5 Classic Italian Dishes

Savor traditional Italian flavors like piping hot marinara sauce, melted mozzarella cheese, and loads of garlic in these tried-and-true dinnertime favorites.

  • Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken Parmesan

    Whip up homemade chicken parmesan for an Italian-inspired meal that's perfect for busy weeknights.

  • Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Tiffany Vickers

    Spaghetti with Pork Bolognese

    A rich bolognese sauce with plenty of meat feels like the old-world Italian dish but fits in the new-world nutrition sense. One online reviewer claims, "I like any spaghetti sauce that sneaks in tons of veggies." Note: A little liquid remaining in your bolognese sauce helps coat the pasta.

  • Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

    Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

    Layers of thin-sliced eggplant replace the meat in this cheesy lasagna recipe. Use the eggplant within a day or two of purchase for the best flavor.

  • Pizza Margherita
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Pizza Margherita

    This is our take on the traditional Neapolitan pizza resplendent with the red, white, and green of the Italian flag. Gently patting the tomato slices with a paper towel prevents the pizza from becoming soggy.

  • Brown Butter Gnocchi with Spinach and Pine Nuts
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Brown Butter Gnocchi

    Pair pasta-like potato gnocchi with wilted spinach for a light and flavorful dish in minutes.

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