Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic

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Prosciutto arugula flatbread with balsamic reduction is one of the tasty flatbreads you can serve. With the salty prosciutto, and sweet balsamic reduction, it combines into a perfectly flavor balanced flatbread.

We recommend making your own flatbread dough recipe from scratch in only 1 hour. It says fresh for up to 2 days in the fridge. The dough is nice and soft, and is easily rolled out for your flatbread.

Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic

What pan should you cook your flatbread on

It’s best to cook flatbread on an aluminum baking pan for evenly distributed cooking. The crust will turn light brown when it’s all finished. You can oil the edges of the crust prior to baking for a bit more moisture while cooking.

Prosciutto arugula baked flatbread recipe

Prosciutto arugula flatbread is a baked flatbread recipe. We bake the prosciutto on the flatbread, and then add the arugula and balsamic on after it comes out of the oven.

Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic

What kind of pizza sauce should you use for flatbread

The best pizza sauce to use for flatbread is San Marzano pizza sauce. San Marzano pizza sauce is a rich and lush flavor for pizza sauce which goes well with flatbread.

What temperature should you cook flatbread to make it crispy

If you’re wanting more of a crispy flatbread recipe, you should cook for flatbread at a high temperature of 475 degrees F.

Cooking flatbread at this high temperature for about 15-20 minutes creates a crispy crust on the edges of the flatbread.

Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic

How to make prosciutto and arugula flatbread topped with balsamic reduction
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: pizza
Yield: 2 flatbreads

Materials

  • flatbread dough
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 50 g prosciutto
  • 1/2 cup red pepper diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion diced
  • 150 g mozzerella sliced
  • 3/4 cup arugula
  • 2 tbsp balsamic reduction
  • 1/4 cup strips of parmesan grated thick or use a potato peeler

Instructions

  • Cut your flatbread dough in half. Roll out each of the flatbreads until they are quite thin. (roughly 14"x12" each)
  • Spread your pizza sauce on each of the flatbreads.
  • Arrange your slices of mozzarella on the pizzas. You'll want about 8 slices per flatbread. Do not have them overlapping, arrange them that there is some space in between (couple of cms in between).
  • Sprinkle red peppers and red onions on the flatbread.
  • Rip the prosciutto into strips. Arrange the strips so that each piece folds once on the flatbread.
  • Bake the flatbreads at 475 degrees for 15-20 minutes.
  • Remove the flatbreads from the oven and place on a cutting board.
  • Add arugula and strips of parmesan on the flatbreads.
  • Drizzle balsamic reduction over the flatbreads.
  • Serve your prosciutto arugula flatbread with balsamic drizzle immediately.
  • Store your flatbread in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Prosciutto Arugula Flatbread with Balsamic
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Chipotle Wrap Ingredients

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Chipotle wraps are one of the most satisfying and spicy wraps you can have on a hot summers day.

Fill your chipotle wrap with a few of the suggested chipotle wrap ingredients.

We have a couple of chipotle wrap recipe suggestions that are very popular for you to try out!

Chipotle Wrap Ingredients

Chipotle Wrap Vegetables

If you like your chipotle wrap extra spicy, consider putting banana peppers or jalapeno pepper slices in your wrap to give it that extra punch you’re looking for.

  • lettuce
  • red onion
  • tomatoes
  • avocado
  • banana peppers
  • jalapeno peppers
  • corn

Chipotle Wrap Meats or Protein

Chipotle wraps can be made with plain meat, or meat that has been seasoned.

If you’d rather your meat have a little extra flavor, try making chipotle chicken recipe.

Another option is to add paprika, cumin, chili powder and garlic to your cooking pan when making your meat so it soaks up all of the spicy flavors prior to putting them into your wrap.

  • chicken
  • turkey
  • Cajun shrimp
  • pulled pork
  • black beans
  • bacon

Chipotle Wrap Sauces

Chipotle mayonnaise is the base of chipotle wraps. You can add a little hummus to tone down the spiciness of the chipotle mayonnaise if desired. Fresh squeezed lime juice is the perfect ending to bring the ingredients together in your wrap if you like the tangy flavor of lime.

  • chipotle mayonnaise
  • hummus
  • fresh squeezed lime juice

Chipotle Wrap Cheeses

Chipotle wraps do not need cheese by any means, it’s just an additive flavor if you want your wrap a bit more filling. Cheese goes well with southwest chipotle wraps if you are interest in having cheese in your chipotle wrap.

  • cheddar
  • mozzarella
  • Havarti

Chipotle Wrap Grains

You can add rice to your chipotle wrap if you’re wanting a little more substance to your wrap. Rice goes well with vegetarian, bean, or southwest chipotle wraps.

  • rice

Chipotle Wrap Fresh Herbs

Cilantro is a refreshing herb that can be added to vegetarian, bean, or southwest chipotle wraps. Cilantro is quite versatile and adds a hint of flavor to your chipotle wrap.

  • cilantro

Chipotle chicken wrap recipe

One of the best chipotle wraps you can have is starting with a base of a flour tortilla, covered in chipotle mayonnaise.

Add diced chicken, bacon, lettuce, tomato, and red onions.

Roll the wrap up tightly, and serve!

Southwest chipotle chicken wrap

To make a southwest chipotle chicken wrap, start with a flour tortilla and cover it in chipotle mayonnaise.

Mix together freshly cooked rice, diced chicken, beans, corn, and cilantro in a small bowl until the ingredients are evenly distributed.

Layer lettuce, tomatoes, and cheese (shredded cheddar and mozzarella) on top of your chipotles mayonnaise.

Place a couple of spoonful’s of your rice mixture on top of your vegetables and cheese.

Roll up your southwest chipotle chicken wrap and enjoy!

Chipotle bean wrap recipe

To make a chipotle bean wrap, start with a flour tortilla and cover it in chipotle mayonnaise.

Add lettuce, tomatoes, rice, black beans, corn, and cilantro to your wrap.

Squeeze a little fresh lime juice all over your ingredients.

Roll up your wrap and serve!

Chipotle veggie wrap recipe

To make a chipotle veggie wrap recipe, start with a flour tortilla and cover it in chipotle mayonnaise.

Add a couple spoonful’s of hummus on top of the chipotle mayonnaise.

Layer lettuce, diced tomatoes, red onions, avocado, rice, corn, and cilantro on top.

Squeeze a little fresh lime juice all over your ingredients.

Roll up your wrap and serve!

Creamy Cabbage Slaw for Tacos

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Cabbage slaw for tacos is made with an avocado crema sauce which is added to a combination of red and green cabbage.

cabbage slaw for tacos

How to use cabbage slaw on your taco

Cabbage coleslaw with avocado cream sauce is the base of the taco. It should be the first food you place on the taco.

Then you can add your vegetables or meat on top of the cabbage slaw for your taco.

The topping for your taco will go on last, this would be guacamole, salsa, sour cream, etc.

You can even add the avocado crema on top of your meat to act as a sauce for your taco. It has a strong lime crema flavor that gives tacos a burst of lime flavor.

How to use cabbage slaw on your taco

What kind of tacos can you use cabbage coleslaw with

  • shrimp tacos
  • cauliflower tacos
  • pulled pork tacos
  • chicken tacos
  • fish tacos
What kind of tacos can you use cabbage coleslaw with

How do you cut cabbage for tacos

  1. Remove the outer most layer of cabbage and discard.
  2. Cut the cabbage in half making note where the center of the cabbage stem is. Cut in the center to separate the stem.
  3. Cut the cabbage half in half again to create a cabbage quarter.
  4. Cut the corner of the cabbage to remove the hard stem.
  5. Slice the cabbage into small thin strips.
  6. Slice until you’ve cut the whole quarter into strips of cabbage that are about the size you want for your coleslaw.
  7. Add your sauce to your coleslaw. Mix well until the sauce is evenly distributed.
  8. Spoon your cabbage slaw onto your taco and continue layering with your other foods for your taco.

Creamy Cabbage Slaw for Tacos

How to make cabbage coleslaw for tacos
Prep Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: coleslaw
Yield: 4 cups

Equipment

  • Food processor

Materials

  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1/2 cup cilantro
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt 5-10% fat content or Greek
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 red cabbage sliced thin
  • 1/4 green cabbage sliced thin
  • 1/3 cup carrots grated

Instructions

  • Cut avocado in half. Remove the pit and scoop out the insides of the avocado. Place the insides of the avocado in a food processor.
  • Add cilantro, garlic, lime juice, yogurt, olive oil, and salt to the food processor.
  • Pulse only for 1 second at a time. Pulse until the avocado lime crema sauce comes together. It should take about 8-12 pulses before the avocado lime crema sauce is ready.
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  • Prepare cabbage and add to a large bowl. Add carrots and mix until evenly distributed.
  • Take a few spoonful's of your cabbage mixture for your tacos – 1/3 cup for each taco approximately.
  • Add a couple of spoonful's of avocado lime crema sauce to the cabbage. Mix until the sauce coats all of the pieces of cabbage.
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  • You cabbage slaw is all ready to use in your tacos.

Notes

Keep your avocado lime crema sauce in the fridge for up to 3 days. 
Only add your avocado crema sauce to your cabbage right before using on your tacos. Otherwise the coleslaw will be a bit damp and will lose its crunch.
Avocado Cream Sauce for Tacos

Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

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Thai coconut noodle soup is made with creamy coconut milk and vermicelli noodles to create this tempting vegetarian soup. Thai coconut noodle soup is filled with a fresh vegetables and herbs, make this vegetarian soup satisfying and delectable.

Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

Can you substitute fish sauce in Thai coconut vegetarian soup

Thai coconut vegetarian soup is made with fish sauce, but if you don’t have any you can substitute Worcestershire sauce. Worcestershire sauce is made with anchovies, making it an easy 1:1 substitute in a pinch.

Can you substitute fish sauce in Thai coconut vegetarian soup

What kind of coconut milk should you use for Thai coconut soup

Use full fat coconut milk for Thai coconut soup. You want a full body coconut milk to make the soup as creamy as possible.

What kind of coconut milk should you use for Thai coconut soup

Can you add meat to Thai coconut soup

If you want to add any meat to Thai coconut soup, you can add Cajun shrimp or chicken to make this soup a little more filling.

Can you add meat to Thai coconut soup

Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

How to make vegetarian Thai coconut soup
Prep Time15 mins
Active Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course, Soup
Keyword: dinner
Yield: 8 cups

Materials

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 red pepper diced
  • 1/4 onion diced
  • 3 tbsp red Thai curry paste
  • 1 tbsp ginger grated
  • 6 cups Vegetable broth
  • 1 can coconut milk 13.5 ounces
  • 1/2 (8 ounce) package rice noodles (vermicelli)
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp green onions sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh Thai basil chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice

Instructions

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine olive oil, garlic, onions, and red peppers and cook for a few minutes.
  • Add red curry paste and ginger, cook for about 1 minute while mixing into the vegetables.
  • Add coconut milk and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Then reduce the heat and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Add rice noodles, fish sauce and brown sugar. Cook for 5 minutes until noodles are fully cooked.
  • Remove from the heat source, and add green onions, cilantro, basil and lime juice. Add any salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve immediately. Store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Thai Coconut Soup Vegetarian

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

How to make creamy crab pasta recipe
Course: Main Course
Keyword: dinner
Yield: 6 people

Materials

  • 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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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
Flatbread Recipe with Yeast

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

How to make flatbread with yeast recipe
Prep Time1 hr
Active Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: dinner
Yield: 2 flatbreads

Materials

  • 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.
    Flatbread Recipe with Yeast
  • Bake the flatbread at 450 degrees F for 12-20 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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Flatbread Recipe with Yeast

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 Time1 hr
Active Time15 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: dinner
Yield: 2 flatbreads

Materials

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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regular mozzarella cheese
pesto flatbread recipe vegetarian
regular mozzarella cheese

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
Easy Lasagna Recipe

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

Easy Lasagna Recipe with Ricotta Cheese

How to make an easy lasagna recipe
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 50 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: lasagna
Yield: 8 people

Materials

  • 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.
Easy Lasagna Recipe

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.

Can you make pasta salad the night before

Pesto Bow Tie Pasta Salad

How to make pesto bow tie pasta salad
Prep Time30 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course, Salad
Keyword: dinner
Yield: 8 servings

Materials

  • 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.
    Pesto Bow Tie Pasta Salad

Pesto Recipe for Pasta

How to make pesto for pasta recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: condiment
Yield: 0.5 cup

Materials

  • 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.

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

How to make pizza with balsamic vinegar and prosciutto
Prep Time10 mins
Active Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: pizza
Yield: 1 pizza

Materials

  • 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.