White beans baked in tomato sauce with bacon, onions, garlic, honey, stock, and chili pepper flakes.
A classic Italian American comfort food of pasta baked with sausage, tomato sauce and all kinds of gooey, yummy cheeses.
A good tomato sauce is the basis for so many dishes - pizza, pasta, chicken, and fish. Here is a delicious basic tomato sauce recipe. Marinara sauce.
Classic Italian Bolognese meat sauce recipe, for use with pasta dishes. Ground beef, pork, and Italian sausage, simmered for hours in a base of onion, celery, carrot, pancetta, and tomatoes. Seasoned with cloves, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
Eggplant caponata, diced eggplant cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, pinenuts, olives, raisins, capers, and parsley. A great Italian relish for bread sticks.
Cauliflower, first boiled briefly, then sautéed with toasted pine nuts, bacon or pancetta, garlic, lemon juice and chile pepper flakes.
San Francisco-style cioppino Italian fish stew, with fresh halibut, sea bass, Dungeness crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and oysters in a savory tomato-based broth.
A classic Italian baked eggplant Parmesan casserole with fried eggplant slices layered with Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce.
A crunchy salad of radicchio, Belgian endive and sliced fennel served with a fennel dressing and grated parmesan cheese.
Two approaches for fettuccine Alfredo, a traditional Italian version with butter and Parmesan, and a more modern version with cream and nutmeg.
Homemade focaccia bread, dimpled Italian flat bread, flavored with olive oil and rosemary.
A classic Italian mixed seafood salad made with calamari, shrimp, clams and scallops, dressed with olive oil and lemon.
Two classic garlic bread recipes, one toasted and crispy from the broiler, the other soft from being wrapped in aluminum foil and heated in the oven.
Classic homemade pizza recipe, including pizza dough and toppings, step-by-step instructions with photos. Make perfect pizza at home!
Classic Italian-American style meatballs, huge, pillowy soft and loaded with herbs and cheese, mixed with ground beef and pork, served with a traditional tomato sauce.
Italian pot roast recipe. Rump or chuck beef roast, first browned in olive oil, then slow cooked in a sofritto base of carrots, celery, and onion, with Italian plum tomatoes and red wine.
A hearty and simple Italian peasant stew with cabbage, parsley and Italian sausage.
Quick and easy spaghetti recipe with Italian sausage. The tomato-based sauce gets its seasoning from the sweet and spicy sausages. Our favorite way of serving spaghetti.
Classic lasagna recipe with ground beef, onion, Mozzarella, Ricotta, and Parmesan cheeses, tomato sauce and lasagna noodles.
Traditional Lasagna Bolognese. Layers of flat lasagna noodles baked with alternating layers of slow-cooked Bolognese sauce, bechamel, and Parmesan cheese.
Classic Italian-American linguini with clam sauce with fresh and canned clams, tomatoes and a little fennel and anise-flavored liqueur.
Italian meatballs with ground pork shoulder, Italian sausage, bread, ricotta cheese, eggs, and herbs, in a simple tomato sauce with basil and Parmesan.
Minestrone soup with cannellini beans, salt pork or pancetta, broth, cabbage, potato, zucchini, carrots, plum tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.
Classic Italian pasta primavera with sauteed fresh seasonal vegetables in a marinara sauce.
A Genoese mushroom sauce for pasta or polenta, with dried porcinis, tomato, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and a little red wine. Sugo ai Funghi.
Italian osso buco, made with veal shanks, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, pancetta, and gremolata with parsley, lemon zest, and garlic. Step-by-step instructions and photos.
Pasta e fagioli, or pasta "fazool". A classic Italian dish of beans and short pasta with tomatoes and vegetables.
A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.
Pasta with lightly toasted cauliflower florets cooked in a sauce of tomato, anchovies, onions, garlic, parsley and Parmesan.
Classic Venetian pasta dish with duck confit or slow roasted duck, garlic, rosemary, and lemon.
Italian bell pepper, onion, tomato sauté, with garlic, ground oregano, and fresh basil.
Italian gnocchi dumplings made with pumpkin or winter squash, ricotta cheese, parmesan and flour.
Quick, basic Bolognese meat sauce recipe for pasta dishes.
A classic Italian comfort food of rice with peas and chunks of ham.
Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with Italian sausage, spinach, ricotta and Parmesan cheeses, covered with cooked tomatoes and baked.
Sautéed kale, mustard, turnip, beet or collard greens, tossed with toasted pine nuts, golden raisins, a little red pepper and black pepper. Sicilian-style greens.
Simple shrimp risotto, in the Venetian style, with tiny pink shrimp, shallots, parsley and lemon zest.
Petrale sole fillets, dusted in flour, sautéed in olive oil and served with a sauce of white wine, lemon juice, capers, parsley and butter.
Indulgent pasta carbonara, with eggs, Parmesan and either pancetta or bacon.
Traditional Italian American spaghetti and meatballs recipe. Tomato-based sauce with mushrooms, basil, Parmesan with herb-seasoned meatballs made with ground beef and Italian sausage.
Spinach ricotta gnocchi, Italian dumplings made with ricotta cheese, spinach, flour, and egg, served with a tomato goat cheese sauce.
A springtime version of the classic Italian minestrone, with peas, new potatoes, artichoke hearts, asparagus and spring greens.
An Italian-inspired rice dish using leftover turkey, mushrooms, sage and a little fresh goat cheese.