Traditional Roman-style Carbonara uses carryover heat from the piping hot pasta to cook eggs into a silky, creamy sauce. This updated take adds Brussels sprouts to help cut the richness of the bacon and eggs. Once you prep the ingredients, the recipe comes together fast for an easy weeknight meal that is elegant enough to serve to guests at a dinner party.
Guanciale is a rich and flavorful cured meat which lends deep flavor to this special pasta dish, while the walnut crumbs add appealing texture. When the poached egg, which is served whole on top of each plate, is burst, the yolk oozes out to add another level of rich flavor and creamy texture to the dish.
One Pot Lasagna Bolognese is an easy weeknight meal, made in just 30 minutes in one pot, for easy prep and easy clean-up!
The key ingredient in this Lasagna Bolognese is the slow cooked Bolognese sauce that is rich and flavorful. Once the sauce has cooked down, it’s layered with cheese and pasta for an indulgent lasagna recipe that will impress everyone at your next dinner party!
Prepared best in a large nonstick skillet, this pasta dish comes together in minutes and is equally at home when served for weeknight dinners or special-occasion gatherings.
Classic Caprese gets a major upgrade with this easy, cheesy chicken Caprese skillet!
This beef puttanesca pizza is the perfect gourmet pizza night option. Fully loaded with tons of flavor and ready in just 30 minutes. You’ll love this delicious pasta sauce pizza twist.
This rich and creamy dish comes together quickly with the use of prepackaged gnocchi and frozen spinach. It’s a restaurant quality meal that you can have on the table in as little as 30 minutes and will appeal to even the pickiest of palates with its creamy sauce and tender pasta.
Roasting fennel heightens its natural sweet flavor and leaves just a subtle hint of the enticing licorice flavor for which it is known.
Veal Osso Buco is the perfect cold weather dish. It’s rich and hearty and filled with tomatoes, vegetables and a splash of dry white wine. Perfect when served next to buttery mashed potatoes.
This small batch Italian wedding soup is the perfect soup for just two. It’s simple, flavorful and can easily be doubled if needed.
These easy-to-prepare gnocchi come together in just minutes and offer the satisfaction of something that took all day to prepare. Browed butter and crispy fried basil up the flavor factor without any added fuss and turn this Italian staple into a gourmet meal.
Polpettone is an Italian-style meatloaf made with veal, beef and pancetta. The lack of any tomato sauce and the addition of the grated Parmesan cheese along with the lemon zest, cinnamon and touch of nutmeg in the loaf may seem a bit odd at first but once you taste it, you’ll realize this dish is an easy centerpiece for an Italian feast.
Delicious Bolognese sauce gets a makeover with the addition of ground lamb. Served with fresh pasta and topped with just a sprinkling of grated Parmesan cheese.
This updated version of the classic Sicilian fried cheese-stuffed rice balls are coated with Panko bread crumbs, a Japanese style bread crumb that stays crunchy and crisp when fried. If you can’t find them at the grocery store you can always substitute regular bread crumbs in its place.
Stuffed artichokes can be quite challenging to make if you keep them whole. But if you cut them in half, they’re much easier to prepare, and they’re not quite the same huge portion, making them more appropriate for a first course. You can use any Italian spice mix you like, or use oregano, basil, or a mix of the two. For the cheese, use what you like. Provolone, Parmesan, Asiago, or an aged mozzarella would be fine. Or a mix.
There are countless variations on this soup, which—contrary to popular belief, is named for the way the flavors of the greens and meat marry so well (and not for the occasions on which it is served). But go ahead—serve it at a wedding to symbolize the harmony you’ll experience in life together.
Topped with red onions, artichoke hearts, prosciutto and tons of melted cheese, you better bring a hungry stomach before diving into this New York-inspired dish.
Satisfying cheesy comfort food is lightened up a bit with bright lemon zest and sweet peas. A risotto is the perfect bed to nestle several succulent grilled shrimp that have been tossed in a garlicky basil pesto. Serve with rosé wine and a side of bruschetta and you’ll have quite the dinner party that can be thrown together in a snap!
This easy recipe is eggs and toast all in one, with some healthy greens too!