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These are delicious vegetarian "meatballs" made with lentils and ricotta cheese. They have a texture and flavor similar to ground beef meatballs. The meatballs can be served without cooking them in the sauce. But since lentils absorb the flavors they are cooked with, the sauce does give them added flavor.
Some useful food words or terms that you may find in
Italian recipes, while dining at an Italian restaurant, or traveling in Italy.
Learn about and see photos of the different kinds of lettuce and salad greens available
to make your next salad.
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Spaghetti allo Scoglio is a standard dish in most seaside restaurants and trottorias throughout Italy. What makes it "allo scoglio" is the fact that the sauce contains a mixture of shellfish that live on or near the rocky coastal bluffs, called the scoglio.
If you've ever attempted to make bread before and thought, "Wow, this is too much work", you have got to try bread making again using this recipe for bread that doesn't require any kneading.
In this recipe for Lasagna Rollatini, both bechamel and tomato sauce are layered with a creamy ricotta cheese and spinach filling rolled in pasta.