Looking for a plate of pasta that's a little bit healthier, but still hearty and filling?
Look no further than this pasta with broccoli. The combination of the tender broccoli florets and al dente pasta is perfectly complemented by the creamy sauce created with broccoli and parmesan cheese.
This traditional Italian recipe is a favorite for many reasons, but the best part is that it can be whipped up in no time.
All you need are some fresh clams, garlic, olive oil, and a handful of seasonings to create a delicious meal that will leave you feeling satisfied. The clams are cooked in a creamy white wine sauce, infusing the spaghetti with a delicate, subtle flavor that is irresistible.
When I have guests for special occasions over for lunch and I want to play it safe, I either make bolognese sauce and top the pasta with it, or I work on making lasagna bolognese like this one so I can make lunch ahead of time and bake at the right time.
Our Focaccia Recipe with Olives, Tomatoes & Rosemary is a crowd-pleaser and the perfect side dish to complement any Italian meal. This traditional bread is baked with a generous drizzle of olive oil, topped with juicy cherry tomatoes, savory black olives, and fresh sprigs of rosemary.
This recipe is incredibly versatile and can be customized to your liking. Switch out the olives for roasted red peppers, or add some Parmesan cheese for an extra burst of flavor.
If you're looking for a refreshing twist on a classic potato salad, this Italian version is sure to hit the spot. The addition of green beans and red onion gives it a pop of color and texture, while the simple dressing of olive oil and red wine vinegar lets the flavors of the vegetables shine through.
For those who want a pasta dish that's both comforting and healthy, our pasta with cauliflower recipe is a must-try. It's a perfect way to sneak some vegetables into your meal and satisfy your carb cravings at the same time.
Loaded with creamy pumpkin this pumpkin risotto recipe is a must-try for fall. This comforting and hearty dish combines sweet and savory tastes perfectly. The creamy texture of the pumpkin and Arborio rice pairs well with Parmesan cheese, creating a rich and satisfying flavor.
This dish is simple to make and requires just a few ingredients. Once layered together in a baking dish, it's baked until bubbly and golden brown, resulting in a delicious twist on the classic spaghetti dish.
Marinara sauce is a staple in Italian cooking and is made from just a few simple ingredients. The key to a delicious marinara sauce is letting it simmer for at least an hour to allow the flavors to fully develop.
Spaghetti arrabiata is a classic Italian dish that packs a spicy punch. The name literally translates to "angry spaghetti", and it's easy to see why. This pasta dish is made with a tomato-based sauce infused with red pepper flakes and garlic.
These tender, flavorful artichokes are filled with a delicious mixture of breadcrumbs, garlic, parsley, and Parmesan cheese. Baked in the oven until golden brown, they make for a mouth-watering side dish or easy lunch.
For those looking for a lighter option, the ribollita Italian bean soup is a perfect choice. This hearty soup is packed with wholesome vegetables and beans and finished off with chunks of bread, making it a filling and satisfying meal.
The combination of the fragrant basil, nutty pine nuts, and salty parmigiano reggiano cheese creates a rich and flavorful sauce that will make your taste buds sing. Plus, the vibrant green color of the pesto is sure to brighten up even the dreariest of evenings.
For those who are feeling adventurous in the kitchen, spaghetti alla bottarga di muggine is the perfect dish to try. Bottarga, a salted and cured fish roe, is a popular ingredient in Italian cuisine and brings a unique seafood flavor to this pasta dish.
For a lighter Italian dish try Panzanella Toscana salad. This bread and tomato salad is a simple yet flavorful choice that's perfect for warmer weather. The salad is also incredibly versatile - you can add cucumbers, peppers, or even grilled chicken to make it a complete meal.
This Easy Italian Pasta Salad is so simple and so attractive that you can make it for a weeknight meal, lunch or even for a crowd. A great pasta salad can be enjoyed anytime of the year. It combines rotini pasta, salami, fresh bell peppers, mozzarella cheese, artichoke hearts, grape tomatoes, sweet red onions and freshly grated Parmesan cheese tossed lightly with Italian dressing.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this roundup of delicious Italian lunch and dinner recipes!
Make sure to give these dishes a try, and don’t be afraid to experiment with your own twists and variations.
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