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Pasta Primavera

This is my go to pasta dish, only now I make it with a lot less pasta and a lot more veggies. The light sauce is so delicious, you won’t miss a thing. Serves 6 I Prep time: 30 minutes I Cook time: 20 minutes 2 tablespoons sea salt, plus more to taste 3 medium carrots, finely chopped 1 medium […]

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Sicilian-Style Spaghetti

4 servings I Preparation time: 1 hour I Difficulty: Average 300 g (10 oz) spaghetti 3 tbsp olive oil 2 red peppers, diced 8 Italian tomatoes, diced 1 eggplant, diced 1 onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 80 ml (1/3 cup) water 80 ml (1/3 cup) red wine 30 g (1 cup) fresh basil, chopped (save a bit for the […]

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Italian Pizza Pomodoro

Serves: 3, 2 slices each Approximate costs per serving: $2.00 per slice; Approximately $12.00 per complete meal 3 to 4 roma or plum tomatoes, sliced into thin rounds, ends discarded 7.5 ounces/200 grams/2 cups part-skim mozzarella, shredded 3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese 5 ounces/130 grams pizza sauce 1 thin, whole-wheat pizza crust 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves 1 tablespoon freshly […]

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Italian Spicy Cold Cut Subs

Serves: 2, 6-inch subs Approximate costs: $4.00 per serving 12-inch multigrain baguette, sliced into two sections Light mayonnaise Yellow mustard 12 slices sub meat, such as pepperoni, salami, and ham 4 large slices of tomato (from 1 large tomato) 1/4 of a small red onion, sliced into ringlets Leafy green or iceberg lettuce, roll the lettuce leaves into the shape […]

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Chicken Stufino

The taste of chicken slowly oven-braised in a tomato-rich sauce with vegetables will end your day on a comforting note. Serves 6 1 tablespoon all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper, or to taste 1-1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, all visible fat discarded, cut into large cubes Olive oil spray 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 cup dry […]

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Double Spinach Tortellini Salad – Doppio Spinaci e Insalata Tortellini

For double the flavor, combine spinach tortellini and frozen chopped spinach. Serve this hearty salad with colorful fresh fruit. Serves 6 9-ounce package fresh spinach-and-cheese tortellini 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced 1 medium yellow summer squash, thinly sliced 1 large carrot, thinly sliced 1 large yellow or red tomato, diced Dressing 1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium […]

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Italian Panzanella

This delicious Tuscan salad traditionally makes use of up to 3-day old bread – soaked in water and squeezed dry before being added to the salad-but I prefer to use fresher bread, rubbed with garlic and grilled for an added crunch. Serves 4 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 3 (1/2-inch) thick slices ciabatta 3 garlic cloves, 2 of them […]

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Italian Sausage with Sloppy Peppers – Salsiccia Italiana con Peperoni Sporchi

This dish takes advantage of many varieties of peppers that you can find at some specialty grocery stores, ethnic grocery stores and farmer’s markets. If you aren’t able to find more of these varieties, you can substitute Anaheim, poblano, jalapeno or other peppers of your liking. This is a very sloppy, fun-to-eat dish! Servings 6 II Prep time: 15 minutes […]

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Italian Broccoli Spaghetti – Broccoli Spaghetti Italiani

Makes 4 servings II Start to finish: 25 minutes 6 ounces dried spaghetti 3 cups broccoli florets 15 to 19 ounce can cannellini beans (white kidney beans), rinsed and drained 10 ounce container refrigerated light Alfredo sauce 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup croutons, coarsely crushed 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Olive oil Cook pasta according to package directions; […]

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Quick Skillet Lasagna

Makes 6 servings II Start to finish: 30 minutes 8 ounces uncooked lean ground chicken or turkey 1/2 cup chopped onion (1 medium) 2 cups pasta sauce 1 cup water 2 cups dried extra-wide noodles 1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped zucchini 1/2 cup fat-free ricotta cheese 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan or Romano cheese 1 tablespoon snipped fresh parsley 1/2 cup […]

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Eggplant Lasagna – Lasagne alle Melanzane

  Makes 12 servings 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 2 cans (14-ounces each) diced tomatoes 1 small eggplant, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 container (16 ounces) light silken tofu, drained 2 large eggs 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese 9 no-boil lasagna noodles […]

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Caesar Salad – Insalata alla Cesare

Caesar salad is usually made with dark green romaine lettuce. Dark salad greens are rich in folic acid, a nutrient that is essential for pregnant mothers, but also important for everybody’s heart health. For 1 serving: 2 cups dark salad greens, torn into bite-sized pieces 2 tablespoons shredded fresh parmesan cheese or 1 tablespoon grated dried parmesan 1/4 cup croutons […]

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Grandma Ann’s Meatballs

Leftovers freeze well. Perfect for impromptu spaghetti dinners. Serves 20/ Serving size: 1 meatball 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 small onion, minced 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley 1/4 cup finely gratecd Parmesan cheese 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt Ground black pepper 1/2 cup Italian style bread crumbs 1/4 cup low-sodium beef broth […]

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Italian Courmayeur Soup

This soup is reminiscent of a wonderful dish I had in Courmayeur, Italy in the Italian Alps. The dish is traditionally called Zuppe Valpellinentze. Serves 8 3/4 pound Italian sausage, turkey, or chicken 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 cup finely diced onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 8 cups shredded cabbage 8 cups low-sodium chicken stock 4 thick slices […]