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Homemade Cheese Ravioli with Meat Sauce 

This was absolutely perfect in every single way. It’s rich with flavor, slightly spicy, and a great dinner for a winter weeknight. 

I will post a detailed ravioli recipe in another post – the focus of this recipe is the meat sauce. 

Ingredients 

1 small yellow onion, diced 

5 large cloves garlic, minced 

1 lb Italian chicken sausage (hot or sweet) 

1 full jar tomato passata 

2 cups spinach, roughly chopped 

1 tsp granulated garlic 

1 tsp granulated onion

1 tsp dried basil 

1 tsp dried oregano 

½ - 1 tbsp granulated sugar 

Pinch red pepper flakes 

Extra virgin olive oil

Kosher salt and pepper, to taste 

1 lb cooked cheese ravioli 

Directions 

Heat a large dutch oven or pot over medium heat. 

Once the pot has come to temperature, drizzle a few tbsp of olive oil into the bottom and add in the onions and garlic. 

Sweat the onions and garlic until the onions become translucent. Season with salt and pepper.

Once the onions are translucent, raise the temperature to medium high and add in the chicken sausage.

Break apart the sausage using a wooden spoon, season with granulated onion and garlic and cook until browned.

As the chicken begins to brown, add in the entire jar of tomato passata [making sure to add water to the jar to add the excess], dried basil, oregano, red pepper flakes, sugar and stir. Adjust the seasoning if necessary.

Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer and cook for 20 minutes, allowing the sauce to thicken. 

During the final minutes of simmering, cook the ravioli, drain and reserve a small amount of pasta water. 

Raise the heat to medium once again, and add in the spinach and stir. 

Add in the ravioli and toss into the sauce. 

Garnish with fresh parsley or basil and serve. 

Enjoy! 

Congratulations to Queen Bey and Jay Z! The couple will welcome twins in September and we’re guessing the pregnancy cravings are likely in full force. People Magazine reported Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce & Basil is Beyoncé’s favorite pasta dish—so, enjoy in honor of Bey tonight. 

Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce & Basil

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Jumbo meatballs. Beef, pork, veal (2 pounds), garlic (5 heads), Vidalia Onion (1), Olive Oil (dash), Basil (2 tablespoons), Oregano (2 tablespoons), Parmesan cheese (½ cup), Kosher salt (dash), Black pepper (dash), tomato sauce (6 ounces).

Roast garlic in olive oil in 350 degree oven until tender, then cool. Caramelize onion in sautee pan in olive oil. Then turn off heat. Chop basil and oregano and add to onion. Squeeze garlic into onion mix. Pulse in food processor with salt and pepper. Mix onion and garlic mix into meat with parmesan. Form onto 12-14 balls. Sear each ball in olive oil and add to baking pan. Bake in 400 degree oven for 20 minutes then remove. Mix drippings with tomato sauce and pour over meatballs.

Next Generation Amortentia:
  • Rose: Old books, freshly made pumpkin juice, grandma's blueberry bread and coconut (Scorpius's shampoo).
  • Hugo: Soft sea-salt pretzels, hot chocolate, dry basil leaves and hazel wood.
  • James Sirius: Butterbeer, toasted sunflower seeds, cinnamon and chestnut wood.
  • Albus Severus: Strawberry jam, firewhisky, cinnamon cookies and clean sheets.
  • Lily Luna: Black tea leaves, cherry flower, rosemary water and blueberry.
  • Victoire: Orange and poppy seed juice (Teddy's favourite), lavender flower, incense and wet grass.
  • Teddy: Fresh ink, lavender flower (Victoire's hair), chai tea blend and rain.
  • Dominique: Almond wood, fresh ginger, bacon caramel and periwinkle flower.
  • Louis: Homemade chocolate-chip cookies, lemon-peel tea, Shell Cottage's wild blackberries and coffee.
  • Fred II: Basil tomato sauce, watermelon, honey-roasted almonds and menthol cigarettes.
  • Roxanne: Coffee grounds, apple and cinnamon soap, warm milk and chocolate.
  • Molly II: Lemon pie filling, olive oil, juniper wood and Diagon Alley's fish and chips.
  • Lucy: Freshly painted walls, chamomile flower, coconut oil and honey-lemon water.
  • Alice II: Wild flower garden, moist clay, lemongrass and pink pepper grounds.
  • Scorpius: Red Roses, roll-up cigarettes, elder wine and apple pie.
  • Lorcan: Cypress wood, blue champagne, jasmine tea and peppermint candy.
  • Lysander: Poppy flower, pumpkin-spice pound cake, caramelized apricot and muggle beer.

papcrweight  asked:

hi dear could you help me out maybe? my mum made spaghetti tonight and it's like my all time favourite foods so i ate the giant portion and probably set my progress this week back to square one :( however do you know any low cal recipes or alternatives i could use so I don't feel like a pig??

Zucchini noodles or Miracle noodles and tomato sauce with basil

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Spinach and ricotta tortellini with homemade tomato and basil sauce and sugarsnaps