Pasta, beans and greens are a classic Mediterranean combination and perfect for an easy weeknight dinner. The pasta is orecchiette,
a type of pasta shaped like "little ears" but you can substitute penne or rigatoni.
Linguine with Gorgonzola, Potatoes, Green Beans, and Sage
The elegant sauce practically creates itself when you pour the hot pasta and vegetables on top of gorgonzola cheese, butter,
and sage mixture. This is an easy one-dish meal that's certainly worthy of dinner guests.
There's nothing like the sense of culinary accomplishment that comes from making your own pasta. It's not hard at all, and
the fresh taste can't be beat. Stuff the ravioli with a creamy mixture of chard greens, ricotta cheese and parmesan for a
memorable bistro-style dish.
In authentic Sicilian style, this pasta doesn't have a thick heavy sauce that completely coats the pasta. Rather, the pasta
is tossed lightly in olive oil and a mixture of roasted eggplant and bell pepper.
Layer lasagna noodles with a cheesy spinach mixture, shredded Monterey Jack cheese, and a thick sauce made by combining mashed
black beans with jarred pasta sauce. Black beans, cumin, and cilantro give this traditional Italian-style lasagna recipe a
The exotic mushrooms and ultra-creamy sauce make this bow-tied shaped pasta dish worthy of a special occasion. We recommend
that you splurge on the premium Parmigiana-Reggiano cheese because this dish deserves it.
Although orzo looks like rice, it's actually pasta and is often used in Mediterranean dishes such as this one-dish meal of
pasta, ricotta cheese, olives and broccoli rabe. Broccoli rabe is a leafy green vegetable related to both the cabbage and
turnip families. It's distinguished by 6- to 9-inch stalks and clusters of broccoli-like buds. It has a slightly bitter flavor
and works well when combined with pasta and cheese.
The splash of sherry in the sauteed mushrooms adds another dimension of flavor to the creminis and shitakes. If you don't
have dry sherry, use white wine as a substitute instead of cooking sherry because the cooking contains added salt.