Bucatini Cacio e Pepe (Roman Sheep Herder's Pasta)
Buckwheat Queen

Bucatini Cacio e Pepe (Roman Sheep Herder's Pasta)

This peasant food comes from Roman sheep herders who had little time and money to spend on eating. They used their sheep's cheese and a bit of the water that cooked the pasta to create a cream, then added black pepper to give it some extra flavor. Cheap, easy, and fast: this was perfect for them and for us even today!

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 Torta di Mele (Italian Apple Cake)
Giulia

Torta di Mele (Italian Apple Cake)

This Italian apple cake recipe is from my mom and reminds me of my childhood. It tastes delicious, and I bake it for my family now.

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 Italian Shrimp and Scallop Risotto
tea

Italian Shrimp and Scallop Risotto

The secret to making a good seafood risotto is to use a high-quality fish stock and of course the freshest seafood you can find. Cook the shellfish and rice separately, as the rice needs more time. If you cook them together, the shellfish will overcook and get chewy.

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 Italian Baked Meatballs
Dawn Fronius

Italian Baked Meatballs

This recipe makes the most tender and tasty meatballs. I also freeze these meatballs and take out how many servings I need for each meal. If cooking in sauce, add baked meatballs 20 minutes before serving time.

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 Traditional Spaghetti all'Amatriciana
Aldo

Traditional Spaghetti all'Amatriciana

This classic Roman pasta dish is quick and easy to make with few ingredients. Traditionally, guanciale is used, but I prefer pancetta.

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 Hearty Minestrone Soup (Instant Pot®)
FestivelySouthern

Hearty Minestrone Soup (Instant Pot®)

So I feel like I am using my Instant Pot® at least 4 times a week. I have been having a great time experimenting and am amazed at the way the flavors are locked in and how quickly the meals are finished... not to say the super easy clean up. The main insert can go in the dishwasher and I hand-clean the top with very sudsy water.

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 Lasagne Alla Bolognese Saporite
Alemarsi

Lasagne Alla Bolognese Saporite

This is the classic lasagne alla Bolognese recipe from the Emilia region in Northern Italy. The Bolognese sauce is made with a mixture of beef and pork mince. The addition of prosciutto, red wine, cinnamon, and nutmeg make it truly authentic.

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 Lemony Pork Piccata
Jackie Cree

Lemony Pork Piccata

A wonderful tender pork dish with a delicate piccata sauce. Very simple and really delicious.

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 Tortellini Pesto Salad
Jenny Saunders

Tortellini Pesto Salad

Wonderful pasta salad. So different from the Italian dressing pasta salads. Very hearty side dish or main dish for lunch. Crunchy veggies and rich pesto sauce.

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 Chicken and Asparagus Fettuccine
STEPHNDON

Chicken and Asparagus Fettuccine

This is so rich and filling that one serving goes a long way. Crusty bread and a salad is all this creamy dish needs to make a complete and hearty meal.

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 Chef John's Italian Meatballs
Chef John

Chef John's Italian Meatballs

Homemade meatballs are a very easy to make, and since we skip the very messy step of pan-frying these before they hit the sauce, it becomes downright simple. Here I use a standard half-beef/half-pork mixture. You can substitute water or beef broth for the milk, if preferred.

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 Panna Cotta
CHERYLA33

Panna Cotta

A traditional, easy, and delicious Italian custard. I had a difficult time finding a good and easy recipe on the internet, so I made up my own recipe. It tastes just like the panna cotta served at Italian restaurants. Serve with warm hot fudge sauce and fresh raspberries on top. This keeps well for several days in the refrigerator.

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 Homemade Lasagna
CRAIG

Homemade Lasagna

This is my mom's special homemade lasagna recipe with made from scratch tomato sauce and delicious, cheesy filling. I have found none better anywhere. Serve with a leafy green salad and crusty garlic bread, if desired.

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 Chicken Parmesan
Chef John

Chicken Parmesan

My version of chicken parmesan is a little different than what they do in the restaurants, with less sauce and a crispier crust.

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 Spaghetti Aglio e Olio
Chef John

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

No two spaghetti aglio e olio recipes are alike, but this one is pretty true to the classic method. The key is slowly toasting the garlic slices to a perfect golden-brown in the olive oil. If it's too light, you don't get the full flavor and if it's too dark it gets bitter. My advice? Do it perfectly.

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 Manicotti
Anny

Manicotti

Delicious! Serve with a crispy salad and garlic bread, and you'll have a dish your family will love! The kids like to help stuff the noodles too!

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 Garlic Butter
Denyse

Garlic Butter

Sometimes the basics are the best! I've used this simple recipe for years to make garlic bread, and any leftovers go great on barbequed steaks, pasta, rice or potatoes. You can use any butter or margarine you like. Also, fresh or minced garlic in a jar works well. Adjust the amount of garlic to your taste.

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 How to Make Perfect Polenta
Chef John

How to Make Perfect Polenta

Polenta is nothing more than coarsely ground cornmeal. The classic ratio is 1 part polenta to 4 parts water, but I like to measure the polenta just a little scant of a full cup. I often use chicken broth instead of water. It's a perfect base for any kind of saucy meat or mushroom ragout.

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 Shrimp Scampi with Pasta
JustJen

Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

Well-rounded seafood and pasta dish. Good with any pasta; angel hair is less filling.

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 Italian Wedding Cookies III
Chris Hetherington

Italian Wedding Cookies III

Also sometimes called 'Mexican wedding cookie', 'Russian tea cakes', or 'butterballs', can also be made into crescents. You can also substitute pecans and they are very good as well. This is the best version of these I have ever seen, it was given me by a friend who grew up in central Europe.

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 Pan-Fried Asparagus
Kim

Pan-Fried Asparagus

This garlic asparagus dish is a Northern Italian side dish. My family loves it! Even the kids!

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 Pesto Pasta
Lauren

Pesto Pasta

Easy to make, but full of flavor! Good hot or cold.

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 Chicken Marsala
Anonymous

Chicken Marsala

A delicious, classic chicken dish -- lightly coated chicken breasts braised with Marsala wine and mushrooms. Easy and ideal for both a quick weeknight entree AND serving to company.

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 Pasta Salad
Cyndie

Pasta Salad

A dear friend gave me this recipe many years ago and I've been making it ever since. It's great for barbecues.

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 Chicken Milanese
Sherbear1

Chicken Milanese

I made this recipe up after not finding very many recipes for chicken milanese to go with my pasta. It is quick and delicious.

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 Italian Wedding Soup I
Star Pooley

Italian Wedding Soup I

Coming from Rhode Island, this soup was traditionally served at Italian weddings. Serve with grated Parmesan cheese.

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 Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli
Callie1025

Homemade Four Cheese Ravioli

Great homemade Italian ravioli recipe that I have recreated to taste like the ravioli at Maggiano's restaurant. Don't be intimidated by the large list of ingredients, it is well worth it!

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 Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs
Jeremy

Italian Spaghetti Sauce with Meatballs

This is a recipe I got from my mother years ago—it's great.

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 Cioppino
Star Pooley

Cioppino

A wonderful seafood stew! Serve with a loaf of warm, crusty bread for sopping up the delicious broth!

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 Pizzelles III
Marianne Jungels

Pizzelles III

This recipe calls for a batter-like dough and is baked on a pizzelle iron. Powdered sugar adds an elegant touch. In the Italian version, vanilla is replaced by anise. Chocolate may also be used.

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 Slow Cooker Lasagna
KIMIRN

Slow Cooker Lasagna

This recipe is so easy, you might think that you are doing something wrong. It is delicious!

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 Easy Lasagna II
Joanie Heger

Easy Lasagna II

My family loves lasagna, but sometimes I lack the time for the long version. This is easy and satisfies everyone. Try it tonight!

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 Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage (Mild or Hot)
Michelle Leigh Gossman

Homemade Sweet Italian Sausage (Mild or Hot)

This is a very versatile Italian sausage which can be used in many different ways. You can take it from mild to hot and it's very easy to use. There are also different options for type of meat to use, like ground chuck or ground turkey (do not use ground beef). If using ground turkey, you'll have to coat your skillet with a little olive or veggie oil before cooking as it has very little fat and will stick to skillet.

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 Caprese Appetizer
Jessi

Caprese Appetizer

Caprese salad skewers. Perfect for holiday parties.

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 Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches
MAUREENBURR

Slow Cooker Italian Beef for Sandwiches

This makes a sandwich similar to one I used to get at a local restaurant when I lived in a suburb of Chicago. My all time favorite! Serve on crusty rolls with roasted sweet or hot peppers, if desired.

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 World's Best Pasta Sauce!
John Chandler

World's Best Pasta Sauce!

Well, my lasagna has become quite popular, and I think the sauce from that makes amazing meat sauce as well. So I thought I would post it by its self.

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