Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

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Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas.

Over the last few weeks, I have enjoyed working with Parmigiano-Reggiano on some very tasty recipes.

For Breakfast I made; Scrambled Eggs, Avocado and Parmigiano Reggiano Bagels.

These Parmigiano Reggiano Pizzas Whirls are perfect for a warm Lunch or even cold for party food.

Finally, this Pasta Bolognese With Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese makes a tasty Dinner idea.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas
Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

I hate the thought of wasting food, especially around Christmas time. In the past, we have often bought more food than we can eat. The latest news articles are all saying we are wasting more food than ever before as a nation.

With this in mind, today I am sharing some recipe ideas which you can share with friends and family. Also how you can eat any leftovers the next day. Anytime you think you might have to throw some food out, have a friend or friends over and serve up the leftovers!!

Cooking up meals in the slow cooker is a great idea as you can get things prepared early and then just leave it to cook by itself.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas:

Slow Cooked Chilli And Parmigiano-Reggiano Hot Dip:

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

You will need:

  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 Red onions, peeled and chopped
  • 750g Minced beef
  • 2 x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 4 x Tbsps of tomato puree
  • 3 Tsp Chilli powder
  • 3 Tsp Cumin
  • Salt and pepper
  • 300g Frozen sweetcorn
  • 2 x 400g Red kidney beans
  • 100g Parmigiano-Reggiano grated
  • You might need some hot water to make a little more liquid, I used 100ml
Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

You will also need:

  • 150g Seasalt and lime flavoured corn chip tortillas
  • 1 Small avocado
  • 1Tomato
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 great chilli
  • Quarter of lemon


Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Step One:

Heat the olive oil up in a large pan over a medium heat.

Gently fry the chopped onions for around 3 to 4 minutes, until softened.

Add the minced beef to the pan and fry until all the beef is browned. Stirring constantly for about 6-7 minutes.

Drain the fat.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Step Two:

Add the tomato puree, chilli powder, salt and pepper.

Stir well.

Mix in the tinned tomatoes.

Add a bit of boiling water if you want a little more sauce.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Step Three:

Transfer to a slow cooker on medium heat for around 3-7 hours on slow cook.

About 1½ hours before serving drain and wash the red kidney beans and stir in the chilli to cook.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Ready To Serve:

When nearly ready to serve, make the salsa dip.

Peel and roughly chop the onions, deseed the tomato, chop the chilli, peel and remove the stone from the avocado.

Place in a food processor and blitz until smooth.

Spoon into a dips tray and add the corn chips.

Get some serving bowls ready and pour in the chilli.

Sprinkle the Parmigiano-Reggiano liberally and serve.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas
Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas


Once cold store in a sealed container for a few days.

You could:

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas
  1. Warm up a bowl full to serve with jacket potatoes.
  2. Add to your pizza before cooking to give your pizza more flavour.
  3. Serve warm with freshly baked bread.
  4. Re-heat and serve with rice.

Have you tried Parmigiano-Reggiano before?

Good To Know:

During maturation, Parmigiano-Reggiano gains its typical granular structure, and when cut it into slivers, it becomes crumbly and soluble. Delicious, easy to digest and with a host of nutritional benefits, Parmigiano-Reggiano always exceeds expectations. The unique taste of a product made without additives, with its concentration of proteins, vitamins, calcium and mineral salts make it perfect for all ages and for all situations, a ready source of useful energy for everyone.

Some Ages:

18 Months: ideal with dry white wine or paired with fresh fruit like apples or pears.

24 Months: serve grated or shaved on traditional Italian pasta dishes or on beef or fish carpaccio.

30 Months: grate on to fresh pasta with cream-based sauces, ragu or meat-based sauces as it lets out intense aromas and flavours.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas:

Parmigiano-Reggiano Deviled Egg:


  • 8 Medium eggs
  • 4-5 Tbsp of mayonnaise
  • 1 Tsp mustard
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Step One:

Bring a large pan of water to the boil and gently place the eggs in the pan. Bring back to boil then turn to a medium heat for around 6-8 minutes depending on how you like your eggs cooked. I simmered mine for 8 minutes.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Step Two:

Drain the pan straight away once cooked. Fill pan with really cold water, drain and fill again. Make sure the water is cold so the eggs stop cooking.

Crack the eggs and peel. Rinse each egg to make sure all shell is off them, set aside to cool slightly.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Step Three:

Cut the eggs in half.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Step Four:

Scoop out the middle of the eggs and place into a bowl. Mix the egg yolks with mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Step Five:

Fill a piping bag with the egg mix. Sprinkle the grated Parmigiano-Reggiano over the eggs.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Any leftovers?

Pop into a food processor with a bit more mayonnaise and blend together.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

Serve on small pieces of bread cut out into shapes. Or even garnish some crackers.

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

What do you think of my buffet recipes and ideas for leftovers?

About this post:

This post is commissioned for Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese but as always, all thoughts are my own.

Claire Justine
Claire Justine

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  1. April J Harris
    8 January 2018 / 16:22

    Perfect for Christmas, but also for entertaining all year round! Love your recipes, Claire. Thank you so much for sharing them. Hope to see you at the first Hearth and Soul Link Party of the year later today. Happy New Year!

  2. Anonymous
    21 December 2017 / 17:54

    The eggs sound delicious. Yes please.

    • Clairejustine oxox
      22 December 2017 / 19:08

      Hope you get to make some 🙂

  3. Kira
    19 December 2017 / 22:38

    Ooo yummy . We love slow cooker chilli. Would be lost without our slow cooker 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:19

      Thanks Kira, me too 🙂

  4. Melanies Fab Finds
    19 December 2017 / 22:06

    I use Parmesan quite often. It makes a great addition to a range of dishes. I sprinkle it on chilli too it's yummy!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:19

      Thanks Melanie 🙂

  5. Kara Guppy
    19 December 2017 / 16:12

    The slow cooked chilli looks delicious – the perfect winter warmer

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:19

      Thanks Kara. I love my slow cooker in Winter.

  6. ana de jesus
    18 December 2017 / 23:21

    I too hate wasting food so I like the idea of having it with jacket potatoes or eggs that is a delicious idea for leftovers!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:18

      Thanks Ana 🙂

  7. Starlight and Stories
    18 December 2017 / 21:56

    I will definitely be stealing some of these ideas this Christmas. Thanks so much for sharing them x

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:18

      Aww, your so welcome. Thank you 🙂

  8. Sarah Cronshaw
    18 December 2017 / 21:40

    This all looks so good, especially the dip. Must try this one!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:18

      Thank you Sarah 🙂

  9. Wandermust Family
    18 December 2017 / 20:20

    I have some in the fridge that needs using. Will try some of these

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:17

      Whoo lovely 🙂 Thank you.

  10. Five Little Doves
    18 December 2017 / 17:20

    Ooh that all looks amazing! I love Parmigiano Reggiano, the chilli looks lovely!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:15

      Thanks Laura 🙂

  11. Helen J
    18 December 2017 / 14:01

    These are unique ways to enjoy Parmiginao-Reggiano – the egg dish looks like a great one for parties this festive period 🙂

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:14

      Thank you Helen 🙂

  12. Talya
    18 December 2017 / 13:57

    Love the sound of the chilli and dip that is certain to be a crowd pleaser!

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:14

      Thanks Talya. We love dips here.

  13. Cheryl
    18 December 2017 / 13:35

    Great ideas for leftovers. A sauce surrounded by nachos is always going to be a winner. I don't think I've tried that cheese. #MMBC

    • Clairejustine oxox
      21 December 2017 / 10:11

      Thanks for stopping by Cheryl 🙂

  14. Jon
    18 December 2017 / 09:34

    That hotdip looks amazing! I love any type of food that involves dipping nachos!!