Delicious Salad Meals by Dot Vartan

Beef Tortellini Salad

For a quick, satisfying dinner, make this pasta salad with strips of seared sirloin ahead of time. Refrigerated or fresh, any flavor of tortellini will do.

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  • 20 M
  • 4 H, 20 M
  • 0
Molto Italiano by Mario Batali

Peaches in Primitivo

Serving fruit with Primitivo (a dry red wine) is tradition in Puglia. There they often chill the raisiny red wines and pour them over sliced fresh peaches.

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  • 15 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
The Italian Grill by Micol Negrin

Amaretto-Stuffed Peaches with Vin Santo Glaze

These peaches are stuffed with a crunchy-buttery mixture of amaretti crumbs and then everything is slowly grilled over an open flame to intensify the flavors.

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  • 20 M
  • 50 M
  • 0
Prosciutto, Pancetta, Salame by Pamela Sheldon Johns

Prosciutto and Stracchino Pinwheels

These pinwheels are easy to make ahead of time for a satisfying appetizer. Use Stracchino, an Italian cheese, or substitute a different, fresh soft cheese.

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  • 15 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Rigatoni with Sweet Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Mozzarella Recipe

Rigatoni with Sweet Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Mozzarella

Jumble together pasta, tomatoes, eggplant, ooey gooey mozzarella, and a splash of cream in just 35 minutes. Leftovers turn into casserole.

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  • 20 M
  • 35 M
  • 8
Golden Scallops Salad by Tony and Cathy Mantuano

Golden Scallops Salad

Diver scallops are sauteed until perfectly golden then are placed on a bed of savory porcini mushrooms and scattered with salad greens.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 25 M
  • 0
Cannoli Recipe

Cannoli

The classic Italian dessert, made the old fashioned way with crisp shells, a icotta-sugar cream studded with chocolate chips.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
Ricotta Calzones with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe Recipe

Ricotta Calzones with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

This bundle of doughy goodness, sorta like a slice of pizza that’s flopped to form a pocket, marries sausage, broccoli rabe, and ricotta cheese.

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  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 3 H
  • 0

Country Focaccia with Red Pepper Topping

Carol Field explains how to create a rustic italian bread, or focaccia, studded with sage and smothered with red bell peppers, onions, tomatoes, and basil.

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  • 1 H
  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 0

Twenty-Minute Marinara Sauce with Fresh Basil

This marinara sauce from Lidia Bastianich takes just minutes to simmer yet tastes like it was on the back burner all day.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 0

Cooked Carrot Salad with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

A simple side whose flavors may call to mind traditional recipes for Swiss chard but whose appeal is equally undestandable with carrots.

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  • 35 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 0
Sweet Ricotta Tart Recipe

Sweet Ricotta Tart

For this Italian treat, a sweet ricotta filing studded with chocolate and candied orange rind and flavored with citrus is nestled in a cookie-like crust.

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  • 45 M
  • 45 M
  • 0
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