8 Italian Comfort Dishes That’ll Warm You Up

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Three Cheese Eggplant Parmesan


Winter is far from over in most parts of the country. So why not face those chilly nights with comforting, flavorful Italian-inspired dishes? We’re here to help and sharing eight of our favorite recipes, including some modern takes on tradition. Read on. 
1.Three Cheese Eggplant Parmesan opens in a new tab
Vegetarians and meat eaters will appreciate that our version of this Italian classic features breaded eggplant that is baked, not fried. Fear not, the dish still boasts that bubbly, rich flavor you crave. 
2.Pizza with Le Gruyère and Prosciutto opens in a new tab
A couple of flavorful, authentic ingredients team up for this pizza night winner sure to impress the family or that someone special. (Money-saving tip: Save $1 on a 2.5-oz package of Principe Prosciutto di Parma from 2/21 - 2/27/18*.)
3. Neapolitan Meat Sauce opens in a new tab
Nothing says date night at home like a slow simmered ragu sauce that calls for red wine. Since the bottle is open, pour a glass of wine for yourself and let the short ribs, pork, tomatoes, veggies and herbs do their thing with little fuss. We recommend serving over rigatoni or ziti. (Animal Welfare Rated Bone-In or Flanken Style Beef Short Ribs are on sale for $5.99 lb. from 2/21 - 2/27/18.*)

Pappardelle with Pancetta and Wild Mushrooms

4. Pappardelle with Pancetta and Wild Mushrooms opens in a new tab
A mix of tasty, colorful mushrooms gives this simple pasta lots of flavor. No pappardelle, no problem. Any wide pasta like tagliatelle or fettuccine will also work. 
5. Italian Wedding Soup with Orzo and Meatballs opens in a new tab
Don’t pass up this aromatic and deeply flavorful soup because of its longer ingredient list. You can chop the veggies and prep the meatballs ahead of time. 
6. Perfect Cacio e Pepe opens in a new tab
Because there are only six ingredients in this Roman-inspired recipe for cheese and pepper pasta, quality is key. Make sure the pepper and Parmigiano Reggiano are freshly grated and use your best extra virgin olive oil. Luckily, you can save $5 lb. on Mitica Parmigiano Reggiano from 2/23 - 2/25/18*.
7.Polenta with Mushrooms and Gorgonzola opens in a new tab
This satisfying vegetarian dish pairs delicious aromatics like garlic and leeks with fresh rosemary, tender shiitake and button mushrooms and crumbly, zippy Gorgonzola. 
8.Beef and Quinoa Meatballs opens in a new tab
Combine a family favorite (meatballs) with leftovers (quinoa) and sneak in vegetables for a dinner that will stretch your dollar further — especially since Animal Welfare Rated 90% extra lean ground beef is on sale for $4.99 lb. from 2/21 - 2/27/18*. Serve over spaghetti one night, and save leftovers for Easy Meatball Subs opens in a new tab.
*Valid 2/21 - 2/27/18 for the ground beef, short ribs and prosciutto sales. The Parmigiano Reggiano sale is valid 2/23 - 2/25/18. While supplies last. Not valid at Whole Foods Market 365™ stores. U.S. only. No rain checks. Ground beef and short rib sales exclude grass fed, organic and cooked.

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