25 Quick Tossed Pasta (or Zoodle!) Recipes

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As any good cook knows, eyeing the amounts of ingredients makes for a quick and flavorful dish. Here are some wonderfully delicious combinations that we’ve enjoyed in the past. If you’re not a fan of pasta, you can transform these dishes into Keto/carb-friendly meals by substituting the pasta for zucchini noodles (aka Zoodles) instead.

Cook and drain any pasta of your choice, then toss immediately with:

1) Crumbled goat cheese, silvered sun-dried tomatoes, freshly ground pepper and minced garlic that has been briefly sauteed in olive oil

2) Melted butter, sour cream, cottage cheese, poppy seeds, sliced scallions and bits of crisp bacon

3) Melted butter, Ricotta cheese, Parmesan cheese, sauteed garlic, minced basil and toasted pine nuts

4) Fresh and wild (if possible) mushrooms, sauteed in butter with minced shallots, hot reduced heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese.

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5) Briefly sauteed bay scallops, pesto, and Parmesan cheese

6) American gold caviar, melted butter, and Creme Fraiche (or Sour Cream)

7) Blanched asparagus, sauteed silvered prosciutto, hot reduced heavy cream, melted butter, and Parmesan cheese

8) Crumbled crisp bacon, chopped roasted red peppers, melted butter, cooked peas, a little reduced heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese

9) Ricotta cheese, melted butter, Parmesan cheese, cooked peas, and small sauteed cubes of salami

10) Lump crabmeat sauteed n butter with a little curry, cooked peas, and melted butter

11) Slivered smoked salmon, warmed sour cream, snipped fresh dill or a garnish of caviar

12) Pieces of peeled shrimp sauteed briefly in butter with lots of minced garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, melted butter, reduced white wine and minced parsley

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13) Pieces of shrimp sauteed in butter with heated cream, spinach (which has also been sauteed in butter)

14) Olive oil heated with crushed rosemary, minced onion and garlic sauteed in olive oil, sauteed slivered, and blanched green beans

15) Chopped tomatoes, minced basil, freshly ground pepper, small cubes of Mozzarella or goat cheese, and olive oil that has been briefly sauteed with garlic cloves

16) Butter melted with minced sage, seared cubes of sirloin or fillet of beef and Parmesan cheese

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COLD PASTA or CUCUMBER OR VEGGIE NOODLES (AKA ZOODLES)

Cook and drain 1 pound of fresh or dried pasta, rinse under cold water, drain again, toss with corn oil and let cool Combine with;

17) Blanched broccoli, oriental dressing, and chopped roasted peanuts

18) Cubed fresh tomato and avocado, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and fresh ground pepper

19) Pesto, olive oil, and cubed fresh tomato

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20) Blanched carrots and broccoli flowerets, zucchini slices, cubed tomato and herb vinaigrette or dressing of choice

21) Canned white meat tuna, chopped red pepper, slivered black olives, blanched green beans, and Caesar dressing or dressing of choice.

22) Buckwheat pasta, curried vinaigrette, chopped roasted cashews, and
assorted oriental vegetables(blanched if necessary)

23) Chicken, garlic vinaigrette, chopped fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and chopped red onion

24) Sour cream, hot sauce, corn, green beans

25) Any frozen vegetable combination (of your choice), thawed OR drained canned vegetable combination (of your choice), or fresh vegetable (your choice), tossed with Mayonnaise or Salad Dressing (Like Miracle Whip) and a ‘splash’ of Italian dressing

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Melissa Burnell, known to her friends and fans as "Liss," grew up in Southern Maine, now residing in sunny South Carolina. As a busy Wife, Mother of two sons, an avid photographer, and self-employed entrepreneur, Liss understands the value of both time and money.

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