Welcome to Chef’s Corner, where you’ll find everything from the ins and outs of ingredients to new takes on your favorite pasta dishes. We hope you enjoy these family-pleasing, satisfying and flavorful recipes – buon appetito!
Give the Green Light: Ideas for Spring Greens, Spinach, Broccoli and Basil
Go beyond salad and steamed broccoli by putting some of the most nutrient-packed greens to better use. Learn to transform green vegetables into fresh pesto, or add to Alfredo sauce, pasta salad, noodle soups and zesty sauces. These ingredients are more versatile than you probably realize, and your family will be surprised at how delicious it can be to eat their veggies.
Chef Lorenzo’s Top 10 Weeknight Pasta Dishes
With these deliciously simple ideas from Chef Lorenzo, you’ll get dinner on the table before the kids even have a chance to ask what’s on the menu. You can make each family-friendly meal in 40 minutes or less. All feature fresh, delicious ingredients that beat takeout any night of the week.
Chiles: Bring on the Heat
Go beyond the expected crushed red pepper by trying a diverse mix of chile peppers to add smokiness, caramel flavors and heat to your favorite dishes. Whether you aim to re-create favorite restaurant dishes at home or you just want to add a little spice to a Thursday night dinner, these chiles have you covered. Here’s how to make the best use of the peppers available at your supermarket.
Powered-Up Pasta Bowls
Whether fuel for a tough workout, a long day at the office, or a day on the town, pasta bowls are super-wholesome ways to assemble easy dinners for your family. Light and balanced, these mix-and-match ideas provide a range of flavors for endless possibilities. Follow our three easy steps to combine textures, proteins and carbohydrates like a pro.
New Ways with Pasta Salad
Whether for a potluck, a picnic, or just an easy weeknight meal, pasta salad is a summer staple. Try these new twists on the classic idea for family meals that will keep you inspired and nourished all season long.
7 Healthy Pasta Recipes: Extra-Sneaky Ways to Pack Vegetables into Pasta
Quick, packed with veggies, and kid-approved, these weeknight meals give you back time you can spend with your family—without any fuss about what’s for dinner.
THE PASTA BAR: A FRESH TAKE ON PASTA NIGHT
Rev up your mealtime routine with a Pasta Bar theme featuring Barilla Pastas and Sauces. A Pasta Bar can turn mealtime into an event and please even the pickiest of eaters.