Top five Italian  food recipesThe best aspect of Italian food recipes is that they are light, tasty and can be prepared in a very short time span like about 20 minutes in hand. Pizza, pasta, spaghetti, soups, and many more tantalizing delicacies with the goodness of spices and herbs are special attractions in Italian dishes. Some of the most prominent sauces used to make these preparations include Spaghetti sauce, Alfredo Sauce, carrot Greens Pesto, Tomato Pasta Sauce and so on. Italian dishes are nowadays found all over the globe; however the authenticity can be actually tasted in the eateries located in Italy of course!

Following are the top 5 Italian food recipes

Zucchini Pasta and Toasted Almonds:

Zucchini Pasta and Toasted AlmondsYou have to blend 2 cups of minced shallots, cherry tomatoes, minced fresh thyme, 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, a little kosher salt, sugar, freshly grounded pepper, 5 spoons of olive oil and sugar. Toss in a heated pan to make a thick paste, keep aside. Cook the pasta and add the paste, keep swirling as the pasta gets coated. Add garlic and saute for 30 seconds. After removing from heat, when the pasta is well cooked, sprinkle each serving bowl with 4 spoons of cheese and 2 spoons of crushed almonds.

Italian Meatballs:

Italian MeatballsYou would need 3-4 hours to cook this delicacy, but the taste you will enjoy is worth the time and effort. You need 3 pounds lean ground beef that needs to be combined with parsely, oregano and garlic in proportionate amounts – then add paste of onions and bread crumbs. Now preheat your oven to 175 degrees C and slightly coat the pan with oil. Now take a 1 ounce scoop and make the meat mixture into balls. Keep them in the preheated pan and heat it for more than 1 hour until the balls turn brown. Now take a bowl filled with spaghetti sauce and boil it well in the oven, add the meatballs and let it simmer for around 3 hours. Serve hot.

Sicilian Spaghetti:

Sicilian SpaghettiThis is a great breakfast delicacy and can be prepared in only 15 minutes. Take a large pan of salt water and let it boil; add pasta and cook for around 10 minutes. Drain it and keep aside. Take 2 spoons of olive oil and heat on a medium flame in a skillet; then add garlic and anchovies. Cook the mix for about 2 minutes. Keep stirring constantly. Stir the 8-10 pieces of breadcrumbs in the pasta mix and turn off the heat. Seasoning can be done with black ground pepper and parsley. Cheese and anchovy sauce can make this dish tastier.

Chocolate Pizza:

Chocolate PizzaIn just 40 minutes you can get this delicious Italian food recipe. You will need 1 lb homemade or purchased pizza dough that has to be rolled into rounded 9-inch-diameter pizza and placed into a baking sheet and bake it in the preheated over for 10 minutes. Then apply butter on the dough and bake until the upper crust gets crispy and brown in colour. Now spread the chocolate-hazelnut spread on the upper crust and sprinkle the chocolate chips densely over it. Bake for a while until the chocolate chips melt partially, now sprinkle the hazle nuts onto it. Cut the wedges and serve.

Zeppole:

ZeppoleSprinkle 1 teaspoon of dry yeast in water and let it stand for a few minutes, keep stirring for it to get dissolved. Now beat an egg into this, add salt and flour. When the batter gets smooth, let it stand for a while and get double in quantity. Beat it once and see as it rises again. Put hot, cooking oil by 2-3 tablespoons. Now cook it on one side, let it get brown and then you turn the other side. Absorb excess oil, top with fruits, raisins, cheese or your favourite sauce before serving