There are so many great meals that come from Italy, but there are some Italian recipes that are more common and popular than others; these are some of those.
A very rich pasta sauce. This sauce is best prepared in the afternoon (around 2-3pm) then left on simmer for a couple of hours until dinner time. Serve with your choice of pasta.
If you're building up a repertoire of pizzas, this classic from Naples with its topping of tomatoes, mozzarella, anchovies and olives is a must.
These pizzas are so easy to make and you can use whatever toppings you like. Kids love them and so do I.
This is a low fat vegetarian lasagne adapted from high fat version. It still tastes very nice, however!
Spicy meatball pasta.
Chicken meatballs and spaghetti is a great alternative to beef or pork. Now, I love beef and pork, but I wanted to give my family something different. This is a recipe for five, plus a little extra for leftovers.
This is an easy yet impressive looking entree which works well for all parties. I made these for a cocktail party at home and they went fast.
A quick and easy lasagne recipe with lots of flavour. Sliced, ready made polenta is layered with pasta sauce and pesto, then topped with mozzarella and pine nuts for a beautiful (and quick) vegetarian main dish.
A simple Bolognese is made then stuffed into capsicums and baked. Choose the size capsicum based on how you plan to serve it, small for entree and large for main.
This is an easy to make chicken lasagne that uses a chicken soup based vegetable sauce, diced chicken and grated cheese.