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Our Best Recipes of 2019

Our Best Recipes of 2019

'Tis that time of year when we look back on all the wonderful dishes we cooked and ate this year here at Eataly. Our Eataly Magazine editors were curious to see which recipes you loved the most in 2019. So, we took a look at the numbers and ranked our best recipes of the year.

Turns out you all really love pasta, especially the fresh kind. (We do, too.) Still, we were excited to see a few surprising additions to this year's Top 10 best recipes – including a dessert!

Read on to discover our most-read recipes of 2019, in order of popularity. Then, try making them at home!

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10. PIZZA ALLA PALA

This Roman-style pizza is a favorite street food of the Eternal City, topped with fresh ingredients and served on its namesake "paddle." If you're looking for a kitchen project to get you through the winter, this could be it – or you can always stop by your local Eataly to grab a slice!

Arancini Fried Rice Balls | Top Recipes of 2018 Eataly Magazine | Photo credit is Leigh Loftus, Loftus Inc. 2016

9. ARANCINI

A popular street food of Sicilia, arancini – named for the "little oranges" they resemble – are made by stuffing cooked rice (usually leftover risotto) with cheese, peas, or ragù sauce. Each ball is coated in breadcrumbs and then deep fried to crunchy perfection. Need we say more?

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8. AFFOGATO

A dessert in two ingredients? Sign us up. Meaning "drowned," this sweet take on Italian caffè is made with a scoop of gelato (tradition calls for fior di latte or vanilla, but we'd recommend giving this a go with hazelnut, too) and a piping hot espresso. It might be a summer treat, but we wouldn't blame you for enjoying this dolce any time of year.

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7. AGNOLOTTI DEL PLIN

If we had to choose one recipe to represent our birthplace, Torino, it would be this one! Agnolotti del Plin is an iconic pasta dish typical of the Piemonte region These veal-stuffed ravioli get their name from the regional dialect plin, meaning "pinch," since each agnolotto is a pinched shut to create small pouches.

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6. SPAGHETTI AL CACIO E PEPE

Will we ever tire of this classic Roman dish? We think not. Made with salty Pecorino Romano, bronze-extruded spaghetti, and freshly ground pepper, this simple pasta is the ultimate winter comfort food. Words to the wise: don't skimp on sourcing quality product. With such few ingredients, every single one counts!

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5. TROFIE AL PESTO

It looks like you've picked up on this perfect regional pairing, amici. Both trofie, a twisted, spiral-shaped pasta, and traditional basil pesto are both native to Liguria. The ribbed spirals of this short pasta pick up pesto's fine consistency, resulting in bite after perfectly-sauced bite. Look for this short pasta the next time you make this classic plate!

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4. ZITI ALLA NORMA

It's no surprise that our fourth most popular recipe hails from the chef, restaurateur, and award-winning cookbook author, Lidia Bastianich! Eggplant, tomatoes, and fresh ricotta cheese are baked together with ziti pasta to make this delicious southern Italian dish.

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3. BISTECCA ALLA FIORENTINA

It only takes five ingredients and 20 minutes of grill time to make this Florentine-style steak. The trick: get your butcher to cut a T-bone or porterhouse steak 3 inches thick and be sure to season with flaky sea salt and good quality extra virgin olive oil at the end. (P.S. – you might just want to give this one a try in January when we have some exciting sales coming up...)

Ribollita Tuscan Vegetable Soup | Top Recipes 2018 on Eataly Magazine

2. RIBOLLITA

Funnily enough, one of our most popular recipes of 2019 also happens to be our most frugal! This classic Tuscan soup is full of winter vegetables like kale, cabbage, and potatoes. It's thickened by using day-old bread and flavored with other staples like leeks, garlic, and herbs. We're glad you like your vegetables, amici.

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1. TAGLIATELLE ALLA BOLOGNESE

Our winner? The ultimate winter comfort food! In this recipe, silken egg-laden ribbons of pasta meet hearty meat ragù. Our recipe gives you two options: make your own pasta and ragù sauce, or pick up prepared Emilia-Romagna products in our marketplace. Either way, each bite will transport you to the terracotta-covered roofs of Bologna.

And that's a wrap for 2019. Buon appetito and buon anno! Happy New Year!