15 National Italian Recipes

If you want to break out of your cooking pattern, you can try the traditional Italian dishes. Italian cuisine is famous worldwide, and most of these recipes aren’t hard to prepare. We have 15 recipes to choose from, so, select your favorite and enjoy a tasty meal.

15. Rigatoni with Sunday night Ragu

Andrew Carmellini is famous for his Italian cuisine, and he has also written American Flavor, his second cookbook. One of the meals you can try is Rigatoni with Sunday night Ragu, and as the name suggests, it is perfect for Sunday Night.

Rigatoni with Sunday night Ragu

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14. Mario Batali’s Italian Meatloaf

Mario Batali’s homemade Italian polpettona ripiena is a much better version of the meatloaf covered with ketchup. You can mix the ground beef with sweet or spicy Italian sausage and add all kinds of vegetables.

Mario Batali’s Italian Meatloaf

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13. Marc Vetri’s Most Famous Pasta Dish – Rigatoni with Chicken Liver

Pasta with chicken livers may not be the first thing on your mind, but Marc Vetri has proved that it is worth experimenting.

Rigatoni with Chicken Liver

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12. Eggplant Maltagliati Alla Nuova Checca

This pasta has an imperfect look, whereas its taste is perfect. It is a simple recipe that will fill your belly and tickle your taste buds.

Eggplant Maltagliati Alla Nuova Checca

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11. Focaccia Stuffed with Taleggio and Pancetta

Even though it takes around four and a half hours to prepare this dish, it is totally worth it. If this is your first time preparing Focaccia, go with this delicious version.

Focaccia Stuffed with Taleggio and Pancetta

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10. Raviolo Gigante with Fried Egg

Make a traditional raviolo and put an egg on top of it for a tasty meal.

Raviolo Gigante with Fried Egg

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9. Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto

You will need a bunch of ingredients for this dish, but preparation is quite easy. This recipe comes from Russell Norman’s recently published cookbook Polpo, and it is worth trying out in your kitchen.

Osso Buco with Saffron Risotto

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8. Broccoli Rabe Stuffed Shells

The spring is here and a there is a new vegetarian meal on the menu at Chef Harold Dieterle’s NYC outpost The Marrow. This meal is called Broccoli Rabe Stuffed Shells, and it is a simple dish to make at home, especially if you are in a rush.

Broccoli Rabe Stuffed Shells

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7. Wine-Stained Gemelli and Sausage Meatballs

You need liquid to cook pasta, don’t you? For your information, you can cook your pasta in other liquid which is not water, let’s say wine. This type of pasta only requires sausage meatballs, and you are good to go. Prepare this meal for your spouse and have a nice romantic dinner.

Wine-Stained Gemelli and Sausage Meatballs

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6. Cannelloni with Swiss Chard and Fresh Goat Cheese

Make a spin on the classic cannelloni and instead of the spinach-ricotta filling, which is delicious, add tangy goat cheese and Swiss chard.

Cannelloni with Swiss Chard and Fresh Goat Cheese

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5. Go Greens! Italian Kale Pie

If you are a vegetarian, this healthy pie will be a nice meal for the afternoon. Even those who eat meat can enjoy in this Italian dish!

Go Greens! Italian Kale Pie

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4. Pasta Cacio E Pepe

Osteria Mozza Executive Chef Matt Molina mastered this Italian comfort food called pasta cacao e pepe. The recipe seems simple but to make this dish perfect, you will need a proper technique.

Pasta Cacio E Pepe

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3. Eggplant Parmesan

If you don’t like eggplant think again? Still no? Then you haven’t tried this Eggplant Parmesan recipe. Smothering anything in melty cheese is a great start and adding eggplant to this meal is like adding a strawberry on top of the cake.

Eggplant Parmesan

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2. Trofie a la Genovese

The traditional trofie pasta comes together with cubed potatoes, earthy pesto, and steamed beans. This is a simple meal that has high-quality ingredients which are the reasons why Trofie a la Genovese is perfect for every occasion.

Trofie a la Genovese

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1. Spring Pasta with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

You don’t want to add to many ingredients to your pasta. The blistered cherry tomatoes are perfect in combination with pasta.

Spring Pasta with Blistered Cherry Tomatoes

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