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Recipes tagged with: pasta

 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...  

 

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, Sausage, Spinach, Artichoke over Pasta
  • Complexity: medium

Chicken, Sausage, Spinach, Artichoke over Pasta

I was about to go grocery shopping and knew that I should have lunch first! Rule #1 eat before you go food shopping… I had all of these ingredients handy and it is cold outside so this was a perfect lunch for me!

I make this type of dish often to use up left over chicken and sausage or you can purchase fresh and sauté for this delicious Paleo recipe. You can also use zucchini if you have some handy!

The combination of chicken sausage, spinach, artichokes with herbs and garlic make this an amazing pasta dish for lunch or dinner.

I sometimes use spaghetti squash, our favorite pasta! There are also some great gluten free pastas available now!

Creamy Salmon Piccata and Pasta
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Creamy Salmon Piccata and Pasta

We have been on the go for all of December and tonight I felt like a comfort salmon dish.  I am starting HEWfit in a few weeks and decided salmon and pasta was a perfect dinner for us.  As an Italian pasta was always a frequent visitor but over the past several years it makes a rare appearance.  When we do eat pasta it's a small amount.  Tonight the salmon will be the star but it will be yummy for us to enjoy!  

Go ahead and give this recipe a try!  I bet it would also be great with spaghetti squash too.  

 

Easy Pasta Bake
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Easy Pasta Bake

This pasta recipe is great for using up leftovers for a quick weeknight dinner! My kids always loved pasta bakes for dinner and so did the entire cheerleading team.. I miss those days..

Today I made an eggplant bake for a friend and had a few leftovers and thought I would use them up for my dinner. I took all of the ingredients, made 1/2 pound of pasta and dinner was ready in 25 minutes. My sauce had meat, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. You can also use leftover chicken, sausage or vegetables to create this easy yet delicious dish.
 
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!

 

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

 

  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Mediterranean Zucchini Pasta

Parmigiana Lasagna DiFiore
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Parmigiana Lasagna DiFiore

I always go to DiFiore's Pasta Shop when I am hungry.  Everything looks amazing and I always go for the cutlets.  Please warm one up for me now and I will take a container full to go!  On this particular Saturday day I was looking at the chicken cutlets and eggplant cutlets and it came to me!  Parmigina Lasagna! I always have homemade sauce in my freezer and a box of no-boil lasagna from DeCecco not to mention my beautiful baking dish from Emile Henry to prepare, bake and serve this delicious dish.

If you don't have sauce handy go ahead and pick some up at DiFiore's!  Or go ahead and make your own.  You won't believe how easy it is to make this delicious lasagna!  Head over to DiFiore's today and make this now!! STAT..

 

Pasta A la Norma
  • Complexity: medium

Pasta A la Norma

As an Italian, it just doesn’t get better than pasta and eggplant! Give this pasta a la norma a try for a perfect weeknight dinner!

 

Pasta Primavera
  • Complexity: medium

Pasta Primavera

I love making this Pasta Primavera dish in the spring with fresh vegetables! You can be very creative when adding your favorite vegetables. You can also make this dish “Paleo Italian” by substituting spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. You can also use gluten free pasta!

Give it a try..

 

Pasta Surprise
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Pasta Surprise

Are you wondering why I called this dish Pasta Surprise? You can create this dish in so many delicious variations that no matter how you serve it. Each taste is amazing and everyone will smile as you gave them a huge surprise! Give it a try…

 

Pasta, Sausage and Peas
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Pasta, Sausage and Peas

I love my one-pot recipes and even though I needed a pan to boil the pasta there was no need for a colander nor a platter or bowl to serve the dish.  My beautiful pan served as a perfect serving dish! All of my dried herbs are from Simply Organic!

I used 2 hot and 2 sweet chicken sausage which added amazing flavor to the sauce!  You can also just add the frozen peas into the hot sauce!  This is a 30 minute meal perfect for a family of 4.  

When we enjoy pasta from a box there is only one I will serve my family (and myself). It has to be DeCecco Pasta!  

Tip: You can add in onion, peppers, zucchini or any other vegetables you have handy in the refrigerator.  Go ahead clean out that crisper draw and make this a hearty family meal!

If you love this recipe but don't want to use pasta!  Take a spaghetti squash and poke about 10 holes using a long metal skewer.  Put in the microwave for 10 minutes.  Let cool, slice, remove seeds then take a fork and add strands into the sauce.  Paleo dinner served... 

 

Penne with Artichoke,Tomatoes and Spinach
  • Complexity: medium

Penne with Artichoke,Tomatoes and Spinach

Recently I have been experimenting with different recipes and I wanted to take one of my signature Italian dishes and reconstruct them so anyone can enjoy. I took a typical penne dish and put a vegan and also vegetarian twist on it. My family loved this  meal and were shocked that it was vegan!

 

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Artichokes
  • Complexity: medium

Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Artichokes

My Paleo Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Artichokes made a perfect paleo lunch at Cindy’s Table! So yummy… I had extra spaghetti squash left over and made this quick lunch! Just love paleo recipes…

I used 1 sweet and 1 hot chicken sausage!

 

Sausage and Shrimp Pasta
  • Complexity: medium

Sausage and Shrimp Pasta

The first time I made this Sausage and Shrimp Pasta company stopped by and being Italian I needed to serve food. I had just made sausage the night before and had doubled the batch for another meal. I also had a bag of uncooked shrimp in my freezer and this dish easily and quickly came together.

You can use any pasta or even spaghetti squash or enjoy over roasted vegetables. Enjoy!

 

Sautéed Shrimp with Spinach, Tomatoes and Penne
  • Complexity: medium

Sautéed Shrimp with Spinach, Tomatoes and Penne

My Sautéed Shrimp with Spinach, Tomatoes and Penne is a great meal to prepare together with your kids, friends or spouse. The beautiful colors and flavors make this a perfect lunch or dinner!

You can simply omit the pasta if you are following the paleo diet or use gluten free pasta, spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles!

 

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