Italian Recipes

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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

Tagliatelle with Pesto and Courgettes

Tagliatelle with Pesto and Courgettes

This tagliatelle with pesto and courgettes is the classic 'Pesto Pasta'...with a twist.

Bruschetta with Baked Borlotti Beans and Roasted Peppers

Bruschetta with Baked Borlotti Beans and Roasted Peppers

This bruschetta with baked borlotti beans and roasted peppers makes us completely review what we previously thought about bread and toppings

Cauliflower Pizza with Goats' Cheese and Roasted Veg

Cauliflower Pizza with Goats' Cheese and Roasted Veg

This cauliflower "pizza" with goats' cheese and roasted veg is scrumptious, nutritious, and yummy to all!

Aubergine Parmigiana

Aubergine Parmigiana

This takes a bit of time to assemble but it freezes well. Use vegetarian cheese if you're serving strict veggies.

Classic Italian Minestrone Soup

Classic Italian Minestrone Soup

A hearty classic Italian minestrone soup, packed with vegetables and delicious pasta

11 Italian Food Trends You'll Be Eating This Summer

11 Italian Food Trends You'll Be Eating This Summer

Find out the foodie trends coming out of Italy this summer from Asda's innovation development chef, Mark Richmond

Ragu

Ragu

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.

Tomato and Goats' Cheese Pizza

Tomato and Goats' Cheese Pizza

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

Artichoke, Caper and Lemon Risotto

Artichoke, Caper and Lemon Risotto

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

Crispy Artichokes with Lemon

Crispy Artichokes with Lemon

Artichokes with lemon make a luxe little dish that takes hardly any time to prepare and a perfect antipasti to share

Sunken Eggs

Sunken Eggs

This Italian-themed sunken eggs dish is perfect for Sunday brunch or if you're cooking for a crowd

Ginger and Amaretto Panna Cotta

Ginger and Amaretto Panna Cotta

These lovely panna cottas are spiced with warming ginger – plus a splash of festive amaretto thrown in!

Coffee Bean Panna Cotta with Espresso Syrup

Coffee Bean Panna Cotta with Espresso Syrup

The coffee bean in the panna cotta is a great caffeine substitute after your meal and an easy-to-make dessert

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta

Wild Mushroom Bruschetta

Make this simple starter special with a mixture of wild mushrooms and herbs - ideal for vegetarians!

Italian-Style Trifle

Italian-Style Trifle

A boozy Italian trifle recipe that you can prepare ahead and leave in the fridge and allow the flavours to mingle