Tortellini Minestrone Soup

Tortellini Minestrone #dinnerrecipes

Minestrone is a hearty, Italian-inspired soup filled with veggies, beans and pasta. My version has bacon in it along with chickpeas, carrots, zucchini, garlic and onion. Plus, the best part of all, plump and chewy, cheese-filled tortellini. Usually it’s filled with some boring old pasta (Did I really just write that? Strange to hear coming… 

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Tiramisu Eclair Cake

Tiramisu Eclair Cake #desserts

This is seriously one of the fastest, easiest, most delicious no-bake refrigerator cakes that will ever cross your lips! It’s tiramisu made in the style of an eclair cake with layers of mascarpone cream between coffee-soaked graham crackers in place of the traditional lady fingers. Eclair cake is usually made of boxed pudding between graham… 

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Broccoli Alfredo Tortellini

Broccoli Alfredo Tortellini #dinner

This is it. The most comforting pasta dish you can imagine and it’s all yours for the making in 30 minutes or less. Cheese tortellini and broccoli florets are drowned in the creamiest, dreamiest Parmesan cheese sauce with a touch of garlic and parsley. It comes together so quickly you can fit it right into… 

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Zucchini Fritter Parmesan Sandwiches with Prosciutto

Zucchini Fritter Parmesan Sandwiches

Zucchini fritters are not your run-of-the-mill sandwich filler. Unless you’re from an Italian family. We sandwich everything. Fritters included. This isn’t very different from an eggplant parm sandwich but if you don’t like them I can almost guarantee you’ll like love these. The fritters are not only chock full of zucchini but ricotta too making… 

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Pomodoro Chicken with Garlic Spaghetti

Pomodoro Chicken with Garlic Spaghetti

Italian-inspired pomodoro chicken with pan-seared chicken cutlets smothered in a creamy white wine sauce bursting with fresh, juicy tomatoes. It’s served alongside spaghetti infused with a ton of garlic, Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes, olive oil, parsley and lemon. The lemon doesn’t make it tart or tangy, it’s light and helps brighten up all the… 

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Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

A colorful Italian-inspired pasta salad dressed in a sweet and tangy balsamic vinaigrette. It’s perfect for potlucks or picnics or just stowing away in your refrigerator for those snacky, hungry moments when it’s too hot to cook and you want something good to eat fast. I use rotini pasta so the lovely dressing can stick… 

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Veggie Lover’s Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

This veggie lasagna is full of all the things good and right in the world right now! That means fresh produce from the Farmer’s market including zucchini, red peppers, baby spinach, onions and garlic surrounded by layers of fresh lasagna noodles, tomato sauce, stringy mozzarella cheese and my new favorite find, Farmer’s cheese.

Baked Meatballs with Pasta in Parmesan Spinach Sauce

Baked Meatballs with Pasta in Parmesan Spinach Sauce

Homemade meatballs baked on top of penne pasta smothered in lots of rich, creamy spinach sauce. This comforting pasta dish is perfect for serving on a special family night or bringing to a potluck or party. The recipe starts by making the meatballs with ground beef, garlic, parsley, bread crumbs and egg. While they get… 

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