30-Minute Meals for Fall - Rachael Ray Every Day

30-Minute Meals for Fall

This fall, I'm cooking with mushrooms and serving up saucy dishes made for mopping up with warm bread. Yum! -- Rach
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Pici with Pesto, Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes

Carnivores and vegetarians will crave this lean, green, produce-packed meatless meal.

Pici with Pesto, Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes

Pici with Pesto, Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes

Jumbo Shrimp with Beer & Worcestershire Sauce

Talk about a meal to mop! These next three 30-Minute Meals have something special in common: They're served with hunks of warm, crusty bread for mopping up the plate.

Jumbo Shrimp with Beere & Worcestershire Sauce

Jumbo Shrimp with Beer & Worcestershire Sauce

Kale with Sausage and Beans

Between the smells, colors and ingredients, there's nothing about this dish that doesn't scream, "Italy!"

Kale with Sausage and Beans

Kale with Sausage and Beans

Meatballs with Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Use a combination of ground beef and pork for tender, juicy, flavorful meatballs.

Meatballs with Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Meatballs with Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Break it Down

In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and milk; set aside.

Break it down

Step 2

In a large bowl, combine the meats; season with salt and pepper. Add the ricotta, parsley, 1/4 cup grated cheese, the egg, spices, a fat drizzle of EVOO and the grated garlic.

Step 2 Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Step 3

Roll each portion of meat into a large meatball, to make 12 meatballs.

Step 3 Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Step 4

Add the wine; simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.

Step 4 Red-Wine Tomato Sauce

Porcini Lovers' Tagliatelle

"I love dried mushrooms, especially porcini. Not only are they delicious, but reconstituting them yields rich, flavorful stock. You can use 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms for each ounce of dried." -- Rach

Porcini Lovers' Tagliatelle

Porcini Lovers' Tagliatelle

Porcini-Barley Soup

This delicious vegetable soup makes a great starter for Thanksgiving!

Porcini-Barley Soup

Porcini-Barley Soup

Chicken Thighs with Porcini & Celery

This dish is hearty enough for a snowy night by the fire. You'll never believe how affordable it is, too!

Chicken Thighs with Porcini & Celery

Chicken Thighs with Porcini & Celery

Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Serve this cheesy casserole as a hearty dinner or as a Thanksgiving side dish.

Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Break it Down

Rub a small saucepan with garlic; leave the garlic in the pan.

Break it Down Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Step 2

In a deep skillet or wide saucepan, heat the EVOO, one turn of the pan over medium to medium-high. Add the leeks and thyme and cook, stirring occasionally, until leeks are wilted, 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 2 Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Step 3

Whisk the warm milk mixture into the roux and season with salt.

Step 3 Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Step 4

Top with the remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Step 4 Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham

Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

This is a wonderful dish that can be served as a light supper or starter or as a filling brunch on Thanksgiving weekend.

Spinach and Ricotta Frittata

Spinach and Ricotta Frittata