Italian Inspired Recipes

Do you love Italian food? Because I sure do! Here you will find pages upon pages of the most irresistible Italian inspired recipes. With plenty of recipes that cater to all sorts of dietary restrictions, you’re sure to find some that are perfect for the whole family. These magnificient recipes range from zucchini rollatini to the classic penne alla vodka. Whether it’s traditional or creative, all of these recipes are rich with your favorite Italian flavors. These crowd pleasing recipes are easy to make, healthy, and absolutely delicious. Find your new favorite homemade Italian recipe that will never get old.

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This one-pot Instant Pot Spaghetti and Meatballs is a fast and easy dish the kids and whole family will love!

Instant Pot Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus and Marinara Sauce is a quick and easy 4-ingredient pasta dish, perfect for Spring. Ready in under 15 minutes and under ten dollars to make.

Baby Pasta Shells with Asparagus and Marinara Sauce

Creamy asparagus risotto, cooked with fresh herbs, Parmigiano-Reggiano and a touch of lemon. Perfect Spring meatless main dish or wonderful topped with grilled shrimp or scallops.

Spring Asparagus Risotto

Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Escarole and Beans is ridiculously good made with lots of garlic, lean Italian chicken sausage, and white cannellini beans.

Pasta with Italian Chicken Sausage, Escarole and Beans

These amazing Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs would make my husband's Italian family proud! I snuck some spinach in the meatball mix, but I promise even the pickiest of eaters will love them!

Italian Beef and Spinach Meatballs

One Pan Roasted Potatoes Sausage and Peppers is one of my favorite, fuss-free sheet pan dinners. Perfect for weeknights and bonus points for easy cleanup!

One Pan Roasted Potatoes, Sausage and Peppers

This simple Yogurt Panna Cotta is the perfect smooth, creamy dessert. The cool tang of yogurt pairs perfectly with fresh berries. To macerate the berries simple mix them with a little sugar and let them sit.

Yogurt Panna Cotta with Mascerated Berries

Something magical happens to pasta when you combine spaghetti with a creamy butternut sauce made with leeks, sage, garlic and Parmigiano Reggiano. You'll swear this is full of cream and butter, but it's not! 

Spaghetti with Butternut Leek Parmesan Sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara is an Italian pasta dish with creamy egg, diced bacon, grated cheese, and copious amounts of black pepper–a Roman dish reminiscent of an American breakfast.

Spaghetti Carbonara

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese served on a bed of baby arugula with a light vinaigrette. A delicious combination of salt, acid and sweet.

Prosciutto Wrapped Figs with Blue Cheese (Grill or Air Fryer)

This simple Eggplant and Tomato Sauce is delicious, made with diced eggplant stewed in tomatoes and garlic. I love it served over pasta but it's also great as a side dish on it's own.

Eggplant and Tomato Sauce

Spinach Tortellini en Brodo (in Broth)

Caprese Salad or Insalata Caprese is a simple salad of fresh mozzarella and tomatoes topped with basil and a splash of balsamic. A perfect end of summer appetizer or side dish, especially when tomatoes are at their peak.

Caprese Salad

Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil is my favorite way to prepare this easy side dish.

Wilted Baby Spinach with Garlic and Oil

Orecchiette Pasta with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe uses chicken sausage in place of pork and a whole lot of garlic! This lightened up version will not disappoint!!

Orecchiette with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe

This Lighter Eggplant Parmesan is one of my favorite ways to eat eggplant. No breading, just eggplant, cheese and marinara.

Lighter Eggplant Parmesan

Crisp, golden, delicious Air Fryer Chicken Milanese with Baby Arugula and lemon wedges is one of my favorite dinner recipes!

Air Fryer Chicken Milanese with Baby Arugula

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil, one of my favorite ways to use up all my summer tomatoes is with this simple appetizer or side dish.

Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil

I combined two of my favorite foods – Chicken Parmesan and Lasagna to make this delicious Chicken Parmesan Lasagna, the perfect family-friendly dish to feed a large crowd!

Chicken Parmesan Lasagna

I'm obsessed with this Super-Quick Cast-Iron Pizza technique made with tortillas.This combined stove top and oven recipe comes out just like Domino's or any bar thin crust pizza!

Quickest Cast-Iron Thin Crust Pizza

This quick and easy Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli Orzo is a dish the whole family will love and it's ready in under 30 minutes!

Shrimp Scampi with Broccoli Orzo

This quick and easy Chicken Parmesan is the answer to your weeknight dreams!! And since it's made in the Instant Pot, it's ready in minutes!

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan

Pasta in a decadent creamy, homemade, butternut squash pasta sauce, with no cream! The spicy chicken sausage and sage is the perfect compliment, this pasta dish is filling and comforting on a chilly night.

Pasta with Butternut Squash Sauce, Spicy Sausage and Baby Spinach

The Best Chicken Parmesan recipe, made a bit healthier! Breaded chicken cutlets are baked, not fried yet the chicken is so moist and full of flavor.

Baked Chicken Parmesan

Angel hair pasta tossed with summer zucchini and tomatoes fresh from the garden. The perfect meatless meal you'll be craving again and again. Serve this with plenty of Parmigiano Reggiano!

Angel Hair Pasta with Zucchini and Tomatoes

This easy Grilled Pizza is made from scratch with my easy yeast-free Greek yogurt dough, topped with sauce, mozzarella cheese and your choice of toppings. A great summer outdoor meal that whole family can enjoy!

Grilled Pizza

This light 5-ingredient zucchini carpaccio salad is this perfect summer side dish. You can serve this as an appetizer, side dish or even as a light lunch for 2.

Zucchini Carpaccio

The Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe that my whole family loves, including my kids. Only 5 ingredients and one pot, ready in under 15 minutes!

Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe

Italian Chopped Salad is my favorite quick lunch I love to whip up with ingredients I usually have on hand in my refrigerator! So simple, and can easily be modified to suit your taste.

Italian Chopped Salad

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets are so fast and easy, perfect to make all summer long!

Shrimp Scampi Foil Packets