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3 Italian Dishes Inspired by St. Francis Caracciolo

These mouthwatering dishes will satisfy everyone’s taste buds!

Many Filipinos love Italian food, especially pasta and pizza. It has been part of celebrations like birthdays and parties, including the feast day of St. Francis Caracciolo!

He was an Italian Catholic priest who co-founded the Order of the Clerics Regular Minor with John Augustine Adorno and Fabrizio Caracciolo. As the patron saint of Italian cooks, St. Francis Caracciolo has been associated with Italian dishes. He was beatified by Pope Clement XIV on June 4, 1769, and canonized by Pope Pius VII on May 24, 1807. Some Catholics commemorate him by cooking Italian dishes!

Aside from the pasta and pizza, try these Italian dishes and recipes to share with your family. (Read: Carbonara Recipes: Three ways to spice up an Italian classic)

Italian meatballs

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Italian meatballs are one of the easiest dishes you can prepare! It is commonly used as a topping or ingredient in spaghetti. But you can also cook it as a separate dish to include on your menu for lunch or dinner. These tender and juicy meatballs have a flavorful taste that is meaty on the inside and crispy on the outside! You can mix and drizzle it with marinara sauce, then sprinkle parmesan cheese for an added flavor. 

Get the recipe here.

Caprese chicken

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This melt-in-your-mouth dish is packed with cheese, leafy basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and other veggies, drizzled with balsamic sauce. It bursts with a slightly sweet and deliciously tangy flavor. Chicken breast is the best part you should use to pull off your own version of Caprese chicken—and it should be boneless too! You can partner it with your favorite salad, eat it as it is, or serve as ulam as your family celebrates and honor the feast day of St. Francis Caracciolo. (Read: A Lesson From St. Lawrence: The Importance of Sharing Food)

Get the recipe here.

Rosemary mushroom risotto

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Bring the ambiance of your favorite Italian restaurant to your home with this rosemary mushroom risotto! This hearty Italian dish would be perfect on the feast day of St. Francis Caracciolo. It is a tasty and creamy dish that anyone would enjoy. You can prepare this in less than 30 minutes, making it a good option if you’re in a hurry or looking for an easy-to-cook dish. It requires a lot of stirring, so you better do some warm-up!

Get the recipe here.

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