Little Clambakes Recipe

Little Clambakes Recipe

8 ounces cream cheese
1 (8 ounce) can minced clams
4 dozen buttery crackers (like Ritz)
1/2 teaspoon liquid red pepper seasoning
1 tablespoon bottled onion juice

Soften cheese in medium-size bowl. Drain clams, add to cheese with onion juice and red pepper seasoning. Mix well to blend (if making ahead, store covered in refrigerator). Just before serving, spread clam mixture on crackers, about 1 teaspoon on each. Sprinkle lightly with paprika, then place on large cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees F for 5 minutes, or just until heated through but not browned.

Garnish with sliced black olives and watercress leaves, if desired.

Fettuccine Alfredo

This dish originated in Rome, Italy.

1 cup heavy cream

4 tablespoons butter

Salt and freshly-ground pepper, to taste

A grating of fresh nutmeg

1 pound fettuccine, cooked according to package directions

3/4 cup freshly-grated Parmesan cheese

Bring the cream and butter to a boil in a saucepan large enough to hold the cooked fettuccine. Reduce the flame to low and add the salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add the cooked fettuccine and toss in the sauce. Add the Parmesan cheese and toss until the fettuccine are well coated and the sauce has thickened.

Serves 4 to 6.

No Peek Chicken Pot

1 (10 3/4 ounce) can Healthy Request Cream of Chicken Soup

1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix 

2 cups water 

2 cups (6 ounces) uncooked instant rice 

16 ounces skinned and boned uncooked chicken breast, cut into 36 pieces 

1 (4 ounce) can sliced mushrooms, drained

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Spray a slow cooker container with butter-flavored cooking spray.

In prepared container combine chicken soup, dry onion soup mix, water, and uncooked rice. Stir in chicken, mushrooms and black pepper.

Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours. Gently stir just before serving.

Serves 6 (1 cup). Serving size (1 cup).

Per serving: 174 Cal, 2g Fat, 20g Pro, 19g Carb, 467mg Sod, 17mg Calc, 1g Fib

Healthy Exchanges: 2 Protein, 1 Bread, 1/3 Vegetable, 1/4 Slider, 10 Opt. Cal. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 Meat, 1 Starch

3 WW points

Source: Healthy Exchanges Food Newsletter