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?
Caprese Salad with Peppers
What goes better with fresh, ripe tomatoes than mozzarella and roasted peppers?
Like a cold, soft, luscious marshmallowy meringue, a semi-freddo may be the most decadent frozen dessert out there.
Rosa di Parma di Vitello (Stuffed Veal Rolls with Prosciutto and Parmigiano)
Tender veal seasoned with Italian wine is quick to make in a skillet and so special.
Crisp Candied Prosciutto Wafers
These crisp & salty-sweet wafers of Italian dry-cured ham are delicious all by themselves or as a nibble with cocktails.
Risotto with Prosciutto and Asparagus
Risotto is usually a first course; adding ham and vegetables makes it one-dish meal.
Quick Kids’ Pizza
Pre-made dough and simple homemade sauce from pantry ingredients ensure a pizza that’s both quick and good.
Frittata with Ham and Vegetables
It’s a Sunday brunch-friendly ham-and-cheese breakfast you’ll soon make your kitchen standard.
Garlic and Herb Beef Tenderloin
A pesto-like fresh herb rub for beef brings a burst of flavor to the holiday table.
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.