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

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.

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.

Chicken Tetrazzini

Rating: 3 stars 1091
Our freezer-friendliest chicken recipe makes one casserole that will serve 4 tonight, plus a second meal to freeze and pull out when you're in a pinch.

Simple Crostini

Rating: 3 stars 455
Crostini couldn't be simpler to make or more versatile to use. Meaning "toasts" in Italian, they are the perfect base for your pick of toppings. All you need is a loaf of white bread, such as a simple Italian loaf or a baguette. Slice it evenly, brush with a little olive oil on both sides, and toast just enough to crisp, not darken, the slices. Pair with one (or more) of our favorite toppings for your next party.

Shortcut Italian Wedding Soup

A Parmesan rind is the powerhouse ingredient behind this fast, flavorful version of the classic soup.

Antipasto

Rating: 3 stars 568
Antipasto means "before the meal," and this antipasto recipe doesn't disappoint. Serve up this antipasto of cured meats, fresh cheeses, and herbs that will satisfy guests until the next course is ready.

Classic Minestrone

Rating: 3.5 stars 272
This beloved Italian soup isn't just hearty and healthy -- it's really flexible. Minestrone typically includes lots of leafy greens, other veggies, and beans. Which to choose? You're only limited by the contents of your refrigerator and pantry.
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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.
Chestnut-and-Sausage Stuffing
Rating: 3.5 stars 81

Filled with roasted chestnuts and sweet Italian sausage, this recipe is the ideal stuffing for a Thanksgiving feast.