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.

Mushroom Sausage and Whole Grain Soup

Not much is more comforting on a cold or rainy day than a big bowl of slow cooked sausage and vegetable soup.

From Family Circle

Mushroom Sausage and Whole Grain Soup

Mile-High Meatless Lasagna Pie

This layered beauty is stacked with fresh vegetables, baby greens, aromatic herbs, three kinds of Italian cheeses, and a rich, hearty tomato-basil sauce. It's ideal for a special-occasion dinner.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mile-High Meatless Lasagna Pie

Minestrone With Turkey Meatballs and Escarole

From Fitness

Minestrone With Turkey Meatballs and Escarole

Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce

Cumin and nutmeg spice these ground beef and pork appetizer meatballs.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce

Meatball Sandwich

Meatballs, sweet peppers, and sauce are put in a whole grain bun then topped with cheese for this quick dinner sandwich.

From Fitness

Meatball Sandwich

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Don't be fooled by the low calories and 30-minute preparation time. This clam, pepper, and pasta recipe is loaded with flavor.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Lemony Caesar Salad

For food safety, cook the egg called for in this salad--a recipe change from traditional Caesar salads, which call for raw egg.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemony Caesar Salad

Layers of Lasagna

Layers of ground beef, tomatoes, pasta, and creamy ricotta cheese make up this popular casserole that's as good to serve at home as it is to tote to a potluck. This one is low in fat!

From Diabetic Living

Layers of 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

Lasagna with Zucchini and Walnuts

No-boil noodles streamline this meatless lasagna.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lasagna with Zucchini and Walnuts

Lasagna

Whether you use sausage or beef, this meaty lasagna is sure to satisfy. Use cottage cheese instead of ricotta to make it a little more healthy.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lasagna

Italian Pasta Salad

A simple red wine vinegar dressing makes this pasta salad side dish lower in fat and calories than most deli pasta salads.

From Diabetic Living

Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian wedding soup gets its name from the marriage of meat and greens. Use lean ground beef, pork, or lamb.

From Diabetic Living

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Pot Roast

From Diabetic Living

Italian Pot Roast

Italian Soup Mix

From Diabetic Living

Italian Soup Mix

Italian Penne

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Penne

Italian Rice with Saffron and Carrots

This rich, creamy side dish, featuring Arborio rice, goes well with chicken or fish. You can find Arborio rice in an Italian market or in the specialty foods section of some grocery stores.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Rice with Saffron and Carrots

Italian Tomato and Rice Soup

Keep the ingredients on hand for this colorful off-the-shelf soup. Throw in some cooked chicken or turkey and elevate it to main dish status.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Tomato and Rice Soup

Italian Fish Portions

Little time to cook? Bake ready-coated fish fillets, top with mushroom sauce, and serve in just 30 minutes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Fish Portions

Italian Cheesecake

Beaten egg whites help lighten the ricotta cheese filling for this luscious cherry- and citron-laced cheesecake dessert.

From Diabetic Living

Italian Cheesecake

Italian Fish Stew

This fish and shrimp stew is often served over crostini or toast. With less than 200 calories per serving, it makes a great diet lunch or light dinner.

From Diabetic Living

Italian Fish Stew

Italian Braised Chicken with Fennel and Cannellini

From Diabetic Living

Italian Braised Chicken with Fennel and Cannellini

Italian Baked Eggs

From Family Circle

Italian Baked Eggs

Homemade Pesto

Keep this pesto on hand in the freezer so it's always ready when you need it.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Homemade Pesto

Herb-Scented Tuscan Pork Loin

From Better Homes and Gardens

Herb-Scented Tuscan Pork Loin

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