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Italian Recipes Salad Vegetarian

Italian Bean Salad

The combination of green beans, chickpeas, red onion and a zesty marinade make this chilled veggie dish ideal for summer gatherings.

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Gluten Free Italian Main Course Recipes

Rotolo Toscano – Stuffed Meatloaf

This gluten free meat roll is seasoned minced beef stuffed with ham and cheese, then glazed with tomato sauce.  This recipe was inspired by my friend Joan, who is a fantastic cook with an open mind.  She worked in the Detroit-Windsor auto sector back in the days when the booming industry drew many new immigrants…

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Appetizers & Snacks 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

Conchiglie al Forno (Shell-sanga)

When looking for a hearty dish to serve at a party (or when you have an army of teens to feed) I turn to this no-fail pasta recipe.  I have nicknamed it Shell-sagna since it is closely related to baked lasagna, except it’s a bit easier to prepare and serve. 

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Italian Precooked Ingredients Recipes Soup

Hearty Minestrone

The first time I read an Italian-only menu, I noticed a category called minestre where various soups were listed. Later, I learned that Italian cuisine has zuppa, originating as a meager peasant’s ration of broth served with bread and the more hearty minestre. The most hearty of them all, minestrone, is a soup with broth, vegetables and pasta or…

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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…

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Italian Main Course Recipes Seafood

Fettuccine Alfredo with Lobster

This simple Alfredo recipe is rich in taste. Substitute a variety of shellfish or enjoy it with just the pasta as a side dish.