From family-friendly takes on the classics, to the labor of love you’re so proud to serve, my Italian Dinner Favorites are sure to make your meal magnifico!

The best bucatini bolognese, burrata caprese, chopped Caesar Salad, and ravioli lasagna.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Homemade baked meatballs and a simple marinara sauce make this Spaghetti and Meatballs an easy, classic Italian dinner they’ll devour!

A large white plate with spaghetti and meatballs. The spaghetti is garnished with three fresh basil leaves.

Quick and Easy Cacio e Pepe

A simple and flavorful Italian pasta dish the whole family will love, this Quick and Easy Cacio e Pepe is a midweek dinner must-have.

A large white, gold-rimmed serving bowl of cacio e Pepe.

Homemade Chicken Parmesan

Tender, juicy breaded chicken cutlets under melting cheese and a layer of perfectly simple marinara sauce. Make dinner an event to remember with delicious Homemade Chicken Parmesan.

Chicken parmesan over marinara sauce and a bed of angel hair pasta on a white dinner plate.

Tuscan Tortellini Soup

This Tuscan Tortellini Soup is a comforting one-pot meal that’s perfect for a chilly winter day. It’s so easy to make and is bursting with delicious Tuscan flavors!

Tuscan Tortellini Soup by The BakerMama

Pizza Perfection

From easy snacks to homemade pizza dough and creative meal ideas, My Favorite Pizza Recipes answer that pizza craving deliciously and without the delivery fee!

Sheet pan pizza, pizza muffins, heart shaped tortilla pizzas, and quick and easy pizza dough.

Ravioli Lasagna

A creamy spinach and ricotta filling between layers of cheese ravioli and an Italian sausage pasta sauce all topped with melting mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. It’s heaven in a casserole dish! Ravioli Lasagna is a hearty, filling, delicious dinner that’s easy to make and everyone loves!

A wooden spoon holding pasta covered in tomato sauce, melted mozzarella cheese and fresh herbs over a white casserole dish of lasagna.

Meatball Stuffed Garlic Rolls

For an appetizer or a casual dinner, these Meatball Stuffed Garlic Rolls are so savory and satisfying. With pre-made dinner rolls, saucy meatballs, melty cheese and fresh herbs, they’re as easy as they are delicious!

A baking sheet with garlic rolls toped with marinara sauce and melted mozzarella cheese.

Burrata Caprese Platter

Burrata, tomato and fresh basil topped with pesto, pistachios and lemon zest make this Burrata Caprese Platter a creamy, dreamy appetizer.

A round white dish with sliced tomatoes, fresh basil and olive oil on top of burrata.

Chopped Caesar Salad with Homemade Croutons

Crisp romaine, salty parmesan and a flavorful dressing tossed with crunchy homemade croutons. This Chopped Caesar Salad is an easy, straight-forward recipe that is sure to become your go-to salad.

A large white serving bowl filled with caesar salad topped with croutons. Two wooden spoons stick out from under the salad.

Chicken Parmesan Casserole

No boiling pasta or breading chicken to make this Chicken Parmesan Casserole. An incredibly easy and fun spin on this family-favorite!

Chicken Parmesan Casserole by The BakerMama

Toasted Tortellini Bites

These scrumptious Toasted Tortellini Bites surround soft, warm cheese tortellini with a crunchy, seasoned breadcrumb coating that’s just right for dipping in warm marinara.

Toasted Tortellini Bites by The BakerMama

The Best Bucatini Bolognese

The Best Bucatini Bolognese you will ever eat! Full of flavor and rich texture, it’s a labor of love that is so worth the effort for its comfort and enjoyment.

The Best Bucatini Bolognese by The BakerMama

Sweet Potato Ricotta Gnocchi

A fabulous and flavorful dish! Tender Sweet Potato Ricotta Gnocchi covered in a rich garlic brown butter herb sauce and topped with fresh lemon ricotta.

A gold-rimmed white bowl of sweet potato gnocchi with a dollop of fresh ricotta on top.

If you make any of my Italian Dinner Favorites, be sure to snap a picture and share it with me or tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see. 😍 I love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes I share. Enjoy!


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Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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