Healthy Baked Cavatelli

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 3/4 CUP EACH PREP: 30 MINS COOK: 15 MINS BAKE: 40 MINS TO 45 MINS 350°F       Ingredients 8 ounces dried cavatelli or dried multigrain penne pasta 12 ounces uncooked ground Italian turkey sausage* 1 cup chopped eggplant or zucchini 1 cup chopped fresh cremini or button mushrooms… Read More

Crunchy Party Mix

MAKES: 32 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 1/2 CUP MAKES: 16 TO 18 CUPS PREP: 20 MINS BAKE: 45 MINS 300°F       Ingredients 5 cups pretzel sticks 4 cups round toasted oat cereal 4 cups bite-size wheat or bran square cereal 4 cups bite-size rice or corn square cereal or bite-size shredded wheat biscuits 3… Read More

Greek Salad Bites

MAKES: 30 SERVINGS MAKES: 30 APPETIZERS PREP: 15 MINS CHILL: 2 HRS TO 24 HRS         Ingredients 1 cup crumbled feta cheese (4 ounces) 1/2 cup dairy sour cream 1/4 cup snipped fresh parsley 2 tablespoons oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper… Read More

Chile-Lime Turkey Patties

MAKES: 8 SERVINGS PREP: 20 MINS COOK: 10 MINS         Ingredients 2 cups cut-up leftover overn-roasted turkey 1/4 cup fresh parsley 2 tablespoons sliced celery 2 tablespoons sliced green onion 1 cup panko (Japanese-style bread crumbs) 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon red chile paste… Read More

Gorgonzola Crostini

MAKES: 100 APPETIZERS PREP: 45 MINS CHILL: 24 HRS STAND: 30 MINS         Ingredients 12 ounces blue cheese 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1/3 cup brandy 1/2 cup finely snipped dried apricots 100 1/4-inch-thick bias-sliced baguette slices, toasted (about two 1-pound baguettes) 3/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted Directions In a large bowl… Read More

Kickoff Cheese Ball

Servings: 8 Prep 20 mins Chill 30 mins         Ingredients 1/2 8 ounce package reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed and softened 4 ounces Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, cubed and at room temperature 1/2 cup rinsed and drained canned no-salt-added garbanzo beans (chickpeas) 1/4 cup finely chopped purchased roasted red sweet pepper 1/2 cup small… Read More

Herbed Olive Spirals

Makes: 48 servings Serving Size: 1 slice Carb Grams Per Serving: 8         Ingredients 1 16 – ounce package hot roll mix 1/3 cup oil-pack dried tomatoes 2 3 – ounce package cream cheese, softened 1/3 cup finely chopped pitted ripe olives and/or green olives 1/4 cup chopped green onions 1 egg… Read More

Gooey Enchiladas

Bake 350°F 20 mins           Ingredients 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 small yellow onion, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 1 14 ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano Pepper to taste 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro 1/2 pound lean ground beef… Read More

Cheese-Topped Steaks

MAKES: 4 SERVINGS PREP: 20 MINS COOK: 6 MINS         Ingredients 1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese or other blue cheese (2 ounces) 4 slices bacon, crisp-cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted 4 teaspoons snipped fresh thyme 2 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 boneless… Read More

Black Tie Cake

Makes: 12 servings Serving Size: 1 wedge Carb Grams Per Serving: 27         Ingredients 3 egg whites 3/4 cup fat-free milk 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped Nonstick cooking spray 2/3 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar* 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/4… Read More

Chutney-Style Apple Cobbler

MAKES: 12 SERVINGS WITH YOGURT PREP: 35 MINS BAKE: 25 MINS 400°F         Ingredients 1 lemon 3 pounds cooking apples, cored and thinly sliced 1 1/4 cups packed dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1/2 cup chopped dried apricots 1/4 cup dried cranberries 1 small jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped 1 teaspoon… Read More

Orange-Ginger Baby Cheesecakes

MAKES: 16 SERVINGS PREP: 45 MINS COOL: 45 MINS BAKE: 20 MINS 350°F         Ingredients 3/4 cup finely crushed gingersnap cookies (about fourteen, 1 3/4-inch cookies) 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar 3 tablespoons butter, melted 1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup orange marmalade 1 egg yolk 1 tablespoon all-purpose… Read More

Gluten Free Pizza on Zucchini-Sage Crust

MAKES: 6 SERVINGS SERVING SIZE: 2 WEDGES MAKES: 1 PIZZA PREP: 25 MINS BAKE: 33 MINS 400°F       Ingredients 1 tablespoon gluten-free stone-ground cornmeal 2 1/2 cups packed shredded zucchini 1 egg, lightly beaten 6 ounces cheddar cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup gluten-free all-purpose flour 1/4 cup gluten-free stone-ground cornmeal 1… Read More

Italian Popcorn

MAKES: 1 SERVINGS START TO FINISH: 5 MINS           Ingredients 1 100-calorie-size bag unpopped microwave popcorn Nonstick cooking spray 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning, crushed 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) Directions Prepare popcorn according to package directions. While popcorn is still hot, transfer to large bowl.… Read More