10 Straight-from-Italy Ingredients That Will Help You Cook Like Giada De Laurentiis
The mother of the famous crispy sheet pan lasagna has an online store brimming with authentic Italian flavors.
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If you haven’t heard of Giada De Laurentiis (or her viral sheet pan lasagna recipe), allow me to introduce you to Food Network’s icon known for her Italian cooking chops. From primavera to truffle risotto, the Italian-American chef’s penchant for pasta is inspiring for a carb-loving home cook like me. Now, you can get her cookbooks and straight-from-Italy ingredients directly on her site, Giadzy.com—for restaurant-quality dishes are just a few clicks away.
Celebrity chefs—like Joanna Gaines and the Pioneer Woman—frequently release their own celebrity cookware and other kitchen products for flawless meals at home. We can’t wait to stock up on all these delicious recipe starters from Giada to add authentic Italian cuisine to our favorite celebrity food finds.
Here are all of our favorite foods and kits from Giadzy. Go on—pick up a few new flavors to add a little spice to your pantry!
The Best Giadzy Ingredients and Kits
Sheet Pan Lasagna Box
Try the viral recipe that broke the internet with authentic Italian ingredients—no trips to the grocery store required—thanks to Giadzy. Giada’s layerless sheet pan lasagna comes together in minutes with the sheet pan lasagna box.
Inside, the kit contains Setaro’s taccole pasta (the only US-based brand that carries the elusive shape). Plus, enjoy organic tomato sauce, Sicilian extra virgin olive oil and Calabrian chili paste that delivers a mellow, fruity heat. Simply layer everything together according to the recipe and pop it in the oven for an easy and delicious weeknight meal.
Dallorto Pesto Powder
Add a concentrated dose of flavor to salads, spreads, chicken or homemade pasta with Dallorto pesto powder. Just a spoonful of the dehydrated powder in olive oil unlocks the flavors of Genova basil, aged parmesan cheese, pine nuts and garlic. Or, sprinkle it over almost any Italian dish for added complexity. Because the pesto is powder-based, there’s no need to refrigerate it after opening. It simply sits in the pantry, ready to deliver fresh flavor to boring dishes.
Choose-Your-Own Pasta Adventure Box
Those having a hard time picking one option from Giadzy’s delicious pasta offerings, don’t despair! The Choose-Your-Own Pasta Adventure Box comes with a selection of pastas, spices, sauces and jarred condiments that equal two whole dinners in one kit. Whip up a pan of Paccheri with sunny tomatoes, or mix it up with some Bucatini and oregano for a flavorful fusion.
Since it arrives in a pretty package, the adventure box also makes an excellent hostess gift—so much better than a boring bottle of wine!
Truffle Ready Risotto Kit
Put away the pressure cooker—this easy Truffle Ready Risotto Kit requires nothing more than a saucepot and water. Each jar already contains Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, cream, butter and salt, in addition to rice and bits of Tartuflanghe truffles. The premium Piedmont truffles offer a savory sensory experience. The best part? Nobody will guess that the meal took only 10 minutes to cook!
Perfect Puttanesca Kit
Even the best jarred pasta sauce can’t compete with fresh-from-Italy ingredients. Luckily, Giadzy’s Perfect Puttanesca Kit comes with almost everything necessary to whip up this spicy, salty Neapolitan favorite—and it takes about the same amount of time. Just add fresh garlic and cheese to bring out the delicious flavors of capers, Calabrian chili peppers and sweet Datterini tomatoes.
Olive Oil Italy Tour Gift Set
Giadzy’s extensive olive oil selection is nothing to sneeze at, but those who haven’t tried specialty olive oils may not know where to start. That’s where the Olive Oil Italy Tour gift set comes in handy. Each set contains four authentic, high-quality olive oils with their own special flair.
Although olive oil doesn’t typically enjoy a reputation as being flavorful, these varieties beg to differ. From fruity Taggiasca EVOO to the slightly spicy Nocellara EVOO, the gift set offers an olive oil to fill every chef’s oil dispenser.
Freeze Dried 100% White Alba Truffle
Truffles have a reputation for being expensive—and there are a lot of reasons why. Despite that, this luxury garnish is incredibly popular. It comes in several distinct types, with white truffles boasting a deeply savory flavor, like aged cheese. Because of fussy storage conditions, truffles tend to be difficult to secure.
However, these white Alba truffles from Giadzy are cleverly freeze-dried. That means they can be stored at room temperature for months at a time! Sprinkle a little of this distinctive flavor into your favorite recipes for an earthy punch. Or, enjoy the sweet, nutty profile paired with some simple appetizers.
Moor’s Head Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Want an olive oil that doubles as home decor? Moor’s Head extra virgin olive oil arrives in a distinctive, two-faced white bottle that looks lovely on the counter or table. The “moor’s head” (or Testa di Moro in Italian) is a symbol found across Sicily. It references a story about a pair of doomed lovers—hence the two faces.
Unlike store-bought oil, Moor’s Head oil is processed within eight hours of harvest. It offers a bold, fresh flavor that pairs well with Italian fare thanks to a sweet yet spicy profile. There’s also a black version to complement darker kitchen colors.
Flavors of Rome Box
Snag the Giadzy Flavors of Rome box for a variety of pantry staples, plus a signed copy of De Laurentiis’ cookbook, Giada’s Italy. This authentic global cookbook and ingredient set arrives with delicious recipe-ready finds like spicy Calabrian chili paste, sweet and delicate Datterini tomatoes, dried rosemary and several different pasta varieties.
Not only does this set make the perfect gift for a pasta-lover, but it’s also a fun way to explore new flavors for budding home cooks!
Sure, rosewater for cooking is not a novel idea. However, we never expected to see rose vinegar available for purchase! Because of the light, refreshingly fruity and irresistibly tart flavor, it’s easy to find applications for this Giadzy exclusive all over the kitchen. Marinades, sauces and dips all benefit from the fruity character. Splash a little on a summer salad for a refreshing side dish!
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