Italian Cuisine

Hearty, flavorful Italian cuisine is one of Europe's oldest, with roots back to 4th century BC. Exploration of the New World brought foods to Italy that are now recipe hallmarks, including pasta, tomatoes, and potatoes.

See Popular Italian Cuisine Recipes

Potato Gnocchi with Butter and Cheese

Food & Wine

American chefs are busy riffing on this Italian classic. Here, F&W's Grace Parisi shares a traditional recipe with three tasty variations: Carrot-Potato Gnocchi, Roasted Garlic-Potato Gnocchi and Rye-Potato Gnocchi.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Italian Fried Steak With Roasted Pepper Pesto

You don??t have to go out for quality Italian cuisine. Recreate this classic dish with a smoky roasted red pepper pesto for a meal you??re sure to make again and again.

Creamy Pasta with Tomato Confit and Fresh Goat Cheese

Food & Wine

Terrance Brennan cooks this pasta risotto-style by stirring in rich chicken stock a ladleful at a time. As the pasta releases its starch, the dish becomes delicately milky. Instead of finishing the dish with a knob of butter, he folds in fresh goat cheese, which turns creamy in the gentle heat. Brennan uses a small, tube-shaped pasta called ditalini, but any small cut works.

Total: 1 hr

Stuffed Caprese

Midwest Living

Polenta with Chives

Food & Wine
Total: 10 mins
Total: 2 hrs 40 mins

Polenta Sausage Bake

Prego Italian Sauce

Don't overlook the wonderful change of pace that polenta makes from pasta or rice. This dish is sure to become a frequently requested one.

Total: 45 mins

Spaghetti Beef Stew

Parents

Slow cooker beef roast with vegetables and sauce is an excellent topping for pasta.

The Windy City Italian

Midwest Living

Italian Dutch Oven Chowder

Better Homes and Gardens

Although this soup is hearty and delicious with only vegetables, include oysters to follow the traditional Italian-style recipe.

Total: 55 mins

Creamy Polenta

Family Circle

Try this creamy polenta recipe as an alternative to mashed potatoes when you plan your holiday menu. This five ingredient dish takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Smoky White Pizza

Family Circle

You only need five ingredients to prepare this easy pizza recipe that gets its smoky flavor from deli turkey. Basil makes a sweet and fragrant garnish for this main dish that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Italian Panko "Fried" Chicken

Family Circle

Most people mistake this quick-and-easy baked recipe for fried chicken because of its light brown coating. Serve with a prepared marinara sauce for dipping.

Baked Penne with Sausage and Creamy Ricotta

Food & Wine

This hearty pasta dish is studded with chunks of Italian sausage and mixed with a quick garlic-infused tomato sauce. It's then topped with dollops of fresh ricotta and a sprinkling of both mozzarella and Parmigiano-Reggiano, which form a cheesy layer as the pasta bakes.

Total: 2 hrs 15 mins

Italian Pignoli Nut Cookies

Betty Crocker

Prize-Winning Recipe 2008! Bring a delicious and sweet part of Italy into your home with a classic almond cookie rolled in pine nuts.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins
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