Tag: cheese

Parmesan and Basil Encrusted Chicken

Ingredients:4 boneless, skinless breasts4 slices potato bread, quartered*2 eggs, beaten2/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated1/4 cup fresh basil2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon buttersalt and pepper Directions:In the food processor pulse bread, Parmesan, and basil into coarse crumbs. Pour on to a plate. Dip chicken pieces in the beaten eggs then in […]

Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli PestoIngredients: 2 ½ cups broccoli , chopped, cooked and cooled slightly1 cup chicken broth1/4 cup Parmesan, grated2 tablespoons olive oil3 garlic cloves1/4 teaspoon saltblack pepper Directions:In a food processor or blender, pulse broccoli, chicken broth, Parmesan, olive oil, garlic and salt until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down side. […]

Tomato and Canelli Bean Pasta Sauce

tomato and canelli bean pasta sauceIngredients: 35 oz canned whole plum tomatoes10 oz canned canelli beans, drained4 cloves garlic, chopped1 medium onion, chopped1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Directions:In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add onions, red pepper flakes and garlic and […]

Pasta with Shrimp and Peas

Pasta with Shrimp and PeasIngredients:1 lb raw shrimp, peeled4 anchovy filets1 cup peas1 cup bread crumbs1/3 cup olive oil1/3 cup parmesan, grated6 cloves of garlic, minced1 tablespoon red pepper flakesjuice of 1/2 lemon Directions:In a large pan, saute garlic in olive oil until the garlic become a pale gold. Remove […]

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip Ingredients: 12 oz canned articokes, drained and chopped10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry4 oz cream cheese (from a block)3/4 cup sour cream1 cup sharp cheddar, shreddedsaltpepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients throughly. Scrape into a small (about 12 […]

Italian Meatloaf

Italian MeatloafIngredients: 1 1/4 lb ground beef3/4 lb spicy Italian sausage, casings removed2 eggs1 small onion, finely chopped3/4 cup bread crumbs1/2 cup Parmesan, grated1/4 cup olive oil1/4 cup parsley, chopped1 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, ground freshfreshly ground pepper Directions:Preheat oven to 375. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients together, […]

Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Butter

Brussels Sprouts with Parmesan and Butter Ingredients: 1/2 lb brussels sprouts, cut in half lengthwise2 teaspoons butter4 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan Directions: In a shallow sauce pan, add about 1 inch of water and bring to boil. Add brussels sprouts and cover. Allow to steam for 5-10 minutes or until […]

Spinach Ricotta Pie

spinach ricotta pie Ingredients: 1 lb frozen leaf spinach, chopped (defrosted and squeezed dry)15 oz ricotta cheese1/8 cup Parmesan4 oz feta, crumbled5 eggs1 small onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, chopped3 tablespoon olive oil1 medium tomato, sliced1/4 teaspoon nutmeg2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs Directions: Preheat oven to 325. In large pan, saute […]

Chicken and Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Ingredients: 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts1/4 cup PLUS 4 tablespoons olive oil (divided)1/4 balsamic vinegar1 tablespoon dried oreganosaltpepper32 oz diced tomatoes12 oz tomato sauce2 handfuls of fresh spinach1 onion, diced finely4 cloves garlic, diced1 tablespoon butter1 cup ricotta cheese1/2 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella (divided)1/2 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons […]

Broccoli Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup fresh broccoli (cut into tiny florets)3/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled1/4 cup onion, diced3 tablespoons mayonnaise2 tablespoons white vinegar1 tablespoon sugar Directions: In a large bowl, combine the broccoli, cheese, bacon and onion. In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, vinegar and […]