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#CookingRoxy: White Bolognese Fettuccine

My office sets up fun activities regularly, and since we’ve all been working from home, they setup a Zoom cooking session with one of the Food Network Chopped Champions, Chef Michelle! She taught us to make this White Bolognese Fettuccine in exactly an hour. Following along with a seasoned chef over zoom was challenging, but it tasted AMAZING! I didn’t have a recipe out in front of me so this is written from my memory.

White Bolognese Fettucine

Simple white bolognese fettuccine recipe.

  • ½ onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • thyme
  • sage
  • nutmeg
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • 4 oz cremini mushrooms (1/2 box)
  • ½ C white wine
  • 1 C chicken broth
  • ½ lb ground pork
  • ½ lb ground beef
  • ½ C cream
  • 2 T flour
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 package fettucine pasta
  1. Dice onions and mushrooms.

  2. Heat oil and cook onions, mushrooms, and a few sprigs of thyme until onions are translucent.

  3. Add pork and beef and cook until browned. Drain meat in colander.

  4. Add white wine to deglaze pan and re-add meat. Add chicken broth cook on medium, stirring occasionally.

  5. In a small sauce pan, make a roux using the butter and flour. Melt butter and add flour whisking until thickened.

  6. Add cream to meat sauce. Mix in nutmeg and sage. Add in salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes to taste.

  7. Mix in roux and simmer.

  8. Cook fettuccine according to package directions.

  9. Drain pasta and incorporate with sauce. Plate, top with parmesan cheese and enjoy!

If you’re a pasta connoisseur, you’ll notice that I’m using linguine instead of fettuccine – for some reason I couldn’t find any fettuccine at my local Kroger! Some of my colleagues used fresh fettuccine so I’ll have to try that the next time.

This was totally an excuse to use my Le Creuset Dutch Oven in Sea Salt again and I can’t say enough how much I LOVE cooking with this! These dutch ovens (or anything Le Creuset for that matter!) are so expensive, but even from just from a couple of uses, I think it’s totally worth it.

The boyfriend approved this recipe so we’ll probably put this into rotation whenever we’re craving pasta! If you’re not a fan of spicy, you can just eliminate the red pepper flakes. The chef also told us we could change the meat or make it vegetarian, any way you make it, I’m sure it’ll be delicious!

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Spinach & Feta Turkey Burger + Feta Fries

I’d definitely say I’m a foodie – I love eating out and trying new restaurants – but I secretly like playing chef at home. The kitchen is everything at home and I’ve actually picked my last three apartments because of the kitchen! It’s funny because I’m actually really self conscious about my cooking so you know I really care about you if I cook for you. I get the majority of my recipes from Pinterest but I do have a few cookbooks at home – like the Greek cookbook I pulled this tzatziki recipe from.

 

My latest experiment were these Spinach & Feta Turkey Burgers and Feta Fries. I made enough with this recipe to have lunch at work for a few days! Next time I redo these, I’d definitely add more salt to the burgers and less garlic to the tzatziki. The brioche buns I just got from my local Whole Foods.

 

Spinach & Feta Turkey Burger

 

  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 oz feta cheese
  • 1/4 C chopped spinach
  • 1 lb ground turkey

 

  1. Mix eggs, garlic, feta cheese,k spinach, and turkey until well combined; form into 5 patties
  2. Pan fry until cooked or grill 15 – 20 min

 

I might have cut the fries a little thin because I like my fries crispy, but I kind of wished that I cut them thicker. That or just deep fried them like a fatty!

 

Feta Fries

 

  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 potato
  • black pepper
  • 1/8 C olive oil
  • 1/8 C feta

 

  1. Preheat oven to 400F
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into fries
  3. Add potatoes, olive oil, garlic powder, and oregano
  4. Mix until fries are well coated
  5. Lay evenly on baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes
  6. Flip fries, place back in oven and bake for 10 min
  7. Remove and sprinkle with feta

 

The recipe I used for Tzatziki I got from this recipe book I bought at a bookstore in Santorini. I thought Tzatziki was a sauce, but it’s actually listed under “Salads”! Either way, I love me some tzatziki!

 

 

Tzatziki

 

  • 8 oz greek yogurt
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 2 tbsp olive old
  • 1 T vinegar
  • salt and pepper

 

  1. Grate and drain cucumber well
  2. Mix yogurt and cucumber in a bowl, add garlic
  3. Pour in olive oil and vinegar alternating mixing with a mixer
  4. Season to taste and serve