Crispy Baked Gnocchi with Zesty Lemon and Peas

After boiling, the gnocchi is baked in butter until browned. Then back to the oven with peas and finished with lemon zest and parmesan for a delightful dish.

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant slices are dipped in egg and Parmesan then pan fried. Stack the eggplant with spoonfuls of sauce and mozzarella and broil until it is hot.

Finocchietto: Penne Pasta with Fennel, Sausage, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Fresh fennel and white wine brighten this simple pasta dish with hearty Italian sausage and robust sun-dried tomatoes.

Vibrant Beet Pesto Served with Pasta and Goat Cheese

Earthy and sweet beets make a great pesto that comes out flavorful with a little tasty kick of garlic. It is great on pasta, pizza, and sandwiches.

Italian Holiday Table: Meatballs in Tomato Chocolate Sauce and Citrus Chocolate Cake

Basic meatballs in tomato sauce hold a hidden ingredient of chocolate. Finish an Italian inspired meal with a flourless chocolate cake with citrus.

Cauliflower in Sudtirol: Risotto with Cavolfiori

Make risotto with soft cauliflower stirred right in and top the creamy dish with crispy bacon or pancetta.

Milan in New York: Ink Carbonara with Braised Leeks from Sant Ambroeus

Chef Marco Barbisotti creates black ink spaghetti carbonara with braised leeks, pancetta and poached egg in New York City.

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Pizza on the Grill, Two Ways

Conquer pizza on the grill with a perfect homemade crust for the barbecue dressed in classic margarita toppings or a spring pie with arugula and ricotta.

Lemon Risotto with Mascarpone

Tangy lemon mingles with mascarpone for a creamy risotto with parmesan for an extra bite. Plus, the broth used is infused with lemon peels and saffron.