Italian recipes costing less than $1.5 per serving

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Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara

This is a great marinara recipe made from garden fresh tomatoes. Since I don't have those year around I adapted a recipe found with home preserved…

Robyn Savoie
Nov 2013
Advanced
1 vote
7304 views
Awesome Pizza Dough

Awesome Pizza Dough

This recipe is adapted from one perfected at Greens restaurant in San Francisco. The crust is crunchy on the outside but also chewy. I think it's…

John Spottiswood
Feb 2010
Advanced
78 votes
36244 views
Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Starting off with an appetizer? An easy way to make seared scallops, pan fried outside on the grill in a little olive oil. After they are browned…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
15 votes
10927 views
Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2011
Advanced
25 votes
10312 views
Five Star Lasagna

Five Star Lasagna

This took much exhaustive research to find. My goal was to find the recipe for the Old Spaghetti Factory lasagna. This may or may not be the exact…

Chef Doug
May 2012
Advanced
2 votes
10459 views
Brett & Bart's favorite spaghetti

Brett & Bart's favorite spaghetti

This is an old Italian recipe that I've been cooking for 30 years, and my boys and husband all love it. I got…

jeanne templeman
Nov 2008
Intermediate
6 votes
6776 views
Locavore Squash & Italian Meatball Stir-Fry

Locavore Squash & Italian Meatball Stir-Fry

There is nothing better than wonderful summer veggies from my local farmer's market. Our small but wonderful…

Sherri Williams
Sep 2013
Advanced
17 votes
3114 views
Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Our good friend Linda Hansen saved this top recipe from the SF Chronicle in 2004 and it has become one of her…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2011
Advanced
10 votes
2649 views
Garden Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti

Garden Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti

This marinara is chock full of veggies, and served atop whole grain spaghetti noodles, makes a guilt-free pasta…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2016
Professional
1 vote
346 views
Pesto Swirl Bread

Pesto Swirl Bread

Swirl breads are the “lookers” of the yeast bread world! In this recipe traditional cinnamon filling is replaced with basil pesto as the star…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2016
Professional
1 vote
278 views
Chestnut Bread

Chestnut Bread

A wholesome, flavorful sweet bread that can be served anytime!

Deena Montillo
Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
5069 views
Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

You’ll love, love, love this rich and hearty soup! It tastes very similar to the pasta e fagioli at Olive…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Mar 2011
Professional
2 votes
8055 views
Florentine Salisbury Steak

Florentine Salisbury Steak

This dish is restaurant quality food which when served with mashed potatoes and green beans makes a delightful presentation. At home,this was a…

J. Gino Genovesi
Jun 2013
Professional
1 vote
5631 views
Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Italian-American in origin, this soup was really misnamed. “Wedding soup” is a mistranslation of the Italian…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2012
Professional
2 votes
8556 views
The Best Macaroons Ever

The Best Macaroons Ever

These aren't easy to make, but are well worth the effort. They are seriously good.

Lyndsey
Jan 2008
Beginner
4 votes
20127 views