Homemade sweet potato gnocchi in brown butter cream sauce is much simpler to make than you think! 

Paired with a Farmhouse Ale Pasta e Fagioli is a classic Italian soup. This version is a twist on the classic. This simple brothy soup is made with the essentials: carrot, celery, onions, herbs, broth and tomato sauce. Sausage adds a depth of flavor. Great northern beans add some texture and ditalini is the finishing …

Paired with a Brown Ale This risotto with kale pesto and bacon is an example of a much simpler way to make risotto that doesn’t lack in flavor! A simple risotto is made, but there is no standing around the range tending to it. This risotto goes straight into the oven, giving you the same …

Paired with an Amber Ale Skillet stuffed shells are a simple and delicious weeknight dinner recipe. A simple red sauce is made from sweet Italian sausage, tomato paste, and the traditional ingredients that make up the perfect meat sauce. Al dente jumbo shells are filled with a cheesy ricotta mixture and layered on top of …

This post is sponsored by Colavita and Perugina. All opinions are my own. Paired with a Pale Ale (for dinner) and a Porter (for dessert) Celebrate this holiday season with an Italian Holiday Table! A simple fish dish, Sea Scallop and Shrimp Scampi with Spinach Tagliatelle, is the perfect main course to either serve on …

Paired with a Pale Ale Creamy spaghetti squash chicken alfredo with leeks and bacon is a healthier take on your traditional chicken alfredo that usually involves ziti or linguine. Roasted spaghetti squash sets this dish apart from the rest. A simple sauce is made from a base of bacon fat and leeks. Chicken broth and …

Pair with a Pumpkin Ale This isn’t your everyday risotto. Pumpkin Risotto with Bacon is a fall twist on a classic recipe that’s quick, simple and delicious! A mixture of bacon and onion is sauteed in a hot nonstick pan. With the onions tender and the bacon just on the brink of crispiness, Arborio rice …

Paired with a Pilsner Baked eggs and sausage in marinara sauce are is one of my favorite weekday breakfast recipes. Eggs are cracked into a pool of marinara sauce that has been sprinkled with sweet Italian sausage. Mozzarella and parmesan cheese provide the perfect melty topping and fresh basil adds the most necessary freshness!

Italian Zabaglione with Biscotti Crumble is a great dessert recipe for a dinner party, as you can make it ahead of time and it’s so quick to whip up! A classic Italian dessert, zabaglione is made with egg yolks, sugar and some variety of sweet wine (in this case: Marsala wine). This version is flavored …