Lemon-Basil Pasta Salad

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  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta and cook as label directs, drain. Rinse pasta under cold water and drain.
  2. In large bowl, toss pasta with remaining ingredients until well blended. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours or up to 2 days. Serve garnished with basil.

Family-Style Lasagna

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Course Entrées, Pastas
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add noodles and cook as label directs; rinse noodles under cold water and drain.
  2. Meanwhile, heat large saucepot over medium-high heat. Add ground beef and sausage, and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until browned.
  3. Add onions and garlic, and cook 4 minutes or until onions are soft. Add tomatoes, marinara sauce, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Heat to simmering and cook 10 minutes. In large bowl, combine ricotta cheese, 3 cups mozzarella cheese and 1-3/4 cups Par
  4. Spray 13 x 9-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Spread 2 cups sauce into bottom of baking dish. Place 3 noodles over sauce, top with 1/5 of the sauce. Repeat 4 more layers of noodles, cheese mixture and sauce; top with remaining 1 cup mozzarell
  5. Cover with foil; bake 45 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 20 minutes before cutting.

Slow-Cooked Beef Risotto

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Enjoy a taste of northern Italy with this classic dish!
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  1. Combine beef, water and garlic in stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 hours.
  2. Stir in contents of risotto mix package omitting butter or oil; continue simmering, covered, 18 to 20 minutes or until rice is tender and beef is fork-tender. Stir in peas; remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in cheese. Serve with additional cheese, if desired.
  4. Total recipe time: 2 to 2-1/2 hours
  5. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Gourmet White Mac & Cheese

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A fresh, flavorful and elegant twist on a comfort food classic!
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta and cook as label directs; drain pasta.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium microwave-safe bowl, heat 2 tablespoons butter in microwave oven on high 45 seconds or until melted. Add breadcrumbs and Parmesan, and stir until breadcrumbs are moistened.
  3. In large saucepot, melt remaining 4 tablespoons butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Stir in milk and heat to boiling over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until mixture is smooth and thickens. Remove sauce
  4. Pour pasta mixture into 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Arrange tomatoes in single layer over pasta; sprinkle breadcrumb mixture over tomatoes. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges bubble and top is browned.

Two Steppin’ Tenderloin Steak

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This flavorful Two Steppin' Tenderloin Steak will make you and your partner want to dance the Texas Two-Step!
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  1. Place 2 cups spinach, almonds, cheese and garlic in food processor container. Cover; process until coarse paste forms. With motor running, slowly add 2 tablespoons water and oil until smooth. Season with salt, as desired. Set aside.
  2. Preheat over to 350° F. Heat ovenproof, nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place beef steaks in skillet and brown 2 minutes. Turn steaks over and place skillet into preheated oven; cook 13 to 18 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning onc
  3. Meanwhile, combine rice, remaining 1 cup water and salt, if desired, in medium saucepan; cook according to package directions. Chop remaining 1 cup spinach. During last 5 minutes of cooking, add chopped spinach to pan and continue to cook. Remove from hea
  4. Remove steaks from oven when internal temperature reaches 135° F for medium rare; 150° for medium doneness. Remove steaks from pan; tent loosely with aluminum foil. Let stand 5 to 10 minutes. Temperature will continue to rise about 10 degrees to
  5. Serve steaks over brown rice with remaining pesto. Garnish rice with additional almonds, if desired.
  6. Total recipe time: 30 to 35 minutes
  7. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Southwest Black Bean Lasagna

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Southwest flavor meets classic Italian cuisine in one big, bold dish!
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  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook lasagna noodles as label directs.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook 3 minutes. Add garlic, bell pepper and zucchini, and cook 3 minutes. Stir in chili powder, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper, and cook 1 minute. Stir in black beans, corn, pasta sauc
  3. In bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking dish, spread 1 cup bean mixture, and 1/3 cheese mixture. Repeat layers, ending with bean mixture on top. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup Jack cheese blend.
  4. Cover dish with foil. Bake 45 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before cutting. Serve topped with sour cream, if desired.