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Italian cooking is all about taking quality ingredients and cooking them simply. Learn from the nation who brought pizza and pasta to our tables and eat like an Italian tonight.

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Sugar and spice chocolate rochers

Christmas chocolate recipes

Sugar and spice chocolate rochers

“This is my all-time favourite nutty chocolate recipe. A rocher is a cluster of roasted...

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Sformato with roast grapes, radicchio and olives

Vegetarian Christmas dinner recipes

Sformato with roast grapes, radicchio and olives

Sformato — a pastry-less quiche which is a cross between a flan and soufflé — makes...

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Kale, leek and mushroom lasagne with blue cheese topping

Lasagne recipes

Kale, leek and mushroom lasagne with blue cheese...

In this recipe, vegetarian lasagne gets a crunchy-topped makeover with a gorgeously cheesy blue vinny...

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Apricot and pistachio cantuccini

Biscuit recipes

Apricot and pistachio cantuccini

Cantuccini, otherwise known as biscotti, are a fabulously crunchy Italian biscuit great for dunking in...

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Vitello Tonnato (sliced veal antipasto)

Italian starter recipes

Vitello Tonnato (sliced veal antipasto)

Vitello tonnato – a dish of cold, sliced veal originating from Piedmont – makes an...

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Roman-style gnocchi with sausage ragù

Gnocchi recipes

Roman-style gnocchi with sausage ragù

A hearty sausage ragù, topped with cheesy gnocchi and sprinkled with basil leaves, is just...

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Turkey bolognese bake

Turkey recipes

Turkey bolognese bake

A bubbling bolognese bake, with lean turkey mince and oozing cheese, makes a midweek hero...

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Italian turkey burgers

Turkey recipes

Italian turkey burgers

Fancy taking your burger-making skills to the next level? Swap your usual beef patty with...

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Harissa-spiced meatballs with houmous and pomegranate seeds

Meatball recipes

Harissa-spiced meatballs with houmous and pomegranate seeds

We’ve given turkey meatballs a spicy update with the addition of harissa paste. Serve with...

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Penne with lentils and mushrooms

Italian vegetarian recipes

Penne with lentils and mushrooms

A guaranteed crowd pleaser, this vegetarian pasta dish is made all the richer with the...

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Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

Italian vegetarian recipes

Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

If you want to serve a crowdpleaser of a dish, pansotti – triangular pasta –...

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Rigatoni cake

Italian vegetarian recipes

Rigatoni cake

A knockout dinner for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, this rigatoni cake makes a glorious centrepiece...

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Tomato and vegetable sauce

Italian vegetarian recipes

Tomato and vegetable sauce

A hearty tomato and vegetable sauce that’s wonderful to stir through pasta or, for meat...

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Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

Cannelloni recipes

Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

A crowdpleaser of a dish, Gennaro Contaldo’s cannelloni with swiss chard dish sings comfort and...

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Baked figs with blue cheese and balsamic

Fig recipes

Baked figs with blue cheese and balsamic

A simple starter consisting of sweet figs wrapped in salty parma ham, topped with blue...

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Risi e bisi with parma ham (Italian rice and peas)

Soup recipes

Risi e bisi with parma ham (Italian rice...

Rise e bisi, a wonderfully thick Venetian soup, is laden with peas, grated grana padano and...

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Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

Pizza recipes

Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

A fresh and light vegetarian pizza topped with heirloom cherry tomatoes, creamy burrata and herby...

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Aubergine milanese with spaghetti

Vegetarian versions of classic recipes

Aubergine milanese with spaghetti

Slices of aubergine are coated in a cheesy panko crumb then fried until golden, and...

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Margherita pizza with chorizo

Pizza recipes

Margherita pizza with chorizo

We’ve topped this margherita pizza with a rich tomato and chorizo ragù for extra fiery...

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Courgette and blue cheese pizza

Pizza recipes

Courgette and blue cheese pizza

This take on pizza bianco omits the tomato sauce completely and combines blue cheese, buffalo mozzarella...

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Basic pizza dough recipe

Pizza recipes

Basic pizza dough recipe

Before you rush to buy a ready-made version, we urge you to try making your...

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Broccoli and walnut panzanella

Healthy salad recipes

Broccoli and walnut panzanella

This vegetarian panzanella salad is a brilliant way of using up leftover bread and nuts....

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Spring prawn, pea and mint risotto

Prawn recipes

Spring prawn, pea and mint risotto

You can part-cook this prawn risotto, just as they do in restaurants, then finish it...

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Surf and turf pasta

Quick pasta recipes

Surf and turf pasta

This 15-minute surf and turf pasta recipe makes a summery dinner for one.  Combine smoky,...

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