Italian Main Dishes

Have dinner, Italian-style, tonight with a simply prepared fish, chicken or meat dish.

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Chicken Parmesan

For this American-Italian classic, Tyler tops pan-fried, breaded chicken cutlets with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella.

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Salsiccia Con Cima Di Rapa: Sausage with Broccoli Rabe

Top chile-spiced broccoli rabe with a crisp link of the best Italian sausage you can find.

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Lentils Con Prosciutto

A little prosciutto adds smoky flavor to this hearty bean saute.

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Spinach Stuffed Braciole in a Sunday Sauce with Pappardelle

Perfect for a special occasion, Rachael's festive braciole is stuffed with spinach, pine nuts, raisins and Parmesan cheese.

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Osso Buco

Roasting veal shanks with vegetables and white wine makes them fall-off-the-bone tender.

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Giada's Braciole

Giada stuffs her braciole with a breadcrumb, herb and cheese mixture, then braises until tender in a simple tomato sauce.

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Swordfish with Puttanesca Sauce

Emeril tops grilled swordfish with briny puttanesca sauce studded with olives, capers and anchovies.

Mussels Alla 'My Way'

Fresh-from-the-shore mussels don't need much help to be delicious: David Rocco steams them with white wine, chiles, garlic and parsley.

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Stracotto al Chianti: Beef Braised in Chianti

Chianti wine is made in the hills right outside Tuscany, so it's the default wine in Florence, where David Rocco lives. He uses it to braise beef until it's tender and juicy.

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Spezzatino di Cinghiale: Wild Boar Stew

Wild boar is the star of this tomato-y stew, but you could substitute beef or the wild game of your choice.

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Meatballs with White Wine Sauce

David mixes sundried tomatoes, herbs and ricotta into his homemade meatballs, then rolls them in flour and pan-fries until crispy.

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Polpette Di Peppe

This twist on classic meatballs adds pine nuts and raisins to the mix of ground beef, pork and spices for just a little sweetness.

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Beef Tenderloins Con Balsamico

Balsamic vinegar takes on a complex flavor and a syrupy quality when reduced. Use the syrup as a finishing touch for seared beef tenderloin.

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Grilled Tuscan Chicken

Tuscan cooks make chicken al Mattone, or "under a brick," to achieve crispness and accelerate cooking time. Try Gabrielle Corcos's recipe for pressed grilled chicken tonight.

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Polpette di Vittorio: Vittorio's Meatballs

Sicily is full of lemon groves, so Southern Italian cooks find ways to work the citrus fruit into almost every recipe. Here, flat meatballs are pressed between lemon leaves on the grill to infuse flavor into every bite.

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Baccala Alla Pizzaiola: Cod with Tomato

Popular on Christmas Eve, baccala is salted, dried cod. Buy it dried or rehydrated, then cook it in a caper-tomato sauce.

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Trippa Alla Fiorentina: Florentine Tripe

Stewed tripe is a popular comfort food in Florence, Italy. Serve cleaned, boiled tripe in a rich tomato sauce.

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Spezzatino di Manzo al Cioccolato: Beef Stew with Chocolate

Unsweetened chocolate adds depth and richness to this hearty beef stew.

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Turkey con Funghi Misti: Turkey with Mushroom Medley

David uses freshly picked wild mushrooms to top these breaded turkey cutlets, but any flavorful mushroom would do the trick.

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Chicken Scallopine with Sage and Fontina Cheese

Giada's rolled chicken cutlets are stuffed with sage and fontina cheese, breaded and pan-fried, then cooked until tender in a tomato-white wine sauce.

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