Homemade Creamy Italian dressing

 

You must try this easy 10 minute homemade creamy italian dressing. Quick,  easy and deliciously fab ! Pour over Veggies, fresh  greens, meats anything you like. I pour this over some broccoli and my kiddies clean their plate !

 

 

 

Homemade Creamy Italian dressing 

 

 

 

Makes 1 1/2 cups

 

PREP 10 MIN

 

READY in 10 MIN

 

 Ingredients 

 

3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning

 

 

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

 

 

 

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 cup mayonnaise

1/2 small onion

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 cup mayonnaise

 

 

Directions 

 

In a blender or food processor, combine mayonnaise, onion, vinegar, and sugar. Season with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Copycat Panera’sTuscan style chicken soup

You’ll love every spoonful of this  Copycat  version of  Panera’s Tuscan style chicken soup.  Tender chicken breasts with , garlic, pepper flakes, tomatoes, and white beans. Makes this very easy, delicious low-fat copycat recipe just as good as the original!  With a 110 calories  per 1-cup serving and Fat :2 grams .



Copycat Panera’s Tuscan style chicken soup 

 
Total Time:40-45
Prep Time:12
Yield:7-8 
Cal:110 per 1-cup serving.
Fat :2 grams 
 

  

 Ingredients 

2 smoked bacon slices, chopped

2 1/2 cups of boneless chicken cut into 2-inch pieces

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 garlic clove minced

1 cup chopped plum tomato

2 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

2 cups water

2 cups fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth

2/3 cup uncooked orzo pasta

1 1/2 cups of  can white beans rinsed and drained

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

2 tablespoon of low-fat cheese

Directions 

1.Cook bacon in a large saucepan over medium heat 7 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan; set bacon aside.

2.Add chicken to drippings in pan; sauté 6 minutes. Remove chicken from pan. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook 4 minutes or until tender.

3.Add tomato, oregano, and pepper; cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Return bacon and chicken to pan. Stir in 2 cups water and broth, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.

4.Bring to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 9 minutes or until al dente. Add, beans; cook 2 minutes or until heated. Remove from heat; stir in parsley, and salt. Top with some low fat cheese.


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Bowtie pasta with sausage, spinach and italian dressing

Bowtie pasta with sausage, spinach and italian dressing

Bowtie pasta with sausage, spinach and italian dressing

Pasta dishes is just one of my nephew favorite things. He has a lot, he’s a serious foodie. Normally, I would put 3 different italian cheese in this for him, but, I going keep light today.

Toss pasta with and cheese

Toss pasta with and cheese

Add dressing and serve

Add dressing and serve

 

Total Time: 50 mins

Prep:25 mins

Bowtie pasta with sausage, spinach and

Italian dressing

Ingredients 

1/4  pound cooked  turkey sausage
2 cloves garlic, minced
1   teaspoon olive oil
1 cup red onions minced
3 cups  torn fresh spinach
1 box of bow tie pasta
1/2 cup fresh basil
1/4  cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
1/4  teaspoon black pepper

 Italian Dressing mix

1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon white sugar
2 tablespoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 tablespoon dried parsley
 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
 2 tablespoons salt
 1/4 cup white vinegar
  2/3 cup canola oil
 2 tablespoons water
  

   

Directions 

1.In a small bowl, mix together the garlic salt, onion powder, sugar, oregano, pepper, thyme, basil, parsley, celery salt and regular salt. To prepare dressing, whisk together 1/4 cup white vinegar, 2/3 cup canola oil, 2 tablespoons water and 2 tablespoons of the dry mix. Whisk well and set aside.
2.Cut the sausage  lengthwise into quarters. Slice into 1/4-inch pieces. In a large skillet,  heat garlic in  olive oil for a few seconds, Stir in sausage, onions, spinach and  reduce heat.  Cook, stirring frequently, for a few minutes or just until spinach starts to wilt. Remove from heat.
 3.Cook pasta according to package directions.  Drain and place in large bowl. Combine sausage, onions, spinach mixture and italian dressing.  Toss to coat. Serve immediately.