These individual lasagnas make a special meal for two. They take some time to prepare but can be completely assembled in advance. Instant polenta is also called Italian cornmeal; it is available in many supermarkets and specialty stores.
Transform lasagna with meat sauce from a guilty pleasure into a wholesome meal. Small swap-ins can make a mighty difference: Whole-wheat noodles, low-fat cottage cheese, and lean ground sirloin create a light and delicious baked pasta. A topping of melted mozzarella and Parmesan keeps this dish feeling indulgent.
Cocoa powder adds depth but not sweetness to the chili. Briefly heating the cocoa, chili powder, and tomato paste before adding the beef releases their aroma.Healthy Habit: For beefy flavor without excess fat, pick ground sirloin instead of chuck. We've added extra portions of traditional (and nutritious) ingredients, such as beans and tomatoes.
Our comforting menu of meatloaf and buttermilk mashed potatoes is as hearty as the diner original -- but better for you. Panko is sold in many international aisles; regular breadcrumbs can be swapped in, too.
Leave the baking sheet in the cabinet, and bake a batch of golden brown cornbread biscuits atop a tasty mix of beef and bell peppers, on the table in 45 minutes. This dinner-in-a-skillet packs generous amounts of beef, mushrooms, and red peppers; the tastes meld with the cornbread biscuits as they bake together.
Eleanora Scarpetta, a friend of Martha's, makes a delicious southern Italian-style tomato sauce, which she serves alongside a generous portion of savory meatballs. While it simmers, this sauce gets a distinctive, hearty taste from the addition of various meats, including beef cutlets, pancetta (the Italian version of bacon), spare ribs, and sweet sausage; in turn, the process of slow simmering infuses the meats with a deep, rich flavor. Although Eleanora uses tomatoes she has canned herself, you can use the store-bought variety in this recipe.