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Spaghetti Squash Macaroni and Cheese Casserole

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup dried elbow macaroni 3 oz gruyere, shredded 8 oz brick extra sharp cheddar, shredded 1 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon ground mustard powder 1 teaspoon hot paprika 3 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup flour 1 1/2 cup roasted spaghetti squash* 3/4 cup fresh breadcrumbs (I used leftover […]

Porcini Spinach Lasagna (aka Blizzard Lasagna)

Ingredients: 1 oz dried porcini mushrooms 4 cups boiling water for the sauce: 2 lb sweet Italian sausage (casing removed if necessary) 1 large onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 big carrot, diced 2 28-oz canned petite diced tomatoes 1 cup dry white wine 1 cup whole milk salt […]

Lamb Pastitsio

Ingredients: for the sauce: 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 3/4 lb ground lamb 28 oz canned whole tomatoes, coarsely chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon crushed rosemary 4 sprigs worth of thyme leaves 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon ground […]

An Excellent Eggplant Pasta

Ingredients: 1 3/4 to 2 lb cubed eggplant 28 oz canned crushed tomato 14 oz canned diced tomato 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large cubanelle pepper, diced 1 red onion, diced 3 tablespoons minced oregano 3 tablespoons minced basil 1 tablespoon olive oil freshly ground black pepper 1 lb pasta […]

Baked Spaghetti

Ingredients: 1 lb spaghetti 28 oz canned crushed or ground tomatoes 28 oz canned diced tomatoes 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 small to medium carrots, diced 1 jarred whole pimiento, diced 1 onion, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon basil, finely chopped 1 tablespoon oregano, finely chopped 1 tablespoon […]

Butternut Squash & Swiss Chard White Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 medium to large butternut squash, sliced lengthwise and seeds removed 1/4 cup Parmesan 1 lb lasagna noodles olive oil for the filling: 1 large bunch Swiss chard, chopped 1 medium onion, diced 15 oz ricotta cheese 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage 1 teaspoon smoked […]

Baked Ziti with Rapini and Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 lb ziti, cooked to package instructions cheese mixture: 15 oz ricotta 1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese 10 oz rapini, chopped and steamed 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 egg sauce: 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 28 oz canned ground tomatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter […]

Baked Penne with Four Cheeses

Ingredients: 12 oz short tubular pasta like penne or ziti for the sauce:3/4 lb ground beef32 oz can tomatoes in puree, chopped*1 onion, chopped1 carrot, chopped2 garlic cloves, minced3 tablespoons tomato paste2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon red pepper flakes1 teaspoon oreganopepper for the cheese mixture:15 ounce ricotta cheese5 oz frozen […]

Four Cheese Rapini Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 lb lasagna noodles parmesan for sprinkling for the cheese filling: 15 oz ricotta 3/4 cup steamed rapini* 3/4 cup shredded asiago 1 cup shredded mozzarella 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs for the sauce: 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 6 oz […]