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Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

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:

Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas

You will also need:


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:


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.

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27 responses to “Parmigiano-Reggiano Buffet Food Ideas”

  1. Jon says:

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

  2. Cheryl says:

    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

  3. Talya says:

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

  4. Helen J says:

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

  5. Five Little Doves says:

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

  6. Wandermust Family says:

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

  7. Sarah Cronshaw says:

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

  8. Starlight and Stories says:

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

  9. ana de jesus says:

    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!

  10. Kara Guppy says:

    The slow cooked chilli looks delicious – the perfect winter warmer

  11. Melanies Fab Finds says:

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

  12. Kira says:

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

  13. Anonymous says:

    The eggs sound delicious. Yes please.

  14. April J Harris says:

    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!

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