15 Ways to Cook with Wine

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clams in white wine sauce

There's more than one way to get wine on the table. With these recipes, you can drink your wine and eat it too! Whether it's a just splash or a full cup, adding wine to these dishes makes a big difference.

Scorched Wine Sauce

Scorched Wine Sauce by Andrea Bettini.
Pair this sauce with Andrea's fresh, homemade pasta.

White Wine Smashed Potatoes

They’re potatoes are smashed—not mashed—just enough that some of them fall apart and thicken the delicious wine-infused sauce. This recipe can serve a dozen people, which makes it great for...

Bay Leaf-Scented Braised Chicken with Red Wine and Olives

This is a great dish for entertaining because you can make it ahead and reheat it easily. It's full of flavors that appeal to almost everyone. I prefer using all dark meat for braised dishes, but you...

Braised Oxtails with Red Wine Sauce

braised oxtails in red wine sauce
This is a perfect dish for fall dinners. Have plenty of Blue Dog bread on hand for sopping up the sauce. Mashed potatoes, celery root salad or purée, or roasted cauliflower are all excellent...

Red Wine-Braised Portobello “Ribs”

Red Wine-Braised Portobello “Ribs”
Look for large protobello mushrooms to create the “ribs”, while woodsy dried porcini mushrooms and their liquid bring earthy flavor. Serve with mashed potatoes, rice, noodles or potato latkes.

Lemon Garlic Wine Prawns

When entertaining I like to start off the evening with a light source of protein, and these elegant shrimp skewers are always devoured immediately as I walk out of the kitchen.

Pane E Salute's Pasta with White-Wine-Braised Cauliflower

Pane E Salute's Pasta with White-Wine-Braised Cauliflower
This classic Italian dish can be made with cauliflower, broccoli or Romanesco. Use an unoaked white wine that is extra crisp and light. In Italy, this means a Trebbiano, Pinot Grigio or Vermentino. In...

Haddock and Clams with White Wine, Potatoes and Escarole

Haddock and Clams with White Wine, Potatoes and Escarole
The inspiration for this dish comes from Galicia, a coastal region in northern Spain. A simple stew of vegetables is slowly simmered with bits of salt cod, and the result is a subtle yet satisfying...

Braised Tuscan Meatballs with Rosemary and White Wine

Chris Alberti likes to braise these meatballs—a mix of beef, pork and turkey—in a dry, unoaked Pinot Grigio. “Choose something affordable with a little acidity,” he says. He serves the...

Red Wine Braised Beef Shanks & Cheddar Grits

When cooking with wine, it is important to work with a bottle that not only pairs well with the components of the dish you are making but that you also enjoy drinking on its own, as the flavors of the...

Chicken Braised in White Wine, Garlic and Green Chiles

Chicken Braised in White Wine, Garlic and Green Chiles
Chef Sam Etheridge loves to take traditional Italian and French recipes and “New Mexicanize” them. Here is one of his favorites, of which he notes, “This is a traditional French cooking method...

Julia's Wine Jelly

I first discovered wine jelly at a Twelfth Night celebration in the home of my then soon-to-be husband’s family in Richmond, Virginia. A lovely assortment of traditional Virginian party foods made a...

Easy Strawberry Wine Cake

'Tis the season for strawberries in all of their forms...including strawberry cake made with strawberry wine! This wine is produced locally by Keg Springs and adds charming notes to this cake and its...
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