Mamma Mia! Italian food is one of the most popular ethnic cuisines in America. With stellar ingredients like fresh pasta, Italian Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma (ham), along with ripe tomatoes, olives and olive oil, how could Italian food be anything but fantastic?
Florentine Tuna Panini
All the bars in Florence offer variations of this wildly popular seafood sandwich. This panino is not grilled.
Portobello and Fontina Panini
Grill up a sandwich of meaty portobello mushrooms and melting Fontina cheese.
Red Pepper, Egg and Provolone Panini
Egg sandwiches are so satisfying, especially when grilled with melty cheese.
Uno’s Cheese and Tomato Deep Dish Pizza
Pizza dough, tomato sauce and mozzarella are layered in a springform pan for deep-dish dinner.
Anolini di Parma in Brodo (Meat Stuffed Dumplings)
Lovely little meat-filled pasta pillows, in rich broth.
Fresh Egg Pasta
These home-made noodles come out thicker and softer than purchased noodles, but they hold an abundance of sauce.
Turkey Saltimbocca Toss
This easy adaptation of a popular Italian dish is prepared with readily available turkey cutlets instead of veal.
Pasta Fagioli for Kids
Italian comfort food at its best, this is an easy dinner to make with the kids.
Grilled Chicken with Under the Tuscan Sun Marinade
The zippy citrus marinade says sunshine and summer, while lots of garlic and olive oil evoke Italy.
Grilled and Marinated Zucchini and Yellow Squash
Chef Bobby Flay notes, “It’s amazing how a quick and simply marinade can change the flavors of zucchini and yellow squash. This lemony-peppery mixture really wakes them up.”