ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Food and Cooking»
  • Restaurants & Fast Food

A Midwest Chili Favorite In South Florida

Updated on August 31, 2012
The Four Way is my favorite menu item. I love the mound of cheese on top!
The Four Way is my favorite menu item. I love the mound of cheese on top! | Source

Cincinnati, Ohio boasts of a unique chili recipe that has no equal in the entire nation. The traditional dish is served over a plate of spaghetti, topped with cheese and served with a side order of oyster crackers. My personal favorite is the four way which consists of chili, spaghetti, cheese and onion. The ONLY place you can eat this is at Skyline Chili.

Although the restaurant's chili recipe is a secret, many believe the unique flavor is derived from ingredients such as chocolate, cinnamon, and perhaps some allspice. Others say it is the unique process that makes the difference. But, it is definitely a taste that you won't find in any other chili recipe.

Cininnati memorabilia adorns the walls of the restaurant.
Cininnati memorabilia adorns the walls of the restaurant.

A Little Skyline History

Nicholas Lambrinides arrived in America from Greece and began a family owned business in 1949 located in the Price Hill area of Cincinnati, Ohio. The recipe caught on quickly and he expanded his locations throughout the area. Today the chili can be found at many venues such as Theme Parks, college campuses and sports arenas. It is the official chili of the Cincinnati Reds baseball team. You are not a true Cincinnatian until you have eaten a bowl of this wonderful chili!

I have posted a dip recipe below using the special chili sauce. This would be ideal for any tail-gate party or football-TV-watching night. I cannot take credit for the recipe idea as it is one created and posted by the franchise. I can attest that it is a delightfully spicy treat!

Spicy Chili Dip

4.5 stars from 4 ratings of Skyline Chili Dip

Cook Time

Prep time: 45 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: Serves 6 - 8 people

Ingredients

  • 12 ounce softened cream cheese
  • 13 ounce Frozen Skyline Chili thawed, or 15 ounce can of Skyline Chili
  • 1/4 cup Diced onions, (optional)
  • 12 ounce Skyline shredded cheddar cheese, or any mild colby cheese

Instructions

  1. Spread softened cream cheese evenly on botttom of 9 X 13 microwaveable casserole dish. Heat chili according to package directions. Pour heated Skyline Chili over cream cheese. Sprinkle diced onions (optional) on top of chili. Cover with Skyline shredded mild cheddar cheese. Heat at 350 degrees for 10 -15 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. Let stand for 5-10 minutes before serving.
  2. This dip goes great with tortilla, nacho or corn chips. It can also be served over a baked potato.
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2
Calories 510
Calories from Fat279
% Daily Value *
Fat 31 g48%
Saturated fat 17 g85%
Carbohydrates 23 g8%
Sugar 5 g
Protein 34 g68%
Cholesterol 125 mg42%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.
Click thumbnail to view full-size
This is the ultimate chili cheese coney! The bib is standard wear when you dine at Skyline Chili.  It keeps you happy!No matter what drink you order the size is large and quenches your thirst.A snack size Peppermint Patty is a "thank you" for your patronage.
This is the ultimate chili cheese coney!
This is the ultimate chili cheese coney!
The bib is standard wear when you dine at Skyline Chili.  It keeps you happy!
The bib is standard wear when you dine at Skyline Chili. It keeps you happy!
No matter what drink you order the size is large and quenches your thirst.
No matter what drink you order the size is large and quenches your thirst.
A snack size Peppermint Patty is a "thank you" for your patronage.
A snack size Peppermint Patty is a "thank you" for your patronage.

A Chili Place Warm to Home & Heart

My husband I were frequent diners at the local Skyline in Cincinnati, Ohio. On average, we ate their at least twice a month, if not more. The retro setting of the diner and the friendly service made the total experience enjoyable. Then came the day when we had to make a move to South Florida where we discovered the cuisine was quite different. Here we dined out on a diverse menu which ranged from Cuban sandwiches, Turkish kabobs to Greek soups, all wonderful and quite enriching for us!

However, as time went by we missed our Midwest chili date night out and began a search for a comparable venue. We tried several restaurant chili dishes in the area for an equal experience, but to no avail. One day we were chatting with a friend about our hunt for a great chili diner and he mentioned that there was a Skyline in Sunrise, Florida. You can only imagine how thrilled we were to discover that there was a Skyline Chili restaurant within an hour’s drive from us.

Our next date night out we headed down to Sunrise. We were rewarded for our efforts as soon as we walked in the door. The wonderful chili smell was heavy in the air and the diner itself was a reminder of what we had left behind. We ordered our favorites and eagerly devoured our meal within minutes! I admit no shame in this fact, because it was like opening presents on Christmas Day.

The restaurant in particular is located just off North University Drive in Sunrise, Florida. It is owned by Jenny Doyle, a Cincinnati native. Jenny moved to South Florida over twenty-eight years ago and opened the local franchise in 1995. The restaurant décor follows the Cincinnati theme, a standard in Skyline diners, and this is so comforting to Midwest folks like us. We found the service excellent, friendly and courteous. We are definitely making this spot a favorite on our date night list.

Owners Jenny and Tony Doyle
Owners Jenny and Tony Doyle

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Marcy Goodfleisch profile image

      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      I've had Cincinatti Chili made by a friend - I grew up in Ohio, and I have to say it was a new taste to me - we didn't have it in Columbus! The ingredients almost sound like Mexican Mole sauce (pronounced Mo-lay). Thanks for reminding me of that intersting dish!

    • mollymeadows profile image

      Mary Strain 5 years ago from The Shire

      Teaches, between your chili and Rahul's chicken butter masala I'm going to weigh 300 pounds! I had never dreamed of putting chili over spaghetti, but now that you mention it...:-) I have another recipe for my folder. Thanks for sharing!

    • Skarlet profile image

      Skarlet 5 years ago from California

      Wow!

      With ingredients like that how can you go wrong!

      This is a must experience.

    • Pollyannalana profile image

      Pollyannalana 5 years ago from US

      Mm wow this sure sounds good! Thanks!

      Polly

    • Becky Katz profile image

      Becky Katz 5 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      teaches, I beg to differ with you but Skyline chili is terrible. I am from where chili is king and this stuff is nasty. I lived in Cinncinnati for 3 years and people loved it until they tried my chili and from that point on they hated it. Chili should not be sweet. That is from the judges at Chili Cook-offs. My aunt used to be in those regularly and she won enough awards that they asked her to be a judge. Sorry for disagreeing with you on this one.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Mary, thank you for coming over to visit. I do agree with you that it has a mole taste, maybe that's why I like it so much.

      Molly, you should try it over spaghetti as it is a great combination. Thanks for stopping by here.

      Skarlet, the dip ingredients are very rich, but oh well, you gotta live it up sometimes. I appreciate your comment and support.

      Polly, It sure is good and also a great comfort food. Take care.

      Becky, it is an acquired taste and many people prefer the tomato-based recipes. I do love other chili flavors, but this one is my favorite. Thanks for your visit to the hub.

    • profile image

      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Simply delicious. I love the combination of chili and pasta.

    • anglnwu profile image

      anglnwu 5 years ago

      I never thought that chili could be used with sphaghetti but then again, why not? Food is meant to be creative after all. The chili cheese dip must be yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks Lovedoctor and Anginwu for stopping by to read the hub. The pasta is a great flavor under all that chili and cheese. Have a great day!

    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      The history of this dish and your personal experience are sooo interesting. Thank you for sharing!

    • Simone Smith profile image

      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Whoah- chili and spaghetti?? This is the coolest! I can't believe I've never seen a dish like this before. I bet it's delicious!

    • krsharp05 profile image

      krsharp05 5 years ago from 18th and Vine

      teaches, this looks absolutely delicious. It makes me wish I had some cooking right now - how can you go wrong with cream cheese? Lovely hub. -K

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I think it is very yummy and all this talk about the chili is making me want some now. Thanks for your visit and support, Dr. Makama.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Vespawoolf, I am glad you found the article interesting. It is always a good experience for me when it involves food! Thanks for coming by here and you take care now.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Simone, the combination is common in the midwest. Some chili recipes have macaroni instead of spaghetti. Thanks for your visit and you will have to try some soon.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Krsharp, I love cream cheese as well and it goes with just about anything -- especially this dip idea. Thanks for your support and visit. Have a great day out there.

    • American Romance profile image

      American Romance 5 years ago from America

      I had a corn dog for lunch so I could get back here to the office!.............YOUR KILLING me! stop it! LOL! I gotta try this one! voted up!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You should indulge in your cravings for chili next time you step out of the office. It's so good! American Romance, thanks for stopping in to read the hub. Take care of yourself.

    • snowdrops profile image

      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      Simply amazing.. looks very delicious and sooo Yummy!!

    • alissaroberts profile image

      Alissa Roberts 5 years ago from Normandy, TN

      This recipe sounds right up my husband's alley! I bet anything he would gobble up this dish in no time. Will have to put this one on my new recipes to try out. Thanks for sharing the directions and delicious pictures!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks for your visit, snowdrops. As I opened the hub, I realized that I am already wanting another bowl! Take care, my friend.

      Alissa, I do believe that men prefer these spicy dishes more so than women, but I could be wrong. Anyways, thanks for your visit and support. Be safe and well today.

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      Sounds delicious and tasty. Great recipe.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I enjoy eating tasty and spicy food, and the chili and chili sauce that you describe sound wonderful, teaches! Thanks for the information. I may never taste Skyline chile, but I enjoyed reading about it!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      It is truly delicious and tasty, Vellue. I love this chili so much that I could eat it almost every day. Thanks for your support on the hub.

      Alicia, I know a great cook like you probably knows all the secrets to a great chili recipe like this one. Thanks for the visit and comment. Take care.

    • Movie Master profile image

      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      We certainly like chilli in our house and this recipe sounds so different and inviting, will definitely give it a go!

      I enjoyed reading about your experiences and the history of the dish, many thanks and voted up!

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I have never tasted Skyline chili but had heard of serving chili over spaghetti and we tried it once and found it to be good. I had forgotten all about that. Thanks for the reminder! Voted up and interesting.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Movie Master, we just had chili a couple of days ago, not Skyline (sigh) but homemade. I am glad you enjoyed the hub and if you get a chance try this unique Skyline some time. Thanks for the vote and visit. Have a great day.

      Peggy, you will have to try this special sauce chili some time. It is a unique taste and especially good with spaghetti and a mound of cheese on top. Thanks for your visit to the hub and support. Have a great weekend.

    • Magdelene profile image

      Magdelene 5 years ago from Okotoks

      I'm a big fan of Chili but I've got to say that I do like mine spicy. Sometimes I like to mix in a couple of different beans for my chili, serving it with spaghetti sounds even better. Great Hub, it makes me hungry.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Magdelene, you can't go wrong mixing in some beans to chili! Yes, let's go have a bowl! Enjoy!

    • Mekenzie profile image

      Susan Ream 5 years ago from Michigan

      Such a delightful hub. I could feel your excitement when you learned there was a Skyline restaurant in Florida. What a treat for you and your husband! The recipe sounds yummy except - where can we get the chili sauce - do they sell it through the restaurant? You have my taste buds wanting to test it out. :)

      Enjoyed the read. Voted Up and Awesome,

      Mekenzie

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Hello, Mekenzie. The sauce can be ordered online through the restaurant Skyline, amazon, or ebay. It is quite yummy, but then I am from the midwest where the taste is desirable. Thanks for the read and votes up.

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Foe years I have been eating chili over noodles--and for years my husband has laughed at me--but for me, this is the ultimate in comfort food. I will have to try it with cheese on the top! Thank you too for the cream cheese recipe--I will definitely have to try this! Sounds so yummy!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You will have to tell your husband about this traditional chili-spaghetti recipe idea. It's a great combination, as you already know! Thanks for your visit, Audrey. Enjoy your evening.

    • LoriSoard profile image

      LoriSoard 5 years ago from Henryville, Indiana

      This looks like a good new take on an old favorite. I'll have to try it.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      It does seem like a popular dish around the country. I think the secret chili sauce makes this one unique. Thanks for your visit. I hope you do enjoy it.

    • lindacee profile image

      lindacee 5 years ago from Arizona

      I've never tried Ohio-style chili. For one who lived in Texas for a number of years, it just seems strange (but good!) I've seen it on TV and people swear by it. I'm bookmarking your hub recipe and will try it once the weather cools down here in the desert! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the origins of this regional delicacy!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      I wonder how similar Texas-style chili would be to Ohio? I would love to try a bowl of Texas chili. Thanks for stopping by here, Lindacee. I so appreciate your comment and support of the topic.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      From the amount of comments here it looks like HP has a diverse chili community! There are so many to read over that I almost forgot what I was going to write!

      The recipe looks great, and what a neat story about finding the Sunshine, Florida Skyline Chili. How nice to meet the owners and to highlight their restaurant here--good stuff all round! :)

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      RTalloni, we were so thrilled to find a midwest hometown favorite close to us in Florida. You can bet we will visit there often. I think chili is a diverse recipe but all so enjoyable. You have a great day.

    • ChristyWrites profile image

      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This dish does not take long to cook at all! Good work with the recipe hub Teaches.

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Yummy! I don't think I can find Skyline chili, but I will try something. Looks delicious. Great recipe hub. You did very well on this!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Thanks Christy for your visit here. It's a simple dip that just highlights the Skyline chili. It's pretty good. Enjoy your day.

      Victoria, thanks for your visit and comment on here. I love going to restaurants with different twist on traditional recipes. Take care.

    • Angela Brummer profile image

      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Wow I am glad ChristyWrites shared this! Yummy!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Glad to hear that others enjoy the post here. Gotta give Christy a big hug for her sharing on this one. I am so glad to have you come in also, Angela. I so appreciate your thoughts and comments on my writing. You be safe out there!

    • profile image

      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      This is another one of my favorite recipes. Wow! I love to eat period. lol. voted up awesome!

    • snowdrops profile image

      snowdrops 5 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

      I love chili recipes. 5 stars for this yummy and very delicious recipe!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Lovedoctor, I can't help but chuckle at your comment. I love food as well... too much a times! Thanks for the vote and visit, now go have some chili!

      Snowdrops, thanks for the 5 star rating. I am biased, but I truly think this chili is all that! Thanks for stopping by here. You take care now.

    • formosangirl profile image

      formosangirl 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      The Four Way sound absolutely delicious.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      The four way is the best! I am heading down that way tomorrow and may, just may have to get one. Enjoy your day.

    • Blond Logic profile image

      Mary Wickison 5 years ago from Brazil

      Chili is one of my favorites, too. I have never tried the one you mention but it seems to have a following.

      I find it hard to call it chili when it was originally made by a Greek in Ohio.

      Chili is from the southwest with a Mexican woman standing over a large cauldron stirring it refusing to reveal the ingredients. With warm cornbread or tortillas. Gosh, I miss the food in the States.

      I am happy that you found your little bit of heaven in Sunrise.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      You are so right, chili does call for a south of the border image. I think chili varies from state to state in the US and each as secret as can be. I am sure your locale must have some sort of dish similar to this. Thanks for stopping in here Blond Logic. Enjoy your day.

    • Jools99 profile image

      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      teaches12345, what a find! I love American diners, especially the retro style ones and I would not turn my nose up to this chilli, even though I'm still getting my head around chilli on top of spaghetti (fusion food?).

      How wonderful to find a piece of Cincinnati transplanted to Florida.

      I would eat mine watching the Reds! I love baseball. Voted up etc.

    • alocsin profile image

      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Who knew South Florida was such a hotbed of chili (pun intended). Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe. Voting this Up and Useful.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Jools99, what a treat that would be: skyline and the Reds! I do miss watching them play at the ballpark. Thanks for the vote of support.

      Alocsin, where else but Florida could you find such a flavor? Thanks for your visit and votes of support. Enjoy your Sunday.

    • DeborahNeyens profile image

      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      I've heard of the Four Way Chili but never have had it. Your recipe sounds great for a tailgater party. Thanks for sharing.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Deborah, this particular restaurant is found at all football stadiums in Cincinnati. It also caters to events and tailgaters.. you are on the right train of thought! Thanks for stopping by here and I really appreciate it!

    • Sunshine625 profile image

      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Yummy! Now I'm in the mood for Chili. Wanna cook up a batch? Just give me a time and I'll be there. My broom is all revved up for the ride over! Voted and sharing! :)

    • TToombs08 profile image

      Terrye Toombs 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Oh wow, this looks wonderful! Great recipe, teaches! I'll have to give this a try this winter!

    • rcrumple profile image

      Rich 4 years ago from Kentucky

      Skyline and Gold Star are the heavy competitors in the area. Skyline seems to be the favorite, but Gold Star is a little sweeter to the taste. Gold Star also offers a foot long chili cheese coney with onions that'll knock your socks off, as long as you're not wearing flip flops! I had no idea as to the history of either, until I read this hub, though! Great Job!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Hey, Linda! I am so glad to see you here. If I am up your way for the holidays, I am going to contact you so that we can have a good bowl of this together. Thanks for your support.

      Terrye, it is really good.. you don't have to wait for winter though to enjoy. Love it any day of the week! Thanks for stopping by here. HAve a great holiday weekend.

      Rcrumple, I do like Gold Star also, but Skyline has a distinctive flavor that I really enjoy. Now you have me wanting some! Thanks for visiting.. enjoy your holiday.

    • mary615 profile image

      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Sunrise if not too far from where I live. The next time I'm down that way, I will stop in for some of the skyline chili. Thanks for letting us know about this. In the meantime, I'll pile some chili on my spagetti!

      I voted this UP, etc.etc.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Mary, it is in the center of a well traveled area and just off the ocean pathways. We can resist stopping in here when we are in the area. Hope you enjoy it.

    • dwachira profile image

      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I would like to try this recipe, a traditional chili dish served with spaghetti and cheese? Wow! that is a first one and looks delicious. Voted up and useful.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Dwachira, this is a bit different from traditional chili but it is a good difference. I love the spicy taste also. Thanks for your visit here today. Be well and strong.

    • Alecia Murphy profile image

      Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

      I used to work with someone who always talked about Cincinnati Chili but I'm not sure if she was talking about the same thing as Skyline. I am interested in trying it out so hopefully I can get these ingredients and give it a taste!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Alecia, Cincinnati Chili has a very similar taste, not quite the Skyline trademark recipe. Now that I'm in here, I am wanting some again. You can buy the frozen version at some grocery stores, and online, but they do ship too. Hope you get to taste some soon. Thank for your visit here today.

    • Millionaire Tips profile image

      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      Mmmm, I had Skyline Chili for the first time in Cincinnati, and continued to get it for quite a while, until I stopped eating out so often, and our local diner moved away. I still remember the unique flavor, and add cinnamon and cheese to my chili and spaghetti when I make it.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love chili this way too, Millionaire. Although it is so good, we are probably better off having it on special occasions. Very rich and filling inside and out! Take care.

    • Rfordin profile image

      Rfordin 4 years ago from Florida

      Love Skyline Chili!

      At first glance I was not interested. Who the heck cooks chili w/ NO beans?! Skyline Chili does....and I loved it. My fave are the little conneys (sp?) with onion added and the mounds and mounds of cheese. He enjoyed the 3-way.

      When we lived in Sunrise there was one off of University Dr. and one off of Federal. Is the pictures of the owners from either one?

      Ahhh a nice stroll down memory lane.... I'm guessing they are still around tho? We don't have any Skylines close enough to us.....

      You made me hungry.

      ~Becky

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Rfordin, once you have had Skyline you most likely are hooked for life! This is located on University. Glad to hear someone else loves the mounds of cheese on the coney. Now, I'm hungry for the chili. Enjoy your week.

    • stayingalivemoma profile image

      Valerie Washington 4 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      Teaches: I love chili and I love spaghetti...so why not?

      And your dip sounds heavenly minus the onions.

      I can appreciate how you reflect on the differences between Midwest food and other areas of the US. Here in Arizona I have not found ONE chinese restaurant worthy of my money. And NO coney islands OR WHITE CASTLE!!!

      It's very depressing...not to mention the fact that everything closes early. I can't wait to get back East!

      Great hub...voted UP!!!!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I agree - chili & spaghetti -- why not? No Chinese, Coney Island, or White Castle -- what? That's absurd! I would have family ship me some for birthdays and Christmas. Hurry and get back here -- it means your survival! Thanks for the support and visit -- very enjoyable.

    • trade3156 profile image

      PIOTR DARIUSZ MAKOWSKI 4 years ago from Verona,ITALY

      If you have children, pasta primavera is a great way to get them to eat those loathsome veggies. As a parent, I know I have certainly tried every trick in the book when it comes to getting my little ones to eat the vegetables they need in order to grow up big, strong, and healthy. Of course we all know that simply telling them that vegetables are good for them is rarely incentive enough. Thus the inventions of dishes such as this that make eating vegetables taste like a treat rather than a duty.

      The odd thing is that pasta primavera was an invention, like most good inventions, born of a need and what was on hand to fill that need. In this case the need was hunger and the ingredients happened to be an array of traditionally spring vegetables along with spaghetti pasta and cream. Despite many beliefs, this is not a traditional Italian dish at all. A New York restaurant owner who happened to have been born in Italy invented this dish and it has delighted families in America and encouraged little ones to eat their vegetables ever since.

      You should be able to find many different recipes for pasta primavera online and can actually quite easily invent your own if you happen to be a creative cook. Like most dishes in the hand of a creative cook, little substitutions can go a long way to improving the enjoyment of any given dish for your family. If you don't like onions, take them out, try adding ingredients that blend well with the flavor or go for a delightful contrast. Most of the world's greatest recipes, such as pasta primavera began as simple experiments in cooking.

      If you are among the many people in America and around the world watching your weight or simply trying to eat healthier, you are probably aware that the heavy cream of a traditional pasta primavera dish isn't always the best option. However, there are almost as many low fat recipes for this wonderful dish as there are the rich varieties that aren't as figure conscious. The best news is that if you lighten the load a bit, this is a great dish to help you get those oh so important vegetables for the day. You can also create a healthier version of pasta primavera by selecting pastas that are healthier than the traditional pastas that so many of us mindlessly consume on a regular basis. It is generally the little changes that we make a consistent part of our diets that net the greatest results. Changing the pasta and using skim milk rather than heavy cream can add up to big changes over time.

      Whether you are trying to nudge your children in the direction of better vegetable consumption are you are trying to create a healthier diet and lifestyle for the sake of your own health, pasta primavera can be a great way to help you achieve some of your fitness goals. At the very least it's a delicious way to eat your vegetables.Coment Piotr Fromm Verona Italy

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by to visit the topic. Looks like you can write a hub on your comment, very interesting.

    • Sunshine625 profile image

      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      What a great idea! I've served chili over egg noodles, but never tried it with spaghetti. I'll give it a shot when the weather cools off. It's too hot and humid not for chili. Thanks for the idea!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Linda, we were close to this place today and had to pass by it due to lack of time. Sigh! I agree it is a more of a chilly day dish, can't wait till then! Thanks for stopping by and hope your week is good one.

    • CraftytotheCore profile image

      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      What an interesting Hub! I have never heard of this before. Around here, in the Northeast, chili is frequently served with Saltine crackers or over rice. I'm sure my children would love to have chili served with spaghetti! That would probably become a favorite dish.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Crafty, I will have to try your idea of serving it over rice. That would really be a hit with my hubby. Take care and have a wonderful week.

    • joedolphin88 profile image

      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Well I've never had to tried anything quite like it, I'm use to eating past coming from an Italian family but I never imagined chili with the spaghetti. I'll have to give it a whirl.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Joe, it is an idea that takes some getting used to. Do try it! Thanks for the comment and support. Enjoy your weekend.

    • joedolphin88 profile image

      Joe 3 years ago from north miami FL

      Thank you, you as well.

    Click to Rate This Article