17 Italian-American Recipes That Aren’t Just Spaghetti and Meatballs

Looking for a taste of Italy with an American twist? Look no further than our selection of 17 Italian-American recipes that’ll take your meals to the next level. From comforting classics to modern twists, we’ve curated a menu that’s sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Get ready to elevate your cooking game and bring the flavors of Italy right to your dinner table.

Sausage Parmigiana on a white plate with a red napkin and a glass of wine.
Sausage Parmigiana. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Chicken Gnocchi Soup

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Chicken Gnocchi Soup. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Cozy up with a bowl of this comforting chicken gnocchi soup that’s perfect for chilly evenings. Loaded with tender chicken, pillowy gnocchi, and hearty veggies in a creamy broth, it’s like a warm hug in a bowl. Pair it with a crusty loaf of bread for dipping and prepare to be transported to comfort food heaven.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Grilled Steaks with Cowboy Butter

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Grilled Steaks with Cowboy Butter. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Saddle up for a flavor-packed meal with these grilled steaks topped with cowboy butter. Picture perfectly cooked beef, smothered in a savory compound butter loaded with herbs and garlic. It’s a match made in heaven that’ll have your taste buds singing with joy.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Steaks with Cowboy Butter

Lemon Goldies

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Lemon Goldies. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Tangy, sweet, and utterly irresistible – that’s what you can expect from these lemon goldies. With a buttery shortbread crust and a luscious lemon filling, they’re a citrus lover’s dream come true. Perfect for picnics, potlucks, or just satisfying your dessert cravings any day of the week.
Get the Recipe: Lemon Goldies

Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

A bowl of skillet gnocchi with sausage and broccoli rabe.
Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Pillowy gnocchi, savory sausage, and vibrant broccoli rabe all mingling together in a sizzling skillet. It’s comfort food at its finest, with minimal effort required – perfect for those nights when you just want something hearty and delicious.
Get the Recipe: Skillet Gnocchi with Sausage & Broccoli Rabe

Molly Bars

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Molly Bars. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Get ready to indulge your sweet tooth with these irresistible Molly bars. With layers of graham crackers, chocolate, coconut, and nuts, they’re a decadent treat that’s perfect for sharing – if you can bear to part with them, that is. Whip up a batch for your next gathering and watch them disappear in no time.
Get the Recipe: Molly Bars

Italian Chicken

Creamy Italian Chicken on a plate.
Italian Chicken. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Shake up your dinner routine with this flavorful Italian chicken dish that’s sure to become a family favorite. Tender chicken breasts are coated in herbs and spices, then baked to perfection with tomatoes, olives, and capers. It’s a simple yet delicious meal that’s bursting with Italian flavor.
Get the Recipe: Italian Chicken

Keto Zuppa Toscana Soup

Low Carb Zuppa Toscana Soup in a white round bowl with small handles.
Keto Zuppa Toscana Soup. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Craving soup but trying to stick to your keto diet? This Zuppa Toscana has got you covered. Loaded with hearty ingredients like sausage, bacon, and kale, it’s a bowl of comfort that won’t wreck your carb count. Perfect for chilly nights when you need something warm and cozy.
Get the Recipe: Keto Zuppa Toscana Soup

Chicken Scampi

A white plate with Chicken Scampi and green beans resting in the center.
Chicken Scampi. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Forget shrimp scampi – we’re talking about tender chicken breasts cooked in a garlic and white wine sauce, tossed with pasta. It’s a flavor-packed twist on a classic dish that’s sure to become a new family favorite. Plus, it’s ready in a flash, making it ideal for busy weeknights.
Get the Recipe: Chicken Scampi

Shrimp Scampi Pizza

A pizza with shrimp and cheese on top.
Shrimp Scampi Pizza. Photo credit: Cook What You Love.

Combine two Italian-American favorites into one delicious dish with this shrimp scampi pizza. It’s a flavor explosion that’ll have you reaching for another slice. Serve it up for pizza night and watch everyone’s eyes light up with delight.
Get the Recipe: Shrimp Scampi Pizza

Sausage Parmigiana

Sausage Parmigiana on a white plate with a red napkin and a glass of wine.
Sausage Parmigiana. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

If you’re a fan of chicken parm, you’re going to love this sausage parmigiana. Think of layers of spicy Italian sausage smothered in gooey cheese and rich marinara sauce – it’s comfort food heaven on a plate. Serve it up with your favorite pasta for a meal that’s guaranteed to satisfy.
Get the Recipe: Sausage Parmigiana

Classic Keto Caprese Salad

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Classic Keto Caprese Salad. Photo credit: Keto Cooking Wins.

Keep it simple yet delicious with this classic Caprese salad, keto-style. Juicy tomatoes, creamy mozzarella, and fragrant basil come together in a light and refreshing dish that’s perfect for summer. Drizzle with balsamic glaze for an extra burst of flavor that’ll have you going back for more.
Get the Recipe: Classic Keto Caprese Salad

Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp

Shrimp skewers on a white plate with lemon wedges.
Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Fire up the grill and get ready for a taste of the Mediterranean with these grilled shrimp. Marinated in herbs and spices, they’re bursting with flavor and perfect for summer cookouts. Serve them up with a side of couscous or grilled veggies for a complete meal that’s sure to impress.
Get the Recipe: Mediterranean Grilled Shrimp

Best Rub for Beef

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Best Rub for Beef. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Upgrade your steak game with the best rub for beef you’ve ever tasted. Packed with flavor from a blend of spices and herbs, it takes your favorite cuts of meat to the next level. Whether you’re grilling, roasting, or pan-searing, this rub is sure to become a staple in your kitchen.
Get the Recipe: Best Rub for Beef

Easy Gougeres

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Easy Gougeres. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Impress your guests with these easy gougeres – light and airy cheese puffs that are perfect for snacking or serving as an appetizer. With just a handful of ingredients, they come together in no time and are sure to disappear quickly. Make a double batch – trust us, you’ll thank us later.
Get the Recipe: Easy Gougeres

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Three pieces of grilled cauliflower steaks on a black plate.
Grilled Cauliflower Steaks. Photo credit: Grill What You Love.

Who says steaks have to be made of meat? These grilled cauliflower steaks are a delicious vegetarian alternative that’s perfect for meatless Mondays or any night of the week. Seasoned with herbs and spices, they’re hearty, flavorful, and oh-so-satisfying.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Cauliflower Steaks

Butter Scones

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Butter Scones. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Start your day off right with these buttery scones that are perfect for breakfast or brunch. Light, fluffy, and packed with flavor, they’re a delightful treat that pairs perfectly with a cup of tea or coffee. Spread with jam or clotted cream for a touch of sweetness that’ll have you coming back for more.
Get the Recipe: Butter Scones

Mini Hummingbird Cakes

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Mini Hummingbird Cakes. Photo credit: Bake What You Love.

Transport yourself to the tropics with these adorable mini hummingbird cakes. Bursting with pineapple, banana, and pecans, they’re a taste of paradise in every bite. Top them off with cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of coconut for a dessert that’s as beautiful as it is delicious.
Get the Recipe: Mini Hummingbird Cakes

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