The famous Tuscan soup, Ribollita, may have begun its life as a peasant dish, but it is certainly rich with flavors and textures. Filled with fresh garden vegetables and savory, hearty beans, Ribollita is hearty and satisfying, perfect for when the weather cools down. With bites of fatty pancetta, sips of flavorful, savory, and cheesy broth, and drizzles of tangy, bright oil, you'll be mopping this soup up with every bit of bread you can find! Get ready to drink this dish straight from the bowl!
Arancini Rice Balls are a classic Italian dish that transforms traditional rice into a crunchy treat everyone will love! The interior is fluffy and stuffed full of melty cheese, and the exterior is crunchy and fried to a delightful golden brown! Filled with bright green peas, meaty ham, and sharp parmesan, and infused with savory flavor, Arancini Rice Balls are loaded with joy. These crunchy treats will get the party going without delay!
Pasta Fagioli literally translates to "pasta and beans" which is exactly what Nonna's Pasta Fagioli delivers: savory, hearty bites of nutty cannellini beans and tender-cooked pasta. Nonna's Pasta Fagioli features her secret ingredient for a brighter, tangier broth with just the right touch of meatiness. Hot and freshly herby, this soup will quickly replace chicken noodle soup as your go-to comfort food. The day just feels better with a bowl of this on the table!
Cannolis are a classic Italian pastry that have become hallmarks of many Little Italy neighborhoods in the U.S., especially the North End in Boston, where lines for cannolis can wrap around the block. Making Holy Cannolis from scratch does take a bit of effort and equipment, like a cannoli mold and a deep fryer. You can customize from there if you want to get extra fancy, dipping the ends in melted chocolate or adding chocolate chips or pistachios to the filling. Holy Cannoli taste just heavenly alongside a cappuccino.
Pantry Pasta answers the eternal question: "How can I make sure the food in my pantry doesn’t go to waste?" The answer is a dish with a vibrant, olive-infused white wine sauce and tender golden brown chicken. Crowned atop linguine, this dish elevates the everyday ingredients on your shelf into an elegant and refreshing dinner. Only needing 35 minutes or less of cooking time, Pantry Pasta can pull double-duty as an exciting weeknight meal or a special date night showstopper.
When you think of lasagna, you think of tender noodles layered between red tomato sauce. White Lasagna replaces that traditional color scheme with a creamy, garlicky, cheesy white sauce that will have you melting into your chair. With savory Italian sausage and sharp and smoky cheese, every layer of White Lasagna is luscious and lip-smackingly delicious. You'll think twice before making a traditional lasagna again after trying this one.
Mostaccioli is a tubular pasta (in the shape sense rather than the slang sense, but it is pretty awesome), similar to penne. So it's equally excellent for carrying sweet, bright, savory tomato sauce straight to your taste buds. Easy Baked Mostaccioli serves up a deliciously luscious, creamy sauce, topped with melty, browned cheese and filled with beef. Easy Baked Mostaccioli is perfect for Sunday dinner with the family, as it has that hours-long-slow-cooked taste in just a fraction of the time!
One bite of Tuscan Skillet will whisk you away to the sunny, green hills of Tuscany... that's how magical it tastes. Cheesy, tender tortellini soaked in a rich, bright tomato sauce with just a touch of heat and garden freshness, which you can enjoy in just about 30 minutes. This Tuscan Skillet is just the burst of summer you need to get through the worst winter has to throw at you.
Skillet Lasagna serves up the slow-cooked flavor of a comfort food classic without the fuss or the schedule-eating cooking time! The pasta is tender, the beef is savory, the cheese is cheesy ( of course) and melty, and the tomato sauce is rich and mellow. Skillet Lasagna only takes 20 minutes to make, so you can get that tantalizing Italian taste no matter how busy your schedule!
Surprisingly, Italian Wedding Soup isn't traditionally served at Italian weddings. Instead, the name refers to the marriage of the fresh, herby vegetables and the savory, juicy meatballs. We have to say, it's a match made in heaven. Italian Wedding Soup is a blissful blend of savory and garden tastes, happily hearty and festively flavored. Even if it isn't traditional, it would be a wonderful part of any wedding feast!