Busy moms often need quick and tasty meals to make.
Antipasto Pasta Salad
3/4 box of multicolored rotini pasta cooked and drained3 large tomatoes chopped into large pieces1 package of fresh mozzarella (you can get the chunks and dice them, I found the mozz. pearls at Publix and sprinkled them in)1 can of black olives, drained1/2 pack of pepperoni ( I used turkey pepperoni by Hormel )6 slices of salami chopped large ( I used the beef cotto salami by Oscar Meyer )Croutons (I make my own with half a loaf of french bread. I coat them in olive oil, garlic salt and italian seasoning. Then I bake them on 380 for about 10-20mins)2 handfuls of parmesan cheese ( I like the Sargento grated parmesan )3/4 jar of Maries Creamy Italian Garlic Dressing***I do add diced onions and green pepper, but not to the bowls for my son and husband. They are not onion and pepper lovers like me. Toss the entire salad together and voila!
Creamy Sausage Pasta
1 lb of sausage (I use to uncooked turkey sausage)
1/4 cup half and half
1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
2 tsp garlic salt
pinch of red pepper flakes
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
italian seasoning *to taste but I like to add about 1-2 tsp
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 box of pasta cooked (I have used several different pasta shapes in this, all were great)
what you do:
brown your sausage then add tomatoes and spices, cook for about 15 mins.