Penne and Meatball Soup

penne and meatball soup recipe

Penne and Meatball Soup

Ingredients
  

  • 1 L Pacific Organic tomato soup
  • 236 ml 1 small container (236ml) Pacific Organic chicken broth
  • 1 box Chickapea pasta
  • 1 pkg lean ground beef
  • 1 tsp finely chopped jalapeños
  • 2 tsp chile powder or glutenfree taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrot
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp chile powder or glutenfree taco seasoning
  • 1 tsp dried thyme

Optional soup toppings:

  • fresh cilantro, sliced avocado, fresh lime.
  • Shredded sharp cheddar cheese.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  • In a medium bowl combine the ground beef, jalapeños, chile powder and green onions.
  • Mix well.
  • Form meat into meatballs.
  • Place meatballs onto the lined cookie sheet and bake in oven for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
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penne and meatball soup recipe

I was recently sent a few boxes of Chickapea pasta to try and was also asked to come up with a new recipe using the organic chickpea and lentil pasta.

Chickapea pasta was created by Shelby Taylor, who created this pasta after seeing a need in the marketplace for a nutritious and convenient food. “Our mission is to bridge the gap between health and convenience- starting with Chickapea” says Taylor.

chickpea pasta

Chickapea pasta is made with only 2 ingredients – organic chickpeas and red lentils.

It has no added sugar, salt or ingredients you cannot pronounce.

It is glutenfree, vegan, organic, kosher and comes packed with 27 grams of protein and 13 grams of fiber.

This all sounds pretty good, right?

Check out their website for more information on what stores are carrying it and also links to recipes to try.

I decided to come up with a recipe with a twist on a classic Italian recipe.

Instead of spaghetti and meatballs I made penne and meatball soup- Mexican style.

I added chile spices to the soup base as well as topped my soup with sliced avocado, a slice of jalapeño and a squeeze of lime.

penne and meatball soup recipe

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penne and meatball soup recipe

Chicken Paprikash Pasta

chicken paprikash recipe

Chicken Paprikash Pasta

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 shallot or 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 398 ml can diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp dried paprika and 1 tsp dried paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup deli-sliced jarred banana peppers OR
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced yellow pepper
  • 1 cup gluten free vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 pkg Barilla gluten free spaghetti, cooked according to instructions on box

Instructions
 

  • In a medium skillet heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the cubed chicken and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the chopped shallot or onion and stir.
  • Continue cooking for another 5-6 minutes until chicken is lightly brown.
  • Add the paprika, oregano and garlic and cook and stir for a couple more minutes.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, chicken broth and banana peppers and cook on medium heat for another 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
  • Turn heat to low and add in the whipping cream and stir.
  • Serve chicken mixture over the cooked pasta.
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chicken paprikash recipe

Recently I was sent a few boxes of Barilla gluten free pastas to try and I knew I would then come up with new recipes to share.

Here is one of them- Chicken Paprikash Pasta

What is Paprikash?

Chicken Paprikash or Paprika Chicken is a Hungarian dish using paprika. Paprika is a commonly used spice in Hungarian cuisine and after visiting Budapest last year I knew I would eventually come up with a gluten free version.

I decided to use the Barilla gluten free spaghetti in my dish rather then the sometimes typical egg noodles.

In my recipe I used banana peppers but if you are not a fan of heat feel free to substitute with a mild yellow pepper. This recipe takes really no time to make and would make for a nice weekday supper for your family.

chicken paprikash recipe

chicken paprikash recipe

Enjoy!

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