Only the Best Basil Recipes
This is a great recipe for beginners!
Baked Stuffed Pasta Shells
black pepper, parsley, eggs, basil, garlic powder, pasta shells, mozzarella cheese, parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, tomato sauce
These are just fantastic! This is one of DH's favorite things I make. Great for family dinner or pot luck. This is really pretty easy to make and true Italian comfort food!
Big Ed's Cajun Shrimp Soup
bay leaf, butter, basil, thyme, garlic, green pepper, green onion, rice, hot sauce, red pepper flakes, salt, shrimp, tomato juice, water
"This is an excellent recipe that is quick and easy to fix, and it tastes great too!"
Boilermaker Tailgate Chili
bacon, beef, beer, black pepper, sausage, cayenne, celery, chili powder, beef bouillon granules, cumin, basil, oregano, garlic, green pepper, green chilies, paprika, hot sauce, red pepper, salt, sugar, worcestershire sauce, yellow onions
"This is the chili recipe the gang eats at Purdue Boilermaker football games. I always prep and cook the chili the night before and then reheat the next day. This is a combination of many different tomato-based chili recipes. Good luck and enjoy."
California Italian Wedding Soup
chicken broth, eggs, escarole, ground beef, green onion, parsley, breadcrumbs, lemon, pasta, parmesan cheese, parmesan cheese
"This is my variation of a standard recipe. I like fresh basil and a little lemon rind, so those are basically my only changes. This is a quick and easy soup with flavors that impress all."
Carrabba's Bread Dipping Spice
basil, red pepper flakes, oregano, thyme, lemon juice, garlic, black pepper, kosher salt, olive oil, parsley, rosemary
This is a favorite with Italian style-grub.The recipe comes from Carrabba's Restaurant. They serve the spices on a small plate and the waiter adds olive oil, now you are set to dip your bread. YUM YUM TIP: Chop all spices in small chopper then store them in a small container in the refrigerator, since a little goes a long way--then you can have it anytime.
Cheese- and Shrimp-Stuffed Roasted Poblanos with Red Bell Pepper Sauce
Instead of Panela, other soft white Mexican cheeses such as Oaxaca, or those used for making quesadillas work well in this recipe. If none is...
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Some say using a blender rather than a food processor results in a smoother puree. When combining pesto with pasta, Ligurians mix a small ladle...
Creole Seasoning Blend
black pepper, cayenne, basil, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, white pepper
"This Creole seasoning blend is great for seasoning rice, meats, soups and stews, or anything that needs a flavor boost. Also makes a great gift when placed in a decorative jar with recipe attached."
Dates with Goat Cheese Wrapped in Prosciutto
These rich nibbles only taste decadent. Soft goat cheese is naturally lower in fat.
Double Tomato Bruschetta
balsamic vinegar, basil, black pepper, baguette, garlic, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, tomato, salt, sun-dried tomato
"A delicious and easy appetizer. The balsamic vinegar gives it a little bite. Dried basil can be substituted but it is best with fresh."
basil, black pepper, red pepper flakes, eggs, flour, garlic, mozzarella cheese, eggplant, tomato, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, olive oil, salt
Active time: 1 hr Start to finish: 2 1/2 hr
Greek-Style Rib Eye Steaks
rib eye steak, basil, oregano, blue cheese, garlic powder, lemon juice, olive oil, black pepper, salt
"Because our children are grown, I often cook for just my husband and me. When I want to serve something special, this is the entree I usually reach for. Seasonings, black olives and feta cheese give steak great flavor. --Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana"
Greek-style turkey burgers
basil, oregano, parsley, feta cheese, garlic powder, black pepper, turkey, italian seasoning, olive, onion powder
The best turkey burgers i have ever tried .... I freeze left-overs, and heat in the microwave later ...
Prep time includes marinating time.
Grilled Shrimp With Garlic & Herbs
basil, black pepper, brown sugar, garlic, lemon juice, italian seasoning, shrimp, olive oil, paprika
Lots of garlic and herbs on grilled succulent shrimp!
Grilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa
black pepper, basil, olive oil, garlic, jalapeno, lemon juice, lemon juice, lime juice, mango, red pepper, red onions, salt, salt
"Don't let the list of ingredients fool you. This is super easy, and gets rave reviews whenever I serve it. The salsa can be made the day ahead to save time. Strawberries can be substituted for the mango if you prefer - both are excellent! Combine leftover salsa with some drained black beans the next day for lunch."
bay leaf, cayenne, celery, chicken broth, cinnamon, basil, chickpeas, garlic, green pepper, olive oil, onions, paprika, sweet potato, salt, soy sauce, turmeric
"This is a savory vegetable soup that permeates a wonderful aroma. Perfect for those brisk fall days. Serve with crusty bread. For a vegetarian soup, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken broth."
Italian Pepper and Sausage Dinner
olive oil, basil, basil, black pepper, garlic, sausage, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, red pepper, romano cheese, rotini, salt, tomato, yellow bell pepper, yellow onions
It seems like I make this with my eyes closed already. The family loves it as well as guests. You can make as much as you want and if you are lucky to have leftovers, it's better the second time around. Enjoy!
Italian Sausage and Tortellini Soup
beef broth, carrot, cheese tortellini, tomato, basil, oregano, red wine, garlic, green pepper, sausage, onions, parmesan cheese, salt, tomato sauce, zucchini
Italian Sausage Tortellini Soup
beef broth, carrot, cheese tortellini, basil, oregano, garlic, green pepper, onions, parmesan cheese, red wine, tomato sauce, tomato, water, zucchini
"This is the best soup I have ever had. It has lots of vegetables, Italian sausage, and even tortellini. Soup is one of my favorite foods and this one tops the list."
Italian Wedding Soup
bread crumbs, carrot, chicken broth, basil, eggs, escarole, ground beef, onion powder, pasta, parmesan cheese, parmesan cheese
Jackie's Sausage Soup
"Easy one pot soup that doesn't take a lot of time but tastes like it did. If you prefer, use rice or some other pasta. Feel free to add other chopped vegetables, such as celery and carrots. Great warmed up the next day."
Orzo with Shrimp, Feta Cheese, and White Wine
red pepper, oregano, feta cheese, garlic, olive oil, orzo, tomato, parmesan cheese, basil, white wine
Donna Knowlton of Atlanta, Georgia, writes: "As the oldest of five children growing up in rural West Virginia, I was always helping in the...
You can use these in all kinds of recipes, pastas, salads, whatever floats your boats. I also like to snack on these, although the flavor is intense!
Yummy addition to pasta, cheese spreads, salads on toasted crispy bread, grilled fish or chicken, pizza toppings, etc. You can jar it and use as needed! The olive oil is a judgment call on you own taste. If you want it thick and chunky or creamy.Check out the video at this link
"These baked pita chips make a lovely accompaniment to any dip or spread."
Pizza Without the Red Sauce
butter, basil, oregano, garlic, jalapeno, olive oil, parmesan cheese, spinach, sun-dried tomato, onions, tomato, pizza crust
"I do not like red sauce but pizza is one of my favorite foods. So I came up with this good alternative to traditional red sauce pizza. It still has a light tomato taste."
butter, chicken broth, basil, parsley, tarragon, thyme, garlic powder, black pepper, onion powder, paprika, sage, salt, turkey
NOTE: Even though you may have purchased a Butterball or a butter basted bird, you should still follow these directions, as they inject very little butter into the bird, just so that they can legally get away with saying that it is butter basted. Trust this recipe of mine, and I guarantee that you and your guests will have the best and juciest turkey ever! The cook time will vary, depending on the size of the bird. ALSO, SEE MY
Sausage, Cheese and Basil Lasagna
black pepper, red pepper, oregano, eggs, garlic, lasagna noodle, olive oil, olive oil, onions, tomato, tomato, ricotta cheese, parmesan cheese, parmesan cheese, salt, sausage
Seafood Stew with Tomatoes and Basil
clam juice, cayenne, oregano, fennel seed, garlic, olive oil, onions, crabmeat, clams, tomato, white wine
This Italian-style stew called cioppino makes a hearty supper. Serve it with a green salad, garlic bread and a crisp white wine.
Spicy Sesame Noodles with Chopped Peanuts and Thai Basil
dark sesame oil, balsamic vinegar, pasta, garlic, green onion, vegetable oil, peanuts, salt, soy sauce, sugar
This simple vegetarian pasta is perfect for a summertime picnic.
Stuffed Hot Peppers
"Hungarian hot peppers stuffed with a cream cheese mixture and Italian sausage. "
Sun-Dried Tomato and Pesto Torta
baguette, basil, butter, cream cheese, sun dried tomato, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, nonstick cooking spray, parmesan cheese, pine nuts, pine nuts, tomato paste
You can make this up to three days ahead; be sure to start at least one day in advance.
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
balsamic vinegar, basil, black pepper, garlic, garlic, italian bread, kosher salt, olive oil, parmigiano-reggiano cheese, roma tomato
My first culinary "success." This recipe came from a great book _Cucina Amore_, and is often requested by friends and family.
Tomato-Basil Crab Bisque
clam juice, tomato juice, crabmeat, flour, garlic, ketchup, lemon juice, old bay seasoning, hot sauce, basil, tomato, water, heavy cream
Dottie Stubel of Marietta, Georgia, writes: "While on a trip to Hilton Head Island, my husband and I ate at the Spartina Grill. Everything was...
Tortellini Soup I
beef broth, carrot, basil, oregano, garlic, green pepper, sausage, onions, red wine, tomato, tomato sauce, cheese tortellini, water, zucchini
"This is a wonderfully hearty soup that brings raves when you serve it! Add some crusty French or Italian bread and a tossed green salad and that's all you will need! Serve with grated Parmesan cheese."
Turkey Sausage-Spinach Lasagna with Spicy Tomato Sauce
black pepper, basil, oregano, eggs, sausage, lasagna noodle, olive oil, ricotta cheese, spinach, parmesan cheese, provolone cheese, heavy cream
One great thing about this lasagna is that the noodles don't need to be pre-boiled. The dish has a lot of liquid (in the form of sauce) and goes...
Ultimate Pizza Sauce
bay leaf, black pepper, butter, celery, basil, oregano, fennel seed, garlic, olive oil, onions, parmesan cheese, salt, sugar, tomato paste, tomato sauce
This recipe was given to me as a wedding present, written on the inside cover of a Pizza Cookbook. It is thick, saucy, spicy, and delicious. I'll never use anything else on my homemade pizzas. I like to double or triple it and but it in ziploc bags in my freezer.
Vegetable Summer Rolls
basil, noodles, carrot, cilantro, peanut butter, red pepper flakes, garlic, hoisin sauce, mint, cabbage, onions, lettuce, rice vinegar, sugar, tomato paste, vegetable oil, water
Wild Salmon with Pearl Couscous, Slow-Roasted Tomatoes, and Lemon Oregano Oil
basil, black pepper, olive oil, garlic, olives, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, olive oil, couscous, tomato, chicken broth, salt, salt, salt, sugar, water
We prefer wild salmon not only for ecological reasons but for its flavor, which is more mild than that of farm raised. Although limited varieties...
World's Best Lasagna
black pepper, basil, eggs, fennel seed, garlic, italian seasoning, lasagna noodle, ground beef, mozzarella cheese, onions, parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, salt, salt, sausage, water, sugar
"It takes a little work, but it is worth it."
Zucchini Lasagna (Lasagne) - Low Carb
basil, oregano, thyme, eggs, flour, garlic, ground beef, cottage cheese, mozzarella cheese, onions, black pepper, tomato paste, tomato, water, zucchini
Great for anyone going low carb OR who has so many zucchini, they don't know what to do!!