Italian

Braised beef with red wine pasta and carrots in a skillet.

Braised Beef with Red Wine Pasta

With all due respect, your go-to recipe for beef stew falls short of this magnificent melding of beef, wine, and pasta. No contest.

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  • 2 H
  • 5 H, 30 M
  • 6
A person dusting flour over a ball of quick pizza dough on a wooden table.

Quick Pizza Dough

A quick pizza dough—the easiest we’ve ever worked with—that rests for a mere hour yet turns out spectacularly well. Because pizza cravings don’t wait. Or at least ours don’t.

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  • 10 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A mushroom pizza with ricotta cut into 8 slices on a piece of browned parchment paper.

Mushroom Pizza with Ricotta

A pizza that takes white pizza up a level with several kinds of cheeses and mushrooms and a dough that’s a cinch to toss together.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H
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A tied pork loin in the style of Porchetta on a white platter with cooked red onions and rosemary.

Pork Loin in the Style of Porchetta

A mashup of two Italian classics—arista and porchetta—that’s essentially pork roast stuffed with rosemary and more ground pork. Ridiculously easy to make. And even easier to devour.

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  • 50 M
  • 2 H, 15 M
  • 12
A white bowl filled with brodo di pollo on a wooden surface with a fork and spoon beside the bowl.

Brodo di Pollo ~ Italian Chicken Soup

Brodo di pollo is, in essence, Italian chicken soup. And it’s a strong contender for the most soothing chicken noodle soup anywhere. Made by nonnas everywhere.

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  • 15 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 8
Oval dish with cacio e pepe kugel, a cheese and pepper casserole with fettuccine and ricotta and Pecorino cheeses baked golden

Cacio e Pepe Kugel

Cacio e pepe kugel. It’s what happens when Rome’s famous pasta dish collides with everyone’s favorite Jewish comfort food.

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  • 25 M
  • 1 H, 15 M
  • 2
A pile of sugar-dusted easy raised doughnuts on a white plate.

Easy Raised Doughnuts ~ Cuddureddi

Cuddureddi. It means “a cause for celebration” if you’re from Italy. Well, actually, it means “a sort of doughnut.” Sorta the same thing.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H
  • 2
A red bowl with Christmas Eve calamari--calamari, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes in a tomato sauce

Christmas Eve Calamari

The much-ballyhooed Italian Christmas classic, Feast of the Seven Fishes, stars one fish in Domenica Marchetti’s home. Calamari. And it’s the centerpiece of her Christmas Eve dinner.

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  • 45 M
  • 1 H, 45 M
  • 10
A white oval dish filled with cooked spinach with raisins and pine nuts sprinkled over the top and a spoon resting in the dish.

Spinach with Raisins and Pine Nuts

When prepared simply yet perfectly as here, this classic side dish will leave a lingering memory of just how lovely something healthy can be.

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  • 20 M
  • 30 M
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