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Italians know how to cook good food and Italian recipes tend to be some of our favourites! Which Italian recipe do you think of first: pizza, lasagne, tiramisu, bruschetta, gnocchi, panna cotta, cannelloni?

Italian recipes are full of fresh Mediterranean produce and vegetables such as aubergine, courgettes, peppers, tomatoes and garlic…

 

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Top rated Italian recipes

By michabedford, chezgaycountrykitchen

A simple, filling dish thats easier than just boiling rice!

  • 200g Arborio rice
  • 750ml chicken stock
  • 1 small onion
  • finely diced
  • 2 chicken breasts diced
  • small handful of lemon thyme
  • leaves picked
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 mushrooms
  • finely sliced
  • juice of half lemon
  • 200g cream cheese
  • seasoning
  • Parmesan shavings to taste
3.6/5 (167 Votes)

By Vick11, Foodie

This simple Italian meat ball recipe is made with ready made meatballs and a jar of tomato sauce

  • 1 packet meat balls
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 jar Tomato and Basil sauce
  • 1 small onion (diced)
  • 1 clove garlic (chopped)
  • ½ small red pepper (diced)
  • ½ small green pepper (diced)
  • 1 tomato (diced)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • a few shavings of parmesan cheese
  • 1 packet fresh spaghetti
3.6/5 (145 Votes)

By Animatebug

Bolognese to blow your mind

  • 800g Minced Beef
  • 1 packet Smoked paprika and garlic Chorizo Chopped
  • 1 pepper diced
  • 300g Mushrooms roughly chopped
  • 1 Onion diced
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Chopped finely
  • 3 Medium Carrots
  • finely grated
  • 2 tblsp tomato paste
  • 1 can of chopped tomatoes
  • 2 bottles of cheap pasta sauce base
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground corriander
  • 1 tsp ground chilli
  • 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 2 stock cubes
  • salt and pepper
3.5/5 (141 Votes)

By stezermeezers

Pizza dough is simply mixing flour with water and adding yeast, oil and salt

  • To make 1 large family pizza (6 people):
  • 20 g of fresh baker's yeast
  • 15 ml water (at room temperature)
  • 250 g of white bread flour (or if you can find fine Italian flour ‘00’ it’s even better)
  • 5 cl of olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt.
3.5/5 (139 Votes)

By Vick11, Foodie

This dish is simple to make using a tin of tomato soup and some fresh herbs and vegetables and top with Parmesan ch

  • 4 pieces chicken joints (skin removed)
  • 1 Tin tomato soup
  • 2 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 handful chopped herbs (basil
  • thyme
  • oregano and parsley)
  • 2 clove garlic (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 100g sliced mushrooms
  • 1 small courgette (diced)
  • 2 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon flour
  • Salt and pepper
3.7/5 (107 Votes)

By Vick11, Foodie

This is a pasta dish cooked in a creamy sauce with Salmon and prawns

  • 200g fillet of salmon (cut into thick slices)
  • 16 grey tiger prawns
  • 120g dried pasta shells or 400g fresh pasta shells
  • 1 small onion (chopped)
  • 50g mushrooms (sliced)
  • 1 clove of garlic (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoon diced red pepper
  • 2 tablespoon diced green pepper
  • 100 ml dry white wine
  • 100 ml milk
  • 75g grated matured Cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • 1 handful of chopped fresh herbs
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • A few shavings of Parmesan cheese and chopped chives for garnish
3.8/5 (93 Votes)

By Shazz

Chicken, bacon, Rosemary and Marsala

  • 4 boneless
  • Skinless Chicken thighs / breasts
  • 2 tbsp seasoned flour
  • 2-3 tsp Oil Oil
  • 1 red onion
  • 8 par boiled ptaotoes (Salad Size)
  • 3 rashers of bacon
  • 2 sprigs of Rosemary
  • 100mls Marsala
  • 1 lemon
  • rosemary & flat leaved parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
4.1/5 (68 Votes)

By Fay

Make up some strong coffee using 1-2 tbsp coffee granules in 150ml boiling water - leave to cool

  • 1 pack of sponge fingers
  • 150ml of strong cold coffee
  • 250 grams of mascarpone
  • 2 tbsp of Tia Maria
  • 150ml double cream
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • Grated chocolate
3.4/5 (126 Votes)

By AngelaH

Grease a baking sheet and lay on it the ready rolled pastry sheet

  • 1 x Ready rolled puff pastry sheet
  • Tomato puree
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • halved
  • Half a red
  • green or yellow pepper
  • diced
  • 1 ball mozzarella
  • sliced
  • 50g salami
  • sliced
  • Half an onion
  • thinly sliced
  • Mixed herbs
3.6/5 (93 Votes)

By nicky2000

Discovered on Granny and Granddad's trip to Italy

  • 1 vanilla pod
  • 200ml/7fl double cream
  • 200ml/7fl oz. milk
  • 4 tbsp. caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. powdered gelatine
  • To serve: fresh berries or stewed rhubarb
4.6/5 (57 Votes)

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