Tag: mozzarella

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 […]

Deconstructed Pizza Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 8 oz small pasta (I used radiatore) 8 oz fresh mozzarella, diced 4 oz sliced mushrooms 2 1/2 oz turkey pepperoni, halved 2 1/2 oz baby spinach 3 cups diced tomatoes 1 large cubanelle pepper, diced 1/2 red onion, diced for the dressing: 2 oz olive oil 2 oz […]

Viva la Pasta Salad

Ingredients:12 oz rainbow rotini, cooked12 oz marinated artichoke hearts, drained and marinade reserved8 oz mozzarella, diced1/2 English cucumber, diced1/2 large red onion, diced6 radishes, sliced thinly1 stalk celery, diced2 cups halved campari tomatoes1/3 cup diced green onion (green parts only)1/3 cup sliced spiced olive-cured green olives dressing:1/4 cup marinade from […]

Chicken-Spinach Meatball Pasta Bake

Ingredients: 1 lb shells, cooked to package instructions 10-12 oz ricotta 4 oz sliced fresh mozzarella sauce: 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 28 oz canned ground tomatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano or Italian herb mix 2 tablespoons olive oil meatballs: 1 lb ground chicken 1/2 cup […]

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 […]

Eggplant Rollatini with Rapini

Ingredients: For the sauce: 58 oz canned coarse ground (or crushed) tomatoes 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil salt pepper for the eggplant: 2 eggplants, striped* and sliced in 1/4 inch wide slices 1 cup matzo meal or bread crumbs […]

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 […]

Crab Stuffed Shells

Ingredients:64 oz whole tomatoes (in juice), hand crushed1/2 lb fresh lump crab meat4 cloves garlic, minced1 onion, diced1 carrot, minced1 cup ricotta cheese1/2 cup red wine1/2 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons grated Asiago (divided)1/4 cup PLUS 2 tablespoons shredded mozzarella (divided)1 egg4 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons heavy cream1/4 teaspoon nutmegsaltwhite pepperjumbo […]