These Italian dinner ideas will have your family praising your amazing cooking skills! These are all pretty easy recipes to prepare, and who doesn't love traditional Italian dishes?
I just got back from Sicily and Rome, sailing on the Costa Smeralda ship, a gorgeous new Italian cruise ship. The Italian food was wonderful on the ship, as well as in Sicily and Rome, where I stayed for an extra couple of days. I think I could eat Italian cuisine every night!
There's no need to go to an Italian restaurant with all these easy Italian recipes at hand. You can do this!
Starting with an Italian appetizer is always fun. In fact, we often eat appetizers as our main course for a quick meal! My best bruschetta recipe, bruschetta with mozzarella, or this caponata siciliana all make delicious starters or perfect finger food for a dinner party.
Serve any of these dishes with this wonderful rosemary garlic bread recipe to sop up the wonderful broths or sauces and you'll be set with a taste of Italy.
Watching your weight? I've got a list of Weight Watchers Italian recipes.
Oven Braised Beef Recipe
Parmesan Risotto Recipe
Delicious Walnut Sauce Recipe for Pasta
Cioppino with Clam and Mussels Recipe
Butternut Squash Pasta Sauce with Fettuccine
Grilled Bruschetta Chicken
One Pot Italian Pasta Soup for an Easy Weeknight Supper
Italian Bean Soup
Italian Seafood Pasta Recipe
Linguine Aglio E Olio Recipe
Spinach Stuffed Shells
Authentic (Quick) Italian Tomato Sauce for Pasta
Traditional Italian Pasta e Fagioli
Escarole and Beans
Italian Savory Pie
Homemade Lasagna Recipe
Sunday Gravy Recipe (Italian Sunday Sauce)
Chicken Cacciatore Recipe
Best Carbonara Recipe
Classic Italian Stuffed Peppers
La Stracciatella Soup (Italian Egg Drop Soup)
Gnocchi Alla Romana (Semolina Gnocchi)
Instant Pot Bolognese Sauce
Crepe Cannelloni with Ricotta and Spinach
Lemon Asparagus Risotto
Copycat Olive Garden Chicken Gnocchi Soup Recipe
Spicy Chicken Riggies
Chicken Saltimbocca an Italian Classic
Homemade Vegan Ravioli Recipe
Best Chicken Parmesan Recipe
Spaghetti alla Puttanesca
Classic Lasagna with Béchamel Sauce
Baked Ziti Recipe
Fettuccine Primavera: Easy Creamy Pasta with Vegetables
Whenever you're making Italian food or any other recipe, remember that olive oil does go bad! If you've had a giant opened bottle of olive oil you haven't used in a year, it's more than likely rancid and could ruin all your hard work. Buy fresh olive oil every six months or so.
Don't toss that rind of parmesan! It will give wonderful flavor to soup recipes and stews.
When using salt after cooking a dish, we use Maldon salt. It's a flaky salt just for finishing. I think you'll agree it adds amazing flavor!
A green salad with a dressing of olive oil and balsamic vinegar would be a perfect pairing to any of these meals.
Most of these dishes can be made in advance, but check each website to be sure.
Most of these dishes will keep for a couple of days in an airtight container or wrapped in foil to easily stick in the oven for reheating, but check each recipe for details.
Which of these classic Italian recipes will you make for Italian night this week?