Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

Instant Pot Pizza Pasta

If you’re craving pizza and pasta, who says you can’t have both? This Instant Pot Pizza Pasta combines the flavors of two Italian classics, and can be finished cooking in only 10 minutes. What’s not to love?

Using an instant pot to make your meals not only saves time, but cuts down on the amount of dirty dishes as well! This entire meal can be made start to finish in one pot for easy cleanup. Plus, it’s kid-friendly, which makes dinner time even easier.

While this entire recipe tastes delicious, the star ingredient is tomato sauce. Not only does it marry the flavor of the pasta and the pizza, but it is also incredibly nutritious. Cooked tomato products (found in canned tomato productrs like pasta sauce) contain an ingredient called lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant that has been proven to protect the body against many chronic diseases. Similar to most nutrients, it’s more natural to obtain lycopene from foods rather than supplements. In order to achieve maximum health benefits associated with lycopene, it is recommended to consume tomato products with a heart healthy fat, such as olive oil or avocado. That’s why we recommend enjoying lycopene and its health benefits through delicious foods such as this recipe. So, what are you waiting for? Enjoy some canned tomato products today!

Get the full recipe for Instant Pot Pizza Pasta by visiting our friends at Red Gold Tomatoes.

For other delicious pasta recipes, check out some of our favorites:

Puttanesca Pasta
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Vegetarian BBQ Walnut Meatloaf Minis

Vegetarian BBQ Walnut Meatloaf Minis

Meatless Monday just got a whole lot tastier! If you are looking to incorporate more plant-based foods into your diet, this Vegetarian BBQ Walnut Meatloaf recipe is sure to impress any meatloaf lover. 

Including more plant-based meals and foods in your diet is a great way to incorporate more vitamins, mineral, and phytonutrients. For example, the lentils and walnuts present in this recipe provide protein and healthy fats to keep you full and satisfied. Plus, you won’t even miss the meat! One of the other key ingredients in this nutrient-packed meatloaf is canned diced tomatoes—another fan favorite food found in various dishes around the globe. The incorporation of canned tomatoes enhance the flavor and juiciness of the meal itself, making it something the whole family will enjoy. Since this dish contains canned tomatoes (which are a wonderful source of the antioxidant lycopene) and other vitamins and minerals from the vegetables, you have a great source of nutrients and protein for your next meal!

Not only is this meatloaf healthy and delicious, but it can be easily prepared in no time at all. The best part about this dish is that those who aren’t huge fans of mushrooms will be able to genuinely enjoy it because they are hidden. This goes to show that adding more plants to your diet is not as difficult as you may think it is!

Get the full recipe for Vegetarian BBQ Walnut Meatloaf Minis by visiting our friends at California Walnuts.

For other vegetarian dishes, check out some of our favorites:

Shakshuka Pita Pizzas
Curried Veggie Rice Bowl
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Picadillo-Style Beef Stir-Fry

Picadillo-Style Beef Stir-Fry

Looking for a healthy, protein-packed recipe for this summer? This Picadillo-Style Beef Stir-Fry is one dish that you don’t want to miss out on! This recipe calls for sirloin steak, potatoes, green bell peppers, tomato sauce, and seasonings galore. It can be served with a warm flour tortilla, hot cooked rice, or refreshing salad with greens. For additional flavor and crunch, you can also throw on some toasted sliced almonds, chopped fresh cilantro, and sour cream. This dish only requires 45 minutes of cooking time, and can be stored for up to two days, which means you can save time and meal prep with the remaining leftovers. Enjoy hot out of the oven or chilled down from the fridge to switch things up during the week.

Thanks to the addition of tomato products, you can avoid dried-out meat and boost the juiciness of many recipes. The addition of canned tomato sauce found in this Picadillo-Style Beef Stir-Fry adds a savory, mouth-watering flavor that is guaranteed to make your taste buds sing. These tomato products are also great for your short and long-term health! Canned tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, an antioxidant that gives tomatoes their vibrant, beautiful red color. Antioxidant-packed foods are beneficial for reducing risk of heart disease and cancer. In fact, studies have shown that canned tomatoes contain more lycopene than raw/fresh tomatoes. So, what are you waiting for? Go ahead and add canned tomatoes to your favorite dishes this summer!

Get the full recipe for Picadillo-Style Beef Stir-Fry by visiting our friends at the National Beef Council.

If you’re looking for other delicious recipes, check out some of our favorites:

Breakfast Egg Bake
Muhammara Walnut Shakshuka
California Avocado Veggie-Packed Meatloaf

Prawn and Tamarind Curry with Chunky Cucumber Raita

Prawn and Tamarind Curry with Chunky Cucumber Raita

Looking for a new dinner recipe to spice things up? This Prawn and Tamarind Curry dish is a simple, delicious meal that can take your recipe-making skills to the next level. There are two main parts to this dish: the curry and the cucumber raita. The cucumber raita is an Indian side dish that contains cucumbers, greek yogurt, and spices. The curry component of this dish includes a mixture of tomato sauce, ginger, garlic, and mint that puts a unique spin on the usual seafood dish. The combination of these two parts perfectly balances out the sweet and spicy levels found in this dish. If you want more spice, feel free to add more red chili seeds! This flavor-packed dish can be served with noodles, rice, tortilla, or salad. Thanks to its versatility, it enables you to either eat it hot or cold, depending on what you’re craving that day.

One important ingredient found in the curry portion of this recipe is canned chopped tomatoes. You can’t forget this important ingredient because it adds a boost of flavor and juiciness to the dish, and who wouldn’t want that? The integration of canned tomatoes doesn’t only make the dish taste more flavorful, but it enhances the amount of nutrients already present. Canned tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, folate, and potassium, which have been shown to lower certain types of cancers and diseases.

When searching for canned tomato products at the grocery store, keep these two tips in mind to ensure you are receiving the best quality possible:

  • To find the perfect can, you should watch out for any cracks, dents, leaks, or any other deformities found on the exterior of the can.
  • If the cans appear to be damaged or dusty, try your best to avoid these ones and aim to purchase the cans that look like they are in tip-top shape. 

With these tips in mind, go ahead and whip up this delicious curry for dinner tonight! Thanks to flavors like this, you won’t be disappointed. 

Get the full recipe for Prawn and Tamarind Curry with Chunky Cucumber Raita by visiting our friends at the National Dairy Council.

For other delicious recipes, check out some of our favorites:

Pan Seared Pork Chops with Bourbon Peach Compote
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Pizza Stuffed Chicken
Green Chile Posole Soup
California Avocado Veggie-Packed Meatloaf

Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

If you’re on the hunt for a healthy, delicious pasta meal, then look no further than this recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce. Thanks to it’s easy prep time and simple ingredients, you’ll have a nutritious, affordable dish on the table in under 40 minutes. The best part about this specific dish is that there are a few hidden vegetables, which may help with getting your kids an extra serving or two. There are a variety of nutrients found in this flavorful pasta dish and you are always free to add even more of your favorite vegetable add-ons. 

Thanks to the canned tomato sauce, this pasta is incredibly juicy and scrumptious. Plus it offers some amazing health benefits! Canned tomatoes are full of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that provide numerous health benefits, such as reducing the risk of certain diseases, improving skin and hair, and boosting heart health. They are also known for being great sources of vitamin C, vitamin K, potassium, and folate, and are easily found at your local grocery store. Not only are they easily accessible, but they are extremely affordable and have a long shelf-life. Additionally, canned tomatoes require less production and transportation to provide consumers because of the canning process, making them sustainable and environmentally-friendly. So, the next time you’re craving pasta, go ahead and whip up this recipe to get a boost of nutrition and flavor! 

Get the full recipe for Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce by visiting our friends at the California Beef Council.

For other pasta recipes, check out some of our favorites:

Swiss Chard Pecan Lasagna
Pasta with Marinara and Roasted Vegetables