italian

Many prepared potato gnocchi on a floured kitchen towel, with a mound of gnocchi dough in the background

Homemade Potato Gnocchi

Four ingredients. Ridiculously easy. Wonderfully inexpensive. And, quite frankly, the best gnocchi we’ve ever experienced.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 11
A pepper and egg sandwich on a wooden table with pieces of pepper and onion falling out.

Pepper and Egg Sandwich

Just like mom made. That’s what we’re hearing from folks who grew up hoovering this classic, quick, easy, cheap Italian staple any and all times of day.

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  • 20 M
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  • 10
A halved pork Milanese cutlet on a grey oval plate with a lemon wedge and mixed spring greens.

Pork Milanese

Plump pork chops are pounded into satisfying submission (whack! whack! whack!) before being breaded and gently sautéed to perfection.

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  • 30 M
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A white bowl filled with farfelle with fresh salmon is nested inside another white bowl with a carafe and glass of red wine in the background.

Farfalle with Fresh Salmon

So what if salmon isn’t from Italy? Cookbook author Giuliano Hazan is and he says to toss chunks of the rich fish with pasta, tomatoes, and cream. We’ll happily oblige.

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  • 15 M
  • 25 M
  • 14
A sliced beef braised in Barolo, garnished with thyme sprigs, on a bed of mashed potatoes.

Beef Braised in Barolo

Cold outside? Baby, come inside where there’s beef slowly braising in a heady mix of Italian red wine, garlic, tomatoes, thyme, and rosemary.

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  • 1 H, 40 M
  • 5 H, 10 M
  • 14
The half-moon biscotti cookies on a yellow glass plate

Lemon Biscotti

Irresistible in terms of both taste and texture. Those with a weakness for these classic Italian cookies, consider yourself warned.

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  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 4
A paper bag filled with loaves of pane Francese.

Pane Francese

Looks like a baguette, tastes like a ciabatta. This northern Italian bread is crusty and chewy and all sorts of incredible.

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  • 45 M
  • 5 H
  • 4
A white bowl of Italian onion soup topped with cheese toast with a pot of soup and several bread slices in the background.

Italian Onion Soup | Licurdia

This 4-ingredient Italian onion soup is just as humble, frugal, and soothing as its more commonly known French kin.

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  • 20 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A whole ligurian almond cake cooling on a wire rack.

Ligurian Almond Cake

A remarkably—and deceptively—simple that cake boasts an understated elegance that befits this frugal and classic Italian dessert.

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  • 35 M
  • 2 H
  • 0
White bowl with ziti and a pasta puttanesca sauce

Pasta Puttanesca

Just like the women for whom it’s named, this pasta puttanesca recipe is edgy, spicy, and more than a little sassy. Gets the job done in a hurry, too.

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  • 5 M
  • 30 M
  • 11