Pasta Primavera

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Pasta Primavera

I love this pasta! And it is so great for all the veggies I have right now laying around!

Ingredients:
12oz Package thin Spaghetti
2 C Sliced yellow Squash; or 1 small zucchini*
1 Medium Red/Green Bell Pepper
1 large Carrot, sliced into strips
8oz Broccoli-chopped
1/2 C sliced onion
1/2 lb Cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1 C grated Parmesan Cheese
3 1/2 oz Package Pepperoni Slices
2 tsp. Fresh Basil leaves
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1 Tbl Olive oil
3 cloves Garlic
3 Tbl Flour
1/2 Cup Milk
1 Cup low-sodium Chicken Broth

*You can really add as many veggies as you’d like or as less as you like

Instructions:
1. Bring a pot of water to boil.
2. While water is heating, heat oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat
3. Add onion and cook for about 6-7 minutes; then add the garlic and cook another minute. Add tomatoes and cook until slightly bursting, about 5 minutes.
4. Whisk together the milk and chicken broth, parmesan and the flour and add to the vegetables. Bring to a boil and then let simmer until it thickens. It will take about 2-3 minutes.
5. Cook the spaghetti according to the package. During the last few minutes, add the zucchini, pepper and broccoli.
6. Drain pasta and vegetables, and add the warm sauce to the pasta mixture.
7. Toss gently, and sprinkle leftover parmesan, and also the fresh basil to garnish.

Easy cheesy Gnocchi

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Easy Cheesy Gnocchi

Ingredients:
1 lb Package Gnocchi
1 jar Classico, Romano Asiago Cheese Sauce
1/2 C Mozzarella, shredded
1/2 C Parmesan, shredded
1 C Dry Italian Bread Crumbs
Parsley Flakes for garnish

Instructions:
1. Bring a pot of water to boil over medium-high heat and cook the Gnocchi according to package; Usually it will take around 5-7 minutes, or until the Gnocchi floats to the top of the water
2. Spray a 1-2 quart baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, and pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees
3. Once the Gnocchi are done, drain the pot and mix in about 3/4 of the jar of Romano Asiago Cheese Sauce. Depending on how cheesy/creamy you want it, you can add the whole jar. Stir to combine
4. Spread the Gnocchi and cheese sauce into the baking dish
5. Sprinkle the Mozzarella cheese over the top of the Gnocchi, then sprinkle the Parmesan
6. Add the bread crumbs on top, and garnish with parsley flakes
7. Now put it in the oven, and cook for about 20-25 minutes! That’s it!!