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Spaghetti with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs - La Bella Vita Cucina. Who doesn’t love bread? Who doesn’t love pasta? Well if you’ve got some old bread that you hate to see go to waste and some pasta in the house, here’s a classic Italian recipe for you. This pasta dish is easy and delicious while not tossing out that old bread or feeding it to the birds (although feeding it to the birds is OK too)!

Spaghetti with Toasted Garlic Breadcrumbs is a delicious and economical way to use them in an entree! Or maybe you’ve looking for some new meatless, yet tasty and filling recipes? This recipe is for a mild-flavored pasta that is seriously ‘cucina povera’ (food of the poor). This dish has a delicious and pleasing crunch with the toasted, garlic-y breadcrumbs plus a tiny bit of heat with the dried red chili pepper flakes (of course if you don’t like heat, you can eliminate the chili pepper flakes).

This pasta recipe is from the Southern Italian provence of Calabria and is quite common in the ‘toe’ area of the boot-shaped country.. What You Need: Instructions. Baked Turkey Zucchini Meatballs. Juicy and flavorful turkey meatballs swimming in a sea of homemade marinara sauce. Baked and ready in about 30 minutes. YES. When we lived in Brooklyn one of our happiest Sunday afternoon traditions was to schlep a few miles south, find a seat at the bar, and order a good part of the menu at our favorite little pizza shop.

Icy cold draft beers, pipping hot Neapolitan pizzas, and one or two small plates to start. One of my favorite starters was the meatballs in sauce. Simple, sensational, and so so satisfying. Last week I awoke with a fierce craving to once again call those meatballs my own, and decided to take matters into my own hands. <—- Recipe testing beats a 3 hour drive to Brooklyn every time Knowing many of you love quick, healthy, family friendly meals inspired me to take my dreamy Brooklyn meatball memories and transform them into a recipe we can all make at home – and fast! This recipe is: Quick √ Easy √ Healthy √ Hearty √ Big on flavor √ Low in calories √ Sure to please √ Alright. Pasta Carbonara. Share on Pinterest Pasta carbonara is one of those simple dinners we should all know how to make.

It’s the perfect go to for a busy weeknight and it’s also a dish fit for the weekend or even to serve to guests. It seems like one of those dinners with so few ingredients that how could you possibly mess it up, but oh how you can if you aren’t using with the right method. I’m no expert on carbonara which is why I turned to Cook’s Illustrated, they are the kitchen geniuses. I loved how they cooked their pasta in less water to begin with to really concentrate the starches which will help bind everything in the sauce and prevent separation when you add it to the egg mixture. I also loved that they simmered the bacon in water first, I always feel like my bacon burns or unevenly cooks for some reason when I cook it in a skillet but when I went their route and cooked it in water first and let it simmer off then continue to brown it worked like a charm.

I had perfectly browned and crisp bacon. Spaghetti with Tomato Cream Sauce. Jazz up those boring spaghetti nights with this super easy, no-fuss cream sauce made completely from scratch! Spaghetti and Thrifty ice cream. Yes, it’s a little weird. But I promise you, there’s a connection here. See, I was fortunate enough to attend the California Milk Advisory Board Farm Tour several weeks back, but little did I know that I was going to be stepping into the happiest place on Earth: the Thrifty ice cream factory. With loads of fresh ice cream everywhere, this place definitely trumps Disneyland, especially when cookies and cream is being made.

And by using 100,000-150,000 pounds of milk a day, you get this ice cream magic – unbelievably creamy and absolutely heavenly. Don’t think I wasn’t going to take some ice cream home with me. And the best part about the tour was definitely the freshly made mint chip ice cream. So back to the tomato cream sauce – well, of course it has dairy! You can even throw in your favorite add-ins: grilled chicken, meatballs, sausage, etc. Chicken Enchilada Casserole - The Cooking Jar. I’m not too adventurous when we go for Mexican food. I guess it’s partially because I don’t like refried beans all that much which pretty much rules a lot of stuff out. And I like my tortilla stuffed anything to be doused with a liberal amount of cheese. Which really leaves enchiladas. Some places just give you enchiladas topped with enchilada sauce sans melted cheese on top which gets me hangry. So this is my answer to the non enchilada cheese topping dilemma.

What I like about this is how it tastes like chicken enchiladas but it’s so easy to put together. And if you want the rotisserie chicken to taste more authentic, toss it in a pan with some spices like cumin, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cumin and cayenne. So here’s the gist of it. Then it’s topping the tortillas with whatever extra toppings you like: beans, green onions or corn or if you want to keep it simple just add in the shredded rotisserie chicken. And that’s a wrap. Chicken Enchilada Casserole. Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs. Homemade meatballs are a staple in my house. And rightfully so because they’re so much better than frozen.

If you’re looking for a quick meatball skillet to feed a small number of people, try out this cheesy meatball skillet. If you have a ton of people to feed or want enough food to last you for some time, this is the recipe for you. These slow cooker Italian meatballs are lovingly braised in marinara sauce for hours. All 40 of them. The meatballs are a combination of extra lean ground beef and Italian sausage mixed with Parmesan cheese, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and Italian breadcrumbs. So let’s try this one out!

Firstly, I’d like to point out that we will be broiling the meatballs prior to putting them in the slow cooker. To make the meatballs, we’ll combine all the meatball ingredients and mix them up with our hands until all the Parmesan cheese, egg and breadcrumbs are absorbed and evenly distributed into the meats. Now it’s time to form the meatballs. Now it’s time to eat! Marinara Sauce Recipe. Pizza Sauce on Closet Cooking. Doing pizza night tonight? Instead of reaching for that jar of store bought pizza sauce, how about making your own? Homemade pizza sauce is so easy to make and it's so much better than store bought! It's as easy to make as simmering some garlic, oregano and red pepper flakes in tomatoes along with some basil and onions until the sauce has thickened.

It does take a few minutes to thicken up so make it ahead of time for a super easy pizza night! Pizza night pepperoni pizza never tasted so good! Make a lot and store it in the freezer or can it for later! Pizza Sauce Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes Total Time: 25 minutes Servings: 3 A quick and easy homemade pizza sauce that's better than store bought! Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon butter2 cloves garlic, minced or grated1 teaspoon dried oregano1 pinch red pepper flakes1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, crushed with juices1 medium onion, peeled and cut in half2 sprigs fresh basilsalt to taste directions Nutrition by: