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.

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Yes, you can bake with olive oil! This fresh and fruity cake will win you over instantly with its lemon-infused batter and fresh fruit topping.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Lemon Olive Oil Cake

Bruschetta Planks

A sauteed vegetable medley is made for scooping up with a crunchy whole grain cracker. Serve this bruschetta as an appetizer before your next pizza or pasta dinner.

From Diabetic Living

Bruschetta Planks

Pizza Lettuce Cups

Looking for a way to slice down on the calorie count of your favorite pizza? Go crustless and serve all the tempting toppings, like cheese and pepperoni, inside a lettuce leaf.

From Diabetic Living

Pizza Lettuce Cups

Pesto Pasta Toss

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pesto Pasta Toss

Pesto Pasta Toss

You'd never know, but leftover chicken is a main player in this Dutch oven pasta dish! Add broccoli, tomatoes and pesto for an easy, filling dinner.

From Midwest Living

Pesto Pasta Toss

Asparagus-Ricotta Bruschetta

Top toasted baguette slices with light and fluffy ricotta cheese and roasted asparagus for a crowd-pleasing vegetarian appetizer.

From Diabetic Living

Asparagus-Ricotta Bruschetta

Tote-and-Slice Loaf Sandwich

Also called a hoagie or sub, these popular sandwiches can be sliced for entertaining and easily toted to a tailgate or picnic in the park.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tote-and-Slice Loaf Sandwich

Asparagus-Leek Risotto

A hint of lemon adds a citrusy touch to this roasted asparagus and leek side-dish recipe.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Asparagus-Leek Risotto

Asparagus-Leek Risotto

To save time, while the asparagus is roasting, cook the leeks, brown the rice, and heat the broth to simmering.

From Midwest Living

Asparagus-Leek Risotto

Barley Vegetable Soup

This soup recipe is a vegetarian lovers delight. It's full of vegetables, mushrooms, barley, and red beans--all slow cooked to perfection for those busy week nights.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Barley Vegetable Soup

Rosemary Chicken with Vegetables

Boneless chicken breasts are among the quickest-cooking cuts around. A few fresh touches, including a garlic-laced rosemary sauce, take this recipe well beyond the ordinary.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Rosemary Chicken with Vegetables

Beef Steaks with Pepper-Onion Relish

Sweet peppers, onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic make up the flavorful Italian-inspired relish that enhances these delicious tenderloin steaks.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Beef Steaks with Pepper-Onion Relish

Tortellini en Brodo

From Family Circle

Tortellini en Brodo

Sausage and Veggie Lasagna

Lasagna is always a family favorite. Plus, it has endless possibilities for customization. Set your usual lasagna recipe aside for the night and give this sausage and veggie dish a try.

From Family Circle

Sausage and Veggie Lasagna

Meatball Sliders

From Family Circle

Meatball Sliders

Eggplant Parmesan

From Family Circle

Eggplant Parmesan

Italian Baked Eggs

From Family Circle

Italian Baked Eggs

Gnocchi with Butter, Sage and Walnuts

From Family Circle

Gnocchi with Butter, Sage and Walnuts

Pesto Biscuits

Pesto turns these biscuits into savory, herb-filled treats.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Pesto Biscuits

Fusilli with Garlic Pesto

The pasta water is infused with garlic and basil to impart lots of flavor to this pasta.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Fusilli with Garlic Pesto

Tuscan Bean Soup

For a hearty Italian-seasoned bean soup ready in under 30 minutes, use packaged vegetables and canned beans and broth.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tuscan Bean Soup

Antipasto Kabobs

As your guests nibble these special-occasion skewers, they'll savor many of the flavors of traditional Italian antipasto, including salami, tortellini, and artichoke hearts. These appetizers can be ready in 30 minutes, then chilled until serving time.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Antipasto Kabobs

Chicken with Parmesan Noodles

Combine carrots, chicken, and pasta for a light weeknight dinner that's ready in less than 30 minutes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken with Parmesan Noodles

Italian Donuts

Ricotta cheese adds an Italian twist to these fried dough dessert bites.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Italian Donuts

Quick Skillet Lasagna

Talk about quick! Just cook the pasta, then prepare this family friendly lasagna in a skillet.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Quick Skillet Lasagna

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