Looking for a family dinner that everyone will love? Try a few of these classic Italian dinner recipes. They are sure to become your family favorites!
And we’re not talking about just Italian food recipes. These are authentic recipes done the right way. Follow them to prepare an Italian meal the way it’s intended. You will fall in love with the taste and flavor explosion that only Italian food has. Most important of all, these recipes are straightforward to do. And you will save on an expensive dinner out!
So check out our 29 best picks for these classic Italian dishes. Enjoy!
Recipes in this Post
This is a great recipe for Italian traditional homemade tortellini. See the link for the complete cooking instructions.
Here’s a simple, yet elegant Chicken Piccata recipe that’s easy on the budget, too. Follow this article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Caprese Salad or Insalata Caprese or tomato, mozzarella, and basil salad is a cult dish of Italian cuisine. It’s ready in less than 5 minutes and made with the most simple ingredients like sliced tomatoes and mozzarella cheese seasoned with basil leaves, oregano, and extra virgin olive oil. See this link for the complete recipe.
Stuffed Round Courgettes
Easy to make, Stuffed Round Courgettes is a balanced meal for a healthy family dinner. Even the children will happily eat their veg here. See this article for the instructions.
Cavatelli Pasta with Artichokes
You’ll be amazed how few simple ingredients turn into a spectacular pasta bowl. Follow this article for the complete recipe.
Sicilian Pasta with Sardines
Pasta tossed with sardines, toasted breadcrumbs and onions is an easy, authentic Italian recipe that originates from the island of Sicily. Follow this article for the complete list of ingredients and instructions.
Classic Carbonara Pancetta and Egg Pasta
Classic Carbonara Pancetta and Egg Pasta, a creamy, delicious dinner recipe without the cream. See this link for the cooking method.
Quattro Stagioni Pizza
Quattro Stagioni pizza or four seasons pizza is one of the best Italian pizzas out there, with artichokes, mushrooms, olives, and ham. This authentic Italian pizza is incredibly delicious and fun to make. See this link for the recipe.
Olive Rosemary Focaccia
With step-by-step pictured instructions and tips and tricks, here is everything you need to create the perfect, authentic Italian focaccia. See this article for the complete recipe.
Authentic Italian Spaghetti
Nick’s Authentic Italian Spaghetti comes straight from Italy. Tomatoes, basil, onions, and carrots flavor the two kinds of meat to make the perfect sauce. Follow this link for the complete cooking method.
Authentic Tomato Bruschetta
Find out how to make authentic Italian tomato bruschetta with this easy recipe. This Bruschetta al Pomodoro is perfect for any summer occasion. Follow the article for the method.
Italian Eggplant Parmesan
Easy Italian Eggplant Parmesan Recipe that uses Breaded Baked Eggplant instead of Frying. Not only is it healthier, but it saves time and avoids messy frying. See this link for the cooking method.
Authentic Italian Tiramisu
This authentic Italian Tiramisu recipe is super easy to make. Fully translated from Italian into English and calculated in cups and grams. Just six ingredients and 10 minutes of prep time. Follow this article for the cooking instructions.
Caponata Sicilian Eggplant Salad
Eggplant Caponata or Aubergine Caponata is one of the golden staples of Sicilian cuisine. Follow this link for the cooking method.
The Sicilian Caponata is one of the most famous Italian appetizers, here are four tasty recipes of real delight. Follow this article for the recipe.
Spaghetti with Puttanesca Sauce
Spaghetti with puttanesca sauce is made with a rich mix of olives, capers, and anchovies then are tossed with spaghetti, so delicious. Follow the link for the instructions.
Italia Palermo Style Steak
A Palermo Style Italian Steak – perfectly grilled rib-eye steaks topped with a salty, crunchy mixture of garlicky capers and tomatoes. Follow the link for the complete instructions.
Italian Sausage Pasta
Everyone loves this Italian sausage pasta recipe. Not only is it easy and delicious, but it is a hit with the entire family and can be made mild or spicy. Follow this article for the complete instructions.
Italian Sausage Peppers and Onions
Quick, easy and delicious one-skillet dinner. You can have it over mashed potatoes, pasta, polenta, cauliflower rice, or as an Italian sub sandwich. Follow this link for the cooking instructions.
Ricotta Stuffed Shells
This Ricotta Stuffed Shells recipe is creamy, comforting, easy to make ahead and freezer friendly. Perfect for freezer meal prep and busy weeknights. Follow this article for the instructions.
Parmigiana Di Melanzane
Parmigiana di Melanzane is the ultimate comfort food recipe. Fried aubergines/eggplant baked in a dish with tomato sauce, basil, parmesan, and mozzarella cheese. Follow this article for the method.
Classic Italian Meatballs
Authentic, delicious Italian-American-style Sunday meatballs just like your Italian grandma made. A simple blend of beef, pork, and seasonings. See the link for the recipe.
Italian Stuffed Shells
Stuffed with seasoned meat and cream cheese. Follow the link for the instructions.
Italian Braciole with Tender Strips of Steak and Sauce
Thinly sliced, tender strips of steak rolled together with cheese and bread crumbs then fried and slow cooked in a creamy tomato sauce. Follow this link for the complete cooking instructions.
Tomato Basil Bisque with Italian Meatballs
This dairy-free and Whole30 compliant tomato basil bisque with Italian meatballs is an easy winter soup with simple ingredients. See the article for the list of ingredients and instructions.
Lemon Ricotta Parmesan Pasta with Chicken and Spinach
This lemon Ricotta pasta is loaded with perfectly seared chicken, zesty lemon, and a sprinkle of fresh spinach, and a savory blend of Ricotta and Parmesan. See this article for the complete recipe.
Rigatoni with Italian Sausage
Looking for an easy, hearty, delicious dinner recipe, the whole family will love? Try this Rigatoni with Italian Sausage. Follow the link for the complete method.
Check out a terrific delicious Italian salad recipe. Follow the link for the complete cooking method.
Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta
This easy pasta dish is full of savory sausage and a delicious, creamy, parmesan sauce and ready in 20 minutes. Follow this link for the cooking instructions.