Italian recipes are about so much more than just pizza and pasta. Although a good pizza and fresh pasta do go a long way, we’ve got so many wonderful Italian meat dishes, bruschetta recipes, fish and dessert recipes for you to try your hand at.
You really can’t go wrong with a tasty Italian recipe - they’re so versatile, perfect for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike and great for either a midweek dinner or weekend entertaining. Italian recipes are adored by everyone – adults and kids alike will love them and they’ll quick become part of your staple weekly menu.
Why not kickstart your dinner party with an Italian vegetable or minestrone soup – really rich in flavour and delightfully warming. Follow it up with a creamy risotto that takes no time at all and you don’t have to slave over. For an informal dinner party, homemade pizza is always a big hit, especially when you top it with prosciutto and some fresh rocket leaves.
We also have plenty of Italian seafood dishes. Clams and spaghetti, or seafood linguine are both great options either for a quick supper or for a fancier occasion when you’re having friends round.
We shouldn’t forget Italian desserts. We have so many wonderful desserts for you to try: from a classic tiramisu to a lovely fruit and nut tart to so many variations on the traditional panna cotta recipe. For a grown-up dessert, try our rum panna cotta with salted caramel – the flavours of the season, or perhaps you might prefer our panna cotta with roasted figs and honey. These are really great for finishing off a dinner party, as they are perfectly creamy, delicate and full of sophisticated flavours. They also make great individual serving portions.
Browse through and find your favourite Italian recipes, and a few new ones that you’ve not tried before.
Delicious Italian recipes
Pasta Sauce: Recipes And Pasta Sauce Ideas That Freeze Fantastically For Perfect Homemade Ready-Meals
There's no reason fast-food can't mean homemade, thanks to this collection of authentic Italian sauces that freeze beautifully...
A really good ragu takes a long time to cook. We’ve used a mix of beef and pork mince for more flavour – and fewer calories! The addition of milk in this recipe may sound weird, but it softens the texture of the mince.
For a delicious FODMAP friendly dinner for all the family, try this simple meatball recipe with a kick
If mac and cheese is your ultimate comfort food you'll love this healthy version. With some clever substitutions we have devised a mac and cheese recipe that won't ruin your diet...
A simple lemon risotto is always a hit for dinner, we've added artichoke and capers to give it a bit of pep using mostly storecupboard ingredients
This tagliatelle with pesto and courgettes is the classic 'Pesto Pasta'...with a twist.
Originally made with veal, we think this Italian dish (literally meaning ‘jump in my mouth’) is just as delicious with chicken breasts
This meat-free cannelloni recipe will be a huge hit with everyone. For strict vegetarians, ensure the cheeses are veggie too
Sun blush tomatoes really make this wonderful Italian inspired pasta salad that's quick to make and tastes great
Looking for a new pasta salad recipe? Try our tasty oven-dried tomato and basil pasta salad, it's packed full of Italian flavours