Cuisine - Italian
This elegant Piemontese entrée gets great flavor from a hearty Barolo or Barbera red wine. Serves 4.
A unique twist on an Italian classic, tender, juicy chicken breasts are stuffed with red-ripe heirloom tomatoes, pesto and fresh buffalo mozzarella, then grilled for an amazing entrée that promises to transport you to the land of love.
Aptly named, “al mattone,” meaning “under a brick” in Italian, this chicken recipe will become a summer grilling favorite. Prepare chicken one day ahead, and pair it with melon-arugula salad for a crisp and refreshing side. Serves 4.
A wonderful way to welcome spring, this zesty and flavorful chicken-and-pasta dish makes the most of seasonal veggies. Serves 4.
This deeply satisfying chicken dish is layered with flavors from simmering and braising in fire-roasted tomatoes, tangy capers, earthy mushrooms and fresh vegetables. Complete the experience with authentically Italian Creamy Parmesan Polenta.
Active time: 20 min
Cook time: 40 min
Special tools: 5-qt braising pan or Dutch oven with lid
A smoky-sweet sauce plays the starring role in these finger-licking-good sandwiches. Serves 4.
Saltimbocca means “jump in your mouth”, which is exactly what the flavors do in this dish!
These are some of the best salt and vinegar wings we’ve ever tasted! Serves 4-6.
A hearty meal that feeds many, this Italian classic with a chicken-basil-sausage twist is flavored with herbs, creamy cheeses and marinara. Leafy greens, dressed with simple vinaigrette, are perfect alongside this mouth-watering dish.
Take traditional lasagna south of the border with a fiery combination of corn tortillas, chilies, veggies, chorizo and savory spices. Serves 6-8.
This Italian-style polenta can be served in place of pasta for many meals. For a perfect pairing, serve it with our recipe for Chicken Cacciatore, a deeply satisfying chicken dish featuring fire-roasted tomatoes, tangy capers, earthy mushrooms and fresh vegetables.
When grilled cheese and PB&J just won’t do, try this flavorful sandwich with tasty, tart apples, pungent onions and a sweet fig spread.
Colorful and satisfying, grilled veggies are a welcome counterpoint to rich and creamy polenta in this best-of-the-season dish.
This recipe serves as a vegetarian meal with a green salad or can accompany barbecued meats.
Join the newest trend in outdoor cooking – grill a pizza! You’ll need a medium hot grill.
A favorite from Italy’s Piedmont region, this tasty appetizer combines smoky grilled polenta with slightly spicy and salty Raschera cheese. Serves 8-10.
Savor each bite of grilled vegetables, fresh pesto and tangy chèvre, a goats’ milk cheese that gives these grilled pizzas a little extra zip. Makes two medium pizzas.
Regarded as the quintessential Italian appetizer, try our recipe for Insalata Caprese. It’s an elegant way to start any meal.
This simple yet flavorful Italian dish can be served with buttered pasta, roasted potatoes or our recipe for Sautéed Broccolini, Sweet Peppers and Onions.
Difficulty: easy to moderate
Prep: 20 min
Non-active: 30 min to overnight
Cook time: 30 min
Special tools: meat mallet or heavy pan, kitchen twine*
A popular comfort food in Italy, polenta is now making a comeback as a delicious alternative to pasta.
Smoked mozzarella, spinach, roasted red pepper and tasty marinara bring color and Italian flavor to this feel-good entrée. For a complete meal, serve this “give-me-seconds” main course with herbed and buttered gnocchi, roasted potatoes or pasta, and warm bread.
Sub, hero, hoagie, po’ boy, grinder… no matter what you call this sandwich, the end result is the same - satisfaction! Enjoy these for lunch or dinner served alongside warm Italian-style oven fries.
Savory and satisfying, this neo-traditional rice dish is a perfect combination of risotto, pumpkin and sweet Italian sausage, punctuated by fresh herbs and Manchego cheese. An all around feel-good meal that makes great leftovers. (Serves 6)
This feel-good food has all the makings of a delicious dish: pasta, savory meats, fire-roasted tomatoes and a rich and satisfying Béchamel sauce. Serve with a crisp, green salad for a complete meal.
An authentic dish from the Italian island of Sardegna (Sardinia), this recipe features handmade, chewy semolina dumplings, savory sausage and salty Pecorino cheese. For a slight variation, the ragù can also be enjoyed over gnocchi. Serves 4-6.
Cioppino is a flavorful seafood stew created by Italian fishermen in the San Francisco area in the late 1800s. This version focuses on local ingredients. Avoid overcooking the delicate seafood by having all the ingredients available and prepped before starting. Serve with toasted artisan bread.
A delicious appetizer, this warm-weather roasted pepper spread is great served with toasted bread. Serves 4-6.
Delicious and comforting, this pasta dish, with its fresh roasted pumpkin and spicy Italian sausage, marries our favorite fall flavors. Wild mushrooms, toasted pepitas and fresh pecorino add texture, flavor and flourish. Serve with wine and warm bread.
Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 45 min
This flavorful chicken and pasta dish makes the most of fresh pasta, herbs and peak-of-the-season tomatoes. Serves 4.
Salumi, which means “cured meats” in Italian, define this hearty pizza. Bold flavors combine to make the sauce truly unique. To tone it down a bit, substitute a traditional tomato sauce of your choosing. And pick from a wide variety of specialty cured meats to customize and make it your own.
Fresh, colorful and quick, these sautéed vegetables make a healthy side for many meals.
Prep: 10 min
Cook time: 2 min
A creamy seafood pasta that features salmon, leeks and a lemony dill sauce for a quick weeknight meal that’s both flavorful and nutritious. Serves 4.
Crispy bread and creamy cheese combine to make this scrumptious appetizer. Serves 4-6.
Enjoy this Italian-style recipe for shrimp skewers with other appetizers for a wonderful start to any meal. Buon appetito! Serves 4-6.
This vegetable and seafood pasta makes an excellent entrée. Punctuated with fresh lemon, garlic and spices, serve it with garlic bread and a green salad for a complete meal. Serves 2.
Try this Italian dish served alongside your favorite red wine for a truly authentic appetizer. Serves 6-8.
Share the magnificent flavors of this traditional Italian staple with your family for a delicious feast any time of year. Serves 4-6.
Fire up the grill and cater to everyone’s tastes with three variations of pesto to bring out the best in steak, chicken and shrimp. Serves 4.
“Tiramisù” is Italian for “pick me up” and this espresso-infused treat will do just that. Layers of goodness make this mouthwatering dessert hard to refuse. Makes 9-inch spring form or 9-inch square pan.
Torta Rustica, which literally means “rustic pie” in Italian, can be made a myriad of ways: stuffed with sausage, tomatoes and cheese like a pizza, or with eggs, salami, cured meats, and vegetables. A perfect make-ahead dish for special occasions, this layered deep-dish pie is served at room temperature.