This easy recipe for pasta with mozzarella and turkey meatballs is a fun spin on the classic spaghetti with meatballs, and has the extra added advantage of coming together in about 20 minutes for those busy weekday nights when you know you should make dinner, but you don’t want to, but you should. If you can hang in there for those twenty minutes, you will be rewarded with a nice warm bowl of pasta with cute little meatballs, sweet cherry tomatoes and melty mozzarella, and if that isn’t incentive for spending those twenty minutes in the kitchen I don’t know what is. Let’s make it!
I do love a good panzanella salad, and this chicken and bacon panzanella salad is definitely no exception. Panzanella salad is a salad made with chunks of bread and tomato, and it is definitely glorious in the summertime when the tomatoes are at their peak. (I miss you, summer tomatoes!) But it is also the very best kind of salad to have in the chilly months, when you want some salad but you also want something warm and substantial to get you through the last blast of winter. This version adds chicken and cucumber and onion and BACON to the equation, and is just the ticket to panzanella happiness. Let’s make it!
I have so many reasons to love this recipe for paleo taco salad that I’m not really sure where to start. I think the best place is by saying this is a quick, easy, spicy conglomeration of ground beef sautéed up and then tossed with sweet cherry tomatoes and sassy chopped scallions and buttery chunks of avocado, and drizzled with an avocado lime dressing. There’s not a taco shell or a shred of cheese in sight, and you know what? I DON’T MISS THEM. It’s. A. Miracle. Let’s make it!
You know how sometimes you go to a restaurant and you are helpless in the face of the Chicken Parmesan on the menu, so you order it and the server asks if you would like pasta on the side, and of course you say YES and then you have a giant plate of chicken parm and a giant plate of pasta and you momentarily don’t know which to dive into first? This recipe for chicken parmesan pasta solves that issue for you. Yes, we are talking about chicken, cheese, pasta, tomato and a little fresh basil in every happy bite. I KNOW. Let’s make some!
The lazy hazy days are finally here, and I am beside myself with happiness at all the fresh local veggies that are popping up at my local farm market. I’m tossing them into every single thing I can think of, including and most especially supper, and one of my favorites is this quick and easy tuna pasta salad, which has loads of one of my personal favorites, sweet and sunny cherry tomatoes. A handful of those babies, some fresh lemon, a little pasta and the best jarred or canned tuna you can get your mitts on, and you are all set for a light and lovely summer supper!
This quick and bursting with flavor recipe for chicken with pan-roasted cherry tomatoes is not only cheery and scrumptious and easy to make on a busy weeknight, but it is also helpful if you are the impatient type like me. Nope, it’s not enough for me that my herbs are lushly growing away in whiskey barrels outside my door, and that my mom is bringing me bunches of garlic scapes from the farmer’s market, and that the azaleas are in glorious bloom and that the windows are open all over the house. Nope. Some people are only completely happy when the local tomatoes are in season, and this cherry tomato recipe is for THOSE people. (Raises hand.) Because by some miracle of tomato wonderfulness, while the off-season big tomato doesn’t taste like much, the cherry tomato is flavorful all year round. And therefore so is this chicken supper!