Italian recipes are often thought of as carb-heavy cheese bombs, and while those recipes can certainly be found, it’s a bit of a misconception overall. Traditional Italian food has regional differences but generally celebrates fresh, seasonal ingredients, so it’s often loaded with vegetables and healthy oils. Recipes are accented by the abundant herbs and spices that can be found growing along the Mediterranean coast. You can use these spices and herbs to reflect your favorite flavors of Italy, or try one of our ready-to-use Italian seasoning blends and start cooking!

Prosciutto and Arugula Pizza
When you’ve got a good thing, you stick with it, and that’s just what we did when we decided to make this recipe.
Grilled Margherita Pizza
According to legend, Margherita pizza—a simple, beautiful pizza made with crushed tomatoes and fresh mozzarella and basil—came into being in Naples, Italy, and was so named in 1889 by
Cacio e Pepe
Cacio e Pepe is a classic Italian dish with its origins in the hills surrounding Rome. It is one of the foremost examples of cucina povera, or “poverty cooking”.
Orecchiette with Clams and Calabrian Chiles
Calabrian Chiles are beautiful peppers. They are spicy without being overwhelming, with deep flavor that echoes to Calabria’s dense clay soil, salty sea air, and abundant Mediterranean sun.
Mushroom Risotto
Let’s talk about how to make mushroom risotto. Risotto, a glorious amalgamation of rice, seasonings, cheese, and broth, is a staple dish in the cuisine of northern Italy.
Simple Red Sauce
This quick and easy raw sauce is almost too simple; the biggest challenge involves having a head of roasted garlic at the ready.
Cauliflower Crust
We hate the thought of anyone missing out on pizza because of special diets, so we made this crust with our keto and gluten-free friends in mind.
Vegetarian Amatriciana (pasta)
Amatriciana is an Italian dish from- you guessed it- Amatrice.
Italian Wedding Soup
Did you ever wonder why Italian Wedding Soup has been so named?
Cauliflower Bolognese
The history of Bolognese is long and conflicting. Can you guess why?
Portobello Pizza
It might surprise you that here at Spices Inc World Headquarters, we stand as a house bitterly divided on the subject of mushrooms.
Spaghetti alle Vongole
Ah, Italy. It's a beautiful country, with a vibrant culinary history that has enduring appeal.
Zucchini Ravioli
The key to this recipe is the noodle making. You need a wide vegetable peeler, preferably one that doesn’t have the ridges used for the julienne cut style of vegetable peeling.
Hot Italian Giardiniera
This is a pickling recipe, not a fermenting recipe.
Paella Risotto with Sauteed Scallops
It is less common knowledge that there are two different types of sizes for scallops and with those sizes come corresponding names. The bay scallop and the sea scallop are the two scallop types.
Fettuccine with Lemon Cream Sauce
No one in our test kitchen could believe how delicious this recipe was. It’s fragrant, beautiful, and full of flavor despite requiring only a few ingredients.
Pasta Primavera with Chicken
Pasta primavera is a fancy way of saying “Spring pasta” since primavera translates from Spanish to mean Spring.
Tuscan Style Roasted Carrots
These delicious carrots can serve as a side or can act as a savory little snack.
Sausage Tortellini Soup
Loose Italian sausage is your friend for this recipe.
Garlic and Herb Roasted Tomato Pasta
Summer flavors are in full bloom in this delicious recipe.
Aromatic Herbed Chicken
Have you ever walked into your house, taken a deep breath and could tell that dinner was almost ready before even stepping foot in the kitchen?
Broccoli and Sun-dried Tomato Pasta
Quick. Easy. Light. Healthy. Perfect as a side dish or as a meal.
Beef and Zucchini Parmigiana
We love pasta dishes, but sometimes we like to look for fresher, more nutrient dense ingredients than pasta, even though it is delicious.
Baked Ziti
We couldn't pass up the chance to do a recipe for Baked Ziti. Who doesn't love pasta, meat sauce and cheese? Too bad it is also heavy on fat and calories.
Chicken and Orzo Soup
This chicken and orzo soup is a hearty and flavorful soup that doesn't take hours in the slow cooker. This is a perfect dish for leftover grilled chicken.
Vegetarian Pizza Pie
This baked dish is a great alternative to traditional pizza. Stuffed with veggies and cheese between two light and flaky pie crusts, this is a dish that is sure to please.
Spinach Tortellini Soup
I’m always on the look for healthy, easy meals that I can prepare quickly on busy days and one pot recipes make it even better!
Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti
Spaghetti is one of my favorite comfort foods and substituting spaghetti squash for the pasta is a great way to lighten up this dish.
Fajita Lasagna
This may look like a complicated lasagna recipe, but it's not.
Grilled Vegetable Pasta
It's time to pick your favorite vegetables and get thee to a grill. The great thing about this recipe is that just about any vegetables will do, particularly if you have a grilling basket.
Roasted Vegetable Sauce and Penne Pasta
If you want an easy and delicious way to make this sauce, try roasting your vegetables.