Tortiglioni with Tomato Sauce, Garlic and Basil

Yep, tortiglioni again. I cannot help it. I just love this type of pasta and they are perfect for this simple sauce with garlic with basil. Totally my favourite! Serves about 3/4 people Ingredients 500g tortiglioni 2 cans chopped tomatoes 2 large cloves of garlic, finely chopped 15g fresh basil (roughly chopped) or 1 teaspoon of dried basil Freshly grated parmesan cheese Extra virgin olive … Continue reading Tortiglioni with Tomato Sauce, Garlic and Basil

Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cheese, Ham and Mushrooms

This recipe is so tasty that it will undoubtedly become one of your favourite dishes. Needless to say, you will not appreciate this dish unless you like gorgonzola cheese. I buy Dolcelatte for a milder taste. It is creamier, has a softer texture, and is generally better that the strong type. Otherwise, you can use the standard gorgonzola and add some tick double cream to … Continue reading Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Cheese, Ham and Mushrooms

Mini Potato Gnocchi with Smoked Salmon and Double Cream

Who can resist potato dumplings! Every now and then, we all need “comfort food” and this recipe is delicious and quick to prepare. Tip: For a more colourful version, buy the mini three colour gnocchi which is a mix of dumplings made of wheat flour, dried potato, concentrated tomato juice and spinach powder. Serves 4 people (small portions) Ingredients 2 packs of 500g mini potato … Continue reading Mini Potato Gnocchi with Smoked Salmon and Double Cream

Homemade Gnocchi (Potato Dumplings)

Gnocchi is a typical Italian dish which is produced in different varieties. This is a delicious recipe for all family to enjoy and the perfect comfort food for rainy cold days. It takes a little time to make them from scratch but it’s totally worth it. You will love them! Serves 4 small portions Ingredients 1kg potatoes, boiled with skin on 1 egg 450gr plain … Continue reading Homemade Gnocchi (Potato Dumplings)

Conchiglie with Lentils and Chickpeas

This is the perfect recipe for a rainy day. I made it with conchiglie pasta but even with arborio rice, it’s delicious. Otherwise, for a crunchy version, just add croutons. I usually add extra portions because I don’t always have time to cook so you can adjust the recipe according to your needs. Serves about 6 people Ingredients 500g conchiglie 1.5 glasses boiled chickpeas 1.5 … Continue reading Conchiglie with Lentils and Chickpeas

Cannelloni Spinach and Ricotta in Tomato Sauce

I prepared this dish for my husband’s birthday and the guests loved it. This classic Italian recipe is perfect for parties and gatherings of all kind. Eaten hot or at room temperature, it will never fail to impress. Since it is not a dish I prepare often, I always make sure I have extra portions for the freezer. This way, when I do not have … Continue reading Cannelloni Spinach and Ricotta in Tomato Sauce