Healthy Italian Takeout
Imagine having Italian takeout every day. Imagine being able to sit back and relax and enjoy the great flavors of authentic Italian cuisine. Italian takeout is easy to make at home cooking with fresh ingredients and just a few simple steps. Imagine the fresh aroma of fresh garlic and tomatoes simmering in your home, slowly permeating your entire home. The great thing about authentic Italian cooking besides the great aromas is it uses only simple and foolproof ingredients. Here are some easy Italian recipes to make at home that are delicious and nutritious. For starters, I think having a salad at your next party is a good idea. A simple Italian salad may consist of fresh vegetables and perhaps a small amount of tuna or chicken salad, to top it off.
As far as pasta goes, I have always enjoyed my favorite meal, the meatball. However, they were so dry that I felt like I had to use the oven to bake them in! Now I use the oven to steam the meatballs, allowing me to eat them warm from the oven instead of having to dig through the frozen, and I also enjoy them in so many other ways. Spaghetti Squash is a great addition to any Italian-inspired dish, and while I prefer good hamburger sometimes, it sure beats fast food delivered. I like to put spaghetti squash right in the pot of tomato sauce. If you don't have spaghetti squash, you can always use some frozen or canned spaghetti squash. Another fun way to make some easy pasta dishes is to simply sautee one or two mushrooms in olive oil. In a pan or skillet, cook these mushrooms until they are tender and soft. Then add to the ingredients in your recipe and you have an easy pasta dish ready in less than 15 minutes!
My favorite meal is pizza, delivered! Especially here in Phoenix. If you have never tried it, then you are missing out on the joys of this wonderful Italian creation. One of my favorite pizza toppings is Italian sausage. Sausage and pepper make this a delicious treat to serve to your friends or family when you are having a party. You can make these sausages as well as you would any other sausage, adding the Italian seasoning and then grilling for a quick and tasty sausage topping. Of course, I am not suggesting that you make any old lasagna! In fact, I think you should take it a step further. Why not make lasagna with some of the best ingredients in the world? No, you do not have to spend a fortune to make this delicious meal. If you want to try making some lasagna, all you have to do is cook some lasagna noodles. They are quick and easy to make, and best of all, you can buy the noodles pre-packaged and freeze the leftover noodles to have on hand when you need them!
If you are trying to find a healthier option, why not try making up some pasta salads? These pasta salads can be made in no time and are perfect when you are trying to cut calories. You can make some homemade tortillas by frying a few tortillas in olive oil, garlic powder, and a little salt and then baking them in the oven. When they are cooked, they form a crust on the tortilla. You can then either use the crust to make some sandwiches or use it to make enchiladas or burritos! The possibilities are endless. These are just a few of my favorite easy recipes for pasta, and there are so many more to choose from. I hope you will try these recipes out and find that they are not only healthy but very tasty as well.