3 Quick & Easy Italian Dinner Recipes

Now that Monday has rolled around I bet you're wondering what dinner is going to look like this week. Sometimes deciding what you want to eat for dinner is more stressfu; than physically cooking the meal. And who wants to spend hours in the kitchen after your commute home from work or school? Here are some recipes that are easy to make, contain very few ingredients and are perfect to make in bulk.

How To Make Baked Gnocchi Caprese

Gnocchi is considered to be one of the most ancient Italian dishes. This dish dates all the way back to the 1500's and is associated with carnival. Gnocchi became a staple dish for Italians, especially those who could not afford meat. Many previous peasant dishes including gnocchi, are now a part of gourmet meals. Each region of Italy is associated with a different type of gnocchi, and each is uniquely delectable. These light, airy potato dumplings are hearty and delicious. Enjoy this great video of Laura Vitale teaching us how to make Baked Gnocchi Caprese!

Riso al Pomodoro Recipe – Rossella’s Cooking with Nonna

Riso al Pomodoro, or rice with tomato sauce, is a classic Italian dish.  It is both quick and easy and only takes around twenty minutes to make. Therefore, it the perfect meal for after a long day! When cooked, the arborio risotto possesses a deliciously creamy texture.  The Parmigiano Reggiano added at the end is the perfect touch! Enjoy this amazing video below of Rossella Rago from Cooking with Nonna teaching us how to make Riso al Pomodoro! 

Ricotta Cookie Recipe

The delicious tangy flavor of Italian lemon ricotta cookies make them the perfect cookie for any time of the year. This amazing recipe is quick and easy and only takes 10 minutes for preparation, and 15 minutes to cook. Ricotta cookies can be made with either lemon or almond extract and are delicious either way! They can be decorated with colored sprinkles for Christmas as well!

Italian Anisette “S” Cookies

Italian Anisette "S" Cookies When most Italians see Anisette cookies they think of their Nonnas in the kitchen baking these delicious cookies during the holidays. It is virtually impossible to have an Italian Christmas without these delicious Italian Anisette cookies ! The sweet anise extract in them gives them the taste of  black licorice, which is common is various Italian Christmas cookies. They are known for their soft and airy texture. Their icing and sprinkles add to the Christmas spirit!