Everyone’s an expert when it comes to this sublime amalgam of pasta, cheese, and black pepper. Some cooks prefer to simply toss hot pasta with Pecorino Romano in the age-old way. Others like to create a creamy pan sauce, relying primarily on Grana Padano, which, unlike Pecorino, melts beautifully. We’re in the latter camp (and we up the ante by adding the brightness of lemon), but that means technique is all-important.
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Italian dishes have become an integral part of American cuisine. Many favorite family dinners are centered around Italian, and Italian-inspired, recipes. Pasta in its many shapes is always a hit with kids and has the added convenience of cooking quickly and having an almost infinite shelf life. So dig in here and choose from dozens of our best recipes for quick Italian meals, all of which can be made in 60 minutes or less.
Forty of our most tempting baked pasta and lasagna recipes ideal for entertaining and holiday meals, as well as quick versions for weeknight dinners. You'll find vegetable lasagna, traditional lasagna Bolognese, macaroni and cheese, baked ziti, and more.