Jun 252016
 

Natalie’s pasta salad  is a group favorite at summer gatherings. She gets lots of requests for it, and it keeps well in the summer heat.

Natalie’s Pasta Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 pound tri-colored rotini pasta
  • ½ Bottle McCormick’s Salad Supreme (2.62 oz. bottle)
  • 1 cup (8 oz.) Kraft Viva Italian Dressing
  • 3 tomatoes (chopped) or 1 lb. grape tomatoes halved or quartered.
  • 1 large cucumber (peeled, seeded and & diced)
  • 8 green onions (chopped)
  • Fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta to al dente and drain.
  2. Chop vegetables while the pasta is cooking.
  3. Mix all ingredients together.
  4. Top with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
  5. Refrigerate for an hour or more to let flavors blend.
http://karneyfamilyrecipes.com/2016/06/25/natalies-pasta-salad/

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Mar 272015
 

Natalie found this recipe many years ago in a magazine or newspaper and has been making it ever since. It’s been modified a little from the original, but we always try to make recipes our own.  This is a nice summery vegetarian meal that goes extremely well with a glass of crisp white wine.

Pasta Primavera

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 8 Main dish servings.

Ingredients

  • ½ lb. mostaccioli or rotini
  • ¾ stick of butter
  • 2 cups sliced fresh broccoli
  • 3 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup diced green onions
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 12 oz. pea pods
  • ½ cup dry white wine
  • Fresh grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Cook the pasta until tender, drain and keep warm.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet and stir in broccoli, carrot, garlic, basil, salt and pepper.
  3. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes until the broccoli is just tender.
  4. Add the mushrooms and cook for two minutes more.
  5. Add the peapods, onion, and wine, cover, and cook for two more minutes making sure that the vegetables are crisp tender.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings.
  7. Toss the vegetable mixture with the pasta and serve with fresh grated Parmesan cheese.
http://karneyfamilyrecipes.com/2015/03/27/pasta-primavera/

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