Giada De Laurentiis is best known as being a star on the Food Network. She has appeared on three television shows on the network, including Giada at Home, Everyday Italian, and Food Network Star. She is best known for making healthy meals that are delicious, unique, and very beautiful in appearance.
In addition to her cooking show, De Laurentiis also has released some cookbooks, including Giada’s Family Dinners and Everyday Italian: 125 Simple and Delicious Recipes. Many of her meals look incredibly delicious and we are counting down some of the top ten recipes made by the chef.
Since her birthday was August 22, we wanted to look back at some of the recipes that she has created, from pastas to breakfast treats and, of course, chocolate. What could be better than enjoying these recipes made with healthy ingredients? What are your favorite meals from Food Network?
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10. French toast with blueberries
French toast and blueberries? A classic breakfast favorite and what’s neat about this is that the toast are cut into cubes before being added into a mixture of milk, maple cinnamon, salt, and lemon zest. The mixture is put into a baking dish and then cinnamon and sugar are added to the top of the egg mixture to bake. Sounds good to me!
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9. Baked macaroni and cheese cupcakes
This is a fun dish to make with kids, especially ones who love macaroni and cheese and can be a little bit picky. Plus, the recipe also calls for ground dark turkey or chicken, cherry tomatoes, broccoli, and asparagus. Getting kids to eat their protein and vegetables? Priceless!
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8. Amaretto chocolate tart with Apricot Cream
ChChocolate lovers out there, get your pencils and paper. This is one chocolate filled recipe you will love. Plus, the recipe calls for Apricot jam in making the Cream. This is a great dessert for any evening, whether as a late night craving or for a get together with friends or family.
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7. Sweet potato garlic fries
Sweet potato fries are very delicious by themselves, but add in garlic, caramelized onions and and a nice sauce to go with it, these will be delicious fries to pair with any meal.
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6. Classic Italian Turkey Meatballs
With meatballs, you can do anything you want with this delicious recipe. They are good by themselves or in a sandwich. Ingredients for the meatballs include Parmesan cheese, basil leaves, Italian parsley, garlic, and turkey meat, as well as Italian turkey sausage links. Yum!
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5. Sweet and sour pork sliders
These tasty sliders are perfect for a party, especially during Super Bowl season. However, make them whenever you want because these are too good looking to pass up! You can make a slaw to go on top of the pork sliders and for the pork, you add ingredients such as orange juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and arrow root. Plus, you use Hawaiian style sweet rolls for the bread. Delicious!
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4. Chicken sausage skewers
Along with making the skewers, this recipe also comes with a marinade, which includes oil, parsley, chives, soy sauce, garlic, lemon zest, and pepper. For the skewers, you use sausage, zucchini, lemon, fennel, and bell pepper. Sounds good to me!
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3. Burgers ala Pizzaiola
Everyone loves burgers and with this recipe, you have ingredients such as garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, shredded mozzarella, grated parmesan, sirloin beef, and sourdough rolls. This is one tasty treat everyone will love, especially for a day of grilling!
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2. Rigatoni with Vegetable Bolognese
To view this recipe, you may need to become a member of Giada’s website for free, however, it does look quite delicious. Pasta and vegetables together? That’s always a delicious treat!
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1. Cocoa-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin with Chocolate Tomato Sauce
This recipe is interesting in that it involves using cocoa-powder and chocolate for tomato sauce. This has all the makings of a romantic and sweet dinner, as it uses such ingredients as fresh rosemary, balsamic vinegar, canned crushed tomatoes, allspice, and dark brown sugar. Spice up your romantic evening with this sweet dish.
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