Italian Home Cooking

Basic Polenta

This basic polenta recipe is the perfect base for so many Italian dishes. Add cheese, top it with sauce or meat, cut it into squares and fry it. Shall we go on?

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  • 30 M
  • 30 M
  • 2
Lobster Fra Diavolo Recipe

Lobster Fra Diavolo
 | Aragosta Fra Diavolo

This swanky pasta dish, gilded with chunks of sweet, sweet lobster and hints of finely chopped chile, lends a little extravagance to everyday spaghetti.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H
  • 13
Open Mushroom Lasagna

Open Lasagna of Mushrooms, Pine Nuts, and Thyme

Elegance was never achieved with such ease. Simply stack cooked lasagna noodles with sautéed ‘shrooms and smother with a luxurious cream sauce for some everyday extravagance.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 14
Christmas Eve Calamari Recipe

Christmas Eve Calamari | Calamari in Umido per la Vigilia di Natale

Slurp this bowl of Christmas Eve Calamari, rich with onions, garlic, tomatoes, Italian bread, and, of course, the glorious calamari rings and tentacles.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 2
Giant Squid

Christmas Eve Calamari: Feast of the One Fish

The Feast of the Seven Fishes in Domenica Marchetti’s home stars one fish: calamari. It’s the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

Pork Sausage with Roasted Grapes

Sweet Pork Sausages with Roasted Grapes

A decidedly Umbrian dish in which pork sausages and plump grapes are coaxed to tender goodness and jammy sweetness, respectively. You’re welcome.

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  • 10 M
  • 35 M
  • 2
Lardo

Hog Heaven: Lardo di Colonnata

Lardo di Colonnata is the pristine, silky fat from pigs that sup on forest nuts near the Italian town of Colonnata and that’s cured in an herby brine.

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant Caponata

Eggplant, celery, fennel, zucchini, onion, tomatoes, olives, raisins, and pine nuts, oh my! Sicilian heaven in the form of a pleasingly tart side dish of sorts.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 7
Gnocchetti with Pancetta Recipe

Gnocchetti with Pancetta, Chanterelles, and Mint

Don’t you love a dish that can be tossed together at the last second yet tastes like someone’s Italian grandmother slaved over it for hours? Us, too.

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  • 25 M
  • 25 M
  • 0
Bruschetta with Tomato Recipe

Bruschetta with Tomato

Bruschetta rubbed with garlic and loaded with tomato are de rigeur summer fare. Pile heirloom tomatoes on the toast for a twist on the classic.

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  • 20 M
  • 20 M
  • 2
Spaghetti with Raw Tomato Sauce Recipe

Spaghetti with Raw Tomatoes

Summer at its simplest, not to mention it’s most splendid, seeing as how five minutes of effort yields a meal that rivals round-trip tickets to Italy.

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • 13
Corn and Green Tomato Salad Recipe

Corn and Green Tomato Salad

For this salad, fresh corn, green tomatoes, and red onion are tossed in a refreshing Champagne vinaigrette. All hail summer!

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  • 30 M
  • 40 M
  • 2
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