Italian Recipes

Easy Italian Recipes That Won't Leave You Hungry an Hour Later

Italian cuisine is famous for its spices and aroma. It has a rich culture and comprises varied dishes for each and every occasion.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 6, 2018
Italy is famous for its pizzas and pastas. But the depth of its cuisine is much more, in totality. Here are a few mouth-watering recipes that are extremely flavorsome and simple to prepare.

Basic Stuffing

Ingredients
  • White Bread, 1 loaf (cubed)
  • Eggs, 6 (beaten)
  • Prosciutto, 1 cup (diced)
  • Pepperoni, 4 oz. (diced)
  • Salami, 1 cup (diced)
  • Mozzarella Cheese, 16 oz. (cubed)
  • Parmesan Cheese, ½ cup
  • Fresh Parsley, 2 tsp.
  • Chicken Broth, 2 cups
Preparation
  • In a large bowl, place all the bread cubes and sprinkle enough chicken broth to moisten the bread.
  • Add salami, prosciutto, eggs, mozzarella, pepperoni, Parmesan, and parsley to the bowl. Mix the entire mixture well.
  • Place the mixture in a bowl or casserole.
  • If you plan to use a casserole, then bake the mixture after covering it with an Aluminum foil at 375° F, for 35 - 45 minutes.
  • Your Italian stuffing is ready.
Gnocchi

Ingredients
  • Potatoes, 2
  • Egg, 1
  • Refined Flour, 2 cups
Preparation
  • In a large pot, add water and salt. Heat the pot till the water starts boiling.
  • Peel the potatoes and add them to the pot.
  • Boil the potatoes till they become tender and firm. This will take about 15 minutes.
  • Mash the potatoes in a bowl with an egg and flour.
  • Knead the mixture till it becomes smooth and even. Make small portions of the dough into long ropes. On a floured surface, cut these pieces of dough into half-inch each.
  • In a large pot, add water and salt. Heat the pot till the water starts boiling.
  • Drop in the gnocchi and let it boil for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Take them out and serve hot. Garnish with grated cheese.
Sausage and Spinach Risotto

Ingredients
  • Fresh Spinach, ½ lb.
  • Chicken Broth, 6 cups
  • Italian Sausage, ½ lb. (finely chopped)
  • Onion, 1 (minced)
  • Garlic Cloves, 2 (minced)
  • Arborio Rice, 2 cups
  • Dry White Wine, 1 cup
  • Parmesan Cheese, 1 cup (grated)
  • Unsalted Butter, 5 tsp.
  • Salt, 1 tsp.
Preparation
  • Heat the chicken broth and simmer it over a low flame.
  • Remove the stems of the spinach and wash it properly under cold water. In a medium-sized pot, add water and salt. When the water starts boiling, add the spinach and cook till the leaves become tender. It should take about 3 minutes. Drain the water and chop it finely.
  • Melt 4 tsp. of butter in a large saucepan over medium flame. Add the onion and garlic when the butter starts foaming. Cook for a few minutes till the onion turns golden brown in color.
  • Add the sausages to the saucepan and stir for sometime. Break the sausage apart with a large spoon and cook till it turns brown in color.
  • Add rice in the saucepan and stir it with the sausages for a minute. Add the spinach and wine. Stir the entire mixture till the broth gets absorbed completely.
  • Continue the process of cooking and stirring the rice, adding broth as and when required, for about 20 minutes.
  • Add the required seasoning and stir in the remaining butter and cheese. Mix them well.
  • Rice should become moist and creamy.
  • Sprinkle the rest of the cheese and serve immediately with toasted white bread.
Have an excellent time while preparing these delicious dishes.
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