Chicken & Italian Herb Fettuccine – #15MinuteSuppers

Disclosure: This is sponsored recipe for Gourmet Garden through 15 Minute Suppers. Recipe & opinions are my own.

You know what I hate? I hate when the family asks, “What’s for dinner??” You know…. Because you’ve totally been planning it and working on it all day right? Not at work, or running errands, or picking up and dropping off and picking up again and…. Why shouldn’t you have dinner ready, right? It’s ok super-moms, with our #15MinuteSuppers club, you’ll always have an answer ready to go, trust me. Life changing, :)

Chicken and Italian Herb Fettuccine Recipe - #15MinuteSuppers

Chicken & Italian Herb Fettuccine

I’m a big fan of pasta. More often than not I do a pasta-bake. But there are plenty of nights that I need to get dinner on the table in a hurry, and a baked dish would take WAAAAY too long. So, since pasta is my specialty, and I recently came up with an awesome new recipe using Gourmet Gardens products, I thought I’d share my 15 minute supper recipe so you guys could do dinner in a flash too. Because I totally love you guys. :)

How to Make Chicken & Italian Herb Fettuccine - #15MinuteSuppers

How to Make 15 Minute Chicken & Italian Herb Fettuccine

The ingredients for this are super simple – mostly things you have on hand. Unless maybe you’re the type who haven’t yet heard about the amazingness of Gourmet Gardens. They make it so easy to have fresh herbs/spices on hand even when you can’t grow them yourself, or can’t get ’em fresh locally. And speaking of local – I try to buy locally made foods as often as I can. We bought half a cow from a farmer here, I love these breadsticks from Seattle International Baking Company, and I am the BIGGEST fan of Tillamook, which is made over in Oregon. {Also, if you can’t buy meat locally, do NOT miss the sales from Zaycon Foods. Best quality and price you’ll find. Awesomesauce, seriously.}

Gourmet Gardens Fresh Herbs make amazing pasta recipes! #15MinuteSuppers

Fresh Made Easy – Gourmet Gardens

Just to give you a little info on these Gourmet Gardens ingredients: They are fresh as all heck, and stay good in your fridge for months, versus actual herbs that will die quickly, which = waste of money. They’re gluten-free {At least all of the ones I’ve tried are – there may be some that aren’t, be sure to check labels if this is important to you.} They’re all made from fully organic ingredients. And they taste amazing. As close to fresh as you can get without picking ’em in the garden. Also – see in this pic that the pasta doesn’t have chicken on it? That’s because I make up a big batch of the pasta, then have toppings in separate bowls. I love it with chicken, obviously. But if you could eat it as is, or add veggies like steamed broccoli, peppers, peas, asparagus, or whatever you have on hand. Top it with different types of cheese. Serve it with breadsticks or garlic bread, or maybe a salad? Mix it up and enjoy it however you want – it’s a great base to add anything to!

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The Chicken & Italian Herb Fettuccine Recipe

This recipe takes just 15 minutes from start to finish – maybe slightly longer when you have kids running around, a UPS guy at the door, little ones who want to “help,” or other distractions. But the actual meal prep is just 15 minutes. And it is gooooood. It’s got a little zing to it – in a good way. Wakes up the taste buds. I think it’s because the fact that the Gourmet Gardens Italian Herb paste is just so darn fresh – almost unexpectedly so. Love it.

Chicken & Italian Herb Fettuccine – #15MinuteSuppers

Ingredients

  • 1 box fettuccine noodles
  • 1/2 cup sour cream - {I seriously recommend Tillamook!}
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese - I used an Italian blend
  • 2 Tbs Gourmet Gardens Italian Herbs
  • 1 Tbs Gourmet Gardens Garlic
  • 1 package pre-cooked grilled chicken, or veggies of choice, or any other leftovers as desired for toppings

Instructions

  1. First, start your noodles cooking in boiling water - cook for about 12 minutes.
  2. Hint: At this point you can also put breadsticks or garlic bread in the oven, or toss together a quick salad.
  3. While you wait, mix up your sauce - add sour cream, olive oil, cheese, and Gourmet Garden seasonings to a bowl. Stir until well mixed. It won't look like a lot - but it is more than enough, trust me :)
  4. Yes, I just put a smiley face in my recipe.
  5. Your noodles are now ready - drain, and mix the sauce into the noodles. Mix well.
  6. Now you can top with the pre-cooked grilled chicken strips, or veggies.
  7. Be sure to sprinkle with more cheese - Italian blend, Parmesan, or Mozzarella are all good choices.
  8. Eat it up and enjoy!
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More 15 Minute Suppers & More Info on Gourmet Gardens

We are so excited to be partnering with Gourmet Garden this week for our #15MinuteSuppers party. As I mentioned, Gourmet Garden offers convenient herbs and spices in tubes that make creating #15MinuteSuppers a breeze. No washing or chopping required…just squeeze in some herbs to quickly flavor your suppers! Need more quick 15 minute recipe ideas? Check out these other great #15MinuteSuppers from some of my friends:


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{Disclosure: This is sponsored recipe for Gourmet Garden through 15 Minute Suppers. Recipe & opinions are my own.}

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15 Minute Tortellini Soup with Tomato & Red Pepper

I’m a soup-junkie. I could perhaps even be called a soup-a-holic. A warm hearty soup is such a great comfort food in cold weather – but a simple soup is also such a perfect meal in the warmer months too, paired with a crisp cold salad. The majority of soups that I make are done crockpot style – I love to just throw it all in, let it do it’s magic while I work the day away, then have it ready to enjoy when I’m ready. But, I’m also becoming a fan of super fast {should I say, SOUPer fast? Lol…} soups that I can whip up in a flash on a busy night. Because there are plenty of times that I totally didn’t plan ahead for dinner, or lost track of time, and have a gang of hungry savages rioting for food, stat. So – today I bring you another of my favorite 15 minute suppers, Tortellini Soup with Tomato & Peppers.

Tortellini Soup with Tomatoes and Pepper

OhmyYUM, right? This soup is seriously so darn simple, but the flavors combine quickly to make it taste like it’s been simmering all day. And it only takes a handful of ingredients – chicken broth, marinara sauce, a bit of butter and some sprinkles of spices, plus some frozen tortellini. No real prep, you just kind of toss it all into a big pot, stir it up, and in 15 minutes you have an absolute delish dinner.

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Healthier Kickin’ Chicken Recipe

I received a complimentary package of LifeOil products – all opinions on the quality are 100% my own.

I’ve been on a mission for the last couple years to get my booty back to it’s pre-baby size. I have a ton of jeans just waiting for me to slip down and slip back into them again. They were pricey, from when I worked as a manager at The Buckle, and I refuse to let them go. And… Slowly but surely, the numbers on the scale are getting smaller every month. But while it’s been slow, it’s been consistent – half a pound to a pound a week for a long time now. But I’m not just trying to get smaller – I’m trying to build an all-around healthier lifestyle. I’m making small changes each week, that start to really add up. My most recent change was to swap my regular cooking oil for a healthier version – LifeOiL.

So, what’s the difference between regular cooking oil and LifeOiL? A lot. Most people think that to lose weight and be healthy you want to eliminate as much fat from your diet as possible, but that’s just not true. Sure, you want to get rid of the “empty” fatty foods – things like greasy potato chips, candy, and fast food. Those things don’t offer much nutritional value at all. But a high-fat diet can be healthy when it’s filled with good fats – like Sunflower Oil, Olive Oil, and Safflower Oil. A diet high in Safflower Oil can actually help you lose weight! The healthy combo of fats, light flavor, and high level of vitamin E make it a much better choice than a traditional cooking oil, and it’s so versatile, I use it in everything now. You can learn all of the details and get questions answered by visiting their site here: www.lifeoils.com.

And I have to tell you about one more totally smart trick for eating healthy, and staying on budget – Zaycon Foods. I’d heard of them before, but wasn’t really sure what they were all about. Once I placed my first order – that is the just about the ONLY way I will buy meat from now on! You buy fresh meat – like, directly from small farmers, never frozen. And the chicken is THE best chicken I have ever had, even the Mister agrees. {The next product we tried was bacon – and ohmygoodheck, best bacon I’ve ever had. No lie.} They have events all over the country, and the prices are amazing. Definitely recommend checking out what you have in your area.

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Ultimate Party Meatballs Recipe

Disclosure: I received Heinz®, Johnsonville® and Ocean Spray® products in exchange for sharing this recipe. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Hi, my name is Meagan, and I like to party. {Anyone else get the Hot Rod movie reference? :)} But seriously. I love to entertain, and will take any excuse to throw a party – holidays, birthdays, Tuesdays…. During the summer we always have a full house, since we’re the only house in our group of friends and family that has a pool. And we’re coming into my other favorite time of year – the winter holidays! So, needless to say, I’m always looking for new party-friendly recipes to add to my collection.

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10 Minute Italian Meatloaf Recipe

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of McCormick & Company. All opinions are 100% mine.

Every mom knows how important dinnertime is – a chance to connect as a family, hear about everyone’s day, and slow down from the hectic frenzy of our busy days. And we all also know that meals cooked at home are more affordable and healthy. But homemade doesn’t have to mean time consuming! McCormick recently did a study using search data from Google to find the top 10 most searched-for family recipes – and put together some super simple versions using their spices, to give busy moms some quick dinner options they can feel good about serving.

Italian Meatloaf Recipe

Italian Meatloaf Recipe

Since I haven’t made meatloaf before – ever – I decided to give this one a shot. I love anything Italian, and this sounded like a great twist on a family classic. I had Mike help me prepare it – since he’s the real pro in my kitchen. It was seriously so crazy-easy, took about 10 minutes of prep time – and an hour later we had a totally delicious dinner with hardly any clean up. Now that’s what I’m talkin’ about. [Read more…]

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