Gather the famiglia for relaxing, hearty meals punctuated by the robust flavors
of Italy. Pick from meaty or vegetarian lasagnas, company-worthy osso buco, hearty
soups, and of course, classic spaghetti and meatballs.
is an Italian-American classic with a twist. The traditional dish uses small
roulades of beef round, but here we use a whole flank steak because it’s
quicker and easier to stuff and roll, and the flank offers a wonderful flavor.
This company-worthy lasagne features beef short ribs that are slow-cooked in a hearty tomato sauce until meltingly tender. Béchamel sauce adds creaminess, and porcini mushrooms contribute an earthy note.
Briny anchovies and sweet, nutty cauliflower are a sublime pairing in this easy, make-ahead side dish.
In northern Italy, ragùs tend to be less about
tomatoes and more about the meat and aromatic herbs that flavor them. Venetian
ragù, for example, is made from the meat of the wild ducks and is perfumed with
native bay leaf and fresh sage. This version's deep flavor comes from
duck legs and thighs and dry red wine.
dish of slow-braised oxtail is truly sophisticated, but don’t be intimidated. This velvety-tender osso
buco doesn't take much hands-on time, nor is the cooking difficult.
The traditional accompaniment to osso buco, this creamy, saffron-scented rice dish also compliments many other Italian meat dishes.
get a reservation at the legendary Rao’s in New York? No worries. Here, the owner of Rao’s
shares his no-loger-secret family recipe.
This juicy roast gets rubbed with a
garlic, sage, and rosemary paste, then takes a turn on the grill for a
flavorful, burnished crust.
This layered dish of tender, thinly sliced potatoes and fennel topped with crisp breadcrumbs makes a wonderful side to roast pork or lamb.
Crisp chicken cutlets are topped with two cheeses and a super-fast tomato sauce in this easy take on an Italian restaurant favorite.
This vegetarian main dish is just as rich and hearty as meat-lover's lasagne, thanks to the creamy ricotta-spinach filling and homemade tomato and bechamel sauces.
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