Archive for the 'Italian' Category

Dave’s Turkey Meatballs

Monday, March 19th, 2012

OK.  So we can’t give you the Cavallaro family spaghetti sauce recipe.  That’s TOP SECRET.  🙂  But these are the meatballs that Dave makes with them, and they are AWESOME.  We don’t ever make them with beef anymore…


1/4 cup Italian Breadcrumbs
2 Tbs milk
2 eggs
2 tsp parsley
2 tsp garlic powder
pepper to taste
1 lb ground turkey (not leaner than 93%)
Pam (or other cooking spray)


Cover a pan with foil.  Spray with Pam.  Set aside.  Heat oven to 350.

In a large bowl stir together breadcrumbs and milk.  The key to the whole recipe is to not overwork/over mix.

Add two eggs and mix until just combined.

Add ground turkey and spices.  Mix until just combined.

Roll into meatballs around 1.5 – 2 inches in diameter. Put on prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.

Once done, drop meatballs into your sauce and enjoy!

Italian Zuppa Toscana

Monday, June 8th, 2009

We made this over the weekend and it was AWESOME.  Tastes just like a certain Italian restaurant chain’s version…


1 lb ground sweet Italian sausage
1 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
1 large onion, diced
6 slices of bacon
2 tsp minced garlic
10 cups water
5 cubes chicken bouillon
1 cup Fate Free Half and Half
4 large potatoes, sliced
1 bunch of kale


1.  Brown the Italian sausage and red pepper flakes in a large pot.  Remove from pot, drain excess fat.  Set aside.
2.  In the same pan, saute’ onion, bacon, and garlic until onions are soft (10-15 min).
3.  Pour in water and add chicken bouillon.  Add potatoes and cook till soft; about 30 minutes.
4.  Add half and  half and cook until heated (about 10 minutes).
5.  Stir in sausage and kale.  Simmer for another 5 minutes and serve.