25 Best Italian Loved Family Recipes

Thursday, February 20, 2020
Here is a roundup of our family's favorite Italian American Best-Loved Recipes.


Starting out with homemade pizza and ending with mom's frittata.


Really, throughout the years, these recipes were the most asked for time and time again.


The kids loved every one of these easy Italian recipes and I would never have to ask twice if they wanted seconds, there were also never leftovers.


Besides these 25 delicious meals, we also love Italian pastries like St. Joseph's Day Zeppole, Italian holiday foods and keep the traditions going that mom and grandma instilled in use as children.


Mom and grandma made traditional Italian meals like pasta fagioli, sauteed escarole a classic favorite green, and pasta with ceci beans and we just loved everything that they considered depression foods back in the 1960s.


Now several years later, all of these are considered delicacies and hard to find in most restaurants, and I am thrilled that my kids have learned to continue our heritage in cooking these easy meals.


Each photo will be a link to bring you to the recipe, just scroll down and take a peek on our tried and true favorite family recipes.






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homemade Italian pizza dough





Homemade Pizza







homemade Italian seasoned burgers





Italian Burgers







lemon chicken with penne pasta





Lemon Chicken and Pasta







homemade traditional tomato sauce for pasta





Traditional Sunday Tomato Sauce







quick lasagna with cheese and meat





Quick Lasagna







how to make Italian stew this is the stew in a white bowl





Italian Stew






this is a classic antipasto inside a loaf of bread made into a submarine sandwich





Antipasto Submarine Sandwich







how to make Italian baked ziti this is the ziti photo





Baked Ziti






this is a plate of spaghetti and meatballs






Spaghetti with Marinara







this is a plate of Italian chicken wings





Italian Wings and more Wing Recipes







this is Italian Goulash in a white square dish with grated cheese and parsley





Italian Goulash






this is a stovetop sauce pot filled with cannellini beans and escarole





Greens and Beans








these are meatballs frying in a pan





Fried Meatballs







this is chicken parmesan with angel hair pasta on a white plate





Chicken Parmesan






these are cube steaks with peppers and mushrooms in a rich tomato sauce




Sauce Steak with Peppers







these are Italian seasoned chicken fingers





Italian Style Chicken Fingers






this is a bowl of Chicken soup





Grandma's Chicken Soup





This is a ricotta zucchini casserole





Zucchini Casserole






this is a baked stuffed pizza dough called stromboli





Stromboli








this is fried pizza dough with sugar on top





Fried Dough






this is a mousse made with ricotta cheese  with pistachios and cherry on top





Cannoli Mousse






these are half moon cookies and a recipe from Utica New York area





Half Moon Cookies






this is a baked pie made with cannoli filling and topped with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips





Cannoli Pie







these are a popular Italian cookie with lemon or anise flavoring found on most Italian wedding trays




Grandma's Wedding Tray Italian Cookies







this a baked eggs in a pie plate called baked frittata






Mom's Breakfast Frittata








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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2014. It was edited and re-published in 2020.



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