Fresh Ideas with Leigh Ann - Holiday Entertaining

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Holiday Entertaining

Celebrate your zest for life and delicious food with homemade Italian meals in
minutes. Delicious Buitoni pastas and pasta sauces are perfect for authentic
Italian meals at home.

Buitoni knows that pastas and sauces are easily adaptable to a more contemporary
style of dining, and so we're always creating new products and trying new
combinations and flavors to bring the joy of an elegantly prepared meal to your

There is one thing we won't change -- our dedication to quality, using the highest
quality ingredients, vegetables and cheeses, and making the most flavorful pastas -
from our refrigerated tortellini and ravioli to our delicate cut pastas.

Alfredo Fondue

1 package Buitoni 3 Cheese Tortellini
1 package Buitoni Chicken & Prosciutto Tortellini
1 cup milk
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tablespoon flour
1 cup Gruyere cheese, shredded
1 cup sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 container Buitoni Alfredo Sauce
1/4 cup white wine

Prepare tortellini as directed on package.

In a small saucepan, over medium heat, whisk together milk, garlic and flour; cook for 5 minutes. Add cheeses, and stir until melted. Stir in Buitoni Alfredo sauce and wine.

Place in fondue pot and serve with Buitoni tortellini on skewers.

Pesto Garlic Rolls

3 tablespoons Buitoni Pesto with Basil
3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon olive oil
10 frozen dinner roll dough, thawed
1/2 cup Buitoni Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Heat oven to 375°F.

In a medium bowl, mix together the pesto, green onion, garlic and olive oil until well blended. Cut the dough into walnut-sized pieces; dip each piece into the pesto mixture.

Place coated dough 1" apart on a cookie sheet with a lip; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.

Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.

Piped Pesto Party Dip

1 container Buitoni Refrigerated Pesto with Basil
4 ounces neufchatel cheese, at room temperature
2 tablespoons Buitoni Shredded Parmesan Cheese
                        toasted pinenuts
                        assorted crackers 

Heat skillet to medium. Add pinenuts to dry skillet. Toast until just browned.

Place pesto, neufchatel cheese and Parmesan cheese in food processor. Pulse until creamy. Place in pastry bag. Pipe onto crackers, top with toasted pinenuts.

You can find all the ingredients at Kroger.