Cuisine: "Italian"

Creamy Avocado Pesto Pasta with Portobello Mushrooms

Category: Pasta  /  Cuisine: Italian  /  Tags: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Quick & Easy, Vegan, Vegetarian

Homemade avocado pesto served over pasta with mushrooms sauteed in balsamic vinaigrette.

Crescent Wrapped Brie

Category: Appetizers  /  Cuisine: Italian  /  Tags: Holidays, Large groups, Party, Quick & Easy

Brie cheese, topped with fruity preserves, wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked, to serve with crackers.

Rao’s Veal (or Chicken) Marsala

Category: Main Dish  /  Cuisine: Italian

Great with chicken. I prefer semi-dry or dry Marsala

Rao’s Orecchiette with Broccoli Rabe and Sausage

Category: Pasta  /  Cuisine: Italian

See directions below for cooking the broccoli rabe

Rao’s Tomato and Red Onion Salad

Category: Salads  /  Cuisine: Italian

Use Fresh Tomatoes or Tomatoes on the vine

Rao’s Garlic Flavored Olive Oil

Category: Sauces and marinades  /  Cuisine: Italian

After discarding garlic you can add fresh minced garlic and cook slightly for garlic bread or pasta sauce.

Rao’s Cheesecake

Category: Cakes  /  Cuisine: Italian

Italian Cheesecake See breadcrumb directions below

Parmesan Thyme Crisps

Category: Appetizers  /  Cuisine: Italian  /  Tags: Gluten-Free, Large groups, Make-Ahead, Party, Quick & Easy

Crispy cheese wafers made from grated Parmesan and fresh thyme.

Chicken Carbonara

Category: Pasta  /  Cuisine: Italian

Chicken and pancetta served with pasta in a creamy sauce.

Cheesy Ziti with Broccoli Rabe

Category: Pasta  /  Cuisine: Italian  /  Tags: Quick & Easy, Vegetarian

Ricotta and red pepper season cooked ziti with broccoli rabe.