Our Favorite Italian Recipes

Our Favorite Italian Recipes
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Our Favorite Italian Recipes

Big Italian Salad

Part green salad, part antipasto salad, this recipe combines lettuce, celery, onion, peperoncini, olives and cherry tomatoes—all tossed in a dressing made with olive oil, vinegar and a little mayonnaise.

Get the recipe: Big Italian Salad

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

Roasted, Marinated Eggplant Antipasto

Kitchen Daily curator Hounds in the Kitchen describes this eggplant antipasto as "enchanting, chewy, tangy nosh."

Get the recipe: Roasted, Marinated Eggplant Antipasto

Bruschetta with Homemade Ricotta, Prosciutto and Arugula

This is a quick and perfect treat, an ideal use for homemade ricotta and a great appetizer!

Get the recipe: Bruschetta with Homemade Ricotta, Prosciutto and Arugula

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

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


George Miller, an Australian comedian, once said that "the trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later you're hungry again."

The heartiness of Italian recipes may be one reason that Italian cuisine is beloved by people around the world. But easy, authentic Italian dishes are really all about simple foods made with ingredients of the highest quality.

We've put together a roundup of our very favorite Italian recipes -- from antipasto to ziti. Get inspired and plan to impress your friends and family with home-cooked, delicious Italian food! These dishes are perfect for every occasion and they range from simple to spectacular.

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

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