Ina Garten’s recipes will make you cook like a pro, even if you are new to cooking. If you are looking for dinner recipes to prepare this cold winter, The Barefoot Countess has you covered. Here are 10 easy yet awesome dinners that will keep you warm when the temperature drops.
1. Ina Garten serves her beef bourguignon on toasted country bread
To make Ina’s Boeuf Bourguignon, you will need some kitchen utensils. Make sure you have a Dutch oven with a tight-fitting lid, a slotted spoon, a large plate, plenty of paper towels, and matches. When ready to serve, the barefoot countess said to pour the stew over toasted country bread covered with garlic.
2. Baked Rigatoni with Lamb Ragù from ‘Modern Comfort Food’ is a decadent dinner
This easy pasta dish comes from Ina’s most recent book Modern comfort food. She recommends using De Cecco pasta to prepare her oven-baked rigatoni with lamb ragù. Another tip from the Food Network star, this dish can be made a day ahead and refrigerated. Then you just need to cook it before serving.
Ina’s chicken pie recipe has one for sure and one you can choose to use or ignore. To make this beginner’s recipe super easy, Ina says to use a frozen puff pastry sheet. As for the chicken broth, you can use store-bought or make Ina’s recipe from scratch.
4. Ina Garten’s Crispy Mustard Roast Chicken Recipe is a “foolproof” dinner
The Barefoot Countess The recipe for Roast Chicken with Crispy Mustard is one of her favorites, and it’s foolproof. To prepare this dish, you will cook chicken pieces covered with a crumbly mixture of panko breadcrumbs, garlic, thyme, lemon zest, butter, Dijon mustard and dry white wine.
Take your mac and cheese game to the next level this holiday season with Ina’s Overnight Mac and Cheese. This is a great dish to make for a Thanksgiving or Christmas party because you have everything prepared the night before. And then cook it right before it’s ready to serve.
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6. Lentil sausage soup will feed a dinner crowd
Ina’s lentil sausage soup is a delicious option for a dinner menu. But, it’s as good as a weekday dinner all by itself with a side of crusty bread. Serve it in a large bowl with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of grated Parmesan.
7. Ina Garten makes brisket with onions and leeks for her beloved Jeffrey
From his cookbook Cooking for Jeffrey comes Ina’s Brisket with onions and leeks. The key to this dish is to sprinkle the brisket with salt, wrap it around, and let it refrigerate overnight before preparing the entire recipe the next day. Ina warns against skipping this important step.
8. Tagliarelles with truffle butter can be an accompaniment or an aperitif.
We couldn’t have a list of Ina’s 10 best recipes without including one that features her favorite ingredient – white truffle butter. Ina’s tagliatelle with truffle butter are a snap to prepare, and they can be used as a side dish or as an appetizer.
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There is nothing easier or more delicious than Ina’s Mustard Roast Fish. From his cookbook Back to the roots, this recipe only requires fish fillets (snapper is recommended), salt and pepper, crème fraîche, Dijon mustard, wholemeal mustard, chopped shallots and drained capers.
10. Ina Garten’s Bolognese of the Week is an easy dinner option
From his cookbook Is it easy?, Garten’s Weeknight Bolognese is another beginner’s pasta dish that won’t disappoint. If you don’t have pasta shells, Ina advises you to use the dried pasta that you like. And if you don’t have any cream or basil, you can leave it out.
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