In the tradition of our own Nonna Pat’s long-standing Sunday suppers, this week’s box includes fixings for a meal to share with your nearest and dearest: A hearty rigatoni pasta tossed with our Nonna Pat’s luscious tomato sauce, Italian chicken sausage, capers and olives, plus sun-dried tomato-kissed Pomodoro bread accompanied by a smooth Argentinian Malbec. Side dish-worthy produce including fall Sweet Dumpling and Delicata squash, bunched beets and Italian puntarelle round out this robust Italian meal.
Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:
Rigatoni Pasta with Nonna Pat’s Marinara Sauce & Capers
Simple and elegant, this lovely pasta packs luscious texture and flavor thanks to the addition of fruity capers.
Fall Vegetable Ciambotta
This traditional Italian-style stew makes for a lovely side dish to this week’s pasta.
Savory Roasted Squash, Two Ways
After roasting, this side is topped with either fresh thyme, honey and walnuts, or hazelnuts and blue cheese, for a spectacular finish.
Roman-Style Puntarelle Salad
This classic Italian salad recipe makes ingenious use of puntarelle greens.
Lemon & Butter-Braised Beet Greens
This side makes lovely use of incredibly tender, often-overlooked, beet greens.