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!
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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!
Spaghetti carbonara pasta or more simply, Carbonara, is one of the most popular first courses in Italian cuisine. Perhaps not everyone knows that the origins of carbonara are quite controversial: according to one of the most credited hypotheses, carbonara was invented by American soldiers on the day of Liberation in 1944. Despite its young age, carbonara is considered a classic of Roman cuisine such as bucatini all’amatriciana or spaghetti cacio e pepe.
Ragu is a classic dish in Italy with all kinds of variations – from different meats to different wines – with respect to certain regions! Ragu alla Bolognese specifically comes from the city Bologna and features a white wine meat based sauce, versus a red wine based sauce like Ragu alla Napoletana (from Naples). You may find some recipes that include a cream or milk in their Ragu, however, we choose to omit this due to taste and health factors. The important thing about Ragu is that it is an open ended recipe, meaning you can add and omit things as you like, so try it out a couple times and see which variation you like best!
Stuffed tomatoes are a hearty and healthy dish that is full of flavor! Filled with meat, veggies, and rice, they are reminiscent of a Shepherds pie but the tomatoes serve as a much healthier base instead of a crust. The light flavors of the sauce soaked up in the rice pairs deliciously with the melted mozzarella and fills you up comfortably. While this dish does take a bit more time, it is well worth it when you take the steaming hot tomatoes out of the oven and dig into their crispy, creamy, saucy goodness!
This pasta dish is incredibly easy to make and packed with delicious flavors! The thin sliced Prosciutto Cotto pairs so nicely in the simple creamy Panna da Cucina sauce and juicy peas. This is actually considered a luxurious dish in parts of Italy, and in Rome it is a highly desired dish of the Pope due to its simplicity and light creamy flavor. Everyone is sure to love this meal!
The most important thing about this recipe is to let it cook long enough to get that rich, slow cooked flavor. Everything in the recipe card below is laid out step by step, but there is a little variation in the cook time. The longer you cook the pasta and meatballs, the better the dish tastes, so just be sure you leave that good hour or two for simmering – it will make a world of difference!
Lentils have been a staple food in the Italian diet for centuries, dating all the way back to 13000 BC, and many different variations for cooking it have popped up along the way. Through the rise and fall of the Roman Empire, this recipe has always stuck around and has even become a New Years Eve tradition symbolic for good luck and wealth in the upcoming year! You can find this dish in varied forms throughout many different regions of Italy with all kinds of added vegetables and various types of lentils.
This dish is not only an Italian classic but it’s also super simple and quick to make! Whip up this Amatriciana sauce after a long day of work and enjoy the delicious flavors of the guanciale mixed with the aromatic tomato sauce. Don’t forget to top it with a layer of creamy Parmesan cheese and a drizzle of silky olive oil for the final touch!
This turkey and veggie pie is super simple and quick to make! Not only is it packed full of healthy vegetables and lean meat, but it also tastes absolutely incredible – even kids will be asking to have this for dinner. Its great for family night meals or having a group of friends over since you will have a whole dish to share!