Italian Porketta

This seasoned pork roast, attributed to Italian miners who came to work on Minnesota’s iron range, is a favorite in Minneapolis and points north. The seasoning of fennel and oregano can be traced back to Italian porchetta, roast pig. This …

‘Nduja and Giardiniera Crostini

Enjoy this casually elegant dish as an appetizer or snack, on a picnic, or as part of a light lunch or brunch. To make it your own, play with different combinations of vegetables in the giardinera. Note that this version

Brown Butter Butternut & Pork Lasagna

Complement the near-sweet quality of the squash in this lasagna with an earthy kale or spinach salad on the side. If you can’t find butternut squash, you can substitute another kind of winter squash—even pumpkin.…

Supreme Pizza Spaghetti

You can change and adapt this recipe to however you like your pizza—try different kinds of cheese, different “toppings,” or substitute Italian sausage for the ground pork. A simple Caesar salad and breadsticks would make ideal accompaniments.…

Italian-Inspired Stuffed Pork Chops

Adjust the stuffing to suit your tastes and what you have on hand—try different cheeses, like Asiago, pecorino, or Fontina, or different herbs, like basil, rosemary, or marjoram. It’s also nice to add lemon zest.
Recipe courtesy of Christine Young,