Baked Ziti

A classic Italian American comfort food of pasta baked with sausage, tomato sauce and all kinds of gooey, yummy cheeses.

Basic Tomato Sauce

A good tomato sauce is the basis for so many dishes - pizza, pasta, chicken, and fish. Here is a delicious basic tomato sauce recipe. Marinara sauce.

Bolognese Meat Sauce

Classic Italian Bolognese meat sauce recipe, for use with pasta dishes. Ground beef, pork, and Italian sausage, simmered for hours in a base of onion, celery, carrot, pancetta, and tomatoes. Seasoned with cloves, cinnamon, salt and pepper.

Caponata, Eggplant Relish

Eggplant caponata, diced eggplant cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, pinenuts, olives, raisins, capers, and parsley. A great Italian relish for bread sticks.

Cioppino

San Francisco-style cioppino Italian fish stew, with fresh halibut, sea bass, Dungeness crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, and oysters in a savory tomato-based broth.

Eggplant Parmesan

A classic Italian baked eggplant Parmesan casserole with fried eggplant slices layered with Mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce.

Fettuccine Alfredo

Two approaches for fettuccine Alfredo, a traditional Italian version with butter and Parmesan, and a more modern version with cream and nutmeg.

Frutti di Mare Seafood Salad

A classic Italian mixed seafood salad made with calamari, shrimp, clams and scallops, dressed with olive oil and lemon.

Garlic Bread

Two classic garlic bread recipes, one toasted and crispy from the broiler, the other soft from being wrapped in aluminum foil and heated in the oven.

Gremolata

How to make gremolata, a savory condiment of parsley, garlic, and lemon zest.

Ham and Asparagus Strata

Ham and asparagus strata, with rustic bread, egg, Gruyere cheese, milk, cream, ham, and asparagus

Homemade Pizza

Classic homemade pizza recipe, including pizza dough and toppings, step-by-step instructions with photos. Make perfect pizza at home!

Italian Meatballs

Classic Italian-American style meatballs, huge, pillowy soft and loaded with herbs and cheese, mixed with ground beef and pork, served with a traditional tomato sauce.

Italian Pot Roast

Italian pot roast recipe. Rump or chuck beef roast, first browned in olive oil, then slow cooked in a sofritto base of carrots, celery, and onion, with Italian plum tomatoes and red wine.

Italian Sausage Spaghetti

Quick and easy spaghetti recipe with Italian sausage. The tomato-based sauce gets its seasoning from the sweet and spicy sausages. Our favorite way of serving spaghetti.

Lasagna

Classic lasagna recipe with ground beef, onion, Mozzarella, Ricotta, and Parmesan cheeses, tomato sauce and lasagna noodles.

Lasagna Bolognese

Traditional Lasagna Bolognese. Layers of flat lasagna noodles baked with alternating layers of slow-cooked Bolognese sauce, bechamel, and Parmesan cheese.

Linguini with Clam Sauce

Classic Italian-American linguini with clam sauce with fresh and canned clams, tomatoes and a little fennel and anise-flavored liqueur.

Meatballs with Ricotta in Tomato Sauce

Italian meatballs with ground pork shoulder, Italian sausage, bread, ricotta cheese, eggs, and herbs, in a simple tomato sauce with basil and Parmesan.

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone soup with cannellini beans, salt pork or pancetta, broth, cabbage, potato, zucchini, carrots, plum tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese.

Mom’s Pasta Primavera

Classic Italian pasta primavera with sauteed fresh seasonal vegetables in a marinara sauce.

Mushroom Sugo

A Genoese mushroom sauce for pasta or polenta, with dried porcinis, tomato, onions, celery, carrots, garlic, and a little red wine. Sugo ai Funghi.

Osso Buco

Italian osso buco, made with veal shanks, carrots, onion, celery, garlic, pancetta, and gremolata with parsley, lemon zest, and garlic. Step-by-step instructions and photos.

Pasta e Fagioli

Pasta e fagioli, or pasta "fazool". A classic Italian dish of beans and short pasta with tomatoes and vegetables.

Pasta Puttanesca

A classic Italian pasta sauce based on pantry items such as olives, capers, anchovies and canned tomatoes.

Pasta with Cauliflower

Pasta with lightly toasted cauliflower florets cooked in a sauce of tomato, anchovies, onions, garlic, parsley and Parmesan.

Peperonata

Italian bell pepper, onion, tomato sauté, with garlic, ground oregano, and fresh basil.

Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi

Italian gnocchi dumplings made with pumpkin or winter squash, ricotta cheese, parmesan and flour.

Shrimp Risotto

Simple shrimp risotto, in the Venetian style, with tiny pink shrimp, shallots, parsley and lemon zest.

Sole Piccata

Petrale sole fillets, dusted in flour, sautéed in olive oil and served with a sauce of white wine, lemon juice, capers, parsley and butter.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Traditional Italian American spaghetti and meatballs recipe. Tomato-based sauce with mushrooms, basil, Parmesan with herb-seasoned meatballs made with ground beef and Italian sausage.

Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi

Spinach ricotta gnocchi, Italian dumplings made with ricotta cheese, spinach, flour, and egg, served with a tomato goat cheese sauce.

Spring Minestrone Soup

A springtime version of the classic Italian minestrone, with peas, new potatoes, artichoke hearts, asparagus and spring greens.

Summer Garden Risotto

Italian risotto made with summer vegetables such as corn, bell peppers, green onions and basil.

Turkey Mushroom Risotto

An Italian-inspired rice dish using leftover turkey, mushrooms, sage and a little fresh goat cheese.