50 Italian Recipes To Add To The Menu (2024)

Table of Contents
1. Creamy Chicken Marsala 2. Frutti di Mare 3. Ragù alla Bolognese 4. Creamy Lemon Parmesan Chicken Piccata 5. Italian Ravioli with Spinach, Artichokes, Capers, Sun-Dried Tomatoes 6. Italian Pasta Salad 7. Bomboloni – Italian Doughnuts 8. Hot Italian Sliders 9. Italian Roasted Potatoes 10. Italian Oven Roasted Vegetables 11. Italian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls 12. Befanini 13. Tomato & Basil Bruschetta 14. Italian Sausage Rigatoni 15. Tortellini Soup With Italian Sausage and Spinach 16. Italian Crescent Casserole 17. Garlic Parmesan Cheese Bombs 18. Mussels in Spicy Red Arrabbiata Sauce 19. Garlic Butter Italian Sausage Sandwiches 20. Italian Skillet Chicken With Tomatoes and Mushrooms 21. Easy Beefaroni 22. Slow Cooker Italian Beef 23. Best Italian Marinara Sauce 24. Ravioli With Garlic Basil Oil 25. Italian Sandwich Roll-Ups 26. 20 Minute Tortellini Pasta Carbonara 27. Chiacchiere Fried Italian Pastries 28. Brodetto Di Pesce 29. Rustic Italian Pizza Dough 30. Chocolate Italian Sponge Cake 31. Italian Sausage and Peppers 32. Creamy Mushroom Soup with Italian Sausage 33. Italian Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese 34. Italian Seafood Pasta with Mussels & Calamari 35. Italian Braised Chicken 36. Shrimp and Corn Risotto with Bacon 37. Pane Bianco 38. Osso Buco 39. Italian Green Salad 40. Orzo With Italian Sausage and Peppers 41. Focaccia Di Genova 42. Easy Stromboli 43. Stuffed Italian Flank Steak 44. Porchetta 45. Italian Pesto Sliders 46. Italian Style Chicken Mozzarella Skillet 47. Eggplant and Italian Sausage Gratin 48. Italian Wedding Soup 49. Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers 50. Spaghetti Olio E Aglio FAQs References

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.

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Our favorite Italian quote of the day:

tutto finisce a tarallucci e vino* (it all ends with biscuits and wine)*

1. Creamy Chicken Marsala

therecipecritic

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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

ciaoflorentina

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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

philosokitchen

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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

cafedelites

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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

juliasalbum

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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

lifemadesweeter

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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

thebakingfairy

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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

chelseasmessyapron

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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

rasamalaysia

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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

themediterraneandish

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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.

11. Italian Chicken Meal Prep Bowls

eazypeazymealz

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12. Befanini

196flavors

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13. Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

vegecravings

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14. Italian Sausage Rigatoni

urbanblisslife

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15. Tortellini Soup With Italian Sausage and Spinach

yellowblissroad

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16. Italian Crescent Casserole

eatwheat

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17. Garlic Parmesan Cheese Bombs

therecipecritic

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18. Mussels in Spicy Red Arrabbiata Sauce

kitchenswagger

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19. Garlic Butter Italian Sausage Sandwiches

littlekitchenbigworld

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20. Italian Skillet Chicken With Tomatoes and Mushrooms

themediterraneandish

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21. Easy Beefaroni

cupcakesandkalechips

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22. Slow Cooker Italian Beef

thechunkychef

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23. Best Italian Marinara Sauce

ciaoflorentina

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24. Ravioli With Garlic Basil Oil

goeatandrepeat

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25. Italian Sandwich Roll-Ups

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26. 20 Minute Tortellini Pasta Carbonara

thechunkychef

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27. Chiacchiere Fried Italian Pastries

thebakingfairy

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28. Brodetto Di Pesce

culinaryginger

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29. Rustic Italian Pizza Dough

ciaoflorentina

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30. Chocolate Italian Sponge Cake

aseasyasapplepie

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31. Italian Sausage and Peppers

spicysouthernkitchen

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32. Creamy Mushroom Soup with Italian Sausage

rasamalaysia

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33. Italian Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese

willcookforsmiles

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34. Italian Seafood Pasta with Mussels & Calamari

cooksmarts

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35. Italian Braised Chicken

rasamalaysia

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36. Shrimp and Corn Risotto with Bacon

fromachefskitchen

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37. Pane Bianco

redstaryeast

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38. Osso Buco

philosokitchen

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39. Italian Green Salad

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40. Orzo With Italian Sausage and Peppers

tasteandtellblog

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41. Focaccia Di Genova

196flavors

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42. Easy Stromboli

southernbite

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43. Stuffed Italian Flank Steak

thechunkychef

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44. Porchetta

carolinescooking

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45. Italian Pesto Sliders

wineandglue

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46. Italian Style Chicken Mozzarella Skillet

kyleecooks

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47. Eggplant and Italian Sausage Gratin

thecafesucrefarine

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48. Italian Wedding Soup

goodinthesimple

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49. Easy Italian Stuffed Peppers

savorytooth

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50. Spaghetti Olio E Aglio

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50 Italian Recipes To Add To The Menu (2024)

FAQs

What is a classic Italian dish? ›

Food derived from Italy offers recipes known and loved around the world for their uniqueness and flavor. Who doesn't love classic Italian dishes such as spaghetti, risotto, tiramisu, and pizza?

What is the number 1 Italian dish? ›

Pizza. A list of the most iconic foods to eat in Italy wouldn't be complete without the humble pizza. Easy, cheap, and filling, pizza has long been a common snack or meal, especially in Naples where tomato sauce was first added.

What are 3 famous Italian dishes? ›

10 Famous Italian Dishes You Must Try
  • Lasagne alla Bolognese. ...
  • Fettuccine al Pomodoro. ...
  • Gnocchi di Patate. ...
  • Melanzane alla Parmigiana. ...
  • Pollo alla Cacciatora. ...
  • Pizza Margherita. ...
  • Costoletta alla Milanese. ...
  • Vitello Tonnato.

What is the tastiest Italian dish? ›

22 Best Italian Recipes
  • 02 of 23. Saltimbocca di Pollo alla Romana (Prosciutto-Stuffed Chicken Breast Roulades) View Recipe. ...
  • 05 of 23. Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce and Mozzarella. View Recipe. ...
  • 08 of 23. Cacio e Pepe Lasagna. View Recipe. ...
  • 11 of 23. Pork Agrodolce. ...
  • 14 of 23. Pasta Fazool (Pasta e fa*gioli) ...
  • 17 of 23. Tuscan Fish Stew.
Aug 3, 2023

What does an Italian menu consist of? ›

The traditional Italian meal is structured in 4 parts: antipasti (starters), primo (pasta, that includes dishes such as risotto), secondo (a meat dish, including fish), and dolce (dessert). There is also the optional contorni (sides, generally potatoes, salad, vegetables). It depends.

What is a unique food in Italy? ›

Bistecca alla Fiorentina

Bistecca alla Fiorentina is a legendary meat dish best described as T-bone made Florentine style. This is a traditional Italian dish, and according to Visit Tuscany, its origin allegedly goes way back to the 16th century.

What to have for an Italian dinner? ›

Italian dishes for main course include Italian sausages with polenta, easy agrodolce chicken and Italian baked meatballs. Finish with some fab Italian dessert ideas such as Italian lemon cake, homemade gelato and affogato.

What are the top 10 Italian appetizers? ›

The 11 Best Italian Appetizers Ever
  • Carbonara Arancini. ...
  • Chopped Italian Salad. ...
  • Pan-fried Scamorza with Arugula Salad. ...
  • Bruschetta of Spring Vegetables. ...
  • Bruschetta with Pickled Okra. ...
  • White-bean and Prosciutto Bruschetta. ...
  • Ricotta and Roasted Tomato Bruschetta with Pancetta. ...
  • Autumn Fritto Misto.
May 24, 2019

What should I serve for an Italian dinner? ›

Italian Dinner Party Recipes
  • Italian Sheet Pan Chicken. This Italian sheet pan chicken is a two-in-one. ...
  • Slow Roasted Salmon. ...
  • Rigatoni With Pork Ragout. ...
  • Lamb Osso Buco. ...
  • Bistecca Fiorentina. ...
  • Lasagna. ...
  • Gnocchi Alla Romana. ...
  • Springtime Lamb.
Sep 10, 2021

What is the rarest Italian dish? ›

Su filindeu—literally “threads of God” in Sardo—is unfathomably intricate. It's made by only three women on Earth, all of whom live on Sardinia. And they make it only for the biannual Feast of San Francesco. It's been this way for the last 200 years.

What is the oldest Italian dish? ›

A common dish in the Lunigiana region and historical territory of Italy, it is an ancient pasta originating from the Etruscan civilization of Italy. Testaroli has been described as "the earliest recorded pasta".

What is the Italian stomach dish? ›

Tripe (trippa in Italian) is a classic dish in regional Italian cuisine made from the edible lining of the stomachs of ruminants, primarily cows. In Lombardy, tripe may also be the first part of the small intestine of a veal calf or a steer. It is a simple dish, but it requires many hours of cooking time.

What are the most popular Italian meals? ›

What are the most popular Italian dishes?
  1. Spaghetti alla carbonara. Italy is well-known for its tempting pasta dishes with spaghetti alla carbonara being one of the most beloved. ...
  2. Arancini. ...
  3. Pizza. ...
  4. Polenta. ...
  5. Focaccia. ...
  6. Fiorentina. ...
  7. Ribollita. ...
  8. Risotto.

What is a typical Italian lunch at home? ›

A typical Italian lunch consists of a primo (pasta, soup or risotto dish), a secondo (meat or fish-based dish) and a contorno (side dish). Italians love their carbs and enjoy adding freshly grated Parmesan cheese to their dishes. Italians also exhibit a truly incredible talent for reinventing leftovers.

What should I serve at an Italian buffet? ›

  • 1Crispy air fryer Italian frittole. ...
  • 2Italian grazing plate. ...
  • 3Polenta chips with pesto dipping sauce. ...
  • 4Cheat's gelato pavlova. ...
  • 5Florentine potato bake. ...
  • 6Confit tomato and ricotta crostini. ...
  • 7Crusty Italian bread. ...
  • 8Semi-dried tomato arancini.

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