All Favorite Summer Italian

  • Basil Pesto Sauce
    15 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Classic, simple basil pesto recipe with fresh basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, Romano or Parmesan cheese, extra virgin olive oil, and salt and pepper.
  • Casserole dish of baked eggplant parmesan
    3 hrs, 45 min
    Vegetarian
    Classic for a reason, Italian baked Eggplant Parmesan is comfort food at its best. Breaded eggplant slices are layered with mozzarella, Parmesan, basil, and tomato sauce, and baked until bubbly.
  • Bruschetta with Tomato and Basil
    35 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    Bruschetta with tomato and basil! Chopped fresh tomatoes with garlic, basil, olive oil, and vinegar, served on toasted slices of French or Italian bread.
  • frutti di mare seafood salad
    40 min
    Healthy
    A classic Italian mixed seafood salad made with calamari, shrimp, clams and scallops, dressed with olive oil and lemon.
  • Summer Minestrone
    50 min
    Gluten-Free, Healthy
    Minestrone soup featuring fresh summer garden vegetables! With zucchini, tomatoes, green beans, celery, bell pepper, chicken stock, white beans, and pasta. It's summer in a soup!
  • Panzanella Bread Salad in a glass serving bowl
    45 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    Got ripe summer tomatoes? Got day-old bread? Make this classic Tuscan Panzanella Salad recipe! This is a great make-ahead recipe for a summer potluck or backyard party, or make it for dinner and serve with grilled chicken.
  • Pasta Primavera
    30 min
    Vegan, Vegetarian
    Pasta primavera with sautéed fresh seasonal vegetables in a quick marinara sauce.
  • Caprese salad
    10 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    Italian caprese salad is a summer classic! Make it extra special with heirloom tomatoes, fresh basil, and fresh mozzarella. This is the BEST way to enjoy summer tomatoes.
  • White Bean Tomato Salad
    35 min
    Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
    White bean and cherry tomato salad with a dressing of rosemary infused olive oil, garlic, Parmesan, anchovies, and lemon.
  • Steak Salad
    31 min
    Gluten-Free
    Grilled steak salad with arugula salad and flaky Parmesan Cheese! A simple, fresh summer meal in the Italian tradition. Best eaten outside with friends and a bottle of wine.
  • Side view of an italian sandwich on a platter that is cut into slices. Meat, cheese and toppings are layered on the sandwich.
    15 min
    Looking for a sandwich to make for a quick weeknight dinner, take to your next backyard BBQ or simply divide, wrap, and eat for lunch throughout the week? Well, this Italian Super Sub Sandwich is the answer. It’s loaded with salami, turkey breast, pepperoni, and, of course, banana peppers.
  • Chicken Panzanella Recipe - big bowl of colorful panzanella
    30 min
    Dairy-Free
    Who knew stale bread could be so good? This Chicken Panzanella Salad with bread, tomatoes, and shredded chicken is the perfect dinner for a hot summer night. Easy, delicious, and good enough to eat on its own!
  • Corn Off the Cob Gnocchi Skillet - corn gnocchi skillet on blue plate with fork
    35 min
    Vegetarian
    It's sweet corn season! Make the most of it with this sweet and creamy Sweet Corn Gnocchi Skillet. Fast, filling, and kid-friendly—it's a win for everyone!
  • A wine glass with an Aperol spritz cocktail inside.
    3 min
    The effervescent Aperol Spritz is here for your summer enjoyment! Made with Aperol, Prosecco, and a splash of soda water, this sparkling cocktail can be enjoyed before dinner, or anytime!
  • Three photos of pesto side by side. To the left is sun-dried tomato pesto. In the middle is kale pesto and to the right is a photo of carrot top pesto.
    If your garden is bursting with fresh herbs and vegetables, now is the time to make ALL THE PESTO! Don’t limit yourself to basil pesto. Try mint, parsley, arugula, kale and even carrot top pesto. It freezes beautifully so you can enjoy your garden bounty all year long.