We can all agree there’s almost no better way to pass the time than cooking up a fun new recipe with your best friend: red wine.
I scoured the Internet for the most unique, fun, and creative recipes that incorporate red wine. These recipes are perfect for novices and experts alike, and you can feel free to use any old or new red wine in the house.
They range from savory to sweet to dinner to dessert, so pour yourself a glass and pick out your next foodie project!
What could possibly make a margarita better? Swirling red wine sangria into the finished product! This is far from your average marg and it looks not only delicious, but also gorgeous in a lime and salt-rimmed glass.
Another beautiful recipe that leverages the color of red wine to make a dish that's fun to eat and look at. It's a fun twist on an Italian favorite and the crispy garlic is the perfect finishing touch.
Rachael Ray did it again! Some people think red wine and fish don't go together, but this dish proves them wrong. The savory red wine sauce with the flaky fish make this dish an extra special week night dinner.
Everyone enjoys red wine with spaghetti, but have you had red wine IN spaghetti? Okay, maybe you have. But I bet not quite this much. This recipe results in heaping plates of burgundy-colored noodles and goes even better with red wine than normal spaghetti.
In this recipe, you poach the pears in red wine and then reduce the wine into a sauce to pout on top of the tart. It's a unique and aesthetically pleasing recipe that's absolutely perfect when pears are in season!
I hope this list got your creative (and grape-filled) juices flowing!
Which of these recipes will you take on next time you have a bottle of red you need to use up? Do you have a favorite recipe with red wine that’s even MORE fun than the above? If so, let me know in the comment section below!