Dinner doesn’t get any easier or more elegant than pasta tossed with butter, olive oil, Parmesan and pecorino Romano cheeses, and dusted with lots of black pepper.
Sausage Pizza with Mozzarella and Chili Oil
With dough at the ready, you can have a cheesy, spicy pizza in under half an hour. A true weeknight or late-night pick me up.
Baked Mussels with Crisped Bread Crumbs
Bread crumbs. Garlic. Parsley. Olive oil. And a damn hot oven. You can understand why it’s a classic.
Lemon and Herb Roast Chicken
A lemony chicken roasted on a bed of potatoes, garlic, carrots, and leeks. A good rub with lemon butter herb paste gives it incredible taste and moistness.
Tagliatelle with Lemon
This is one of those recipes where the results far outshine the amount of effort. Hungry and in a hurry? Get ready to have your mind blown.
Crispy Chicken with Lemon and Capers
Tangy lemon is always a perfect partner for chicken thighs, especially when they have that delectable crispy skin. And it’s ready in 45 minutes. Alright!
Pasta alla Norma
We’ve tasted a lot of pasta alla Norma recipes in our day, and we gotta say, after trying this one, we’re calling it quits on our search for the perfect recipe. Because this is it.
Soft Polenta with Forest Mushrooms
Creamy, cheesy, irresistible polenta, similar to American grits, is cooked slowly until impossibly soft and then is topped with all types of sautéed mushrooms.
Often the first sauce we think of when we think of pasta–Bolognese is a rich, meaty, tomatoey sauce that is as comforting as it is satiating.
No-Knead Italian Bread
No-knead Italian bread that’s rustic, crusty, and easy as heck. The hardest part is the waiting, so plan accordingly. But believe us when we tell you that it’s absolutely worth it.
Gnocchi with Sausage and Smoked Mozzarella
Potato gnocchi is tossed with sausage, tomato, peas, and smoked mozzarella for a hearty dish. The gnocchi is simple to make and can be frozen.
A lovely labor of love, this lasagna buries fresh pumpkin pasta beneath a quartet of cheeses–mozzarella, Gorgonzola, Fontina, and Parmigiano. Might wanna loosen that belt.
One-Pan Lemon Parmesan Linguine
Quick to cook and quick to please–a creamy, lemony pasta that comes together in just one pot. Just one! Did we mention that it’s scrumptious, too?
All’Amatriciana—go on, roll that “r” like they do in Italy—means a spicy pasta sauce of tomatoes and pancetta or bacon. Prego.
Calzones with Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
A tidy package of indulgent loveliness, a calzone is sorta like a slice of pizza with double the crust. Comfort in carbs, anyone?
Potato Rosemary Focaccia
Focaccia gets drizzled with an intense herb oil of basil, parsley, oregano, rosemary, garlic and thyme, then loaded with slices of potato, onions, and rosemary.
Jim Lahey’s White Pizza
A superlative—and unconventional—white pizza with a sheen of béchamel, a trio of cheeses, and a magnificently thin and boldly charred crust. So long, takeout.
White Beans and Tuscan Kale
A satiating, simple meal that is Italian food at its best–full of robust flavors and easy prep. Serve as a side or on its own with a slice of homemade bread.
White Wine Linguine
Elegant yet exceedingly simple, this white wine linguine beguiles with its rich, silken flavor despite the absence of cream and a touch of butter.
Semolina Gnocchi ~ Gnocchi alla Romana
This sexy, simple gnocchi is all Roman La Dolce Vita, made with semolina flour and not potato. See for yourself how seductive it can be.