8 Easy Italian Classic Recipes You Can Make at Home

By Emily Boyette

Italian food is easily a favorite cuisine for many. Learn how to make the classic dishes you love, from your go-to pasta dishes to signature entrees and traditional desserts. Watch the video above and scroll below for simple yet satisfying recipes that are surprisingly easy to make and sure to impress your family and friends.

Shrimp Scampi Linguine

Ditch the frozen bags of scampi and make it yourself! This simplified version has all the essential ingredients for the most decadent flavor. Garnish with parsley at the end for a pop of green color!

Three-Meat Italian Meatballs

Make it an appetizer, lunch, or dinner option with these three types of meat formed into delicious meatballs. Turkey, beef, and Italian sausage pair together to go perfectly with your favorite marinara sauce. The secret ingredient to getting them so tender? Oats!

Grilled Garlic Knot Pizza Rolls

If you’re planning on spending time at the grill, consider these delicious pizzeria favorites as the perfect add-on to your menu. With very little prep (using store-bought pizza dough), you can whip up these savory bites from MyRecipes in practically no time.

Eggplant Parmesan

Make this baked eggplant Parmesan from MyRecipes instead of lasagna to skip the unnecessary carbs and still enjoy all the cheesy goodness. When breading the eggplant, make sure to use whole-wheat panko instead of regular panko to avoid sogginess.

Classic Carbonara

This simple, classic carbonara recipe from MyRecipes is the perfect dish when you need a special night in. And with this foolproof method for nailing the signature creamy sauce, you can go into the kitchen with confidence.

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Chicken Piccata

Try serving this delicious chicken piccata from MyRecipes with mashed potatoes, couscous, angel hair pasta, or roasted seasonal root vegetables for a meal that’s easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but fancy enough to serve guests.


Tiramisu is a classic Italian dessert. Ladyfinger cookies are dipped in coffee, then layered with mascarpone (a rich Italian cream cheese) and dusted with cocoa powder. It might become your new favorite dessert!


These cannoli are a dream! Crunchy on the outside with a delightfully fluffy and sweet cream inside. Top with chocolate chips and confectioners sugar for a complete look!



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