Blueberry Chamomile Dutch Baby with Honeycomb Ricotta.
I have the best dinner for you today.
It’s quick, easy, full of summer flavors, healthy…ish and yet still kind of cozy too!! You know how much I love a cozy meal!
My current state of mind is all about super simple meals. I’ve been trying my hardest to come up with EASY meals for you guys, and let me tell you, it’s not easy in the least. But today’s recipe is a real winner and anyone who loves real chicken parmesan will love this 20 minute heirloom tomato chicken parmesan bolognese. I even think this a dish you will be able to get picky eaters to eat. YESS.
Seriously, this recipe is here to save your Monday. And by that, I just mean it will make your Monday extra easy and delicious. If you’re looking for a quick and simple recipe, have people coming over, or just want to feed your family at a decent hour (we don’t even know what a decent hour is around here) and have not a thing planned. Yupp, then this will save your day.
Also, I know it may be like a gazillion and one degrees outside where you are, so I am very happy to inform you that you don’t even need to turn on your oven for this recipe. Err, well, if you want to quickly melt that mozzarella under the broiler than you do, but that takes maybe a minute.
Clearly we do not need to count that as REAL oven time.
So here’s the deal. This is one of the quickest cooking and easiest meals around. The hardest part is chopping the tomatoes, and if that’s too hard for you, you can always throw the tomatoes into the food processor OR even just swap in a can of roasted tomatoes (but only if you are in a BIG pinch, cause, it’s tomato season and you have to use them while you have em!!). Once you have the tomatoes chopped up, literally everything goes in a skillet for ten minutes. Then just boil some pasta, add some cheese, melt the cheese a little and that’s it.
It really does not get easier and the flavors are SPOT on. Tomatoes, basil, chicken, parmesan, mozzarella…more basil. PASTA!!
I used heirloom tomatoes for this recipe, but feel free to use any tomato variety, I am mildly obsessed with heirlooms at the moment and pretty much just cannot get over their gorgeousness. Literally, they make me excited to get up cook, shoot and eat everyday. And you know? I think I have yet to see the best tomatoes that summer has to offer. Late August through September seems to always have the BEST heirlooms.
I am so excited!
Ok and I’m also a tad excited for fall since I have way too many fall recipes floating around in my head, but don’t worry, August is about all things summer. Promise.
But umm, has anyone started making football food yet?? My older brother and my younger brother went to the first Browns pre-game of the season Thursday, so that got me thinking about football food.
First though, this pasta. It NEEDS to be made.
Make it this month with fresh tomatoes, and then make it throughout the fall and winter with canned tomatoes. Perfect versatile, all seasons meal…
Whoa, I didn’t know I could do that. Cool!
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Kind of pretty too, don’t ya think?!? But really, let’s eat. That pasta is looking GOOD.
is there a way to get around using red wine? could i use red wine vinegar instead? i’m in recovery and don’t keep wine around if at all possible.
You can use beef broth in place of the red wine. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
I love, love this recipe! I make it all the time and it is literally my go to when I want to fix something simple and quick. I use veggie noodles versus the regular spaghetti noodles and shredded mozzarella versus sliced fresh mozzarella.
Thank you Lynn! I am really glad this turned out so well for you! xTieghan
This recipe is so fresh and delicious! I used a vine tomato, a cup of cherry tomatoes and 1/2 cup of marinara sauce. I also seasoned my chicken with salt, pepper and garlic as I love bolder flavours. The mozzarella is the perfect touch. Yum!
Thank you so much Tiff! xTieghan
This recipe was BEYOND good. I made it for dinner last night. It was a hit! We have now decided that this is our go to spaghetti dinner recipe. The sauce is scrumptious. I will never buy jarred sauce again.
I recently made this again and really loved it. So tasty and I love pasta anyway.
Thank you Joyce!