Cuisine: Italian

Instant Pot Penne Bolognese – One Pot!

Instant Pot Penne Bolognese – One Pot!

This Instant Pot Penne Bolognese recipe is what easy dinner dreams are made of! All made in one-pot at one time. Just a 5 minute cook time.  AND using affordable ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry! This easy pasta with meat sauce […]

Prosciutto Burrata Pasta with Peas

Prosciutto Burrata Pasta with Peas

This Prosciutto Burrata Pasta with Peas is for the cheese lovers. Not only does it have chunks of melty Burrata Cheese throughout, but it also has lots of fresh grated parmesan. With each bite you get fresh green peas, some melty cheese, and a little […]

Easy Lemon Parsley Pesto Pasta

Easy Lemon Parsley Pesto Pasta

I love a classic basil pesto. Chock full of basil and pine nuts, there is a reason it is such a staple. I toss it with pasta, spoon it over chicken breasts, you name it. But, why does basil get all the love? It’s fun […]

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Slow Cooker Shredded Italian Beef

Is there ever such a thing as too many Slow Cooker recipes? Especially ones that are essentially dump and go? I think not. Chuck Roast cooks low and slow in the crockpot and results in a tangy, slightly spicy, shredded Italian Beef that your family […]

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

Easy Italian Pasta Salad

There’s a reason that pasta salad is a summertime, cookout, block party go-to. No heating up your kitchen, takes just minutes to toss together, and is best served straight from the fridge. Where could you go wrong? I love making this Italian Pasta Salad for […]

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

Creamy Dreamy Mushroom Fettuccine

This pasta recipe is creamy, comforting, and even slightly romantic food at its finest. In the time it takes to boil water and cook pasta, you can make the easy mushroom cream sauce. If you’re looking for a meal that’s on the lighter side, keep […]

Simple Marinara Sauce

Simple Marinara Sauce

Don’t get me wrong, my pantry always has a jar or two of marinara sauce in stock. And I will never be ashamed about reaching for a jar. But sometimes you’re craving a little more and want to put a little love into your meal. […]

Simple Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

Simple Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

Is there anything more comforting than a big bowl of spaghetti? I love a perfect bolognese that simmers for hours just as much as the next person. But, sometimes it’s 5pm and I’m just plain hangry. Enter, my go-to Simple Chunky Spaghetti Sauce. This sauce […]

Slow Cooker Pork Ragu

Slow Cooker Pork Ragu

I have an easy, comforting, and crowd pleasing recipe for you. This Slow Cooker Pork Ragu satisfies your Italian and pasta cravings with little work. All you need is a pork shoulder and some pantry ingredients (including red wine, which is definitely a pantry ingredient […]

5 Ingredient Sausage Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti Squash

5 Ingredient Sausage Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti Squash

Last month, we moved apartments. Luckily it wasn’t a far move. But no matter, moving is. a. pain! Now that we’re all settled in our new space, the packing and unpacking was well worth it. But I will say there’s nothing like having to pack […]

Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta

This pasta is a real winner. Super easy to come together. The pasta and chicken cook together in the Instant Pot (in chicken broth to really amp up the flavor), then all you need to do is stir in the remaining ingredients. Just one pot […]

Quinoa Caprese Salad

Quinoa Caprese Salad

When I was younger, I didn’t fully appreciate caprese salad. I didn’t get the hype. I just would pick out the mozarella and leave the tomato and basil. Fast forward, now it’s one of my favorite combinations. The caprese spin on this quinoa gives those […]

Meatless Lentil “Bolognese”

Meatless Lentil “Bolognese”

Do you participate in Meatless Mondays? I am very much a carnivore, but I do like to challenge myself and forgo meat at some meals and experiment with plant based protein sources. Pasta is an easy meal to make meatless (because really if you gave […]