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Dennis and Judi’s Discover Italian Cooking Recipes

If you couldn’t make the amazing Discover Italian Cooking with Dennis and Judi event at Mrs G’s in Lawrenceville over the weekend, you are in luck! Dennis has posted his delicious recipes for the meal he prepared for the crowd right here for you to enjoy.


Photo of the finished meal provided by Dennis and Judi
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Eggplant Parmesan




– Five large eggplants

– Small bag of pasta flour

– A few eggs(for the egg wash)

– Three large cans of crushed Italian tomatoes

– 1 small package of fresh basil

– 1 container of grated parmesan cheese

– 4 bags of shredded mozzarella cheese



Slice, dredge in flour and saute the eggplant. Layer in a casserole dish with cheeses, tomatoes and fresh basil. Bake in oven for 30 minutes at 375.

Pesto Sauce




– 5 containers of pine nuts

– 5 large containers of fresh basil or 15 small containers of basil (whatever is available)

– 2 12 or 16 oz. containers of grated parmesan cheese

– 1 bottle of extra virgin olive oil 25 oz.

– head of garlic




Combine all ingredients in food processor and refrigerate until ready to use







– 1 bag of pasta flour 4lb. bag

– 1 dozen eggs

– 1 large container of ricotta cheese

– 1 12 oz. container of Pecorino Romano cheese

– 1 bunch of fresh Italian or flat leaf parsley

– Salt and fresh ground pepper




Combine flour, eggs and water to make pasta dough (mix by hand). In a bowl, mix cheeses, parsley, salt and pepper

roll out pasta dough in sheets

cut dough into 2″ squares

place a teaspoon of cheese filling in the center of each

top with another sheet of dough, press together to make a ravioli

refrigerate raviolis until ready to cook

cook raviolis in boiling water

toss with pesto


Here is a photo of the Pasta and pesto dish:

Pasta with Pesto provided by Dennis and Judi
NJ1015/Townsquare Media

Thanks to the amazing studio audience and Mrs G’s in Lawrenceville for making it such a fantastic event.

What are some of your favorite Italian recipes? Leave them in the comment field below.

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