Chicken with Pasta Cakes

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Course Entrées, Pastas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
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Course Entrées, Pastas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
people
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Instructions
  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta; heat to boiling. Cook 4 minutes; drain. Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, heat pasta sauce to boiling over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium-high heat until very hot but not smoking. Drop about 1 cup pasta in skillet; flatten slightly to form pasta cake. Cook 6 to 8 minutes or until golden brown, turning once and pressing pasta cakes
  3. In small microwave-safe bowl, heat asparagus and water in microwave oven on high 1 minute 30 seconds or until asparagus is tender; drain. If necessary, place chicken in same skillet after pasta cakes are done to heat through.
  4. Place 1 pasta cake in center of each of 4 pasta bowls. Serve chicken and asparagus next to pasta cakes. Spoon sauce over and around pasta cakes and chicken. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil, if desired.

Apple, Bacon & Cheddar Stuffed Mushrooms

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Your guests will be raving about this flavorful and elegant appetizer for days after your next dinner party!
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Carefully separate stems from mushroom caps. Place caps, gill side up, on rimmed baking pan. Coarsely chop stems; set aside. Stir together butter, and brandy and pour into mushroom caps. Sprinkle caps with 1 teaspoon salt, and &
  2. Meanwhile, in small skillet, toast pine nuts over medium-low heat 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring frequently.
  3. In large skillet, cook bacon over low heat, turning occasionally, until browned and crisp. Transfer to paper towels to drain and cool. Discard all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat. Coarsely chop bacon; set aside.
  4. Add garlic, and onion to pan with bacon fat. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until onion is soft. Add chopped mushroom stems and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes or until most of the moisture has evaporated. Stir in apple; cook 3 minutes. Re
  5. Stir remaining ½ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon pepper, pine nuts, bacon, breadcrumbs, ¼ cup Cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese, and thyme into apple mixture. Stuff mushrooms with filling and top with remaining ¼ cup Cheddar cheese. Bake 5 min