Creamy Crab Pasta Recipe

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Creamy crab pasta recipe is made with a linguine cream sauce and sundried tomatoes.

Serve creamy crab pasta with garlic bread for a satisfying mid week meal. Create this delicious pasta in only 30 minutes using a can of crab from your pantry.

Creamy crab pasta is a tasty and savory meal you can serve to your entire family. It makes leftovers easy for your lunch the following day, since it will stay good for up to 3-4 days in the refrigerator.

Creamy Crab Pasta Recipe
Creamy Crab Pasta Recipe

Creamy Crab Pasta Recipe

How to make creamy crab pasta recipe
Course Main Course
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g linguine
  • 120 g canned crab water removed
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup milk or half and half
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup peas frozen
  • 2 tbsp parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook linguine according to package instructions.
  • In a medium frying pan on medium heat, combine sundried tomatoes (with a bit of their oil) and garlic. Cook for a minute or two until fragrant.
  • Add salt, paprika and milk to the saucepan. Let it come to a low simmer and add mozzarella cheese and crab to the saucepan.
  • Use a whisk to melt the cheese into the sauce. Add peas and cook for another minute or two until the sauce has come together. It won't be very thick.
  • Add cooked pasta to the frying pan and coat together with the sauce. Cook for a minute or two.
  • Dish out the pasta onto a place. Top the pasta with a bit of parmesan cheese.
  • Serve immediately
  • Store for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.
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Pesto Bread Appetizer

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Pesto bread appetizer is a savory appetizer that you can use as a pull apart bread, or cut into sections to serve. Pesto bread appetizer is a twisted bread recipe which creates a beautiful look to the bread when you serve it to your guests.

Pesto bread appetizer is topped with parmesan cheese which crisps up in the oven. The twisted bread recipe comes out of the oven golden brown when it’s finished.

We recommend serving the pesto bread warm as an appetizer. It’s best served right out of the oven to your guests.

Pesto bread appetizer uses fresh pesto which has more flavor than store bought pesto. You can substitute store bought pesto if you’re unable to make any fresh.

Pesto Bread Appetizer
Pesto Bread Appetizer

Pesto Bread Appetizer

How to make a pesto bread pull apart appetizer
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer
Servings 10 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 tsp dry active yeast or instant
  • 1 cup warm water (100-110 degrees F)
  • 2 1/2 cups flour all purpose
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh pesto
  • 4 tbsp parmesan cheese grated finely

Instructions
 

  • In a large stand mixer bowl, place yeast and warm water. Let stand for ~10 minutes until yeast blooms. Fit your stand mixer with the dough hook.
  • Add olive oil, salt, and flour to the yeast mixture. Set the stand mixer to low speed while it combines the ingredients together.
  • Set the dough to knead on low to medium speed for ~5 minutes. The dough should come away from the sides after a few minutes. If the dough is sticky, add 1 tbsp of flour as needed.
  • Remove the bowl from the stand mixer. Place a clean kitchen towel over the bowl and put it in a warm location in your house. Let the dough ball rise for ~1 hour until it doubles in size.
  • Roll your dough out on a floured surface until it reaches 18" x 12".
  • Spread pesto all over the dough, leaving a 1 cm margin from the edge of the dough.
  • Roll the dough lengthwise. Pinch either end of the dough to seal it.
  • Leave an inch from the top, then start cutting the dough in the center, down the middle, right through the dough. Twist the dough on top of one another. Twist each piece until you reach the end of the dough. Seal the ends of the dough together to make a circle.
  • Place the dough on a baking sheet. Add parmesan cheese all over the dough.
  • Bake at 425 degrees F for 25 minutes until crust is golden brown.
  • Serve immediately. You can serve it as a pull apart bread, or cut into sections for your guests.
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Flatbread Recipe with Yeast

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Make your own flatbread recipe with yeast in only 1 hour. With about 45 minutes of rising time, you’ll have plenty of time to prepare your flatbread toppings.

You can use just about anything for your toppings that you would use on pizza, as you would on flatbread.

Flatbread toppings to try out:

  • arugula
  • prosciutto
  • balsamic vinegar
  • feta
  • avocado
  • pesto
  • pear
  • brie
  • spinach
  • caramelized onions
  • sundried tomatoes
  • basil
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What is flatbread pizza

Flatbread pizza is thin crust pizza. Flatbread dough is rolled out to be much thinner, and therefore has a thin crust. Due to the thin crust, flatbread is crispy, whereas pizza is chewy.

Since flatbread has a crispy crust, people usually put different toppings on it than pizza, because it’s more of an appetizer. Usual toppings for flatbread include pesto, sundried tomatoes, BBQ chicken, pineapple, onions, arugula, balsamic vinegar, etc.

How long is flatbread good for

Flatbread dough is good for up to 2 days in the fridge. Cooked flatbread is good for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Flatbread Recipe with Yeast

Flatbread Recipe with Yeast

How to make flatbread with yeast recipe
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2 flatbreads

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar granulated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup warm water 100-110 degrees F

Instructions
 

  • Combine yeast, sugar and warm water in a large mixing bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes to active the yeast.
  • Add flour, olive oil, and salt to the mixing bowl. Mix with a fork or wooden spoon until it has started to come together. Turn onto a floured flat surface and knead the dough for a couple of minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough back into the mixing bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let the dough rise for 45 min – 1 hour.
  • Cut the dough in half and roll out the dough. You should have 2 flatbreads to work with. The dough should be rolled quite thin for flatbread.
  • At this point you can add any toppings to the flatbread. It is recommended that you brush the flatbread with a bit of olive oil before adding your pizza sauce.
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  • Bake the flatbread at 450 degrees F for 7-12 minutes. The flatbread edges will be light-golden brown, and the cheese will start browning when it's ready to come out of the oven.
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Vegetarian Pesto Flatbread Recipe

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Vegetarian pesto flatbread recipe is best made with fresh pesto. The secret to making a good pesto flatbread is adding more fresh pesto to the flatbread once it has come out of the oven.

Pesto is absorbed into the flatbread as it cooks, so the flatbread is a bit dry when it comes out of the oven.

Adding more fresh pesto the flatbread once it comes out of the oven adds back the sauce and moisture. The flatbread is the perfect combination of thin crust, and it is packed with flavor. You will love the sundried tomatoes and pesto together.

We recommend using fresh mozzarella for your pesto flatbread recipe. Fresh mozzarella is more flavorful and browns very well in the oven.

We have included a few pictures to see the difference between regular mozzarella vs fresh mozzarella for this flatbread recipe.

If you need to make some fresh pesto before starting your flatbread, try out our recipe.

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Vegetarian Pesto Flatbread Recipe

How to make vegetarian pesto flatbread
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 2 flatbreads

Ingredients
  

Flatbread Dough

  • 1 tsp dry active yeast
  • 1 tsp sugar granulated
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup warm water 100-110 degrees F
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Flatbread Toppings

  • 1/2-3/4 cup pesto fresh
  • 1/3 cup sundried tomatoes
  • 16 slices mozzarella cheese fresh or regular

Instructions
 

Flatbread Dough

  • Combine yeast, sugar and warm water in a large mixing bowl. Let it sit for 5 minutes to active the yeast.
  • Add flour, olive oil, and salt to the mixing bowl. Mix with a fork or wooden spoon until it has started to come together. Turn onto a floured flat surface and knead the dough for a couple of minutes until it becomes smooth and elastic.
  • Place the dough back into the mixing bowl and cover with a clean kitchen towel. Let the dough rise for 45 min – 1 hour.

Flatbread Toppings

  • Cut the dough in half and roll out the dough. You should have 2 flatbreads to work with.
  • Add 2 tbsp of pesto to each of the doughs. Using the back of a spoon, spread the pesto to create a thin layer of pesto as the "pizza sauce".
  • Add 8 slices of mozzarella around the dough. Do not overlap the cheese, it should have some space in between each of the cheese slices.
  • Add the sundried tomatoes around the flatbreads. Put them on the pesto, not on the cheese slices.
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  • Bake the flatbread at 450 degrees F for 7-12 minutes. The flatbread edges will be light-golden brown, and the cheese will start browning when it's ready to come out of the oven.
  • Remove the flatbread from the oven and place it on a wooden cutting board.
  • Using a spoon, spoon the pesto onto the flatbread. While it's still warm, the pesto will melt into the pizza. This is a crucial step, and cannot be missed. Having the extra fresh pesto on the flatbread will make the pesto have more sauce, and will prevent it from being dry. Fresh pesto adds a ton of flavor to flatbread.
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  • Cut and serve immediately.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls

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What is cinnamon roll icing made of

Cinnamon roll icing is made with butter, powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla extract. Cream cheese is added to buttercream icing to make cream cheese icing for cinnamon rolls.

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Do cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting need to be refrigerated

Cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting need to be refrigerated. Any frosting made with cream cheese needs to be refrigerated to stay at a safe temperature. Thaw your cinnamon rolls out from the refrigerator for 20 minutes before serving. Alternatively, you can microwave your cinnamon rolls for 20-30 seconds to warm them up before serving.

The fridge will slow down the aging process of the cinnamon rolls as well, making them stay good for longer than if they remained at room temperature.

Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls
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Cream Cheese Icing for Cinnamon Rolls

How to make cream cheese icing for cinnamon rolls
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Servings 12 cinnamon rolls

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions
 

  • Cream butter and cream cheese together using a stand mixer or hand mixer. Cream together until light and fluffy. It's easiest to cream them when they are a bit soft. Leave the butter and cream cheese on the counter for 20 minutes to soften before using.
  • Add vanilla extract and salt into the cream cheese icing and beat for 30 seconds until fully combined.
  • Add 1 cup of powdered sugar and cream together. It's ok if the mixture isn't coming together yet, it will!
  • Add the last cup of powdered sugar and beat until the icing becomes smooth and thick ~ 3 minutes on medium-high speed. Be patient, it will come together.
  • Spread cream cheese icing on cinnamon rolls when they have cooled coming out of the oven. Cream cheese icing is enough for 12 cinnamon rolls to be iced.
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Easy Lasagna Recipe with Ricotta Cheese

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Easy lasagna recipe with ricotta cheese, ground beef, and Italian sausage.

You can make the meat sauce the night before, and assemble the following day to make it an easy lasagna recipe to put together.

Use fresh noodles over regular lasagna noodles. Using fresh noodles eliminates the need to cook the noodles, and they are much thinner than any “oven ready” lasagna noodles.

Italian sausages give this recipe a hint of spiciness which is a welcome flavor in lasagna to make it a bit different than a plain lasagna.

Frozen spinach can sometimes be difficult to find in the grocery stores, we have included some directions on how to cook down fresh spinach for your lasagna if you need to. Make sure to remove all of the water from the spinach before adding it to your ricotta mixture. Otherwise the cheese mixture ends up too thin.

What can you serve with lasagna

How long to bake lasagna for

Bake lasagna for 35-40 minutes at 350 degrees F. Finish off by browning the cheese using a broiler for 3-5 minutes.

Do you bake lasagna covered or uncovered

Bake your lasagna uncovered. Lasagna does not need to be covered in the oven. The cheese will brown the longer you have it in the oven, but it does not start to brown until after 40 minutes in the oven.

What kind of mozzarella is best for lasagna

Use pizza mozzarella or shredded mozzarella is best for lasagna. Do not use fresh mozzarella.

Do you bake lasagna covered or uncovered

Why do you add egg to ricotta cheese for lasagna

Adding egg to ricotta cheese for lasagna combines the mixture together and binds it all together. This allows the cheese not to fall out of the lasagna as it cooks.

How many layers should lasagna have

Lasagna should have at least 3-4 layers of noodles for it to be sufficient.

Do you have to boil lasagna noodles before baking

You have to boil lasagna noodles before baking if they are not “oven ready” or “fresh” noodles. Regular lasagna noodles need to be cooked before baking, because they will not be cooked by the baking process in the oven.

Is lasagna better with ricotta or cottage cheese

Lasagna is better with ricotta cheese than cottage cheese. Cottage cheese is bitter and is mild in flavoring, whereas ricotta is more creamy and flavorful, which goes very well with lasagna that has spinach in it.

What can you serve with lasagna

You can serve many different foods with lasagna including:

  • garlic bread
  • cheese bread
  • breadsticks
  • focaccia bread with oil and vinegar
  • Caesar salad
  • green salad
  • white wine
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What type of pan is best for lasagna

It is best to bake lasagna in a large casserole dish with high sides so you can layer your lasagna with at least 3-4 layers of lasagna noodles

Can you make lasagna in a glass dish

You can make lasagna in a heat proof glass dish, just make sure the sides are high enough for layering.

What is the best salad to go with lasagna

The best salad to go with lasagna is Caesar Salad. It has complimentary flavors and goes well with lasagna.

What is a good dessert to serve with lasagna

There are a few good desserts that go with after serving lasagna including:

  • crème brulee
  • raspberry mousse
  • vanilla ice cream
  • apple crumble
  • pumpkin pie
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Easy Lasagna Recipe with Ricotta Cheese

How to make an easy lasagna recipe
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 hot Italian sausage
  • 1 mild Italian sausage
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 770 ml tomato sauce
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/4 cup carrots diced
  • 1/4 cup celery diced
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil cut into strips
  • 2 cups ricotta
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup spinach cooked or frozen
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 10 fresh lasagna noodles
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated

Instructions
 

  • In a large frying pan, brown ground beef and Italian sausages. Break up the meat into smaller pieces as it cooks. Add onions and salute with 2 cloves of minced garlic.
  • Drain excess oil off of the frying pan.
  • Add tomato sauce to the meat mixture. Cut an onion in half, and add this to the sauce. The onion will release its flavors into the sauce, making it very tasty.
  • Add Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, carrots, celery and mix into the sauce. Set the temperature to low and let simmer for 30 minutes.
  • At the end of cooking the meat sauce in the last minute, add the strips of fresh basil to the sauce.
  • Remove the meat sauce from the heat source and set aside.
  • If you are using fresh spinach, cook it in a large frying pan over medium heat until it has wilted down. It should take about 10 minutes. Remove all water from the spinach by squishing it when it has cooled down. Use a paper towel around the spinach to draw out more water from the spinach. If you are thawing spinach from frozen, place it in the microwave for 30 second intervals until it has fully thawed. Remove the water from the spinach.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, 1/4 cup mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, spinach, and 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Mix together until fully combined.
  • In a 9 x 13 baking pan or casserole dish that has high sides, place meat sauce on the bottom of the pan until it's fully covered (about half of the meat sauce). Add lasagna noodles lengthwise to the baking pan. Make adjustments as needed by breaking apart the noodles to fully cover the meat sauce.
  • Add the next layer on top of the meat sauce/lasagna noddle's by adding 1/2 of the ricotta mixture. Spread the ricotta mixture so it's one layer that goes right to the edges. Add another layer of lasagna noodles.
  • Add the rest of the meat sauce on top of the last layer of lasagna noodles. Add another layer of lasagna noodles.
  • Add the rest of the ricotta mixture and spread evenly. Add a layer of lasagna noodles.
  • Add 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese to the top of the lasagna. Fully cover the lasagna noodles in cheese. If you don't, the noodles will end up dry and you won't want to eat them.
  • Bake at 350 degrees F for 35 minutes. Then, broil for 3-5 minutes to brown the cheese to your liking.
  • Let the lasagna sit for 10 minutes before cutting into. It will be very hot, and needs to cool down before eating.
  • Lasagna is good for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
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Pesto Bow Tie Pasta Salad

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Pesto bow tie pasta salad is the perfect summer pasta to indulge in. It’s best eaten with fresh pesto, so be sure to check out our creamy pesto recipe for pasta.

Pesto bow tie pasta salad is made with fresh vegetables, and can be made quickly for a weekday dinner.

Pesto Bowtie Pasta Salad

Do you rinse pasta for pasta salad

Yes, you need to rinse your pasta in order to cool down the pasta to use it for pasta salad. Pasta salad is a cold meal, therefore to prepare the pasta it needs to be rinsed with cold water. You do not want to leave pasta to dry, it will ruin the pasta and be unusable. Make sure to keep it damp with a little water before you use it for pasta salad.

Pesto Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Can you make pasta salad the night before

Pasta salad is better if you make it the night before because the pasta absorbs the flavor of the sauce. The pasta salad is much more flavorful the next day.

How do you keep pasta salad moist

If your pasta salad has dried out after a couple of days, add a touch of extra virgin olive oil and mix the pasta well with it. The pasta will become moist again by adding the oil. Pasta absorbs its sauce, therefore the longer you’ve had the pasta, the more oil you’ll need to add to revive it.

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Pesto Bow Tie Pasta Salad

How to make pesto bow tie pasta salad
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course, Salad
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup fresh pesto (see recipe below)
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • dash truffle oil optional
  • 2 tbsp feta crumbed
  • 1/2 cucumber diced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/2 yellow pepper diced
  • 500 g bow toe pasta cooked

Instructions
 

  • Boil water for pasta and cooked pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and run cold water on the pasta until it has cooled down. Leave it in the strainer.
  • Make pesto (see recipe below). Use a large spoon to add the pesto to the pasta. Add 2 spoonful's and mix together. If you need more pesto, add it only a spoonful at a time until it's fully coated.
  • Add red wine vinegar and truffle oil if desired. Mix together.
  • Add feta to the pasta. Mix until fully combined.
  • Prepare vegetables and add them to the pasta.
  • Mix the pesto bow tie pasta salad until the vegetables are evenly distributed.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
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Pesto Recipe for Pasta

Pesto Recipe for Pasta

How to make pesto for pasta recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course condiment
Servings 0.5 cup

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Place fresh basil leaves with stems removed in a food processor.
  • Add walnuts to the basil leaves and blend until walnuts have been broken up into small pieces.
  • Add finely grated parmesan cheese, minced garlic, salt and pepper to the food processor.
  • Measure out olive oil. Stream olive oil into food processor and blend it until it's fully combined.
  • Use a spatula to remove the pesto from the food processor.
  • Your pesto is ready to use for your pasta recipe.

Pesto Recipe for Pasta

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Creamy and lush pesto recipe for pasta that will have you coming back for more.

Pesto recipe is enough to coat 500g of pasta, which is a huge batch. Depending on how much pasta you’re making, you might have some pesto recipe leftovers.

Pesto Recipe for Pasta

What is pesto sauce used for

Pesto sauce can be used for:

  • pasta salad
  • warm pasta dishes
  • bruschetta
  • sandwiches
  • appetizers
  • dipping bread into
  • pizza sauce (ex. with fresh mozzarella cheese & sundried tomatoes)
  • potatoes
  • braided pesto bread
What is pesto sauce used for

What goes well with pesto pasta

Foods that go well with pesto pasta include:

  • feta
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • peppers
  • broccoli
  • chicken
  • olives
  • shrimp
  • sundried tomatoes
  • bocconcini cheese
  • peas
  • parmesan cheese
  • zucchini

How long does pesto pasta last for

Pesto pasta will last for 4-5 days in the refrigerator. Pesto is absorbed by the pasta, therefore the pasta will begin drying out after a couple of days. Drizzle a bit of extra virgin olive oil onto the pasta after day 3 if your pesto pasta has become too dry.

Try our Pesto Bow Tie Pasta Salad with your freshly made pesto.

Pesto Recipe for Pasta

Pesto Recipe for Pasta

How to make pesto for pasta recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course condiment
Servings 0.5 cup

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Place fresh basil leaves with stems removed in a food processor.
  • Add walnuts to the basil leaves and blend until walnuts have been broken up into small pieces.
  • Add finely grated parmesan cheese, minced garlic, salt and pepper to the food processor.
  • Measure out olive oil. Stream olive oil into food processor and blend it until it's fully combined.
  • Use a spatula to remove the pesto from the food processor.
  • Your pesto is ready to use for your pasta recipe.
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Best Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

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The best hot chocolate mix recipe includes using your favorite chocolate bar to sweeten it. Hot chocolate made from cocoa powder has a silky and velvety texture to it.

Cocoa powder is bitter, so it needs a sweetener to make it taste creamy and delicious.

Instead of using granulated sugar for our hot cocoa, we use chocolate to give the hot cocoa more of a rich taste.

Best Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

Best chocolate bar for hot chocolate

The best chocolate bar for hot chocolate is Lindt’s Extra Creamy Milk Chocolate Bar. It contains minimum 31% chocolate solids, making it extra rich for your hot chocolate.

How to make hot chocolate with cocoa powder

To make hot chocolate with cocoa powder, add 1 tbsp of cocoa powder to 200 ml of warm milk. The cocoa powder needs to be stirred in order to dissolve and create hot chocolate.

How to make hot chocolate without milk

To make hot chocolate without milk, you can use hot water instead. Using hot water instead of milk will not give your hot chocolate a creamy texture. It’s better to use a milk alternative instead to give your hot chocolate more of a luscious taste like cashew milk, almond milk, oat milk, or macadamia milk.

How to make hot chocolate better

To make your hot chocolate even better than it already is, try using dark, milk, or white chocolate in your hot chocolate for a more thicker and lush hot chocolate.

If your hot chocolate is too bitter, add some granulated sugar to sweeten it.

You can also add whipped cream, sprinkles, caramel sauce, marshmallows or candy cane pieces to your hot chocolate.

How to flavor hot chocolate

You can add a hint of peppermint extract (1/8 tsp), vanilla extract (1/8 tsp), cinnamon, nutmeg, to flavor your hot chocolate.

You could also add coffee liqueur for an adult version of hot chocolate.

How to make hot chocolate with cocoa powder

If you’re feeling a little more adventurous, try making hot chocolate bombs.

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Best Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe

How to make the best hot chocolate mix recipe at home
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 1 hot chocolate

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup chocolate of your choice (white, milk, dark chocolate) cut into small pieces that will melt easily
  • 200 ml milk your choice of milk (homo would be the most creamy hot chocolate)
  • sprinkles optional
  • marshmallows optional
  • whipped cream optional

Instructions
 

  • Cut chocolate into small pieces ~ 1 cm in thickness. Place the chocolate into a large mug.
  • Add cocoa powder to the mug.
  • Heat the milk. You can heat it in the microwave. Every microwave is different at heating. Try heating it for 45 seconds – check the heat, and put it in for another 30 seconds if necessary. You could also heat the milk in a small saucepan over low to medium heat. Once the milk comes to a simmer, remove it from the heat source and pour the milk into your mug only 1/3 full.
  • Let the milk melt the chocolate. Leave it for a minute or two, then start stirring. Stir until the cocoa powder is completely dissolved. By only adding 1/3 of the milk, you can mix vigorously without spilling.
  • Add the rest of the milk and mix well until all of the chocolate has melted.
  • Top your hot chocolate with a few marshmallows, whipped cream, and few sprinkles. Serve immediately.
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Balsamic Vinegar and Prosciutto Pizza

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Drizzled balsamic vinegar on top of your favorite pizza gives your pizza more of a tangy tart flavor.

Balsamic vinegar topped pizza looks more esthetically pleasing and tastes more flavorful than your average pizza.

Take your pizza to the next level with your most cherished balsamic vinegar.

You can even try out a balsamic reduction for more of a sweeter and rich flavor for your pizza.

Balsamic Vinegar and Prosciutto Pizza
Balsamic Vinegar and Prosciutto Pizza

Balsamic Vinegar and Prosciutto Pizza

How to make pizza with balsamic vinegar and prosciutto
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 1 pizza

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pizza dough
  • 1/3 cup pizza sauce
  • 150 g prosciutto
  • 8 slices fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 red pepper cut into strips
  • 1/8 cup fresh basil cut into strips
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your pizza dough. Let it rise and roll out your dough when you're ready to bake your pizza.
  • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F.
  • Spread pizza sauce on your pizza dough using the back of a spoon. Spread the pizza sauce right to the edges of the pizza and add more pizza sauce if necessary.
  • Place fresh mozzarella on the pizza in sections. Do not cover the whole pizza in fresh mozzarella. You don't need that much. Use 5-10 slices depending on how big your pizza is. You can refer to the pizza picture for reference of how much mozzarella you'll need for your pizza.
  • Add strips of red pepper around the pizza.
  • Take a piece of prosciutto and rip it into strips that are 1-2 cm thick. You can place them on the pizza and fold them once over itself. Place the prosciutto in this way all around the pizza.
  • Bake the pizza for 10-13 minutes at 500 degrees F. The mozzarella will turn a little brown when it's finished baking. The crust should turn light brown it's finished.
  • Remove the pizza from the oven and place on a wooden cutting board.
  • Add strips of basil to the pizza.
  • Drizzle 1 tbsp of balsamic vinegar onto the pizza.
  • Serve.
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