Episode 1103

Polenta Lasagne

Makes 4 Servings Hands-On Time: 35 minutes Total Preparation Time: 50 Minutes Suggested Accompaniments arugula and cherry tomato salad 1 medium onion 3 T extra virgin olive oil 1/2 pound sweet or hot Italian sausage 2 garlic cloves One 14 1/2 oz can diced tomatoes (preferably fire roasted) Kosher salt…


Speedy Pizza Dough

Makes about 4 servings Hands-on time: 10 minutes Total preparation time: 45 minutes 2 to 2 1/2 cups unsifted, unbleached all-purpose flour One 1/4-ounce package quick-rising yeast (about 2 1/4 teaspoons) 1 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon table salt 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Combine 1 3/4 cups of the flour, the…


Wonton Ravioli Stuffed with Three Cheeses

Makes 4 servings 3 cups Quick Tomato Sauce (recipe below) or your favorite store bought brand ½ cup defrosted frozen peas ½ cup coarsely grated mozzarella ½ cup ricotta (whole milk or low fat) ½ cup freshly microplane grated Parmigiano-Reggiano plus extra for sprinkling ¼ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg Kosher…


Butternut Squash Farrotto

Roasted Butternut Squash Farrotto with Prunes and Fried Sage Start to finish: 1 hour 45 minutes Hands-on time: 25 minutes Servings: 4 to 6 1 small butternut squash (about 2 pounds), halved lengthwise or 2 cups frozen defrosted squash puree (available in the frozen food section of many supermarkets) Vegetable…