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.

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Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna

Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Pockets

From Better Homes and Gardens

Sausage and Mushroom Pizza Pockets

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

From Better Homes and Gardens

Balsamic vinegar, with its hallmark dark color, syrupy body, and slight sweetness, brings a wonderful out-of-the-ordinary touch to any recipe.

Balsamic Chicken and Vegetables

Classic Ricotta Cheesecake

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ricotta cheese, plump golden raisins, and tart candied citrus peel are hallmarks of this popular Italian dessert.

Classic Ricotta Cheesecake

Cheesy Butternut Squash Cavatappi Bake

From Better Homes and Gardens

Cheesy Butternut Squash Cavatappi Bake

Florentine Lasagna

From Better Homes and Gardens

This Italian specialty recipe features a delicious blend of Italian sausage, spinach, mozzarella, and ricotta cheeses.

Florentine Lasagna

Florentine Lasagna

From Midwest Living

Florentine Lasagna

Pasta with Baby Salisbury Steaks

From Better Homes and Gardens

Ground beef patties are broiled then served over pasta and sauce for a complete meal is just 35 minutes.

Pasta with Baby Salisbury Steaks

Arugula Pesto

From Midwest Living

Peppery arugula pinch-hits for basil in this memorable pesto from chef Kevin Shinn of Bread and Cup in Lincoln, Nebraska. Try it as a spread on baguette slices or as a pasta sauce. (One cup coats 12 ounces cooked pasta.)

Arugula Pesto

Italian Pasta Salad

From Diabetic Living

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

Italian Pasta Salad

Lemon-Basil Pasta

From Better Homes and Gardens

Protein-packed cannellini beans, lemon zest, and heady fresh basil fill this made-in-minutes pasta dish with fresh summer flavors. To store extra basil, snip a quarter-inch from its stems, stand it in a glass filled with about an inch of water, cover loosely with a plastic bag, and refrigerate.

Lemon-Basil Pasta

Lemon-Basil Pasta

From Midwest Living

Lemon-Basil Pasta

Fresh Corn Risotto with Wild Rice and Pancetta

From Midwest Living

Fresh Corn Risotto with Wild Rice and Pancetta

Fettuccine Alfredo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Veggies

From Better Homes and Gardens

Fettuccine Alfredo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Veggies

Grilled Bread Salad With Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

From Fitness

Grilled Bread Salad With Tomatoes and Goat Cheese

Cheesy Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

From Fitness

Cheesy Italian-Style Stuffed Peppers

Spinach-Pesto Meatball Soup

From Fitness

This 20-minute dinner is made with frozen meatballs and canned beans and tomatoes. Serve it on busy weeknights for a healthy, high fiber meal.

Spinach-Pesto Meatball Soup

Triple Chocolate Gelato

From Better Homes and Gardens

Triple Chocolate Gelato

Baked Penne Florentine

From Heart-Healthy Living

This vegetarian casserole is high in protein thanks to the raw cashews and beans. Whole wheat pasta adds fiber to the recipe.

Baked Penne Florentine

Criss-Cross Pizza Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

The fancy lattice work on the top of this spicy, pizza-like casserole is so simple to do. Just mix up a box of pizza crust mix, roll it out, and cut it into strips before laying it over the top. For even more flavor, consider adding 2 teaspoons of Italian herb blend to the pizza mix.

Criss-Cross Pizza Casserole

Cheesy Red Pepper Pizza

From Diabetic Living

Cheesy Red Pepper Pizza

Tomato-Artichoke Focaccia

From Diabetic Living

Tomato-Artichoke Focaccia

Tilapia Puttanesca

From Diabetic Living

Tilapia Puttanesca

Slow Cooking Chicken Cacciatore

From Better Homes and Gardens

Slow Cooking Chicken Cacciatore

Slow Cooking Chicken Cacciatore

From Midwest Living

Slow Cooking Chicken Cacciatore

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