10 Can't Miss Nonna's Secret Recipes

Nonna's Homemade Pasta: Mix flour, eggs, and a pinch of salt to create a dough. Roll it out thinly and cut into desired shapes. Serve with your favorite sauce or simply toss with olive oil and herbs.

Classic Meatballs: Combine ground beef, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, minced garlic, chopped parsley, egg, salt, and pepper. Shape into balls and brown in a pan before simmering in marinara sauce.

Eggplant Parmesan: Slice eggplant, dip in beaten egg, then coat with breadcrumbs. Fry until golden brown and layer in a baking dish with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. Bake until bubbly and golden.

Osso Buco: Brown veal shanks in olive oil, then simmer in a rich tomato sauce with onions, carrots, celery, garlic, and herbs until tender. Serve with gremolata on top.

Homemade Gnocchi: Mix mashed potatoes with flour, egg, and salt to form a dough. Roll into ropes, cut into pieces, and press with a fork. Cook in boiling water until they float, then serve with sauce.

Italian Wedding Soup: Simmer meatballs, carrots, celery, onions, and pasta in chicken broth until tender. Add spinach and cook until wilted. Serve hot with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.

Bruschetta: Toast slices of bread and rub with garlic cloves. Top with diced tomatoes, fresh basil, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper for a refreshing appetizer.