Category Archives: Italian

Italian themed recipes

Hearty Beef & Tomato Lasagna

Hey ya’ll!  This week’s recipe is Hearty Beef & Tomato Lasagna!  My family has always enjoyed this thick, rich and delicious Italian dish.  When our kids were growing  up, making lasagna took a lot longer to prep since the lasagna noodles had to be cooked first.  With the convenience of oven ready noodles, now the prep time for lasagna is pretty much cut in half!  I must say, this is an enormous bonus!  Total prep time from start to finish with Hearty Beef & Tomato Lasagna is between 35 and 40 minutes!  And bake time only takes about an hour. Continue reading Hearty Beef & Tomato Lasagna

Garlic Bread Pizza

Originally posted 01/03/16

This week’s featured recipe is a winner all the way around!  How can you beat PIZZA for dinner?  This recipe is so simple since it uses  garlic bread for the crust and just add the toppings that you and your family love!  Put it together.  Bake it in the oven…..then dinner is served!  Bring on the PIZZA!!! 🙂

Garlic Bread Pizza

Quick, Easy, Delicious!

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Ingredients

1 loaf frozen garlic bread, thawed and divided in half lengthwise
16 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 ( 16 oz. can) spaghetti sauce
1 lb. sausage, browned and drained
1 large bell pepper, diced
1 large onion, diced
1 (6 oz.) pkg. fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 (8 oz.)pkg. pepperoni, sliced
Parmesan cheese
Italian Seasoning

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400’F.
  2. On baking sheet, scoop out center of bread, set aside.
  3. Spoon spaghetti sauce into center of bread and spread evenly.
  4. Sprinkle half of cheese over sauce.
  5. Evenly add additional toppings. Cover toppings with remaining cheese.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning over top of both halves.
  7. Bake approximately 30 minutes or until cheese is golden brown.
  8. Toast scooped center of bread on additional baking sheet for future use.
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http://cornfedcreations.com/garlic-bread-pizza/

Zippy Italian Pasta Salad

This salad is a cool and delicious choice for those pot luck dinner and carry in lunches.  Full of fresh veggies, colorful rotini pasta and flavored with Italian dressing, it’s so simple and fresh, you’ll be getting requests for seconds and the recipe!  Enjoy!!

Zippy Italian Pasta Salad

Yields 12-16

18 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

1 – 16 oz. pkg. garden spiral pasta
1 – 16 oz. bottle Italian Dressing
1 – 4 oz. fresh mushrooms, washed and sliced
1 – 6 oz. pkg. cherry tomatoes, quartered
2 – medium bell peppers, diced
1 – medium red onion, diced
1 – 8 oz. jar sliced peppercinis
1/8 c sugar
2 tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and cool slightly. In a large bowl, add Italian dressing, Italian seasoning and garlic powder to pasta and combine gently. To the pasta mixture, add mushrooms, tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, peppercinis and about a quarter of the peppercinis juice and gently fold together. Chill three to four hours or overnight and stir before serving.
Cuisine: Italian | Recipe Type: Pasta Salad
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http://cornfedcreations.com/zippy-italian-pasta-salad/

Spaghetti

This spaghetti recipe is quick, easy and delicious!  Your family will be asking for it time and again!  Adding beef and other ingredients to a can of commercial spaghetti sauce will help you create a hearty and yummy quick dinner for your busy family!

Spaghetti

Yields 4 servings

5 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

2 lbs ground beef
1 16 oz can spaghetti sauce
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 medium onion, diced
16 oz pkg spaghetti
Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. In dutch oven or large skillet, brown ground beef with onions, garlic and Italian seasoning, drain.
  2. Add spaghetti sauce to beef mixture, mix well. Cook spaghetti as according to package directions, drain.
  3. Place spaghetti noodles on plates. Top with spaghetti sauce and desired amount of Parmesan cheese.
  4. Serve immediately.
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http://cornfedcreations.com/spaghetti/