Italian recipes

47 Recipes

Popular Italian-style dishes with pasta and cacciatore.

Classic Amatriciana bucatini

4.25

(12 ratings)

This southern Italian dish is made with just five ingredients - just use the best tomatoes and bacon you can find
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Italian cottage pie

4.666665

(27 ratings)

Add a little 'mamma mia' to a beef stew with pancetta and oregano, and a crunchy topping of Parmesan-coated potatoes...
  • 5 hours
  • Easy

Tiramisu ice-cream cake

3.825

(10 ratings)

Treat your guests with this stunning summer dessert, perfect for al fresco dinner parties
  • 10 hours
  • More effort

Rustic bread

4.566665

(15 ratings)

This is a traditional Sicilian bread that you can make in the morning to get ahead
  • 30 mins
  • More effort

Spinach & feta cannelloni

3.818965

(29 ratings)

A low fat, high iron dish that makes a great mid-week meal for all the family
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Zabaglione trifle slice

4.933335

(15 ratings)

This dish is inspired by trifle and tiramisu, taking some of the best elements of each
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • More effort

Avocado panzanella

5

(6 ratings)

With just 20 minutes preparation and no cooking time you'll be able to whip up this colourful avocado and bread salad in no time...
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Strawberry panna cotta

5

(9 ratings)

Serve this creamy set Italian dessert with a top layer of fresh strawberry sauce and our homemade salted almond snaps on the side
  • 55 mins
  • More effort

Aubergine & chilli tagliolini

3.125

(4 ratings)

Taglioni is a thin, flat ribbon pasta, similar to tagliatelle. If you can't find it, use linguine for this vegetarian pasta dish instead
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Beefy melanzane parmigiana

4.642855

(7 ratings)

Try a meaty take on the traditional Italian aubergine bake by adding rich beef ragu. Top with mascarpone, mozzarella and Parmesan cheese
  • 2 hours and 10 mins
  • Easy

Creamy polenta & mushroom ragout

5

(2 ratings)

Parmesan polenta topped with a rich mushroom mix and melting Taleggio cheese makes for a vegetarian main with a difference
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Venetian duck ragu

4.759615

(26 ratings)

Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly with large tubular paccheri pasta, or ribbons of pappardelle
  • 2 hours and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Rabbit cacciatore

4.42857

(7 ratings)

'Cacciatore' means hunter in Italian and, although we now think of it as a chicken dish, it is a particularly good way to cook rabbit
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Italian sausage & chestnut pasta

4.615385

(13 ratings)

A mix of sausagemeat and chestnut chunks creates a rich and nutty pasta sauce, lifting this from an everyday dish to something special
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Margherita risotto balls

5

(1 rating)

These deep-fried, arancini patties, made with tomato arborio rice, have moreish melting mozzarella cheese middles.
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Baked marrow amatriciana

4.35

(5 ratings)

Marrow has a mild flavour, so pep it up with a punchy Italian tomato sauce with bacon, chilli and thyme
  • 1 hour and 30 mins
  • Easy

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