Lunch

10 Italian Recipes for Lunch

Drew Glover • March 17, 2015
Did you know that Italian pasta varieties all originated in different villages in medieval Italy? Through the ages Italians have retained a sense of localism in their dishes that is all about food fresh out of the earth, off the tree, and from the farm.Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Crostini
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1. Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Crostini
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Having dinner guests this weekend? Try this quick and easy shrimp scampi recipe and wow your guests. It's the perfect communal dish served with crostini.
2. How to Make Classic Lasagna
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Classic but delicious. This easy lasagna recipe is perfect for your next dinner and your family will love it.
3. Baked Penne with Italian Sausage
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Watch how to make a quick-and-easy baked pasta with Italian sausage in a rich tomato sauce. This cheesy baked casserole is always a crowd-pleaser.
4. Olive Garden Lasagna Classico
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Ultra-comforting, and packed with layers of meat sauce, cheese, and tender noodles, Olive Garden's Lasagna Classico is one of their bestselling menu items (and for good reason). Learn how to make this surprisingly easy dish at home, and bring a taste of Italian-American fare to your table. Gooey, gratifying, and fit to feed a crowd, it's a must-make for large dinner parties € for extra ease make it ahead of time and reheat it € or to keep on hand for leftovers throughout the week.
5. The Best Meat Lasagna
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Homemade Italian Lasagna Bolognese is the perfect Italian comfort food for Sunday dinner. It feeds a crowd, can be made in advance and is really one of the most delicious combinations of a delicious homemade bolognese or marinara sauce and pasta. Lasagna (also spelled Lasagne), is literally a meal all by itself. But no Italian dinner would be complete without all of the trimmings of an antipasto, delicious salads, wine and family and friends. Enjoy it anyway you like, but please, make your own. You'll be so glad you did.
6. Pizza Margherita with Parma Ham and Rocket
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This Pizza Dish is perfect for the family or even a party. This how to guide will show you how to make a simple pizza with fresh flavors.
7. Pistachio and Asparagus Penne
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This recipe for a Pistachio and Asparagus Penne is a quick, easy, and healthy to prepare.
8. How To Make Your Own Margherita Pizza
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Pizza is one of Italy's most famous dishes. Originating in Naples, it has spread all over the world, but the original is still the best! Learn to make a delicious pizza margherita with Katie Caldesi, food writer and cookery school owner. Buon appetito!
9. Squash Ravioli With Brown Butter Sage Sauce
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If you thought ravioli was way too complicated to make yourself...we're here to prove you wrong! Try this amazing recipe for squash ravioli smothered in a golden brown butter sauce and sage. This really is one of those comforting, warm your soul kind of dishes that's just too good not to try!
10. Chianti-Braised Short Ribs with Gremolata
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Incredibly easy to prepare, the key is the Italian red wine that adds depth of flavor to this simply satisfying beef recipe. By marinating the short ribs over night and then slowly cooking over a low flame with fresh vegetables, the result is succulent meat that literally falls off the bone. Topped with Italian Gremolata, meyer lemon, and Parmigiano Reggiano, this inspired dish from Wine Country Chef Eric Lee will please and impress. For more Grokker Premium videos from Chef Eric, check out his Profile page.
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