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Italian recipes

Popular Italian-style dishes with pasta and cacciatore.

13 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

This healthy side dish gives Mediterranean flavour to grilled chicken or chops

20 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
106 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Warm up your week with this good-for-you vegetable soup that's easy to freeze ahead

1 hr and 10 mins
Easy
Healthy
Vegetarian
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15 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

This big dish is guaranteed to be a crowd-pleaser – you can never make too much of this kind of food

1 hr and 50 mins
Easy
18 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Use super-ripe tomatoes in this Italian fish recipe to add extra sweetness to the spicy broth

40 mins
Easy
Healthy
Gluten-free
15 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
37 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

5 hrs
Easy
13 ratings 3.9 out of 5 star rating

Treat your guests with this stunning summer dessert, perfect for al fresco dinner parties

10 hrs
More effort
20 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Sautée red chillies with garlic, fennel seeds and tomatoes for a delicious and easy pasta sauce base - finish with crunchy parsley breadcrumbs

30 mins
Easy
28 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

This is a traditional Sicilian bread that you can make in the morning to get ahead

30 mins
More effort
41 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A low fat, high iron dish that makes a great mid-week meal for all the family

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

This dish is inspired by trifle and tiramisu, taking some of the best elements of each

1 hr and 30 mins
More effort
22 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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
Gluten-free
7 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Flavour pork mince with fennel, chilli and oregano and serve in ciabatta buns with mascarpone cheese and a tomato and olive dressing

35 mins
Easy
19 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

2 hrs and 10 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
7 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Parmesan polenta topped with a rich mushroom mix and melting Taleggio cheese makes for a vegetarian main with a difference

1 hr and 5 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
Gluten-free
12 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

This humble southern Italian dish spiked with chilli and lemon juice is topped with fried breadcrumbs for added crunch

25 mins
Easy
78 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Cinnamon adds complexity to this slow-cooked pasta sauce, which goes perfectly with large tubular paccheri pasta, or ribbons of pappardelle

2 hrs and 45 mins
Easy
Healthy
39 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Melting fontina cheese, rich truffle oil and a creamy squash and Parmesan sauce turn these stuffed pasta shells into an indulgent dinner

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
11 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Fresh pasta is incredibly satisfying to make and far easier than you may think

1 hr and 35 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

'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 hrs
Easy
53 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A rustic salad with cured beef, blue cheese and chicory teamed sweet pears, and dressed in a red wine vinaigrette

15 mins
Easy
Gluten-free
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