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INGREDIENTS

  • 5 Potatoes
  • 1.5 Cup shredded zucchini
  • 3/4 Cup shredded cheese
  • 3/ Cup milk
  • 1/3 Cup coriander, chopped
  • 1/3 Cup basil, chopped
  • Parmesan, to sprinkle
  • Salt and pepper, to season

METHOD

  1. Chop the potatoes in half, boil until very tender and drain.
  2. In a bowl, combine the potatoes and zucchini. Add the grated cheese, milk, coriander, basil, salt and pepper, and mix thoroughly. 
  3. On a baking tray, spoon out the zucchini-potato mixture and form into balls. 
  4. Sprinkle with Parmesan and grated cheese, and bake at 350°F for 15 minutes.
  5. When golden, remove from oven... and enjoy!

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Toss all of the ingredients into a large bowl, then mix in the dressing and enjoy

  • 3 c chicken roughly chopped
  • 1/2 box penne
  • 4 c romaine chopped
  • 1 cucumber cubed
  • 1/4 c fresh basil sliced
  • 1/4 c green onions sliced
  • 2 c cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
  • caesar salad dressing (homemade or storebought)
4.7/5 (31 Votes)

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What's summer without pasta salad? Easy to take on-the-go for picnics or barbecues, this Italian-style recipe is your new best friend.

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Bring a pot of water to a boil

  • 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni pasta
  • 3 hard-cooked eggs - chopped
  • 1 small onion - chopped
  • 3 stalks celery - chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper - seeded and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dill pickle relish
  • 2 cups creamy salad dressing (eg. Miracle Whip)
  • 3 tablespoons prepared yellow mustard
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon celery seed
4.5/5 (2 Votes)

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Mix together all ingredients EXCEPT for the dressing

  • 3 cups grilled chicken, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ box penne pasta, cooked and cooled
  • 4 cups Romaine lettuce, cut into small pieces
  • 1 cucumber, diced
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup green onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
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4.2/5 (27 Votes)

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Day before: Soak beans in cold water the night before

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  • 2 cloves of garlic
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  • 1 bird pepper (or any hot pepper)
  • 2 stalks celery
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  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
4.5/5 (21 Votes)

Ditch the pot AND the strainer. This technique will cook your pasta in a mere fraction of the time!

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Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil

  • 1 (16 ounce) package uncooked rotini pasta
  • 1 (16 ounce) bottle Italian salad dressing
  • 2 cucumbers, chopped
  • 6 tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 4 ounces grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
4.6/5 (5 Votes)

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boil pasta and drain it

  • 1 box of colorful rizzoto
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  • 1 can of olives
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4.2/5 (11 Votes)

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Cook and cool ingredients Combine with mayo and cool in fridge Serve!

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  • Juice of one lemon
4.4/5 (16 Votes)

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Cook the pasta according to package directions, it's best to use a small shape

  • -1/2 box pasta, cooked
  • -1 red pepper, roasted and diced
  • -1 green pepper roasted and diced
  • -1 tomato, diced
  • -1/2 bag of corn
  • -2 cups tortilla strips
  • -1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • -1/2 cup ranch dressing + 2 tablespoons adobo sauce
4/5 (5 Votes)

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Cook spaghetti in water as directed on package; drain

  • 1 lb thin spaghetti
  • 1 (8oz) bottle Italian dressing
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  • 1 lg seedless cucumber, chopped
4.3/5 (20 Votes)

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4.3/5 (9 Votes)

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