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Skillet Baked Ziti Recipe

Skillet Baked Ziti Recipe

1 lb bulk hot sausage (like Jimmy Dean)6 cloves garlic, minced 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 (28-oz) can crushed tomatoes 3 cups water 12 oz ziti 1/2 cup heavy cream 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil 4 oz (about 1 cup) freshly grated mozzarella cheese

Contributed by Karen Webb

Pasta e Fagioli Soup (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup) Recipe

Pasta e Fagioli Soup (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup) Recipe

Ingredients1/2 pound Italian sausage, casings removed 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1 pinch red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds, toasted and ground 1/4 cup white wine or broth 4 cups ham broth or chicken broth or chicken stock 1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes 2 (15 ounce) cans cannellini beans 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 teaspoon oregano 1 bay leaf 1 (2 inch) piece parmesan rind 1 cup ditalini pasta salt and pepper to taste parsley, chopped (optional)

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Quick Italian Chicken Piccata Recipe

Quick Italian Chicken Piccata Recipe

Ingredients2 chicken breasts, butterflied and pounded thin salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 clove garlic, chopped 1/4 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 lemon, juice 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons capers 1 tablespoon butter salt and pepper to taste 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped

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Spicy Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

Spicy Italian Stuffed Zucchini Boats Recipe

INGREDIENTS:2 medium zucchini 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 medium tomato, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mushrooms 1/2 tsp. dried basil 1/2 tsp. dried oregano 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes 2 Tbsp. olive oil 3/4 cups shredded Parmesan cheese, divided 2 tsp. fresh basil, chopped

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Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Ingredients6 (6- to 8-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts Salt and pepper 5 teaspoons olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 (6-ounce) can tomato paste 4 garlic cloves, minced 3/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained well 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon water 6 ounces mozzarella cheese, shredded (1 1/2 cups) 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs

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Weeknight Meat Sauce with Rigatoni Recipe

Weeknight Meat Sauce with Rigatoni Recipe

Ingredients:2 ounces cremini mushrooms,trimmed and halved 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 onion - minced salt/pepper 3 garlic cloves - minced 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon minced fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 pound 85% lean ground beef 3½ cups water 1 (28- ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 (14.5- ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained 1 pound rigatoni 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

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Spinach Tomato Tortellini Recipe

Spinach Tomato Tortellini Recipe

INGREDIENTS12 ounces tortellini pasta 1 1/2 cups heavy cream 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes 3 cups spinach, roughly chopped 2 teaspoons dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, optional Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1/4 cup grated Parmesan

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Italian Baked Penne Pasta Recipe

Italian Baked Penne Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS8 oz penne pasta 1/2 lb ground beef 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1 (24-oz) jar spaghetti sauce 1/2 cup sour cream 6 oz sliced Provolone 4 oz shredded or sliced Mozzarella 1/4 cup grated Parmesan chopped parsley

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Toasted Tortellini with Pesto Cheese Fondue Recipe

Toasted Tortellini with Pesto Cheese Fondue Recipe

INGREDIENTSthe Tortellini:1 lb tortellini (any kind is fine), cooked according to package instructions 1 cup milk 3 eggs 2 cups panko breadcrumbs ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese ¼ cup pine nuts ¼ cup fresh parsley ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Olive oil cooking spray For the Pesto Fondue: 1 pound part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (don't use the fresh stuff-- bagged is better here) 6 ounces Provolone cheese, shredded 6 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups white wine (I prefer Pinot Grigio, but any dry white will do) ½ cup basil pesto Click link below for recipe.

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Zesty Parsley Tomato Pasta Recipe

Zesty Parsley Tomato Pasta Recipe

INGREDIENTS1 pound pasta of choice 1 teaspoon minced garlic ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper 2 cups zesty Italian dressing ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped 1 pint (10.5 ounces) cherry tomatoes 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese Click link below for recipe.

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One-Pan Cheesy Salsa Pasta Recipe

One-Pan Cheesy Salsa Pasta Recipe

Ingredients1 pouch (9 ounces) Progresso Recipe Starters Fire-Roasted Tomato Cooking Sauce 1 can (14 ounces) chicken broth 1 1/2 cups salsa 1 can (14 ounces) black beans, drained and rinsed 8 ounces whole grain pasta (such as macaroni) 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded cheese, divided (such as cheddar, colby-jack, pepper jack, etc) Optional toppings: Chopped tomatoes, chopped or sliced avocado, guacamole, salsa, sliced olives, sour cream, cilantro, etc. Click link below for recipe.

Contributed by Karen Webb

Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara Recipe

Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara Recipe

ingredients1 pound asparagus, trimmed and cut into bite sized pieces 8 ounces mushrooms, quartered 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper to taste 8 ounces fettuccine (or pasta of choice) 4 ounces bacon cut into 1 inch pieces or 4 ounces pancetta, diced 1 clove garlic, chopped 2 eggs 1/2 cup (2 ounces) parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated plenty of fresh cracked black pepper salt to taste 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Vegetable Carbonara Recipe

Vegetable Carbonara Recipe

Ingredients:1 pound rigatoni 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 crown broccoli - trimmed, halved 3 cloves garlic - minced 1 pint cherry tomatoes - halved salt/pepper 2 eggs - beaten 3/4 cup pecorino - grated 4 fresh basil leaves - roughly torn 2 strips of crispy bacon - roughly chopped Click link below for recipe

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Italian Shrimp Scampi Recipe

Italian Shrimp Scampi Recipe

ingredients8 ounces linguine (or other pasta) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 pound jumbo shrimp (16-24), shelled and deveined 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 pinch red pepper flakes (optional) 1/4 cup white wine 1/4 cup lemon juice (~1 lemon) salt and pepper to taste 1 teaspoon lemon zest 1 tablespoon parsley, chopped Click link below for recipe

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Warm Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta Recipe

Warm Tomato & Mozzarella Bruschetta Recipe

INGREDIENTS:8 slices crusty Italian bread (I used my No-Knead Crusty Artisan Bread recipe)* 16 oz. (2 cups) fresh cherry or grape tomatoes, halved* 1 large (or 2 small) garlic clove, minced 2 teaspoons olive oil, plus more for brushing and drizzling 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 8 oz. fresh mozzarella, sliced thin (I recommend Galbani Fresh Mozzarella) 1/4 cup packed basil leaves, chopped Salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Veggie Lasagna Recipe

Veggie Lasagna Recipe

Ingredients:2 Tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces baby spinach 2 red peppers, sliced 2 yellow peppers, sliced 1 onion, sliced 1 pound mushrooms, sliced 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 Tablespoon dried basil 1 Tablespoon dried oregano 1 egg 1 box no boil lasagna noodles 2 cups mozzarella cheese (I use a mixture of fresh and shredded) 2 jars Rose Romano’s Red Bells (or a jarred marinara with roasted peppers) 1/4 cup flat leaf parsley, chopped Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Chicken Cacciatore Recipe

Ingredients:6-8 chicken thighs - skinless, bone in salt/pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 onion – minced 2 carrots – chopped 2 ribs of celery – chopped 28 ounces diced tomatoes 2/3 cup white wine 8 ounces mushrooms – sliced Italian Flat Leaf Parsley – roughly chopped Click link below for recipe

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Healthy Pesto Baked Rigatoni Recipe

Healthy Pesto Baked Rigatoni Recipe

INGREDIENTSFor the pasta: 1 lb. whole wheat rigatoni 2-3 cups chopped heirloom tomatoes ½ cup water ½ cup shredded cheese of choice (I used Asiago) pesto (recipe follows) For the pesto: 2 cups spinach 1 cup kale 1 cup basil ¾ cup almonds or pine nuts ½ cup olive oil ¼ cup Parmesan or Asiago cheese ½ teaspoon salt 3 large cloves garlic juice of 1 lemon (optional) Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Chicken Marsala Recipe

Chicken Marsala Recipe

Ingredients:4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour kosher salt ground black pepper 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 slices of bacon, chopped 2 cups white or cremini mushrooms 2 large garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tbsp.) 1 tbsp. minced shallot 1 tbsp. tomato paste 1 cup Marsala wine (sweet) 1/2 cup chicken stock 1 lemon, juiced 6 tbsp. unsalted butter 2 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley leaves Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

Strawberry Balsamic Gelato Recipe

Strawberry Balsamic Gelato Recipe

What You Will Need:3 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy whipping cream 6 Safest Choice Egg yolks 1 cup plus 4 additional tablespoons Dixie Crystals granulated sugar 2 cups fresh strawberries – sliced 2 tablespoons balsamic cream Click link below for recipe

Contributed by Karen Webb

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