Bacon and Cheddar Macaroni and Cheese

Inspired by a stuffed baked potato, this stovetop mac and cheese is loaded with bacon, Cheddar, and sour cream. Indulgence, baby.

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  • 25 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Wild Mushroom Grits

Grits get the royal treatment with the addition of wild mushrooms, cheese, and truffle oil. These grits, with its earthy flavors, make an ideal partner to meaty dishes or by itself for instant comfort food.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 0

Barley Salad

For this barley salad, pearl barley and black barley are tossed with pine nuts, chiles, cucumber, and olives. Serve the salad as starter or as a toothsome lunch.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 0

Persian Rice Pilaf with Saffron

Basmati rice is first cooked, mixed with apricots, onion, saffron, cinnamon, and then fried to get a nice crust. Pomegranate seeds give color and sassiness.

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  • 40 M
  • 1 H
  • 6

Clams and Rice Served in the Shell

This Croatian specialty is simply clams and rice tossed with olives and spooned into empty clam shells. Ta-da!

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 0

Spaghetti with Red Wine and Pecorino

This spaghetti with red wine is made more like risotto than typical pasta. The cooked spaghetti is tossed in oil in the skillet while red wine is slowly added.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0

Linguine with Mixed Seafood

Linguine pasta, clams, mussels, langoustines, and shrimp are tossed in a light tomato-garlic sauce spiked with pepper flakes. A simple quick dinner.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0

Pappardelle alla Bolognese

Luxuriously broad noodles known as pappardelle become all tangled up in this hearty bolognese sauce. Whereas the pasta is fresh, the sauce can be made ahead.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 2

Gnocchi, Sausage, Tomato, Peas, Smoked Mozzarella

Potato gnocchi is tossed with sausage, tomato, peas, and smoked mozzarella for a hearty dish. The gnocchi is simple to make and can be frozen.

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  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 1 H, 10 M
  • 0

Pasta Salad with Tuna and Fresh Herbs

Anyone who thinks Sicilian men don’t cook should meet Giuseppe Scarlata, a native who likes to create dishes alla fantasia.

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  • 25 M
  • 35 M
  • 0

Fettuccine with a Savory Veal Sauce

Supple strands of pasta luxuriate in an easy, elegant, knock-your-socks-off veal sauce that’s gilded with butter and tomatoes. All in 30 minutes.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
  • 4

Farfalle with Fresh Salmon

So what if salmon isn’t from Italy? Cookbook author Giuliano Hazan is, and he says to go right ahead and toss chunks of the rich fish with pasta, tomatoes, and cream.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 4

Penne with Spinach-Ricotta Sauce

A sort of inside-out take on tortellini filled with spinach and ricotta, this quick weeknight pasta supper boasts a rich spinach and ricotta sauce.

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  • 10 M
  • 30 M
  • 1

Angel Hair Pasta with Lemon Cream Sauce

A perky weeknight supper tossed together from five consummate pantry staples: skinny strands of quick-cooking angel hair pasta, lemon, cream, parsley, and booze.

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  • 15 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
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