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.
For this pasta dish, food editor Jennifer Aaronson serves the clams in their shells, with a bowl on the table to collect them. If you prefer, you can remove them beforehand.Martha made this recipe on Cooking School episode 410.
Pasta, in its many shapes and sizes, makes a wonderfully versatile platform for vegetarian meals. Find recipes for traditional favorites like cheese lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti with tomato sauce, as well as seasonal delights like pumpkin ravioli, fresh pesto, and mushroom linguine. From quick family meals to dinner parties, you'll find vegetarian pasta recipes for every occasion.
Vegetable lasagna, creamy risotto, eggplant parmesan, tender gnocchi, hearty minestrone, and pastas galore -- there are so many Italian and Italian-American specialties for vegetarians to enjoy. Find our favorite meatless dishes here, and check out our collections of vegetarian lasagna and pasta recipes and pizza recipes as well.