Posts tagged: pasta recipes

Lobster, Crab And Shrimp Baked Macaroni And Cheese Recipe

Thinking of comfort food? How about give that favorite baked mac and cheese a twist? This cheesy and comforting seafood baked macaroni and cheese will surely lighten up your day. With the mixture of our favorite seafood and cheese, you and your friends will enjoy that afternoon get-together.

Ingredients:

• 1 lb shrimp (raw, deveined, tail removed)
• 3/4 lb lobster (raw or pre-steamed, chopped into chunks)
• 3/4 lb lump crab
• 1 lb penne pasta or large elbow pasta
• 3 cups gouda cheese or Monterey Jack cheese (grated)
• 3 cups muenster cheese or mild cheddar cheese (grated)
• 1 cup gruyere cheese (grated)
• 3 cups whole milk
• 2 cups Half & Half
• 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
• 1 tbsp butter
• 1 tbsp fresh thyme (chopped)
• 2 cloves fresh garlic (finely minced)
• 1/4 cup onion (diced)
• 3 level tbsp all-purpose flour
• Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
• 2-3 teaspoons hot sauce or tabasco
• 2 tbsp Grand Diamond all-purpose seasoning

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350 F.

Season shrimp and lobster with Grand Diamon all-purpose seasoning.
Set aside.

For the pasta:
Set a large pot over high heat.
Pour water and let it boil.
Sprinkle salt, then add the pasta.
Let it cook for 8-10 minutes, then drain.
Pour olive oil to avoid pasta from sticking together.
Set aside.

For the sauce:
Preheat the mixture of Half & Half and milk in the microwave.

Set a skillet over medium-high heat.
Pour olive oil and melt butter.
Saute onion for 3 minutes.
Add and stir thyme and garlic.
Toss all-purpose flour for 2 minutes.
Pour Half & Half and milk mixture.
Stir by whisking.
Season by adding hot sauce, kosher salt, Grand Diamond all-purpose seasoning, and fresh ground black pepper.
Whisk and let it simmer for 5-8 minutes.
Add all the cheese.
Turn of the heat.
Mix for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
Toss the pasta.
Mix with the cheese sauce.

In a baking dish, pour half of the pasta and cheese mixture.
Add shrimps, lump crab and lobster meat on top of it.
On the second layer, add the remaining pasta and cheese.
Add on top the remaining shrimps, lump crab and lobster meat.
Top it off with grated cheese.
Cover with parchment paper so that if the cheese sticks out, it will be easier to get.
Cover with foil paper.
Let it bake for 30-35 minutes.
Remove and transfer to plate.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

Leftovers can be refrigerated and reheated.

You can add chopped thymes for garnishing.

Lobster, Crab And Shrimp Baked Macaroni And Cheese
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3INONdxBlTc

Creamiest Vegan Mac And Cheese Recipe

This vegan mac and cheese is a homemade recipe using healthy and accessible ingredients. This is full of flavor, creamy, and beneficial for your health that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. You will surely enjoy this dish with your kids at home!

Ingredients:

• 5.5 cups raw vegan elbow pasta (cooked)
• 1 cup sweet potato (cooked)
• 1 cup nutritional yeast
• 16 oz can cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
• 2-3 tbsp soy sauce
• 3 tbsp tahini
• 2 tbsp agave nectar
• 1 yellow bell pepper
• 1/2 cup almond milk
• 1/2 cup canola oil
• 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
• 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions:

Cook the pasta over medium-high heat and bring it to a boil.
Drain and set aside.

In a blender, put all ingredients – cannellini beans, cooked sweet potato, and yellow bell pepper.
Add all seasonings – soy sauce, garlic powder, black pepper, canola oil, tahini, and agave nectar.
Put nutritional yeast and almond milk.
Blend together for 6-8 minutes or until it becomes a fine puree.

In a bowl, put the cooked pasta.
Pour the mixture.
Mix gently to combine.
Serve and enjoy!

Creamiest Vegan Mac And Cheese Recipe
Images – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RyzV46WSxvw

Artichoke & Sun-Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe

Looking for another vegetarian dish? This artichoke and sun-dried tomato pasta recipe is a perfect food that will complete your lunch or dinner meals. You just need a few ingredients that are very easy to find and prepare. Here’s a 40-minute pasta recipe yet very healthy and tasty. Try it out!

Ingredients:

• 227 grams or a box of gluten-free pasta
• 1 cup artichoke hearts (cut into bite-sizes)
• 1 cup snow peas
• 3/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (cut into strips)
• 1 large red onion (diced)
• Olive oil
• Salt
• Ground black pepper

Instructions:

For the pasta:
Set a large pot over medium-high heat.
Pour water and let it boil.
Add a pinch of salt.
Once it boils, add in the pasta.
Pour some olive oil.
Stir it up to make sure it won’t stick together.
Cover the pot halfway and let it cook.
Drain the water.
Put the pasta back to the pot.
Set aside.

For the mixture:
Set a saucepan over medium heat.
Pour olive oil.
Saute onions until its golden.
Add the snow peas and reduce heat to low.
Add the sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.
Mix well.
Let it cook for 1-2 minutes or until the ingredients are cooked.
Turn off the heat.
Toss it in the pot and mix it with the pasta.
Transfer to a plate.
Top if off with fresh ground pepper.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips and ideas:

You can adjust the ingredients base on your liking and taste.

You can add other ingredients like black olives, red pepper, or basil.

You can top it off with Parmesan cheese.

Artichoke & Sun Dried Tomato Pasta Recipe
Images – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYHEqXr9GTc