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Turkey and Pancetta Meatballs

Ingredients
  • 1 pound ground turkey, preferably 7 percent fat
  • 1 ounce thinly sliced pancetta, finely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 onion, finely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3/4 cup fresh fine breadcrumbs
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large whole egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • Olive oil, for frying
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Meatballs with Rigatoni

Ingredients
  • 2 slices good-quality white bread, crusts removed, cut in small pieces
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 pound ground veal
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 3 small garlic cloves, minced
  • Zest of 1/2 lemon
  • 8 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 large egg, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 pound rigatoni
  • Red-Hot Tomato Sauce
  • Parmesan cheese, for grating
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Pasta with Mixed Mushrooms and Thyme

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 12 ounces gemelli or other short twisted pasta
  • 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (about 1 cup), rinsed in cold water
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc
  • 10 ounces button mushrooms, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for serving
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Marinated Peppers

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Tomato-Sausage Lasagna

Time:2 hours 30 mins
Ingredients
  • 12 dried lasagna noodles (about 10 ounces), uncooked
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casings removed
  • 2 cans (28 ounces each) whole peeled tomatoes in puree
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 6 cups shredded shredded mozzarella cheese (about 1 1/2 pounds)
  • 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese (about 3 ounces)
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Turkey Sausage with Peppers and Onions

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Basic Red Sauce

Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can (28 ounces) peeled plum tomatoes with juice, pureed
  • 12 basil leaves, torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch of crushed red-pepper flakes (optional)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
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Pasta, Prosciutto, and Potato Pie

Ingredients
  • 1 3/4 pounds russet potatoes (3 to 4 medium)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 scallions, white and light-green parts, finely chopped
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 dried small red chile, crumbled
  • 4 large eggs
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 1/2 large bunch (14 ounces) Swiss chard, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 3/4 pound penne, cooked according to package instructions
  • 1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced into 1/4-inch strips
  • 3 tablespoons fresh oregano, coarsely chopped
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Parsley-Walnut Pesto

Time:10 mins
Other Ideas:
Anchovies, Parsley, Pesto, Walnuts
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String Bean, Arugula, and Pasta Salad

Ingredients
  • 4 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 4 ounces yellow wax beans, trimmed
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 pound curved, dried pasta, such as conchiglie, orecchiette, or other medium curved shapes
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from about 2 lemons)
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 ounce pine nuts, toasted and coarsely chopped (1/4 cup)
  • 1 1/2 ounces Parmesan cheese, 1/2 ounce finely grated (1/2 cup), 1 ounce shaved with a vegetable peeler (1/2 cup)
  • 1 ounce (1 1/2 cups) baby arugula
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