Welcome to Mama's Italian Recipes Blog

So who is Mama? Mama is a full blooded Italian woman raised in Brooklyn New York surrounded with good food and Italian culture. I want to share the recipes of the old world with the new world. Known for her exceptional dishes she loves nothing more than to prepare and serve these recipes to her friends and family.

Now, we share them with you.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


A GREAT Christmas Eve Appetizer!!
(We always serve Lasagna for our Christmas Eve Dinner)

Fresh Italian bread, diagonally cut 1 inch slices
Prosciutto 3-4 thin slices
1/4 cup Calamata olives, pitted and chopped
1/2 16oz can diced tomatoes
1/3 cup Ricotta Cheese
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp bread crumbs
1/2 Tbsp garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup each fresh parsley, onion - both finely chopped
1/4 tsp oregano
3/4 tsp basil
Salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F.
Toast bread slices for 4-5 minutes or until lightly browned.
Combine remaining ingredients in bowl and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Spoon 1 tablespoon of the tomato mixture onto each toasted slice of bread.
Roll slices of Prosciutto and slice into 1/8" inch pieces.
Place on top of tomato mixture and serve.