Main Dish Recipes

“Life is a combination of magic and pasta.” – Federico Fellini

Egg Rolls

Egg Rolls 2 teaspoons vegetable oil3/4 pound ground porksalt and pepper to taste1 teaspoon minced garlic1 teaspoon ginger3 cups coleslaw mix1/4 cup sliced green onions1 tablespoon soy sauce12 egg roll wrappers Heat the 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil in a large pan over...

1 Hour Pizza Dough for Grilling

1 Hour Pizza Dough for Grilling 1 2/3 cups water1 to 2 teaspoons active dry or instant yeast1/4 cup olive oil5 cups all-purpose flour2 teaspoons salt If you want to use the pizza dough that same day, use 2 teaspoons yeast. If you are going to let the dough rise...

Roasted Lemon Rosemary Garlic Chicken

ROASTED LEMON ROSEMARY CHICKEN 2 1/2 pounds bone-in (skin on chicken thighs and drumsticks, pat dried with paper towel)3 Tbsp. olive oil2 Tbsp. fresh minced rosemary2 Tbsp. lemon zest (from about 4 lemons)2 Tbsp. minced garlic1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice2 tsp. kosher...

Maryland Crab Cakes

Maryland Crab Cakes ⅓ c. panko (or 8 saltine crackers finely crushed)2 tablespoons mayonnaise½ teaspoon Dijon mustard½ teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®)¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1 egg (beaten)salt to taste1 pinch cayenne pepper (Optional)1 pound lump...

Pizza Sauce

Pizza Sauce Written by Germaine and Ed Latonis 1 6 oz can tomato paste1 8 oz can tomato sauce3 cups water3 tbsp olive oil1/4 cup chopped onion1 glove garlic, minced2 tbsp oregano1 tsp brown sugar1 pinch each marjoram, basil, black pepperGrated parmesan cheese,...

Three Cheese Rigatoni Pie

Three-Cheese Rigatoni Pie With Meat Sauce 1 lb rigatoni (the wider, the better!)1 tbsp olive oil1 lb ground beef1 28 oz. can good quality crushed tomatoes2 tbsp dry red wine1 tbsp worcestershire sauce1 tsp dried parsley1/2 tsp dried basil1/2 tsp garlic powder1/4 tsp...

No Rise Pizza Dough

PIZZA DOUGH RECIPE (No Rise) 1 ½ cup water warm1 tsp sugar2 ¼ tsp active dry yeast (1 package)4 cups all-purpose flour1 tsp salt⅓ cup olive oil In a small bowl whisk the water, sugar and yeast together. Let it sit for about 10 minutes. If the yeast is good, it will...

Crockpot Maple Country-Style Ribs

Crockpot Maple Country-Style Ribs 1 1/2 lbs country-style pork ribs1/3 cup maple syrup1 tablespoon soy sauce2 tablespoons dried minced onion (or use fresh)1/4 teaspoon cinnamon1/4 teaspoon ginger1/4 teaspoon allspice1/2 teaspoon garlic powderdash of pepper Place the...

Smoked Turkey Legs

SMOKED TURKEY LEGS (DISNEY COPYCAT RECIPE) 1 gallon water1 cup salt½ cup brown sugar3 tablespoons garlic powder3 tablespoons onion powder3 tablespoons dried thyme3 tablespoons dried sage1 1/2 tablespoons black pepper1 teaspoon ground cloves1 teaspoon ground allspice1...

Chicken Pot Pie Turnover

Chicken Pot Pie Turnovers 2 tablespoons butter1/2 onion (chopped)1 carrot (chopped)1 stalk celery (chopped)Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper2 cloves garlic (minced)2 teaspoons dried thyme1 tablespoon flour (plus more for dusting)1/2 cup white wine1 cup...

Pizza Sauce

  Pizza Sauce Makes enough sauce for two pizzas. 2 8 oz cans tomato sauce½ tsp dried oregano¼ tsp basil¼ tsp thyme¼ tsp garlic powder¼ tsp salt⅛ tsp black pepper1 bay leaf½ tsp lemon juice¼ tsp onion powder½ tbsp sugar Mix all ingredients and heat until it begins...

Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala ¼ cup all-purpose flour for coating½ teaspoon salt¼ teaspoon ground black pepper½ teaspoon dried oregano4 skinless (boneless chicken breast halves - pounded 1/4 inch thick)4 tablespoons butter4 tablespoons olive oil1 cup sliced mushrooms1 cup Marsala...

Broccolli and Sausage Cavatelli

Broccoli and Sausage Cavatelli 1 pound Italian sausage (cut into rounds)½ cup olive oil4 cloves garlic (minced)1 16 ounce package cavatelli pasta1 16 ounce package frozen broccoli½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese In a skillet, fry...

Lemon Garlic Shrimp

Lemon Garlic Shrimp 2 tbsp. butter (divided)1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil1 lb. medium shrimp (peeled and deveined)1 lemon (thinly sliced)3 cloves garlic (minced)½ tsp. crushed red pepper flakesKosher salt2 tbsp. dry white wine (or water)2 tbsp lemon juice or chicken...

Famous Chicken Francaise

Famous Chicken Francaise 1 egg (beaten)½ lemon (juiced)1 cup all-purpose flour1 pinch garlic powder1 pinch paprika6 skinless (boneless chicken breast halves)2 tablespoons butter1 14.5 ounce can chicken broth1 lemon (juiced)6 slices lemon (for garnish)2 sprigs fresh...

Chicken Parmesan

Chicken Parmesan 4 skinless (boneless chicken breast halves)salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste2 large eggs eggs1 cup panko bread crumbs (or more as needed)½ cup grated Parmesan cheese2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or more if needed)1 cup olive oil for...

Spaghetti Carbonara

Classic Spaghetti Carbonara 1/2 pound bacon (chopped)1 tablespoon chopped garlicFreshly ground black pepper1 pound fresh spaghetti (cooked al dente (reserve 1 1/2 cups of pasta cooking water))4 large eggs (beaten)Salt1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese1...

Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce

Chicken in Basil Cream Sauce 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts1/2 cup milk1/2 cup dried Italian bread crumbs3 tablespoons butter1 clove garlic minced1/2 cup chicken broth1 cup heavy whipping cream1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese1/4 cup chopped fresh basil1/8 teaspoon...

TGIFriday’s Bruschetta Chicken Pasta

TGI Fridays Bruschetta Chicken Pasta Recipe ChickenFour 4 oz. chicken breasts (grill right before serving)Garlic Bread1 stick of butter (1/4 pound)1/8 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon black pepper1/8 teaspoon garlic powderPasta1 lb. angel hair pasta (can cook and chill ahead...

Fried Fish

Fried Fish Oil (for frying)2 1/2 pounds white fish filets (swai, flounder, cod, etc)½ tablespoons seafood seasoning (plus more for sprinkling)1 cups all-purpose flour1 cups panko bread crumbs3 eggs beaten Preheat oil in saute pan.Wash off fillets and pat dry with a...

Battered Fish

BATTERED FISH - LIKE THE FISH & CHIP SHOP! 3 medium fish fillets1 c. flour1 ½ tsp baking powder½ tsp salt¾ cup milk1 egg2 tablespoon butter (melted)½ teaspoon saltsprinkle cayennesprinkle peppersprinkle onion powdersprinkle garlicsprinkle paprkiaoil (for...

Pork Chops, Apples, and Stuffing

Pork Chops, Apples, and Stuffing 1 can apple pie filling1 box prepared stuffingpork chops Brown pork chops.Preheat oven to 350.In baking dish, layer apples on bottom, then browned pork chops, and top with prepared stuffing.Cover and bake for 35 min.Uncover and bake an...

Birria Tacos

  Birria Tacos Meat1.5 lb beef shank1 lb sirloin or other roast/steakMarinade3 dried guajillo peppers see notes1 can chipotle peppers in adobo1/4 cup vinegar1/2 cup crushed tomatoes5 cloves garlic1 tsp dried oregano1/2 tsp smoked paprika1 tsp cuminStew1 medium...

Caribbean Jerk Sliders

  Caribbean Jerk Sliders 1 pound ground beef chuck1 1/2 teaspoons ground allspice1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper1 1/2 teaspoons red pepper flakes1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano1 1/2 teaspoons packed light...

Rosemary Roast Chicken

Rosemary Roast Chicken 1 6 lb whole roasting chicken pat dry2 Tbsp olive oil2 Tbsp butter 1 lemon (juiced)2 Tbsp white wine½ Tbsp dried rosemary2 Tbsp Italian parsley (chopped)4 gloves garlic (minced)½ Tbsp paprika½ tsp salt⅙ tsp freshly cracked black pepper1 large...

Chicken and Sausage with Bowties

Chicken and Sausage with Bowties 1 16 ounce package uncooked farfalle pasta2 skinless (boneless chicken breasts)1 pound bulk Italian sausage1 tablespoon olive oil2 cloves garlic (sliced)1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes½ cup white wine2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil1...

Honey Chicken Stir-Fry

Honey Chicken Stir-Fry 2 teaspoons Wondraflour or cornstarch1 tablespoon cold water3 teaspoons olive oil (divided)1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1-inch pieces)1 garlic clove (minced)3 tablespoons honey2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce1/8...

Pioneer Woman Baked Ziti

Pioneer Woman Baked Ziti 2 tablespoons olive oil3 cloves garlic (minced)1 large onion (diced)1 pound ground beef1 pound Italian sausage2 14.5-ounce cans tomato sauce or marinara sauce1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes with juice2 teaspoons Italian seasoning1/2 teaspoon red...

Classic Lasagna

Best Classic Lasagna Recipe 1 lb. ground beef1/2 lb. sweet Italian sausage1 medium onion -chopped2 garlic cloves -minced1 15 oz. can tomato sauce1 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes2 6 oz. cans tomato paste1/2 cup water2 tablespoons sugar3 teaspoons salt -divided3 teaspoons...

Caprese Chicken Lasagna

Caprese Chicken Lasagna 1 box lasagna noodles1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil2 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1" pieces)2 tsp. dried oreganoKosher saltFreshly ground black pepper1/4 c. balsamic vinegar4 large cloves garlic (minced, divided)3 tbsp....

Lasagna Roll Ups

Lasagna Alfredo Roll Ups Each roll is a serving! Also good subbing meat and spaghetti sauce for the spinach and Alfredo. 8 lasagna noodles1 tablespoon olive oil1 10 ounce package frozen chopped spinach2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion1 pint part-skim ricotta...

Stromboli

Stromboli Pizza Dough:One 1/4-ounce packet dry-active yeast2 teaspoons sugar3 cups all-purpose flour (plus bench flour)1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 teaspoon saltFilling:3 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)4 cloves garlic (minced)1/2 cup grated Parmesan (plus...

Lemon Chicken

Lemon Chicken 4 skinned and boned chicken breasts (about 1 1/2 lb.)1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon pepper1/3 cup all-purpose flour4 tablespoons butter (divided)2 tablespoons olive oil (divided)1/4 cup chicken broth1/4 cup lemon juice8 lemon slices1/4 cup chopped fresh...

Seasons Swai Fillet

Seasoned Swai Fish Fillet cooking spray4 4 ounce fillets swai fish2 tablespoons margarine¼ cup dry white wine1 tablespoon lemon juice1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro (Optional)1 teaspoon minced garlic1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper1 teaspoon paprika...

Chef John’s Meatballs

Chef John's Italian Meatballs ⅓ cup plain bread crumbs½ cup milk2 tablespoons olive oil1 onion (diced)1 pound ground beef1 pound ground pork2 large eggs eggs¼ bunch fresh parsley (chopped)3 cloves garlic (crushed)2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon ground black pepper½...

Baked Meatball Nirvana

Baked Meatball Nirvana 1 pound extra lean ground beef½ teaspoon sea salt1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning¾ teaspoon dried oregano⅓ cup skim milk¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese½ cup plain bread crumbsItalian Seasoning½ tbsp basil½ tbsp oregano¼ tbsp garlic powder¼ tsp onion...

Stovetop Meatballs

Stovetop Meatballs 1 ½ lb ground beef1 ½ lb ground pork1 ⅛ cup panko bread crumbs¾ cup parmesan cheese½ tsp crushed red pepper½ tsp salt3 cloves garlic (minced)3 eggs¾ cup ricotta cheese1 ½ tsp Italian seasoningsplash milk sauce Combine ground beef, pork, breadcrumbs,...

Chicken Cordon Bleu Calzones

Chicken Cordon Bleu Calzones 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (4 ounces each)1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms1/2 medium onion (chopped)2 tablespoons butter3 tablespoons cornstarch1-1/4 cups 2% milk1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil1 teaspoon...

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