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Melanzane alla Parmigiana

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Baked Eggplants with Tomato and Mozzarella This delectable combination of flavors and textures makes this Italian recipe a classic! You can also use potatoes, zucchini, or artichoke hearts or a combination of them all. Plenty of crusty bread for mopping is essential. Mangiare! Preparation: 1 – Cut the eggplants into disks and discard the ends. […]

Bolognese Sauce

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Bolognese Sauce Italy’s most famous meat sauce hails from Bologna. While many Italian recipes use a variety of ground meats, pancetta, prosciutto, and/or mushrooms, I prefer the simple, intense flavors of beef and tomatoes, fortified with wine, milk, and aromatic vegetables. Ground beef is first sauteed with onions, carrots, and celery until no longer pink. […]

Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna

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Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasanga This Veggie lasagna recipe was brought to us by one of our readers. Thanks Donna for sharing this easy Italian recipe. Enjoy! Preparation: 1 – In a small bowl, mix together Mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan, egg, oregano, and garlic powder. 2 – Spread 1/2 can of stewed tomatoes (broken up) on […]

Cheese Frittata

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Cheese Frittata Serve this frittata warm with fresh crusty Italian bread and a leafy green salad on the side. Enjoy this easy Italian recipe! Preparation: 1 – Preheat oven to 375F. Peel the potatoes, if desired. Thinly slice the potatoes. Peel and slice the onions. Beat the eggs in a bowl, and whisk in the […]

Tomato and Parmesan Risotto

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Tomato and Parmesan Risotto This Italian dish is like baked ziti with risotto instead of pasta. Enjoy this easy Italian recipe! Preparation: 1 – Preheat oven to 350F. Peel and dice the yellow onion. Peel and mince the garlic. Clean and chop the basil, oregano, and parsley leaves. 2 – Heat the oil to medium […]

Shrimp Scampi

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Shrimp Scampi Shrimp Scampi must be served right from the stove for the best texture. If it has to sit for a while, the shrimp becomes slightly soggy as it soaks up the sauce. Ingredients: 1 lb medium-sized shrimp (20-30 count) 1/2 bulb garlic 1 large lemon 1/2 bunch fresh parsley 2 tbsp olive oil […]

Osso Buco with Polenta Dumplings

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Osso Buco with Polenta Dumplings This version of osso buco is topped off with polenta dumplings instead of the more-familiar gremolata. Ingredients: 5 lbs veal shanks 1 bulb garlic 5 shallots 5 carrots 5 stalks celery 2 large leeks 3 lbs plum tomatoes 4 sprigs fresh thyme 1/2 bunch fresh parsley 2 tbsp olive oil […]

Chicken Marsala

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Chicken Marsala Authentic Marsala is finished with a small amount of the wine and does not necessarily have mushrooms. Enjoy this authentic Italian chicken recipe! Preparation: 1 – Rinse the chicken and pat dry with paper towels. Place the breasts between layers of plastic wrap, and pound until thin. Beat the eggs in a bowl. […]

Pasta e Fagioli

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Pasta and Bean Soup This Italian soup recipe is one of my favorites! Ingredients: 1 lb dries chickpeas 4 gallons Vegetable Stock 4 shallots 1 bulb garlic 2 celery roots 2 lbs plum tomatoes 1/2 bunch frsh parsley 2 tbsp olive oil 2 cups cooked bite-size pasta of choice 1/2 cup fresh-grated Asiago cheese Fresh-cracked […]

Chicken with Basil & Pine Nut Pesto

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Chicken with Basil and Pine Nut Pesto Ingredients: Pesto 1 2/3 cups shredded fresh basil 4 oz extra-virgin olive oil 3 tbsp pine nuts 3 garlic cloves, crushed salt 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 2 tbsp freshly grated romano 2 tbsp vegetable oil 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 12 oz dried fettuccine freshly ground pepper […]