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.
Penne with Eggplant Sauce
Porcini Tortelloni in Brodo
Tortellini means little twists and are a small, stuffed pasta; tortelloni are large tortellini. “In brodo” is Italian for in broth. This makes a great starter to one of our PC lasagnas.
Tomato Crouton Salad
Our version of panzanella- Italian bread salad- uses Calabrese croutons for added crunch. Just as tasty- if less crunchy!- for lunch the next day.
Spaghetti and Tomato Basil Sauce
An easy, basic Italian-style tomato sauce that uses mostly pantry ingredients. If you don’t have basil, stir in a little butter at the end, or a little soft goat cheese.
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.
Panini are Italian-style sandwiches, literally meaning “little bread”.
Meatballs with Red Wine and Onions
Italian-style meatballs in thin but richly flavoured pan juices making a great buffet item for family gatherings.