Believe it or not, not all authentic Italian recipes are overly complicated and time-consuming. If you’ve been craving Italian food, but you don’t have a lot of time, easy weeknight Italian recipes really do exist. This collection of traditional Italian dishes features recipes with short ingredient lists and simple instructions, so dinner will be done in no time.
Cacio e pepe means “cheese and pepper” in Italian—and that’s just about all it takes for this Roman recipe to steal the show on your dinner table. Season your favorite long cut of pasta with fresh black pepper and grated Romano cheese for a quick and tasty week-day dinner.
This Roman spaghetti dish is a classic example of cucina povera, loosely translated as “humble cooking.” Despite the short ingredients list, this garlicky spaghetti dinner packs an incredible amount of flavor. Just one secret: reserve some of the pasta water to make the sauce.
This no-cook fresh tomato sauce is a perfect example of cooking the Italian way. With an abundance of fresh tomatoes and a few extra ingredients you’ll have big flavor for a super easy weeknight meal.
Thanks to the addition of turkey sausage, this heart-healthy dinner will have you craving pasta that’s good for you. We combine ground turkey sausage with our signature San Marzano-style tomatoes for a quick and flavorful pasta sauce that will have everyone coming back for seconds.
This authentic Italian recipe comes together in a pinch for a delicious Italian meal on the fly. We combine tender broccoli with anchovy, garlic and a pinch of red pepper flakes to create a hearty, flavorful sauce. The end result tastes so good you won’t believe it only takes a few minutes to prepare!
If you love the fresh flavors of homemade tomato sauce, but don’t have a lot of time, this authentic Italian recipe is for you. It comes together in about 30 minutes, making pasta night fast, easy—and definitely delicious.
With roots stretching back to Nerano, Italy, this classic pasta dish is as Italian as it gets. By using fresh zucchini as the base for a creamy, earthy sauce, the final dish proves that simple ingredients make the most exquisite entrees in Italian cuisine.
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