italian

Espresso being poured over gelato in a cup to make affogato.

Affogato

Drowning gelato in espresso has got to be the most spectacular sort of tragedy ever to take place at the dinner table. Here’s how to add a little drama to your dessert.

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A white bowl filled with spinach and arugula risotto on a grey linen napkin.

Spinach and Arugula Risotto

This risotto, straight from Rome, gets its flavor and color from spinach, arugula, and parsley. Its smoothness is a product of butter, cream, and cheese.

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  • 1 H
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Homemade Tomato Paste

Homemade Tomato Paste

Never again tussle with that teensy tin can that always contains too much or too little paste for your recipe. Nope. Never again. Not with this mellow, caramelized homemade conserva.

A rosemary-onion pizza with ricotta cheese, garlic cloves, and Parmesan cheese on parchment paper

Rosemary Red Onion Pizza

Serve this red onion and rosemary pizza as an appetizer or in a buffet. Your guests will appreciate the easy to make homemade Italian pizza dough.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 2
Three bowls of minestrone soup and a small bowl of pesto.

Minestrone Soup

An updated Italian classic made with all the usual suspects along with an unexpected drizzle of pesto that transforms a frugal veggie-bin catch-all into something truly astounding.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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A sheet pan with pepperoni pan pizza, with cheese and pepperoni on top

Pepperoni Pan Pizza

Made with the simplest, freshest tomato sauce ever, two types of mozzarella, and everyone’s favorite topping. And it’s made on a plain old baking sheet. No fancy pizza stone required.

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  • 3 H, 30 M
  • 10
A black and white decorative platter filled with Tuscan roast pork and scattered with bay leaves

Tuscan Roast Pork

An Italian classic. Pork loin is rubbed with an intoxicating blend of garlic, rosemary, and sage and then slowly roasted until sigh-inducingly tender. Easy, elegant and certain to impress.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 0
A grey platter of Italian-style chicken braised in wine with a spoon resting on top

Italian-Style Braised Chicken in Wine

This rustic classic is infused with that Italian charm that transforms everyday ingredients into something that’s both insanely comforting yet seemingly luxurious.

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  • 1 H, 30 M
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Many prepared potato gnocchi on a floured kitchen towel, with a mound of gnocchi dough in the background

Potato Gnocchi

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

  • 25 M
  • 1 H
  • 6
A china plate with three slices of beef braised in red wine and sprinkled with parsley, and three roasted potatoes

Red Wine Braised Beef

There’s something magical that happens when you toss a cheap cut of beef in a pot with some wine and vegetables and walk away for a while. Alchemy of the most ethereal sort.

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  • 30 M
  • 3 H, 30 M
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A deep baking dish lined with parchment and filled with baked ricotta

Baked Ricotta

Entertaining gets no simpler than this rich, creamy, indulgent, elegant cheese spread made from three ingredients. Tasting is believing. Go on.

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A metal baking dish filled with meatball lasagna, with one piece missing

Meatball Lasagna

A playful riff on an Italian comfort food classic that calls for bite-size meatballs standing in for the usual meat sauce. Yet all the cheesy goodness of traditional lasagna remains unchanged.

  • 1 H, 30 M
  • 3 H
  • 2
A white baking dish filled with zucchini strata

Zucchini Strata

All the understated elegance found in every creation from Yotam Ottolenghi yet it calls on simple everyday ingredients.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 30 M
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Two bowls, each with three spinach and ricotta gnudi and several fried sage leaves

Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi

Similar to gnocchi but ethereally airy, these gnudi are like little savory clouds of ricotta loveliness.

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