Some popular savory Italian recipes include dishes such as gnocchi with butter, parsley and samphire, Italian stuffed chicken, Italian vegetable soup and pizza margarita. Tiramisu, panna cotta and cannolis are popular Italian deserts.Continue Reading
To make Italian stuffed chicken, in a large bowl, mix together 2 tablespoons of chopped olives or sun-dried tomatoes with 1 crushed garlic clove, 1/2 teaspoon of dried mixed herbs and 1 cup of full-fat soft cheese. Cut a slit along the side of each chicken breast. Stuff each of the breasts with 1/4 of the cheese mixture, and press gently to close.
Season the tops with salt and pepper to taste, and layer with thinly sliced ripe tomatoes. Sprinkle a small amount of dried herbs on the chicken, and drizzle with olive oil. Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes or until the juices run clear.
To make Martha Stewart's cannoli filling, simply line a strainer with a cheesecloth, and set over a large bowl. Add 2 3/4 cups of fresh ricotta cheese into the strainer, and allow to drain overnight in the refrigerator.
Spoon ricotta cheese into a large bowl, add in 3/4 cup confectioner sugar and beat with an electric mixer at medium speed until fluffy. Beat in 3 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips, 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice and 3/4 teaspoon of both vanilla extract and orange zest.Learn more about Cooking