Take a taste of Italy with this curated collection of 21 recipes. From the rustic countryside to the bustling streets of Rome, each dish is a delicious celebration of Italian flavors. Italy is a country created from a smorgasboard of traditions, so get ready to enjoy aromas and tastes from Italy’s diverse regions.
Whether you’re seeking the comforting embrace of Nonna’s kitchen or the thrill of discovering a new culinary passion, these recipes promise to transport your taste buds to the enchanting world of Italian cuisine. Turn dinner into a love letter to the art of cooking one delicious bite at a time.
Ratatouille with an Italian Flair
Veggies never looked so good. Savor this colorful and flavorful Italian-inspired baked ratatouille, a perfect comfort dish filled with fresh ingredients.
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Weeknight Lasagna Roll Ups
Discover the ultimate time-saving hack for lasagna lovers: irresistible lasagna roll-ups that can be whipped up in a flash. In just minutes, you’ll have perfectly portioned lasagna goodness, oozing with layers of cheese and Italian flavors. Say goodbye to long baking times and hello to quick and easy lasagna satisfaction.
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Tomato Basil Bisque
Experience the comforting harmony of tangy tomatoes and aromatic basil in this rich and velvety Tomato Basil Bisque. This classic Italian comfort food soup is a delightful blend of flavors, offering a warm and satisfying dinner ready in 30 minutes.
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Chicken and Pea Risotto
Enjoy a quick and flavorful twist on chicken and pea risotto with this cheater recipe that incorporates tender rotisserie chicken and peas into a creamy risotto-style dish, sans the traditional arborio rice and extensive stirring. With a hint of Parmesan cheese and aromatic herbs, this dish offers a delightful Italian-inspired shortcut without compromising on taste.
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Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e pepe is one of those Italian comfort food meals that sounds (and tastes) fancy, but it’s incredibly simple to make. In fact, it takes about 15 minutes from start to finish, including getting your water to boil. Cheesy carbs don’t get any better than this.
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Indulge in the pillowy goodness of homemade Potato Gnocchi, a classic Italian dish that is surprisingly easy to make. These delicate dumplings will melt in your mouth. Serve them with your favorite sauce or pesto for a complete and satisfying Italian comfort meal.
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Creamy Tuscan Bean Soup
Experience the comfort and elegance of Creamy Tuscan Bean Soup, a velvety blend of beans, herbs, and savory goodness that warms you from within. Its creamy consistency makes sure you will savor the delightful Tuscan flavors.
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This savory Tomato Tart has the perfect balance of juicy tomatoes, flaky crust, and aromatic herbs in every bite, making it a delightful Italian comfort food. Use a store-bought crust to make this recipe even easier and quicker to prepare.
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Chicken Tortellini Soup
Delight in a bowl of comforting Chicken Tortellini Soup, an Italian-inspired dish that’s made even more delightful with leftover rotisserie chicken. This recipe combines tender chicken, cheesy tortellini, and flavorful broth for a satisfying and flavorful Italian comfort meal that tastes like your nonni made it.
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Savor the melding of classic Italian flavors in this simple caprese panini, a delicious and easy sandwich filled with cheesy comfort. This ooey, gooey comforting sandwich lets you enjoy your favorite salad in a whole new way.
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Cheesy Stuffed Shells
Dive into a gooey and comforting delight with these Cheesy Stuffed Shells. Filled with savory goodness, they are the perfect Italian comfort food meal to satisfy your cravings.
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Risotto with Peas and Lemon
Indulge in creamy Italian comfort food with our Instant Pot Risotto with Peas and Lemon. Creamy arborio rice, infused with the freshness of peas and a zesty hint of lemon, all achieved effortlessly in the Instant Pot. Forget standing over the pot and stirring – this is how to enjoy risotto.
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Instant Pot Tomato Soup is velvety-smooth, rich, and bursting with the flavors of ripe tomatoes in an effortless Instant Pot recipe. Get ready to warm your soul with this classic and satisfying soup that’s perfect by itself or with a grilled cheese sandwich for a taste of childhood.
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Slow Roasted Italian Tomatoes
Enjoy this make-ahead appetizer with the bold and vibrant flavors of slow-roasted Italian tomatoes. Bursting with intense tomato goodness, these roasted beauties have a fantastic burst of flavor, and they’re great to eat by the handful alongside other veggies, adding Italian flair to your meals.
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Indulge in a savory delight with Calzones, filled with your favorite
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Spinach Caprese Salad
Delight in the classic combination of spinach and caprese flavors in this refreshing and vibrant salad — a perfect choice for hot weather when salads make a delicious and satisfying meal. Experience the symphony of fresh tomatoes, mozzarella, and prosciutto with every forkful.
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Tuna and Tomato Pasta
This Italian-inspired tuna and tomato pasta is so simple that kids can make it (with supervision, of course). This dinner is perfect for weeknight comfort food, as it’s ready in about 25 minutes.
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Simple Marinara Sauce
Delight your taste buds with this savory homemade marinara sauce recipe. Bursting with the rich flavors of ripe tomatoes, aromatic herbs, and a hint of garlic as any good Italian marinara does, this sauce is the perfect companion for your favorite pasta dishes or as a dipping sauce for crusty bread.
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Creamy Pea Pasta
Creamy Pea Pasta is a dreamy and flavorful Italian comfort food dish that will leave you wanting more. This family favorite is quick and easy to make, perfect for a delicious weeknight dinner.
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Spinach Orzo Salad
Pair fresh hot orzo and spinach to create a perfect Italian comfort food that makes a delicious pasta side dish. This pairs beautifully with fish or chicken, or you can enjoy it on its own for a light and flavorful pasta dish.
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Meatballs and Sauce
Satisfy your cravings with our Instant Pot Meatballs and Sauce recipe. Juicy meatballs, bathed in a savory and rich tomato sauce, cooked to perfection in the Instant Pot. Prepare to enjoy a classic and comforting favorite that will have everyone asking for seconds.
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