Sausage Spaghetti Spirals

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Johnsonville® Ground Mild Italian sausage
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 5 cups spiral pasta, cooked and drained
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) spaghetti sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, cook sausage and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in pasta and spaghetti sauce.
  2. Transfer to a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.

Spinach-Basil Lasagna

Ingredients

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 cups reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 4 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) pasta sauce
  • 9 no-cook lasagna noodles
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons ranch salad dressing mix
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo wing sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 16 egg roll wrappers
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine chicken, dressing mix and wing sauce. Cook, covered, on low until chicken is tender, 3-4 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 425°. Shred chicken with two forks; stir in butter.
  3. With one corner of an egg roll wrapper facing you, place 3 tablespoons chicken mixture just below center of wrapper; top with 1 teaspoon each feta and mozzarella cheeses. (Cover remaining wrappers with a damp paper towel until ready to use.) Fold bottom corner over filling; moisten remaining wrapper edges with water. Fold side corners toward center over filling; roll up tightly, pressing at the tip to seal. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets, seam side down. Repeat.
  4. Bake until golden brown, 15-20 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

Sausage Manicotti

Ingredients

  • 1 pound uncooked bulk pork sausage
  • 2 cups 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 package (8 ounces) manicotti shells
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine sausage and cottage cheese. Stuff into uncooked manicotti shells. Place in a greased 13×9-in. baking dish. Top with marinara sauce.
  2. Cover and bake at 350° for 55-60 minutes or until a thermometer inserted into the center of a shell reads 160°.
  3. Uncover; sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Bake 8-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Freeze option: Transfer individual portions of cooled manicotti to freezer containers; freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Transfer to a microwave-safe dish and microwave on high, stirring occasionally and adding a little spaghetti sauce if necessary.

Sausage Spinach Pasta Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) whole wheat spiral pasta
  • 1 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half cream
  • 2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Rich Baked Spaghetti

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spaghetti, broken into thirds
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 pound Italian turkey sausage links, casings removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 jar (14 ounces) meatless spaghetti sauce
  • 1 can (8 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Directions

  1. Cook spaghetti according to package directions; drain. In a large bowl, beat egg and milk. Add spaghetti; toss to coat. Transfer to a 13×9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
  2. In a large skillet, cook the beef, sausage, onion and green pepper over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in spaghetti sauce and tomato sauce. Spoon over the spaghetti mixture.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese. Bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 10 minutes before cutting.

Caprese Chicken

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 c. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pt. grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp. freshly torn basil
  • 4 slices mozzarella

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil.Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook until golden and cooked through, 6 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  2. Add balsamic vinegar to skillet, then add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add tomatoes and season with salt. Let simmer until soft, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in basil.
  3. Return chicken to skillet and nestle in tomatoes. Top with mozzarella and cover with a lid to melt.
  4. Spoon tomatoes over chicken and serve.