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: 3.36 stars
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Choose firm, smooth eggplants. 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: 3.37 stars
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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

Put together a family feast that's so much better than takeout. From meaty deep-dish styles to thin-crust vegetarian pizzas, there's something here for everyone.
By Kelly Vaughan

One-Pan Pasta

Rating: 3.35 stars
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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.

Creamy Baked Ziti

Cream cheese is the secret to the silky sauce in this vegetarian baked pasta dish, while mozzarella and Parmesan create a golden bubbling crust on top.

Shrimp Scampi Three Ways

If you've only ordered shrimp scampi in restaurants, prepare to be shell-shocked—it's actually quite easy to make at home. This recipe, which includes a quick stock to intensify the sauce, guarantees jumbo flavor in no time at all. Master the main one, then get creative with the two variations below. Whichever one you choose, it'll be perfect for serving over polenta, linguine, or toasted Italian bread.

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: 3.18 stars
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Crostini are perfect spooned high with your pick of toppings.

Italian Chicken Soup with Pasta and Tomatoes

We like to think of this recipe as an Italian grandma's take on classic chicken noodle soup.

Pasta Carbonara

Rating: 3.37 stars
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If you can boil water, then making pasta carbonara is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. A quick dinner made from six everyday kitchen staples, carbonara is a comfort food standby in Italian kitchens for good reason. As the spaghetti cooks, you'll crisp up some pancetta in a skillet, whisk together eggs and cream on the side, and then toss it all together with and grated Parmesan to create a silky, creamy pasta that is perfect for any day of the week.
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Inspiration and Ideas

12 Italian Christmas Cookies That Are Simply Magnifico
From pizzelles to biscotti and pignoli to buccellati, we're sharing our favorite Italian cookie recipes to bake and give for Christmas and all year round.

Slow-Cooker Ribollita

Meaning reboiled in Italian, this hearty vegetarian soup lives up to its name. It's just as delicious on the day it's made as it is reheated. This recipe appears in our cookbook "Martha Stewart's Slow Cooker" (Clarkson Potter).