Caprese Salad, or Insalata Caprese, became a popular dish in the Campania region during the 1950’s. It quickly spread throughout the rest of the country (and the world) due to its simple and fresh aromatic ingredients. Serve it as an appetizer, a mid-course salad, or whip it up for a quick yet satisfying snack!
While the origin of eggplant parmesan, or Parmigiana di Melanzane, is still a game of tug-of-war between the North and South regions of Italy, that doesn’t stop this dish from playing a big role across Italy and the world! It has been loved by Italy for decades after its first appearance around the 1400’s and became an international classic along the way. You won’t find a single Italian restaurant that doesn’t serve eggplant parmesan (and if you do, leave now!) and now you can make it at ease in the comfort of your own home!
This delicious zucchini bake is a tasty way to get your serving of veggies! You’ll love this dish once you bite in and the salty, crumbly coating and warm, cheesy zucchini filling pair together to make the perfect flavor combination. Nobody will be going to bed hungry after they have this filling bake and they’ll be coming back for more the next day!
Pasta al Tonno is a classically easy dish that is loved by many. It really only requires about three ingredients in total – the pasta, tomato sauce, and the tuna – making it incredibly cheap and easy to prepare! It can be difficult to get your weekly serving of fish but this dish will make it so much easier; the tomato sauce really pairs well with the natural flavor of the tuna without being overwhelming, and the pasta helps to make you feel full! Try out some other varieties too, like Pasta al Tonno e Pomodoro (with tomatoes) or Pasta al Sugo di Tonno (with Sugo, which is a type of tomato sauce with onions and garlic) and see which one you like best.
This white lasagna recipe is incredibly delicious and so unique in flavor! The creaminess from the Besciamella really highlights the flavors of the smoked salmon, and the zucchini adds the perfect bit of crunch. It’s a great way to serve a fish based meal without being overpowered by the taste of fish and is loved by all ages!
This classic style of pizza, pizza con patate, is possibly one of the simplest recipes! This style usually omits any kind of sauce or cheese – choosing to make the the thin, crispy potatoes layered on top the center point of this dish. You’ll fall in love with the light and delicate flavor of the creamy potatoes paired with the soft and silky dough beneath.
This potato cake recipe, which is a classic Neapolitan dish, is a hearty and delicious meal that will satisfy every craving in one bite! The potato “crust” perfectly holds the soft ham and melted mozzarella and still leaves some of the creamy mashed potatoes on the inside. You will love how easy it is to prepare and it will be well worth it when you taste that first bite!
This golden risotto is an age old classic in Italy, specifically in the northern regions where it originated. The rich creaminess of the Parmesan and smokiness of the speck really shine through and pair perfectly with the unique and light flavor of the saffron. Not only is it a simple and relatively quick meal to make, it also results in a beautiful golden dish that can be the perfect highlight in any dinner!
Ah prosciutto, that thin sliced meat we all know and love across the world. So many different kinds, cuts, flavors, spices, and pairings that you’ll never get tired of it! How well do you really know your prosciutto though? Do you know the difference between Cotto and Crudo? Do you know how to cook them? Do you know how to pair them with cheese to make a Salumi board? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, worry not, for I am here to guide you through the world of prosciutto – but first, let me start with a quick Italian lesson!
Chicken with Marsala wine and mushrooms is a very tasty and easily prepared second course. Starting with Marsala, a liqueur wine well known in the kitchen for its versatility and, used in this recipe, gives the chicken an unmistakable aroma as well as an incredible softness. The mushrooms are the frame of this dish with their full-bodied flavor and characteristic aroma and are going to complete this second dish and make it extremely succulent. Chicken breast can be dry or stringy when cooked, but preparing it this way can dispel the myth of the “dry chicken breast!”A great characteristic of this recipe is that it is prepared in about 30 minutes, so besides being delicious it is also on the table and ready to eat in well under an hour!