50 Authentic Italian Recipes That’ll Take You to Italy

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S.A. Yanes Published: March 3, 2021 Modified: December 1, 2021

It’s no question that Italian cuisine is widely known around the world. And when you think of Italy, it’s impossible not to think of high-quality food. Each carefully selected ingredient gives a dish its unique taste. And somehow, even the simplest of food items can turn into an exceptional dish. If you’re just beginning your foray into the tasteful world of Italian cuisine, there are lots of authentic Italian recipes that’ll bring the flavors of Italy onto your plate!

While we truly enjoy famous Italian dishes, now’s the time to explore other delicacies. We’ve rounded up the most authentic ones to grace your dinner tables this weekend. So, read on and discover the best authentic Italian recipes that’ll surely wow every foodie’s taste buds.

Authentic Italian Main Dishes

Let’s start with the centerpiece of every Italian meal. Truth be told, there are lots of authentic Italian main dishes that you can choose from. Surely, you can’t resist the savory flavors of these sumptuous meals.

Italian Meatballs

crockpot meatballs, authentic italian recipes

Italian meatballs loaded with Parmesan cheese make for an appetizing dish. Sprinkle it with fresh parsley and other spices, and the flavor intensifies! They’re incredibly tender and easy to make as well! Try to pair them with Italian spaghetti sauce. Moreover, you can also bring this dish to a whole new level with our easy Arrabiata Sauce Recipe. When served with pasta sauce, Italian meatballs are also perfect for an easy dinner. But you can also serve these yummy meatballs as a snack!

Recipe for Inspiration: Crockpot Italian Meatballs


Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Lasagna, authentic italian recipes

Impress your guests with this delectable and cheesy Italian appetizer. This scrumptious dish combines the deliciousness of creamy goat cheese and pumpkin puree. Furthermore, a variety of fresh herbs amplifies its delicious flavors. This vegetarian recipe will absolutely elevate your Italian-style dinner. Serve alongside a mixed green salad for a completely healthy meal.

Recipe for Inspiration: Pumpkin and Goat Cheese Lasagna

Linguini Aglio Olio

Linguini Aglio Olio, Pasta, Italian Cuisine, Fresh Parsley, Lemon

Linguini Aglio Olio simply means pasta with garlic and oil in Italian. It’s basically made by sauteing finely chopped garlic in olive oil. As simple as it may seem, this Italian pasta recipe is certainly a delicious staple! Plus, you only need basic ingredients you probably have in your pantry.  Garnish with parsley or Parmesan cheese if you like. Then, serve with Caprese Salad on the side.

Recipe for Inspiration: Linguini Aglio Olio Recipe

Vegetables and Tortellini with Cream Sauce

a close up view of tortellini pasta topped with grated cheese and parsley

This Italian recipe gives the pasta a hearty spin! Tortellini and asparagus are coated in a tasty cream sauce. This recipe comes together quickly and the steps are all easy to follow. Soon you’ll be having a delicious feast with this hearty dish. This Italian pasta also tastes amazing with a light side just like our Broccoli Raisin Salad.

Recipe for Inspiration: Vegetables and Tortellini with Cream Sauce

Chicken Cacciatore

a top view of chicken cacciatore in a black dutch oven, authentic italian recipes

If you’re looking for authentic Italian recipes with chicken, then this Chicken Cacciatore is a must-try. Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian. Therefore, chicken cacciatore is a chicken dish that is prepared alla cacciatore or “hunter-style.” It’s loaded with lots of greens and a flavorful tomato sauce. You’ll absolutely love this Italian classic with its comforting aroma and Italian flavors. It’s often served with egg noodles, pasta, or rice.

Recipe for Inspiration: Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Italian Sausage Pasta

a top view of Italian sausage pasta with tomatoes

This Italian sausage pasta is full of peppery sausage and a creamy sauce. And so it’s no wonder that this appetizer is another Italian favorite. Authentic Italian recipes with sausage are just as filling as the other Italian recipes. And you need just a handful of ingredients for this recipe.

Italian sausage and pasta are certainly a delicious combo. The spicy sausages add perfect flavors to any pasta dish. If you haven’t tried it yet, now’s the time to include this on your menu.

Recipe for Inspiration: Italian Sausage Pasta

Mushroom Risotto

side view shot of a serving of mushroom risotto, risotto recipe, rice risotto vegetables, authentic italian recipes

Italy is also prized for its delicious risotto recipes. It’s one of those authentic Italian recipes that offer a surprising range of flavors. And mushroom risotto is one of the most delicious variations of risotto recipes. In this recipe, sauteed mushrooms are stirred through the risotto and scattered on top of it.

It’s a great vegetarian dish for the whole family. So, add this now to your next menu! And bring some Italian flavor straight from your own kitchen!

Recipe for Inspiration: Mushroom Risotto

Crispy Chicken Parmesan

close-up view of chicken Parmesan

This delectable recipe is one of the most popular authentic Italian recipes with chicken. This recipe only requires a handful of ingredients. And it’s just six easy steps away from your dinner tables!

Tender cuts of chicken are coated in breadcrumbs for a crispy golden crust. This recipe also calls for a hearty tomato sauce and two types of cheese. Then, they’re baked to delicious perfection. And the result? Tender breaded chicken cuts smothered with marinara sauce and melted cheese. Serve this chicken Parmesan with a Caesar salad on the side. Delicioso!

Recipe for Inspiration: Crispy Chicken Parmesan

Pasta al Forno

Pasta al Forno

pasta al forno recipeThis Italian dish is made with rigatoni pasta. Its savory flavors are all thanks to the meaty tomato sauce with sausage and marinara. Top this dish with lots of cheese and garnish with parsley. Lastly, serve alongside Caprese salad for a complete Italian feast. This deliciously baked pasta is also perfect for a gathering. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Pasta al Forno

Manicotti Recipe

Sausage Manicotti Recipe

This manicotti recipe is yet another Italian classic. This hearty dish is full of rich Italian flavors. It’s stuffed with pungent sausage and three kinds of cheese slathered with marinara sauce. This recipe is easy enough for quick weeknight meals. And it’s also delicious enough for special occasions.

Recipe for Inspiration: Sausage Manicotti

Prosciutto on Ciabatta

Prosciutto on Ciabatta - delicious Italian sandwich with prosciutto on ciabatta bread, authentic italian recipes

Level up your deli sandwiches with this prosciutto on ciabatta recipe. It’s got simple ingredients that, when combined together, create an exquisite taste. You’ll have an Italian-style snack in no time! It only takes 10 minutes to prepare this delicious Italian sandwich.

Recipe for Inspiration: Prosciutto on Ciabatta

Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce

Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce Recipe

You’ll definitely love the cheesy goodness of this Italian recipe. Moreover, the hearty marinara sauce is stuffed with filling ground beef. This will absolutely elevate your pasta dish. Sprinkle with parsley and grated cheese. If you’re a pasta and cheese lover, add this to your next menu. This recipe is easy and comes together in 20 minutes!

Recipe for Inspiration: Cheese Tortellini with Meat Sauce

Pasta Bolognese

Pasta Bolognese Recipe

In this recipe, pasta is tossed in a delish meat sauce. Ground beef, pancetta, and vegetables also combine to make one tasty sauce. Moreover, red wine is an essential ingredient as it gives the sauce rich flavors. Jazz this pasta dish up by adding Parmesan and fresh basil.

Recipe for Inspiration: Pasta Bolognese


Amazing Crockpot Mostaccioli Recipe, authentic italian recipes

In the mood for some Italian cooking? Considering the popularity of authentic Italian recipes, your options are endless. Well, if you want a hearty, flavorful, and filling meal, all while overflowing with Italian palate, then this pasta recipe is the way to go!

In this recipe, you can use either mostaccioli pasta or penne pasta. These two only differ in texture, so whichever you use, your dish will turn out just as delicious, provided you season it with different herbs and spices. Even better is you only have to toss the ingredients (except the pasta) into the crockpot. After six hours of waiting, you’ll get to enjoy a wonderful dish like no other.

Recipe for Inspiration: Amazing Crockpot Mostaccioli or Penne

Italian Grilled Cheese and Tomato

italian grilled cheese and tomato recipe

Sometimes, only a slice of grilled cheese sandwich can satisfy our craving when it strikes. However, the same old basic grilled sandwich can be pretty tiring too. So, why not take the dish to another level? Say, give it a little Italian twist? 

In this recipe, the addition of basil and the tomato provide a minty and earthy palate that elevates the regular grilled cheese sandwich. Such flavors deliciously combine with the saltiness of the cheese. It’s a super fast and easy Italian dish to prepare to spruce up your lunch meals!

Recipe for Inspiration: Italian Grilled Cheese and Tomato


Chicken Gnocchi in Pesto Sauce, authentic italian recipes

Whether you’re in a time crunch, you would still want to get a delicious meal on the table. Now, what could you possibly prepare without spending hours in front of the stove? This Italian chicken gnocchi, that’s what! Ready in just 16 minutes, you’ll be surprised at how delicious this dish is.

This easy recipe features a flavorsome pesto sauce. Seasonings like Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and chili flakes also lend their flavors to intensify the deliciousness of this delightful dish. All in all, this chicken gnocchi makes for a great dinner during busy weeknights.

Recipe for Inspiration: Chicken Gnocchi in Pesto Sauce

Spaghetti Carbonara

Spaghetti Carbonara, authentic italian recipes

Make your next weeknight dinner feel like you’re dining in Italy with this classic spaghetti carbonara recipe. This Italian dinner meal couldn’t be any easier to prepare. It only requires a handful of ingredients, including spaghetti pasta noodles, pancetta (or bacon if you don’t have the former), Parmesan cheese, and eggs. Even more impressive is that this dish comes together quickly too!

Recipe for Inspiration: Spaghetti Carbonara

Fettuccine Alfredo

Better Than Macaroni Grill’s Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe, authentic italian recipes

Are you looking for an authentic Italian experience for dinner? You can never go wrong with a fettuccine alfredo! This delightful pasta dish is a staple Italian dish now, but that wasn’t always the case. 

The original recipe it was based on — the fettuccine al burro was a simple dish composed of thick fettuccine pasta and butter. However, the clever addition of delectable Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese created a truly unforgettable pasta meal. But if you don’t have access to the real thing, then you can always just use normal parmesan cheese, just like in this recipe.

Recipe for Inspiration: Better Than Macaroni Grill’s Fettuccine Alfredo

Authentic Italian Appetizers

No Italian feast would be complete without the delicious bites of appetizers. They’ll absolutely prep you for the big meal. So, kick off your Italian-style dinner with these sumptuous appetizers. They’re sure to be your next Italian favorites!

Italian Antipasto

top view of antipasto platter, italian dish, red meats, fresh fruits, authentic italian recipes

Italian Antipasto has been a part of every Italian meal since the 16th century. One of the most well-known authentic Italian recipes, it’s a colorful plate of Italian meats and cheese. This appetizer also includes fresh fruits or pickled vegetables. And with its delicious and authentic ingredients, antipasto embodies the true taste of Italy. Its vibrant colors and sparkling flavors are perfect for special celebrations. 

Sprinkle with sprigs of parsley or dill for an appealing finish. And what’s an elegant meal without some fine Italian wine, right? 

Recipe for Inspiration: Antipasto Salad

Artichoke Bruschetta

Artichoke bruschetta, authentic italian recipes

Bruschetta is an iconic appetizer in Italy. It was originally a peasant dish but is now popularly enjoyed throughout Italy. There are many variations of this classic Italian appetizer. And this artichoke bruschetta recipe is one of the delicious twists to the classic Italian staple.

This appetizer is made with marinated artichoke hearts, mayonnaise, and cheese. Try pairing it with an excellent Italian red wine.

Recipe for Inspiration: Artichoke Bruschetta

Frutti di mare

seafood spaghetti frutti di mare, authentic italian recipes

Frutti di mare means ‘Fruit of the Sea’ in Italian. In this recipe, seafood is simmering in a delish sauce. You can also make use of other seafood such as calamari, salmon, crabmeat, or lobster. This seafood dish will make any special occasion fancier for sure. And it’ll certainly bring the flavors of the sea into your pasta plate. Serve this seafood dish over linguine. You can also drizzle a bit of olive oil on top for added flavor. It pairs well with a white blend of Chardonnay as well. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Seafood Spaghetti (Frutti di Mare)

Garlicky Italian Bread

top view of Italian breads with garlic, tomatoes, and fresh herbs, authentic italian recipes

Traditional Italian bread has a soft, chewy interior and a perfectly crisp outer crust. At breakfast, pair it with a fruit compote or a dark coffee. Or serve alongside pasta or soup. Now’s the time to make a delicious loaf of homemade Italian bread at home.

Recipe for Inspiration: Garlicky Italian Bread

Caprese Bruschetta

a top view bruschetta on a wooden chopping board, authentic italian recipes

Creamy mozzarella, ripe tomatoes, and fresh basil combine to make this delish entree. Moreover, its vibrant colors will make you dream of a summer day in southern Italy. Serve this classic Italian salad alongside a crispy chicken Parmesan or a Parmesan-crusted salmon. It’s a perfect appetizer for your Italian-themed dinner party!

Recipe for Inspiration: Caprese Bruschetta

Ricotta Cheese

a bowl of ricotta cheese, authentic italian recipes

The word “ricotta” means “recooked” in Italian. Basically, ricotta is not really considered a cheese. It’s actually a latticino, which means “a dairy product.” 

This unique Italian dairy product is one of the many Italian favorites. It’s light, creamy, and delicately sweet! Ricotta blends perfectly with sweet dessert pastries. And it can be a delish filling for lasagna as well. It’s also a wonderful ingredient to add to some decadent dishes. We assure you, ricotta cheese will take your meals to a whole new level. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Homemade Ricotta Cheese

Calamari Fritti

fried calamari rings on a plate with lemon wedges and dip, authentic italian recipes

Start off your dinner party right with this delish Italian seafood appetizer. Thin rings of squid were fried to crunchy golden-brown perfection. Truly, every bite of this calamari fritti gives out a crispy crunch. To elevate your guests’ pre-dinner experience, serve alongside a marinara sauce for dipping. And then, you can garnish it with lemon wedges.

Recipe for Inspiration: Calamari Fritti (Italian Fried Calamari)

Arancini Balls

Bacon Broccoli Cheese Arancini, authentic italian recipes

Three of our favorite ingredients (bacon, cheese, and broccoli) combine to make a creamy and cheesy appetizer with these cheesy arancini balls. We’re telling you, these tasteful snacks will have your guests asking for seconds and thirds! 

Here’s a pro-tip: Make sure that the rice, bacon, and broccoli are cooked first. Then, after stirring together these three ingredients in a bowl, we suggest that you let it chill first. Try dipping these Arancini balls in a marinara sauce for a much flavorful eating experience.

Recipe for Inspiration: Bacon Broccoli Cheese Arancini

Authentic Italian Desserts

Italian feast wouldn’t be as fulfilling without a delicious finish. Italian cuisine also has many sweet delicacies that you should try. So, we listed down authentic Italian treats that anyone at your dinner table will love. 


sweet tiramisu on a small plate

Tiramisu is probably the most famous of all Italian desserts. If you like chocolate and coffee-flavored dessert, you’ll love the indulgent flavor of this Italian treat. 

This authentic Tiramisu recipe is made of coffee-dipped ladyfingers with sweetened mascarpone cream. It’s also brimming with cocoa flavors. If you’re up to it, you can even spice it up with a drop of liquor! Aside from its decadent taste, tiramisu also has mood-boosting qualities. Serve this in a glass or cup.

Recipe for Inspiration: Tiramisu

Creme Brulee

Classic Italian Creme Brulee Recipe

Indulge in this Italian-style creme brulee recipe that’s all brimming with elegance! This stunning dessert has a creamy custard filling topped with a thin layer of caramelized sugar. Although it’s often served at fancy restaurants, this luxurious sweet treat is actually easy to prepare. Relish the delicious experience of breaking through the crusty topping with our simple recipe.

Recipe for Inspiration: Classic Italian Creme Brulee


pieces of ricotta cannoli on a pyramid-style display

This Italian dessert is one of the most popular authentic Italian recipes from Sicily. Cannolu, which means “short tube,” is the name of a tube-shaped mold used to wrap the dough.

Cannoli is a delicious blend of crunchy cannoli and creamy ricotta. It’s a cylinder-shaped pastry with ricotta cheese or custard filling. Dip either end of the dessert in crunchy pistachios, candied fruits, or chocolate chips. Ricotta blends perfectly with sweet dishes. In addition, authentic Italian recipes with ricotta are among the many Italian favorites. It’s best paired with a sweet white wine.

Recipe for Inspiration: Cannoli Alla Siciliana


Pizzelle Recipe

This Italian dessert is so simple and easy to make. Yet you will surely love its decadent deliciousness. And it requires only a few ingredients that you might actually find in your kitchen.

This classic Italian cookie is sweetened with vanilla and dusted with powdered sugar. Light and crisp, pizzelle cookies pair deliciously with a steaming cup of coffee. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Pizzelle

Penuche Frosting

penuche frosting,authentic italian recipes

Looking for some heavenly frosting for your next bake? Then you might want to try your hand in this delectable penuche frosting! Made from sugar, vanilla extract, and cream of tartar, Penuche or panucci in Italian will take your cake to the next level. With its velvety and fluffy consistency, it’ll make for a delightful topping to any baked good! Plus, it only takes less than an hour to whip up this delish Italian treat.

Recipe for Inspiration: Penuche Frosting

Easter Rice Pie

italian easter rice pie

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Grace your dinner tables with this delicious Italian dessert during Easter! The combination of rice and ricotta makes for a filling sweet rice pie. And you’ll surely enjoy the sweetness of the crust and the richness of the filling. Plus, you only need a handful of ingredients to whip up this delectable pie.

Recipe for Inspiration: Italian Easter Rice Pie


tapioca zabaglione custard with fresh berries,authentic italian recipes

There’s no sweeter ending to a steak dinner than this delectable Italian custard. As fancy as it may look, whipping this recipe is easy! With such a beautiful presentation, it’s no wonder this sweet treat makes for an excellent choice for either regular weeknight dinners or lavish dinner parties. 

The word zabaglione translates to “to foam” in Italian. A befitting name for such a light-as-air dessert, right? Meanwhile, in French, it’s referred to as sabayon. In this recipe, fresh berries slices and whipped cream are put atop the custard for an elegant decoration. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Tapioca Zabaglione Custard with Fresh Berries

Easter Knot Cookies

knot cookies with a sugar glaze on top

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Holiday seasons mean whipping up batches of holiday cookies! That said, you’re most likely to find these puffy Italian Easter cookies during holidays or other special occasions. Why, these traditional Italian treats are lightly sweet with underlying lemon flavor and a deliciously moist crumb to boot!

Also called uncinetti, anginetti, taralli dolci, or love knot cookies, these Italian treats are easy to make. Plus, in just one hour, you’ll get to serve more than enough pieces for the kids! Trust us when we say, even the pickiest one will love the sweet and tender dough and the lemony icing. To match the festive vibe of the holiday, top them with colorful sprinkles. 

Recipe for Inspiration:  Italian Easter Knot Cookies


Honeyed Tart Apple and Fig Crostata, authentic italian recipes

Crostata, or coppi in some parts of Italy, is yet among the most popular authentic Italian recipes. Perhaps, every Italian bakery or pastry shop has this baked pie on display. And though it’s widely available, why not try to make this sweet treat at home? After all, whipping up your own dessert doubles the fun! 

Buttery and crumbly, its pastry dough is filled with jam filling. You can even serve this for snacks or breakfast. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Honeyed Tart Apple and Fig Crostata

Florentine Cookies

florentine cookie recipe,authentic italian recipes

Not only is Italy prized for pasta dishes and pizzas, but for their cookie recipes as well. Take this Florentine cookie recipe for example. It has the crispy and chewy goodness that we all want in a holiday sweet! 

These delightful treats have almond nuts, butter, and heavy cream as their base. Then, it’s drizzled with chocolate toppings. Surely, your guests, both kids and grown-ups alike can’t resist these thin, crispy cookies! 

Recipe for Inspiration: Florentine Cookie

Brutti Ma Buoni

Brutti Ma Buoni, authentic italian recipes

We’re all about cookies come the holiday season. And if there’s one thing that should not be missing in your holiday spread, it’s brutti ma buoni! 

Brutti ma buoni translates to “ugly but good” in Italian. While it’s true that they’re not the prettiest-looking desserts around, they are delightfully crunchy and chewy just the same. These sweet treats, having only five ingredients, also couldn’t be any easier to make.

Recipe for Inspiration: Brutti Ma Buoni

Amariette Cookies

Amariette Cookies,authentic italian recipes

If you are looking for authentic Italian recipes to jazz up your holiday baking routine, then look no further! These Italian amariette cookies are among the most festive treats out there. That’s thanks to the almond extract, which is used to add a sweet-nutty palate to the cookies. Plus, it only takes 30 minutes to whip up a whopping 48 pieces of these sweet treats.

Recipe for Inspiration: Amariette Cookies

Panna Cotta

Italian buttermilk pudding dessert and fresh fruit compote, authentic italian recipes

Looking for some elegant dessert to impress your guests? Flavor and appearance-wise, this Italian panna cotta will surely have you and your guests feeling all fancy! 

Panna cotta, which means “cooked cream” in Italian, is made of all delicious things from heavy cream, gelatin, and sugar, to fruity, fresh berry compote. And if you want it all jiggly, remember not to boil the gelatin. Serve this dessert in a martini glass to enjoy its melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Buttermilk Panna Cotta “Martinis” with Fresh Berry Compote


Italian Cassata, authentic italian recipes

We can only describe this authentic Italian treat in one word: heavenly. A sweet way to end your Italian feast, this dessert contains a sponge cake soaked with orange liqueur and a sweet ricotta cheese filling. It’s made even more delightful by decorating it with candied fruits. Pro-tip: it’s best to refrigerate the finished cake until ready to serve. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Italian Cassata

Authentic Italian Soups

What better way to step up your soup than making a classic Italian soup? Italian cuisine also features a lot of hearty and filling soups. So, cozy up your dinner with these warming authentic Italian recipes, ranging from traditional minestrone to pasta e fagioli.

Minestrone Soup

a top view of minestrone soup bowl garnished with lemon with biscuits on the side, pasta

This authentic Italian minestrone soup recipe is hearty and satisfying. It’s brimming with vegetables, beans, kale, and ditalini pasta. The complex Italian flavor of this soup works well with Grilled Garlic Bread. You’ll know this pair will surely fill you up.

Recipe for Inspiration: Classic Minestrone Soup

Tortellini Vegetable Soup

a bowl of tortellini vegetable soup, authentic italian recipes

Tuscan Tortellini Vegetable Soup bursts with delicious Tuscan flavors. This easy soup recipe consists of fresh greens, tender white beans, and cheesy tortellini. Plus, it’s kid-friendly and is perfect for chilly winter nights.

Recipe for Inspiration: Tuscan Tortellini Vegetable Soup

Italian Sausage Soup

italian sausage soup

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This savory Italian soup will absolutely warm you up during those cold nights. Italian sausages, shell pasta, and other tasty foodstuffs team up to make this filling comfort dish. In addition, this soup has a slight kick coming from the spicy Italian sausage. A loaf of crusty bread is a wonderful pair for this sausage soup. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Italian Sausage Soup

Hearty Meatball and Tortellini Soup

hearty meatball and tortellini soup

Each sip of this Italian soup bursts with savory flavors. This recipe also calls for 3-cheese tortellini and seasoned meatballs. Jazz it up by adding thin slices of pepperoni and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Then, serve with garlic bread.

Recipe for Inspiration: Hearty Meatball and Tortellini Soup

Wedding Soup


The blending or “marriage” of meatballs, vegetables, and other delish ingredients takes this hearty Italian soup to the next level. This easy recipe is inspired by the flavorful bowl of Italian wedding soup at Copycat Olive Garden. It makes for a perfect companion during cold weather. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and basil leaves when ready to serve.

Recipe for Inspiration: Copycat Olive Garden Italian Wedding Soup

Ham and Bean Soup

delicious italian ham and bean soup

On chilly nights, nothing is more comforting than a bowl of this flavorful Italian soup. It’s made of white Northern beans, ham, spinach, and shredded cheese. Without a doubt, this delicious soup is simply the perfect cold-weather classic. Plus, leftovers are just as filling!

Recipe for Inspiration: Italian Ham and Bean Soup

Italian Vegetable Rice Soup

italian vegetable rice soup

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This easy recipe is a soothing soup that’s filled with flavorful vegetables. The Italian herb seasoning, alongside Northern beans, brings unmistakable deliciousness to this dish. A quick and filling soup, it’s also ready to serve in just 10 minutes.

Recipe for Inspiration: Italian Vegetable Rice Soup

Italian Gumbo

italian gumbo, authentic italian recipes

This palatable dish is synonymous with well-known Italian flavors. After all, delicious Italian ingredients combine to make this filling soup. We love everything about this dish, from the Italian sausages to the Italian-style diced tomatoes. Add a dash of Italian seasoning, and it’s the perfect company during those long, chilly nights. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Italian Gumbo

Chicken and Tortellini Stew

Chicken and Tortellini Stew

Is there anything more comforting than a bowl of chicken and tortellini stew on a chilly night? Luckily, such a hearty meal is easy to prepare at home. Plus, it’s all done in less than an hour.

If you love chicken stews, now’s the time to give it an Italian spin! You’ll love the combination of chicken and pasta in this easy recipe. Not to mention, it’s loaded with fresh veggies too! All in all, this Italian stew is a hearty and light-tasting dish.

Recipe for Inspiration: Chicken and Tortellini Stew

Pasta e Fagioli Soup

Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup Recipe, authentic italian recipes

This soothing Italian recipe proves that soups taste so much better when simmered for hours along with flavorful veggies. So, bust out your slow cooker and prepare to whip up this Italian comfort food.

Pasta e fagioli has everything that will cozy up your cold nights. It’s made with pasta, beans, ground beef, and various vegetables. And let’s not forget about the tasty herbs that make this dish even more delicious. All in all, it’s comfort served in a bowl. 

Recipe for Inspiration: Slow Cooker Pasta e Fagioli Soup


S.A. Yanes

S.A. Yanes is a fiction writer, poet, book blogger, and content editor. At Recipes.net, she writes food ingredient guides, product reviews, and more. Prior to that, she has worked in a publishing house and was the brand manager of an up-and-coming writing and reading online platform. She has written numerous short fictions as well as engaging bible stories for children. She's also a certified foodie with an immense love for anything cheesy and chocolatey.

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