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Where’s the Beef: How To Add More Protein To Your Pasta Dishes

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Where’s the Beef: How To Add More Protein To Your Pasta Dishes

Everyone loves pasta, making it a staple food for dinners because of ease of preparation and versatility in recipes. We all care about our nutrition. However, with busy schedules and picky eaters, we often let it slip by the wayside. For pasta lovers, carbohydrates are a given, but the dishes sometimes skimp on the protein. This article provides several foods and ideas for incorporating more protein into your pasta dishes. Use these tips to keep you full and your nutrition adequate. Explore the Meats The most common way to add protein to a pasta dish is to add meat....

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What is Bolognese Sauce and Why Your Pasta Needs It

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What is Bolognese Sauce and Why Your Pasta Needs It

The hallmark of a classic Italian pasta dish is definitely the sauce. Bolognese sauce is one of the most popular pasta sauces, because of its hearty flavor.  Kids and adults both crave the thick, tomato flavor filled with meat and spices. For those bottomless pits of hunger in your family, the sauce and pasta create the perfect combination to satisfy that never-ending craving. If you’ve ever wondered about the basics of Bolognese sauce, we’ve put together a few points, here. Italian Roots Bolognese sauce, or ragù alla Bolognese, in Italian, is named after the city in which it originated, Bologna,...

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Why Pasta is a Great Choice for Vegetarians

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Why Pasta is a Great Choice for Vegetarians

I think we can all agree that when preparing for meatless Monday, we often turn to pasta as an option. Many vegetarians consume pasta as one of their carbohydrate staples. Pasta is versatile in recipes, mixing well with vegetables, meat-free protein sources and a variety of flavored sauces. If you’re new to the vegetarian world or need to get out of the dinner rut, we’ve compiled a quick guide on why pasta is a great food to utilize in a vegetarian diet and a few recipes to get you started. Mix it up with Vegetarian Proteins Pasta is an...

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Four Tortellini Pasta Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

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Four Tortellini Pasta Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

Finding family-friendly recipes can be a difficult task. The age-old question of “What should we have for dinner” has stumped families night after night. Tortellini is a versatile pasta often filled with cheese, meats, or vegetables and packed full of flavor to satisfy even the pickiest of palates. Here are four tortellini pasta recipes that families will love. Garlic Alfredo Tortellini This Garlic Alfredo Tortellini recipe is a fun way to mix it up for those who love the standard Fettuccine Alfredo. This family-friendly dish uses pre-made cheese tortellini pasta for ease of preparation, so you can spend more time making the...

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Everything You Need to Know About Gnocchi

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Everything You Need to Know About Gnocchi

Choosing a type of pasta to use in a dish can be a difficult decision because there are so many choices.  Gnocchi pasta provides a hearty, dense texture and is versatile in many types of recipes.  This article will give you the low-down on everything important you should know about making, cooking with, or just devouring gnocchi at your next meal. Gnocchi, A Dumpling Shaped Pasta Traditionally known as “potato dumplings”, traditional gnocchi is a blend of potato, flour, and egg.  The shape is very similar to that of small dumplings.  Sauce lovers are in luck, as gnocchi is...

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