Autumn Italy

Top 5 Recipes For An Italian Autumn

It is now October and the heat of the summer is slowly fading away, while the rainy autumn season comes knocking at the door, but fear not! You can still experience the warmth of the Italian lands at the kitchen table.

Today we are going to take a look at 5 of the best Italian comfort foods to taste this coming Autumn, along with the recipes that we wrote for them.

1. Pasta ‘Ncasciata

Pasta ‘Ncasciata or Pasta Incaciata is a Sicilian baked pasta. Made with short pasta like penne or maccheroni, fried eggplant, caciocavallo, boiled eggs and cooked ham.

This is a very comforting food from Messina, is best served hot, straight out of the oven.

Learn to make it at this link.

2. Lasagne al Pesto

Lasagne al Pesto (Lasagne with basil Pesto) is an original and easy recipe based on layers of egg pasta sheets (Lasagne), with the addition of béchamel and Genovese Pesto. Ideal for the first few days of Autumn, which are known to be warmer.

Layers of basil Pesto, potatoes, green beans and pine nuts, alternate in this irresistible dish, very easy and quick to prepare.

Learn to make it at this link.

3. Eggplant Parmigiana

The Parmigiana is a real culinary microcosm, made up of a thousand variations and different measures depending on who prepares it. Gastronomically, Parmigiana means the preparation of eggplants with cheese and tomatoes.

This is yet another comfort food perfect for cold and rainy autumn days.

You can find the recipe here.

4. Pumpkin Gnocchi

Pumpkin gnocchi are a variation of gnocchi that goes way back into the origins of the dish.

During the fall and winter period, pumpkin is a very popular ingredient in Italy, used for many recipes. From deserts to main courses.

Read our recipe for pumpkin gnocchi here.

5. Tenerina Cake

Torta Tenerina (Tenerina Cake) is a chocolate cake typical of the city of Ferrara (Emilia Romagna region). It is a chocolate cake without yeast, which outside fragments easily, but remains soft and melted inside.

This dessert is perfectly paired with a hot coffee drink while reading a book

Recipe here.

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