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.

Tomato-Tortellini Soup

Just four pantry and refrigerator staples are required to make this quick and comforting Italian soup.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tomato-Tortellini Soup

Short Rib Lasagna

As if lasagna wasn't decadent enough, this grown-up recipe trades beef short ribs for more traditional ground beef.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Short Rib Lasagna

Vegetarian Lasagna

Think casseroles only come in shades of beige? Think again! This vegetarian lasagna is loaded with colorful vegetables like tomatoes and Swiss chard.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Vegetarian Lasagna

Lasagna Bolognese

A luscious pan of lasagna is tough to beat when you're craving comfort food. This classic casserole tastes just like an Italian grandma's recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lasagna Bolognese

Scallops Fra Diavolo

Fra diavolo, Italian for "brother devil," is a spicy pasta sauce that pairs perfectly with seafood and pasta.

From Family Circle

Scallops Fra Diavolo

Minted Squash Rotini with Chickpeas

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Minted Squash Rotini with Chickpeas

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

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Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Sausage & Peppers

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Sausage & Peppers

Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet

Yes, a gluten-free Italian dinner is possible! This basil-loaded chicken recipe won't have anyone dreaming about pasta or pizza.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Basil-Tomato Chicken Skillet

Italian Chicken with Tomato Sauce

Rather than grabbing a jar of store-bought marinara, try this fresh tomato, mushroom and spinach blend instead.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Chicken with Tomato Sauce

Garden Orecchiette

Think of this vegetarian recipe as a caprese salad plus pasta!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Garden Orecchiette

Penne with Tomato-Eggplant Sauce

The secret ingredient that makes this slow cooked pasta sauce taste just like an Italian grandma's recipe? A splash of red wine.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Penne with Tomato-Eggplant Sauce

Sausage-Fennel Minestrone

Minestrone transforms into a main dish when you include hearty Italian sausage and plenty of pasta. Just pair with a green salad and whole-wheat roll for a complete dinner.

From Ladies' Home Journal

Sausage-Fennel Minestrone

Italian Vegetable and Pasta Soup

If you don't have macaroni handy, any small pasta shape would work well in this slow cooker soup.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Vegetable and Pasta Soup

Italian Baked Eggs

From Family Circle

Italian Baked Eggs

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

From Better Homes and Gardens

Easy Chicken Tetrazzini

Lite Fettuccine Alfredo

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Lite Fettuccine Alfredo

Baked Sausage & Peppers

Choose sweet or hot turkey sausage to roast with the sweet peppers, onion, fennel, and tomato. Serve the delicious medley over spaghetti.

From Family Circle

Baked Sausage & Peppers

Hearty Lasagna

This five-ingredient lasagna has all the flavor of lasagna recipes with long ingredient lists. The seasonings are provided in the sausage blend and the flavored pasta sauce.

From Family Circle

Hearty Lasagna

Chicken Scaloppine Marsala

This classic chicken recipe receives it's flavor boost from marsala, a sweet Italian wine. Complete the dinner by serving mashed Yukon gold potatoes.

From Family Circle

Chicken Scaloppine Marsala

Spring Vegetable Risotto

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Spring Vegetable Risotto

Blood Orange Panna Cotta

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Blood Orange Panna Cotta

Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

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Grilled Veggie Sandwiches

Raspberry Tiramisu

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Raspberry Tiramisu

Alfredo Pizza

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Alfredo Pizza

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