We'd defy anyone to say they don't like Italian food! Delia's recipes cover everything from a dazzling array of pasta dishes through to pizza and such classics as Veal Milanese, Beef in Barolo and Chicken Cacciatora, a recipe that's become a firm favourite at Delia Online.
These are little fingers made with cheese and semolina, then baked in the oven with butter. Simple, inexpensive but really good. They _can_ be served with a fresh tomato sauce, but I don't think they need it. I would serve these as a lunch dish with
Prepare the mixture the day beforehand and you'll enjoy lovely gnocchi with crisp edges and fluffy insides. Use vegetarian versions of the cheeses for a meat-free treat packed with flavours of Italy.
This is a big, hefty soup, perfect for the winter months with a light main course to follow. Alternatively, it is a complete lunch, with just some cheese and a salad after it.
This recipe consistently appears in your top 10 favourites on the site - and no wonder! Summery vegetables in a light creamy cheese sauce and pasta are an irresistible combination, whether you're veggie or not!
Oven-roasted tomatoes, which have been slightly blackened and become really concentrated in flavour, are the mainstay of this superb dish.
I've made many a macaroni cheese in my time, but this, I promise you, is the best ever. To make this for 4 people, just double the ingredients and use a 10 x 8 x 2 inch (25.5 x 20 x 5 cm) dish, increasing the cooking time by 3-5 minutes.
Another treat for vegetarians: the simplicity of this cheap-to-make recipe belies the sheer pleasure in eating it. As so often with Italian food, it takes just a few ingredients to make something really special.
This is the classic version of one of the most wonderful combinations of bread and cheese imaginable. You can, of course, vary the cheeses, but the ones I've chosen here are a truly magical combination.
Vegetarians certainly won't feel that they're missing out when they try this gorgeous lasagne, packed with creaminess and flavour. One of Delia's most popular meat-free recipes.
Crunchy walnuts marry extremely well with creamy pasta sauces and add plenty of texture. This walnut version is a real winner that will go down a treat with vegetarians.
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