagna in recipebyphoto.com

 

HOW TO MAKE QUINOA AND SPINACH STUFFED TOMATOES | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE QUINOA AND SPINACH STUFFED TOMATOES | FOOD RECIPES

First off, I would like to wish every Mommy a Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you have the best day ever!!! ♥

I also hope someone makes these Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes for you… Those who do make them will earn a bunch of brownie points for doing so. Buhlieve me! A roasted tomato filled with quinoa, sauteed spinach and topped with cheese… how good does that sound!?!

On a different note; you know how from time to time I talk about being on a diet? Well, this is one of those times. Sigh…

Quinoa, salads, and rice cakes have been my go to buddies for the past 2 hours. I mean weeks! I have also been extracising like a mad woman in my brand new Albion Fit workout clothing!

My new jacket sucks up everything!!

My new Yoga Pants; I will not take them off! And they are gawdgeous?!

Speaking of swimwear…

HOW TO MAKE QUINOA AND SPINACH STUFFED TOMATOES | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE QUINOA AND SPINACH STUFFED TOMATOES | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE QUINOA AND SPINACH STUFFED TOMATOES | FOOD RECIPES

Ingredients

  • 8 medium ripe tomatoes
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 6 cups fresh spinach
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley
  • salt, to taste
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • parmesan cheese
  • shredded mozzarella cheese

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Slice off 1/2 inch of the stem end of the tomatoes and hollow out the inside.
  3. Slice just a small section off of the bottom of the tomatoes so that they will sit flat on a baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle salt in the hollow portion of each tomato and place hollow side up on a baking sheet.
  5. Set aside.
  6. Place water and quinoa in a saucepan.
  7. Bring to a boil; lower to a simmer, cover, and cook for 15 minutes.
  8. Heat oil in a frying pan and add spinach.
  9. Season with salt and pepper, and cook until just wilted.
  10. Mix in the garlic and parsley, cook for a minute longer, and remove from stove.
  11. Add cooked quinoa to spinach; mix well.

You can find complete recipes of this QUINOA AND SPINACH STUFFED TOMATOES in diethood.com

HOW TO MAKE SPINACH MUSHROOM AND FETA CRUSTLESS QUICHE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE SPINACH MUSHROOM AND FETA CRUSTLESS QUICHE | FOOD RECIPES

I’m a big fan of savory breakfasts and this Spinach Mushroom and Feta Crustless Quiche might be my new favorite. It has endless possibilities and is a cinch to make. …plus, it reheats well in the microwave for a quick dinner!

A quiche is basically an egg and milk custard filled with all sorts of other things (usually cheese and vegetables). Traditionally, quiches are baked into a pie crust but I felt that I had enough cheese in here to cover my fat ration for the day so I just skipped the crust. If you want your quiche in a crust, make this super simple 60 second pie crust.

HOW TO MAKE SPINACH MUSHROOM AND FETA CRUSTLESS QUICHE | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE SPINACH MUSHROOM AND FETA CRUSTLESS QUICHE | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE SPINACH MUSHROOM AND FETA CRUSTLESS QUICHE | FOOD RECIPES

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 oz. button mushrooms $1.99
  • 1 clove garlic, minced $0.08
  • 10 oz. box frozen spinach, thawed $1.09
  • 4 large eggs $0.83
  • 1 cup milk $0.39
  • 2 oz. feta cheese $0.87
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan $0.39
  • ½ cup shredded mozzarella $0.50
  • Salt & pepper to taste $0.05

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Squeeze the excess moisture from the thawed spinach. Rinse any dirt or debris from the mushrooms, then slice thinly. Mince the garlic.
  2. Add the mushrooms, garlic, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a non-skillet spritzed lightly with non-stick spray (or a splash of cooking oil). Sauté the mushrooms and garlic until the mushrooms are soft and all of their moisture has evaporated away (5-7 minutes).

You can find complete recipes of this SPINACH MUSHROOM AND FETA CRUSTLESS QUICHE in budgetbytes.com

 

HOW TO MAKE ONE-POT CAPRESE PASTA DINNER | FOOD RECIPES

HI! Happiest of Sundays, everyone! You guys. It’s the 1st of June! Half the year is already gone! THAT is so weird. Especially when I’m still hanging onto New Year’s resolutions… I have yet to get started on those… SO! How is your weekend going? Are you at the beach? The pool? On the couch?!? I’m cool with that. However, and in the words of Nelly; It’s gettin’ hot in herre! It’s 90-degrees! FINALLY! The real question is, what do you make for din din when it’s this hot?! I KNOW I KNOW! PICK ME!! Umm… One-Pot Caprese Pasta Dinner?? OF COURSE!

HOW TO MAKE ONE-POT CAPRESE PASTA DINNER | FOOD RECIPES

HOW TO MAKE ONE-POT CAPRESE PASTA DINNER | FOOD RECIPES
HOW TO MAKE ONE-POT CAPRESE PASTA DINNER | FOOD RECIPES

Ingredients

  • 4-1/2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 box (1-pound) farfalle (bow tie) pasta
  • 1 pint (or 1 whole clamshell) cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, packed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • 1-1/2 cups part skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • balls of fresh mozzarella cheese and fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a stockpot, combine water, olive oil, pasta, halved tomatoes, basil leaves, garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. Cook over high heat and bring to a boil.

You can find complete recipes of this ONE-POT CAPRESE PASTA DINNER in diethood.com