7 Delicious Red Sauce Dinners To Feed A Family

Because every night should be Italian night.

1. Jennie’s Homemade Manicotti

The Italian version of enchiladas, this recipe is no work at all considering the baked, cheesy goodness that results. Get the full recipe at Food52

2. Birthday Lasagna

This isn’t your average ricotta lasagna — instead, it employs a bechamel to make it over the top creamy and gloriously decadent. Get the full recipe at Food52

3. Al Forno’s Penne with Tomato, Cream & Five Cheeses

Don’t have the ingredients for this baked pasta? No problem — this technique can work with whatever forgotten ends you have lying in the cheese drawer. Get the full recipe at Food52

4. Eggplant Parmigiana

Step aside, bland, runny eggplant parmigiana of the past. This cheese-drenched recipe will soundly kick the booty of those sad, dry parms of the past. Get the full recipe at Food52

5. Sunday Pork Ragu

Vibrantly red, studded with chunks of sausage, and flecked with plenty of fresh parsley, this is an old-school favorite, refreshed. Get the full recipe at Food52

6. Eggs in Spicy Minted Tomato Sauce

Technically this is a riff on an Israeli dish, shakshuka, so it’s not Italian. But it is saucy. Get the recipe.

7. Rao’s Meatballs

A hundred year old meatball recipe for ultra-tender meatballs with a surprising magic ingredient: water, and lots of it. Get the full recipe at Food52

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