a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z #

Pasta

 Loaded Sweet Potato Lasagna
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Loaded Sweet Potato Lasagna

Every morning I love watching the Today Show while drinking my coffee.  I normally watch the cooking segment (and critique them) and on this morning I was curious who Kevin Curry was from Fit Men Cook so I grab my cup of coffee and sat to watch his segment. 

I am Italian and Love the gym while currently I am doing a weight loss challenge at my gym called HEWFIT and this recipes inspired me to create this dish!

I don't miss the cheese at all!

Enjoy my Paleo version.

PS

I had all of the ingredients handy!  You can use any vegetables you love and enjoy.

 

 Zucchini noodles with chicken and tomatoes in a lemon garlic sauce
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Zucchini noodles with chicken and tomatoes in a lemon garlic sauce

I am just loving my spiralizer attachment from KitchenAid and it's been super busy in my kitchen!  If you don't the kitchenAid attachment there are other ways to spiralize including using a vegetable peeler.

This recipe was inspired by left overs!  I love roasting 2 chickens at once and serving for dinner one night then cutting the rest up and using for several different meals.  I freeze what I won't use in the next 2 days.  I also keep a little packed away for Jake! Love my doggie...  

 

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Zucchini Pasta with Peas and a Kale Pesto

kale pesto is my new "thing" and I love it in this zucchini pasta dish!  Enjoy

Asian Black Bean Pasta
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Asian Black Bean Pasta

I found Black Bean Pasta at Shop Rite and decided to create a few recipes and we loved them all.  I love the flavors together of this Asian black bean pasta and you can enjoy hot or cold.

 

Au Poivre
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Au Poivre

This Au Poivre was created as part of my semi-homemade recipe for the holiday.  DiFirore makes fresh pasta and ravioli.  Why not enjoy their pasta but make your own sauce then garnish.  
 
Basic Zucchini Noodles
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Basic Zucchini Noodles

As an Italian we grew up with zucchini in almost any dish.  From scrambled eggs and zucchini, zucchini bread, sautéed or even roasted.  Now I just love zucchini noodles.  They are great with just garlic, EVOO, salt and pepper or with your favorite sauce!  Any way you enjoy zucchini noodles it will be amazing!

#zucchini

 

Bowtie Pasta with Shrimp and Spinach
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Bowtie Pasta with Shrimp and Spinach

This is a great party recipe that will be enjoyed by all.  I love using frozen cooked shrimp for this pasta dish.  This pasta salad is great way to use up fresh vegetables you have cut up in your refrigerator.  Add your favorite fresh herbs!

 

Butternut Squash Lasagna
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Butternut Squash Lasagna

The butternut squash adds amazing fall flavors to this lasagna.  If you have a mandolin, use it to create the perfect lasagna noodles.  To make this a more heartier lasagna, saute up ground beef, ground chicken or even sausage for a meatier meal.

You can also find this recipe in my cookbook: Paleo Italian Cooking.

 

Calabrian sausage, fava beans and pasta
  • Complexity: medium

Calabrian sausage, fava beans and pasta

As an Italian there is nothing better than a pasta dish full of flavor! Try my Calabrian Sausage, fava beans and pasta dish! It will be a proud pleasure and even better the next day for lunch!

I am fortunate to have the best Italian market in our area with the freshest meats and Italian food. If you are in Hartford check out my friends at D&D Market.

This is a great stove to table dinner! I love using my Le Creuset Braising Pan for this recipe! Then of course adding fresh Parmesan cheese with my Kitchen IQ grater!

I used dried herbs in this recipe because I always have them on hand. If you have fresh just chop and double the measurements.

 

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo

I love my one-pot Paleo comfort meals!  To make the spaghettis squash is so easy.  Just poke about 10-15 holes by using a metal skewer then roast.  I also use my Le Creuset Braising pan for so many great meals and it goes from the stove to the table!  How amazing is that??

 

Chicken Cacciatore and Black Bean Pasta
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Chicken Cacciatore and Black Bean Pasta

I love chicken cacciatore and thought combining the flavors but using chicken breast and tossing with the black bean pasta would be the perfect combination to enjoy for dinner!

 

Creamy Seafood Pasta
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Creamy Seafood Pasta

Famous Macaroni and Cheese
  • Complexity: medium

Famous Macaroni and Cheese

My kids are always asking me to make my famous macaroni and cheese when they come home to visit. I am also requested to bring this to cookouts or dinners. I always make a double batch and it’s funny because the host will say; “oh good I can save some for myself”.. I laugh and say; “there won’t be any left”. And there never is a single noodle left. When making this dish for a casual event use the disposal pans. No clean up!!

Sometimes I even like to add in fresh basil and left over sauté zucchini and summer squash! Of course you can add in lobster and ham if you want to make this an entire meal.

This is also this amazing cheese called Parrano – You can use this cheese to make a great macaroni and cheese. Try with just this cheese alone to enjoy the taste of Parrano!

 

Fettuccini Carbonara
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Fettuccini Carbonara

Garlic Kale and Farfalle
  • Complexity: medium

Garlic Kale and Farfalle

My garlic kale and farfalle is a quick pasta dish.  You can also sauté in red peppers, mushrooms, zucchini or any other vegetables you have handy!  This is a perfect meatless dish!

 

Garlic Shrimp Black Bean Pasta
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Garlic Shrimp Black Bean Pasta

During my journey with black bean pasta I needed to include a recipes with garlic shrimp and you should really give this one a try!  Full of flavor...

 

Ginger Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Ginger Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl

I am really enjoying creating bowl recipes!  It's fun enjoying all of the flavors together.  Not to mention we just love meatballs in our family.  I hope you love this recipe!

Cindy's Note:  You can use spaghetti squash, rice noodles or even zucchini noodles.  I used linguini just because but also made it again and used spaghetti squash.  Very yummy!!!  

Spaghetti Squash - After I baked the squash and removed the strands then put in a bowl.  I added fresh ginger, salt pepper and chopped cilantro then drizzled a little sesame oil!  Amazing....

Sorry I took the picture before we garnished and ate!  We just couldn't wait.....  

 

Gnocchi
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Gnocchi

Gnocchi is so easy to make and everyone gets so excited when you serve it to them.  I decided to make this as a side to my Pork Milanese dinner and it was a big hit.  I pan fried them after they boiled but you can omit this step but it's really good.  

 

 

Gnocchi with a Creamy Pea Sauce
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Gnocchi with a Creamy Pea Sauce

This recipe went great with my pan seared pork chops!

Thank you to my friends at DiFiori for the best pasta around!  Their gnocchi was amazing.  We love you guys.

Enjoy xo

 

Homemade Ravioli with Pecorino  and Truffle
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Homemade Ravioli with Pecorino and Truffle

In Germany we spend most of one day at a Farmer's Market.  It was also Oktoberfest so it was very busy and extremely amazing!  We defiantly ate our way through the market and even stopped for a few beers.  I brought home some truffle and knew it would go great with homemade raviolis.  

I like to combine semolina and AP flour for a delicate ravioli.  You can use all AP or even better us OO.

My raviolis are very easy to make and so much better than any store bought! The best part is the bragging rights!  Enjoy...

Homemade Ravioli with Ricotta Cheese and Spinach Filling
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Homemade Ravioli with Ricotta Cheese and Spinach Filling

Since most of our diet is Paleo or Gluten Free. We do not suffer from Celiac but love how we feel eating this lifestyle. When I decide that pasta is on the menu then I go all the way and make it homemade. I love making my own pasta and ravioli's. I have the attachments for my kitchen aid and it works great. As a home chef it is all the equipment I need to make fresh pasta.

This is what I did to create this recipe. I happened to have fresh spinach in the house and decided to use it in the raviolis with ricotta cheese and I even added a little shredded mozzarella since I had about 1/2 cup left in the refrigerator.

I even have one of those cute ravioli to give ridges that made me happy! You can use a knife but I love having fun kitchen gadgets. Enjoy

 

Italian Paleo Chop Suey
  • Time: 1 Hour
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Paleo Chop Suey

I grew up eating American Chop Suey but I am not sure why we called it that when we made our Italian sauce with lots of garlic and herbs. So, I am calling this my Italian Paleo Chop Suey and I made it in the slow cooker!

Don’t you just love Italian Paleo Recipes!

 

[12 3  >>