Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pasta Fits! Yummy recipe and an awesome giveaway

Our family LOVES pasta!  When I make it as a side dish my kids always come back for seconds and even thirds!  I love how easy and convenient pasta is.  It cooks fast and can be used in just about anything.  

We have been getting on track with eating healthier and I sadly assumed we would not be eating pasta anymore.  When I was contacted to try out a pasta assortment I was happy and my excitement grew when I read the package and realized we could actually eat this pasta and consider it healthy! (more on this in a few)

We have tried out a few different recipes.  Some healthy, others not, but all have ingredients that can be substituted for low calorie, healthier choices.

The first thing we tried was a BAKED PASTA ALFREDO.  My husband kind of threw this together with some things we had on hand and it was delicious!

  • Pasta (we used Heartland Penne)
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Mushrooms
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Garlic
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Chablis Wine

  • Sautee the mushrooms with a small amount of wine and garlic while boiling the noodles.
  • Mix Mushrooms and pasta with alfredo sauce and top with parmesan cheese.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until cheese is melted and slightly golden.

You could easily add some chicken and serve this as a main dish!!!!

We have had a chance to try almost all of these delicious noodles!!  October is Pasta Month so be on the lookout for more delicious recipes throughout the remainder of this month.


The Simple Things has partnered with the National Pasta Association to offer one lucky reader a pasta prize pack:

Dreamfields® Spaghetti
Mueller's® Whole Grain Spaghetti
Heartland® Gluten Free Wheat Free Penne
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest® Spaghetti
Ronzoni Garden Delight® Rotini
Ultragrain Pasta® Spaghetti Spoon

Must be 18 years or older
Must live in the U.S.


  1. love goulash and spaghetti thanks

  2. I love shrimp, sausage cajun pasta

  3. Lobster ravioli with vodka sauce!

  4. Manicotti and spaghetti are my favorites

  5. love tortellini, spaghetti, and a penne pasta bake I created with various meat and cheese

  6. Denise Vandenbusch BohmanOctober 22, 2012 at 6:58 AM


  7. I love Chicken Alfredo-could eat it all the time :-)

  8. My husband begs me to make home made lasagna

  9. Pasta is my favorite.. i would make it every night if my family would allow it! lol I would have to say my favorite is Cheese Raviolis with Garlic Bread and green beans!

  10. My favorite pasta dish is Chicken Marsala. THanks for this opportunity.

  11. My mom's baked mac and cheese. It is sooo good.
    Tracy Gnann

  12. My fav is fettuccine alfredo with chicken! Yum!

  13. My favorite dish is spaghetti. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Baked spaghetti is my favorite!

  15. homemade lasagna. with ricotta and mozzarella n provolone.

  16. My favorite is lobster and crab Alfredo on Angel Hair Pasta...Yummy

  17. broccolli and alfredo fetticine


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