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?
Combat dull winter skin with this healthy baked eggplant
Barely Cooked Pasta Puttanesca with Olives and Capers
A medley of herbs with fresh tomatoes, olives and capers give body to this easy pasta dish.
Bruschetta with Tomatoes, Charred Corn and Basil
Featuring the last of the season’s juicy tomatoes, this bruschetta is the perfect way to bid summer farewell.
Whole-Grain Pesto Chicken Pizza
A homemade whole-grain crust provides the perfect base for homemade pesto, fresh mozzarella and vine-ripe tomatoes.
Courgette Noodle Salad
A chilled zucchini pasta salad with lemon juice, feta, basil and sun-dried tomatoes.
Panzanella with Potatoes
Upgrade classic panzanella salad with chunks of hearty fingerling potatoes.
Make these no-hassle baby calzones for dinner, then pack the leftovers in your kid’s lunchbox the next day. They taste just as good cold!
This is not your grandmother’s lasagna! It’s just as satisfying, but with a fraction of the calories.
Rocco DiSpirito's Italian Wedding Soup
A healthier version of a traditional Italian soup, which ironically, has nothing to do with weddings.
This salad from the island of Capri boasts basil, said to stimulate the sex drive, and plump ripe tomatoes (not called “love apples” for nothing).
For this fresh-as-spring side dish, blanched asparagus is blanketed with a lemony, herbed bread crumb mix.
Herbed Pork Medallions with Asparagus Salad
Rubbed with rosemary and parsley and roasted in a 400°F oven, this trim tenderloin is mouthwateringly moist and served atop a fiber-rich salad of crunchy carrots, asparagus, and greens.
Trattoria-Style Shrimp Fettuccine
Classic and quite simple to prepare, this shrimp and pasta dish can be served as a one-dish meal, thanks to the bag of fresh spinach that gets incorporated at the last minute.
Eggplant Spelt Ravioli
Next time you’re in the mood for Italian and feeling adventurous in the kitchen, this homemade ravioli recipe is a must-try!