Spinach Ricotta Calzones

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Want to play with pizza dough? Make our spinach ricotta calzones. These meatless half-moons filled with a creamy cheese mixture and fresh spinach are brushed with garlicky parmesan butter after baking. They’re perfect for a casual party or a fun family dinner. Read more now for the homemade recipe.

Classic Italian Pesto

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If you’re looking for a spreadable condiment that pairs with pretty much everything, turn to this Italian pesto. Its sharp flavor comes from fresh garlic and nutty parmesan, while basil lends sweetness and a vibrant hue. The sauce owes its velvety texture to fruity olive oil added in a slow stream. Read more.

Oven-Roasted Tomato Sauce

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Nutty roasted garlic and fresh herbs are headliners in this deeply satisfying oven-roasted tomato sauce. A pinch of sugar mellows the acidity and brings a touch of sweetness to the rich, concentrated flavor. It’s perfect for dunking garlic bread or draping over your favorite pasta. Keep reading for the full recipe.

Homemade Pizza Dough

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Planning to host a pizza night soon? Forget about calling your favorite pizza joint, and learn how to make your own dough from scratch. With our basic recipe, you only need a few simple ingredients, and it’s so much fun to shape it by hand and add your favorite toppings. Read more now to get the recipe.

30-Minute Gluten-Free Meatballs

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All the usual suspects find their way into these gluten-free meatballs, and the result is just as delicious as it is fast. A savory blend of sharp garlic, onions, fresh herbs, and GF breadcrumbs for texture, this recipe is a mouthful of meatball perfection. Keep reading for this wheat-free Italian-inspired recipe.

Steak Pizzaiola

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Adding steak to your regular recipe lineup is always a great idea, and steak pizzaiola is easy, inexpensive, and insanely delicious. This classic Neapolitan dish features pan-fried cuts of meat paired with garlic, onions, wine, and fresh herbs in a rich tomato sauce. Keep reading for more on this tasty one-pan entree.

Individual Lasagne

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There’s no need to call a crowd when you’re craving comfort food. These individual lasagne may be adorable in terms of size, but they’re no joke when it comes to heartiness. In this dish, personalized portions of seasoned beef, rich marinara sauce, and ricotta cheese are enveloped in tender noodles. Get the recipe now.

This Easy Chicken Bruschetta Bake Turns Your Favorite Appetizer Into Dinner

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Skip standard crostini and rethink classic tomato bruschetta with this easy, refreshing dish. Tender seared chicken is topped with a juicy mixture of tomatoes, basil, balsamic, rustic bread cubes, and cheese then baked to bubbly perfection. Read more now to add this recipe to your list of weeknight favorites.

Weeknight Spaghetti Bolognese

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Our weeknight spaghetti Bolognese is a super simple version of the classic Italian meat sauce that’s easy to make for your family and friends. A staple in many households, the rich and hearty sauce is often slow cooked. But our version is exploding with flavor, and it only takes 40 minutes to make! Get the recipe now.

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.