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Popular Italian-style dishes with pasta and cacciatore.

Braised rabbit pappardelle

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(1 ratings)
Slow-cook rich game into a delicious ragu to serve with ribbon pasta - stock and wine will keep the lean meat moist
1 hour and 55 minutes
Moderately easy

Fig & prosciutto pizzettas

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(2 ratings)
Impress when entertaining with these mini pizzas topped with creamy mozzarella, sweet fruit and salty Italian ham
50 minutes
Easy

Aubergine rolls with spinach & ricotta

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(33 ratings)
This spin on Italian 'melanzane alla Parmigiana' is quick to prepare and makes a deliciously creamy, veggie bake
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian

Gnocchi with parsley, butter & samphire

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Pass on the pasta and try making your own potato gnocchi - forage for samphire to make a fresh and frugal meat-free main
1 hour and 15 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Apricot & ratafia sponge cake

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(11 ratings)
A simple fruit cake flavoured with almond and Amaretti biscuits - perfect with tea or as dessert served with cream or custard
1 hour and 5 minutes
Easy

Italian stuffed chicken

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(67 ratings)
Chicken recipes are always among the most searched-for on bbcgoodfood.com, so the cookery team came up with this quick and easy supper dish specially
25 minutes
Easy

Roast red wine lamb with Italian beans

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(6 ratings)
Good roast lamb is hard to beat, Lesley Waters's recipe gives it new flavour
1 hour and 45 minutes
Moderately easy

Taleggio tart with walnut pastry

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Delicate, nutty pastry provides a perfect backdrop to the creamy filling of this mouthwatering meat-free main course
2 hours
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Plum & amaretti semifreddo

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A ripple of sweet plum purée and chunks of almond biscuit turn this Italian ice cream into an all-in-one dessert
40 minutes
For the keen cook

Nettle gnudi with wild pesto

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These Italian dumplings are like light balls of ricotta gnocchi, or the filling for ravioli - use freshly foraged nettles for a simple sauce
40 minutes
Moderately easy
Vegetarian

Wild garlic butter on music paper bread

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This delicate, super-thin bread is inspired by a Sardinian classic, carta di musica - serve with flavoured butter for a special starter or side
55 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Lamb tagliata with watercress & tomatoes

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Traditionally this Italian dish uses thinly sliced beef, rocket and Parmesan, but this version is given a simple twist with British seasonal produce
15 minutes
Easy

New potato & rosemary focaccia

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This easy Italian-style loaf is inspired by the classic chip buttie - perfect as an alternative to a dinner party bread basket
1 hour and 30 minutes
Easy

Artichoke & olive calzones

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(3 ratings)
These Italian parcels make a great vegetarian weeknight dinner - use a shop-bought bread mix to save time
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Blackberry zabaglione

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Italian zabaglione is lovely rippled with a few crushed berries for a quick, outstanding dessert
15 minutes
Easy

Pappardelle with rabbit & chestnut ragu

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This is rainy-day comfort food at its best - flat pasta strips tossed with a rich meaty ragu, creamy chestnuts and fragrant orange zest
4 hours and 5 minutes
Easy

Torta del Nonna

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Give this Tuscan tart a delicious twist by adding dark chocolate to the traditional custard filling and delicate sweet pastry
1 hour and 55 minutes
Moderately easy

Acquacotta

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This traditional Tuscan soup, which means 'cooked water', is served with a poached egg for extra richness - a perfect starter or light lunch
1 hour
Easy
Healthy

Italian butter beans

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(6 ratings)
This healthy side dish gives Mediterranean flavour to grilled chicken or chops
20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Italian vegetable soup

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(42 ratings)
Warm up your week with this good-for-you vegetable soup that's easy to freeze ahead
1 hour and 10 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Italian sausage polpettina & macaroni bake

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(11 ratings)
This big dish is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser - you can never make too much of this kind of food
1 hour and 50 minutes
Easy

Pizza margherita in 4 easy steps

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(210 ratings)
Even a novice cook can master the art of pizza with our simple step-by-step guide. Bellissimo
35 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

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