Looking for easy Italian recipes? The Mediterranean diet is at the heart of the way we cook, so many of the recipes we create are Italian recipes. The recipes you’ll find here are not authentic Italian in a literal sense; instead, we use the principles of Italian cuisine to build bold flavors into delicious everyday recipes.
Want to go to Italy?
Italy is where we honeymooned–and we fell in love with the country and food! We go back every few years to have new adventures.
Here are our travel guides for the best of Italy travel.
Why Italian recipes?
It all started with Italy. Eleven years ago we hopped on a plane to honeymoon in Rome, Italy and the Amalfi Coast. We thought we were there to enjoy 2 weeks traveling in Italy, that time has stuck with us to this day. It was the first time we fell in love with food…together!
The artisan pizza with its charred dough and gooey cheese captured our imagination, and silky gelato was a daily habit. It wasn’t until years later that we chose to start eating a Mediterranean diet, but that experience was foundational. In many ways, it’s shaped the way we cook today, with a focus on Mediterranean and Italian recipes.
Everyday recipes…Italian style
Italian recipes are not in either of our heritage, but it’s the dominant style of how we like to cook. We adhere mainly to a Mediterranean diet, using lots of fresh and seasonal produce, whole grains, and lots and lots of olive oil!
Neither of us are Italian in heritage, and our Italian recipes are not considered traditional or authentic. Instead, we take the concepts and flavors typical in Italian recipes and create them into everyday recipes you can make in your home kitchen.
Italian recipes: some of our favorites
It’s hard to choose our favorite Italian recipes, but when someone asks us what our favorite thing to cook is, the answer is: artisan pizza! Over the past 10 years, we’ve perfected the art of making artisan pizza at home. One of our favorite artisan pizza recipes is this Perfect Neapolitan Pizza.
In our household, pizza is reserved for special occasions. So some of our favorite easy Italian recipes are pastas and soups: this Vegan Italian Pasta Salad, this Tomato Basil Gnocchi Soup, or this Cacio e Pepe. We invite you to search this list of Italian recipes and find some favorites of your own!