What Are Some Popular Recipes for Italian Food?


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Spaghetti with meatballs and fettuccine Alfredo are popular Italian food recipes. Chef Rachael Ray's spaghetti and Ree Drummond's fettuccine are classic Italian meals that can be quickly prepared.

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What Are Some Popular Recipes for Italian Food?
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To make spaghetti with meatballs, boil the spaghetti until it is al dente. Mix 1 1/4 pound ground sirloin, 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce, 1 beaten egg, 1/2 cup of Italian bread crumbs and 1/4 cup of grated Parmesan cheese. Season with 2 chopped cloves of garlic and salt and pepper to taste.

Roll the meat into 1 1/2-inch balls. Place the meatballs on a cookie sheet that is lightly greased with extra-virgin olive oil. Bake them at 475 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 to 12 minutes or until they are no longer pink in the middle.

To make the sauce, put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a medium pot over moderate heat. Add 4 cloves of crushed garlic, 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes and 1 small finely chopped onion. Saute until the onions are soft. Stir in 1 cup of beef stock, a 28-ounce can of crushed tomatoes, some chopped parsley and about 10 torn basil leaves. Simmer for 10 minutes and serve.

To make fettucine Alfredo, cook 1 pound of fettucine. In a saucepan over low heat, melt a stick of butter with 1 cup of heavy cream and 1 cup of fresh grated Parmesan. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, and toss it with the drained pasta. Top it with another cup of Parmesan, and serve.

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