A square of polenta with layers of meat sauce on a plate with a fork, two glasses of wine

Polenta Cake with Meat Sauce

In this inspired Italian creation, traditional lasagna noodles are supplanted by polenta. Trust us, you’ll feel no guilt nor regret over forsaking custom.

  • Quick Glance
  • 20 M
  • 2 H
  • 12
Pot filled with star pasta, melting butter, and a wooden spoon all on a towel

Pastina with Butter and Milk

We’ve got stars in our eyes…and our bowls…and our spoons…all thanks to pastina, the teensy star-shaped pasta. It just may be the cutest supper in the solar system.

  • 10 M
  • 20 M
  • 55
Bowl of rice piled with red cabbage, shredded carrots, mango, peanuts, and drizzled with peanut sauce

Healthy Gado Gado Salad

Kid-friendly. Quick. Easy. Healthy as can be. Vegetarian. And tastes delish. What’s not to love?!

  • 50 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

Yes, kale pesto. It’s easy and healthy and folks are calling it one of the best pestos they’ve ever experienced. Maybe you should see what all the fuss is about.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge

Brown Rice and Quinoa Porridge

This may sound rather frighteningly hippie. We understand. Rest assured, it’s actually a lovely oatmeal alternative that works magnificently with your most tried-and-true hot cereal stir-ins and sprinkle-ons.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 2
Rainbow Vegetable Bowl

Rainbow Vegetable Bowl

This rainbow vegetable bowl is all about making healthy taste like exactly what you want. Think of it sorta like a choose-your-own veggies and fruits adventure.

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  • 1 H
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Paella Arancini

Paella Arancini

Paella arancini. It’s a savvy and sassy little appetizer that’s based on an Italian classic but tastes contemporary as heck.

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  • 1 H
  • 2 H, 20 M
  • 0
A casserole dish with four halves of roasted winter squash filled with cheese-topped stuffing

Stuffed Winter Squash

Easy. Healthy. Tasty. Insanely versatile. It can even be vegetarian if you please. Trust us when we say you’re going to wonder how you ever made it through winter without this recipe.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 0
Mac and Cheese Canapes

Mac and Cheese Canapés

Fancy schmancy mac and cheese canapés? Why not? Plop these lovelies on a silver platter alongside flutes of Champagne or tuck them into a lunch box.

  • 25 M
  • 40 M
  • 20
Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna

Three-Cheese Vegetarian Lasagna

We suspect you’ve been looking for a lovely, elegant, knock-their-socks-off vegetarian dish that just happens to be fancy schmancy enough for Thanksgiving, yes? Look no further.

  • 2 H
  • 3 H
  • 10
Homemade Pasta Dough

Homemade Pasta Dough

Pasta made fresh according to Italian tradition is unspeakably more supple, satisfying, and gratifying than the dried-out store-bought stuff. Here’s how to make it at home.

  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 98
Cacio e Pepe

Quick Cacio e Pepe

Dinner doesn’t get any easier or elegant than pasta tossed with butter, olive oil, Parmesan and pecorino Romano cheeses, and dusted with lots of black pepper.

  • 15 M
  • 35 M
  • 6