Italian Recipes

Make your next dinner an Italian feast with these classic recipes. Search through favorites like risotto, pasta, chicken and beef recipes, stews, soups, salads, and other easy yet traditional Italian and Italian-American staples.

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15 Classic Italian Pasta Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Make

Go beyond Bolognese. Here, we have recipes for all the heavy hitters—the big names of pasta, plus the sauces to pair with each. (Don't worry, we've included our favorite Bolognese, too.)
By Victoria Spencer

Baked-Eggplant Parmesan

Rating: 3.5 stars 2559
Choose firm, smooth eggplants for best results when making this incredible dish. We bake rather than fry ours for less mess and less fat.

Homemade Pasta Dough

A blend of two different types of flours and the absence of eggs in this homemade pasta dough give whatever pasta you make from it that signature al dente chew. It's great for using with pasta shapes that need to be sturdy enough to twirl around a fork, give this dough a try when making Pici with Short-Rib Ragu.
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Quick Basic Pizza Dough

Rating: 3.5 stars 1896
This homemade pizza crust comes together quickly—give the dough time to rise and a couple of kneads, and it's done! Use it as a base for your favorite pie and have an at-home pizza night.

Crusts and Toppings Galore: Our Best Pizza Recipes

There's something here for everyone. Put together a feast with meaty deep-dish styles, thin-crust vegetarian pizzas, and so much more.
By Kelly Vaughan

One-Pan Pasta

Rating: 3.5 stars 7146
It's one of our most popular recipes and for good reason. This is our original one-pot pasta recipe, inspired by a dish one of our food editors ate in Puglia, Italy. All the ingredients cook together in a straight-sided skillet, you don’t even need to boil water first—and it's on the table in just 20 minutes.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 999
Capture the pure taste of summer with this pasta. The secret: using raw, fresh tomatoes that have never seen the inside of a refrigerator for the tomato sauce. Recipe copyright 2012 by Eugenia Bone.

Lasagna with Meat Sauce

Ground beef and sweet Italian sausage enrich the sauce for this beloved baked pasta, while no-boil lasagna noodles speed up the process. Check out our step-by-step guide.

Simple Crostini

Rating: 3 stars 455
Crostini are perfect spooned high with your pick of toppings.

Test Kitchen's Favorite Spaghetti and Meatballs

Swapping out some of the ground beef for chopped mushrooms is the secret behind the complex flavor of these meatballs. A quick blast in the broiler gives them a nice crust -- and the noncrisp parts soak up the delicious sauce.

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 158
This mouthwatering Italian recipe for gnocchi with tomato sauce was adapted from Martha Stewart Living, February 2004.

Baked Penne with Chicken and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Rating: 3.5 stars 2376
A family favorite, this recipe makes one baking dish for now and one to freeze for a ready-made dinner when you're pressed for time.
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Ravioli with Roasted Eggplant, Tomatoes, and Capers

This easy weeknight riff on pasta alla Norma upgrades store-bought cheese ravioli by tossing it with a mix of roasted eggplant, cherry tomatoes, shallots, and capers.