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15 Italian Dishes You Must Try

Don’t limit your self to just Alfredo or pasta and cheese. There are so many Italian dishes out there that are amazing and is worth a try.

1. Italian Meatballs


Recipe from Wine & Glue

Spaghetti and Meatballs are traditionally what many eat as a basic Italian dish. You may think that it’s just meatballs, but if you had the right recipe for your meatballs then you would think otherwise.


italian pizza

Recipe from The Beautiful Plate

If you have never tried an Italian Pizza then boy you are missing out. I love my Margherita Pizza with basil, truffles and prosciutto.


3. Garlic Rosemary Focaccia Bread


Recipe from Wanderzest 

The “death bread” this is the bread that I will die for. Yes, I’m serious focaccia with a side of pecorino and olive oil is just phenomenal.

4. Cacio e Pepe


Recipe from Instyle

Cacio e Pepe which means Cheese and Pepper is a classic Italian dish with simple ingredients that includes black pepper, Pecorino Romano, cheese and pasta.


5. Gnocchi


Recipe from FoxyFolkys

Made with potato, cheese and a whole list of goodies, This soft dough dumpling is everyone’s favourite Italian dish. Gnocchi in red sauce with a couple meatballs is fantasy hahaha. I love it!!!!


6. Pici with Tuscan Sausage Ragu

Pici with Tuscan sausage ragu

Recipe from Inside the Rustic Kitchen 

Made with Italian sausage, ragu and pici this dish looks absolutely delish. How can you go wrong? Inside the rustic kitchen has the recipe for you to try.


7. Classic Lasagna

classic lasagna

Recipe from Great Grub Delicious Treats

Who doesn’t love lasagna? Well this lasagna is filled with mozzarella, cottage and parmesan cheese. Scrumptious!!!


8. Spaghetti al Frutti di Mare

delmare recipe

Recipe from Rice ‘n Flour

“A fun fact, Frutti di Mare literally translates to ‘Fruit of the Sea’. Therefore, the key thing about this recipe is the freshness and the quality of the seafood, especially the mussels, because it is the mussels and the juice they produce while cooking that bring the flavour of the sea into your pasta plate” – Rice ‘n Flour


9. Spaghetti Carbonara

spagetti carbonara

Recipe from Damn Delicious

Everyone has their version of Carbonara but I do love this recipe from “Damn Delicious”. With only 5 ingredients this Spaghetti Carbonara is an easy to do when starvation kicks in.


10. Lamb Ragu with Pappardelle


Recipe from Pinch and Swirl

I know I have a another dish with ragu, but trust me this is worth it. Lamb in ragu cooked in pappardelle with feta cheese on top.


11. Ravioli with Seafood Spinach & Mushrooms in Garlic Cream Sauce


Recipe from Will cook for smiles 

While I made Seafood Ravoli which was absolutely amazing, I can’t even begin to fathom it with Spinach and mushrooms in Garlic Creamy Sauce.


12. Bucatini All’Amatriciana


Recipe from Cravings of a Lunatic 

“Bucatini All’Amatriciana” in my italian voice. While this may not be one my favorite dish. This seem to be crowd pleaser. Cravings of a Lunatic made this bucatina with pancetta which is like bacon, others use veal or lamb. This dish is pretty versatile so you switch it up yo suit your needs.


13. Escarole Beans and Sausage

escarole beans and suasge

Recipe from Sweet Paul Magazine

I love beans and sausage. Add escrole and some cheese to that. Bon Appetit.


14. Cioppino 


Recipe from Rasa Malaysia 

Cioppino known as fisherman’s stew, is a very famous Italiam-American dish which consist of seafood in a nice stew. If your seafood lover like myself you will definitely love this one.


15. Braised Lamb Shanks with Gremolata and Baked Polenta 


Recipe from Bon Appetit

Lamb shank with backed polenta, this may not be classic Italian but its infusion will is Italian enough for me.


Which one of these dishes are you gonna try? Let me know in the comment box below.

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