Pici with Pesto, Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes
Carnivores and vegetarians will crave this lean, green, produce-packed meatless meal.
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.
Kale with Sausage and Beans
Between the smells, colors and ingredients, there's nothing about this dish that doesn't scream, "Italy!"
Meatballs with Red-Wine Tomato Sauce
Use a combination of ground beef and pork for tender, juicy, flavorful meatballs.
Break it Down
In a small bowl, combine the breadcrumbs and milk; set aside.
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.
Roll each portion of meat into a large meatball, to make 12 meatballs.
Add the wine; simmer until reduced by half, about 5 minutes.
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
This delicious vegetable soup makes a great starter for Thanksgiving!
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!
Mac & Cheese with Leeks and Ham
Serve this cheesy casserole as a hearty dinner or as a Thanksgiving side dish.
Break it Down
Rub a small saucepan with garlic; leave the garlic in the pan.
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.
Whisk the warm milk mixture into the roux and season with salt.
Top with the remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano.
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.