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David Rocco’s Top 5 Italian Recipes

Learn how to make the celebrity chef's go-to dishes, like lasagna and meatballs.

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David Rocco’s Parmigiana Cream Crostini

Pair this simple aperitivo with a glass of Prosecco or Lambrusco. The wine in the recipe adds moisture to the grated Parmigiano, making it spreadable for your crostini. You can toast the crostini or not. Or, you could eliminate the pear and mix the Parmigiano and wine with chopped walnuts…

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David Rocco’s Lasagna

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David Rocco’s Cauliflower Puttanesca

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David Rocco’s Meatballs With Tomato Sauce

Passata is strained crushed tomatoes; it’s uncooked and contains no seeds.

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David Rocco’s No-Bake Cheesecake

Aside from the cookies, this lush, simple cheesecake contains no extra sugar. The ricotta is the star of the cheesecake — use the best and freshest you can find.

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David Rocco’s Bolognese Sauce

Even though Bolognese doesn’t contain any meatballs, my son, Dante, calls this my “meatball sauce.” It’s his favorite sauce, and it’s become mine, too. It’s rich and hearty and goes with any type of pasta.

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David Rocco’s Salsa Besciamella

This is not one of my essential four sauces, but it’s worth having in your back pocket. It’s a lush white sauce made with butter, flour and whole milk (also known as béchamel). It works with tortelli, tortellini, ravioli, and all kinds of other dishes the Emilia-Romagna region is famous…

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David Rocco’s Fresh Pasta Dough

For basic pasta, you need only two ingredients: eggs and flour. But I also recommend adding a little olive oil. It adds a bit of flavor. In my family, we make about 3 1⁄2 oz. (100 g) of pasta per person. I make the pasta right on the counter like…

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David Rocco’s Tomato & Lentil Soup Recipe

An easy soup from the Food Network star.

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David Rocco’s Zabaglione With Whipped Cream Recipe

A creamy Italian pudding.

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David Rocco’s Roasted Peppers Zia Franca Style

An Italian recipe perfect for fall entertaining.

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David Rocco’s Roasted Potatoes Recipe

Italian potatoes from the Food Network chef.

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David Rocco’s Raw Artichoke Salad Recipe

A light Italian salad or crostini topper.

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David Rocco’s Pork Sausage With Rapini Recipe

Chilies spice up bitter greens.