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What’s for Dinner Week 7

What’s for Dinner Week 7

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Your weekly meal time inspiration is here! This is the What’s For Dinner Weekly Menu 7. It has fall favorites like pasta fagioli soup, an awesome pizza roll hack and a risi and bisi, one pot meal.

Make one, some or all this week!

What's For Dinner Menu Week 7

This week’s menu does not have much of a theme but there are a few one pot/one pan dinners in this roundup that I really love. I kind of pulled together some of my favorite fall dishes.

Besides the pasta fagioli, I really love the risi and bisi one pot meal because you can also use any leftovers to make rice balls another day of the week.  Since there are two chopped meat meals, feel free to swap out the meat in the risi e bisi, with mushrooms.

Hope you find some inspiration in this week’s What’s for Dinner Weekly Menu!



Pasta Fagioli

I’m excited for the cooler weather and soup season! This Pasta e Fagioli – also known as Pasta and beans is a classic Italian American dish that you can have on the table in a short amount of time.

All you need to whip this one pot meal, is a good soup pot-like a Le Creuset-some canned white beans, small pasta, broth/bouillon and either canned chopped tomatoes or tomato sauce. I also add a mirepoix of vegetable, but you can leave that out. This is a must add for fall! 

Pasta and Beans


By the way, if you love fall soups you should try this Instant Pot Cauliflower Soup from the previous What’s For Dinner Weekly Menu number 6.  



Risi e Bisi (Rice and Peas)

Risi e Bisi is another classic, one pot meal. I loved this dish growing up. My Mother always made this dish and now that I am a busy Mom, I completely understand why. I make this with ground meat, like my Mama did, but you can use ground turkey. If you want to make it a meatless meal, replace the meat for mushrooms and use vegetable broth.

Just make sure you use a good size skillet because that rice really grows! 

Rice and Peas




Hawaiian Roll Cheeseburger Sliders

This recipe for Cheeseburger Sliders is a new add to my recipe repertoire (say that 3 times fast,lol!). They are super easy to make and have become a family favorite. You will not be disappointed when you try this one!

easy cheeseburger sliders recipe




Tortilla Pizza Roll Hack

These Tortilla Pizza Roll Ups are by far one of the best recipe hacks I have in my kitchen. And another one pot (pan) meal! Just grab a skillet, some burrito wraps, and your favorite pizza toppings and you will have the best pizza roll in no time. Try this one at least once. 

Pizza Roll Hack


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Spinach Ricotta Pie

I love to make this Spinach Ricotta Pie on a Friday so I can brunch on any leftovers over the weekend . Double duty! You can make this on a round pie dish or a rectangular baking dish. Either way, I use the pre-made pie crust shortcut to speed up the prep time. It’s also a good make ahead meal. 

Spinach Ricotta Pie




Rice Balls

This week’s bonus recipe is for rice balls. I chose this one because it’s a great way to use up leftover rice. Try any of these rice ball recipes below. The first one is for a baked rice ball recipe using a mini muffin pan and the other one is the more traditional fried, recipe like my Mama’s Rice Ball Milanese. You can’t go wrong with either one. 







This week’s dessert recipe is for Ricotta Zeppole. These zeppole are delicious. You can definitely make these at home. The only trick is to make sure you have your oil at the right temperature. You can use an electric fryer or use a deep stainless steel, pot like I do. All you need for the stovetop method is a good old fashioned liquid cooking thermometer to measure the heat of the oil. 



If you’re looking for a simpler, less involved dessert recipe then try the Easy Baked Apple Cider Donut Muffins that were featured in the What’s for Dinner Weekly Menu a few weeks ago. An absolute must!


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