Recipes with Wine: Another Excuse to Consume More Vino

Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce
These recipes give "enjoy a glass of wine with dinner" a whole new meaning. Each recipe features red, white, sparkling, or rosé wine as one of its key ingredients. We'll drink to that.

Peaches and Cream Prosecco Cake

"I bake a lot and this is one of the best cakes I've ever made or eaten," raves home chef Judy Morrow.  What makes it so exceptional? We call for dousing the dense sponge cake and the marinated peach filling in bubbly before stacking up the luscious layers and whipped cream frosting.

Red Wine and Caramelized Onion Pot Roast

This isn't your grandma's pot roast recipe—it's better! (Shh...we won't tell.) A half cup of dry red imparts deep earthiness into each ounce of this juicy beef entree and the slow-cooked veggies alongside.

Cherry-Cabernet Brownies

We like our dessert like we like our wine; rich, dark, and oh, so delicious. As if infusing brownie batter with Cabernet Sauvignon isn't enough, the red wine ganache on this decadent treat will send your taste buds blissfully over the edge. 

Weeknight Penne with Meaty Red Sauce and Greens

While the meaty red wine and tomato sauce tastes like it simmered all day, this entire Italian entree can be on your table in just 45 minutes thanks to one handy tool: a pressure cooker. You know what that means? More time to hunt for epic deals on another bottle to round out the meal.

Vanilla-Sparkling Wine Pound Cake

A party without cake is just a meeting, and a meal without wine is like a day without sunshine. So let's bake this bubbly-boosted cake for more sunshine and parties.

Tip: Can't find (or don't want to splurge on) Champagne? Cava, Prosecco, or any sparkling wine all work well here.

Garlic Shrimp Pasta with Tarragon-Wine Sauce

Have a splash of white wine left from dinner last night? We have the top way to put it to good use: atop pasta in a light and citrusy sauce! Vibrant spinach and sun-dried tomatoes punch up the eye appeal and the nutrition of this angel hair and shrimp saute.

Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

Make like Julia Child and whip up some juicy stewed chicken. This might just be the easiest-ever spin on the classic French comfort food dinner. Three secrets make it taste as amazing as the fuss-over-it-all-day version: a splash of dry red vino, a packet of beef-onion soup mix, and a slow cooker.

Blood Orange and Beaujolais Marmalade

Poach blood orange and lemon sections in Beaujolais, a medium-bodied French red wine, for a marmalade way tastier than any you'll find at the supermarket. Spread a spoonful on toast, swap a scoop on shortcake when fresh berries aren't in season, or stir into oatmeal for a fruity punch of flavor.

Champagne Cupcakes

Make your dessert pop by adding sparkling wine to your cake batter and frosting! The bubbly lends a light, luscious texture to both. Don't worry: You'll still have more than half the bottle left to toast your baking prowess.

Tip: Feel free to make the cupcakes up to a month ahead and freeze until it's time to celebrate.

Beefy French Onion Noodle Soup

Step away from the heat-and-eat canned soup. You can do better—and in just 60 minutes! This hearty soup includes fresh mushrooms and onions for an earthy touch, plus egg noodles, beef sirloin, and cheesy toasts, of course. Oh yes, and bit of white wine for a pleasant touch of acidity.

Pasta with Bolognese Sauce

Introducing: The best meaty tomato sauce recipe our Test Kitchen has ever created! In place of broth, add red wine to the tomato mixture to help balance out the rich whipping cream you add just before serving.

Wine-Poached Pear Trifle

As delicious as it is pretty, this decadent trifle impresses. In addition to 10 pears and two bottles of wine, this recipe also features hazelnut cream, vanilla cake, and streusel topping.

Caramelized Onion and Red Wine Pizza Sauce

Do as the Italians do and enjoy wine with your pizza. We put it right in the sauce for a kick of flavor. To echo the vino notes, we also call for a splash of red wine vinegar, too.

Strawberry Sangria Ice Pops

Have your wine and cool off, too! These ice pops showcase fresh strawberries and white wine for a refreshing treat that's reminiscent of the party-starting punch.

Classic Chicken Cacciatore

Sure, you could braise chicken in chicken broth. Or you could finish off that last bit of dry white wine for even more layers of flavor.

Tip: This vegetable-rich Italian dinner is begging to be paired with anything from Chardonnay to Chianti.

Gluten Free Wine-Braised Brisket with Onions

Give your brisket a buzz by soaking it in red wine overnight before slow cooking to tender perfection. Once the meat is done cooking, reduce the earthy, savory sauce that remains for a ridiculously tasty tater-topper.

Seared Scallops with Citrus Beurre Blanc and Warm Slaw

Wine pros often suggest pairing seafood with white wine, so why not marinate seafood in white wine? Allow scallops to swim in a mix of citrus juice and vino before searing to crisp, restaurantlike glory in a bit of butter and prosciutto drippings.

Poached Nectarines with Honey Ice Cream

Rich, sweet white wine and tender nectarines pair perfectly with creamy, honey-infused ice cream. After just one bite, you'll never want to dig into a plain ol' pint without boozy fruit again!

Rose Wine Jelly with Pink Peppercorns

As the saying goes ... when life gives you lemons, have a glass of wine. Or use lemon juice, wine, and peppercorns to make this sweet-and-spicy jelly.

Raspberry Rosé Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream

Pep up boxed white cake mix by trading rose for the water. Everyone will be saying, "yes way!" to another slice of this pretty-in-pink layer cake.

Mussels with Leeks and Pancetta

Inexpensive, low in calories, and shockingly easy to cook, mussels are about to become a mainstay on your dinner menu. Start with this white wine-infused recipe that calls for just 20 minutes of prep time, and prepare for five-star reviews.

Peach Bellini Jam

This summery jam recipe allows you to enjoy the bubbly brunch cocktail any time of day! Mix it into ice cream floats or slather on a warm slice of pound cake for a sweet stone fruit fix.

Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce

These meatballs are the cocktail party recipe you didn't know you were missing. For good measure, enjoy this saucy app with toasted baguette slices and another glass of vino.

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