Recipe: Artichoke Turkey Pizza

Ingredients

  • 1 prebaked thin pizza crust (12-inch)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (1-1/2 cups = 6 oz)
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano, drained
  • 1 cup chopped cooked turkey
  • 1 can (14 oz each) artichoke hearts in water, drained, coarsely chopped
  • 1 can (2.25 oz each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Place crust on ungreased baking sheet. Sprinkle with mozzarella cheese. Top with drained tomatoes, turkey, artichokes, olives and Parmesan cheese.
  2. Bake 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Cut into 6 slices.

Baked Parmesan Meatball Sliders

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground round beef (85% lean)
  • 1/2 cup Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 teaspoons finely chopped garlic, divided
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 mini sandwich buns
  • 6 slices (1 oz each) part-skim mozzarella cheese, cut in half

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Combine beef, Parmesan cheese, parsley, egg and 1 teaspoon garlic in medium bowl. Divide mixture into 12 portions; shape into meatballs and place on aluminum foil-lined shallow baking pan. Bake 15 minutes or until done (160°F).
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook 3 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally. Add remaining 2 teaspoons garlic, cook 1 minute more or until fragrant. Stir in undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, oregano and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes or until sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally.
  3. Place open buns on baking sheet. Spoon sauce on bottom of each bun; place 1 meatball on each bun and more sauce, if desired. Top each with mozzarella cheese. Bake 5 minutes or until cheese melts and bun tops are lightly crisped. Close with tops of buns.

Nutritional Information

6 servings (2 sandwiches each) Calories 507; Total Fat 20 g(Saturated Fat 8 g); Cholesterol 102 mg; Sodium 1234 mg; Carbohydrate 45 g; (Dietary Fiber 4 g, Sugars 9 g); Protein 33 g; Percent Daily Values*: Vitamin A 13%; Vitamin C 17%; Calcium 47%; Iron 28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Easy Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

  • 1 can (15 oz each) Hunt's® Tomato Sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt's® Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano, undrained
  • 6 tablespoons Kraft® Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
  • 6 small boneless skinless chicken breasts (6 breasts = 1-1/2 lbs)
  • 3/4 pound spaghetti, uncooked
  • 1-1/2 cups Kraft® Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Pour tomato sauce and undrained tomatoes into 13x9-inch baking dish. Stir in 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) Parmesan. Add chicken; turn to coat evenly both sides of each breast with sauce. Cover.
  3. Bake 30 minutes or until chicken is done (165°F). Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt.
  4. Top chicken with remaining cheeses; bake, uncovered, 5 minutes or until mozzarella is melted. Drain spaghetti. Serve topped with chicken and sauce.

Nutritional Information

6 servings (1 breast with sauce and spaghetti each) Calories 584; Total Fat 12 g(Saturated Fat 5 g); Cholesterol 132 mg; Sodium 979 mg; Carbohydrate 55 g; (Dietary Fiber 5 g, Sugars 5 g); Protein 58 g; Percent Daily Values*: Vitamin A 13%; Vitamin C 19%; Calcium 34%; Iron 21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Kraft Foods, Inc. Kraft® is a registered trademark of Kraft Foods, Inc.

Host a Cooking Party

Even if you’re a dinner party veteran, you know that cooking for a crowd can be both stressful and time consuming. It requires simultaneously cooking, serving and mingling, which can be a tall order. But what if you could reap the social benefits of a dinner party and share in the cooking? Enter cooking parties! Friends and family can share in the behind-the-scenes fun, and you can learn new recipes and cooking tricks in the process. Here, some ideas and tips for cooking party success.

Size Matters
Keep in mind the size of your kitchen. (It’s best to start small in most spaces). If you need help getting a feel for a good number of invitees, enlist your family members to move around the kitchen with you, or use chairs as placeholders around the kitchen to gauge the crowdedness.

Prep Your Guests
Before you all cook, you’ll be tasked with gathering the ingredients for all menu items, or distributing the ingredient list evenly amongst guests. (Group e-mails are an effective way to coordinate and get everyone excited!). Ensure that you have all of the necessary kitchen tools to make each dish. If possible, shop for ingredients the day prior to the party (so everything is fresh) and, before your guests arrive, consider performing basic prep work, like chopping or preparing workstations.

Determine the Menu
As mentioned, deciding what to cook is arguably the most fun part of prep. Be creative while selecting relatively easy dishes -- you don’t want your first foray into cooking parties to be frustrating. Ideally, each menu item should take approximately the same amount of time to prep/cook so you can enjoy them together. Keep snacks on hand in case guests want to nosh while cooking!

KISS: Keep It Short and Simple
Guests will look to you to provide direction as they prepare dishes. As mentioned, keep the dishes fun and relatively simple. Guests may become frustrated if prep becomes too advanced, so save deboning that whole chicken or flambé-ing for another time. As you host more advanced parties, dedicating a night to a new technique is fine -- just let guests know ahead of time that it will be experimental!

Preparing Dishes
Task each invitee with a different recipe, or split guests into teams, depending upon how many are attending your cooking party. When assigning partners, try to pair inexperienced cooks with more skilled partners. Pick recipes that can be adapted during the process (like salads or pizzas), and don’t stress if your guests’ creative energy takes hold as they cook their dish.

The After Party
After a successful cooking party, be sure to print out the copies of the recipes you cook. Voila -- instant party favor!

Just Add Sauce

If you and your family resolved to eat healthier this year, you probably began by basing your dinners around grilled chicken and vegetables, occasionally adding whole-grain starches like brown rice and whole-wheat pasta. All too soon, you find you’ve either fallen off of the healthy eating wagon, or else dread the boring chicken and veggies on your dinner table every night! Luckily, stepping up your dinnertime game for delicious results can be as simple as tweaking recipes that are based around one sauce. (And we promise they won’t derail your healthy eating!). Here, we’ll show you some new ways to use tomato sauce in a variety of dishes to surprise and delight your taste buds.

For a quick and easy dinner -- or even an afterschool snack -- make English Muffin pizzas. Simply preheat your oven, split English muffins in half, and then top with sauce and shredded mozzarella cheese. Bake around 10 minutes at 375 F, or until the cheese melts. We give it an A-plus in ease and taste.

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For a fresh spin on chicken, whip up this Chicken and Wild Mushroom Pilaf recipe, made with chicken drumsticks, green peas, mushroom and herb rice pilaf mix, with tomato sauce. You’ll be surprised at how the rice absorbs the sauce in the skillet, and how this tomato base helps add a new flavor dimension to historically ho-hum chicken and rice dishes. Plus, it’s a new and delicious way to incorporate chicken and veggies into a dish that doesn’t feel tired.

Whether you love slow-cooker chili or make a faster version on the stovetop for a one-dish dinner, use tomato sauce as your base. Simply add it to the beef and bean combo, then add paprika, chili flakes, chilies, jalapenos or other seasonings to make it as spicy or seasoned as you’d like!

Tex-Mex may not be an obvious thought for a healthy weeknight meal. So you may be surprised that no salt added tomato sauce can be a great base for slow-cooker Southwest Beef and Bean Burritos. The sauce keeps the beef moist and tender for tasty tortillas!