How to Cook with Wine (7 Recipes That Leave Plenty in The Bottle for Sipping!)

Photo credit: Rachael Ray Show Aired September 07, 2016

Pick up a bottle of vino on your way home and you’ve got one of the key building blocks for these dinners -- plus drinks! These seven recipes use wine as a flavor booster, but still leave plenty for your glass. Because as W.C. Fields once said, “I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food” -- and we couldn’t agree more!

No. 1: Fondue with Pesto

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This smooth and creamy cheese fondue from culinary master Jacques Pepin features only one third of a cup of white wine – so you’ll have to figure out a way to use the rest of that bottle.

No. 2: Tournedos Pizzaiola on Charred Ciabatta

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These to-die-for steak sandwiches call for one half a cup of red wine, leaving a generous pour for you and your date to have with dinner.

No. 3: Baked Chicken Thighs with Pancetta, Olives and Cherry Tomatoes

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Savory roast chicken thighs cook in a cast iron skillet with only a half cup of white wine, whatever will you do with the rest?

No. 4: Chicken Cacciatore with Roasted Peppers

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This classic cacciatore recipe features a third of a bottle of red wine and is relatively hands off, leaving you to sip on that other two thirds of a bottle while your chicken is braising.

No. 5: Broccolini-Mushroom Casserole

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This fun play on a green bean casserole only calls for one quarter of a cup of white wine! Cheers!

No. 6: White Bean and Bacon Soup with Garlicky Breadcrumbs

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Not much is as comforting as this warm bacon-y soup – except the toasting you’ll do with the several glasses of white wine you’ll have left over.

No. 7: Petite Filet Stroganoff

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This classy steak stroganoff requires a half cup of white wine. Pour a round for your friends while it’s cooking.

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