Everyone needs a list of go-to 30 minute Italian dinner Thermomix recipes, especially for those nights that you need a healthy dinner on the table ASAP. This is my list of 30 minute Skinnymixers recipes – hopefully it helps for the nights that you need dinner on the table in a hurry!
Hi! It’s Sian here….
This list of 30 minute dinner recipes are faster than getting takeaway and can also be suitable for people needing gluten free, low carb, dairy free or low fodmap recipes. You will notice quite a few of these recipes are from A Little Taste of Italy. We’ve been a little crazy about everything Italian lately in the Skinnymixers Facebook group with the release of the new book A Little Taste of Italy.
If you don’t love prawns or maybe they aren’t in the budget this week, you can change the prawns to chicken, bacon, salami… or even chorizo.
I’ve also used frozen prawns before for a quick ‘I really don’t want to go grocery shopping’ dinner. You can use other types of pasta also – penne, spaghetti, fettuccini all work. We just recommend that you stay away from the rice based Gluten Free pasta. Or if you have fresh pasta you can omit the water and cook the pasta on the stovetop, then stir through the sauce at the end.
This 18 minute dinner is packed full of flavour and the perfect mid-week meal from the new book ‘A Little Taste of Italy‘.
Serve with mash, steamed vege, rice, pasta… whatever you feel like having. It is important to not sub the Marsala in it though, it completely changes the taste of the dish. You can buy a bottle of Marsala (most bottle shops in Australia stock ‘Boronia’) for approx $10 depending on where you live.
If you aren’t a mushrooms lover, you can increase your chicken and bacon slightly and add green beans.
Do you love gnocchi but don’t love the carbs that come with it? This low carb ricotta gnocchi is a great alternative to pasta. However if you can have flour, the flour version is incredible.
The key to success is to stick with the ingredients and buy the fresh firm ricotta from the deli and not the tubs. The ricotta tubs have more liquid and your gnocchi will melt when steamed. If this does happen you can still save dinner by letting them cool, rolling and panfrying them gently.
If you feel your mix is too wet – add more almond meal or flour. Gluten free flour works perfectly also.
The skinnymixer’s Chunky Bolognese is definitely a crowd favourite, but what if you need to cook for more hungry mouths and want to add some hidden vegetables? This version of the Chunky Bolognese cooks 1kg of mince in the large steaming trays and not in the simmering basket.
This recipe is great for kids and to fill your #freezerstash with easy family-friendly dinners.