Bucatini Cacio e Pepe (Roman Sheep Herder's Pasta)
Buckwheat Queen

Bucatini Cacio e Pepe (Roman Sheep Herder's Pasta)

This peasant food comes from Roman sheep herders who had little time and money to spend on eating. They used their sheep's cheese and a bit of the water that cooked the pasta to create a cream, then added black pepper to give it some extra flavor. Cheap, easy, and fast: this was perfect for them and for us even today!

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 Torta di Mele (Italian Apple Cake)
Giulia

Torta di Mele (Italian Apple Cake)

This Italian apple cake recipe is from my mom and reminds me of my childhood. It tastes delicious, and I bake it for my family now.

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 Italian Shrimp and Scallop Risotto
tea

Italian Shrimp and Scallop Risotto

The secret to making a good seafood risotto is to use a high-quality fish stock and of course the freshest seafood you can find. Cook the shellfish and rice separately, as the rice needs more time. If you cook them together, the shellfish will overcook and get chewy.

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 Italian Baked Meatballs
Dawn Fronius

Italian Baked Meatballs

This recipe makes the most tender and tasty meatballs. I also freeze these meatballs and take out how many servings I need for each meal. If cooking in sauce, add baked meatballs 20 minutes before serving time.

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 Traditional Spaghetti all'Amatriciana
Aldo

Traditional Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

This classic Roman pasta dish is quick and easy to make with few ingredients. Traditionally, guanciale is used, but I prefer pancetta.

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 Hearty Minestrone Soup (Instant Pot®)
FestivelySouthern

Hearty Minestrone Soup (Instant Pot®)

So I feel like I am using my Instant Pot® at least 4 times a week. I have been having a great time experimenting and am amazed at the way the flavors are locked in and how quickly the meals are finished... not to say the super easy clean up. The main insert can go in the dishwasher and I hand-clean the top with very sudsy water.

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 Lasagne Alla Bolognese Saporite
Alemarsi

Lasagne Alla Bolognese Saporite

This is the classic lasagne alla Bolognese recipe from the Emilia region in Northern Italy. The Bolognese sauce is made with a mixture of beef and pork mince. The addition of prosciutto, red wine, cinnamon, and nutmeg make it truly authentic.

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 Lemony Pork Piccata
Jackie Cree

Lemony Pork Piccata

A wonderful tender pork dish with a delicate piccata sauce. Very simple and really delicious.

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 Tortellini Pesto Salad
Jenny Saunders

Tortellini Pesto Salad

Wonderful pasta salad. So different from the Italian dressing pasta salads. Very hearty side dish or main dish for lunch. Crunchy veggies and rich pesto sauce.

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 Chicken and Asparagus Fettuccine
STEPHNDON

Chicken and Asparagus Fettuccine

This is so rich and filling that one serving goes a long way. Crusty bread and a salad is all this creamy dish needs to make a complete and hearty meal.

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 Chef John's Italian Meatballs
Chef John

Chef John's Italian Meatballs

Homemade meatballs are a very easy to make, and since we skip the very messy step of pan-frying these before they hit the sauce, it becomes downright simple. Here I use a standard half-beef/half-pork mixture. You can substitute water or beef broth for the milk, if preferred.

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 Panna Cotta
CHERYLA33

Panna Cotta

A traditional, easy, and delicious Italian custard. I had a difficult time finding a good and easy recipe on the internet, so I made up my own recipe. It tastes just like the panna cotta served at Italian restaurants. Serve with warm hot fudge sauce and fresh raspberries on top. This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator.

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 Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana
souporsweets

Super-Delicious Zuppa Toscana

This is an oh-so-good recipe. Just the right amount of spice to make you take a cold drink but definitely keep coming back for more! This soup is irresistible!

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 Tender Italian Baked Chicken
Barb Eisel

Tender Italian Baked Chicken

Flavorful and moist baked chicken.

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 Balsamic Bruschetta
Kathy Bias

Balsamic Bruschetta

Simple appetizer - the balsamic vinegar gives it a little kick. Best if the mixture has 1 or 2 hours to blend flavors before serving.

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 Pan-Fried Asparagus
Kim

Pan-Fried Asparagus

This garlic asparagus dish is a Northern Italian side dish. My family loves it! Even the kids!

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 How to Make Perfect Polenta
Chef John

How to Make Perfect Polenta

Polenta is nothing more than coarsely ground cornmeal. The classic ratio is 1 part polenta to 4 parts water, but I like to measure the polenta just a little scant of a full cup. I often use chicken broth instead of water. It's a perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.

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 Garlic Butter
Denyse

Garlic Butter

Sometimes the basics are the best! I've used this simple recipe for years to make garlic bread, and any leftovers go great on barbequed steaks, pasta, rice or potatoes. You can use any butter or margarine you like. Also, fresh or minced garlic in a jar works well. Adjust the amount of garlic to your taste.

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 The Best Meatballs
Geanine

The Best Meatballs

I never knew how to make good meatballs until I found this recipe. I normally make mine with just ground beef and they still taste great. I've used the combination of pork, beef and veal and they are equally good. Definitely use fresh bread crumbs and freshly grate your cheese instead of using the canned variety...it really does make a difference.

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 Quick Chicken Piccata
Chef John

Quick Chicken Piccata

These quick and easy pan-fried chicken breasts are topped with a simple pan sauce made with capers, butter, white wine, and lemon juice.

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 Chicken Marsala
Anonymous

Chicken Marsala

A delicious, classic chicken dish -- lightly coated chicken breasts braised with Marsala wine and mushrooms. Easy and ideal for both a quick weeknight entree AND serving to company.

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 Manicotti
Anny

Manicotti

Delicious! Serve with a crispy salad and garlic bread, and you'll have a dish your family will love! The kids like to help stuff the noodles too!

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 Shrimp Scampi with Pasta
JustJen

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Well-rounded seafood and pasta dish. Good with any pasta; angel hair is less filling.

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 Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches
MAUREENBURR

Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

This makes a sandwich similar to one I used to get at a local restaurant when I lived in a suburb of Chicago. My all time favorite! Serve on crusty rolls with roasted sweet or hot peppers, if desired.

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 Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs
HUNNIE0913

Easy Slow Cooker Meatballs

This is an easy recipe that can be prepared in a slow cooker for a great hot meal at the end of the day. Serve with hot cooked spaghetti noodles.

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 Easy Lasagna II
Joanie Heger

Easy Lasagna II

My family loves lasagna, but sometimes I lack the time for the long version. This is easy and satisfies everyone. Try it tonight!

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 Eggplant Parmesan II
Dolores Gentner-Ryan

Eggplant Parmesan II

This is a no fry variation of this popular dish, and is just as delicious!

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 Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
Jeremy

Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

This is a recipe I got from my mother years ago -- it's great.

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 Homemade Lasagna
CRAIG

Homemade Lasagna

This is my mom's special homemade lasagna recipe with made from scratch tomato sauce and delicious, cheesy filling. I have found none better anywhere. Serve with a leafy green salad and crusty garlic bread, if desired.

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 Slow Cooker Lasagna
KIMIRN

Slow Cooker Lasagna

This recipe is so easy, you might think that you are doing something wrong. It is delicious!

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 Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potato Bake
Beccabo73

Sausage, Peppers, Onions, and Potato Bake

This is an Italian comfort food classic! The smell of this cooking in my kitchen transports me back to playing on the street in front of my Papa and Gigi's house in Brooklyn. I make 2 trays of this for every family get-together, and it's gone in a flash!

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 Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells
RainbowJewels

Italian Sausage Stuffed Shells

Believe it or not, I'm not a fan of cheese and try to avoid it whenever possible. So dishes that are stuffed with things like ricotta turn me off. I created this dish as a compromise to my cheese avoidance and my husband's love of Italian food. Serve this with garlic bread and a salad for a wonderful family dinner.

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 That Zucchini Spaghetti Stanley Tucci Loves (Spaghetti alla Nerano)
Chef John

That Zucchini Spaghetti Stanley Tucci Loves (Spaghetti alla Nerano)

After listening to Stanley Tucci lose his mind about this pasta and calling it life-changing and one of the best things he's ever eaten, I decided I'd give it a try. The results were amazing and the key to getting the toasted sweet taste of the zucchini was deep-frying it!

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 World's Best Pasta Sauce!
John Chandler

World's Best Pasta Sauce!

Well, my Lasagna has become quite popular, and I think the sauce from that makes amazing meat sauce as well. So I thought I would post it by its self.

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 Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana
Nancy

Restaurant-Style Zuppa Toscana

Creamy sausage and potato soup. This recipe is very similar to the one served in a well known restaurant.

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 Italian Wedding Soup I
Star Pooley

Italian Wedding Soup I

Coming from Rhode Island, this soup was traditionally served at Italian weddings. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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