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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 […]

A bowl full of pappardelle bolognese covered in meat sauce and sprinkled with Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.

Bolognese (Authentic Bolognese Sauce : 2 Local Recipes)

There is a world where you can be in love with two Authentic Bolognese Recipes at the same time — and this is it. Bolognese sauce is one of the coziest most delicious pasta sauces you’ll ever eat. Luckily for us, we live just 1 1/2 hours from the birthplace […]

Traditional lasagna Bolognese with fresh spinach pasta lasagna and an overlay banner stating "Lasagna Bolognese Numero #2).

Lasagna Bolognese (Authentic Lasagna alla Bolognese With Video)

This post has been updated to include, not one, but 2 authentic Lasagna Bolognese recipes (Numero Uno #1 and Numero Due #2) just as it’s made here in Italy AND to share our family’s favorite between the two! You’ve already learned everything about how to make authentic Bolognese ragû In […]

super smooth bechamel sauce spooned over lasagna Bolognese layers

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

Homemade béchamel sauce is easy and delicious and you can scale it up or down depending on how much you need! This white sauce recipe is smooth, silky, and versatile. And I’ll show you how to customize the flavor by adding aromatics like fresh herbs, or vegetables like mushrooms, scallions, […]

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 […]

deep red glistening prosciutto sugo pasta sauce in a navy blue Silit Brand braising pan looking so scrumptious you just want to take a big bite of it!

Prosciutto Sugo (4-Ingredient Italian Pork Tomato Sauce)

If you need a quick, easy (and really delicious) pasta sauce to feed yourself (or the whole family) at a moment’s notice, this Prosciutto Sugo tomato sauce is the perfect recipe.  It’s one of the simplest sauces to make and the ingredients (or similar ones) you may already have on […]

shrimp pasta in red sauce piled high on top of triangular spaghetti noodles in a white pasta bowl

Triple Shrimp Trighetto Pasta (Creamy Shrimp Pasta)

This shrimp pasta is delicious and quick to make! It takes less than 30 minutes to pull off from start to finish. And it only uses 7 ingredients (not counting salt of course). Fresh sweet Datterino tomatoes, plump local Mediterranean shrimp, and a new pasta shape make this a new […]

spaghetti carbonara plated in a white pasta bowl with rectangular pieces of beautifully browned pancetta throughout

Spaghetti alla Carbonara (Cook Pasta Like A Roman)

We LOVE this pasta! It’s not only one of Italy’s favorites, but it’s also a favorite worldwide, and believe it or not, its origin seems to have a very humble American beginning. It’s a creamy dreamy pasta filled with crispy, chewy bits of pancetta or guanciale, lots of Pecorino cheese, […]