Home-made mini pizzas topped with a rich tomato, chilli, olive, caper and artichoke mixture will spoil you for anything less. Some crumbled Gorgonzola cheese melted over the top makes a change from the usual mozzarella, and gives these pizzinis a fabulous flavour. Serve with a mixed leaf salad for a delightful lunch or snack.
A classic Italian recipe, this is great for when you come home tired and want something quick but wholesome and delicious too.
Chicken, spinach and pasta are cooked in chicken stock until done. Egg is then drizzled into the simmering soup until set, resulting in thin strands of eggs floating in the soup.
A traditional Italian soup with the addition of fresh vegetables, rice and chicken. Sprinkle with additional Pecorino Romano just before serving. Enjoy this soup with a crusty piece of bread, if desired.
This is an absolutely fantastic recipe for Beetroot Risotto with Feta Cheese.
A wonderful way to serve risotto. Risotto is cooked with ham and peas, then formed into balls stuffed with mozzarella, before being breaded and deep-fried.
A wonderfully different bruschetta recipe. Sliced bread is topped with tomato, herbs, mozzarella and Emmental cheese, before being baked to perfection. Serve as finger food, an appetiser or tray passed hors d'oeuvres.
Slices of bread are brushed with a garlic-infused olive oil, toasted and then topped with a wonderful mixture of chopped tomatoes, garlic, shallots, basil and lemon juice. Enjoy as finger food or a starter.
A deliciously different bruschetta recipe. Toasted sourdough slices are topped with a cream cheese-feta spread, a basil-tomato topping and mozzarella. Serve as an appetiser, starter or finger food.
Leek, carrots, courgette, green beans, celery, tomatoes, cannellini beans and macaroni are simmered together, to create this classic Italian soup. Serve with crusty bread and grated Parmesan cheese.
A new take on garlic bread. Sliced ciabatta bread is brushed with a garlic-flavoured butter, topped with mozzarella and baked until crisp and brown. Serve as a side dish, starter or enjoy as is.
The wonderful flavours of the Mediterranean are blended together in this salad. Ripe tomatoes are tossed with mozzarella, red onion, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and fresh basil. The perfect Italian starter or side dish.
A simple, yet delicious way to serve kale. Kale is wilted in a pan, then sauteed with garlic and balsamic vinegar. The perfect side dish to any meal.
An Italian inspired appetiser that's super-easy to make and tastes fab. Slices of tomatoes are drizzed with olive oil, sprinkled with Parmesan, oregano and garlic, before being grilled to perfection.
This is an Italian dish of peasant origins. Ribollita literally means "re-boiled". This soup is made with beans, vegetables and soup. It's delicious and vegan-friendly. Serve for lunch or dinner.
This minestrone soup is deliciously hearty. Sausagemeat is simmered with vegetables, pasta and kidney beans. Feel free to spice up the soup with more crushed chillies, if desired.
A classic soup, where anything and everything is thrown together in a pot. Beef mince is simmered together with vegetables, beans, macaroni in a seasoned tomato soup base. It's delicious with fresh crusty bread.
This Italian soup is also known as wedding soup. It refers to the marriage of flavours between meat and greens. In this soup beef mince meatballs are simmered with escarole and orzo. It's a delicious soup. Serve with grated Parmesan.
Also known as minestra maritata, which literally translates to married soup. Beef mince meatballs are simmered with escarole and eggs. Serve with fresh Italian bread.
This is an Italian-inspired recipe. Swiss chard is par-boiled, then sauteed with garlic and crushed chillies. It's the perfect side dish to any meal.