Cuisine: Italian

Creamy Pasta Bake with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil

This Creamy Pasta Bake with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil is absolutely delicious. It's like a creamy caprese pasta and is ready to enjoy in just 30 minutes!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Basil

This recipe for Spaghetti with Tomatoes and Basil is loosely based on a recipe in The Silver Palate Cookbook. It's a great method using fresh, ripe, summer tomatoes.
Summer cooking implies a sense of immediacy, a capacity to capture the essence of the fleeting moment. Elizabeth David

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Skillet Chicken Parmesan with Artichokes

This Skillet Chicken Parmesan with Artichokes makes a great weeknight meal. It's all done in one skillet for easy cleanup.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Chicken Basil Sausage and Artichoke Lasagna Skillet

Lasagna, in general, is too much work. I am too lazy and do not like to make it, so lasagna is a rare occurrence in my house. This Chicken Basil Sausage and Artichoke Lasagna Skillet is WAY easier and the chicken and artichokes is a nice change from the traditional lasagna. It's all done in one skillet and ready in about 30 minutes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

One Pot Italian Sausage, Mushrooms and Rice

This One Pot Italian Sausage, Mushrooms and Rice is really fast to make and you only have to wash one pot! It's great for a busy week night meal.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings

Lemon Marinated Tortellini, Basil & Tomato Skewers

These Lemon Marinated Tortellini, Basil & Tomato Skewers are very easy to make and perfect for a summer party.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: Makes 20 skewers

Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Glaze

My daughter Zoe made this Caprese Chicken with Balsamic Glaze, which is phenomenal. The chicken is really juicy. The sweet balsamic glaze, a sprinkling of fresh basil and melted mozzarella finish this dish off perfectly.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 50 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

Skillet Lasagna

Lasagna, in general, is too much work. I do not like to make it and rarely do it. This Skillet Lasagna is WAY easier and just as good. It's all done in one skillet and ready in about 30 minutes.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yields: 6 - 8 Servings

Focaccia Bread Pizza

When my husband and I were first married we lived in North London. We used to shop at Da Mario, an Italian delicatessen in Islington, Highbury Park. It is very small, but they have everything you could possibly want for a proper Italian meal. One of our favorite dinners was Focaccia Bread Pizza. They had a wonderful bread selection. You can add your favorite toppings. It’s “cheap and cheerful” as we used to say!

By Leslie Blythe

  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yields: 6 Servings

DiNic’s Pulled Pork Italiano

DiNic's Pulled Pork Italiano is basically an Italian Hoagie with Pulled Pork and Broccoli Rabe. Dinic's is in The Reading Terminal in Philadelphia. It's served on an Italian roll, Italian spiced pork pulled is piled on top of sliced provolone, and then topped with broccoli rabe and roasted peppers.

By Leslie Blythe

  • Yields: 8 Servings