Italian Family-Style 30-Minute Meals
We're cooking some of Rachael Ray's favorite family-style Italian dishes including lots of cheesy pastas, hearty salads, savory sammies and dishes that are fun and easy to cook for a crowd. Buon appetito!
Italian Chef Salad
"Main dish salads make great weeknight suppers, or additions to a family-style menu with pasta, bread and meats," Rachael says.
Grilled Eggplant & Mozzarella Sandwiches
Instead of the average meat-bread combo, try a "meaty" vegetable on your sub, like eggplant!
Mozzarella in Carrozza with Prosciutto Cotto
This Italian-inspired grilled cheese-done-better sammie is the epitome of a weekday treat.
Grilled Chicken Cutlets with Zucchini, Corn & Cherry Tomato Sauce
Nothing adds flavor to a dish quite like the natural juices and tastes of fresh produce -- in this case, zucchini, corn and tomatoes!
Fish with Mixed-Herb Gremolata Breadcrumbs
Serve with a simple salad of sliced or chopped ripe tomatoes, red onion or scallions, and parsley or basil, tossed with olive oil and sea salt.
Mom's Pancetta-Wrapped Shrimp
This is one of Rach's family classic recipes! Nothing adds flavor to shrimp quite like pancetta.
Grilled Greens Wrapped in Speck with Eggs
Now, this is what we call a BLD -- easy breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Spicy Parsley Pesto
You can serve this versatile sauce so many ways! Here Rachael tossed it with penne rigate and broccolini tops, but you can substitute cauliflower or Romanesco florets.
Unstuffed Florentine Shells
Get the flavor of Italian-American spinach-stuffed shells -- without the work!
Try Italian-American spins on Rachael's family's favorite dishes or other specialties she's loved at first bite!