Italian food doesn't have to take long to cook: Here are 15 easy Italian-inspired quickie meals, sides, drinks and desserts that will have you singing. "That's Amore" in no time!

Eggs with Polenta & Pancetta

Make this breakfast-for-dinner Italian classic and introduce your family to some new ingredients.

Eggs with Polenta & Pancetta

Affogato with Orange

These grown up sundaes are made complete with a splash of Grand Marnier and bittersweet chocolate.undefined

Gremolata Butter

Gremolata is an herb condiment common in the Italian kitchen. It makes butter better!

Gremolata Butter

Spicy Cherry Tomatoes

When you bite into these tomatoes their sweet juices mix perfectly with the spicy herbs.

Spicy Cherry Tomatoes

Chicken with Sage

This flavorful dinner is pleasing to your eyes and stomach!

Chicken with Sage

Steak with Arugula & Tangy Glaze

Keep date night at home with this meal perfect for two.

Steak with Arugula & Tangy Glaze

Olive & Burrata Crostini

Salty olives and creamy burrata cheese make the perfect Italian appetizer.

olive burrata crostini

Cauliflower Toss-Up

Cauliflower will soak up any flavors you mix it with. Why not try sweet currants and savory capers?

cauliflower toss-up

Balsamic Berries

You may look twice at this interesting combo of balsamic vinegar and strawberries, but the flavors go hand in hand.

balsamic berries

Chocolate-Banana Melts

Nutella is like the peanut butter of Italy. It tastes great on everything!

chocolate banana melts

Blended Bellinis

A spiked slushie that's perfect for happy hour or brunch.

blended bellinis

Broccolini Frittata

A one-pan brunch that will please the whole family!

broccolini frittata

Red & White Salad

Show your Italian pride in lunch form!

red white salad


The BLT goes Italian with this pancetta panini.


Italian Salsa Verde

This is the perfect sauce for vegetables or fish.

italian salsa verde

More Fast Recipes

Creamy Avocado-Cilantro Dip