Mamma Mia! Italian food is one of the most popular ethnic cuisines in America. With stellar ingredients like fresh pasta, Italian Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di Parma (ham), along with ripe tomatoes, olives and olive oil, how could Italian food be anything but fantastic?
Cheese and Zucchini Stuffed Manicotti
When summer squash and tomatoes are in full swing, make this kid-friendly pasta dish.
Creamy Polenta with Garden Tomato Sauce and Sausage
This polenta is soft and delicious, topped with luscious tomato sauce and plenty of sausage.
Simple Sautéed Greens
Italian cooks know that olive oil, garlic and a pinch of salt can elevate just about any ingredient into something special.
Salmon Panzanella Salad
Beautiful and healthful, this bread salad salad makes an ideal one-dish dinner.
Spinach, Ricotta and Speck Lasagna Rolls
The Italian smoked and cured pork known as speck forms part of the filling in these pasta rolls.
Big Italian Salad
A lively assembly of vegetables, meats and cheeses that you’d find on an antipasta board.
Spring Risotto and Risotto Cakes
Creamy risotto takes perfectly to spring product like peas, asparagus and arugula.
Chocolate Bread Parfait
A chocolatey bread parfait that you and your kids will love to make, and eat, together.
Tomato Almond Pesto with Spaghetti
A delightful and fulfilling sauce that is perfect for little hands.
Roasted Chicken Legs with Olives
A budget-conscious Italian inspired chicken dish with roasted olives–yum!
Parmigiano Reggiano Risotto with Pepper
This recipe, adapted from Chef Massimo Bottura’s Risotto Cacio e Pepe recipe, uses a rich broth made from Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.