1. Roasted Catsear & Carrot Salad – This hearty salad combines roasted catsear and carrots with a tangy lemon-dijon vinaigrette for a delicious side dish or light meal. To prepare, simply combine chopped catsear and carrots with olive oil, herbs, and seasonings in a baking dish. Roast until lightly golden brown then top with the lemon-dijon vinaigrette to serve.
2. Catsear & Bacon Risotto – A delicious risotto perfect for dinner any night of the week! Start by sautéing bacon, shallots, and garlic in a skillet until lightly golden brown. Add in some cooked Arborio rice and catsear, then slowly stir in chicken or vegetable broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until the risotto is creamy and the catsear is tender. Finish with grated Parmesan cheese before serving.
3. Catsear & Feta Frittata – Flavorful and easy to make, this frittata is perfect for brunch or a light lunch. Beat together eggs with a splash of cream then stir in crumbled feta cheese and diced catsear. Transfer the mixture to a hot skillet and cook until lightly golden brown on the bottom. Flip, then bake in the oven until cooked through before slicing and serving.
4. Catsear & Ham Macaroni Bake – A delicious and comforting dish that’s great for a weeknight dinner or potluck! Start by boiling elbow macaroni according to package instructions, then drain and set aside. In a separate skillet, sauté diced ham and catsear in butter until lightly golden brown. Combine the macaroni, ham, and catsear with a creamy cheese sauce – sour cream and cream of mushroom soup work well! Pour everything into a baking dish and bake until golden brown on top before serving.
5. Catsear & Mushroom Soup – A hearty and warming soup that’s great to enjoy on a cold winter’s night. Start by sautéing mushrooms and diced catsear in butter until lightly golden brown, then add seasonings, garlic, and thyme. Pour in some chicken or vegetable broth, bring to a simmer, then add half-and-half and cornstarch to thicken the soup. Serve topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.