Italian Recipes

Everyone loves Italian night! Pasta and rich creamy sauces, pizza, and Italian desserts—there's something for everyone. Now there's no reason to go out for Italian when you can make the same recipes at home. When thinking of Italian food, pasta is usually the first thing that comes to mind. Our collection includes dozens of simple, so-easy pasta tosses that are perfect to feed the family on busy weeknights. When there's a bit more time for cooking, try any of our hearty casseroles, fresh takes on lasagna, or lusciously stuffed shells. Pizza is another Italian classic the whole family loves. We'll show you how to get everyone involved in making a pizza dinner and we'll share our favorite pizza recipes—there are even healthy pizza recipes for anyone with a mind to nutrition. To make cooking Italian even more convenient, we have recipes for soups, sandwiches, pastas, and meats that can all be prepared in the slow cooker so you can come home to a hot dinner that's ready to eat. We also have dozens of recipes for decadent Italian desserts for the perfect finish to your meal.

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Italian Chicken Meatballs

Gina's simple stove-top tomato sauce simmers while the meatballs bake so the entire meal can come together in under 40 minutes.

Chili-Garlic Crisp Noodles

Make your DIY chili crisp (or your purchased condiment) into a meal by using it in this chili crisp noodles recipe topped with an egg. Or make it even heartier by adding in another favorite protein such as tofu, pork, or beef.

Pesto Pasta with Charred Radicchio

No basil? No problem. You probably have everything you need for homemade pesto using Sheela's any-herb recipe for this pasta dinner.

Roasted Garlic-Goat Cheese Pizza

Rating: Unrated
This mozzarella and goat cheese pizza starts with a roasted garlic mash followed by basil vinaigrette. "It makes the garlic flavor sing," Gaby says.

Herbed Skillet Pastitsio

This sped-up version of the traditional Greek pastitsio uses purchased Alfredo sauce versus a homemade bechamel and a skillet instead of a casserole dish so dinner gets on the table fast.

Fire-Roasted Squash Bake

This meal-prep recipe makes two casseroles so you've got one for now and one to freeze for later.

More Italian Recipes

Slow Cooker Lentils Bolognese

To help you prep this delicious vegetarian bolognese meal, make the pasta or spaghetti squash and chill up to 4 days in advance.

Spicy Sausage and Collard Soup

Don't toss your Parmesan cheese rind! Put that rind to good use by steeping it in this hearty soup to add flavor.