Category Archive: Italian

This is a tomato-based sauce from Amatrice, Italy. It is based on guanciale (salt-cured pork cheek or jowls), pecorino cheese and tomatoes. If you can’t find guanciale, use pancetta. If you can’t find pancetta, chopped bacon (preferably unsmoked) will do in a pinch, but the resulting sauce will not taste exactly like traditional Amatriciana sauce. […]

Arborio & Asiago

November 19 , 2015 by admin - in Italian

If you want more greens in this dish, add green peas when you add the rice. Chopped Portobello mushrooms are another great addition to this dish, but unlike peas the mushrooms should not be added until the rice is almost ready. INGREDIENTS 2 slices bacon 1 garlic clove 1 small onion 1 ½ tablespoon butter […]

One pot spinach pasta

November 19 , 2015 by admin - in Italian, Pasta

This whole dish is cooked in a single pot, so you can make it even if you only have access to one burner. INGREDIENTS 3 medium sized tomatoes 1 small yellow onion 3 garlic cloves 2 cups vegetable broth 6 ounces (dry) fettuccine 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ tablespoon dried basil ½ tablespoon dried oregano […]

Easy marinara sauce

November 18 , 2015 by admin - in Italian

INGREDIENTS ½ medium sized yellow onion 4 large tomatoes 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/4 cup red wine 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon oregano 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper You may also need some water Instructions Chop the yellow onion, cut the […]