All-Time Favorite Italian Recipes
Fresh Tomato Pizza with Oregano and Mozzarella
Craving a classic? Stick with our traditional margherita pizza topped with tomatoes, oregano, garlic, mozzarella, and olive oil. Ready for a modern update? Garnish with zippy baby arugula leaves and salty sliced prosciutto.
Now is the time to officially retire boxed noodles from your dinner routine. It takes just three ingredients to make our DIY pasta base. Once you master the method, mix things up with herbs, spinach, roasted red peppers, and more.
Classic Chicken Cacciatore
Yes, gluten-free Italian entrees are possible! This chicken-and-vegetable skillet is delicious proof. Just add a glass of red wine and dinner is done.
Roasted Tomato Garlic Sauce
Roast fresh tomatoes and garlic, then combine with red wine, basil, and oregano for a homemade marinara that tastes incredible on top of pizza crust, stirred into soups, or mixed with pasta.
Baked Eggplant Parmesan
Use a jar of that homemade sauce to top the panko-breaded eggplant slices that star in this sheet-pan supper. Serve the marinara- and cheese-topped eggplant Parmesan atop a mound of spaghetti for the ultimate in Italian comfort food.
Fettuccine alla Carbonara
Fettuccine noodles are tossed with a creamy Alfredo sauce, prosciutto, and bacon in this Italian recipe. This pasta carbonara is better than any restaurant!
Steaks with Roasted Garlic
Heat up the grill to roast the garlic and sear the steaks -- all while keeping your kitchen cool. This red-meat meal is ideal alongside a fresh caprese salad and warm loaf of focaccia bread.
Chicken with Marsala Risotto
This risotto is made with Marsala wine, cremini mushrooms, and fresh spinach. It forms the perfect base for chicken breast seasoned with rosemary, thyme, and garlic.
Affogato -- ice cream or gelato topped with espresso -- is a classic and cool way to end any Italian meal. Our variation gets a crispy update with crushed biscotti.
No need to go out. With this recipe you can make delicious fettuccine Alfredo at home. Serve it meatless or with chicken or shrimp -- we've got the recipe for every variation.
You don't have to go out for dinner to enjoy this Italian favorite -- make the breaded chicken, cheese, and tomato dish in less than an hour. Serve it over spaghetti for a delicious and easy pasta dinner.
The 60-second Red Onion Relish topping elevates this cheesy panini from "yum" to "what fancy restaurant did this come from?!"
Round up the family for a fun kitchen adventure with the most delectable destination: buttery Parmesan gnocchi! Bake up any leftovers (if they exist) in a casserole pan with some Alfredo sauce, kale, and extra Parm.
Italian Minestrone Soup
Serve this traditional minestrone soup of fresh vegetables and pasta as your main course. It's full of carrots, celery, and zucchini for a veggie-packed meal.
Chocolate-lovers, rejoice! In just one hour, you can whip up a batch of these creamy and crunchy chocolate cannolis. They're sure to satisfy any chocolate craving.
Add a fresh dish to any Italian dinner with this easy panzanella. Use Italian bread cubes, red onion, and fresh tomatoes to make this salad bright and refreshing.
Mushroom Risotto with Peas
Creamy risotto is one of our favorite Italian dishes, and this version with peas and fresh mushrooms trumps them all. Let your slow cooker do the work for you to create this classic Italian side.
Vanilla Panna Cotta
This Vanilla Panna Cotta, similar to a thick and rich pudding, is the perfect blank dessert canvas for fresh berries, cinnamon-sugar apples, or grilled peaches. Garnish with whatever is in season.
Grilled Polenta with Mushrooms
Grilled polenta is the perfect base for this yummy sauce of cremini mushrooms, roma tomatoes, and red wine. Serve it as an appetizer or a rich side dish.
Spaghetti with Best-Ever Bolognese Sauce
We love a good bolognese sauce, and this version is our best ever. Ground beef, chopped carrots, and crushed tomatoes give this sauce its signature flair.
Learn new ways to dress up this favorite Italian recipe with fresh toppings: tomato and olives; shrimp, basil pesto, and olives; and dried figs and pesto.
Make-Ahead Baked Ziti with Three Cheeses
No need to stress about dinner -- make this baked ziti casserole up to 48 hours ahead of time, then just pop it in the oven. Using Parmesan, Gorgonzola, and Fontina cheeses makes this casserole super gooey and cheesy.
Traditional spaghetti and meatballs gets a makeover in this crowd-pleasing recipe. Serve this spaghetti pie for family, or impress your dinner guests with this classic-recipe upgrade.
Italian Wedding Soup with Escarole
This traditional Italian soup recipe is always a hit -- and it's not hard to make at home. After just 15 minutes of prep, your slow cooker will do the rest for you.
Who doesn't love tiramisu? With three times the chocolate, our recipe makes this traditional Italian dessert better than ever.
Make this yummy basil pesto for pasta, or spread it on slices of crusty bread. You can even try it on pizza instead of classic tomato sauce.
Swordfish is cooked with penne, fresh mushrooms, capers, basil, and Creole seasoning in this Italian recipe favorite.
This classic Italian cookie is even better when dunked in a glass of tawny port or espresso. Switch up this recipe with hazelnuts, cashews, or pistachios instead of almonds.