White Bean and Prosciutto Bruschetta

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White Bean and Prosciutto Bruschetta
Don’t you love a crowd pleasing appetizer that is also healthy and quick to make? Here is a great recipe that foots the bill! The fresh thyme and white wine vinegar mix well with the flavors from the prosciutto. This has a great mouth-feel as well as flavor.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Place beans in a medium bowl. Using a fork, mash the beans to a coarse puree, do not use a food processor. Blend in the vinegar, oil, thyme, salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons of the parsley.
  2. To assemble: place some of the prosciutto on each of the bruschetta and top with the bean mixture. Sprinkle the remaining ½ TBS parsley and the red onion over the beans.
  3. Serve.
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Pan Fried Gnocchi with Greens and White Beans

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Pan Fried Gnocchi with Greens and White Beans
Here is a 30-minute meal that is cooked all in one pan. It is fast, easy, healthy, and filling.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
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Instructions
  1. Heat 2 TBS olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and gnocchi. Cook, stirring often, until plumped and starting to brown, 5 to 7 minutes (if using pasta: precook the pasta) Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Add remaining olive oil to skillet. Add chard (or spinach) and cook, stirring, until starting to wilt, 1 to 2 minutes (if using frozen greens cook until warmed through). Stir in garlic, herbs, tomato powder, and canned tomatoes. Add beans and bring to a simmer. Stir in the gnocchi and sprinkle with mozzarella and Parmesan.
  3. Serve with a mixed green salad tossed with a vinaigrette and a slice of whole grain bread.
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Italian-style Confetti Sauce

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Italian-style Confetti Sauce
The Italians really know how to bring the best flavors out of the foods they eat. This Italian inspired meal can be eaten plain or on pasta. It is balanced with nutrients, fiber, fat, and protein making it filling and satisfying.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
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Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Sauté onion in olive oil over medium high heat until golden in color (about 15 minutes). Add bell peppers, cook a few more minutes. Add frozen artichoke hearts, cook a few more minutes. Add frozen spinach, cook a few more minutes. Add remaining ingredients and cook until heated through. Can be eaten as-is or spread onto cooked pasta and topped with Parmesan/Romano cheese.
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