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Old 08-06-2007, 04:55 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Here is a one pot recipe I have that the kiddos love.

I'm wondering if any of you have any ideas on how to make it healthier? Before they added 2 T of butter, 1 cup full fat sour cream and cooked the noodles separately. I've added the mixed veggies, green pepper, taken out the other things that were fattier.

Crockpot Chicken/Turkey Pasta

2 C shredded/diced cooked leftover chicken turkey
Can condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 C light sour cream
1 onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
2 C skim milk

I cook that for a little under 3 hours on high. It will be rather "soupy" at that point. Then, I add:

1 1/2 cups mixed vegetables (I usually have extra precooked)
4 cups egg noodles.

I serve topped with grated parmasean cheese.

I don't feel like I'm really going "whole foods" so much with using the cream of mushroom soup.

Any suggestions on making this healthier?

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You could do yogurt instead of sour cream and you could make your own cream of mushroom soup, there is a recipe for it on hillbillyhousewife.com . Use whole wheat egg noodles.

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I checked out that website...I didn't see a recipe for cream of mushroom. Maybe she took it off the website?

I've been making this recipe about once a month. It's really good with turkey I've found. And, it's sort of meandered it's way from turkey tetrazinni to that.

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Oh whoops it was another site... here it is
http://extension.missouri.edu/harris..._sauce_mix.htm

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Is dry milk powder really cheap?

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Is dry milk powder really cheap?
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