Popular Italian Cuisine Recipes

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.

Black-Raspberry-Chip Gelato

Though the recipe calls for black raspberries, you can sub other berries, such as blackberries or red raspberries, in this rich Italian-style ice cream.

From Midwest Living

Black-Raspberry-Chip Gelato

Pistachio Biscotti

This slice-and-bake cookie recipe includes the delicate flavors of pistachio and white chocolate and a zesty twist of citrus.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pistachio Biscotti

Red, White, and Green Panini

Filled with an assortment of meats, cheeses, and greens, an electric sandwich press or indoor grill adds the finishing touch to the ciabatta or Italian bread.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Red, White, and Green Panini

Bittersweet Chocolate Biscotti

Need a chocolate fix? Serve this double-chocolate biscotti with a piping hot mug of mocha.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Bittersweet Chocolate Biscotti

White Chocolate, Cornmeal, and Almond Mini Biscotti

These mini biscotti cookies are delicious with morning coffee or evening cocoa. Glazed with white chocolate and sprinkled with jimmies, they're a sweet treat made for dipping.

From Better Homes and Gardens

White Chocolate, Cornmeal, and Almond Mini Biscotti

Veal Marsala

This classic veal recipe is appropriate for any company or special occasion meal. Marsala wine lends its rich smoky flavor to the mushrooms and onions creating an exquisite sauce for both the meat and noodles.

From Family Circle

Veal Marsala

Crostoli

These knot-shape Christmas cookies are holiday favorites. The dough is a snap to mix in a food processor, and forming the knots is a fun family activity.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Crostoli

Apricot-Pistachio Biscotti

Enjoy these Italian cookies for breakfast with coffee or for dessert with cappuccino.

From Parents

Apricot-Pistachio Biscotti

Chicken with Tomato-Caper Sauce

Remember this 30-minute recipe when ripe tomatoes are on the vine. Chopped Roma tomatoes cooked with garlic and wine make a fresh tasting sauce for chicken breast halves.

From Family Circle

Chicken with Tomato-Caper Sauce

Chicken Rollatini

From Family Circle

Chicken Rollatini

Gnocchi Gorgonzola

Gnocchi are potato dumplings and are most often served as a side dish in Italy. In this quick and easy recipe, purchased gnocchi are tossed with a blue cheese and ham sauce to make a tasty main dish.

From Family Circle

Gnocchi Gorgonzola

Cannoli

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cannoli

Skillet Turkey Parmesan

From Family Circle

Skillet Turkey Parmesan

Chocolate Tiramisu in a Jar

Substitute coffee for water while preparing boxed cake mix for a tiramisu twist.

From Family Circle

Chocolate Tiramisu in a Jar

Classic Pizza Margherita

From Johnsonville Italian Sausage

Classic Pizza Margherita

Sausage & Potatoes

Make this easy slow cooker recipe with either sweet or hot Italian turkey sausage. If you like, serve the saucy dish with pasta.

From Family Circle

Sausage & Potatoes

Pork Chops With Panzanella

From Fitness

Pork Chops With Panzanella

Sausage & Tortellini Stew

From Family Circle

Sausage & Tortellini Stew

Sautéed Swiss Chard and Pine Nut Bruschetta

From Midwest Living

Sautéed Swiss Chard and Pine Nut Bruschetta

Grilled Bread Salad With Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

From Fitness

Grilled Bread Salad With Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Rosemary Shrimp Skewers With Arugula White Bean Salad

From Fitness

Rosemary Shrimp Skewers With Arugula White Bean Salad

Grilled Halibut With Puttanesca Salsa and Parmesan Orzo

From Fitness

Grilled Halibut With Puttanesca Salsa and Parmesan Orzo

Basil-and-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Tired of plain chicken breasts? Stuff them with fresh basil and cheese, then grill them for a fast and flavorful dinner.

From Fitness

Basil-and-Garlic-Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Cheesy Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

From Fitness

Cheesy Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

Chicken Spinach and Pasta Salad

Pasta salad isn't always a creamy concoction. Here's proof you can try at your next picnic! A vibrant mix of spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, chicken and penne is topped with a light balsamic dressing.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Spinach and Pasta Salad

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