Our favorite cozy, Italian recipes from the Café and around the web. Perfect for when it’s cold and you’re craving comfort food!
Do you have a go-to meal when you’re craving comfort food? Around here, we love anything Italian. It seems to always be a hit and a lot of times, can be made ahead, which makes it perfect for entertaining. We recently experienced record high temperatures for February. And while it was a wonderful taste of spring, we still have several more weeks of winter around here. I’m thinking one of these cozy pasta dishes just might be the perfect thing to get us through!
This make-ahead, Homemade Manicotti is beyond delicious with an Italian sausage marinara and tender melt-in-your-mouth pasta.
Skillet Pasta Shrimp Scampi – a one-pot, easy, 45-minute weeknight dinner – delicious and elegant enough for a dinner party!
Slow Roasted Italian Pork with Gnocchi – succulent, melt-in-your-mouth pork and soft pillows of delicious gnocchi nestled in a deep, rich, classic Italian tomato sauce topped with melted fresh mozzarella.
Italian Meatballs and Marinara– A delicious, classic Italian favorite. This recipe always brings rave reviews! It is an all-time family favorite around here.
This Eggplant and Italian Sausage Gratin is bursting with delicious Italian flavor. It’s a dinner party worthy meal that can be made in advance and just popped in the oven at the last minute!
From Feasting at Home – a simple delicious vegetarian recipe for Orecchiette Pasta with Broccoli Sauce – full of flavor and nutrients!
The Best Lasagna recipe that’s rich, satisfying, comforting, flavorful, perfectly proportioned and will end your search for the best homemade meat lasagna recipe! It’s loaded with three layers of pasta, homemade Bolognese, creamy ricotta (with a secret trick), nutty Parmesan and gooey mozzarella cheese. From Carlsbad Cravings.
A budget cut of beef, simple pantry ingredients, a bit of patience and pappardelle pasta. This Slow Cooked Shredded Beef Ragu Sauce with Pappardelle may be the king of all pastas. From Recipe Tin Eats.
Pinch of Yum’s Spicy Sausage Rigatoni – my whole family LOVES this recipe! Real food ingredients like whole wheat rigatoni, San Marzano tomatoes, and red wine.
Charred Cauliflower Carbonara from How Sweet Eats looks perfect for when you’re craving something a little different.
What’s your go-to Italian dish? Pin away, so you’ll be ready the next time you’re craving cozy Italian food!