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.
Ricotta cheese, plump golden raisins, and tart candied citrus peel are hallmarks of this popular Italian dessert.
Instead of using fresh mozzarella for this appetizer, try another fresh soft cheese, such as queso fresco or feta.
Not a meek or mild green, arugula is somewhat bitter with a peppery mustard flavor. If you prefer, substitute with spinach.
Cannoli are the quintessential Sicilian treat. With sweetened cheese, bittersweet chocolate, zippy orange peel, and rich pistachio nuts, this version brings together many beloved flavors in every bite.
Basil pesto adds zip to this pasta main-dish recipe topped with scallops. It takes just over 30 minutes to prepare.
Sausage adds spice to this chicken and vegetable dinner recipe that's bursting with Italian flavors.
Garden fresh tomatoes enhance the flavor of this delicious sauce served over penne pasta. Try this recipe on a weeknight when you need a simple main dish in less than 30 minutes.
The squash, tomato, and Parmesan cheese layers of this meatless main-dish recipe are seasoned with plenty of Italian flavors.
This delicious main dish calls for cooked turkey breast strips, but you can easily use leftover turkey from the holidays for this quick and easy recipe.
The convenience of the slow cooker makes this Italian chicken and vegetable recipe the perfect weeknight meal.
The flavors of pesto mix and mingle into a salad. For a meal, serve with chicken or fish drizzled with the Lemon Vinaigrette.
The distinctive flavor of basil adds character to the low-fat cream sauce that tops the pasta in this recipe. And a little prosciutto adds just a touch of saltiness.
A twist on the popular hot dog version, spicy Italian sausage links are deep fried in a cornmeal and Romano cheese batter. Serve with warm marinara sauce for dipping.