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The Best Rigatoni Ever! | Easy Chicken Rigatoni Alfredo Recipe

Serve your friends with this delicious and easy chicken rigatoni alfredo recipe for a weekend dinner! It’s a combination of seasoned chicken, rigatoni and creamy sauce. Make it a lot creamier and cheesier with the mix of parmesan, mozzarella and Monterey Jack cheese.


• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 2 large chicken breasts (boneless, skinless and cubed)
• 2 tbsp poultry seasoning
• 2 tbsp butter
• 1.5 cups mushrooms (diced)
• 1 tbsp minced garlic
• 12 oz broccoli florets
• salt to taste
• 1 cup chicken broth
• 2 cups heavy whipping cream
• 8 oz softened cream cheese
• 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
• 1 tbsp onion powder
• 1 tsp garlic powder
• 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
• 1 tsp cracked black pepper
• 1.5 cups Parmesan cheese (shredded)
• 1 cup Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
• 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (shredded)


• 3 cups chicken broth
• 2 cups Rigatoni pasta


Season cubed chicken breasts with 2 tbsp poultry seasoning.
Set aside.

Set a pot over medium-high heat.
Pour three cups of chicken broth.
Bring to a boil.
Once it boils, add rigatoni pasta.
Once pasta is ready, remove the pot from the heat and drain the water.
Set aside pasta.

Preheat oven to 375 F.

Set an oven-proof frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add 1 tbsp olive oil and heat it.
Add the seasoned chicken breast cubes.
Stir and cook until chicken has cooked.
Once done, remove the chicken cubes from the pan and set aside.

In the same pan, add 2 tbsp butter.
Melt the butter.
Add diced mushrooms and saute until tender.
Add minced garlic and saute for 30 seconds.
Reduce to medium heat.
Add broccoli florets.
Season with salt to taste.
Let it cook for a minute.
Pour a cup of chicken broth into the pan.
Stir and cook for 4-5 minutes or until liquid reduces.
Add heavy whipping cream and softened cream cheese.
Season with Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic powder, Cajun seasoning and cracked black pepper.
Stir to combine and let it simmer.
Once simmers, add shredded Parmesan cheese and Monterey Jack cheese.
Stir until cheese melts.
Once cheese has completely melted, add back the cooked chicken cubes into the pan.
Mix well to combine.
Add the cooked Rigatoni pasta into the pan.
Mix well until pasta is coated with the sauce.
Switch off the heat.
Sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top.
Place the oven-proof skillet inside the preheated oven.
Let it bake for 10-15 minutes.
Once done, remove from the oven.
Serve and enjoy!

The Best Rigatoni Ever - Easy Chicken Rigatoni Alfredo Recipe
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Healthy Quinoa Tuna Casserole Recipe

Quinoa is one of the staple foods that people choose when they go for a healthy diet. It is gluten-free, high in protein and rich in fiber. Incorporate it with other tasty and healthy ingredients to make a meal for lunch or dinner. This healthy quinoa tuna casserole recipe is a perfect dish that you can prepare for a weekday lunch or dinner. This can also serve as a post-workout meal since quinoa is high in protein and fiber.


• 1/2 cup quinoa (rinsed)
• 1 cup water
• 1/2 tsp salt

• 1 can tuna (drained)
• 2/3 cup Greek yogurt
• 1/3 head of broccoli (cut into florets)
• 1/2 red onion (chopped)
• 2 garlic cloves (minced)
• Salt to taste
• 1/4 tsp black pepper
• 1/4 tsp cumin powder
• 1 tsp oregano
• 1/3 cup vegetable stock
• 100 grams mozzarella cheese (grated)


This recipe takes about 1 hour.

Set a pot over medium heat
Add 1/2 cup quinoa, 1 cup water, and 1/2 tsp salt.
Bring to a boil, then reduce to low heat.
Cover the lid and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
Remove from the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes.
Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Add tuna, Greek yogurt, broccoli florets, red onion, and garlic.
Season with salt, black pepper, cumin, and oregano.
Add vegetable stock.
Mix until well combined.
Transfer to a round baking dish.
Spread evenly.
Top it off with grated mozzarella cheese.
Bake for 25 minutes in a preheated oven at 350 F.
Remove from the oven.
Serve and enjoy!

Healthy Quinoa Tuna Casserole Recipe
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3 Healthy Vegetable Recipes For Weight Loss

Are you on a healthy diet? Why not try these 3 healthy vegetable recipes that are very quick and easy to prepare! These simple vegetarian recipes are not just nutritious, but delicious too!

1. Veggie Spinach Rolls


• 8 oz frozen spinach leaves
• 1 medium carrot (shredded)
• 1 1/2 tbsp parsley (chopped)
• 1/2 red bell pepper (chopped)
• 1/2 onion (chopped)
• 1 clove garlic (minced)
• 1 egg
• 3 egg whites
• 1/4 low-fat mozzarella cheese
• 1 tsp olive oil
• Salt and black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 400 F.

Thaw spinach leaves.
Squeeze out water.
In a mixing bowl, add spinach, 3 egg whites, and mozzarella.
Season with salt and pepper.
Mix until well combined.
Line parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Lightly grease with cooking spray.
Pour the spinach mixture and flatten evenly.
Let it bake for 15 minutes.
Set aside and let it cool.

Set a skillet over medium-low heat.
Add oil and fry onions and garlic.
Add red bell pepper, carrots, and parsley.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Mix until well combined.
Cover the skillet and let it simmer for 2-3 minutes.
Switch off heat.
Add egg and mix very well.

Flip the spinach mat and place it again on a baking dish with parchment paper.
Put the vegetable filling over the spinach mat and spread evenly.
Roll it up carefully.
Let it bake for 25 minutes.
Remove and transfer to a cutting board.
Cut into bite-size slices.
Serve and enjoy!

2. For Stuffed Bell Pepper Rings With Veggies


• 4 oz ground turkey
• 2 bell peppers
• 1 mushroom (sliced)
• 1/2 onion (chopped)
• 1 garlic clove (chopped)
• 1 egg white
• 4 tbsp tomato sauce
• 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
• 1 tsp olive oil
• 1 1/2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
• Salt and black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Slice the bell peppers into rings about 2-3 inches thick and separate the bottom parts.
Finely chop the bottom parts to be added in the filling.
Set a medium skillet over medium heat.
Add olive oil and heat it.
Saute garlic and onion.
Add bell peppers and mushroom.
Season with salt and black pepper to taste.
Mix well.
Transfer to a mixing bowl.
Add ground turkey, parsley, and egg.
Sprinkle Italian seasoning.
Mix until well combined.
Place the bell pepper rings on a baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Fill the rings with the turkey mixture.
Top it off with tomato sauce.
Let it bake for 30-35 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!

3. For Broccoli Crust Pizza


• 1 medium head broccoli (steamed)
• 1 egg
• 1 mushroom (sliced)
• 1/4 red bell pepper (sliced)
• 1/4 onion (sliced)
• 1/4 tsp Italian seasoning
• 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp low fat mozzarella cheese
• Salt and black pepper


Preheat oven to 400 F.

Pulse steamed broccoli in a food processor.
Squeeze out water in a dishtowel.
Transfer broccoli to a bowl.
Add egg seasoned with salt and black pepper.
Mix well.
Add 1/4 cup low-fat mozzarella cheese and mix well.
Transfer to a baking dish lined with parchment paper.
Form the mixture into a thin, round pizza crust.
Let it bake for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from the oven.
Spread evenly tomato sauce.
Sprinkle 1 tbsp low-fat mozzarella cheese on top.
Add onion, red bell pepper, and mushroom slices as toppings.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Slice and enjoy!

3 Healthy Vegetable Recipes For Weight Loss
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