This is the classic recipe used by Italians for a simple yet flavorful pasta. It’s the first dish that comes to mind on busy weeknights, fuel for late-night cram sessions like for “la note prima degli esami” (the night before final exams), impressing a boyfriend or girlfriend, or their parents, the times when the fridge is empty, or you just need a light starter to your meal. This is the epitome of comfort food in Italy.
I decided to combine my love of broccoli cheese soup with rotisserie chicken for a unique lasagna.
Pesto pasta combined with potatoes and french green beans… hands down one of the tastiest vegetarian dishes I’ve ever had. Homemade trofie takes it to a whole other level, but I didn’t feel like getting into all that here. Not quite authentic?-the lemon and vegetable stock are mine.
This macaroni and cheese takes on a subtle coastal flair with the addition of shrimp. I used cooked salad shrimp as I found the size comparable to the elbow macaroni.
Dinner can be on the table in just 20 minutes with this easy shrimp dish. Sweet shrimp, a hint of heat from the Cajun seasoning and red pepper flakes, and creamy fettuccine are perfect for a quick weeknight meal.
Real old fashioned homemade pasta. The salt, baking powder and butter are optional. Also, try substituting 1/2 cup milk or 3 beaten eggs for the warm water.
Everything except the pasta is done on the grill in this quick and delicious recipe. Shrimp bathe in a yummy marinade while the rest of the ingredients are prepped. Angel hair pasta cooks in about 5 minutes, so have it ready and out of the way, before you go to the grill. Once you get the ingredients outside, things will go very quickly! A Caesar salad and some hot garlic bread would be great sides!
Take classic Mediterranean flavors and make American-style comfort food for your family! If you are looking for a meatless meal, serve this with a salad and crusty bread. If your family prefers a protein, a rotisserie chicken or a slice of ham would be an easy and tasty addition to the lovely flavors of this casserole.
This spaghetti recipe is perfect for those who’ve chosen to not eat meat. The mixture can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to 24 hours, or frozen for up to a few months until ready to use.
I’ve loved instant ramen noodles since I was a kid, but as an adult I wanted to incorporate some nutrition into them and also more flavor. Sure, you can make this on the stovetop but the beauty of using the Instant Pot® is that you throw it all in, walk away, and the veggies all get evenly cooked. No more mushy peas and underdone carrots. I like to make a batch and separate it into “to go” containers for weekday lunches.