Are you craving something Italian? Perhaps you are like me and always craving something Italian? If you live to eat things like pasta primavera, spaghetti, piccata and all things parmesan, then do we ever have an amazing recipe list for you. Having spent a few months researching the best Italian recipes on Pinterest and from my favorite food bloggers, I narrowed it down to 50 top picks. If you need some tried and true Italian recipes to add to your menu, then check out these amazing dishes. Whether you are looking for breakfast ideas, lunch recipes to take to work, easy dinners to make for one or even a crowd, we have lots of foods to choose from. Then dessert, we can’t forget about that, so we included cookies, doughnuts, and Italian cakes to satisfy your sweets craving. Complete with gorgeous photos and foolproof follow along tutorials, you will be serving the best Italian meal around in no time! Turn on Dean Martin “That’s Amore” or some Italian opera and get busy in the kitchen with these 50 Italian recipe favorites.
Our favorite Italian quote of the day:
tutto finisce a tarallucci e vino* (it all ends with biscuits and wine)*
50 Best Italian Recipes
1. Creamy Chicken Marsala
Marsala is an Italian fortified wine with smoky, deep flavor. And I don’t mind cooking with it especially with this tasty and creamy dish of Chicken Marsala. A delicious classic Italian dish that is ready in under 30 minutes, this awesome recipe will surely impress any guest that you invite over to your house.
2. Frutti di Mare
Talk about a fantastic looking dish! I am a huge fan of all the clams, mussels and other sea creatures, so I am surely bookmarking this one and making it this weekend. It looks so healthy and tasty with the seafood and tomato sauce. Totally the perfect dinner for me and my hubby.
3. Ragù alla Bolognese
If you’re looking for an authentic Ragù recipe, you will definitely love this one from Philosokitchen. This just might be the best Bolognese you will have. It’s flavorful, light and simple. Learn how to cook this recipe by reading the full tutorial.
4. Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken Piccata
I have made this dish repeatedly since I found it. Chicken Picatta is my all time favorite comfort food and this recipe is the very best in light cooking. So delicious, you would want to jump in the picatta train! Cafe Delites nailed it with this amazingly good recipe.
5. Italian Ravioli with Spinach, Artichokes, Capers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes
These Italian ravioli taste so good and look amazing on a plate. The best part is that it takes only 30 minutes from start to finish. A meatless, refreshing, Mediterranean style pasta recipe that doesn’t need any meat – the veggies and the ravioli will make you feel full. Definitely going into my dinner recipe rotation.
6. Italian Pasta Salad
Pasta salads are easy, flavorful and I love that you can make them ahead of time since they keep well in the fridge. The great thing is that it gets even more scrumptious as the flavors marinate over time. They are just my favorite to bring on summer barbecues, parties, and potlucks. Learn how to make these by following along with the full recipe from Life Made Sweeter.
7. Bomboloni – Italian Doughnuts
Did anybody say doughnuts? I simply cannot resist them so when I chanced upon this recipe of Italian doughnuts, I just had to make them. Bomboloni as they are called in Italy, are doughnuts that are fried, coated in granulated sugar, and traditionally stuffed with pastry cream. How can you say no to this delightful treat?
8. Hot Italian Sliders
If you’re looking for a perfect Italian appetizer, then this recipe is just for you. These sliders are so quick, easy, and make the perfect appetizer. Packed with meat and cheese, it’s also a fantastic idea for a Super Bowl night. They are insanely good, it will be an instant hit every time you serve them.
9. Italian Roasted Potatoes
Wow, these baby potatoes are looking insanely delicious. The color it took after cooking is simply mouth-watering. All the flavors work beautifully. They are super delicious, I would be making them again and again.
10. Italian Oven Roasted Vegetables
Here’s the perfect Italian side dish you can make any time. And did I mention it’s gluten-free? Weight-watchers, rejoice! It’s the perfect gluten-free side dish you can whip up in minutes. Tasty and colorful, it also has a delicious aroma and a flavor that won’t disappoint.