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
This takes a bit of time to assemble but it freezes well. Use vegetarian cheese if you're serving strict veggies.
A hearty classic Italian minestrone soup, packed with vegetables and delicious pasta
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.
Simple tomato and goats' cheese pizza is all about quality ingredients and uses a ciabatta mix so that it takes just 20 minutes to prepare
Artichokes with lemon make a luxe little dish that takes hardly any time to prepare and a perfect antipasti to share
This Italian-themed sunken eggs dish is perfect for Sunday brunch or if you're cooking for a crowd
The coffee bean in the panna cotta is a great caffeine substitute after your meal and an easy-to-make dessert
Make this simple starter special with a mixture of wild mushrooms and herbs - ideal for vegetarians!
Sun blush tomatoes really make this wonderful Italian inspired pasta salad