Pasta and Pizza Recipes

Radish and Feta Flatbread

This is based on a bar snack Alison spotted while, well, sitting at the counter at a local wine bar watching the bartender turn out quick pizza-like snacks with lavash (a type of Armenian flatbread), a variety of toppings and a toaster oven.

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Wild Mushroom Tortilla Pizza

Using tortillas and leftover sauteed mushrooms, these tasty pizzas come together quickly. They make a lovely light dinner with a Simple Butter Lettuce Salad, and are a quick and easy appetizer that’s lovely with a rosé.

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Easy Pasta Alla Norma

We like to think of this as the warm-weather version of our popular Spring Vegetable Roast or Winter Ratatouille. Use any combo of veggies you like—you’ll need a total of about 2 pounds. These are delicious on their own or drizzled with Rustic Summer Herb Pesto. (A grill basket is one of our favorite summertime pieces of equipment.)

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Pantry Puttanesca

This quick Pasta Puttanesca is one of my favorite pull-from-the-pantry meals that transcends all seasons. Full of bold flavors that go beyond most throw-together meals.

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Fregola Salad with Beans and Arugula

Fregola Salad with White Beans and Arugula

Fregola is an Italian rolled pasta similar to Israeli couscous, and it’s wonderfully toothsome in this salad. If you can’t find fregola (or wanted to go gluten free), millet would be a great substitute. Top with a few chunks of good quality tuna packed in olive oil and you’ve got a nice, hearty, nourishing meal.

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Brothy Lentil, Sausage and Farfalle Soup

Take that name to mean anything you please … whether you make this soup out of chicken stock, turkey stock or vegetable stock, you can bet it’ll be scrumptious. What elevates this above a standard chicken (turkey … veggie) noodle soup are the copious amounts of carrots and celery, the beefy lentils, and the fun little topping of sauteed root veggies and sausage. PS – you can make this vegetarian and still have a super hearty soup.

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Pork and Fennel Ragu

This quick ragu exemplifies my “double up-halvsies” trick. It’s got loads of onion and fennel, just a bit of pork for flavor, and half the

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