There is a Barefoot Contessa recipe for virtually any occasion. Seasons? The famous chef has it covered. Ina Garten’s winter dinners include a range of comforting dishes for a cold day.
1. Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic
The garden’s winter dinners, as shown on her official website, would not be complete without Barefoot Contessa fried chicken. Chicken with 40 cloves of garlic is a variation of perfectly fried chicken, one of Garten’s most famous barefoot Contessa recipes.
As the name suggests, the Food Network star uses a lot garlic in this recipe. And yes, it really is about 40 carnations.
In true Barefoot Contessa fashion, the Garten makes the process easier and less stressful with a simple tip. She puts the garlic cloves in a pot of boiling water for 60 seconds before peeling them.
2. Moroccan lamb tagine
A clear barefoot Contessa dish, this special recipe on Garten’s winter dinner list is made in a Dutch oven. That Modern comfort food the author cooks everything in the same pan before putting it in the oven to bake.
A low and slow recipe, Garten cooks the Moroccan lamb tagine in a 300 degree oven for three hours. When the lamb is tender and the vegetables are cooked, she serves it along with steamed couscous.
Roasted vegetable lasagne
The garden’s winter dinners also include this vegetarian Barefoot Contessa dish. Like traditional lasagna, it involves layering ingredients. Apart from this variant, the Food Network star puts vegetables like eggplant and zucchini in layers instead of minced beef or turkey.
Cheese lovers rejoice because Garten’s roasted vegetable lasagne does not contain a single but fire different types of cheese, including ricotta, parmesan, mozzarella and goat cheese.
4. Grydesteg company
Do you want a classic Garten winter dinner? Look no further than Company Pot Roast. Once again, the cooking host chooses to use a Dutch oven.
The garden sizzles the meat to seal in all the juices before making a sauce. Almost three and a half hours later – the recipe is a serious love job – she has a tender, tasty roast ready for a dinner party or a cozy evening.
5. Baked Rigatoni with Lamb Ragu
This Garten winter dinner is celebrity-approved. Jennifer Garner put Garten’s baked rigatoni on her to-make list for the weekend.
And it’s easy to see why. The Barefoot Contessa dish is a different offering of classic spaghetti. There are noodles, cheese and tomato sauce. Served in one dish, it’s an easy recipe to make for a quantity.
6. Penne with 5 cheeses
Do you need a dish that everyone will love? This Barefoot Contessa paste is “always a hit,” according to Garten. The cookbook author once compared it to an adult version of macaroni and cheese. But with a few tweaks, and five different kinds of cheeses, it becomes a dish to suit any occasion.
7. Slowly fried spicy pork
Her Slow-Roasted Spiced Pork, which is part of an appealing menu that Garten’s makes, is exactly as it sounds. Garten roasts pork in a low oven (300 degrees Fahrenheit) after seasoning it with a pasta she makes in a food processor.
The biggest concern with Garten winter dinner? Do not let it dry out. That means adding wine to the pan every two hours or so.
8. 1770 House Meat Coffee
Another classic Garten winter dinner is meatloaf. This particular Barefoot Contessa meatloaf recipe includes three different types of meat – pork, veal and beef – and a garlic sauce with four ingredients.
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