Neapolitan Dishes

7 Neapolitan Dishes You Have To Try

Neapolitan dishes are yet more proof that Italy has some of the best food in the world. With so much variety among the regions, this is a country that is a paradise for foodies who visit. Neapolitan cuisine – from the southern area of Naples in Campania – is famous for its bold flavours, with lots of sun ripe tomatoes, anchovies, and seafood.

You might not be able to travel there right now, but we wanted to highlight some of the best recipes from the region. These recipes come from the very best food bloggers in the world, so make sure to bookmark their sites.

Naples might be best known for their world-famous pizza, but there are a wide range of other delicious Neapolitan dishes. Time to get yourself into the kitchen and to start cooking up a storm.

The Best Neapolitan Dishes

1. Sfogliatelle 

These Italian pastries are often known as ‘lobster tails’ in reference to their shape, and require a little effort to roll and wrap the pastry into the beautifully thin and crisp layers. The end result is worth the effort: they’re stunning.

Recipe by Nonna Box.

Authentic Italian Sfogliatelle recipe

2. Slow Cooked Neapolitan Ragú

A traditional Neapolitan Sunday lunch dish that is slow cooked for a minimum of 8 hours before serving. It contains various meats such as beef and pork that release their flavor into the sauce making a delicious Italian dish.

Recipe created by Mamma Mia Kitchen.

Neapolitan Dishes

3. Scarpariello Pasta

A big, wholesome pasta dish that is perfect to cook in the summer especially if you have super ripe tomatoes. It packs in all the wonderful Naples flavours.

Recipe created by Lucia.

Neapolitan Dishes

4. Gnocchi alla Sorrentina

Gnocchi alla Sorrentina is a delicious Campania recipe that’s popular across Naples: gnocchi, tomatoes, mozzarella, parmesan, and basil are all you need to make it.

Recipe created by Silvana.

5. Neapolitan Pizza

You can’t possibly think about this part of the world and forget their world class pizza. This is the perfect recipe to perfect your home cooking technique. Ingredients have nowhere to hide in this dish, so make sure you use the best quality produce you can get your hands on!

Recipe created by Arwa.

6. Neapolitan Meatloaf

A traditional meatloaf recipe from Italy, Neapolitan Meatloaf gives you a mix of ground beef, salami, cheese and that egg in the center. Don’t think it’s too much work. It’s so simple it works even for weeknight dinners.

Recipe created by Neriz.

7. Sartu di Riso

Sartu di riso is a show stopping, traditional Neapolitan dish. Rice is moulded to make an incredible crust filled with meatballs, gravy, peas and mozzarella. The rice itself is flavored with a rich ragù della domenica or ‘Sunday Sauce’.

Recipe created by Jeanie and Lulu.

Love proper pizzas? Check out The 50 Best Pizzas In Europe 2020.

Big 7 Travel Team