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8  delicious Italian recipes for an un-fuhgettable meal

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Sun-Dried Tomato and Arugula Pizza

Giving the dough plenty of time to rise so it's flexible enough to stretch very thin is the key to this crispy pizza. 

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Three-Cheese Lasagna

The reason this delicious lasagna is termed free-form is that the pasta doesn't have to be piled like it usually is; it may be arranged in a variety of ways, like folding it over the filling.

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Grilled Fish with Artichoke Caponata

Chef Michael White uses fresh artichoke hearts instead of the typical tomatoes and eggplant in his vinegary caponata, a Sicilian relish, to elevate the flavor of meaty mahimahi. 

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Beef Brasato

In order to create a brasato, chef Chris Cosentino braises beef shank and oxtail in red wine. He then serves the dish with homemade mint pappardelle. 

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Spinach and Ricotta Gnudi

Gnudi, according to Chef Tommy Habetz, is like "ravioli filling without the pasta." Since gnocchi are native to Tuscany, Habetz's dish goes well with a crisp Vernaccia white wine from that region.

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Swordfish Sicilian-Style

This recipe, which comes from the late, great cookbook author Marcella Hazan, was selected as one of our 40 greatest by Food & Wine in 2018. 

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Gorgonzola, Fig, and Pancetta Pizza

This pizza is delicious on every level. Fresh figs that are luscious and sweet are covered with gorgonzola cheese and savory pancetta. Savor it alongside a crisp lager or a sparkling rosé.

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Braised Chicken all'Arrabbiata

The Italian phrase "in an angry style" is All'Arrabbiata. Chef Robert Holt braises chicken at Marzano in Oakland, California, using five different types of peppers in a wood-fired oven.