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Meatlover's Italian

Jessica Gavin
I'm Jessica Gavin, a certified culinary scientist and I like to make simple family friendly recipes while sharing knowledge of food science.
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Mangia! Mangia!

Indulge in the best of the best. This collection of Italian favorites would make Nonna proud.

Chicken Florentine Meatballs

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Chicken Florentine Meatballs
Jessica Gavin

Baked chicken florentine meatballs with homemade tomato sauce! Tender pieces of white meat combined with fresh spinach for a healthy meal full of flavor.

Chicken Ragu Sauce with Pappardelle Pasta

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ENTERTAININGTOMATO-FREE
Chicken Ragu Sauce with Pappardelle Pasta
Jessica Gavin

Homemade Ragu sauce made with chicken, mushrooms, bacon, and served up with pappardelle pasta.

Bruschetta Chicken with Zucchini Noodles

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SOY-FREEGRAIN-FREE
Bruschetta Chicken with Zucchini Noodles
Jessica Gavin

Skillet bruschetta chicken with spiralized parmesan zucchini noodles is a healthier version of classic Italian comfort food. Fresh and simple with a burst of flavor!

Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms

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SUGAR-FREESOY-FREE
Chicken Marsala with Mushrooms
Jessica Gavin

An easy chicken marsala recipe loaded flavor, served with sautéed mushrooms and a delicious marsala wine sauce.

Baked Chicken Parmesan with Fresh Tomato Sauce

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SUGAR-FREECLASSIC
Baked Chicken Parmesan with Fresh Tomato Sauce
Jessica Gavin

Delicious baked chicken parmesan recipe made from scratch! Crispy chicken, topped with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella, with spiralized zucchini noodles.

Beef Bolognese Sauce with Pappardelle Pasta

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SUGAR-FREESOY-FREE
Beef Bolognese Sauce with Pappardelle Pasta
Jessica Gavin

Your family will ask for seconds of this hearty beef bolognese sauce served with pappardelle pasta! Lean ground beef is simmered in a crushed tomato sauce

Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce

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SOY-FREEWEEKNIGHT DINNERS
Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce
Jessica Gavin

This grilled flat iron steak with chimichurri sauce recipe is the perfect summer meal. Spiced rubbed steak is topped with a fresh, tangy herb sauce.

Lemon Caper Chicken Piccata with Penne Pasta

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SUGAR-FREEONE-POT
Lemon Caper Chicken Piccata with Penne Pasta
Jessica Gavin

This one-pot lemon caper chicken piccata recipe is served with penne pasta and seasonal zucchini. It's a quick and easy Italian meal in less than 30 minutes.

Balsamic Chicken and Asparagus

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QUICK AND EASYTREE NUT-FREE
Balsamic Chicken and Asparagus
Jessica Gavin

This orange balsamic chicken recipe is a flavorful skillet meal that is ready in 30 minutes or less! A healthy dish with fresh spring vegetables that everyone with enjoy.

Slow Cooker Italian Braised Beef Short Ribs

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GLUTEN-FREESHELLFISH-FREE
Slow Cooker Braised Beef Short Ribs
Jessica Gavin

Slow Cooker Italian braised beef short ribs recipe! Combines classic, simple ingredients to create the most tender, melt in your mouth meal. Serve with creamy Parmesan polenta, and your guests will love this dish!

Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper Sauce

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SUGAR-FREEQUICK AND EASY
Chicken Piccata with Lemon Caper Sauce
Jessica Gavin

Chicken piccata with lemon caper sauce is a fast and easy meal, perfect for a family feast! Lightly breaded pan-fried chicken is simmered in a tangy sauce.

Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce

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CHEESENUT-FREE
Spinach and Cheese Stuffed Shells with Meat Sauce
Jessica Gavin

The recipe filling mixture is whole milk ricotta cheese, parmesan, mozzarella, sautéed spinach, garlic, parsley, basil and egg to bring all of the yumminess together.

Easy Skillet Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage

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SOY-FREENUT-FREE
Easy Skillet Gnocchi with Chicken Sausage
Jessica Gavin

Try this easy skillet gnocchi with chicken sausage and creamy tomato basil sauce. You can have a delicious dinner ready in minutes with this simple recipe!

Grandma's Famous Italian Meatballs

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KID-FRIENDLYTREE NUT-FREE
Grandma's Famous Italian Meatballs
Jessica Gavin

Grandma's Italian meatball recipe is the ultimate comfort food to share with the family! Tender and juicy meatballs simmered in a simple yet rich tomato sauce and placed over spaghetti noodles or the pasta of your liking.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce

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ENTERTAININGSHELLFISH-FREE
Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Jessica Gavin

Easy meat lasagna is the perfect quick easy comfort food that your family and friends will devour! Tender pieces of pasta noodles layered with a hearty tomato sauce, creamy ricotta, and mozzarella cheese.

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