When you're working hard to cut calories but you're craving some spicy Italian sausage, this quick chicken version is a tasty alternative. Made with chicken tenders, onion, garlic, fennel seed and red pepper flakes, it's a worthy pizza topping.
This Italian spin on tomato soup couldn't be simpler: Just sauté chopped onion, celery, garlic and fennel in olive oil, then add canned tomatoes and chicken stock. Cook for 10 minutes and puree in a blender.
It's easy to understand why Oprah loves these meatballs from Trattoria Mollie in Santa Barbara, California: They're made with spicy Italian turkey sausage and get a little sweetness from the addition of a handful of black raisins.
This recipe's name means "the devil's own sauce," thanks to spicy cayenne pepper. Add as much as you'd like; the rest of the ingredients are mild and savory: onion, carrot, celery, garlic, anchovy fillets, tomato sauce and cornmeal.