Salads/Sandwiches/Soups

Creamy Italian Pasta Salad

Ingredients Dressing 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 ounces cream cheese, softened 16 ounces ricotta cheese 8 ounces sour cream 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons whole milk 1 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper Salad 16 ounces rotini 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups of broccoli florets, blanched 10 ounces frozen peas, blanched 5 ouncesMore »

Genoese Pasta Salad

Ingredients 4 ounces farfalle pasta, cooked al dente 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup chopped red onion 1 ½ cups chopped fresh plum tomatoes 2 cups cooked navy or Great Northern beans 6 ounces tuna packed in oil 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt to taste Freshly ground pepper toMore »

Muffaletta Olive Salad

Ingredients 1 cup finely diced celery 1 cup finely diced carrots 1 cup green olives with pimentos 1 cup pitted, chopped black olives 1/2 cup peperoncini 2 cups roasted sweet peppers, coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1/4 cup capers, rinsed 1 teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crumbledMore »

Salami Pasta Salad

Ingredients 10 ounces penne pasta, cooked until al dente and rinsed in cold water, set aside 3/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 4 teaspoons each minced fresh basil and fresh oregano (or 1 teaspoon each dried basil and oregano) 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1-1/2 cups cannellini beans 1/2 cup coarsely chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt and pepper,More »

Cheddar and BBQ Chicken Stuffed Crust Pizza

Ingredients 8 ounces cooked chucks of chicken1 cup barbecue sauce1/2 cup red onion strings (poach thinly sliced rounds of red onion in water for 2 min., drain, pat dry & separated into “strings”)2 cups shredded cheddar or shredded smoked mozzarella1 14-inch pizza shell Instructions In a mixing bowl, toss the chicken with the barbecue sauceMore »

Tomato and Mozzarella Salad

Ingredients 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 6 medium-sized slicing tomatoes ¾ pound fresh mozzarella ½ cup torn fresh basil ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Freshly ground pepper Salt and pepper to taste Instructions 1. In a small glass measuring cup, combine the garlic with the olive oil. Let the flavorsMore »

Genoese Pasta Salad

Ingredients 6 ounces farfalle (bow-tie) pasta 5 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ cup chopped red onion 1 ½ cups chopped fresh plum tomato 2 cup cooked cannellini or Great Northern Bean 1 cup tuna packed in oil, drained and flaked 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Salt and freshly ground pepper toMore »

Italian Deli Stromboli

Ingredients Frozen bread dough, thawed Dried oregano, to taste Dried parsley flakes, to taste Black pepper, to taste 3-1/2 ounces thinly sliced capicola 3-1/2 ounces thinly sliced Genoa salami 2 cups shredded mozzarella 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese Garlic powder, to taste 1 egg yolk, beaten Instructions Let dough rise until doubled, according to packageMore »

Orzo Salad with Arugula, Radicchio and Hazelnut Vinaigrette

Ingredients ½ cup hazelnuts, roasted, and skinned ¼ cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 ounces goat cheese 2/3 cup olive oil Salt to taste Black pepper, freshly ground, to taste 1 large bunch arugula (about 6 ounces) 1 medium head radicchio (about 6 ounces) ½ pound orzo, cooked, refreshed under cold water,More »

Sausage Parmesan Sandwich

Ingredients Italian sausage links Italian bread roll Seasoned tomato sauce Shredded mozzarella Grated Parmesan Instructions 1. Oven-broil or grill 6-inch long Italian sausage links (with casing) until cooked through. Slice links length-wise without cutting them in half. Each link should be like an open book.2. Place one split link into an Italian bread roll. SpreadMore »