10 Italian Recipes with Butter

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.How To Make Simple And Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
1. How To Make Simple And Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
How To Make Simple And Easy Tomato Pizza Sauce
Basic Tomato Pizza Sauce Recipe. Ideal for pizza toppings or for pasta dishes, this classic tomato sauce is quick and easy to make and simply delicious.
2. Italian Farrotto with Wild Mushrooms and Spinach
Italian Farrotto with Wild Mushrooms and Spinach
Farro is an ancient wheat that is a great alternative to risotto. In this Grokker Premium video Chef Staffan Terje will show you how to make a delicious dish of farro, wild mushrooms, spinach, shallots, garlic, butter and parmesan. Buono Appetito!
3. Italian Grissini
Italian Grissini
Want something easy and jaw dropping for your next party? These authentic, long Italian breadsticks are perfect to go along with breakfast or brunch parties or even as an accompaniment to an appetizer. Italian Cuisine Expert Stefano Borella shares his tips and recipe in this Grokker Premium video.
4. Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Crostini
Spicy Shrimp Scampi with Crostini
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.
5. Italian Lemon Drop Cookies
Italian Lemon Drop Cookies
This easy to make Italian Lemon Drop Cookies are sweet and zesty to taste!
6. Ricotta Gnocchi with Blue Cheese Fonduta
Rustic Ricotta Gnocchi
This beautiful "soft as a pillow" Gnocchi is a very rustic Italian favorite. Wine Chef Eric Lee shows how to get it fluffy and perfect while adding incredible flavors of brussels sprout, leek, butternut squash, and ricotta. Topped with an Italian blue cheese recipe called Fonduta. Watch all of the Grokker Premium videos in the Winter Wine Country collection.
7. Spinach Ricotta Ravioli
Spinach Ricotta Ravioli
This authentic Italian dish has a luscious buttery flavor and light texture. These ricotta and spinach filled ravioli are typical of the Emilio Romana area of Northern Italy, and are a real crowd pleaser. You can buy ready made ravioli wrappers at your local market to prepare this dish or if you are feeling more adventurous, you can easily learn to make the pasta used to create these ravioli from scratch, by watching one of our Premium Grokker videos on ravioli pasta making like Chefs Sage & John's Butternut Squash Ravioli video or Chef Staffan Terje's Agnolotti Del Plin video. So tune in to this Grokker Premium video and see how to prepare these delightful pillows stuffed with spinach and cheese, and you'll learn some insightful new techniques from Chef Stefano Borella that will be very useful in your kitchen.
8. Agnolotti dal Plin Pasta
Agnolotti dal Plin Pasta
Why buy pasta from the store when you can watch Chef and Owner Staffan Terje not only teach you how to make homemade pasta but also gives you some funny history behind this dish. This pasta has veal meat, lots of eggs, and nutmeg to give it that nutty flavor. Watch this Grokker Premium video and get ready to work and pinch the pasta dough!
9. Butternut Squash Ravioli
Butternut Squash Ravioli
Start cooking Italian with this recipe for "Ravioli di Zucca", a homemade Ravioli with a filling of butternut squash and biscotti. This Northern Italian recipe is popular at Christmas and delicious all year round. Culinary Instructors John and Sage share their recipe and tips for homemade Ravioli.
10. Ricotta Canapé with Fig Compote
Ricotta Canapé with Fig
Ricotta is a classic ingredient in Italian and Sicilian Cooking, that has many uses from lasagna to cheesecake. In this Grokker Premium video, Chef Joanne Cooke uses ricotta to prepare a simple canapé with Arab spices, fig compote, and crushed walnuts. This dish is perfect with a dessert wine and also works well between courses as an intermezzo.
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