Italian Night is the perfect way to spend time with family and friends. Whether you’re an expert cook or not, it’s easy to make your own Italian Night themed dinner! This post will provide you with some of our favorite recipes for all types of dishes, as well as some creative ideas that will help make your next Italian night unforgettable.
Meal planning and menu creation reduce the hassles of meal times which will ultimately help save you time and money. Busy moms need easy-to-follow systems that don’t leave them feeling overwhelmed. Planning your weekly menu becomes a breeze with these simple themed dinner ideas.
Today I’m sharing some great ideas for your next Italian Night themed dinner. I hope you love this collection of Italian Night dinner ideas!
This list of budget-friendly Italian dinner ideas will help you save money at the grocery store and plan this week’s meals ahead of time! Planning your week’s worth of meals in this way makes it easy to order the groceries you need from the grocery store and whip up a delicious meals every day for your family
I like themed dinner ideas because they allow me to come up with dining recipes quickly. For example, when planning your meals for the week, you might think:
This Friday our themed dinner menu will be Italian Night. What can I make that fits this dinner theme?
This crusty and fluffy Italian favourite is topped with melty mozzarella cheese, fresh tomato and basil. Serve it as a tasty appetizer, or an elegant side to a salad, this focaccia is sure to be enjoyed by all.
This simple, yet delicious Italian Pasta recipe takes approximately 20 minutes to prepare. "Bucatini Cacio e Pepe" translates to "spaghetti, cheese, and pepper." I'll show you how to make this 3-ingredient classic Italian dish the traditional way and my way.
This super simple No Boil Chicken Parmesan Casserole is a perfect family dinner that requires so little effort to toss together. No need to boil the pasta, it cooks up perfectly al dente as this pasta dish bakes. Juicy chicken tossed in breadcrumbs and parmesan and all the cheesy goodness. Everyone will want seconds!
This irresistibly Creamy Parmesan Instant Pot Pasta recipe is the easiest dinner to whip in well under 30 minutes. Add a few things to the instant pot and walk away. Stir in cream, parmesan and spinach after cooking and dinner is served! Such a quick and easy to get dinner on the table!
Creamy Chicken Marsala is a restaurant-quality recipe that you can make at home. It is a classic Italian-American dish that starts with tender and juicy pan-fried chicken breasts. That is topped with flavorful mushrooms and a creamy Marsala sauce.
Rich, bold and savory, this Vegan Bolognese is reminiscent of the Italian classic we all love. The filling combines mushrooms, ground walnuts, grated carrots, and onions for a meaty mince that is hearty and satisfying!
Make your next pasta night extra special with these Spinach and Ricotta Stuffed Shells! They’re packed with baby spinach, plenty of cheese and smothered in marinara sauce. This meal is always a hit and may be made completely in advance!
These Italian Meatballs are baked in marinara sauce and topped with melted Mozzarella cheese. These are perfect to serve with spaghetti, in subs, or as a side dish for a potluck or holiday! This is an easy dish to make ahead of time and refrigerate or freeze for later.
This easy No Bake Raspberry Dulce de Leche Icebox Cake uses frozen raspberries and can be thrown together in 15 minutes! It's light and perfect for feeding your family, a crowd or taking along to a potluck !
The easiest 2 ingredient Chocolate Caramel Affogato recipe that’s gluten-free and vegan! A decadent buzz-worthy treat to prepare on a date night or girl’s night! This twist on the classic Italian dessert will be your new favorite coffee and ice cream treat!
I hope you enjoyed these Italian themed dinner night recipes and ideas as much as we do! Let me know in the comments below if there are any other favorite dishes or flavors that should be added to this list.
My name is Melissa Ringstaff and I've been blogging here at A Virtuous Woman since 2001. I'm a pastor's wife and homeschooling mom living in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern KY. I believe in finding freedom from perfection and living life with purpose and I want to help you do exactly that.
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