10 Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

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10 Italian Recipes Your Family Will Love

Caprese Salad

Ripe tomatoes and fresh mozzarella need only a sprinkling of fresh herbs, salt and pepper to shine in this simple salad.

Get the recipe: Caprese Salad

Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil, My Way

Nigella Lawson's quick, zesty recipe is perfect for a side, a quick lunch or an appetizer!

Get the Recipe: Tomatoes, Mozzarella & Basil, My Way

Roasted, Marinated Eggplant Antipasto

Kitchen Daily curator Harmonious Homestead describes this eggplant antipasto as "enchanting, chewy, tangy nosh."

Get the recipe: Roasted, Marinated Eggplant Antipasto

Baked Ziti

Short tube-shaped pasta tossed with seasoned tomato sauce, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses is baked in a casserole until bubbling.

Get the recipe: Baked Ziti

Quick Calabrian Lasagna

An easy, quick and delicious lasagna from Nigella Lawson.

Get the Recipe: Quick Calabrian Lasagna

Farfalle with Pesto Rosso, Eggplant and Ricotta Salata

Try this twist on pasta alla norma, a classic Italian dish made with pasta, tomato sauce, fried eggplant and ricotta salata, from Kitchen Daily curator The Foodie Physician!

Get the recipe: Farfalle with Pesto Rosso, Eggplant and Ricotta Salata

Florentine Ravioli

The flavors of Italy are best expressed in simplicity: a dash of spices, a little oil and dinner's on the table in minutes—especially if you use frozen spinach and frozen ravioli or tortellini.

Get the recipe: Florentine Ravioli

Italian-Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach

Using sausage in burgers is a smart shortcut, because the meat is already seasoned. These Italian burgers are simple and delicious!

Get the recipe: Italian-Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach

Peperonata and Sausage Pizza

A melding of sauteed onions, bell peppers and tomatoes, peperonata is often served as an Italian antipasto.

Get the recipe: Peperonata and Sausage Pizza

Lemon, Olive Oil, and Almond Biscotti

The author of this recipe reserves her Italian olive oil "for only the most special recipes, and this one certainly makes the cut."

Get the recipe: Lemon, Olive Oil, and Almond Biscotti

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We've put together a roundup of our very favorite Italian recipes—from antipasto to ziti. Get inspired and plan to make home-cooked, delicious Italian food for your family!

Want to know Nigella Lawson's tip for getting everyone to participate in a family meal? "I don't set the table," she explains. "I put my cutlery in canisters, and I say, 'you are in charge of forks,' 'you are in charge of knives' and 'you are handing out the potatoes.'"

Check out the slideshow above to see our favorite Italian recipes.

For more Italian cooking inspiration, read our interview with Nigella Lawson here.

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