Decadent Budino al Cioccolato (Italian Chocolate Pudding)

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Craving a decadent indulgence? You have to make budino al cioccolato. Also known as Italian chocolate pudding, this stovetop custard is so easy to prepare for dessert. This recipe can even be made a few days in advance, and it can be served warm or chilled. Everyone will adore it! Get the recipe now on Foodal.

Italian Lentil Soup: A Hearty Meal for Busy Days

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The next time you’re craving a simple, comforting meal, make this Italian lentil soup. Bursting with vegetables and simple, classic flavors, it tastes just like a meal Nana would make. Perfect with a slice of crusty bread, read more now to add this recipe to your collection of family favorites to enjoy all winter long.

Classic Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Next time that Italian craving strikes, roll up your sleeves, grab the garlic, and get to work. A true classic, spaghetti is paired with superior meatballs that are tender and juicy, loaded with sharp, nutty Parmesan and fresh parsley. Keep reading to swirl your way to forkful after forkful of perfectly savory pasta.

Calzones with Sausage and Peppers

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Pizza pleases a crowd, and these mouthwatering calzones are no different. They’re a cinch to build in bulk, thanks to a leg up from store-bought dough. Generously stuffed with Italian sausage, bell peppers, and fluffy ricotta cheese, these savory pockets won’t last long. Get the recipe now on Foodal to make your own.

Italian Stuffed Steak Pinwheels: An Elevated Entree

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Italian stuffed steak pinwheels are filled with the flavors of balsamic vinegar, provolone cheese, and fresh basil, and they’re sure to be a huge hit. Cooked to perfection on the grill, the cheese gets all gooey and the filling bursts with sweet herbaceousness. It’s the ideal way to elevate your favorite cut of steak.

Spaghetti alla Carbonara

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Need dinner in a hurry? With just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand, this peppery pasta comes together in no time. In our spaghetti alla carbonara, the sauce is a dreamy blend of eggs, parmesan, bacon, and garlic. Hungry yet? Learn all the savory secrets behind this quick dish- read more.

Artichokes Stuffed with Italian Sausage

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Looking for a fun and hearty Italian appetizer that’s not your average breaded mozzarella stick? A homemade recipe with fresh ingredients is the way to go. Make these fresh artichokes stuffed with Italian sausage and topped with garlicky breadcrumbs and cheese. Learn how to make the recipe now.

Cheap and Easy Italian-Style Beans and Greens Soup

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For a hearty and satisfying soup that comes together in no time, this cheap and easy Italian-style classic with white beans and greens is a no-brainer. The savory base is enhanced with a nutty Parmesan rind, and leafy escarole gives the dish a pleasantly bitter bite. Learn how to make it at home now.

Homemade Spelt Ravioli with Ricotta Cheese Filling

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Homemade pasta gets a rustic and nutritious makeover with this basil and ricotta-filled spelt ravioli. Even if you don’t have a pasta roller or ravioli molds, you can still treat your family to this impressive pasta dish. Read more now on Foodal to get the recipe, with step-by-step instructions and sauce ideas.

Pepperoni Pizza Lasagna: Rethink Dinner with This Delicious Mashup

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This pepperoni pizza lasagna is a mash-up of two of your favorite Italian recipes, all in one giant casserole dish. The combination features ground turkey, a tasty blend of spices and fresh herbs, and plenty of cheese. It’s one of those dinners that will have everyone running to the dinner table. Get the recipe now.

Pepperoni Chicken Parmesan

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When you’re looking to put a twist on tradition, this pepperoni chicken parmesan has got all the right marinara moves. Sliced fresh tomatoes and basil on top of breaded chicken echo the standard red sauce, and gooey mozzarella meets spicy, garlicky pepperoni in between. Hungry yet? Get the recipe now.

Golden Tomato Sauce

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When your meals are getting mundane and marinara seems repetitious, up your game with this golden tomato sauce. A sweet medley of fresh yellow summer tomatoes and fragrant lemon basil, this divine sauce is as bright and refreshing as it is simple. Grab your garlic, and read more to get the recipe now.