back to top
Food

19 Underrated Italian Foods You Should Learn To Love

There's more to eat in this life than pizza and spaghetti.

Posted on

3. Lentil and Sausage Soup With Kale

Via food52.com

For your own benefit, get out of the canned soup aisle. Replace sodium-filled favorites with this comforting, and filling soup. Crumbled sausage and fibrous greens make a hearty dinner that doesn't need a can opener to enjoy.

Get the recipe on Food52.

Advertisement

4. Parmigiana Bianca (White Eggplant Parmesan)

Via food52.com

If it's fried and cheese is involved, we are down. Parmigiana Bianca is the classic's tomato-less cousin — complete with toasted bread crumbs and two types of salty cheese. Get the recipe.

5. Pesto Trapaneze (Almond and Tomato Pesto)

Via food52.com

Those Sicilians are genius, aren't they? This southern Italian take on the better-known Genovese pesto uses fresh tomatoes and crunchy almonds instead of basil. Get the recipe.

6. Gianduia Semifreddo (Chocolate-Hazelnut Frozen Dessert)

Via food52.com

Nutella lovers, this one's for you. Two types of chocolate, hazelnuts, and plenty of sugar to make for a perfect, light dessert. Get the recipe.

7. Panne Frito (Fried Bread)

Via food52.com

French toast but better, because it involves WINE. If you have day-old bread lying around, you are halfway to a sweet, crispy, and buttery snack (or brunch). Get the recipe.

Advertisement

9. Fonduta con Tartufi (Fondue with Truffles)

Via food52.com

A pot full of cheese and truffles? Yeah, you heard us. The most work that goes into this dish is dipping bread in and out of the pot, over and over again. Get the recipe.

10. Cotoletta alla Milanese (Breaded Veal Chop)

Via food52.com

A veal chop, breaded and browned to perfection, can kick a chicken cutlet to the curb any day. Top it with plenty of butter and a good squeeze of lemon. Get the recipe.

Advertisement

14. Al Forno's Penne with Tomato, Cream & Five Cheeses

Via food52.com

Penne "al forno" (oven-baked) is a comfort food classic we love. Warning: Heavy cream and salty cheeses will make everyone want seconds (or thirds). Get the recipe.

17. White Clam Pizza

Via food52.com

Pizza margherita, it's been great, but we're moving on. Fresh seafood, pecorino cheese, and oregano dress up a chewy and crispy crust, and provide a respectful backdrop for deliciously salty clams. Get the recipe.

19. Rigatoni with Fennel and Veal Sausage

Via food52.com

Fennel is Italy's version of celery, with a lot more kick. Here it teams up with toasted bread crumbs and flavorful crumbled veal to make a truly memorable pasta. Get the recipe.

Kenzi Wilbur is an editor for the community-based recipe website Food52, where you can find lots more recipes, cooking advice, and kitchen products.

Every. Tasty. Video. EVER. The new Tasty app is here!

Dismiss