May 12, 2016

Lighter Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms {recipe swap}

Lighter Crabmeat Stuffed Mushrooms

1 cup lump meat crab
6.5 ounces light spreadable cheese, garlic and herb
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp minced fresh basil
1/4 tsp garlic salt
3 green onions, minced
8 large white mushrooms
1/4 cup grated reduced fat white sharp cheddar cheese
1/4 cup freshly grated Reggiano Parmesan cheese
Olive oil to coat the baking dish

Quick rinse your mushrooms, remove stems, and set caps aside. Finely chop about the mushroom stems.

Mix cheeses (reserving a sprinkle for the tops before baking), crab, chopped stems, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, basil, garlic salt and onions. Fill mushroom caps with the crab mixture and place in a large, lightly greased baking dish. Top with the grated cheeses and Bake at 450ºF for 15-20 minutes. Garnish with green onions and serve warm.

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May 6, 2016

Lighter Chicken Tetrazzini {recipe swap}

Lighter Chicken Tetrazzini

2-3 chicken breasts, boiled and shredded
4 cups chicken broth (to boil chicken in)
1 box of whole grain linguini or spaghetti 
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened 
2 cans fat free cream of chicken soup 
1 1/2cup of light sour cream
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
Salt + pepper, to taste

Preheat oven to 325 degrees and spray casserole dish with cooking spray.

Rinse chicken breasts, pat dry and season with salt and pepper.  Put in pot and cover with 4 cups of chicken broth. Bring to a rapid boil, turn heat to low, cover and cook 20 minutes. Reserve a couple of tablespoons of broth for mixture.

When chicken is cooked, remove from pot and shred.

Cook and drain pasta. I used leftover chicken broth to rinse pasta. Layering flavors is everything.

Combine softened butter, soup, sour cream, chicken, reserved chicken broth and wine. Add cooked pasta and pour into casserole dish. Bake, uncovered for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle mozzarella cheese. Bake for 15 more minutes or until brown and bubbly.

My boys went nuts over this, even asking for seconds. Can be made ahead, just bring to room temperature before baking. Serve with salad or sautéed green. So delicious!

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