Italian recipes

Italian recipes, pasta, spaghetti, risotto, deserts and more!
In our Italian recipes section you can find famous italian recipes for pasta, chicken, lasagna, gnocchi, tiramisu, risotto and much more. All of our recipes have simple to follow instructions and most of them include a photo. Browse below for the latest recipes. If you can't find what you are looking for, try the search function above.

Panna cotta with a berry compote recipe 

A simple Italian desert, panna cotta is cooked cream with vanilla, topped with a coulis, compote or fresh fruit. This recipe uses a compote made with an assortment of berries, sugar and muscat (or moscato) wine.
Tags: heavy whipping cream, sugar, strawberries, rasberries, blackberries 

Ciabatta bread recipe 

A recipe for the classic Italian bread, ciabatta. Ciabatta literally meaning slipper, got its name because of its slipper like shape. The bread is made in two steps. In the first one, the 'sponge' is prepared and in the second one, the bread is made using the sponge. The sponge will need to rest for a day so to make ciabatta, you have to start a day ahead.
Tags: active dry yeast, bread flour, olive oil, milk, water 

Roasted tomato and white bean salad recipe 

A tasty, low fat salad recipe that is great as a starter or a light main dish. This salad uses cannellini beans, dried or canned, black olives, fresh basil leaves, lemon rind and a simple olive oil based dressing. If you use dried beans, you will have to soak them overnight, and cook them afterwords. Using canned beans will save you the preparation time.
Tags: cannellini beans, tomatoes, black olives, basil leaves, lemon rind 

Panzanella (Italian salad with ciabatta) recipe 

A famous Italian salad recipe that uses tomatoes, cucumbers, celery and red onion together with leftover ciabatta bread. Easy to make and healthy, this salad can be served alone, as a light meal or as a starter.
Tags: ciabatta, tomatoes, cucumber, celery, fresh basil 

Pasta with Sicilian style mussels recipe (with photos) 

A delicious pasta dish using fresh mussels, steamed in white wine and herbs and then cooked with olive oil, garlic, capers and black olives. This dish is extremely easy and fast to prepare, provided you have prepared the mussels.
Tags: fresh mussels, garlic, capers, black olives, pasta 

Italian pasta salad recipe 

A recipe for a typical Italian pasta salad. This salad can be refrigerated and eaten the next day. Main ingredients are the fussili or farfalle, capers, black olives, tomatoes and basil. The secret in making pasta salads is using fresh, good quality ingredients, a nice dressing and refrigerating the salad for at least 2 hours before serving, so that the flavors develop. A salad dressing for this recipe is included but you can use a ready made Italian dressing if you like
Tags: red bell pepper, black olives, onion, tomatoes, farfalle 

Spaghetti with garlic shrimp recipe 

An easy spaghetti and garlic shrimp recipe. Use fresh, medium or large sized shrimps for best results.
Tags: shrimps, garlic, parsley, white wine, butter 

Fettuccine with gorgonzola and sweet onion sauce recipe 

A simple pasta dish using a creamy sauce made with gorgonzola and sweet onions.
Tags: Gorgonzola cheese, red onion, garlic, rosemary, butter 

Chicken cacciatore (Pollo cacciatore) recipe 

Chicken cacciatore is a another famous Italian chicken dish with many variations or different versions available worldwide. The basic method is to slow cook chicken pieces in red wine together with vegetables and herbs. This recipe uses, among other ingredients, black olives, capers and fresh basil leaves. The chicken pieces should be cooked slowly, over low heat for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. This might seem a lot, but it is what makes this dish so delicious.
Tags: chicken pieces, black olives, capers, red dry wine, garlic 

Osso buco (with white wine and rosemary) recipe 

Another recipe for Osso buco, an Italian classic veal recipe. Veal shanks are first browned and then slowly cooked in a stock made of vegetables, herbs (oregano, thyme and rosemary) and white wine.
Tags: veal shanks, onion, carrot, white wine, rosemary 

Click here for a full listing of recipes in this section.