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RECIPE #4929 - EASY CHEESY PASTA SURPRISE, Thursday, December 6, 2012

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METRA BAUGH / PRIVATE CHEF

Ingredients:

2-3 tbsp butter
3 bell peppers (1 green, 1 red, 1 yellow), diced
2 cups baby bella mushrooms (packaged, sliced)
1-2 15 oz jars medium salsa con queso dip
*6-1/2 oz whole grain medium shells pasta (cooked according to directions, tossed with about 2 tbsp of butter and 2-3 tsp of garlic pepper)
salt and garlic pepper (to taste)
parsley for garnish (optional)

Directions:

In a medium to large skillet, sauté the bell peppers in butter over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes.  Then add mushrooms and continue to sauté for an additional 5-6 minutes (until the desired tenderness is achieved).  Next add the Con Queso Dip to the sautéed vegetables just long enough to warm through. Lastly, stir in the prepared pasta.  Add salt and garlic pepper to taste.  Serve immediately.  

* The pasta can be prepared in advance, up to a day before*


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