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Sauce

Amatriciana
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Amatriciana

I love starting my Italian cooking with pancetta and onions! This is a great way to make a traditional Italian Sauce.

Amatriciana goes great with seafood, chicken cutlets or even pasta! It does have a different taste than your Italian marinara but once you give it a try…

You will love it.. Sometimes I add capers right before serving! Cooking Italian is certainly my favorite! Enjoy…

 

Basic Marinara
  • Time: 1-2 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Basic Marinara

I normally double or triple this recipe and freeze them in individual containers. I try to make it basic then depending on the recipe I can add more flavors such as wines or chicken broth. When making a marinara/sauce remember that dried herbs hold their flavor and color when slow cooking. If you are using fresh herbs don’t add them in until you are finished with the cooking process and just before serving. If you have fresh tomatoes then use them starting with 3 pounds.

**Cindy’s Tip!: Use with your favorite recipe or divide and store in your refrigerator or freezer. **

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

 

 

Braised Short Ribs Bolognese
  • Time: 6 hours 30 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Braised Short Ribs Bolognese

We love short ribs and making this Bolognese was amazing.  It was hearty and real paleo comfort food.  

You really need to give this recipe a try and enjoy over pasta, spaghetti squash or roasted butternut squash.

Enjoy!

 

  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Cauliflower and Mushroom Bolognese

This is another way I share my love for Cauliflower and Italian together!  This is delicious!  Go ahead and give it a try.  Enjoy xo Cindy

 

Eggplant Bolognese
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: medium

Eggplant Bolognese

Italian recipes are my favorite especially when Eggplant is included. This is a hearty Bolognese and a paleo recipe that is prepared in one pot! You can add any of your favorite vegetables such as peppers or zucchini. You serve over spaghetti squash, zucchini noodles or your favorite pasta! Enjoy

 

Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs
  • Time: 3-4 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs

Don't you just love fresh herbs in the summer.  We have pots of herbs along our walk way and it smells amazing.  At the lake we do a lot of entertaining and making my Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs are always a hit!  

I like to marinade the prepared kabobs in the refrigerator for several hours.  Then save some of the pesto to serve along side the kabobs.  Delicious!

Cindy's Tip!  If using wooden sticks be sure to soak in water for at least 30 minutes before preparing the kabobs. That will prevent the sticks from burning while grilling!

 

Hollandaise Sauce
  • Time: 25 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Hollandaise Sauce

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Bolognese
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey Bolognese

Don't we all love our Thanksgiving Leftovers!  We do in our house and we always make a soup which is always a hit.  Being Italian I love making a bolognese.  I love to add in some of the butternut squash to sweeten up the sauce.  To make this a paleo pasta dish use spaghetti squash which is what I do and it's so good!

Enjoy Paleo Italian Leftovers!

 

Paleo Creamy Alfredo
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Paleo Creamy Alfredo

This made a perfect dinner for me!  I added zucchini noodles, frozen petite peas and left over rotisserie chicken for a perfect dinner!  I just added directly into the alfredo and because I can - I sprinkled a little fresh romano cheese!  I can't help if - I am Italian....

This recipe will serve 2.

Cindy's Tip:  If you don't want to boil the cauliflower just cut up into florets and place in microwave safe bowl.  Add about 1/2 cup of water and set on high for 6-7 minutes. Carefully remove and drain.

 

Pork and Shiitake Mushroom Ragù
  • Time: 4 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Pork and Shiitake Mushroom Ragù

Italian Paleo OMG Ragù!  This was simply amazing.  We are at our lake house for the summer and our friends came over. I had a super busy day and while at the butcher deciding what to make the pork butt looked amazing.

I did serve this dish with a creamy polenta.  I am Italian!!  What can I say...  If you want to keep it Paleo then serve with sauté vegetables or sauté garlic spinach (I do that a lot).

Anyway..  Enjoy..

xo Cindy

PS:  This freezes well and taste even better the next day!  You can also prepare this meal in your slow cooker.

 

Portobello Ragu
  • Time: 1-2 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Portobello Ragu

This Portobello ragu is hearty and flavorful. I love to serve over zucchini noodles or with sautéed chicken. You can use fresh or dried herbs for this ragu. My recommendation would be to add the fresh herbs in towards the end of the cooking process but the dried herbs can go in right away!

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

 

 

 

Sauté Cod over an Italian Sauce
  • Complexity: medium

Sauté Cod over an Italian Sauce

You need to give my Sauté Cod over an Italian Sauce a try! I was not sure what to call the sauce but it is amazing. To make this sauce I started taking out ingredients from the refrigerator and pantry! This recipe follows the Paleo diet and is a delicious Italian dinner for any weeknight or entertaining.

I used cod loin because it is thicker and I wanted a nice piece over the sauce on each individual plate.

 

Semi-Homemade BBQ Sauce
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Semi-Homemade BBQ Sauce

I always have BBQ sauce handy in my pantry and enjoy to make it my own.  Especially when I work hard all day making pulled pork.  Enjoy......   So yummy..

 

Simple Tomato Sauce
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Simple Tomato Sauce

Don't go for the jar sauce!  Here is a simple tomato sauce to make tonight.

 

 

Tuscan Style Bolognese
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Tuscan Style Bolognese

This recipe is in my cookbook Paleo Italian Cooking along with many other Italian favorites from our travels through Tuscany.

My Tuscan Style Bolognese is a family favorite!