This easy polenta takes only a few minutes of stirring
before its left to cook on its own to creamy perfection. If
you have leftovers, chill them overnight in a greased pan, slice
into slabs, brush with canola oil and broil...
Antipasto is cool from start to finish. Every ingredient is refrigerated and the prep is quick and heat-free. I love that it's versatile; I throw in things for the adults like artichoke hearts and marinated mushrooms while kid favorites like baby carrots and hard salami fit right in. The kids enjoy the variety of this and I enjoy that it's one single dish to wash!
I add slices of crusty Italian or French bread. Right now we like New York Style® Panetini® oven-baked Italian toasts. They're super-crunchy and really flavorful.
Take a look at the notes below the recipe for other ideas on ingredient possibilities.
This is a quick and easy meal for even a novice cook to put together and give as a gift.
Make an inexpensive and quick and easy version of the Italian classic, using Ragu® Old World Style® Pasta Sauce.
This hearty, savory sandwich is popular in the French Quarter of New Orleans. Try Short Order Mom's interpretation of this favorite Louisiana recipe.
Celebrated chef and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich, an expert in Italian cuisine, shares her recipe for delicious, kid-friendly gnocchi. Here's the how-to for a dish that may not be a quick production, but is worth every minute.
This is an absolutely wonderful recipe for sauce: you simply halve the tomatoes, drape them with some onions, garlic, seasonings, and olive oil, and then ignore them for two hours while the oven reduces them to a caramelized and sauce-ready pan of sweet flesh. A quick run through a food mill or blender, and the sauce is ready to eat or freeze. Easy peasy. And you can make it at night, if you like, the better to not be oppressed by the heat of the oven. A side note: try buttering your hot spaghetti before saucing; it adds so much delicious richness.