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Italian Recipes

Pasta. Whether it’s spaghetti and meatballs or baked ziti, cacio e pepe or rabbit caccitore, our recipes for Italian food run the gamut. Mangia!

Best Summer Italian Recipes

  • Fresh Basil Pesto

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Classic, simple basil pesto recipe with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Romano or Parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper.

  • Elise Bauer

    Eggplant Parmesan

    A classic Italian baked Eggplant Parmesan casserole with breaded eggplant slices layered with Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce.

  • Elise Bauer

    Summer Minestrone Soup

    50 min

    Gluten-Free, Healthy

    Minestrone soup featuring fresh summer garden vegetables! With zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, celery, bell pepper, chicken stock, white beans, and pasta. It's summer in a soup!

  • Elise Bauer

    Panzanella Bread Salad

    Got ripe summer tomatoes? Got day-old bread? Make this classic Tuscan Panzanella Salad recipe! This is a great make-ahead recipe for a summer potluck or backyard party, or make it for dinner and serve with grilled chicken.

Recent Italian Recipes & Ideas

  • Claudia Cash

    9 Ways to Make Pesto Straight from the Garden

    If your garden is bursting with fresh herbs and vegetables, now is the time to make ALL THE PESTO! Don’t limit yourself to basil pesto. Try mint, parsley, arugula, kale and even carrot top pesto. It freezes beautifully so you can enjoy your garden bounty all year long.

  • Jessica Gavin

    Tuscan Chicken Pasta Skillet

    This quick and easy Tuscan Chicken Pasta Skillet is a one-pot noodle dish made with simple, yet flavorful ingredients. Marinated chicken breast is tossed with tender spaghetti, tomatoes, artichokes, olives, freshly grated Parmesan cheese, and herbs. It’s the perfect easy weekday meal!

  • Cambria Bold

    Aperol Spritz

    The effervescent Aperol Spritz is here for your summer enjoyment! Made with Aperol, Prosecco, and a splash of soda water, this sparkling cocktail can be enjoyed before dinner, or anytime!

  • Nick Evans

    Italian Sub Sandwich

    Looking for a sandwich to make for a quick weeknight dinner, take to your next backyard BBQ or simply divide, wrap, and eat for lunch throughout the week? Well, this Italian Super Sub Sandwich is the answer. It’s loaded with salami, turkey breast, pepperoni, and, of course, banana peppers.

  • Elise Bauer

    Panzanella Bread Salad

    Got ripe summer tomatoes? Got day-old bread? Make this classic Tuscan Panzanella Salad recipe! This is a great make-ahead recipe for a summer potluck or backyard party, or make it for dinner and serve with grilled chicken.

  • Elise Bauer

    Rosemary Focaccia

    Homemade focaccia is simply the BEST! It's easy to make, but be sure to give yourself the afternoon. You'll be rewarded with a rich, rosemary-scented bread that feeds a crowd. Serve as an appetizer or as a side with soup, roasts, or braises.

  • Hank Shaw

    Pasta Puttanesca

    Pasta Puttanesca is a classic Italian pasta dish that's ready in under 40 minutes! Make it with canned tomato paste and crushed tomatoes, canned anchovies, jarred olives and capers. So simple and so good.

  • Elise Bauer

    Italian Meatballs

    These classic Italian-American style meatballs are huge and pillowy soft! They're mixed with ground beef and pork, loaded with herbs and cheese, and served with a traditional tomato sauce. Make them baseball-sized for a dinner entree, or roll them smaller for an appetizer.

  • Sally Vargas

    Loaf Pan Lasagna

    This small-batch weeknight lasagna comfortably serves two and is ready in half the time as a larger batch. Loaf Pan Lasagna is layered with chunky pieces of sausage and rustic-but-quick tomato sauce.

  • Nick Evans

    Rotisserie Chicken Alfredo

    Homemade alfredo on a weeknight? Yes! You can have this super kid-friendly Chicken Alfredo on the table in 25 minutes. Rotisserie chicken makes it a snap, or you could use leftover chicken.

  • Elise Bauer

    Garlic Bread

    Here's how to make the BEST garlic bread! Two classic garlic bread methods: toasted and crisped under the broiler, the other soft from being wrapped in aluminum foil and heated in the oven.

  • Sally Vargas

    Panettone

    Make the holidays extra special with a homemade loaf of panettone. This enriched Italian Christmas bread—dotted with rum-soak dried fruit, citrus, and almonds—is easy to make at home with the time-saving tip of letting it rise overnight in the refrigerator.

  • 5 Tips for Raising an Adventurous Eater

    How do you raise an adventurous eater? One who loves veggies and trying new foods? We've got 5 great tips from Vicki and Misha Collins and their new cookbook The Adventurous Eaters Club, plus a VIDEO of making beet gnocchi together!

  • Sheryl Julian

    Italian Wedding Soup

    This comforting and classic Italian soup is made with pork and beef meatballs, greens, and tiny pasta. It's ready in about an hour from start to finish, great for a weeknight meal!

  • Elise Bauer

    Classic Bolognese Sauce

    This classic Italian sauce simmers for hours to develop maximum flavor. Made with a blend of ground beef, pork, and Italian sausage, it's great with fresh tagliatelle or fettuccine, pappardelle, or other pasta.

  • Elise Bauer

    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Spaghetti and meatballs is such a comfort food classic! The meatballs are made from ground beef and Italian sausage, served with a sauce with mushrooms, onions, basil, and Parmesan. Dig in!

  • Sally Vargas

    Quick and Easy Bolognese Sauce

    Rich, meaty Bolognese Sauce is easy to make and can be on the table in 35 minutes. Use it to top pasta noodles, or layer in lasagna. It’s freezer-friendly too. Make a double or triple batch to enjoy all winter long!

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken Parmesan is a classic for a reason! Chicken cutlets, breaded and fried, smothered with tomato sauce, and covered with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses are so good. Serve with pasta or on a roll.

  • Elise Bauer

    Vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

    Vegetarian Lasagna to feed a crowd! This one is filled with meaty shiitake and cremini mushrooms, spinach, and ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. Your vegetarian and meat-eating guests will fight for seconds.

  • Jessica Gavin

    Cacio e Pepe

    Cacio e pepe is the most divine pasta dish made with simple, high quality ingredients. Tender noodles tossed in a two-cheese blend and a hint of cream ensure luscious forkfuls. Freshly cracked black pepper adds tiny spicy bursts of flavor with each bite.

  • Elise Bauer

    Fettuccine Alfredo

    Fettuccine Alfredo two ways: with cream and nutmeg, or with butter and Parmesan! Try it both ways and decide which one you like the best!

  • Nick Evans

    Chicken Panzanella Salad

    Who knew stale bread could be so good? This Chicken Panzanella Salad with bread, tomatoes, and shredded chicken is the perfect dinner for a hot summer night. Easy, delicious, and good enough to eat on its own!

  • Elise Bauer

    Fresh Basil Pesto

    15 min

    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

    Classic, simple basil pesto recipe with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Romano or Parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper.

  • Elise Bauer

    Lasagna

    This classic lasagna is made with an easy meat sauce as the base. Layer the sauce with noodles and cheese, then bake until bubbly! This is great for feeding a big family, and freezes well, too.

  • Elise Bauer

    Baked Ziti

    Baked Ziti - classic Italian American comfort food of pasta baked with sausage, tomato sauce and all kinds of gooey, yummy cheeses. So EASY and so good!

  • Elise Bauer

    Homemade Pizza

    Classic homemade pizza recipe, including pizza dough and toppings, step-by-step instructions with photos. Make perfect pizza at home!

  • Jessica Gavin

    Tuscan Chicken Pasta Skillet

    This quick and easy Tuscan Chicken Pasta Skillet is a one-pot noodle dish made with simple, yet flavorful ingredients. It’s the perfect easy weekday meal!

  • Sally Vargas

    Loaf Pan Lasagna

    This small-batch weeknight lasagna comfortably serves two and is ready in half the time as a larger batch. Loaf Pan Lasagna is layered with chunky pieces of sausage and rustic-but-quick tomato sauce.

  • Elise Bauer

    Eggplant Parmesan

    A classic Italian baked Eggplant Parmesan casserole with breaded eggplant slices layered with Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce.

  • Elise Bauer

    Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara

    Spaghetti Pasta Carbonara—indulgent and delicious, yet so easy! Pasta carbonara takes only 30 min start to finish! Learn how to make carbonara sauce with bacon or pancetta and loads of parmesan.

  • Elise Bauer

    Garlic Bread

    Here's how to make the BEST garlic bread! Two classic garlic bread methods: toasted and crisped under the broiler, the other soft from being wrapped in aluminum foil and heated in the oven.

  • Elise Bauer

    Chicken Piccata

    Easy Chicken Piccata! Takes 20 minutes to make. Chicken breast cutlets, dredged in flour, browned, served with sauce of butter, lemon juice, capers, and stock or wine.

  • Elise Bauer

    Vegetarian Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

    Vegetarian Lasagna to feed a crowd! This one is filled with meaty shiitake and cremini mushrooms, spinach, and ricotta and Mozzarella cheeses. Your vegetarian and meat-eating guests will fight for seconds.

  • Hank Shaw

    Garlic Knots

    A classic Italian pizzeria snack, garlic knots are strips of pizza dough tied in a knot, baked and then topped with melted butter, garlic and parsley.

  • Irvin Lin

    Chocolate Florentine Cookies

    Chocolate Florentine Cookies! Lacy, nutty, toffee-like cookies sandwiched with a layer of chocolate in the middle. We include lots of great tips to help make them a success!

  • Elise Bauer

    Cioppino

    1 hr, 15 min

    Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Paleo

    Best seafood stew EVER! San Francisco-style Cioppino with halibut, sea bass, Dungeness crab, shrimp, and mussels.

  • Elise Bauer

    Italian Meatballs

    These classic Italian-American style meatballs are huge and pillowy soft! They're mixed with ground beef and pork, loaded with herbs and cheese, and served with a traditional tomato sauce. Make them baseball-sized for a dinner entree, or roll them smaller for an appetizer.

  • Elise Bauer

    Easy Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken Parmesan is a classic for a reason! Chicken cutlets, breaded and fried, smothered with tomato sauce, and covered with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses are so good. Serve with pasta or on a roll.


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