Tag: Parmesan

Roasted Beet Risotto

Ingredients:12 oz beets5 cups chicken stock*2 onions, quartered1 small onion, finely chopped2 tablespoons olive oil2 cups Arborio rice1 oz Parmesan, grated2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemaryolive oilsaltpepperchèvre Preheat oven to 400. Place onions and beets (quarter the beets if they are large)in a oven safe pan. Add the olive oil, toss […]

Spinach & Onion Stuffed Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 baking potatoes 1 medium onion, chopped 3/4 cup frozen spinach, defrosted and drained 1/4 sour cream (low fat okay) 2 tablespoons olive oil salt pepper Parmesan cheese, grated (optional) Directions: Bake potatoes for 1 hour at 400. Allow them to cool to almost room temperature, then slice lengthwise […]

Zucchini and Rice Stuffed Eggplant

Ingredients:2 eggplants, sliced longways1 onion, minced1 zucchini, chopped1 carrot, diced1 1/2 cup prepared rice1 tablespoon fresh thyme1 tablespoon olive oiladditional olive oilsaltpepper optional: parmesan or asiago cheese for sprinkling Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Using a ice cream scoop, scoop out the insides of the eggplant, leaving a 1/2 to […]

Basil Asiago Pesto

Ingredients:2 cups fresh basil4 cloves garlic1/3 cup asiago cheese (the longer aged, the better)1/4 cup toasted pinenuts 1/3 cup olive oilsaltpepper Optional garnish:8 oz sauted sliced mushrooms Directions:Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until a thick paste forms. Toss with 1 lb cooked pasta. Garnish with […]

Basil Artichoke Pesto

Ingredients:12 oz frozen, thawed artichoke hearts3 oz Parmesan cheese, grated2 oz fresh basil.5 oz fresh Italian parsley1 oz pinenuts, toasted3 tablespoons olive oil4-5 cloves garlicsaltpepper to serve: 1 lb hot pasta Directions:Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until almost smooth. Stir into hot pasta. My thoughts: […]

Deconstucted Pizza

Ingredients:2 1/2tablespoons olive oil2 1/2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon sugar1/4 oz active dry yeast1 cup tepid watersundried tomatoes (dry, not packed in oil)fresh basil, torn into bite sized piecesgrated parmesan Directions;Dissolve the yeast and sugar in the tepid water. Let sit about 10 minutes or until frothy. In a […]


Ingredients:1 lb lasagna noodlesparmesan for sprinkling for the cheese/spinach filling:1 cup ricotta3/4 cup chopped spinach (squeezed dry if previously frozen)1/2 cup parmesan1/2 teaspoon nutmeg2 eggs for the bolognese sauce:1 lb ground beef1 large onion, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced3 carrots, peeled and chopped6 oz fresh mushrooms, roughly chopped1 large can whole […]

Meatball & Spinach Calzones

Ingredients: pizza dough, up to the point where you roll it out 1 1/2 cup baked or broiled mini meatballs pizza sauce or other favorite tomato sauce 3/4 cup ricotta 3/4 cup spinach 1/4 cup grated parmesan 1/4 cup shredded mozzerella 1 egg 1 egg yolk, beaten Directions: In a […]

Meatloaf Surprise!

Ingredients:1 small onion minced2 eggs2 pounds very lean ground beef1 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered10 oz frozen spinach, defrosted and squeezed dry3 cups of tomato puree or crushed tomatoes3/4 cup bread crumbs1/2 cup water1/2 cup parsley1/4 grated Parmesan1/4 cup green onions1/4 cup milk1/4 cup sour cream1 tablespoon butter1 tablespoon […]

Rosemary and Sun-dried Tomato Focaccia

Ingredients:3 1/2 cups flour1 package active dry yeast2 cups lukewarm water2 tablespoons olive oil PLUS 1/4 cup, divided use1 tablespoon salt5 oz sun-dried tomatoes, chopped2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, choppedOPTIONAL: 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated Directions:In a small bowl, dissolve the yeast in 1/2 cup of water. Allow to sit about […]