Italian cuisine has always held a special place in my heart. My family is filled with pasta lovers, Saturday Pizza Time is a frequent occurrence at home, and there’s never a special occasion that passes when we don’t give in to our craving for steak and wine.
Fortunately, being stuck at home did little to change that. We would cook pasta whenever we craved it, Saturday Pizza Time is still a thing, and there’s always a bottle of wine ready to be popped open in the fridge.
Having a stock of easy-to-prep and ready-to-cook Italian meals also helped maintain that semblance of normality. From bottled sauces and packs of pasta to frozen pizza and sausages, it doesn’t take much to make our family dinners at home extra special. If you’re looking to spice up your home dining experience too, here are the places you should check out!
Where to Find Easy-to-Prep and Ready-to-Cook Italian Food
Doughsage – Pizzas
Doughsage’s assortment of pizzas is worth having stocked up inside your freezer as lazy weeknight snacks or after-work comfort food. It’s individual-sized and quick to cook–just pop it in the toaster or the oven until the cheese is melted and the crust has browned. These will last you a week in the chiller and up to a month in the freezer.
Try their Four Cheese Pizza, Pesto Pizza, and Pizza Margherita!
Pro-tip: If you like spicy heat on your pizza, add a dash of local brand Sili ni Santie’s chili oil.
Burgos Homemade – Pasta Sauces
Burgos Homemade’s pasta sauces will not only save you so much time in the kitchen but will also add a whole depth of flavor that ordinary tomato sauce can’t. They have two types available: Creamy Pesto and White Truffle, both of which will make your pasta dishes taste just like they do in your favorite Italian restaurant.
Sooshy’s Curations – US Angus Chuck Steak
It’s easy to be intimidated by steak, but it’s actually really quick and easy to whip up in the kitchen. All you’ll need is to rub it with oil, salt, and pepper, and sear it for three minutes on all sides over medium-high heat. I like to add thyme, crushed garlic cloves, and melted butter at the last minute for basting. Trust me, you’ll never realize just how effortless cooking something fancy actually is.
You don’t even have to spend so much on expensive cuts. Try Sooshy’s Curation’s US Angus Chuck Steak, a close and affordable alternative to rib-eye to satisfy your steak craving.
Quisina – Italian Sausage Pops
I’ve found that Quisina’s Italian Sausage Pops is a great pantry staple; it can go on any kind of dish, be it pasta, pizza, or a sub sandwich! Each savory bite is packed with a lot of Italian herbs that you can even eat it on its own.
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For more information on any of these products, check out Sooshy’s Foodhall.
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