Light and clean-tasting, with a healthy amount of garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, and fresh chives and parsley, this dinner comes together in 25—count ‘em!—minutes. Instead of breadcrumbs, add crunch and flavor with chopped roasted almonds (trust us). White wine and olive oil round out the sauce, and all of a sudden it’s time to eat. Classic Italian with a twist, and in under 30 minutes? Salute!
- Pumpkin in lasagna, a pesto sans basil (but plus mint!), and a panzanella with nary a tomato in sight: These are not your classic Italian dishes.
- Rather, they take inspiration from classics—and then run crazy with substitutions, spices, and add-ins.
- Here are 17 not-so-classic twists on classics. We’re not saying they’re new classics, no, but are they great additions to your recipe repertoire when only something like beer pizza will do.
“Rather, they take inspiration from classics—and then run crazy with substitutions, spices, and add-ins.”