Italian Lentil Soup: A Hearty Meal for Busy Days

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The next time you’re craving a simple, comforting meal, make this Italian lentil soup. Bursting with vegetables and simple, classic flavors, it tastes just like a meal Nana would make. Perfect with a slice of crusty bread, read more now to add this recipe to your collection of family favorites to enjoy all winter long.

Classic Minestrone Soup to Warm Up on Cold Days (Vegetarian)

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This is quite honestly the best classic minestrone soup recipe. The vegetable broth and tomato base is loaded with fresh veggies, beans, and tender small shell pasta. The whole recipe comes together in one pot to create a delightful and healthy dinner. Plus the leftovers are outstanding for lunch. Get the recipe now.

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Next time that Italian craving strikes, roll up your sleeves, grab the garlic, and get to work. A true classic, spaghetti is paired with superior meatballs that are tender and juicy, loaded with sharp, nutty Parmesan and fresh parsley. Keep reading to swirl your way to forkful after forkful of perfectly savory pasta.

Classic Ratatouille (The Dish, Not the Movie)

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If you haven’t made ratatouille before, give our recipe a try this week. A hearty and rustic combination of vegetables comes together to create a meal that is the epitome of comfort. With a burst of fresh herbs, it’s a simple and straightforward dish that’s nutritious and flavorful, and easy to make. Get the recipe.

Italian-Style Green Beans: A Simple Savory Side

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You will love these sauteed Italian-style green beans with tomatoes and garlic. The healthy recipe can be made with fresh or frozen vegetables, making it a delicious side dish to pair with any entree you plan to serve. This recipe proves that simple dishes usually taste the best. Get the recipe now.

Chicken Cutlets with Tomatoes to Rescue Your Weeknight Dinner Plan

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A tasty, healthy dinner in less than 30 minutes? These chicken cutlets with tomatoes make it possible and oh-so flavorful as well. The thin poultry is cooked with tomatoes in a white wine sauce that makes for a savory meal the whole family can enjoy. Served with arugula, fresh or wilted, it’s nice and light. Read more.

House Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes

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Make this house salad your standby and you’ll never be without a healthy side dish again. In this refreshing recipe, tender greens are tossed with crisp cucumbers, juicy cherry tomatoes, delicate sprouts, and a tangy balsamic-mustard vinaigrette. Read more now to get the full breakdown on these go-to greens.

Chicken Chilaquiles

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When you’re craving a comforting mess of Mexican food, chicken chilaquiles are the answer. After being braised in a bold blend of fruity guajillo peppers and tomatoes, shredded chicken is tossed with homemade tortilla chips, topped with salty cotija cheese, and drizzled with Mexican crema. Read on for the recipe.

Easy 20-Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Soup (Dairy Free)

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Who says you can’t have a bowl of comfort in a flash? With this 20-minute creamy tomato basil soup, you can enjoy that classic flavor without any dairy. Make a batch early in the week and rewarm it on weeknights for a quick and easy dinner. There’s never a wrong time to make a batch of soup. Get the recipe now.

Chicken Gyros with Tomato Salad and Feta

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If lemon, garlic, and white wine sound like a threesome-come-true, you’ll go gaga for this chicken gyro. Tender chicken thighs are marinated, skewered, charred to perfection, and tucked in a fluffy pita with feta, pickled veggies, and a light cucumber-herb salad. Read on to add this recipe to your list of fresh favs.

Pepperoni Chicken Parmesan

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When you’re looking to put a twist on tradition, this pepperoni chicken parmesan has got all the right marinara moves. Sliced fresh tomatoes and basil on top of breaded chicken echo the standard red sauce, and gooey mozzarella meets spicy, garlicky pepperoni in between. Hungry yet? Get the recipe now.