Instant Pot Minestrone and Cavit Wine

This vegetarian Instant Pot Minestrone Soup with pasta and beans is a fast and healthy weeknight dinner that can be made in under 30 minutes. Cozy and comforting and perfect with a glass of Cavit Cabernet Sauvignon.

Creamy Lemon Balm Gelato

This lemon balm gelato is an Italian dream come true. Whether you use fresh lemon verbena or lemon balm, each lick will take you to a beach in Italy. A perfect way to celebrate the last of summer.

Mini Mocha Tiramisu

These mini mocha tiramisu are the perfect single serve desserts that can be made ahead of a dinner party or brunch. Loaded with cappuccino, they’re the perfect morning sweet.

Pork Sausage Penne

Simple comfort food is key some days. Try this easy, spicy pork sausage penne tossed in a simple bolognese-like sauce.

Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant slices are dipped in egg and Parmesan then pan fried. Stack the eggplant with spoonfuls of sauce and mozzarella and broil until it is hot.

White Chocolate Semifreddo with Cherries

Similar to gelato, but without the churning, this cool dessert is sure sweet, but tart cherries bring the perfect touch to round it out. Adapted from New Zealand’s Food magazine.

Italian Holiday Table: Chocolate Pasta Three Ways and Beautiful Einkorn Cookies

Beautiful savory chocolate pasta can be topped with three different sauces for a stunning presentation. Create unique Italian cookies filled with ricotta and chocolate.

Herbed Orzo with Raisins and Italian Sausage

Pilaf, which is traditionally made with rice, can contain a variety of different ingredients depending on the culture cooking it. This adaptation takes on an Italian spin: with celery, carrots, onion, thyme, and oregano. And a handful of raisins to add some sweetness.

Panettone French Toast

Use leftover panettone cakes to make french toast stuffed with mascarpone, chocolate, and drizzled with an orange syrup.

Italian Holiday Table: Meatballs in Tomato Chocolate Sauce and Citrus Chocolate Cake

Basic meatballs in tomato sauce hold a hidden ingredient of chocolate. Finish an Italian inspired meal with a flourless chocolate cake with citrus.

Mustard Lamb Shank with Gremolata

A slow-cooked lamb glazed in a mustard sauce and served with a bright gremolata. A simple meal to master and cook for guests.

Simple Linguine with Cauliflower and Prosciutto

Take a comforting pasta to a new, uber-tasty level. Sautéed cauliflower and prosciutto make this dish outstanding.

Italian Holiday Table: Bruschetta Baked Sea Bass and Panforte

Stun your guests with beautiful baked sea bass and a sweet chocolate panforte.

Italian Holiday Table: Spinach Artichoke Lasagna and Chocolate Risotto Dessert

Easily prepare spinach and artichoke lasagna well before your guests arrive, then bake and enjoy. Finish the meal with a rich chocolate arborio rice pudding.

Tiramisu with Nutella

A traditional tiramisu recipe layered with a chocolate-hazelnut Nutella cream is a delicious take on the classic dessert.

How to Make Goat’s Milk Ricotta

Inspired by the ricotta found on the Italian island of Sardinia, this recipe uses the same technique but with a flavorful goat’s milk base.

Garlic Focaccia with Caramelized Onions

Grilled garlic and caramelized onions gives this bread rich, smokey flavors that is perfect on its own or for a gourmet sandwich bread.

Creamy Lobster Gnocchi

Whip up this indulgent entree of soft, pillowy homemade potato gnocchi with succulent lobster, tender leeks and a silky cream sauce.

Fennel Crostini with Mint Chutney and Orange

A simple snack with sharp cheddar and acidic oranges balanced by sweet fennel and combined with the herby flavor from the chutney for a party in your mouth.

Skillet Chicken with Tomato and Mozzarella

A simple one pan dish with bold flavor from garlic, oregano and plenty of cheese.

Vegan Lasagna with Seitan Sauce

An innovative vegetarian take on the traditional ragù sauce, resulting in rich flavor and perfect for those who like variety in their cooking.

Sweet and Salty Truffle Oil and Brie Pizza

This pizza is like the culinary equivalent of a VIP party with all your celebrity crushes and a bottle of wine, but in pizza form.

Gluten-Free Cauliflower Potato Gnocchi

Made with a blend of cauliflower and potato, this gnocchi is baked to be light, fluffy, slightly crispy and a great serving of vegetables.

Grilled Pesto Chicken and Tomato Skewers

Chicken is easily marinated in pesto and skewered before barbecuing with tomatoes that turn into sweet, smokey bites on the grill.

Spicy Arugula Pesto

On a pizza, in a sandwich, or used in a dip, this peppery arugula pesto with a hint of lemon zest is a bright change perfect for summer.

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Pizza on the Grill, Two Ways

Conquer pizza on the grill with a perfect homemade crust for the barbecue dressed in classic margarita toppings or a spring pie with arugula and ricotta.

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Easy Grilled Chicken Piccata

An easy weeknight meal to throw on the grill that is made with quality ingredients for flavorful chicken with a rich white wine sauce.

Caprese Crostini with Blistered Tomatoes and Smoked Mozzarella

Toasted bread, balsamic reduction, smoked mozzarella, and caramelized cherry tomatoes make these caprese crostini a simple appetizer that tastes complex.

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Italian Sausage Kebabs with Orzo Salad

Marinated in balsamic and pesto, these simple skewers are a delightful backyard meal served with a flavorful orzo salad.

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Spicy Grilled Shrimp Pasta

Let the grilling begin. A cool pasta salad receives some heat from red chili and bold Italian flavor from asparagus and sun-dried tomatoes.

Baked Ricotta with Spring Peas and Lemon

Full-fat ricotta is browned with breadcrumbs and baked with peas, lemon, sage, garlic, and onions. Take a whiff and then dig in!

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Pizza on the Barbecue

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Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Eggplant and Rice Salad with Grilled Sourdough Caprese Stacks

Eggplant and sourdough are perfect candidates for the grill and add great smokey flavor to a black rice salad full of eggplant, artichoke hearts, and sun-dried tomatoes with a beautiful tomato and basil stack.

Grill Like an Italian: Grilled Artichokes and Polenta with Pesto and Blistered Tomatoes

A rustic Italian meal of artichokes that give a delicious earthy, smokey flavor and grilled polenta drizzled with pesto and sprinkled with capers and basil.

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Vegan Summer Grilling

Boost your veggies intake and create delicious vegan dishes all summer long on the grill.

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Flank Steak with Pesto, Sun-Dried Tomato Polenta, and Asparagus

Instant polenta is quickly made and served with goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes alongside grilled asparagus and pesto-brushed flank steak. Easy and delicious.

Grill Like an Italian with Colavita: Grilled Eggplant with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Reinvent eggplant caponata for the season. Throw it on the grill and toss with pesto, capers, and sun-dried tomatoes for a perfect summer side.

Blood Orange Cake with Spelt Flour

Not too sweet, this flavorful spelt cake is perfect not only for dessert, but also at breakfast beside a cappuccino.

Ramp and Ricotta Ravioli

Savor the last of ramp season with a ricotta and spinach filling stuffed inside fresh pasta dough.

Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Pizza with Fresh Arugula and Figs

Make pizza dough ahead and you are set for an easy weeknight pizza dinner. These fresh toppings can be mixed and matched to express spring your favorite way.

Gluten-Free Baked Chicken Meatballs

This recipe adds a healthy twist to an Italian staple, by using gluten-free oats instead of breadcrumbs. The result is just as flavorful as the original.

Chocolate-Ricotta Mousse and Candied Blood Orange

A simple dessert that can be made year round with a touch of blood orange syrup for bold flavor and a beautiful garnish.

Caprese-Inspired Burgers

Start dreaming of summer grilling and tomatoes with this innovative burger complete with a balsamic sauce and the addition of Italian sausage.

The Tiramisu and Cake Combo

This is not your Grandma’s tiramisu. A coffee infused cake, coffee-soaked ladyfingers sandwiched between mascarpone, and a Kahlua cream frosting.

Spring Asparagus Soup

When asparagus is abundant in early spring, it is served everywhere in Italy. Try Chef Andrew Aghajanian’s version of a light spring soup.

Pappardelle in White Wine Cashew Cream Sauce with Artichokes

A fresh, dairy-free pasta dish that is perfect for a vegetarian dinner on a warm night.

Baked Polenta Fries with Ricotta and Rosemary

Ideal with a smoked sage salt or a garlic aioli, these polenta sticks are wonderfully…

Smoked Mozzarella Frittata with Spring Arugula

Frittata is a versatile dish that works with many ingredients anytime of day. Try this with mozzarella, arugula and sweet potatoes for tons of flavor.

Revamped Pesto with Cashews and Hemp

Without dairy, this pesto is packed with flavor from creamy cashews and hemp.

Avocado Pesto

Perfect over pasta, this easy avocado and spinach pesto is so creamy and loaded with nutrients.

Fresh Mozzarella Salad with Artichokes and Heirloom Beans

A simple salad with flavorful beans, a zesty dressing, and creamy mozzarella. Artichokes bring this salad to the same flavor profile as delicious antipasto.

Roasted Acorn Squash and Blue Cheese Pasta

Take a nutty, roasted squash and make it into the best pasta sauce you’ve every had complete with blue cheese and spinach.

Gluten Free Orange Cake

A staple of Sicilian winters, this gluten free Italian orange cake creates a beautiful, warm aroma while it bakes.

Roasted Fennel Linguine

Roasted fennel gives this simple pasta dish a nutty, caramelized flavor that is hard to find anywhere else.

Roasted Garlic Tomato Sauce

An easy roasted garlic tomato sauce comes together in minutes but tastes like it cooked for hours.

Crab and Garlic Cream Squid Ink Pasta

A light, simple crab and garlic cream sauce has a bold presentation thanks to dark squid ink pasta.

One Pan Tortellini and Chicken

All in the same pan, make a quick and easy chicken and tortellini dinner on a busy weeknight.

Perfect Brown Butter Gnocchi

We love gnocchi, but we need a fool-proof recipe that is perfect every time. We think this is the one, give the recipe a try.

Baked Risotto with Squash and Pancetta

Without standing over the stove, make creamy risotto that will melt in your mouth with sweet and salty butternut squash and pancetta flavors.

Italian Meatball and Potato Soup

For a super satisfying and hearty soup, load it up with Italian meatballs and delicious potatoes.