I love a cold salad for summer supper. It satisfies but you don’t feel stuffed. This bright, fresh, seafood salad is one of my favorites.
Summer Seafood Pasta Salad
8 oz uncooked spiral pasta (I used Dreamfields)
1 package (8 oz) imitation crabmeat, chopped
½ cup finely diced celery
¼ cup finely diced pickles
¼ cup finely diced Vidalia onion
½ cup mayonnaise
1 Tbps ketchup
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp Old Bay seasoning
1 tsp Stevia (I used a splash of liquid Stevia)
salt and pepper to taste
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the mayonnaise, ketchup, lemon juice and seasonings. Set aside.
Drain pasta and rinse in cold water. Gently combine crabmeat and sauce mixture with pasta. Chill for a couple of hours for the seasonings to blend.
*Optional additions: fresh chopped broccoli or cauliflower, shredded cheese, cooked salad shrimp.
Easy Cheesy Chili Mac
1 pound lean ground beef
1/2 medium onion, diced
1 (14 1/2 ounce) can Italian style stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt and pepper, to taste
8 ounces dried Dreamfields Penne Rigate (2 cups)
Cook ground beef and onion in large skillet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Brown beef until no longer pink. Drain fat. Stir in tomatoes with juice, 1 cup Cheddar cheese, sour cream, chili powder and garlic powder.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
Add chili mixture to pasta and stir until pasta is coated. Place in a 2 qrt baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake at 350º for 30 minutes until hot and bubbly. Serves 4
I love a good pasta salad and if it’s easy and simple, that’s even better!
A few Sundays ago, my sister-in-law called to invite me to a family picnic and so I decided a simple pasta salad would be a great addition to the meal she had already prepared.
After the afternoon service, she, her husband, 2 daughters, 8 grandchildren and my family of 4 plus my baby great-nephew, all met at the park for an evening of food and family fun.
There was Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup, Cornbread, Sandwiches, Chips, Pasta Salad, Fresh Veggies and Ranch Dip, Sweet Tea, Banana Pudding, and Coconut Cake.
There’s no time like Family Time!
More great homestyle recipes:
Vegetable Beef Soup with Southern Cornbread
Steak and Onion Salad with Creamy Homemade Dressing
Chocolate Fudge Pie
Easy Ranch and Bacon Pasta Salad
1 box pasta, cooked ( I used Dreamfields Penne Rigate – low carb)
1 cup homemade ranch dressing
1/2 cup bacon pieces
4 oz shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
cherry or grape tomatoes, sliced – optional
Mix the cooked, drained and cooled pasta with the dressing, cheese, and bacon. Chill and serve.
What else to do on a cold snowy Sunday than cook?!
My oldest daughter loves “white” sauce on her pasta. She loves to go to CiCi’s Pizza, not for the pizza but for the pasta and Alfredo Sauce. She loves this dish, without the broccoli, of course.
Chicken Broccoli Fettucine Alfredo (Low Carb)
4-6 chicken thighs, boneless, skinless, stewed & cut into small pieces
1 small package frozen broccoli, steamed until tender
1/2 lb fettucine pasta, boiled, drained (I used Dreamfields)
Alfredo sauce (see recipe below)
In a large pan on medium-high heat, stew the chicken thighs until done, 45 minutes to an hour. Remove from pan to cool. Add fettucine to broth and cook until done, about 12 minutes; drain. In the meantime, chop the chicken into bite size pieces.
Mix together the chicken, steamed broccoli, fettucine pasta, and the Alfredo Sauce. Spoon into dish and top with grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup Parmesan cheese – freshly grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
Ground white pepper
Dash of ground nutmeg
Place butter and cream in large skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until butter melts and mixture bubbles; cook and stir two minutes more. Stir in salt, pepper and nutmeg. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in cheese until thoroughly blended and smooth. Return briefly to low heat to completely blend cheese, stirring constantly. Sauce recipe makes four servings; 1.9 grams of carbohydrate per serving.
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