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

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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

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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

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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.

Pasta Carbonara

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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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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.

Easy Tiramisu

Rating: 3.14 stars
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Both make-ahead and no-bake, this Italian treat will lift everyone's mood—including the chef's! Grab an Americano at a coffee shop to infuse the store-bought ladyfingers with freshly brewed flavor. Then, after layering the newly caffeinated cookies with marsala-spiked mascarpone, pop it in the fridge for an overnight chill that will set you up for slicing success. All that is left is a final dusting of cocoa powder before serving and you'll be all set to end the evening on a high note.
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Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Rating: 3.51 stars
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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.

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.

Zucchini Carbonara

Sautéed zucchini is a delicious way to make a rich dish like carbonara a little healthier—this recipe uses two parts vegetable to one part pasta. Another trick: Don't skimp on the extra egg yolk; the addition helps emulsify the sauce, so it reaches optimum creaminess and renders a flawless carbonara copy.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Italian Appetizer Recipes That Say "Buon Appetito" to Your Dinner Guests
Bring a little bit of la dolce vita to your dining room with these savory snacks inspired by our favorite Italian and Italian-American restaurants.
Di Buon Gusto! Italian Side Dish Recipes
Eat like an Italian, that's an appealing idea. The food is simple and seasonal, it's also healthy and delicious as these side dish recipes show.

Linguine with Lemon-Cream Sauce

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This quickly made pasta dish relies on the tang of lemons with the richness of cream sauce for its flavor.