Homemade Italian Recipes

Comforting Italian-inspired recipes to make tonight
Chicken Parmigiana
Yasmin Fahr

Chicken Parmigiana

Inspired by the recent publication of our editorial director Colman Andrews’ new book, The Country Cooking of Italy, the editorial team has decided to follow suit and create our own favorite homemade Italian recipes.

Here you’ll find some of the classics — homemade pasta sauce, a family-inspired recipe for stuffed shells, and Bolognese sauce — as well as some new takes on classic dishes like a gluten-free lasagna and a fall-inspired “pasta primavera.”

Whether you decide to make your own pasta and sauce, or buy it from the store is up to you — you can certainly make any of these recipes completely homemade or with a little help from the supermarket. 


Pasta Sauce Worth Stealing For

Every August my parents invest an entire day to crushing and jarring fresh tomatotes to use for sauce throughout the year...

— Terri Ciccone



Fall "Pasta Primavera"

Now, before you start in with the know-it-all, "primavera" actually means "spring" in Italian, commentary...

— Maryse Chevriere



Shrimp Pasta with Spicy Tomato Sauce

I was lucky enough to find fresh, wild rock shrimp, so I decided to keep it simple and make an easy pasta dish incorporating them...

— Will Budiaman



Chicken Parmigiana


A cheesy, tomato sauce-covered comfort food, this recipe is best served with a side of pasta...

— Yasmin Fahr



Easy Vegetable Lasagna

Since I was a little kid, one of my favorite dishes to eat has been my mom's vegetarian lasagna...

— Carly Goldsmith



Pasta Pomodoro

Pasta and tomato sauce: not exactly revolutionary. It's a combination favored universally for its ease of preparation...

— Claire Bullen