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With our quick and simple recipes, Italian food has never been easier. If you're looking for authentic Italian recipes, we've got plenty of classics to choose from like spaghetti bolognese and creamy carbonara. That's not all, we've got some sweet Italian treats like melt-in-the-mouth tiramisu. From homemade focaccia to easy pizzas, we love all things Italian here at goodtknow.

Italian pasta recipes

One of the most used ingredients in traditional Italian cooking is pasta. Be it spaghetti, cannelloni or penne, Italian food is all about the pasta. With our cheap, quick and easy recipes you'll be cooking like an Italian chef in no time making classics like macaroni cheese and beef lasagne. Once you've mastered the basics, you'll be able to make your own pasta sauce with our Italian sauce recipes. We've even got some top tips for cooking pasta from the pasta Queen herself, Michela Chiappa so you have no excuse for mustering up something special in the kitchen this week.

Italian pizza recipes

When you think pizza, a takeaway pizza automatically springs to mind. But with our tasty, mouth-watering pizza recipes you'll be saying goodbye to the delivery man and hello to some authentic Italian pizzas. From cheese and tomato margherita to meat feast, you'll be spoilt for choice. You could even make your own pizza dough!

Italian dessert recipes

If all that pizza and pasta isn't enough for you, we've also got plenty of sweet Italian treats. Make your very own tiramisu, soft panna cotta or tangy frangipane tart. We've even got classic Italian dessert recipes from top Italian chef Gino D'Acampo.

  • This simple step-by-step recipe shows you exactly how to make meatballs using fresh pork mince...

  • A rich and indulgent vegetarian lasagne that even non-veggies will love – definitely one to add to your recipe…

    Serves: 6

    Total time: 1 hr 25 mins

  • Fancy making your own pizza? This pizza recipe from Valentine Warner shows you how to make a classic pizza…

    Makes: 2 pizzas

    Total time: 40 mins

  • This classic Italian dish of spaghetti carbonara is quick to make with the eggs and cream combining to make the…

    Serves: 6

    Total time: 25 mins

  • This is a great way to turn left over cold cooked chicken into a tasty and filling Italian-style toasted…

    Serves: 2

    Total time: 15 mins

  • Arrabbiata, in Italian, literally means “angry”, and this sauce got its name because the heat of the chillies…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 25 mins

  • Peperonata is a delicious Italian stew of onions and sweet peppers. It acts as the perfect side dish to meat…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 40 mins

  • We all know and love Italian spaghetti and meatballs made with traditional minced beef. Well this Moroccan…

    Makes: 24

    Total time: 25 mins

  • These traditional Italian biscuits are twice baked, which means they are very hard and crisp, ideal for dunking…

    Makes: 40

    Total time: 1 hr 25 mins

  • Osso bucco means bone with a hole in Italian and is made with veal shin bones that are full of delicious…

    Serves: 4

    Total time: 2 hrs 15 mins

  • This traditionally Sicilian dish, supposedly named after Bellini’s opera ‘norma’. It offers a great vegetarian…

    Serves: 4-6

    Total time: 30 mins

  • Polenta is an Italian store-cupboard staple. Typically a peasant ingredient it still remains a cheap but…

    Serves: 4-6

    Total time: 50 mins

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