24 Italian Restaurant-Quality Recipes to Make at Home

Italian recipes to make at home

What’s for dinner? Italian, but you’re not heading to your favorite restaurant. Tonight’s restaurant-quality Italian meal is going to be made at home. We’re sharing classic Italian recipes like chicken marsala and eggplant rollatini. There are classics with a twist, such as stuffed chicken Parmesan. And for dessert? Tiramisu, cannolis, and New York Cheesecake are on the menu. Surprise your family with a special meal this week and prepare any of these 24 Italian recipes. Mangia!

Chicken Parmigiana (Parmesan)

Chicken Parmigiana (Parmesan)

"This dish can be made many ways but I find this tastes the best. It is another family favorite. This can be served with any type of pasta and a salad or vegetable. I like to use just buttered noodles as the flavors from the chicken are enough." - Sandra
Classic Chicken Marsala

Classic Chicken Marsala

"There is something very special about simple, classic meals." - Maggie May
Tiramisu

Tiramisu

"This is an easy no bake, no egg, tiramisu that is absolutely fabulous!" - Patricia
Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara

Roasted Asparagus and Mushroom Carbonara

"Roasted asparagus and mushrooms in a creamy and cheesy egg sauce with plenty of fresh cracked black pepper." - Kevin
Crack Proof: New York Style Cheesecake

Crack Proof: New York Style Cheesecake

"This recipe was handed down to me by my mother. Every holiday my siblings (all seven of us) and I would request this awesome cake along with the homemade fruit topping. It's gotten so she'd have to create two cakes, due to there never being enough." - Jacqueline
Italian Meat Sauce

Italian Meat Sauce

"This homemade meat sauce is thick, hearty and full of flavor. Simmering this allows the flavors to really marry. A great winter comfort meal. Add some garlic bread, a salad and you have a delicious dinner." - The Kitchen Crew
Baked Mostaccioli

Baked Mostaccioli

"This is not your lunch ladies mostaccioli! Or your wedding day mostaccioli. This delicious Baked Mostaccioli is loaded with fresh Italian sausage, sweet onions, green bell peppers, minced garlic, and marinara. It is then topped with fresh Parmesan, mozzarella and provolone cheese." - Beth
Italian Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta

Italian Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta

"Italian Sausage in Tomato Cream Sauce Pasta is quick, easy and satisfying. This hearty pasta takes less than 30 minutes to make!" - Paula
Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

Stuffed Chicken Parmesan

"This is a great new take on Chicken Parmesan. It's delicious and filling! It has a creamy cheesy spinach stuffing. You can top it with your favorite sauce and add mozzarella to finish it off." - Annamaria
Eggplant Rollatini

Eggplant Rollatini

"This is a great recipe for eggplant lovers! Alternatively, veal, chicken, or fish may be used in place of the eggplant." - Linda
Lasagna like NO OTHER!

Lasagna like NO OTHER!

"I love pasta and lasagna and I have tried many, many ways to do lasagna that doesn't fall apart and captures those incredible Italian flavors. Here is my version that I think is the best, like NO OTHER!" - Stacey
Perfect Italian Cream Cake

Perfect Italian Cream Cake

"Everyone loves this cake, and can't believe it starts with a mix! The frosting recipe makes a LOT of frosting, as my family likes it decadent!" - Michelle
Pasta e Fagioli Soup (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup)

Pasta e Fagioli Soup (Italian Pasta and Bean Soup)

"A tasty Italian style bean and pasta soup with Italian sausage and plenty of vegetables." - Kevin
Italian "S" Cookies

Italian "S" Cookies

"We really enjoyed these traditional Italian cookies. They're light and airy with a hint of lemon flavor. The delicate cookie just melts in your mouth." - The Kitchen Crew
Lemon Chicken Piccata

Lemon Chicken Piccata

"Try this Italian classic the next time you want to prepare a beautiful meal for your family. The lemon flavor is subtle but still bright and beautiful. Traditionally lemon piccata is dredged in flour. Bella has the option of Panko crumbs which is unusual and adds a bit of crunch to the buttery chicken cutlets." - The Kitchen Crew
My Ricotta Pie

My Ricotta Pie

"This is one of my family's favorite holiday desserts. I make this pie recipe for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and, of course, Easter. When I make it, my kids can't wait until after dinner so they can have a piece." - Lin
Easy Baked Ziti

Easy Baked Ziti

"This Easy Baked Ziti is creamy and full of flavor , it will sure to be a family favorite. Most people use ricotta cheese in this dish. One of my sons is super picky doesn’t like it. The Alfredo sauce makes it creamy and you never miss the ricotta. A simple green salad and garlic bread and this will be a complete meal in no time." - Debbie
Zuppa Toscana (Thick)

Zuppa Toscana (Thick)

"Zuppa Toscana is a soup we love to get at Italian restaurants. This hearty made from scratch recipe is better than what you'll find at that chain restaurant. It's creamy with bits of crunchy, fresh kale in every bite." - The Kitchen Crew
Nancy's Famous Cannoli Cream Cheesecake

Nancy's Famous Cannoli Cream Cheesecake

"I combined two of my son's very favorite desserts, Italian Cannoli's, and Creamy Cheesecake, into one scrumptious, mouthwatering and decadent dessert, and the look on his face...priceless!" - Nancy
Mamma Ang's Cavatini

Mamma Ang's Cavatini

"My mother used to make cavatini for me on special occasions. Unfortunately, I never got her recipe. So, I came up with the closest I could find and added some lower fat options since I try to make healthy food for my family." - Angie
Italian Style Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Italian Style Spaghetti Squash Fritters

"Recently I started playing around with turning spaghetti squash into fritters. There are so many different flavor combinations that would work in these savory little bites, but this Italian version is by far my favorite." - Meg
Baked Ziti With Italian Sausage and Eggplant

Baked Ziti With Italian Sausage and Eggplant

"Baked ziti is delicious with layers of marinara, pasta, and cheese. This recipe uses a homemade Italian sausage meat sauce that's hearty and perfectly seasoned. The eggplant and pasta absorb the meat sauces Italian flavor. " - The Kitchen Crew
Mushroom, Sausage, Ricotta, and Basil Cannelloni

Mushroom, Sausage, Ricotta, and Basil Cannelloni

"I love to use egg roll wrappers for my cannelloni and stuff them with the ingredients I normally use in lasagna. These are small little bundles of goodness that are great as an appetizer or main dish." - Linda
Gail's Cannolis

Gail's Cannolis

"These are never left over. Serving them fresh is important." - Gail