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A 7-Day Italian Meal Plan

It's Italian week! And there's going to be more to eat than just pasta. Start the week with a big batch of soup on Sunday and end it with authentic carbonara that's easier to make than you think.

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Sunday: Slow-Cooked Meatball SoupTaste of Home

Sunday: Slow-Cooked Meatball Soup

As a mother, I try to sneak as many veggies into my daughter's diet as I can. This savory soup with meatballs and pasta does the trick. Best of all, the whole family loves it! —Kymm Wills, Phoenix, AZ

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Monday: Ravioli with Snap Peas & MushroomsTaste of Home

Monday: Ravioli with Snap Peas & Mushrooms

Topped with the toasty texture and flavor of hazelnuts, this pasta makes an easy, earthy weeknight dinner. I serve it with an herb and lettuce salad and white wine. —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

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Tuesday: Round Steak ItalianoTaste of Home

Tuesday: Round Steak Italiano

My mom used to make this wonderful dish, and I’ve always enjoyed it. The gravy is especially dense and flavorful.—Deanne Stephens, McMinnville, Oregon

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Wednesday: Eggplant ParmesanTaste of Home

Wednesday: Eggplant Parmesan

We really like eggplant and would rather have it baked than fried. This can be served as a side dish or main dish. —Donna Wardlow-Keating, Omaha, Nebraska

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Thursday: Bruschetta Chicken WrapsTaste of Home

Thursday: Bruschetta Chicken Wraps

As an Italian-American, I love, love, love garlic, tomatoes and basil, all of which are musts for good bruschetta. This recipe was created in celebration of the first tomatoes to come out of our home garden this year. —Gina Rine, Canfield, Ohio

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Friday: Sheet-Pan Chicken ParmesanTaste of Home

Friday: Sheet-Pan Chicken Parmesan

Saucy chicken, melty mozzarella and crisp-tender broccoli, all in one pan. What could be better? —Becky Hardin, St. Peters, Missouri

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Saturday: Authentic Pasta CarbonaraTaste of Home

Saturday: Authentic Pasta Carbonara

I learned on my culinary internship in Tuscany that real Italian cuisine is simpler than you think! This carbonara is quick, simple and delicious, just the way they like it in Italy. —Lauren Brien-Wooster, South Lake Tahoe, California

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Emily Racette Parulski
Emily Racette Parulski is a Senior Editor for Taste of Home, specializing in email newsletters. When she’s not writing about food, she’s baking something sweet to feed her chocolate obsession.

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