Posts Tagged ‘pasta recipe’

Tasteful Tuesday: Thanksgiving Leftovers – Stuffed Shells

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018

This year, we’re trying something a little different with our Thanksgiving leftovers. If you have a favorite casserole, pot pie or stew you like making with Turkey Day fixings, share the recipe in the comments!

What You’ll Need:

  • 9×13-inch baking dish
  • food processor
  • stand mixer
  • 12 ounces jumbo pasta shellsThanksgiving Leftovers
  • 2 cups cooked turkey
  • 1½ cups leftover stuffing
  • 4 ounces
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 cups shredded
    mozzarella cheese
  • 1¾ cups leftover turkey gravy


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. Cook jumbo pasta shells according to package directions. Meanwhile, place turkey and stuffing in food processor, and pulse until finely ground. Move to the bowl of a stand mixer and add in cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, mayonnaise and 1½ cups of mozzarella. Mix on medium-low until well blended.
  3. Spread ½ cup of gravy on the bottom of the prepared dish. Stuff each pasta shell with turkey mixture and tightly arrange in the. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese and gravy.
  4. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes until top is brown and bubbly. Cool for at least 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Four Pasta Salad Recipes for the Fourth

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

Sesame & Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopPasta salads are a summer staple, and their quantity and versatility (as a meal, side dish or snack) make them perfect for serving at barbecues and seasonal parties. Therefore, we’re highlighting four pasta salad recipes from our blog just in time for the Fourth of July (click on the titles for full ingredient lists and directions).

Rotini Pasta Salad Recipe

Perhaps the most standard pasta salad, this one is made with, of course, rotini, but also cubed cheddar, bell pepper, cucumber and tomato – although you could substitute and add just about any vegetable.

BLT Pasta Salad Recipe

We like this pasta salad with rotini too, and its mayonnaise bases offers a creamy alternative to Italian dressing based pasta salads.

Artichoke-Tortellini Pasta Salad

Back to the Italian dressing, this hearty dish is made indulgent with cheese-filled tortellini.

Chicken Sesame Pasta Salad

One of our new favorites, the key ingredient here is fresh ginger.

What’s your favorite pasta salad dish? Share in the comments below, and tell us about your favorite summertime recipes!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Chicken Sesame Pasta Salad

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Sesame & Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe | Sturbridge Yankee WorkshopThis fun, Asian-inspired pasta salad will be a great backyard party food contender this summer. It’s also a great dish for making up at the start of busy weeks throughout the year, when you have to rely on quick, but hearty meals (leftovers!).

What you’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 16 ounces bow tie pasta
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup light soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2-3 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
    (we recommend seasoning with black
    pepper, garlic salt and a pinch of red pepper)
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion
  • Broccoli, red pepper, snap peas or other
    vegetables can be added if desired.


  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds and stir until lightly toasted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for about 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Pour into a large bowl.
  3. In a container with a sealing lid, combine sesame seeds, vegetable oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, sugar, ginger and pepper. Shake well and pour over pasta. Toss until pasta is evenly coated.
  4. Mix in chicken, cilantro, carrots and green onion (and any more vegetables, if desired) and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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