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Here are some great recipes submitted to us from all the contestants who entered our "Mangia Italiano 2010 Spring Recipes Contest".

You will find everything from appetizers to desserts. These delicious recipes are some of their family's favorites that have been passed down from generation to generation.

We at Great Chicago Italian Recipes would like to thank all of them for sharing their recipes with the rest of us.

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Contest Recipes

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Italian Sausage, Cheese and Spinach Frittata  
I make this casserole when I need to use up extra leftover pasta. It’s an old style Italian dish originally created to use up odds and ends left over …

Tuscan Brunch Cakes 
INGREDIENTS 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 medium diced onion 4 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms 1/2 cup diced red bell pepper 1/4 cup diced green …

Make-a-Date-Crazy Pasta Bake 
About ten years ago, my mother and I were both divorced and living only a quarter of a mile from each other. One night, I had leftovers from a date. I …

Stoonad Stuffed Shells! 
My dad is from a big Italian family. You know, one of those families that is always bustling: lots of people, lots of kids, lots of stories. Everyone …

Lasagna di Melanzane alla Parmigiana (Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna) 
This recipe combines two family favorites into one delicious new all-time favorite! While trying to make both dishes healthier, I created an easy Italian …

Tomato Salad 
Long before restaurants were serving tomato slices with mozzarella, my family made this delicious salad. I still make it today! INGREDIENTS 4 Tomatoes, …

Nana DeMarco's Potato Pie 
My Mother-in-law served this as side dish for meats,with picnic lunch with salad,or served cold the next day. Potato Pie always reminds me of how happy …

Egg & Onion Breakfast 
This is my mothers & grandmothers recipe. We ate it for breakfast. It may sound weird, but it's so yummy. The first time I served it to my non- Italian …

Pasta Con Broccoli 
INGREDIENTS 8 oz rigatoni (ribbed mostaccoli) pasta 1 cup baby portabella mushrooms -- sliced 2 cloves garlic (large) -- minced 4 tbsp butter …

Buona Baked Pasta 
You may not think that this is truly Italian but when my German-Polish grandmother made it my Sicilian grandfather sure loved it!!! INGREDIENTS …

Grandma Saviano Double Fried Eggplant 
Grandma Saviano’s Eggplant INGREDIENTS 2-3 med. –large purple eggplants, firm and not too fat on one end. Home made tomato sauce; 1 …

Pastied ( Baked Pasta) 
My grandmother used to make the traditional Easter dinners that included brascioli with the hard boiled egg in the middle, easter pies with the ham,salmi, …

Bread Surprise Supper 
When I was young and raising four boys and a hungry husband,I realized that things were a bit tough at that time in our lives and that night I had to stretch …

Grandmother's Meatballs Recipe 
This recipe was passed down from generation. My grandmother was from Italy (Calabria) and came to America at 6 yrs of age in 1892. She made each Sunday …

MB's Spaghetti Pie 
I have made this recipe for over 25 years. The basic recipe spaghetti, jarred sauce, cottage cheese came from a set of those mail-order recipe cards …

Meatballs for Dad 
When my dad's having a bad day, it's easy to make it go away (like in this picture... I think!) by making meatballs! It's easy, but it works wonders! …

PASTA SALAD 
INGREDIENTS: 1 Package Barilla Bow Tie Pasta 5 Cloves of roasted garlic 1/2 cup virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon salt Dash of black pepper 6 OZ. Parmesan …

My Chicken and Pasta in Vodka Sauce 
Chicken and pasta in pink vodka sauce Let’s make the gravy first, 2 28oz cans of imported whole tomatoes, 4 cloves of garlic-chopped fine, very …

Roasted Red Pepper and Roasted Garlic Pizza  Not rated yet
This pizza captures the true flavors of Italy with lots of garlic, herbs and roasted peppers. The blend of cheeses create a rich, nutty and creamy topping. …

Lauren's Manicotti Not rated yet
INGREDIENTS Manicotti Noodles Sauce: 1lb gr beef 1lb sweet or mild sausage 3-6 cloves minced garlic 1/2 c chopped onion 28 oz can crushed …

My Ex Father in-laws Salad still makes us a family. Not rated yet
For almost nine years I was married to a man who was and still is my best friend. Unfortunately, we had to divorce due to his many issues with drugs and …

Orecchiette with Pampaciulli Sauce  Not rated yet
INGREDIENTS: x 4 Pax 1 kg Italian of fresh orechiette ( or dry) 1 can of white unpeeled reserve small pearl onions 1 bag of fresh cima de rape …

Caponata (A Sweet and Sour Appetizer) Not rated yet
INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup olive oil 1 celery stalk chopped small 1 medium eggplant cut into 1/4 to 1/2 inch pieces Salt and fresh ground pepper 1 …

Creamy Mushroom Spaghetti (Spaghetti Alla Funghi Cremoso) Not rated yet
This recipe came to me after my daughter Danielle suggested making spaghetti with a sauce similar to cream of mushroom soup and that's what this basically …

Fish Trout Lemon Tomato Sauce Fondue Not rated yet
INGREDIENTS 400 GR Trout Fish 3 NO Roma Tomato Slice 3 NO Garlic Confit 15GM Fresh Thyme 15GM Dill 15GM Sage 2 NO Lemon 50GM Butter …

Linguine with Seafood and Sundried Tomatoes Not rated yet
INGREDIENTS 1 pound linguine pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons oil from sun-dried tomatoes 4 cloves garlic, minced …

Chicken & Feta Ravioli with Butternut Sauce Not rated yet
INGREDIENTS Pasta dough 3 chicken fillets minced 1 tbs crushed rosemary 1/2 cup feta 1 butternut cream salt & pepper Parmesan cheese …

Lemon Pesto Pasta Salad (base recipe) Not rated yet
This recipe is the most requested dish I make. It makes a summer Italian gathering fun. I use fresh basil from my garden in the summer. I grow 3 Large …

Risotto ai Funghi Not rated yet
INGREDIENTS: 30 gr. / one-ounce …

Dinner for Two or Eight Not rated yet
Well this was out of need and now it is our fun night pizza and wine for 2... INGREDIENTS 6 roma tomatoes 4 cloves garlic Cured ham of …

Spaghetti & Lasagna Sauce Not rated yet
For some reason my family and friends request either a spaghetti or lasagna as a special holiday or birthday meal when I ask them what they'd like for …

Beef Osso Bucco Not rated yet
INGREDIENTS 4 beef shanks 2 TBL. butter 5 TBL. olive oil 6 cloves garlic, chopped 1/2 large onion, chopped 1 TBL chopped chives 4 …

Sun Dried Tomato Sauce Not rated yet
INGREDIENTS 1 Package sun dried tomato (in oil)drained. 1/8 cup olive oil 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/2 cup chicken stock Pine nuts Pasta …


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