Chef allie's Kitchen: Your favorite foods made healthier ways

Category: Pasta

Million Dollar Instant Pot Spaghetti

Million Dollar Instant Pot Spaghetti

    Here is what you will need: Instant Pot, Click HERE to see mine I use Mini food processor or mini blender. Click HERE for the one I use Ground beef 96/4 Italian seasoning Dried basil Garlic powder Onion powder Salt & pepper to 

Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce

Instant Pot Pasta with Meat Sauce

If you need a delicious, easy and comforting dish this is the one! Not to mention, kid approved and makes GREAT for leftovers or meal prep. This recipe came together in less than 30 minutes and was AMAZING! Only 333 calories on Healthi Calorie Command 

Crab Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Crab Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

My Crab Cauliflower Mac & Cheese recipe is a crab lover’s dream with some veggies for good measure. 

It is rich with flavor but packed with a lot of protein keeping you full for hours.

This dish was done in under 30 minutes and made great for meal prep. 

Here is what you will need:

  • Cauliflower
  • Light laughing cow wedges
  • Cottage cheese
  • Roasted garlic
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Lumb crab meat
  • Old Bay seasoning
  • Dak’s Lemon Pep seasoning or lemon pepper seasoning of choice
  • Fresh lemons
  • Pasta (I used protein pasta)
  • Reserved pasta water
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Chicken bone broth, I use Kettle & Fire. Code: CHEFALLIESKITCHEN for 20% off at Kettle & Fire

Roasted cauliflower is one of my favorite roasted veggies. 

In a 425-degree oven put some garlic sliced open onto some foil. Drizzle with some olive oil and cover up and place into the oven for 45-60 minutes until roasted and super soft

Here is the blender I use. Order that here if interested. 

 

This is the crab that I buy at Costco.

The best seafood seasoning is Old Bay

My all-time favorite seasonings are from Dak’s Spices and they have ZERO salt. Code:Chefallie for 10% off

Here is how to make it:

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and place the cut-up cauliflower onto a sheet pan.
  2. Spray the cauliflower with avocado oil and season with salt and pepper to taste
  3. Roast for 25 minutes (set aside)
  4. Get a saucepan with water ready for the pasta add some salt to the water
  5. Add the pasta and cook until al dente, set aside
  6. In a bowl season the crab with Old Bay seasoning, Lemon Pep seasoning, lemon zest, lemon juice. Salt and pepper to taste
  7. Place the cauliflower, laughing cow, roasted garlic and salt and pepper into a food processor or mini blender
  8. In a sauté pan spray with avocado oil
  9. Add the onions and cook until translucent
  10. Add the chicken broth then the cauliflower cheese sauce
  11. Add reserved pasta water until consistency represents a cheese sauce
  12. Add the crab and pasta into the pan until warmed up
  13. Chopp spinach up and add to the pan until wilted
  14. Place some toasted breadcrumbs on top of the pan and place into the oven until golden brown
  15. Garnish with lemon juice and enjoy

 

Crab Cauliflower Mac & Cheese

Crab lovers' pasta with a healthy twist on mac & cheese
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cauliflower, Crab, healthi, healthier choices, healthier dinner, healthier food, healthy meals, healthy pasta, healthy recipe, meal prep, pasta dishes, roasted veggies, seafood, weight watchers, ww, ww dinner
Servings: 8

Equipment

  • Sheet pan
  • 1 Mini food processor or mini blender
  • 1 Oven safe sauté pan

Ingredients

Cauliflower Cheese sauce

  • 1 1/2 Cup Roasted cauliflower
  • 1 Light laughing cow wedge
  • 1/4 Cup Good Culture low fat cottage cheese
  • 2 TBSP Roasted garlic see notes
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

CRAB

  • 1 1/4 Cup Lumb crab meat
  • 1/8 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp Dak's Lemon Pep seasoning or lemon pepper seasoning of choice
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Fresh lemon zest
  • Splash lemon juice

Pasta

  • 4 oz Barilla Protein pasta weighed out dry
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Reserved pasta water

Pasta Add Ins

  • 1/3 Cup Onions chopped or sliced
  • 2 Cups Spinach
  • 1/4 Cup Chicken bone broth

Garnish

  • 1/4 Cup whole wheat bread crumbs toasted
  • Splash Lemon juice

Instructions

  • Get the water on the stove ready for pasta
  • Roast the cauliflower at 425 degrees with a spray of avocado oil and season with salt & pepper. Roast for 25 minutes (set aside)
  • In a bowl place the crab meat, Old Bay seasoning, lemon pep, lemon juice. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
  • Place pasta into the water and cook until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water . Set pasta aside
  • In a mini food processor or blender place the cauliflower, light laughing cow wedge, cottage cheese and roasted garlic. Blend until smooth
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside
  • In a oven safe sauté pan spray with avocado oil and sauté onions until translucent
  • Once the onions are translucent add the chicken broth and the cauliflower cheese sauce
  • Add the pasta and the reserved pasta slowly until cheese sauce is thickened but not too thick
  • Add the crab and pasta until everything is warmed back up
  • Chop the spinach and add to the sauté pan and mix until wilted
  • Sprinkle the toasted breadcrumbs on top and place into a 375-degree oven and cook until brown on top and bubbly on the edges
  • Garnish with some lemon juice and enjoy

Notes

Recipe serves 8, This is a rich dish so smaller portions
191 Calories on Calorie Command at Healthiapp.com
19.1g Protein
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2 WW personal points
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Zucchini & Grilled Corn Parmesan Pasta

Zucchini & Grilled Corn Parmesan Pasta

My Zucchini Grilled Corn Parmesan Pasta screams summer flavors. When I think of summer, I think of summer vegetables and what I can make with them. Every year we start a garden in our backyard, this year we were able to produce a massive amount 

Pesto Penne Pasta with Chicken

Pesto Penne Pasta with Chicken

This was such a delicious and easy meal that came together in less than 30 minutes from start to finish. This meal is made with my Basil Spinach Pesto and brightens this dish beyond belief. It uses rotisserie chicken for convenience and amazing fiber packed 

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

This dish was so easy to put together and kept me full for so many hours. It is PACKED full of protein from the pasta, cottage cheese and the chicken. It also has amazing flavor from Kettle & Fire Classic Chicken Bone Broth.

These meals are my favorite because pasta makes me happy! Easy pasta dishes make me even more happy!

This recipe is for a single serving, but you can DEFINETLY make this for a meal prep or for more than one.

Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Chicken and Broccoli

This is the easiest dinner with deliious ingredients done in 30 minutes or less
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken recipes, healthy dinn, healthy dinner, healthy recipe, Pasta, protein pasta, roasted veggies, weight watchers, weightloss, weightloss meals, ww meals, ww recipe
Servings: 1

Equipment

  • Air fryer or oven
  • Microwave
  • Saute pan
  • Small sauce pan for cooking pasta
  • Blender or mini food processor

Ingredients

  • Serving Barilla Protein+ Farfalle pasta dry

CHICKEN

  • 1 Chicken breast
  • Dak's Italian Blast to taste
  • Dak's Nothin But Ranch to taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

PASTA SAUCE

  • Avocado oil spray
  • 1 Shallot chopped
  • 1 TBSP Garlic minced
  • 1 TBSP Tomato paste
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted red peppers in water, Blended
  • 1/3 Cup Good Culture 2% Cottage Cheese Blended
  • 1/4-1/2 Cup Reserved pasta water
  • 1/4 Cup Kettle & Fire Classic Chicken Bone Broth Link in notes for discount
  • 1 Light Laughing Cow wedge
  • 1/2 tsp Dried oregano
  • Salt & Pepper to taste

SIDES

  • 1 Bag Steam in bag broccoli seasoned as you wish
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Grated Parmesan Cheese to garnish

Instructions

  • First get the water going for your pasta
  • Next, season chicken to your liking and cook until 165 degrees. Set aside until ready to eat. I cooked mine in my air fryer at 380 degrees for about 10-12 minutes.
  • In a mini food processor add the roasted red peppers and cottage cheese. Set aside.
  • In a small sauté pan, spray bottle with avocado oil. Add the shallots and cook until translucent Add the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the tomato paste and seasonings.
  • Alternating a little at a time. add the pasta water, chicken bone broth and roasted red pepper sauce. Adding slowly so the sauce doesn't break.
  • Season to taste with salt, pepper an additional seasoning if needed.
  • Add the laughing cow wedge and pasta. Fold in until melting and mixed all together.
  • Plate and add chicken and broccoli
  • Garnish and enjoy

Notes

7 WW Personal Points
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7 Bites on Better Balance Healthi (Formerly iTrackBites)
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Pasta In Vodka Sauce With Chicken

Pasta In Vodka Sauce With Chicken

  When I tell you this is a MUST MAKE pasta dish & that I made it healthier, I’m not lying. One of my ALL-TIME favorite pasta dishes has always been Penne alla Vodka. I wanted to make a lightened version without losing the flavor 

One Pan Pasta with Broccoli, Cottage Cheese & Chicken

One Pan Pasta with Broccoli, Cottage Cheese & Chicken

Growing up my mom would make my sister and me a simple pasta dish with elbow pasta, butter, black pepper with cottage cheese. I wanted to make that nostalgic dish into an adult version so that is what I did. The key to the pasta 

Skinny Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

Skinny Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

 

Easy dinners are our thing in this household of five. We have been loving crockpot meals lately because it’s not only easy it’s a set and forget and see you later dinner!

If you love buffalo chicken, you are going to be obsessed with this dinner. It will be on repeat for sure in this house!

Skinny Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Pasta

The easiest and most delicious crockpot dinner for the buffalo chicken lovers!
Prep Time5 mins
Course: Appetizer, Dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: buffalo chicken, buffalo sauce, chicken recipes, crockpot, crockpot recipes, easy dinner, healthy crockpot meals, healthy dinner, itrackbites, quick meals, weight watchers, ww meals
Servings: 6 People

Equipment

  • Crockpot

Ingredients

  • 4 each Chicken breast ( Fresh or frozen ) About 2 pounds
  • 1 tsp Avocado oil Spray
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Packet Hidden Valley Ranch Mix
  • 1 TBSP Dak's Nothin But Ranch Optional
  • 1/2 Cup Frank's hot sauce or hot sauce of your choice
  • 1/2 Cup Kettle & Fire Bone Broth Or broth of your choice
  • 1/2 Cup Onion Diced
  • 1/2 Cup Celery Diced
  • 14.5 oz Tuttoroso canned no salt added diced tomatoes Undrained
  • 1/2 Cup Bolthouse Farms Chunky Blue Cheese Yogurt Dressing or blue cheese of your choice
  • 1/2 Cup Philadelphia whipped cream cheese
  • 1 Cup Kraft fat free cheddar cheese
  • 1 Cup Kraft fat free mozzarella cheese
  • Scallions to garnish
  • 1 Box Ronzoni 150 Penne

Instructions

  • In a crockpot place chicken breast down on the bottom. Spray lightly with avocado oil, season with salt, pepper & both ranch seasonings
  • Pour the hot sauce over the chicken then chicken broth on the bottom of the crockpot
  • Add the celery, onion and diced tomato
  • Pour blue cheese dressing over and set to low for 6-8 hours.
  • Once chicken is fully cooked and ready to go, shred to your liking.
  • Cook pasta then add to the chicken
  • Add cheese and fold in then cover on low for 15 minutes until cheese is melted
  • Once cheese is melted, garnish with more hot sauce and scallions

Notes

1 1/2 Cups (Heaping) per serving
7 WW (My PP)
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7 Bites on Better Balance Healthi (Formerly iTrackBites)
515 Calories
Crockpot Chicken Parmesan

Crockpot Chicken Parmesan

  This was a delicious Sunday dinner in the crockpot. A set it and forget it meal that’ll make your house smell amazing all day long! Did I mention this was kid and husband approved and required very minimal effort? It was PERFECT! Quick an