Warm-You-Up 30-Minute Meals

Enjoy the coldest months of the year with 30-minute steaks, hearty pastas and delicious, warm and cozy soups from Rachael Ray.
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Enjoy the coldest months of the year with 30-minute steaks, hearty pastas and delicious, warm and cozy soups from Rachael Ray.

Parsnip & Potato Soup

"My favorite bacon comes from Oscar's Adirondack Smoke House in Warrensburg, NY. If you're not in the area, they'll ship it to you!" Rach says.

Parsnip & Potato Soup

Parsnip & Potato Soup

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In a soup pot, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crisp, about 5 minutes.

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Stir in the potatoes, parsnips, onion, garlic and nutmeg. Season with pepper and add the parsley.

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Working in batches if necessary, puree the vegetable mixture with the chicken stock in a food processor or blender.

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Stir in the cream and bacon bits.

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Mushroom Soup with Marsala

This is the perfect comfort food for vegetarians and carnivores alike!

Mushroom Soup with Marsala

Mushroom Soup with Marsala

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In a medium pot, simmer the porcini mushrooms in the stock to soften, about 10 minutes.

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Add the shallots, garlic, bay leaf and thyme; season with salt and pepper.

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Add the marsala, scraping the bottom of the pan. Cook until reduced by half.

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In a skillet, heat a thin layer of EVOO over medium. Add the bread and cook until light golden and crisp.

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Tagliata with Celery & Mushroom Salad

Tagliata is an Italian term for a juicy, seasoned steak that's served sliced.

Tagliata with Celery & Mushroom Salad

Tagliata with Celery & Mushroom Salad

Veal & Eggplant Ragu

Get a slow-cooked flavor in just 30 minutes by cooking everything in one pot.

Veal & Eggplant Ragu

Veal & Eggplant Ragu

Chicken Ragu with Fennel

A traditional ingredient in any Italian pasta dish, fennel adds a savory bite of licorice to this dish.

Chicken Ragu with Fennel

Chicken Ragu with Fennel

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In a large, deep skillet, heat the EVOO over medium-high. Stir in the fennel seed.

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Add the chopped fennel, celery, onion and garlic; season with salt and pepper.

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Stir the cooking water into the ragu.

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Garnish with the chopped fennel fronds and celery leaves.

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Quick Bean & Porcini Ragu

Beans aren't just for chili! Italian cannellini beans add a nice meaty texture to this vegetarian-friendly dish.

Quick Bean & Porcini Ragu

Quick Bean & Porcini Ragu

Eggplant-Parm Grilled Cheese

What could be better than this favored dinner staple inside your favorite comfort-food sandwich?

Eggplant-Parm Grilled Cheese

Eggplant-Parm Grilled Cheese

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Peel the skin off two opposite sides of the eggplant, then slice eggplant into 1/4-inch-thick planks.

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Pat the eggplant dry; brush with the rosemary-red pepper EVOO. Broil on baking sheet until tender, 2 minutes per side.

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Build sandwiches, layering bread (buttered side down), a mozzarella slice, grilled eggplant (folded in half), tomato, reserved crispy garlic, basil, another mozzarella slice and another bread slice (buttered side up).

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Grill, turning once, until the bread is golden and cheese melts, about 5 minutes.

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Flatiron Steak Soba

Flatirons are a tasty beef cut from the shoulder, or chuck. And good news: They're super affordable!

Flatiron Steak Soba

Flatiron Steak Soba

Sausage, Zucchini & Potato Stoup

Stoup is thicker than soup and thinner than stew -- not to mention hearty and delicious!

Sausage, Zucchini & Potato Stoup

Sausage, Zucchini & Potato Stoup