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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 both midweek dinners or weekend entertaining.

We've got everything you need, from Italian starter recipes like Italian vegetable soup – and mains like our delicious Italian spaghetti with clams – to delicious desserts - this tiramisu recipe is a big hit!

Why not try one of our favourite pasta recipes - start with our seriously tasty spaghetti Puttanesca recipe for dinner tonight!

Delicious Italian recipes

Italian inspiration pasta salad recipe

Italian inspiration pasta salad recipe

Our shortcut for busy cooks is to use a pot of tomato salsa to coat the pasta. Treat yourselves to the sun-blush tomatoes from the deli, pricey but so worth it!

Ciabatta recipe

Ciabatta recipe

To create the distinctive flavour and texture of ciabatta you will need to make an overnight starter, or as the Italians call it, 'biga'. The chewy crust, complex flavour and holey texture of this loaf are really worth the extra effort.

Calzone recipe

Calzone recipe

Italians enjoy these folded, baked pizzas as a street food similar to Cornish pasties. This version is packed with roasted Mediterranean vegetables, melting mozzarella and crumbled goats cheese.

Tiramisu roulade recipe

Tiramisu roulade recipe

Tiramisu roulade makes a twist on the classic Italian dessert

Chicken saltimbocca recipe

Chicken saltimbocca recipe

Originally made with veal, we think this Italian dish (literally meaning ‘jump in my mouth’) is just as delicious with chicken breasts

The ultimate assembly lunch recipe

The ultimate assembly lunch recipe

A french-style, help-yourself meal…

Chargrilled sirloin with rocket, Parmesan and lemon recipe

Chargrilled sirloin with rocket, Parmesan and lemon recipe

A simpler version of an Italian tagliata (which means "cut" or "sliced"), this recipe is a perfect summer way to serve steak

Italian Meatballs Recipe

Italian Meatballs Recipe

Feed your whole family with these Italian Meatballs. Serve with fresh basil, parmesan and a good quality dry spaghetti.

Beans and meatballs recipe

Beans and meatballs recipe

After the browning stage, these meatballs can be frozen for up to a month

Conchiglie with chorizo, chickpeas and roasted butternut squash

Conchiglie with chorizo, chickpeas and roasted butternut squash

This quick and easy recipe is a Spanish take on the traditional Italian pasta with pulses

Turkey pesto lasagne recipe

Turkey pesto lasagne recipe

Using cream and mozzarella to make a quick cheese sauce cuts down on cooking time in this easy, flavoursome recipe

Spinach and mushroom pappardelle recipe

Spinach and mushroom pappardelle recipe

This easy recipe makes a flavoursome pasta that is ready in forty minutes

Italian recipe collections

Italian Recipes for Entertaining

Italian Recipes for Entertaining

Pasta is a midweek favourite, but Italian recipes will be a crowd-pleaser at even the chicest dinner parties

Top 15 Risotto Recipes

Top 15 Risotto Recipes

Tasty risotto recipes with a host of different ingredients to satisfy your appetite