MamaMiaMangia’s Sugo al PomodoroThis recipe was submitted by Elena Davis of MamaMiaMangia for the My Colavita Meal challenge. Notes from the author below.
This is a go-to, easy, authentic, and flavorful tomato sauce recipe you will love! I make this weekly and store it in a mason jar in the fridge and use it for an easy lunch with pasta or add to any recipe that calls for tomato sauce. It also freezes great. I receive countless compliments on the fresh, flavorful and light taste of this simple authentic recipe. Most canned pasta sauces are filled with a dozen ingredients and spices. The overdone sauce complicates the pure sweet flavor of the tomato itself. The key is using the right kind of canned tomatoes and good quality olive oil (Colavita) as a base. Italian recipes are mostly simple. They typically highlight one main ingredient with a few other spices and sub ingredients (I just made up that term) to create just the right flavor combinations. Simple is best!
For more recipes from MamaMiaMangia, visit her website here.CapreseIn New Jersey, where Colavita’s USA headquarters are located, September means tomato time! This recipe for Caprese Salad highlights one of New Jersey’s Garden State specialties. We’re known for our big, rosy-red beefsteak tomatoes, but we have heirlooms a-plenty! You can pull this recipe together in 10 minutes flat and it’s the best in-season Mediterranean diet inspired appetizer around.
Pair Recipe with Caprese with: Colorful CrostiniSimilar Colavita Recipes:Grilled Tomato Caprese Salad Peach and Tomato Caprese Salad Homemade ManicottiThis recipe for Homemade Manicotti is the lightest and fluffiest of homemade pastas—paper thin crepes are filled with cheese and baked to perfection. A tradition around Christmas and Easter, they are a labor of love, but well worth the time spent.
Pair Recipe with Manicotti with: Pizza RusticaSimilar Colavita Recipes:Manicotti di Pasqua Lasagna Florets Spicy Green Olive Pizza on the GrillPizza on the grill is the next best thing to a woodfired oven. This recipe for Spicy Green Olive Pizza on the Grill is literally perfect for any taste buds. Want something sweet and salty? Check. How about something with heat? Also check. This sweet and spicy green olive pizza hits the spot.
Pair Recipe with: Basil Gelato with Grilled Stone FruitSimilar Colavita Recipes:Bruschetta Pizza on the Grill Italian Hawaiian Grilled Pineapple and Prosciutto Pizza Arancini (Fried Risotto Balls)This recipe for Arancini is an Italian classic! Perfectly cooked risotto formed into balls and fried in extra virgin olive oil until warm and crispy. They’re a fantastic appetizer or side dish, and they’re even perfect on the go!
Pair Recipe with Arancini with: Meyer Lemon BudinoSimilar Colavita Recipes:Pumpkin Risotto Arancini Risotto with Mixed Mushrooms Polenta Pizza Bites with Tomato and MozzarellaWho doesn’t love pizza as a snack? This recipe for Polenta Pizza Bites gives you just that — perfect little snack sized bites of pizza, that just happen to be gluten free and good for you. The Polenta Crust comes together easily. Don’t be surprised if you’re fighting with your kids over the last bite!
Pair Recipe with Polenta Pizza Bites with Tomato and Mozzarella with: Cauliflower Pizza BitesSimilar Colavita Recipes:Grilled Calamari Steak Over Polenta Broccoli Rabe, Sun-dried Tomato and White Bean Pizza Cauliflower Pizza BitesThis recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Bites uses cauliflower as the crust, giving you perfect little snack-sized bites of pizza, that just happen to be gluten free and good for you. It’s a great way to add some more veggies to your family’s diet, and you’ll love them too!
Pair Recipe with Cauliflower Pizza Bites with: Polenta Pizza Bites with Tomato and MozzarellaSimilar Colavita Recipes:Cauliflower Pizza Crust with Zucchini and Fresh Herbs Polenta Pizza Crust Chicken ParmPesto PizzaWho says you need tomato sauce to make a pizza? Throw some pesto, mozzarella and parmesan on some dough, and voila! You've got yourself a delicious pesto pizza to share among friends. Spicy Caprese SandwichWant a caprese salad and a sandwich at the same time? Well look no further with this spicy caprese sandwich. All your favorite parts of a caprese salad plus some spicy mayonnaise.Chicken Parm SandwichWho doesn't love a classic chicken parm sandwich? Throw some chicken cutlets on a roll with some mozzarella and our fresh tomatoes and you're set for a great Father's Day!Roasted Zucchini ParmesanThis light take on a classic eschews pan-frying the zucchini in favor of a quick roast in the oven. Layer the browned zucchini with a quick tomato sauce and a sprinkling of cheese, then bake until browned and bubbly for the perfect roasted zucchini parmesan.