Best known as a successful actress, Valerie Bertinelli is also a real whiz in the kitchen. With generations of family recipes to choose from, see what Valerie serves her friends and family with this collection of easy and satisfying dinner recipes.
Chicken Cutlets with Spicy Arugula
Tender pieces of chicken are coated in a panko and parmesan crust and served with spicy arugula salad to round out this meal.
Spicy Arrabiata Penne
Fire up your average pasta night with this spicy arrabiata sauce. Classic Italian flavours of garlic, tomatoes, basil and Parmigiano-reggiano come together with red chile flakes as the base of this cheap and tasty dish.
Baked Salmon with Honey Mustard Sauce
Perfect if you’re in a hurry but still want a fulfilling meal, this baked salmon dish is ready beginning to end in under half an hour.
Italian Flag Salad
All the colours of the Italian flag are represented in this simple salad filled with Spring lettuce, romaine, cherry tomatoes, radishes, pecans and crumbled goat cheese.
Corn and Cauliflower Sautéed in Bourbon Butter
Homemade bourbon-infused butter is melted in a skillet, coating the cauliflower until crispy, then mixed with corn kernels and cooked until tender.
BBQ Chicken Kabobs With Tequila Lime Cilantro
Dinner is packed onto one delicious skewer with these chicken, zucchini and bell pepper kabobs. It’s one of our favourite veggie-forward grilled skewer recipes.
Peppered Beef Tenderloin
Serve with a spicy and savoury horseradish panna cotta, this peppercorn-crusted beef tenderloin is absolutely succulent and the perfect dinnertime meal.
Greens with Polenta Croutons
Mixed baby greens, tomatoes, cranberries and Roquefort cheese are tossed in a balsamic dressing, then finished off with crispy polenta croutons for the ultimate salad topper.
Spicy Coconut Shrimp
Packed with aromatic spices, herbs and bright flavours, this spicy coconut shrimp soup is the perfect dish to warm you up on a cold winter night.
Valerie's Very Best Gumbo
For a taste of New Orleans, whip up a pot of Valerie’s delectable gumbo, packed with sausage, veggies and spices, served over a bed of rice.
Acorn Squash with Baby Bitter Greens
Tender acorn squash is set atop a bed of dressed baby greens, then sprinkled with goat cheese and sweet and salty pepitas.
Baked Branzino with Citrus Gremolata
Moist and delicious branzino fillets are smothered in a marinade of lemon and orange juice, parsley, olive oil, red pepper flakes and baked until tender and fragrant.
Grilled Chicken Vegetable Soup
Grilled chicken adds a smoky element to this fragrant, hearty soup that you’ll want to enjoy for dinner and then lunch the following day.
Grilled Romaine with Balsamic Dressing
This no-fuss dish can be made in just 15 minutes and is a delicious alternative to your typical Caesar salad.
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts
Cauliflower “steaks” (heads of cauliflower cut vertically into slabs) are mixed with herbs, pine nuts and raisins, and then roasted until golden brown.