Hot meals for cold days
Published 9:00 am Saturday, December 30, 2017
As winter chills settle in, one way to warm up from the inside-out is with family meals centered around a delicious bowl of comfort food like pasta, soups and stews.
By planning your weeknight menu to include wholesome, organic foods made with no artificial flavors, artificial colors or high-fructose corn syrup, you can create hearty and flavorful dishes in the New Year that will have everyone in the family eager to dig in.
With a high quality, organic sauce in your pantry like one of the Bertolli USDA-certified organic pasta sauces, you can quickly whip up a warming and indulgent winter dish while still keeping your resolutions to cook with more quality ingredients.
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For example, this recipe for campanelle with prosciutto and peas uses creamy alfredo sauce, made with organic cream, aged parmesan cheese and spices, is sure to become a cold-weather family favorite.
Find more recipes to kick-start taste-tempting family mealtimes through every season at Bertolli.com.
Campanelle with prosciutto and peas
Cook time: 10 minutes
Prep time: 10 minutes
12 ounces uncooked campanelle pasta
1 tablespoon Bertolli extra-virgin olive oil
1 large shallot, finely chopped
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup frozen peas
3 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto
1 jar (15 ounces) Bertolli organic creamy alfredo sauce
4 ounces Fontina cheese, shredded
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
In pot of salted water, cook pasta 2 minutes less than directed on package. Drain pasta.
In large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil and shallots. Cook 3-4 minutes, or until softened. Add wine; cook 3-4 minutes, or until most liquid has evaporated. Stir in peas, prosciutto, Alfredo sauce and cheese. Add pasta; toss gently. Cook and stir 1-2 minutes to coat pasta with sauce.
In saucepan, bring water to boil and add eggs. Cook 6 minutes. Transfer eggs to ice water and cool before peeling.
Top each serving with soft-set egg and black pepper.
Notes: Gouda or Gruyere can be substituted for Fontina. Unpeeled, cooked eggs can be stored in refrigerator up to one week.