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.

Cauliflower-Crusted Pizza

Cut calories and carbs by replacing traditional pizza crust with a blend of cauliflower and cheese.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cauliflower-Crusted Pizza

Beef and Carrot Ragu

Choose the red wine option in this slow cooker recipe for even more rich, deep flavor.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Beef and Carrot Ragu

Homestyle Beef and Vegetables

For larger appetites, spoon this homey beef and vegetable stew over egg noodles or mashed potatoes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Homestyle Beef and Vegetables

Italian Breakfast Strata

From Family Circle

Italian Breakfast Strata

Chocolate-Cranberry Biscotti

To make these Italian cookies more of a dessert, drizzle them with icing.

From Midwest Living

Chocolate-Cranberry Biscotti

Portobellos Stuffed With Farro Caprese

Whole grain farro and plenty of vegetables ensure that this vegetarian recipe will keep you feeling satisfied for hours.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Portobellos Stuffed With Farro Caprese

Proscuitto & Broccolini Shrimp

If you can't find proscuitto, bacon or pancetta would also add a nice salty, meaty element to these shrimp packets.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Proscuitto & Broccolini Shrimp

Ricotta Meatballs

These ricotta-laced beef meatballs taste like they came right out of an Italian grandmother's kitchen!

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ricotta Meatballs

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs with Mango Salsa

Make a double batch of this mango salsa to serve with tortilla chips.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet and Spicy Meatballs with Mango Salsa

Italian-Herb Turkey Meatballs

Half Italian, half down-home barbecue fare, these turkey meatballs are 100% delicious. Try them as an appetizer or in a sub sandwich.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian-Herb Turkey Meatballs

Arugula and Pear Salad

Peppery arugula teams up with creamy Gorgonzola and sweet pears for a beautiful start to a stylish dinner party. Hint: Be sure to cook the pancetta or bacon till crispy.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Arugula and Pear Salad

Classic Pizza Margherita

It's easier than you might think to toss together a homemade pizza crust! Try it with this classic margherita recipe.

From Family Circle

Classic Pizza Margherita

Sausage and Spinach Skillet Pizza

Pizza toppings, including sausage, spinach and mozzarella, get highlighted on a perfectly-crisp pizza crust.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sausage and Spinach Skillet Pizza

Baked Ziti Soup

Your slow cooker does all the work for you in this Italian vegetable soup. Pair it with a panini or a green salad and a slice of garlic bread.

From Parents

Baked Ziti Soup

Turkey Tetrazzini Meatballs

Rather than baking up a tetrazzini casserole, try incorporating the same flavors into slow cooked turkey meatballs.

From Parents

Turkey Tetrazzini Meatballs

Snack on a Stick

How cute are these appetizer caprese salads? You can even eat the skewer!

From Parents

Snack on a Stick

Florentine Lasagna

Frozen spinach adds nutrition to this Italian-American comfort-food staple. To cut down on calories and fat, use turkey sausage.

From Midwest Living

Florentine Lasagna

Zucchini-and-Mozzarella Flatbread

Grill pizza for a perfectly crispy crust and ooey gooey cheese on top. This vegetarian pie is so satisfying, you won't miss the meat.

From Fitness

Zucchini-and-Mozzarella Flatbread

Hidden-Veggie Spaghetti with Ricotta

Grated cauliflower uncannily mimics the texture of ground beef in chilies and sauces like our stove-top marinara.

From Midwest Living

Hidden-Veggie Spaghetti with Ricotta

Caprese Sliders

Grilled tomato slices, mozzarella and basil amp up the Italian flavor in these light vegetarian sliders.

From Family Circle

Caprese Sliders

Cheesy Chive Pasta With Mushrooms

Mushrooms act as the meat in this simple vegetarian pasta dish. Meat lovers, feel free to add grilled steak, shrimp or chicken!

From Fitness

Cheesy Chive Pasta With Mushrooms

Pizza Pasta Skillet Casserole

A blanket of gooey cheese and crispy pepperoni slices make this pasta casserole a guaranteed crowdpleaser.

From Midwest Living

Pizza Pasta Skillet Casserole

Cheese-Stuffed-Crust Pizza

Start with a refrigerated pizza crust and you'll be able to bake up a stuffed-crust pie quicker than delivery can arrive!

From Family Circle

Cheese-Stuffed-Crust Pizza

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

Sautéed Swiss Chard and Pine Nut Bruschetta

From Midwest Living

Sautéed Swiss Chard and Pine Nut Bruschetta

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