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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Chicken Parmesan and Herbed Oven Fries

From Family Circle

A trio of fresh herbs--oregano, thyme, and basil--and grape tomatoes update this chicken Parmesan recipe. Fresh oregano and thyme also flavor the baked potato wedges.

Chicken Parmesan and Herbed Oven Fries

Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

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

Meatballs in Tomato-Wine Sauce

Italian Veggie Dunkers

From Better Homes and Gardens

Better make lots of these crispy-coated vegetables. Kids love dipping them in pizza sauce for a snack.

Italian Veggie Dunkers

Veggie Panini

From Pepperidge Farm

Served warm and oozing with melted cheese, this restaurant-style panini features Mediterranean vegetables like zucchini, peppers and plum tomatoes on whole grain bread. It's easy to make, comforting and delicious.

Veggie Panini

Mile-High Meatless Lasagna Pie

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Mile-High Meatless Lasagna Pie

Mediterranean Alfredo Pizza

From Better Homes and Gardens

This gourmet pizza, topped with creamy Alfredo sauce, fresh spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, counters the rule that pizza must be flavored with tomato-based sauce.

Mediterranean Alfredo Pizza

Alfredo Chicken and Broccoli

From Tyson® Grilled & Ready® Chicken

Alfredo Chicken and Broccoli

Roasted Italian Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Roasted chicken tastes better if something flavorful, such as an herb, is placed under its skin. The rub used in this recipe contributes a ton of flavor while working like a marinade.

Roasted Italian Chicken

Lasagna

From Better Homes and Gardens

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.

Lasagna

Ravioli with Red Clam Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

Go Italian! And be fast! This 30-minute recipe calls for pantry ingredients that can be kept handy for dinner in a hurry.

Ravioli with Red Clam Sauce

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

From Pillsbury Pizza Crust

Chicken Alfredo Pizza

Smoked Gremolata Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Gremolata, the Italian garnish of garlic, lemon, and parsley, gives this whole smoked chicken intriguing flavor.

Smoked Gremolata Chicken

Classic Lasagna

From Better Homes and Gardens

Need a lasagna recipe? Here's a classic. And if you need to save time, follow the quick version.

Classic Lasagna

Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage

From Johnsonville Italian Sausage

Sicilian Strata with Hot Italian Sausage

Minestrone

From Better Homes and Gardens

This minestrone tastes even better if if you use the make-ahead directions. Just reheat the chilled soup and add the cooked pasta and fresh spinach for a quick low-fat main dish.

Minestrone

Baked Sausage & Peppers

From Family Circle

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

Baked Sausage & Peppers

Eggplant Parmesan

From Better Homes and Gardens

For this low-calorie, low-fat version of the decadent meatless classic, the eggplant is baked, not fried.

Eggplant Parmesan

Steak Pizzaiola

From Family Circle

These sirloin steaks are smothered with sweet peppers, onion, marinara sauce, and mozzarella cheese. Served over pasta, it makes a favorite hearty family dinner.

Steak Pizzaiola

Italian Dressing

From Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh from the herb garden or market, snipped basil and oregano flavor this quick and easy dressing recipe.

Italian Dressing

Chicken Marsala

From Better Homes and Gardens

Marsala, Italy's most famous fortified wine, gives chicken an unforgettable flavor in this low-calorie recipe.

Chicken Marsala

Fresh Corn Risotto with Wild Rice and Pancetta

From Midwest Living

Fresh Corn Risotto with Wild Rice and Pancetta

Chicken Parmigiana

From Better Homes and Gardens

Don't go to a restaurant for this classic Italian favorite. With just 30 minutes preparation time, this breaded chicken, cheese, tomatoes and herb dish can be on the table in less than an hour.

Chicken Parmigiana

Popover Pizza Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

For this home-style pizza recipe, saucy turkey and pepperoni are topped with a popover batter that puffs while it bakes.

Popover Pizza Casserole

Pizzelles

From Better Homes and Gardens

The pizzelle (peets-TSEH-leh), a crisp waffle cookie, is one of the oldest cookie recipes known. These large crisp Italian cookies are made with a pizzelle iron.

Pizzelles

Tuscan Tilapia

From Philadelphia Cooking Cream

Tuscan Tilapia

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