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.
See Lucinda Scala Quinn make orecchiette in our step-by-step photo tutorial. Any extra orecchiette can be frozen up to six weeks: First, freeze them in a single layer on a baking sheet, then transfer them to a resealable plastic bag and return them to the freezer. Boil directly from the freezer.
With just two ingredients, this pasta dough comes together easily. You will need a pasta roller to create the thin sheets. Save your scraps as you layer the lasagna -- you may need them to fill in gaps as you work.
Turkey doesn't have to be the main event at the Thanksgiving feast. These satisfying and delicious meatless main dishes will be a hit with everyone from vegetarians to omnivores. Choose from simple but impressive recipes for pastas, risottos, savory pies and tarts, and much more.
Pasta salads are great lunch partners with sandwiches, and can often stand on their own as a main course. Find recipes for classic, creamy pasta salad, as well as other less traditional recipes, including Asian, Greek, and Italian versions.