Classic rib roast get an Italian twist for the holidays

It's amazing what some classic Italian seasonings can do.
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Chef Mario Carbone is joining the TODAY Food team to give traditional holiday recipes a distinctively Italian twist. He shows us how to make rib roast pizzaiola with oregano and creamed escarole with three melty cheeses.

Rib Roast Pizzaiola

Rib Roast Pizzaiola

Mario Carbone

In my house, even the traditional holiday meals get an Italian twist. Here, the classic rib roast gets coated with Italian seasonings like tomato, oregano, onion and garlic.

Creamed Escarole

Creamed Escarole

Mario Carbone

I love this recipe because it takes the basics of creamed spinach and upgrades it in pretty much every way. Escarole takes the place of the traditional leafy greens and gets a creamy, cheesy boost from fontina and provolone. It also incorporates sweet caramelized onions for extra flavor.

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