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Baked Chicken Meatballs with Broccoli Pesto Pasta
September 18, 2019

Baked Chicken Meatballs with Broccoli Pesto Pasta

With just five ingredients, these parmesan-loaded baked chicken meatballs are good any way you serve them. But, paired with a hearty roasted broccoli pesto and pesto, they make for a lovable feast.

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Holly Erickson & Natalie Mortimer

Welcome to The Modern Proper. We're glad you're here! We believe in sharing life through great food at our own tables. Let's change the way people think about hospitality—one delicious meal at a time.

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A bowl of fasolakia Greek green beans with feta and crusty bread
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Fasolakia

A grove’s worth of olive oil, tomatoes, fresh garlic, onions and herbs make a delicious braising bath for green beans and creamy potatoes in this classic Greek fasolakia recipe.

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roasted broccoli pesto in a jar topped with fresh basil
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Roasted Broccoli Pesto

Crisp roasted broccoli is blended with fresh basil, garlic, salty Parmesan cheese and plenty of golden extra virgin olive oil in this nutritiously delicious nut-free roasted broccoli pesto.

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black plate of beef empanadas
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Beef Empanadas

Tender, flaky crust surrounding a hearty mixture of warmly-spiced ground beef and vegetables—we’re going to teach you how to make the best beef empanadas you’ve ever tasted.

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frozen meat, fruit and vegetables spread out on a blue surface
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Pantry Essentials: Frozen Food List

Whether we’re whipping up a quick breakfast smoothie or suddenly find ourselves feeding a bigger crowd than expected, these are the 9 frozen foods that we keep around for everyday emergencies.

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white enamel soup pot with cooked couscous inside
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Perfect Couscous

Savory, fluffy and a refreshing change from the old standard sides, perfect couscous is easier to achieve than you might think. Here’s how it’s done.

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Potatoes bravas in a pan with a fried egg
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Patatas Bravas

Crispy, fried potatoes tossed in spicy salsa brava and served with creamy garlic aioli, we top our patatas bravas with a fried egg because sometimes you just have to go big.

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Sausage, Kale and Potato Skillet Dinner with onion
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Sausage, Kale and Potato Skillet Dinner

This recipe ticks all the boxes—a little meaty, some dark leafy greens, and some starchy goodness. An easy one-pan sausage, kale and potato skillet that pleases everyone, from cook to clean-up crew.

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vegan roasted sweet potato and kale salad with black beans and avocado in a bowl with cashew cilantro dressing
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Vegan Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

A hearty mountain of roasted sweet potatoes, avocado, black beans and raw kale are tossed in a creamy lime-cashew-cilantro dressing in this brightly flavorful, vegan sweet potato salad recipe.

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baked gnocchi with tomato sauce and sausage in a black skillet topped with melted mozzarella cheese
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Baked Gnocchi

A big pan of pillowy gnocchi surrounded by bubbling pools of mozzarella melting into creamy ricotta and tomato sauce—one whiff of this heavenly baked gnocchi is enough to silence the ravenous masses.

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Buffalo Chicken Bites with Blue Cheese Dressing and celery on a plate
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Buffalo Chicken Bites with Blue Cheese Dressing

All of the spicy, vinegary, zingy flavor of Buffalo wings with none of the deep-frying—healthier, easier, and just as delicious, these Buffalo chicken bites are a win-win-win.

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speckled plate topped with six minute eggs cut in half sprinkled with salt and freshly ground pepper
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Six-Minute Eggs

Behold the soft-boiled egg. Packed with protein, easy to prepare, and with a sunshiny center that brightens any breakfast, these six-minute eggs are utter breakfast perfection.

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Homemade blue cheese dressing in a jar with a spoon.
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Blue Cheese Dressing

Creamy and delightfully chunky with crumbles of tangy blue cheese, our easy homemade blue cheese dressing recipe transforms a simple green salad into a total indulgence, and (bonus!) doubles as a dip.

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black plate of baked zucchini slices with parmesan cheese
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Roasted Zucchini with Parmesan

We’re calling it—zucchini is the new cauliflower. And this oven-roasted zucchini with parmesan is the new cauliflower rice. A little crispy, super fast, and ultra-healthy, it really hits the spot.

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Cold Thai noodle salad topped with peanut dressing, crushed peanuts, ground pork, cucumbers, basil and mint
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Cold Thai Noodle Salad

Cooked-til-crisp ground pork, and creamy Thai peanut dressing add a hint of heft to fragrant fresh mint, basil, cooling cucumber and delicate rice noodles in this lively cold Thai noodle salad.

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cast iron skillet filled with dairy free creamed corn with bacon and green onions
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Dairy-Free Creamed Corn

Just three ingredients—fresh sweet corn, a pound of bacon, and a bunch of green onions—come together to make this dairy-free creamed corn recipe an easy summer side dish we just can’t get enough of.

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white bowl filled with Pesto chicken zoodle salad topped with fresh cherry tomatoes, pearl mozzarella and toasted pine nuts
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Pesto Zoodle Salad

This stunningly beautiful, twisty-twirly pesto zoodle salad with fresh mozzarella, chicken and toasted pine nuts is a textural, colorful study in how to make the most of the late-summer harvest.

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cast iron skillet of chicken fajitas with bell peppers, avocado, and fresh limes
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Chicken Fajitas

Crazy delicious chicken breast may sound like an oxymoron, but—thanks to a limey, pineapple-and-jalapeño marinade—these chicken fajitas are as delicious as it gets.

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