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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Mushroom Kale Lasagna Rolls

Vegetarian Mushroom Kale Lasagna Rolls

sliced sausage rolls on a plate

Pizza Sausage Rolls

This turkey meatball spinach tortellini soup is an easy, kid-friendly soup and a great way to warm up on a cold winter night. One large bowl is under 300 calories and is very satisfying.

Turkey Meatball Tortellini Soup with Spinach

Caprese Chicken Skillet close up

Caprese Chicken Skillet

Whipped Ricotta Toast with Roasted Tomatoes

Whipped Ricotta Toast with Roasted Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes in a skillet

Spaghetti with Sauteed Chicken and Grape Tomatoes

Caramelized onions and sautéed red bell peppers and zucchini mixed with eggs and Parmesan create a winning egg frittata breakfast dish.

Caramelized Onion, Red Pepper and Zucchini Frittata

Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Melted Mozzarella on a fork

Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Melted Mozzarella

Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Gnocchi with Grilled Chicken in Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Easy Margherita Pizza made from scratch with my yeast-free, thin crust pizza dough topped with a simple raw tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella cheese, and basil.

Margherita Pizza

Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato is a quick and easy side dish that goes great with chicken, pork chops, or double the portion and enjoy it as a main dish.

Orzo with Zucchini and Tomato

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