15 Ways to Eat Pantone’s Color of the Year (Wait. What?)
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15 Ways to Eat Pantone’s Color of the Year (Wait. What?)

Both gorgeous and delicious, Pantone’s 2015 color of the year has a lot going for it. As much as we’d love a few new marsala-hued pieces hanging in our closet, enjoying a splash of the fortified wine in our next meal or dessert is certainly up there as well. These 15 savory and sweet recipes are a great way to celebrate the rich red vintage all year long.

1. Sausage and Marsala Pappardelle Pasta: Each tangle of thickly cut pasta is covered in an irresistibly creamy marsala wine sauce. For a vegetarian version that’s just as delicious, simply use sauteed mushrooms in place of sausage. (via Foodie Crush)

2. Cherry Marsala Olive Oil Cake: This barely sweetened cake studded with marsala-soaked dried cherries can be enjoyed all day long, not just after dinner. (via Strawberry Plum)

3. Chicken Marsala: This classic chicken dish is a perpetual favorite. The recipe will have you making a restaurant-quality meal that turns out perfectly every time. (via Saveur)

4. Classic Tiramisu: Marsala spikes both the coffee syrup and sweet cheese filling of this delicious no-bake dessert. (via Pretty Simple Sweet)

5. Marsala Meatballs: Store-bought marsala simmer sauce and three-ingredient meatballs make this an easy dinner to whip up any night. (via Coordinately Yours)

6. Mille-Crepe Tiramisu Birthday Cake: This stunning, many-layered crepe cake is bound to turn heads. (via Tasting Table)

7. Zucchini Pasta With Creamy Mushroom Marsala (Vegetarian, Gluten-Free): With noodles made from zucchini, you can enjoy a big bowlful of this flavorful, naturally gluten-free baked “pasta” dish totally guilt-free. (via Lemons and Basil)

8. Fritole With Zabaglione : Filled with zabaglione — a rich marsala-spiked custard — these Italian fritters are waaaaay better than any you buy from the donut shop (via Italy on My Mind)

9. Fig and Goat Cheese Pizza With Arugula: You won’t miss the tomato sauce at all when you bite into a slice of this sweet, savory and peppery pizza. (via Bon Appétit)

10. Dark Chocolate Marsala Pears: Between the juicy pears, apple juice and marsala, you know this rich chocolate cake is perfectly moist. (via Inside the Bag)

11. Orzo With Marsala Mushrooms, Spinach and Hazelnuts: This mascarpone- and marsala-laced pasta salad is hearty enough to serve as a main course, but works equally well as a side. Each forkful is accented by the pop of crispy, toasted hazelnuts. (via Orchard Street Kitchen)

12. Zabaglione Ice Cream: Creamy, crunchy, chewy. Each lick of this terrific ice cream provides your taste buds with an experience like no other. (via Bake Noir)

13. Pork Chops With Corn Bacon and Marsala: A double dose of pork and carb action? Yes, please. Pro tip: You’ll want to have a loaf of bread on hand to soak up every last drop of the swoon-worthy sauce. (via Borrowed Salt)

14. Tiramisu Cupcakes: These cupcakes cleverly cram in all of the traditional tiramisu elements into one unique, petite package. (via Martha Stewart)

15. Cannoli Pancakes: Go ahead and treat yourself to these wine-spiked, cannoli-inspired crepes for breakfast. You won’t regret it. (via Spache the Spatula)

Are you leaning toward celebrating marsala with your palate or a themed color palette? Let’s talk 2015 trends below.