Italian Classics

I was raised on Italian classics like meatballs, pizza, and any kind of pasta imaginable. Sunday dinners at Lulu’s and pizza Fridays there were always the highlight of my week! Since today is National Ravioli Day (my favorite pasta and Lulu’s favorite), I decided to round up not only my ravioli recipes but all of my Italian classics in one handy place! Here they are in no particular order.

linguini aglio olio
Simple Linguini Aglio Olio

This linguini aglio olio is super simple and versatile. Have it as a side or light main course!

Chicken Parmigiana
Chicken Parmigiana

Italian classics do not get much better than this easy and super flavorful chicken parmigiana.

Four Cheese Ravioli
Four Cheese Ravioli

The first of my ravioli recipes definitely would be Nana Lulu’s favorite. She would love this four cheese ravioli!

Homemade Marinara Sauce
Homemade Marinara Sauce

There wouldn’t be many Italian classics without a fantastic and easy to put together homemade marinara sauce. 

Sweet Potato Gnocchi
Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Making homemade sweet potato gnocchi in an easy broth is such a fun weekend project.

Creamy Chicken Tortellini
Creamy Chicken Tortellini

This creamy chicken tortellini is an amazing one pot wonder that comes together in 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight.

Fresh Pumpkin Ravioli
Fresh Pumpkin Ravioli

This second ravioli recipe is so perfect for Fall. Fresh pumpkin ravioli is one of my all time favorite Italian classics!

Goat Cheese, Fig, and Balsamic Crostini
Goat Cheese, Fig and Balsamic Crostini

This goat cheese, fig and balsamic crostini is such an amazing appetizer and so easy to put together that it can barely be called a recipe!

Beef Arancini
Beef Arancini

Beef arancini is the ultimate Italian street food and an amazing way to use up leftover rice.

Sicilian Style Meatballs
Sicilian Style Meatballs

I can’t talk about Italian classics without talking about these incredible Sicilian style meatballs made with raisins and pine nuts!

Asiago Spinach Chicken Meatballs with Kale Walnut Pesto over Quinoa Fusilli
Asiago Spinach Chicken Meatballs with Kale Walnut Pesto over Quinoa Fusilli

Asiago spinach chicken meatballs are incredible with kale walnut pesto over quinoa fusilli. This is a lean and nutritious take on pasta with meatballs.

Italian Veggie Cakes
Italian Veggie Cakes

These delectable Italian veggie cakes work as an appetizer or vegetarian main course!

Mom's Calzones
Mom’s Calzones

These calzones are such a nostalgic family recipe and true Italian classics!

Homemade Pizza Dough
Homemade Pizza Dough

Homemade pizza dough is simple to make and so incredible.

Fresh Pasta Making
Fresh Pasta Making 101

One of my favorite things in the world is to make fresh pasta for my dishes. It’s so fun, and this post gives you all of the “how to” knowledge with video and photo demonstrations.

Spaghetti Bolognese
Spaghetti Bolognese

A meaty bolognese sauce is one of the great Italian classics! I like to pair it with spaghetti.

Five Nut Pesto Sauce
Five Nut Pesto Sauce

This is an amazing five nut basil pesto sauce that I learned from my sister-in-law’s amazing Italian mother Giovanna.

Spiced Lamb Ragu over Fresh Mint Fettuccine
Spiced Lamb Ragu over Fresh Mint Fettuccine

This spiced lamb ragu paired with fresh mint fettuccine is one of my all time favorite dishes ever!

Meaty Lasagna Roll Ups
Meaty Lasagna Roll Ups

Lasagna is truly one of the greatest Italian classics. Turning them into delectable meaty lasagna roll ups makes them so easy to serve!

Pancetta and Pea Ravioli in Asiago Beurre Blanc
Pancetta and Pea Ravioli in Asiago Beurre Blanc

The third and last (for now) of my ravioli recipes is this incredible pancetta and pea ravioli that has so much flavor and texture. Happy National Ravioli Day my friends and Buon Appetito! xo

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