Fast & Fresh Italian dishes
Move over, spaghetti and meatballs--these easy dishes give your classic Italian favorites new and creative twists
Here's a fast twist on the Italian classic. Instead of cherry tomatoes, you can use larger tomatoes cut into pieces so they cook quickly and release their juices to form the flavorful sauce. Try the dish over pasta or polenta.
Recipe: Chicken Puttanesca
Silky with egg and melted cheese, freshened with parsley, and spiked with black pepper, spaghetti carbonara brings intense flavors into balance. We also love this dish for its short cooking time. The ingredients are things we tend to have always on hand, making it the ultimate weeknight-dinner solution. Just add a green salad or seasonal vegetable and the meal is complete.
Recipe: Spaghetti Carbonara
During cooler months, romas are the best fresh tomato option. Roasting concentrates their flavor, making them an intense foil for fresh mozzarella. A glass of Sauvignon Blanc or crisp Viognier blends in beautifully.