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Pesto

This is a delicious uncooked sauce that is commonly made with basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

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Spanakopita Rice Balls

Brynelle Shepeck, of Littleton, Colo., serves these tasty spinach-and-feta appetizers—a riff on classic spanakopita pie—at family gatherings and neighborhood parties.

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Pesto-Scrambled Tofu with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

A taste of Italy! This recipe was developed using pesto paste that comes in a tube and happens to be vegan. It’s a great ingredient to keep on hand, because it stays fresh in the fridge for a long time.

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Tuscan Pizza

A par-baked pizza crust will keep for up to two days in the fridge and up to three months in the freezer.

Tangy-Sweet Pizza

Tangy-Sweet Pizza

Alternate slices of orange and white sweet potatoes for extra color. A par-baked pizza crust will keep for up to two days in the fridge and up to three months in the freezer.

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Gnocchi, Lentil, and 
Escarole Soup

Prepared gnocchi, sun-dried tomatoes, and pesto make a quick, comforting Italian-style soup. No gnocchi on hand? Replace 
it with 1 1/2 cups peeled, cubed potatoes added with the lentils in step 1. Choose 
a vegan pesto to make the soup vegan.

Caprese Pizza

Caprese Pizza

This simple pizza tastes great as it is, but you can jazz it up with any of your favorite toppings.

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