Italian Sausage with Rotini (Slow Cooker)

Italian Sausage with Rotini (Slow Cooker)
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 pkg Italian sausage cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped (2 tsp)
  • 1 jar tomato pasta sauce
  • 4½ cups uncooked rotini pasta
Instructions
  1. Spray your slow cooker with cooking spray. In slow cooker, mix all of the ingredients except the pasta. Cover and cook on low heat for 6-8 hours.
  2. Cook and drain pasta as directed on the package. Serve sausage mixture over pasta.

 

New Kraft Parmesan Seasoning Blends & Wolfgang Puck Casserole Pan Giveaway!

This giveaway is now over. The winner is Cathy W. Congrats!

To quote my 4 year old, “yummy in my tummy, yummy in my tummy” and that is what Kraft new Parmesan seasoning blends are. Easy to use and super good, what more can you ask for?

These packages of pre-mixed parmesan cheese, herbs, and seasonings can turn a typical weeknight meal into a gourmet dinner with little work on your part. Kraft Parmesan Seasoning Blends come in three delicious flavors: Hearty Tuscan Herbs, Rosemary & Garlic, and Cracked Black Pepper & Toasted Onion. My personal favorite is the Hearty Tuscan Herbs. Bill prefers the Cracked Black Pepper & Toasted Onion. The best part is that Kraft Foods Kitchen experts have cooked up some fantastic recipes featuring the seasoning blends. A few of the recipe suggestions you’ll find on the back of the packages include:

Hearty Tuscan Roasted Chicken
Prep Time: 5 min. | Total Time: 25 min. | Makes: 6 servings.
What You Need
6 small boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1-1/2 lb.)
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 pouch (2 oz.) KRAFT Parmesan Seasoning Blend Hearty Tuscan Herbs
Make It
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
BRUSH chicken with oil; sprinkle with Parmesan blend.
PLACE in single layer in shallow baking dish sprayed with cooking spray.
BAKE 20 min. or until done (165ºF).

Rosemary Garlic Pasta Primavera
Prep Time: 20 min. | Makes: 6 servings, 1 cup each.
What You Need
2-2/3 cups penne pasta, uncooked
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups baby spinach leaves
1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
1/2 cup thinly sliced zucchini
1 pouch (2 oz.) KRAFT Parmesan Seasoning Blend Rosemary and Garlic
Make It
COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.
MEANWHILE, heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 5 to 7 min.
or until done. Add next 3 ingredients; cook and stir 4 min. or until peppers are crisp-tender
and spinach is wilted.
DRAIN pasta. Add to ingredients in skillet with Parmesan blend; mix lightly.

Easy Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Prep Time: 10 min. | Total Time: 20 min. | Makes: 6 servings.
What You Need
6tilapia fillets (1-1/2 lb.)
1/3 cup KRAFT Mayo with Olive Oil Reduced Fat Mayonnaise
1 pouch (2 oz.) KRAFT Parmesan Seasoning Blend Cracked Black Pepper & Toasted Onion
Make It
HEAT oven to 425ºF.
PLACE fish on parchment-covered baking sheet.
SPREAD with mayo; top with Parmesan blend.
BAKE 8 to 10 min. or until fish flakes easily with fork.

Hearty Tuscan Parmesan Meatballs
Prep Time: 10 min. | Total Time: 30 min. | Makes: 6 servings.
What You Need
2 Tbsp. milk
1 slice white bread, torn into pieces
1-1/2 lb. ground turkey
1 egg
1 pouch (2 oz.) KRAFT Parmesan Seasoning Blend Hearty Tuscan Herbs
Make It
HEAT oven to 350ºF.
ADD milk to bread in medium bowl; let stand 3 min. Add remaining ingredients; mix
well.
SHAPE into 18 (2-inch) meatballs; place in 13×9-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray.
BAKE 20 min. or until done (165ºF).

Parmesan Pepper-Crusted Burgers
Prep Time: 10 min. | Total Time: 22 min. | Makes: 6 servings.
What You Need
1-1/2 lb. ground beef
1 pouch (2 oz.) KRAFT Parmesan Seasoning Blend Cracked Black Pepper & Toasted Onion, divided
6 hamburger buns, toasted
6 pieces leaf lettuce
1 large tomato, cut into 6 slices
Make It
HEAT grill to medium heat.
MIX meat and 1/3 cup Parmesan blend; shape into 6 patties.
GRILL 10 min. or until done (160ºF). Top with remaining Parmesan blend; grill 2 min.
FILL buns with lettuce, tomatoes and burgers.

These are just a few of the recipes you can try with the Kraft Parmesan Seasoning Blends.  You can even just add the seasoning to french fries or cut up potatoes!  Just as good that way too!

Since my family loves these, I’ve arranged for one lucky reader to receive KRAFT Parmesan Seasoning Blends products (two packets per flavor) and a 12″ stainless steel covered casserole pan from the Kraft Store. Here’s what you need to do:

Let me know in the comments which of the above recipes you’d like to try!

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