Traditional Italian Food: Top 28 Authentic Italian Food Dishes


Everyone seems to love Italian food. Show me someone who doesn’t. Traditional Italian food is prepared for family meals, celebrations like birthdays, graduations and anniversaries. Growing up Italian, I have experienced Italian cuisine and culture fist hand. So maybe it’s in my DNA to love this food so much.

We have come up with the top Italian recipes from around the globe by some of the best food bloggers around. We hope you enjoy!

 


Quick and Easy Bruschetta Pasta

Quick and Easy Bruschetta Pasta

This authentic Italian dish combines cherry tomatoes, white wine, olive oil and angel hair pasta. I can smell the aroma through my computer screen.

 

 

Sausage & Shrimp Rigatoni in a Spicy Parmesan Cream Sauce

Sausage & Shrimp Rigatoni in a Spicy Parmesan Cream Sauce

A spicy shrimp and sausage rigatoni dish with black and red pepper, heavy cream, garlic and basil covered in a hearty marinara sauce.

 

 

Top Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe: Authentic Italian Style

Top Homemade Spaghetti Sauce Recipe: Authentic Italian Style

This is homemade spaghetti sauce recipe is true traditional Italian food. This recipe was a family recipe from Italy that includes fresh Italian sausage, panchetta, carrot, celery, beef, red wine and ricotta.

 

 

FUSILLI AL POMODORO

FUSILLI AL POMODORO

Fusilli pasta with fresh tomatoes, olive oil, and anchovies. The creamy ricotta and Parmesan cheeses makes this one a sure fire hit with the family.

 

 

David Rossi’s Carbonara Recipe (Copycat)

David Rossi’s Carbonara Recipe (Copycat)

I didn’t know who David Rossi was before I saw this recipe. This unique dish is from a character on Criminal Minds that incorporates eggs, optional pasta choices such as, fettuccine, linguine, or bucatini. Pancetta, olive oil, parsley for garnishment and Romano and Parmesan cheese round this wonderful authentic Italian dish out.

 

 

Easy Homemade Puttanesca Sauce

Easy Homemade Puttanesca Sauce

Traditional Italian recipes like this one are easy on the eyes while packing on the flavor. Anchovy fillets, tomato paste, and more.Best of all is the homemade pasta sauce recipe.

 

 

Instant Pot Italian Chicken Marsala

Instant Pot Italian Chicken Marsala

Instant Pot recipes are becoming more and more popular by the day. With this popularity, beautiful authentic Italian food recipes like this one are creeping up all the time. It incorporates olive oil, mushroom, chicken cutlets, and prosciutto.

 

 

 Pressure Cooker Italian Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce

Pressure Cooker Italian Meatballs in Red Wine Sauce

You can’t get anymore traditional that Italian meatballs. This wonderful recipe uses allspice, smoked paprika, oatmeal, parsley, sun dried tomatoes, and ricotta cheese.

 

 

Creamy Pesto Baked Pasta – Baked Pasta with Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

Creamy Pesto Baked Pasta – Baked Pasta with Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

I could literally eat pesto on anything! This amazing recipe combines basil, pine nuts, garlic and heavy cream to turn our a delicious dish.

 

 

Spinach Pici Pasta

Spinach Pici Pasta

This spinach pici pasta is a vegan style dish that interestingly enough is made without a pasta maker. It combines fresh red onions, red peppers, zucchini and baby spinach among other ingredients.

 

 

Sausage and Beef Stuffed Manicotti Recipe: Manicotti with Meat

Sausage and Beef Stuffed Manicotti Recipe: Manicotti with Meat

Manicotti is one of those traditional Italian foods that everyone seems to love. Even better, it can be easily stored and heated up for a later date. This particular recipe uses fresh Italian sausage and beef and ricotta.

 

 

SIMPLY PESTO! (VEGAN)

SIMPLY PESTO! (VEGAN)

Vegan recipes are everywhere these days. In addition to pine nuts and olive oil, this dish makes use of walnuts and fresh lemon juice.

 

 

 CREAMY SUN-DRIED TOMATO, MISO, AND BASIL PESTO PASTA WITH ROASTED MUSHROOMS

CREAMY SUN-DRIED TOMATO, MISO, AND BASIL PESTO PASTA WITH ROASTED MUSHROOMS

I absolutely adore sun dried tomatoes so this meal is making me hungry as we speak. It includes , and your choice of rigatoni or penne pasta.

 

 

Italian Baked Spaghetti

Italian Baked Spaghetti

Traditional Italian food doesn’t get much better than this. The spaghetti meat sauce is incredible! In addition to chopped pork, this unique take on spaghetti uses sliced beef stew meat and San Marzano tomatoes.

 

 

Nana’s Ravioli

Nana’s Ravioli

This traditional ravioli recipe is made from scratch and with lots of love from Nana. It includes a delicious homemade pasta sauce recipe.

 

 

Pasta with White Beans

Pasta with White Beans

This unique recipe combines white beans, olive oil, garlic, white wine and tomato puree into an amazing pasta experience.

 

 

 

HOMEMADE PASTA MADE SIMPLE COOKBOOK REVIEW AND TROFIE

HOMEMADE PASTA MADE SIMPLE COOKBOOK REVIEW AND TROFIE

A wheat flour based pasta made from scratch. No pasta maker required.

 

 

CULINARIA ITALY COOKBOOK REVIEW AND STRASCINATI CON LA MOLLICA

STRASCINATI CON LA MOLLICA (ITALIAN PASTA WITH BREADCRUMBS)

Traditional Italian food like this one often use ingredients like strascinati or orecchiette pasta that Americans may have never heard of before.

 

 

PASTA AL TONNO

This recipe uses linguine, tuna, anchovies, parsley and garlic. If you are tried of the same old meals, give this one a try.

 

 

Classic Bolgonese Recipe

Classic Bolgonese Recipe

A meaty dish filled with lots of protein and sits on a bed of Pappardelle pasta. The beef sirloin, pork and veal will really pack on the flavor. Topped with Parmigiano Reggiano.

 

 

Braised Beef Ragu

This dish is a way to turn beef roast into a fabulous pasta meal. It combines pappardelle pasta with fresh tomatoes, beef stock, a chianti or Cabernet red wine, celery, carrot and sage.

 

 

Meat Lover's Tomato Sauce

Meat Lover’s Tomato Sauce

This recipe is great for those of us who are always on the go. Even better, it can feed lots of people in one sitting or be used as a terrific left over dish.

 

 

Easy Creamy Garlic Shrimp Linguine Seafood Pasta Recipe

Easy Creamy Garlic Shrimp Linguine Seafood Pasta Recipe

A classic linguine Alfredo with shrimp. Perfect for a romantic dinner.

 

 

PASTA ALLA NORMA

PASTA ALLA NORMA (PASTA WITH EGGPLANT & TOMATO)

A nice weeknight dinner that can be in as less as 25 minutes. Topped with eggplant and ricotta cheese, this dish will be a hit.

 

 

PASTA CON SARDE A MARE – ‘PASTA WITH SARDINES AT SEA

PASTA CON SARDE A MARE – ‘PASTA WITH SARDINES AT SEA

Traditional Italian food often incorporates anchovies. This dish combines sardines with pine nuts, fennel, and raisins into a delicious sauce.

 

 

SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH ROMAINE SALAD

SHRIMP SCAMPI WITH ROMAINE SALAD

Who says that Italian food can’t be healthy? This amazing shrimp scampi with a side Caesar salad is a fulfilling meal. It has red whine vinegar and white wine, gulf shrimp and lemon.

 

 

PASTA AGLIO E OLIO WITH EGGS SUNNY SIDE UP

PASTA AGLIO E OLIO WITH EGGS SUNNY SIDE UP!~ ANOTHER CASUAL FRIDAY MENU

This surprisingly simple dish will not disappoint on flavor. Its like breakfast spaghetti.

 

 

15-Minute Pasta Aglio E Olio

15-Minute Pasta Aglio E Olio With Toasty Bread Crumbs

A 15 minute traditional Italian food that is everything you hoped it would be. Angel hair pasta covered in marinara and parsley. Your kids will love it!