Explore the flavors of Italy with our collection of 15 homemade Italian dinners that go beyond spaghetti. Italy's food is famous for more than just pasta, and these recipes will introduce you to a world of Italian flavors. From hearty risottos to delicious meat and seafood dishes, there's a variety of options to choose from.
Creamiest Tomato Risotto
This Tomato Risotto is an incredibly simple recipe but is still packed with flavor in each bite to give you a dinner meal that's sure to become a family favorite! It features perfectly cooked risotto with a beautiful, creamy texture and the fresh summer flavors of cherry tomatoes. What's best is that it's also vegan and can be made in just 30 minutes from scratch! Get the recipe.
Stovetop Grilled Vegetable Panini
Loaded with flavorful Grilled Veggies, melty Mozzarella and smothered in grilled pepper tapenade, these easy Stovetop Grilled Vegetable Panini don't require panini maker. You can make them with just a grill pan and one easy trick. Get the recipe.
One Pot Chicken Contadina
Fall-off-the bone chicken is smothered in a rich vegetable-infused sauce. This One Pot Chicken Contadina or a Country Style Chicken is an easy Italian recipe for a hearty weeknight meal. Simple ingredients - insanely delicious result. Get the recipe.
Hearty Old-Fashioned Minestrone Soup
This Hearty Old-Fashioned Minestrone soup is filled with wholesome ingredients like leeks, beans and potatoes. It's popular among kids and adults and is sure to fill you up on chilly winter days. Be sure to add some crusty bread to round out the meal. Get the recipe.
Creamy Polenta with Mushrooms
This 30-minute Vegan Polenta Recipe gets its unique flavor from an umami-packed Miso Paste. Served with quick vegan sautéed mushrooms, this dairy-free polenta is SO creamy and perfect for busy days. It's healthy, comforting, and easy to make. Get the recipe.
Crispy Chicken Milanese with Tomato Arugula Salad
This recipe for Chicken Milanese is truly the BEST you will ever have. Crispy breaded Italian chicken cutlets get topped with a lemony arugula tomato salad and shaved Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. It's a simple and delicious Italian dinner that will have you coming back for seconds (and thirds). Get the recipe.
Sausage Frittata is a delightful, savory meal that everyone can enjoy. This dish is a perfect blend of fluffy eggs, spicy sausage, fresh veggies, and gooey cheese, resulting in a robust and hearty one-pan meal. It's versatile for breakfast, brunch, or even dinner and the best part is that it's easy to make. Get the recipe.
Roasted Tomato and Meatball Polenta
Roasted tomato and meatball polenta is a fast weeknight dinner that everyone will love. The creamy polenta, classic meatballs and juicy tomatoes in this main course come together perfectly to make wonderful comfort food. This Italian meal is quick and easy to prepare and the flavour is simply wonderful and will become a family favorite. Get the recipe.
Italian Tuna White Bean Salad
This tasty Italian tuna bean salad, or insalata di tonno e fagioli as it’s known in Italy, features fresh tuna fish steaks and cannellini beans as the main ingredients. Italian fresh tuna salad makes a satisfying lunch, or you can enjoy the Mediterranean flavors by enjoying it as a side dish with a main course or a snack. Get the recipe.
Gnocchi with Bacon & Mushrooms
Make this Gnocchi with Bacon & Mushrooms in just 25 minutes, with few ingredients and incredible taste. Made with store bought gnocchi and a touch of cream it's topped with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese. Get the recipe.
Baked Chicken Scarpariello, hailing from Italian culinary traditions, seamlessly melds the tanginess of vinegar, the depth of roasted peppers, and the succulence of chicken. This dish, often referred to as "Shoemaker's Chicken," tells a story in every bite – a story of rustic Italian kitchens where simplicity meets flavor. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto
Craving a rich, hearty, one-pan meal that warms your soul? This Pumpkin and Mushroom Risotto recipe is your answer! It's a delicious blend of creamy Arborio rice, earthy shiitake mushrooms, and smooth pumpkin puree. It’s the best way to use pumpkin puree! Get the recipe.
Baked Italian Sausage and Peppers
This classic baked Italian sausage and peppers recipe is made even better by roasting Italian sausage, sweet peppers and onions on a sheet pan so they're browned, caramelized, buttery and delicious. Easy prep and clean up! Get the recipe.
Roman Chicken Cacciatore
Roman Chicken Cacciatore is an easy, inexpensive and incredibly delicious weeknight dinner. Bone-in chicken thighs slowly braised in a flavorful sauce made from white wine, vinegar, garlic and rosemary. Get the recipe.
Creamy Toscana Soup
This Toscana Soup Recipe is the ultimate low carb comfort food! Made with sausage, spinach, and veggies, your family will love this hearty, rich, and creamy Italian soup! Get the recipe.