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The Australian Women’s Weekly Italian dinner recipes

When it comes to Italian recipes, most peoples' minds will jump straight to spaghetti bolognese or pizza. And while these dishes have become a big part of Australian cuisine over the past few decades, Italians have a wide range of beautiful dinner dishes that are worthy of being on every dinner table. From our chicken saltimbocca to our roast vitello tonnato and crisp risotto-filled arancini balls, these authentic recipes will have you looking forward to dinner time. Let's get cooking!
broccoli and cauliflower cannelloni
January 31, 2011

Baked lamb shanks with orzo

You can replace orzo with risoni if you like. Orzo, like risoni, absorbs cooking liquid. If the sauce is too thick, stir in a little extra water. If you make this dish in advance, you will need to add some water or stock when reheating. Note
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potato gnocchi with mushrooms & THYME
Dinner ideas
July 31, 1975

Potato gnocchi with mushrooms & thyme

Try using a variety of mushrooms such as flat, cup, button, portobello, oyster and enoki, keeping small mushrooms halved or whole and large types sliced. Cooking the potatoes whole with the peel on keeps the potatoes dry and fluffy-doing this helps to create lightly textured pillows of gnocchi. Note
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Alan Benson/Marie-Helene Clauzon
Quick & Easy
May 6, 2009

Orecchiette boscaiola

Boscaiola sauce is a creamy mushroom and bacon sauce that is perfect for a pasta dish designed to tempt even the fussiest of palates. It’s great served on orecchiette as the sauce clings to the big pasta ears, making every mouthful delicious.
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ricotta and spinach agnolotti
Quick & Easy
July 12, 2021

Ricotta and spinach agnolotti

This quick and easy vegetarian meal only takes a few ingredients including pumpkin soup and pre-made pasta. Looking for more vegetarian pasta recipes We used agnolotti, but any vegetarian-style pasta will work well in this dish. We used a white cheese from the Castello range; it has a mild, slightly tart, flavour. As it matures, […]
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