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There’s so much more to Italian cuisine than just our favorite pasta recipes (even if we really love pasta). Here, you’ll find it all — from ‘risi e bisi’ and baccalà mantecato, to chicken Milanese and risotto.  We have plenty of delicious regional Italian dishes to add a whole new level of comfort and conversation to your dinner table.


a serving of plated pasta in a white pasta bowl with bits of golden brown garlic bits and crispy prosciutto bits glistening with olive oil

Spaghetti Aglio Olio e Peperoncino w/Crispy Prosciutto

Pretty much everyone loves spaghetti, from the youngest among us to the oldest of sweet Oldies.  This pasta is based on “Spaghetti Aglio e Olio” but has a porky prosciutto di Parma twist — a bit of crispy fried prosciutto adds a slightly smokey flavor-bomb finish to each bite. And […]

closeup of a white pasta bowl filled with spaghetti and clams

Italian Spaghetti with Clams (Spaghetti alle Vongole)

Spaghetti alle Vongole (or as you may already know it, Spaghetti with clams) is one of our top 3 favorite pasta dishes.  This briny delicious pasta tastes exactly like the salty sea the clams come from.  It’s the perfect seafood pasta to make right now and pretty easy to get […]

a plate full of green crepes stacked on top of one another

Basil-Parmigiano Savory Crêpes

If you love basil or just need a little savory crêpe inspiration this Italian-inspired green crêpe recipe starts with fresh basil from the garden and grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.  Add a little milk, eggs, and melted butter and you have yourself a delicious savory crêpe that can be used for […]

closeup of fresh egg maccheroni pasta with purple and red sauce

Fresh San Marzano + Purple Carrot Tomato Sauce w/Maccheroni

This simple and rustic naturally purple’ish San Marzano tomato sauce is not to be underestimated. With just a few quality ingredients you can be enjoying a big ole bowl of beautiful, sweet, tomatoey pasta with chewy ‘pasta fresca’ (fresh egg pasta). And it only takes 30 minutes.  Adults and kiddos […]

cantaloupe wedges draped and wrapped with beautifully soft and luscious paper-thin sheets of prosciutto di parma on a marble round platter in the sunlight with a view of Italy in the background

Prosciutto e Melone (Italian Ham + Cantaloupe)

If you love sweet ripe melons and Prosciutto di Parma in all its soft, buttery, salty porky goodness, this is the quickest and easiest 2-ingredient dish to make right now! No cooking required, just a few quick slices and scoops and it’s ready in 5 minutes! We love prosciutto-wrapped anything […]

Sausage + Mushroom Maccheroni Pasta in the pot looking scrumptious and glistening

Easy Sausage and Mushroom Maccheroni Pasta (For Any Night of The Week)

If you’re looking for a new easy pasta recipe to add to your menu rotation, this one’s really delicious and easy. This pork and mushroom tomato pasta sauce is made with Italian “salsiccia” (a high-quality fatty pork sausage seasoned with just salt and black pepper), sweet jarred tomatoes, pan-seared golden […]

closeup of ragù alla bolognese sauce in a aubergine colored Le Creuset Dutch oven on a bright orange and white checked table cloth

The Best Authentic Ragù alla Bolognese (Bolognese Ragù Sauce)

This restaurant-quality Italian Bolognese ragù recipe is really as good as pasta gets. It’s the stuff of tagliatelle dreams and gnocchi naps. This Ragù is based on the official Italian Academy of Cuisine’s original recipe and it couldn’t be easier to make. A rich slow-simmered beefy, porky, tomato sauce with added […]

a closeup of an oozing hot square of lasagna Bolognese slice with layers of spinach egg pasta, ragù alla bolognese sauce, bechamel and Parmigiana cheese on a piece of brown parchment paper on top of a gold and pink tray

Classic Lasagna alla Bolognese (Authentic Italian Lasagna Recipe)

Do you want to make Lasagna alla Bolognese the way Italians do? If so, this is the only recipe you’ll ever need. This authentic Italian lasagna from Bologna, Italy is melty, rich, and luxurious without feeling heavy. A slow-simmered beefy, porky, tomato, and wine ragù, layered in between sheets of spinach […]

super smooth bechamel sauce spooned over lasagna Bolognese layers

No-Fail Perfect Italian Béchamel Sauce (Salsa Béchamel or White Sauce)

This easy homemade béchamel sauce is the only recipe you’ll ever need. This easy white sauce recipe is smooth and silky, and versatile. You can easily enhance the flavor by adding aromatics like fresh herbs, or vegetables like mushrooms, scallions, onions, or even peas, or asparagus. Plus, it can be […]

beautifully golden brown green egg frittata glistening with olive oil and dusted with freshly grated Grana Padano cheese on a white serving plate

Green Eggs & No Ham (Asparagus-Zucchini Frittata)

If you’re looking for a healthy and delicious way to sneak more veggies into your breakfasts (or any meal), this green egg frittata recipe is the way to go! It’s easy to make, super tasty, and looks pretty stunning on your table too. Fresh herbs, seasonal asparagus, zucchini, and fresh […]

lasagna with asparagus on top in a white ceramic lasagna pan

Asparagus & Prosciutto Cotto Lasagna w/Asparagus Bechamel

This lasagna recipe is a house favorite and gets requested multiple times a season whenever asparagus is popping up everywhere.  Filled with layers of pan-seared asparagus, delicate slices of prosciutto cotto (Italian cooked ham), generous helpings of sliced fresh mozzarella, grated Grana Padano cheese, a green asparagus-infused bechamel, and one […]

two lines of alternating tomato and mozzarella slices drizzled with bright green olive oil, sea salt and sprinkled with baby leaves of basi.

How to Make Italian Caprese Salad (l’insalata Caprese)

This Caprese salad is simple, delicious, and takes five minutes to pull together for a quick appetizer or meal.  Just add a little bread and it turns lunch or dinner into something light, healthy, and totally satisfying. The key to a good Caprese salad is the ingredients — use the […]

basil parm panko crusted chicken cooked to golden brown stacked on a platter with a view out of the window

Easy Basil Parmesan Panko-Crusted Chicken Breast Filets

Ready in just 25 minutes, this is the best Italian crispy fried chicken breast recipe to make any night of the week. Juicy, tender chicken breasts get an extra flavor punch from fresh basil and grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese added to Panko breadcrumbs. This shallow-fried chicken is one of our family’s […]

plum and mozzarella caprese salad with basil leaves and olive oil on a plate

‘Plum Crazy’ Caprese Salad (a Fresh Take on a Classic Italian Salad)

For those of you who love Caprese salad, this is a unique seasonal take on one of our favorite Italian summer salads.  It’s delicious and takes five minutes to pull it together and looks really pretty when it’s assembled. Plums are a great substitute for tomatoes if you’re craving Caprese […]

a ladle in filled with asparagus bechamel in a white casserole dish with asparagus next to it on a cutting board

Italian Asparagus Béchamel Sauce (The Real Green Goddess)

If you love béchamel and are looking for an inspired take on this classic Italian white sauce, this is the recipe to make.  Not only does this sauce turn a beautiful spring green color, but it also tastes great and has a little more nutrient bang for the buck. This […]