A vegetarian version of minestrone, bursting with flavour and healthiness. Goes great with crusty Italian bread.
Makes a tasty sauce that's great over spaghetti or linguine. Be sure to have crusty bread on hand to soak up every last drop!
Lentils add extra flavour and texture to this Italian-style mushroom risotto. Serve with roast or grilled vegetables, such as peppers and courgettes, or a mixed salad, for a satisfying lunch.
For a super-fast and delicious change from pasta, cook gnocchi – little Italian potato or semolina dumplings. Toss them in a fresh tomato sauce with some Mediterranean herbs, and top with nuts and Parmesan cheese. Delicious!
Add colour, flavour and nutrition to regular risotto with a few green veggies for an easy weeknight meal.
A true winter warmer, cheap to make, Always a hit with everyone, make it for the Veggie in your life or add some bacon and even the biggest meateater will be impressed. Good way to use up those odd vegetables that don't quite make a serving on their own.
A delicious and fresh tasting pasta sauce. The fresh basil added at the end is essential. This sauce can be left chunky (which I prefer) or blended in a food processor to a smooth sauce. Serve over pasta with plenty of Parmesan cheese.
Wash, peel and de-seed the tomatoes - I found using a regular peeler did not work too well, I used a perforated edged knife to peel and de-seed.
whole wheat spaghetti cooked in a creamy sauce made with low fat yoghurt.
This is such an easy tomato sauce to make and it freezes well too. Everyone that has tasted this has been totally in love with it and say it's better than any shop bought stuff. It's lovely with spaghetti or any kind of pasta. Added to your Bolognese sauce is gorgeous. You won't regret trying this and there are lots of different things to add. It's a cheap midweek meal and gorgeous.
Wonderful Italian soup with spicy sausage, spinach and potatoes. Perfect for a cold winter's evening.
This is a cheap and tasty meal, very filling. It is quick to make to, so good if you are in a hurry, for something quick to eat.
This is a winter favourite with my family due to the fact it's hearty, and full of flavour the recipe makes enough for a second helping for those that want to come back for another bowl.
This recipe makes about 500ml of pasta sauce. It's rich in flavour and a great way of making use of tomatoes when in-season. You can pass the sauce through a sieve at the end if you prefer a smoother sauce. Serve over pasta.
A super-delicious pasta sauce, which is simple to throw together. Bacon is simmered with red pepper in a rich tomato sauce. Serve with freshly cooked pasta and grated Parmesan, if desired.
This is an easy pasta dish that tastes fantastic. Pasta is tossed with bacon in a delicious creamy tomato sauce. Serve with roasted pine nuts and grated Parmesan.
This risotto will send your taste buds singing! Risotto is cooked with homemade chicken stock, white wine, smoked duck breast and wild mushrooms.
This risotto has comfort food written all over it. Risotto rice is simmered with green pepper, peas and bacon. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
This quick and easy dish can be thrown together in less than 30 minutes. Pasta is tossed with a bacon and tomato sauce. Enjoy with garlic bread and/or grated cheese, if desired.
This super-delicious vegetarian rice dish may take a little time to make, but the results are worth it. It's creamy, hearty and packed full of flavour.