Best Italian Recipes and Menus

Food lovers go crazy for Italian, where simple dishes, high-quality ingredients and lots of passion rule the table. From pizza and pasta to sauces and sides, these are our favorite ways to cook, savor and enjoy the best of Italian cuisine.

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    Authentic Italian at Home

    Authentic Italian Recipes

    Cook like an Italian grandmother with a taste of the classics. Mangia Italiano

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    Be Pro Antipasti

    Best Italian Appetizers

    A little something to whet the appetite, antipasti translates to "before the meal." Begin your feast with these small bites, from simple flatbreads to Italian salads and crispy bruschetta. Best Italian Appetizers

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    Amazing Mains

    Amazing Mains

    The stars of the show, secondi—or second courses—are simply-prepared dishes of fish, chicken and meat. Serve them as part of a big meal or on their own. Italian Main Dishes

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    Pasta Perfect

    Pasta Perfect

    Serve it as a first course—or primo—like the Italians do, or as a satisfying main. Either way, our collection of pastas is perfect for dinner tonight. Our Favorite Pasta Recipes

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    Sweets Endings

    Sweet Endings

    The meal isn’t over in Italy until something sweet, or dolce, hits the tongue. Go simple with fresh fruit and biscotti, or step it up with a rich Italian indulgence. Delicious Italian Desserts

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    Weeknight Pasta Ideas

    Easy Weeknight Pastas

    When that pasta craving hits, turn to these easy recipes after work. What to Cook When It's Spaghetting Late

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    Laura Vitale's Web-Only Recipes

    Laura Vitale's Italian Recipes

    The YouTube star shares some of her favorite go-to dishes that anybody can make. Watch Now

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    Kisses in the Kitchen

    Extra Virgin

    Actress Debi Mazar and her Italian husband, Gabriele Corcos, invite you into their home as they share their tremendous passion for Tuscan food and for each other.      Watch Extra Virign

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    Homemade Pasta How-To

    Homemade Pasta How-To

    Homemade pasta is easier than you might think, and it trumps anything you'll buy dried at the store.

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    Italian Fast Food: Pizza and Panini

    Pizza and Panini

    Recreate Italian street foods like thin, crispy pizza and pressed panini in your own kitchen with these authentic recipes.

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    5 Things to Make with Pizza Dough

    Things to Make with Pizza Dough

    Keep a ball of pizza dough in your freezer and irresistible meals are never far away. Think of these five recipes as starting points to experiment with your own favorite toppings.  Start Rolling in the Dough

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    Pizza Masters: Sliced!

    Pizza Masters Sliced

    Sal and Fran compete to make the best pizzas using crazy mystery ingredients in our Web series. It's Like Chopped, but with Pizza

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    Giada's Family Favorites

    Giada's Family Favorites

    Giada grew up in a large Italian family where food was always at the center of life. Bring her family’s recipes to yours.

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    Handmade Sauces

    Handmade Sauces

    David Rocco shares authentic techniques for making sauces simple and delicious.

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    Plan Your Trip to Italy

    Plan Your Trip to Italy

    Don’t take our word for it—plan your own trip to Italy and taste the very best! David Rocco shares his list of favorite things to do when in Rome. David Rocco’s Guide to Italy

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    Bring It All Together

    Bring It All Together

    Gather your family and friends for a multi-course meal, just like they serve in Italy. Mix-and-Match Menu Builder