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30-Minute Chili

Time:30 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 medium onions, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 pounds ground beef chuck
  • 3 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes in juice
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) mild lager beer
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • Shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
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New York-Style Cheesecake

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • One 9-ounce package chocolate wafer cookies, finely crushed (about 2 cups)
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 pounds (six 8-ounce packages) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 5 large eggs
  • 4 blood oranges
  • 2 tablespoons orange liqueur
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Spaghetti Carbonara

Time:30 mins
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Wild Mushroom and Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients
  • 5 pounds fresh spinach, stems removed
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely sliced
  • 1 pound ricotta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons coarse salt
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds wild mushrooms, (chanterelles, oyster, and shiitake), trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3/4 cup Madeira wine
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 4 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup grated pecorino Romano cheese
  • 1 one-pound package fresh spinach lasagna sheets
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Chicken and Kale Casserole

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 3/4 pound large pasta shells
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced medium
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 bunches kale (1 1/2 pounds), tough stems and ribs removed, leaves coarsely chopped
  • 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken (from 1/2 rotisserie chicken)
  • 1 container (48 ounces) part-skim ricotta
  • 3 tablespoons finely grated lemon zest (from 2 lemons)
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan, grated (2 1/4 ounces)
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Classic Minestrone

Time:1 hour
Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for serving (optional)
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
  • 1 large celery stalk, diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary, or 1/4 teaspoon dried
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) whole peeled tomatoes, drained and finely chopped
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 head Savoy or green cabbage (1/2 pound), cored and thinly sliced
  • 1 can (15 ounces) cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 garlic clove, minced (optional)
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil, plus torn leaves for serving (optional)
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan, for serving
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Classic Cheese Lasagna

Ingredients
  • 1 pound whole-milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 1 pound fresh mozzarella
  • Marinara
  • Fresh Lasagna Noodles, cut into 4-by-13-inch strips and cooked, or store-bought dried noodles, cooked
  • 5 ounces coarsely grated Parmesan cheese, (about 1 3/4 cups)
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Macaroni and Three Cheeses

Time:45 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more for baking dish
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 pound medium pasta shells
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 4 ounces sharp white cheddar cheese, coarsely grated (1 cup)
  • 4 ounces Havarti cheese, coarsely grated (1 cup)
  • 4 ounces Muenster cheese, coarsely grated (1 cup)
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 slices white sandwich bread
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Chestnut and Apple Stuffing

Time:1 hour 15 mins
Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons butter, plus more at room temperature for pan and aluminum foil
  • 2 loaves Italian bread (about 10 ounces each), torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2 medium onions, chopped (2 cups)
  • 2 stalks celery, halved lengthwise and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 large Gala or Fuji apples, peeled, cored, cut into 8 wedges, and cut crosswise into thin slices
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 jar (7 ounces) dry-packed cooked chestnuts, coarsely crumbled
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
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Meatballs with Garlic Bread

Time:35 mins
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