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Budget Recipes Italian Lunch Recipes Soup

Hearty Minestrone Soup

This Italian vegetable soup is a healthy alternative to high sodium canned soup. It includes tomatoes, carrots, celery, onions, beans, broth and pasta.

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Breakfast Eggs Italian Recipes

Frittata Florentine

This Italian-style omelette made with eggs, ham, cheese, spinach, mushroom, onion and red pepper is perfect for a weekend or holiday brunch.

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Budget Recipes Italian Main Course Pasta Pork Recipes

Penne with Sausage & Mushrooms

This easy one-pot sausage and pasta dish with garlic, mushroom and Parmesan cheese cooks up in just minutes. Mix with a little butter and top with parsley.

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Appetizers Italian Recipes

Bruschetta

Garden-fresh tomatoes and basil are the stars of this popular dinner party appetizer.

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Italian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Salmon with Penne alla Vodka

Poached salmon is blended with a vodka cream sauce and penne pasta then topped with smoked salmon.

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Italian Kitchen Tips

The secret to blending pasta and sauce

Have you been straining your pasta in a colander over the sink and rinsing it all these years. Well, if you want a perfectly blended combination of pasta and sauce it’s time to learn the secret used by many Italian cooks. They call this method mantecare la pasta which roughly means creaming the pasta. To…

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Italian Recipes Side Dish

Mushroom & Spinach Risotto

Leave it to the Italians to take something simple like rice to the next level. This northern Italian specialty is so versatile and oh so delicious. By adding a few extra ingredients to the traditional recipe, you can make this dish into your own creation. Here, spinach and mushrooms were thrown in, adding some extra…