One Pot Fall Vegetable Orzo and Chickpeas.

This one pot vegetable orzo and chickpeas is a cozy fall meal. All of your favorite autumn vegetables come together with chickpeas and orzo pasta to create a delicious dish, made in one pot! This is about to be your new favorite fall meal! Imagine this: it’s Monday night and you’re exhausted but dinner has […]

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This one pot vegetable orzo and chickpeas is a cozy fall meal. All of your favorite autumn vegetables come together with chickpeas and orzo pasta to create a delicious dish, made in one pot!

This is about to be your new favorite fall meal!

one pot fall vegetable orzo

Imagine this: it’s Monday night and you’re exhausted but dinner has to make it onto the table, so you throw everything into one pot and BOOM. It’s done. 

It’s filling and satisfying.

It tastes really good.

Everyone loves it!

Leftovers are even better.

I mean, doesn’t this sound like the most perfect scenario? 

skillet with vegetables and orzo

This butternut squash and chickpea orzo comes together in one pot, takes about 30ish minutes to make and is lovely for any meal. Dinner! Prepped for lunch! Cold for breakfast?

It could happen. It wouldn’t be wrong. 

One of the meals we absolutely adore is my one pot garlic butter shrimp orzo. It’s so easy and so delicious – a hit with everyone. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t eat almost all the orzo from the pot, especially the crispy bits on the bottom. 

This is like that, but loaded with all the fall flavors. So many veggies too! 

one pot fall vegetable orzo

This fall orzo can be a great clean-out-the-fridge meal. You really can add in anything you have on hand. Any sort of vegetables, beans, any cheeses – anything! You can stir in shredded chicken or shrimp. It can be a side dish or a main dish, which is one of my favorite things to make in our house. 

When it comes to a meal like this, I often eat it as my main entree. Eddie may prefer it as a side to something else. We both will eat the leftovers for lunch. The kids eat it too, in a variety of ways. 

Really, a dish like this is so incredibly versatile, popular and and practical for a busy weekend. AND!

It becomes even easier if you chop some of the vegetables ahead of time. Then it’s super easy.

one pot fall vegetable orzo

This what our fall orzo looks like:

  • Onions and garlic of course, as our building blocks of flavor.
  • Butternut squash! The buttery, nutty cubes that I love so much this time of year.
  • Mushrooms, because they add so much flavor and a meaty texture to the orzo.
  • Kale, or any other greens that you love. Toss them in and cook them down. They are so easy to throw in a meal like this. 
  • Orzo! It’s like rice’s cuter cousin. Sure, it may be pasta and not rice, but that’s even better. It’s satisfying and so good. 
  • Vegetable broth, which the orzo will soak up. It makes the orzo plump and flavorful.
  • Chickpeas, for extra texture, protein, fiber and everything else they bring to the table.
  • Parmesan! More than is necessary, I’m sure. 

one pot fall vegetable orzo

I cook all the vegetables in the pot first. Then add in the orzo and the chickpeas. Next comes the vegetable stock (chicken stock is fine too!) and then you cover it and let it simmer for 15 minutes or so.

The result is not a dry pasta at all. The result is a cozy, creamy bowl – loaded with parmesan. The ultimate one pot dish. Comforting, but not heavy. Light and filling, served however you would like. Head to instagram to see me make it step-by-step.

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Smoky Sweet Potato Kale Salad with Hot Ginger Dressing.

This smoky sweet potato kale salad is drizzled with a warm ginger dressing and topped with roasted pepitas. It’s a lovely weekenight meal or perfect make ahead lunch – and so easy and flavorful! Say hello to my current salad obsession! At least until the next one comes along…  Which may be next week. But […]

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This smoky sweet potato kale salad is drizzled with a warm ginger dressing and topped with roasted pepitas. It’s a lovely weekenight meal or perfect make ahead lunch – and so easy and flavorful!

Say hello to my current salad obsession!

smoky sweet potato kale salad with hot ginger dressing

At least until the next one comes along… 

Which may be next week. But still. Let’s live this one up for today! 

roasted sweet potatoes

This salad is so ridiculously simple but loaded with flavor. Of course, we have the roasted sweet potatoes. But we also have one of my favorite dressings in all the land! This hot ginger dressing is EVERYTHING. 

hot ginger dresssing

If you haven’t made my salmon salad with hot ginger dressing yet, you are missing out! Mostly because of this dressing. Sure, the salmon is good too, but it’s another simple salad that focuses mainly on the vinaigrette. 

It’s warm, made with fresh ginger and sesame and soy. And it is SO good.

Growing up, my mom and grandma loved hot bacon dressing. Obviously so did I. I wanted to make a non-bacon version of a warm vinaigrette and that is how the hot ginger vinaigrette was born!

roasted sweet potatoes

It’s delicious on the salmon salad, but it might be even better with these sweet potatoes. I love the sweet potato + ginger combo. It’s so warm and fall-like. The flavors really compliment each other and it brings out all the autumn feels.

So many of you love this dressing and have asked for other suggestions using it. While I think it’s good on *all the things*, I wanted to give you another specific recipe where you can enjoy it.

smoky sweet potato kale salad with hot ginger dressing

I use a bit of the dressing to massage the kale too. Usually I do this with only olive oil, but since the dressing it warm, it helps to wilt the kale nicely. And that extra flavor really removes the bitterness. Of course I drizzle more dressing on top too, but massaging the kale is what it’s all about.

smoky sweet potato kale salad with hot ginger dressing

Here’s how it comes together!

Smoky roasted sweet potatoes are our main ingredient. I chop ‘em up, then roast with garlic and smoked paprika and even a bit of chipotle chili powder. Super smoky and roasty. 

Curly green or tuscan kale. Either works! Whichever one you can find, whichever one you love. 

The hot ginger dressing, which will change your life. You will want it on EVERYTHING. It brings so much flavor to a salad or roasted vegetables. Or heck, even a slice of sourdough. It’s fantastic. It’s made with toasted sesame oil, soy sauce, honey, fresh ginger, garlic and shallot along with apple cider vinegar. So many things I love! 

Roasted pepitas for extra crunch. You could really do any kind of nut here, but hey, ‘tis the season. (more…)

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Skillet Ricotta Pasta with Roasted Broccoli.

This skillet ricotta pasta is a perfect weeknight meal! Silky smooth ricotta sauce that comes together in minutes, coats your favorite noodles and gets tossed with roasted broccoli. Easy as can be! I’m on team #easydinner this week!  Getting back into the swing of things this season has been crazy in our house, so weeknight […]

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This skillet ricotta pasta is a perfect weeknight meal! Silky smooth ricotta sauce that comes together in minutes, coats your favorite noodles and gets tossed with roasted broccoli. Easy as can be!

I’m on team #easydinner this week! 

skillet ricotta pasta with roasted broccoli

Getting back into the swing of things this season has been crazy in our house, so weeknight dinners have been as simple as can be. Bonus points if it’s something we all love and can be made in 30 minutes or less!

ricotta cheese

Because here’s the thing – this is SO embarrassingly easy. I mean, majorly easy. 

The entire dish takes about 20 minutes – maybe a bit longer if you account for the time it takes to preheat your oven. Because roasted broccoli is getting thrown into this pasta and it’s the best thing ever.

pasta in creamy ricotta sauce

Broccoli is the current favorite vegetable in our house. I make it at least four or five days a week. The kids love it – Eddie likes it, even though he prefers raw over roasted (eeeek) and I find myself actually craving it.

I mean, how? Who am I?!

skillet ricotta pasta

This creamy ricotta sauce is made in a skillet and comes together in a minute or so. It makes the pasta dish feel incredibly light, but also gives that comforting creamy coating to the pasta. It’s like a big cozy indulgent hug, without being heavy. 

skillet ricotta pasta with roasted broccoli

Here’s how it goes down:

Boil some pasta – any shape! – and reserve a little bit of the starchy pasta water. 

Roast the broccoli to your desired roastiness. I find it to be perfect after 20 minutes in the oven at 425. This is my go-to roast time and temp for broccoli.

While the broccoli roasts, saute some garlic in olive oil. Whisk in ricotta cheese until it turns silky and sauce-like. Whisk in the reserved pasta water so it becomes even MORE silky. Salt and pepper.

Throw in the broccoli. And done!  (more…)

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Chicken Soup Risotto.

This chicken soup risotto is sponsored by ALDI! This chicken soup risotto is the ultimate comfort food. All the flavors of chicken noodle soup in a creamy parmesan risotto. It’s a serious hug in a bowl.  Chicken soup risotto is on the menu tonight! Oh YES. We have a creamy, dreamy risotto that is loaded […]

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This chicken soup risotto is sponsored by ALDI! This chicken soup risotto is the ultimate comfort food. All the flavors of chicken noodle soup in a creamy parmesan risotto. It’s a serious hug in a bowl. 

Chicken soup risotto is on the menu tonight!

chicken soup risotto

Oh YES. We have a creamy, dreamy risotto that is loaded with chicken and vegetables, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and served with so much love. It’s the ultimate fall comfort food and I can’t wait for you to try it! 

chopped carrots and celery

I’m so excited to be partnering with ALDI again today to bring you this delicious chicken soup risotto! Right now, I’m all about the cozy flavors and comforting meals. ALDI is my go-to for high-quality and affordable ingredients and seasonal eats, which is fantastic because there is one right in my backyard.

We can always find everything we need at ALDI, from snacks for school, to dinner ingredients and seasonal treats. In fact, there are lots of things that we can only find at ALDI, some of our tried and true favorites like cheese, olive oil, organic chicken and produce. You just can’t beat the prices and the quality.

rice with carrots and celery

I always get SO excited in the fall to see all the seasonal eats that ALDI has released. Shopping there is so efficient and it’s so easy for me to find what I need. When it comes to a meal like this, I can grab all the ingredients I need quickly and have dinner on the table in a little over 30 minutes!

Today, it’s allll about the coziest bowl of risotto – that tastes just like chicken soup! I call it chicken soup risotto because it technically has all the flavor of soup… without the soup part. Instead of noodles, we have rice! And instead of it being a super brothy soup, we cook the rice in the stock until it’s creamy and rich and spoonable. 

Basically, it’s fantastic.

chicken soup risotto

I’m also thrilled to tell you that you can make fabulous risotto with long grain white rice. 

Yes!! 

It works so well – is so easy – and super affordable. You can make a fancy risotto dish using the Earthly Grains Long Grain White Rice and it will be absolutely delicious. 

We want all the flavors of chicken soup here, so I start with the basics: onions, carrots and celery. I’m not the biggest fan of celery, but I never leave it out of my chicken soup. So we’re keeping it in here too. Those three ingredients are the building blocks of flavor for this risotto.

chicken soup risotto

I’m also using the Simply Nature Organic Chicken Breasts. This is a great weeknight meal because you need cooked chicken, meaning you can use leftover chicken! Whether it’s grilled or roasted or seared, you need some shredded or cubed cooked chicken to make this whole thing come together.

Now the secret to really wonderful risotto is toasting the rice in butter. This adds an incredible depth of flavor – a nutty almost brown butter-ish taste that will make the dish shine. So you toast the rice with some onions and garlic, then throw in the celery and carrots. 

chicken soup risotto

Next, I warm up some Simply Nature Organic Chicken Broth. The key is to slowly stir the warm broth into the rice and vegetables, adding a few ladles at a time. 

Risotto has a reputation of being high maintenance, and well – that isn’t untrue. You do need to stir the stock into your risotto while it cooks to develop the creamy rice texture and rich flavor, so it takes a bit of hands-on time. But it’s totally worth it! 

Once the risotto is ready, I stir in the chicken and some parmesan cheese. This flavor is spot on, because I usually use a rind of parmesan cheese in my chicken soup! Spritz in a bit of lemon for brightness, toss in some parsley and it’s ready!  (more…)

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Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna Roll Ups.

These pepperoni pizza lasagna roll ups are sponsored by ALDI!  Pepperoni pizza is on the menu today… made into a lasagna roll up! Oh yes. We’re having fun with our food and it’s extra delicious today. These pizza lasagna roll ups are so simple and will be a show stopper on your dinner table. Everyone […]

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These pepperoni pizza lasagna roll ups are sponsored by ALDI

Pepperoni pizza is on the menu today… made into a lasagna roll up!

pepperoni pizza lasagna roll ups

Oh yes. We’re having fun with our food and it’s extra delicious today. These pizza lasagna roll ups are so simple and will be a show stopper on your dinner table. Everyone absolutely loves them and they are sure to become a family fave! 

lasagna roll up with cheese

It’s hard to believe we are getting back in the swing of things already.

I absolutely love when the fall season approaches. In fact, I think I love it more than the new year. It has always signified a new, fresh start in my brain. I’m sure it’s from years of going back to school in the fall, but even once I was out of school, the start of this coming season has always felt like a brand new beginning.

ALDI cheese and sauce

I’m excited to be partnering with ALDI today to bring you a delicious dish that helps you get back into your routine. These pepperoni pizza lasagna roll ups will help you easily get dinner on the table no matter what your routine may be.

Plus, they taste like heaven!

rolled lasagna noodles

ALDI is my go-to for weeknight dinner ingredients. Their affordable, high-quality selection is unbeatable. Plus, they always have awesome snacks too – tons of options for both me and the kids. Lots of great produce, of course, and then a seriously great spread of crackers and cheeses and grab-and-go foods that we can use when life gets busier. Which it always does! 

pepperoni pizza lasagna roll ups ready for the oven

My favorite thing about ALDI is that I can head in and grab everything I need to make a simple weeknight meal. Like these lasagna roll ups!

This might be one of THEEEE favorite dishes in our house right now. It has all the comforting, delicious flavors of pepperoni pizza but in a cheesy, pasta roll up. The kids go wild for it. Eddie and I love it served with my house salad. 

It’s just SO good – loaded with ingredients that everyone loves and at the same time, different and unique enough to feel like I’ve made a fun, special dinner!

pepperoni pizza lasagna roll ups

To bring this dish together, I start with the Reggano Oven Ready Lasagna Noodles. I boil them since we are making roll-ups and not layered lasagna – and it only takes a few minutes.

For the filling, I use a mixture of Emporium Selection Whole Milk Ricotta Cheese, Happy Farms Shredded Fresh Mozzarella, Stonemill Italian Seasoning and Garlic Powder. This makes for the cheesiest layer that tastes just like a pizza base! It’s so darn good. 

pepperoni pizza lasagna roll ups

If you want to make this extra pepperoni-y, you could also add some chopped pepperoni right into the cheesy filling! I like to use the Mama Cozi’s Sliced Pepperoni and it’s easily one of my kids’ favorite ingredients of all time. What is it with kids and pepperoni?! 

We can’t forget the pizza sauce! After spreading the filling on the lasagna noodles, I add a drizzle of the Delgrosso Pizza Sauce to the top and roll the noodle right up. It’s so simple, yet looks super special!

pepperoni pizza lasagna roll ups

I like to add a layer of the pizza sauce to the bottom of the dish too, then top the rolled up noodles with another dollop of sauce. I sprinkle the entire thing with the Happy Farms Shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses, then add on some more pepperoni. Bake it until hot and melty and cheesy and BOOM. 

It’s done! 

I finish it off with a sprinkle of the Emporium Selection Parmesan Cheese as well as some Stonemill Crushed Red Pepper Flakes.

OH MY GOSH. We adore this.  (more…)

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Summer Weeknight Burst Tomato Burrata Pasta.

This weeknight burst tomato burrata pasta is perfect for summer dinner! Burst tomatoes, garlic, parmesan, basil and melty burrata is a dream come true on your summer table. So fresh and comforting.  This may be my ultimate summer weeknight meal. I mean… can you blame me?! Those burst tomatoes. Melty burrata. Garlic and olive oil. […]

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This weeknight burst tomato burrata pasta is perfect for summer dinner! Burst tomatoes, garlic, parmesan, basil and melty burrata is a dream come true on your summer table. So fresh and comforting. 

This may be my ultimate summer weeknight meal. I mean… can you blame me?!

burst tomato burrata pasta

Those burst tomatoes. Melty burrata. Garlic and olive oil. Tons of fresh basil. The pasta!!

It’s everything in a skillet that is so deliciously summer and comforting and warm. And SIMPLE. 

Oh yes.

This is a super simple dish with a few ingredients but it will blow your mind in terms of flavor. It’s all I want to eat. 

burst tomatoes and garlic

Burst tomato pasta isn’t a new thing around here! We absolutely adore this roasted garlic butter burst tomato bucatini dish too – again it’s simple in terms of ingredients, but has so much flavor. The good news is that this dish here with burrata is so much easier – no need to roast the garlic and make a butter. Everything can go into one skillet and get all merry and delish.

pasta with burrata cheese

I like to kick things off here with a slightly spicy garlic oil. My garlic sauce pasta is always a huge hit, and I wanted to take some notes of flavor from that. So we start with a bunch of garlic cloves and red pepper flakes. Then let the tomatoes burst in that incredible oil. They take on so much flavor while at the same time melting into the oil. It sort of creates a burst tomato oil in a way, with hints of garlic and spice.

It’s SO GOOD.

You could seriously use the oil itself to dip some fresh sourdough in. Or drizzle on vegetables. It’s fantastic.

burst tomato burrata pasta

What I reeeeeally love about this recipe is that even though tomatoes aren’t perfect yet where I live, lettings them burst in a skillet gives them a ton more flavor. Sort of like slow roasting them. So it means you can technically make this dish any time of year and be happy. 

burst tomato burrata pasta

One the tomatoes have burst in the garlicky oil, toss in some cooked pasta and lots of basil. Once everything is combined and coated in our little makeshift sauce, throw on the burrata cheese.

I love burrata SO much in this dish because it continues to melt into the warm pasta and bring everything together. You can toss it as much as you’d like, so it disperses the cheese or you can leave the burrata in fresher chunks and serve it that way. 

burst tomato burrata pasta

Just look at that melty cheese and garlicky, saucy pasta. LOVE. (more…)

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Roasted Corn and Black Bean Cheddar Melt Burgers.

These black bean corn burgers are summer perfection! Roasted corn, bell peppers and black beans come together for the best burger ever! These burgers are summer on a bun! Seriously. These are one of my favorite weeknight meals because they are so versatile. The flavor screams summer garden and warm weather. The texture is fabulous. […]

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These black bean corn burgers are summer perfection! Roasted corn, bell peppers and black beans come together for the best burger ever!

These burgers are summer on a bun!

roasted corn black bean burgers

Seriously. These are one of my favorite weeknight meals because they are so versatile. The flavor screams summer garden and warm weather. The texture is fabulous. And you can eat them on a bun, in a wrap, on a salad, by themselves with lots of dip… as you can see, the options are endless! 

That’s my favorite kind of meal, obviously. 

black bean burger mix

So!

If you have a copy of Everyday Dinners, then you know that our most favorite black bean burger recipe is inside the burger. And it’s actually baked! Yes, baked in the oven – not done in a skillet or on the grill.

Now of course, you CAN do them in a skillet or on the grill. That works too! But something about the ease of baking them is just amazing. 

P.S. if you don’t have your copy of the book yet, grab it here

roasted corn black bean burger patties

I took the recipe and used some of the base to make these roasted corn and black bean burgers. I was inspired after we went to a local burger restaurant a few weeks ago and saw their corn and black bean burger on the menu. And I knew I had HAD to try it with my favorite black bean burger recipe. As a huge corn lover, I thought it would be perfect (I was right) and couldn’t wait to give my black bean recipe a summer lift! 

roasted corn black bean burger patty

These black bean burgers have the roasted corn and bell peppers diced up and mashed inside. The key to great texture is making sure to mash about half of the beans coarsely and leaving the rest whole. The corn and peppers also add a great bite. 

You seriously won’t BELIEVE how fast these come together. I love to add in some BBQ sauce, garlic, breadcrumbs and lots of seasonings to make the flavor pop. I’ve used leftovers of these on top of grain bowls, I’ve crumbled them in salads and I’ve even used them for patty melts.

They are absolutely wonderful!

roasted corn black bean cheddar melt burgers

The thing is, I do have another veggie burger here on the blog that we adore.

I have shared my ultimate absolutely favorite veggie burger here – and it is a major HIT. That has not changed. That veggie burger is incredible – quite possibly the best one I’ve ever tasted. It is also a ton of work and so high maintenance. It’s not a burger I could ever make every week or anything – because it takes a ton of prep.

And more importantly, it’s not fully bean based! There are beans in it, but there are SO many other things that bring it together so it doesn’t seem like a black bean burger.

roasted corn black bean cheddar melt burgers

So enter these: these burgers are more of a classic summer black bean burger, with corn and peppers, and they come together FAST. You don’t have to prep much ahead of time. You can throw them together and have them made for dinner or lunch and be good to go.

roasted corn black bean cheddar melt burgers

One these burgers are cooked, I love to melt sharp cheddar on top. I’ve never met a burger that doesn’t want cheese and these are no exception! I also will sometimes do a spread of some sort – either my house sauce, garlic herb mayo, maybe even ketchup. 

Throw on some greens (I love arugula microgreens with their peppery bite) and then I top everything with pickled onions. A fluffy bun gives the burger a warm hug and it’s a serious delightful meal! I mean, check out that texture! (more…)

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Chili Lime Sweet Potato Taco Bowls with Chipotle Ranch.

These chili lime sweet potato taco bowls are served over rice and black beans, drizzled with chipotle ranch and lots of delish toppings! My favorite kind of monday meal!  Or let’s just say, a taco bowl meal any day of the week is what I want to eat. Taco bowl, burrito bowl, whatever you want […]

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These chili lime sweet potato taco bowls are served over rice and black beans, drizzled with chipotle ranch and lots of delish toppings!

My favorite kind of monday meal! 

chili lime sweet potato taco bowls

Or let’s just say, a taco bowl meal any day of the week is what I want to eat.

roasted chili lime sweet potatoes

Taco bowl, burrito bowl, whatever you want to call it! See, I have made burrito bowls before – these caramel chipotle sweet potato burrito bowls are pretty darn good. I usually serve them with quinoa!

This is another hack on the taco bowl. Chili lime spiced sweet potatoes – I like to use tajin – and all finished off with a chipotle ranch.

Oh my WORD.

The chipotle ranch is drinkable. It’s true, it’s true. You will absolutely love it. 

roasted chili lime sweet potatoes

My favorite thing about bowls like this is that you can make them HOWEVER YOU WANT. Yes, mine always seem to get out of control with loads of toppings. I can’t help it!

I want salsa or pico but also pickled onions and avocado or guac and definitely cheese. The toppings are the best part.

OH and crushed tortilla chips OF COURSE. 

Bowls like this are ridiculously filling too. You can make them as large or as small as you want. My base for these are the chili lime sweet potatoes and black beans. I also like to add in some rice if I have it, as burrito-ish as that may make the bowl. 

sweet potatoes, black beans and rice in a bowl

I roast the sweet potatoes and it’s something you could easily do ahead of time. You can also even grill them if you wish, now that the weather is getting warmer. While the potatoes cook, I get everything else together. It’s pretty simple – DON’T be intimidated by the ingredient list!

First, I’m giving you the entire chipotle ranch recipe below, which you can make days ahead of time. I’m also listing out a bunch of different toppings you can use. Not every single thing in the list is a necessity – it all depends on what you want to put in your bowls. 

Regardless, take the cooking time of the sweet potatoes to get everything together!  (more…)

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Burrata Baked Ziti from Everyday Dinners!

This burrata baked ziti is such a satisfying dish! Loaded with garden vegetables, marinara and melty burrata cheese, it’s perfect for dinner or even a potluck or dinner party. The dish comes together even quicker by using any leftover roasted vegetables you may have! This is a recipe from my newest book, Everyday Dinners, and […]

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This burrata baked ziti is such a satisfying dish! Loaded with garden vegetables, marinara and melty burrata cheese, it’s perfect for dinner or even a potluck or dinner party. The dish comes together even quicker by using any leftover roasted vegetables you may have! This is a recipe from my newest book, Everyday Dinners, and I can’t wait for you to get your hands on it! Scroll down to enter a giveaway for some of my favorite places! 

If you love melty burrata cheese and pasta with marinara, you are in the right place!

burrata baked ziti from everyday dinners

Add in a bunch of vegetables too and this just gets better and better. This is the burrata baked ziti with extra veg from Everyday Dinners and I couldn’t wait to share it with you! It is so darn good. Everything I love in a pasta dish. Perfect served with a big old house salad. Lovely at a potluck or dinner party!

It’s a major crowd pleaser and a dish everyone requests.

everyday dinners

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If you preorder a copy today, you get not only Everyday Dinners when it releases on May 4, but you also get the free (!!!) bonus cookbook too!

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burrata baked ziti from everyday dinners

My idea in creating this recipe was to utilize some of the leftovers in your fridge. Of course, the recipe below will be written from start to finish. But if you have leftover roasted, grilled or sautéd veggies in your fridge from the week, this is the most PERFECT dish. The best way to use them up – that allows you to make something “new” and fun. And obviously, something that tastes fantastic.

I want Everyday Dinners to be a weeknight resource for you. So that no matter what, even in the busiest of weeks, you’d be able to have tried and true recipes that you could fall back on. Ones that would become staples in your kitchen for years to come. Ones that would become the recipes you adapt over the years and even make your own!

That’s one of the reasons I love sharing recipes so much. The way that dishes change in everyone’s kitchen and become a part of life is amazing. It makes me all warm and fuzzy inside!

burrata baked ziti from everyday dinners

Giveaway!

To celebrate the almost-launch of Everyday Dinners, I’m giving away five $250 gift cards to my favorite places! You can choose a $250 gift card from Williams Sonoma, Sephora, Nordstrom or Amazon.

Of course, I would LOVE if you’d preorder a copy of Everyday Dinners too.

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Pizza Supreme Mac and Cheese.

Get ready for pizza mac and cheese! I can’t tell you how often I call this “max and cheese,” because ever since Max was around 1.5 or 2 years old, he would ask for “max and cheese.” So in other words, please enjoy this pizza supreme max and cheese!  No but really. Pizza flavors + […]

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Get ready for pizza mac and cheese!

white pizza supreme mac and cheese

I can’t tell you how often I call this “max and cheese,” because ever since Max was around 1.5 or 2 years old, he would ask for “max and cheese.”

So in other words, please enjoy this pizza supreme max and cheese! 

peppers and olives

No but really. Pizza flavors + mac and cheese? I need nothing else in the world. This is ridiculously delicious, creamy, flavorful, satisfying and a huge crowd pleaser. It’s customizable and exactly what you want to eat this weekend! 

At least, I’m hoping it is. Pizza mac and cheese is what I want to eat all the time. 

white pizza supreme mac and cheese before baking

I find it funny that I like to make “pizza supreme” flavored dishes because for most of my life, if I was ever served a pizza supreme, I would run away!! If you’re not familiar, the idea of pizza supreme means that it’s loaded with alllll the toppings. Well, most of them. Peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, sausage, olives, etc.

Things like that!

I’m sure it differs depending on location, but these are the ones that nostalgically stick out in my mind.

white pizza supreme mac and cheese

Even since I made a pizza supreme cauliflower crust pizza, I’ve been in love with this version of pizza supreme. I skip the sausage because I just don’t love sausage (it’s the fennel seeds. no thanks!) and stick to pepperoni and mostly veggies. I love anything tart and briney, so roasted red peppers and banana peppers both make their way in. Eddie loves those too and they are toppings that we use often on pizza anyway. 

This whole dish was a mishmash of a few of my recipes. My white pizza recipes – which have always been a staple because I grew up not loving tomato sauce. My pizza gnocchi in The Pretty Dish, which is SO delish and comforting. And then that cauliflower crust pizza mentioned above.

white pizza supreme mac and cheese

I just knew that some sort of hybrid of those ideas would be fantastic as a mac and cheese.

And I was right!

So I made this as a baked mac and cheese. Of course, you can use whatever toppings you want and love. You could throw the toppings in a stovetop mac and cheese, but I did find in my testing that baked is best because it also roasts the toppings, like regular pizza does. 

white pizza supreme mac and cheese

Obviously I skipped the tomato sauce here, but if you’re feeling it, you could always add in some roasted tomatoes or even diced tomatoes. Or even dollop some pizza sauce on top! 

When it comes to cheeses, I kept the sauce somewhat traditional with parmesan and mozzarella. But I did throw in some cheddar for sharpness and flavor and it made the entire dish POP.

It’s also your call if you would like to stir more toppings into the mac and cheese for extra texture or just leave them on top. There is no wrong way here, it’s just your preference and what you like best. For example, I stir the roasted red peppers into my mac and cheese, but that is it. The rest goes on top and I find we love it that way. 

white pizza supreme mac and cheese

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