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Garlic Naan Lasagna

Layers of cheese, Italian sausage marinara and garlic naan make for a delicious twist on traditional lasagna, which I like to call la-naan-a!

Naan Lasagna Recipe

The month of September can be quite crazy for a lot of households. Back-to-school means running kids around and quite often, it’s hard to get everyone around the dinner table. This is why I partnered up with my friends at Stonefire Naan to create a recipe that will have everyone running to the dinner table any night of the week!

This recipe is Naan lasagna, or as we lovingly refer to it at my house la-naan-a!

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Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs & Marinara

Slow Cooker Italian Meatballs & Marinara Recipe

If you regularly shop at Trader Joe’s, then I’m sure you have your favorite (or list of favorite) Trader Joe’s products, we all have them, my list includes their apricot stilton cheese, peanut butter granola bars and soy chorizo.

I recently found out that Kurt’s favorite item is their Mini Raviolis. Unlike most packaged raviolis that you find in the refrigerator section of the grocery store, Trader Joe’s sells theirs in the dry packaged pasta section.

The first time we ate them for dinner, I couldn’t help but thinking of Chef Boyardee cans of mini raviolis with meatballs, so I decided to recreate this childhood favorite in a slow cooker recipe that takes the dish out of the can and into a fresh, flavorful recipe that’s  easy to make and sure to be a favorite for the whole family!

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One Pot Eggplant Parmesan

One Pot Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

When I mentioned that I was on a “one pot recipe kick” earlier this week, I wasn’t kidding!

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Three Cheese Manicotti with Italian Sausage Marinara

For today’s post, I partnered up with Hunt’s canned tomato products to create a delicious new recipe that I know will be an instant family favorite!

Three Cheese Manicotti with Italian Sausage Marinara Recipe

I am TOTALLY obsessed with this dish, that’s full of my favorite things, cheesy filled pasta, Italian sausage and rich, hearty marinara sauce!

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Italian Meatballs with Tomato Basil Marinara

 

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For Sunday “Italian Family Dinner” last week I served up these delicious beef and pork combination Italian meatballs alongside my Ricotta Filled Arancini.

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I served them as a main course with my Tomato Basil Marinara for dipping, but they could also be served with toothpicks as hors d’oeuvre’s at a holiday party, or any time of the year!

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Ingredients

  • 1 lb Italian pork sausage
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 onion (diced)
  • 6 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.

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Form into 1/4 cup sized balls.

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Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.

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See how quick and easy that was to make homemade meatballs! No need to ever buy the frozen store-bought kind again!

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♣ Vegetarian Option: Substitute veggie crumbles for the ground beef and pork to make “veggie-balls”.

♦ Gluten Free Option: Purchase gluten-free breadcrumbs or use gluten-free rice Chex cereal put through a food processor to form a fine crumb mixture.