If you’ve never cooked with spaghetti squash, you’ll be amazed by how the cooked flesh pulls apart into spaghetti-like strands. In this spaghetti and meatball dish, it actually takes the place of pasta.
Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs
Quick Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Meatballs
What family doesn’t like pasta and meatballs? Frozen angus beef meatballs beat making home-made on a busy night. Streamline the cooking time by making the tomato sauce while the meatballs cook in the oven.
Italian Turkey Meatloaf
Shake up your meatloaf routine by making this simple turkey version. Serve with mashed potatoes and a salad. A little-known fact about turkey- compared to other meats, it is a pretty good source of calcium. Pound for pound, ground turkey is also lower in overall fat and saturated fat than ground chicken.
Penne with Eggplant Sauce
A classic Italian eggplant sauce gets a healthy makeover! Eggplant can soak up a lot of oil; we’ve reduced the amount here, and added a healthier pasta choice than the standard white pasta. Feel free to increase the hot pepper flakes.
Best Tomato and Pancetta Spaghetti
In true Italian style, this pasta is sparsely sauced. This delicious tossed pasta comes together in minutes. Serve with a green salad and a tumbler of wine.
Cheese Tortellini with Pancetta and Wasabi Arugula
A lemony butter sauce with pancetta and peppery arugula dress up cheese tortellini. Saving a bit of pasta cooking water is always a good idea; it bulks up the sauce but is thicker than water as it has some starch from the cooked pasta in it.
This classic Italian dish takes very little time to prepare. It’s kid-friendly, too, with no obvious vegetables to pick out at the table.
Grilled Artichokes with Feta
Grilled artichokes are an Italian favourite, but cleaning fresh artichokes is time-consuming. Canned whole artichoke hearts take the work out of this summery side dish.