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.Pistachio and Asparagus Penne
1. Pistachio and Asparagus Penne
This recipe for a Pistachio and Asparagus Penne is a quick, easy, and healthy to prepare.
2. Baked Penne with Italian Sausage
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.
3. How to Make Classic Lasagna
Classic but delicious. This easy lasagna recipe is perfect for your next dinner and your family will love it.
4. The Best Meat Lasagna
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.
5. Olive Garden Lasagna Classico
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.
6. How To Make Homemade Tagliatelle Pasta
Semolina flour, eggs and a pinch of salt are all you need to make this fresh homemade pasta recipe. Food at 52's John Benbow teaches you how to prepare pasta dough from scratch and handcut it expertly into perfect tagliatelle. Join Culinary Instructor John Benbow in this Grokker Premium video.
7. Vegetarian Italian Winter Soup
When it's rainy and cold in the winter, what's more warming then a hearty soup? In this Grokker Premium video, chef Staffan Terje shares his favorite winter vegetable soup with plenty of root vegetables and a few secret ingredients that add a savory (yet vegetarian) touch to the soup: miso paste and Parmesan rind. Soak your beans and get cooking!
8. Rabaton Gnocchi
If you've never tried making Gnocchi from scratch, this is the perfect recipe for you to cut your culinary teeth on. No need to get nervous because you are in the expert hands of Chef Staffan Terje, Chef and Owner of Perbacco Restaurant in San Francisco. Chef Staffan shares a simple and easy Rabaton Gnocchi recipe that will transform you into a confident, homemade pasta maker without needing any fancy equipment. This classic favorite hails from the Piemonte, pronounced [pjeˈmonte], region of Northern Italy and calls for fresh ingredients like ricotta cheese, spinach, parmigiano reggiano, butternut squash, and a touch of nutmeg for a layered, nutty flavor. Chef Steffan will also demonstrate how to prepare a butternut squash, sage and brown butter sauce to finish the dish off. Overcome your trepidation by watching this Grokker Premium video on how to make sublime Rabaton Gnocchi.
9. Classic Italian Pesto
This fresh and simple Italian pesto is a perfect sauce for your pasta, and great as a condiment too. London based Culinary Instructor Sage Russell shares his recipe for classic Ligurian pesto using basil, parmesan, pine nuts and olive oil in this Grokker Premium video. A perfect choice for when time is tight, but you don't want to sacrifice on flavor or freshness.
10. Chicken Piccata
Chef Jason Hill makes Chicken piccata with capers. Serve this easylemon chicken piccata with pasta such as fettucine for the ultimate weeknight meal. The chicken piccata sauce gets its piquant flavor from Meyer lemons and capers. To spruce it up even more, consider adding sauteed mushrooms and steamed artichoke hearts.