what are some really good Italian food recipes?

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I have to make some type of Italian food because my family is from Italy.Please answer and Pizza dose not count because its chinese.
Please.
Also If you have any desserts please show them.Also I thought Pizza was chinesse thats what my teacher said bu your probaly right.

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bansisdead

spag bol

cin2win

3.4 lb commercially prepared cannelloni or manicotti shells
½ cups dried porcini, soaked 20 minutes in 1/2 cup hot water
1¼ lb lean pork, cubed
1 bunch (about a pound, 450 g) fresh spinach
1/3 cups unsalted butter
1 small onion, minced
1 medium carrot, minced
1 stalk celery, minced
1 small bunch parsley, minced
some Salt and pepper, to taste
½ cups dry Marsala
2 tablespoons tomato paste diluted in 1/2 cup water
¼ cups freshly grated Parmigiano
¼ teaspoons freshly grated nutmeg to taste
Rinse the spinach well, discard the roots, and heat it in a pot until it wilts, then squeeze out the excess moisture, chop it coarsely, and sauté in 2 tablespoons butter.

Mince the remaining herbs (carrot, onion etc.) and brown them lightly in 2 tablespoons butter.

When they have browned add the pork and continue cooking until it is browned too, then stir in the soaked mushrooms. Stir in the Marsala and the diluted tomato paste, season to taste with salt, pepper and nutmeg, reduce the heat to a low simmer, and simmer for an hour, adding more water if necessary to keep the sauce from thickening overmuch.

While the sauce is simmering roll out the dough if you’re starting from scratch, and cut it into 3 by 4-inch rectangles. Once the pasta is cut cook it a few pieces at a time in abundant lightly salted water (if you’re using commercially prepared shells follow the directions on the package). Remove the pasta from the water with a slotted spoon while it’s still rather al dente, and lay the pieces on a damp cloth taking care lest they be touching and stick.

When the sauce is done, remove the pot from the fire and transfer the meat and mushrooms to a bowl, leaving the sauce in the pan. Crack the remaining egg into the bowl, add the chopped spinach and the grated cheese, a hint of nutmeg, 2 tablespoons of the sauce in the pan, and mix thoroughly.

Preheat your oven to 350 F (175 C).

You are now ready to fill your cannelloni: lay some of the filling along the long edge of the first sheet, roll it up to make the cannelloni, and place it in a well buttered, elegant baking dish. Repeat the procedure until pasta and filling are all used up.

When you are done making the cannelloni, spoon the remaining sauce from the pan over them, together with a little water, dust them well with grated cheese and dot them with a little butter, and bake them for about a half hour, which will give the flavors time to meld.

Ron P

Pasta, Mushrooms, and Sauage

butter
10 oz. portabella mushrooms sliced
pinch of salt
1/4 cup white wine
1-lg. red onion peeled, chopped
3 cloves garlic chopped
2tbsp oil
1 lb. sweet Italian sausage -casing removed
1 small jar artichoke hearts -drained
1 small jar roasted red peppers- drained and sliced
pinch of Cayenne
S&P to taste
1 cup heavy cream
1 head broccoli florets, blanched
1-lb. penne pasta
saute mushrooms in butter when almost browned add 1/4 c wine let wine reduce by half, set asidein same pan saute onions in butter add garlic 1/2 way thru cooking set aside,add 2tbsp oil to same pan cook sausage till browned add to the sausage ,the mushrooms, onions,garlic, artichokes, red peppers, cream, cayenne, and broccoli, pour over cooked pasta,

Angelo P

pizza is chinese?????????? LOL! pizza comes from italy…

ChErRy ChOpStIx

ha ha how can pizza be chinese

I live in italy…… They are famous for pasta, pizza, wine and so much more

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