Are you a die-hard fan of Italian food? Of course, you are! Who isn’t?

If you can not stop thinking about that cheesy, bready Margherita pizza, poached chicken, and all the creamy Italian snacks but are just too lazy to spend hours curating true Italian flavors, we have got your back!

We have collected the very best Italian recipes and have re-created them to be super quick and easy for you to try at home.

So, without further delay, let’s dig in, so you can satiate your Italian snack cravings with these flavorsome recipes.

Chicken Fettuccine with Basil Pesto


  • 3 Thinned Out Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tsp Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 400g Boiled Fettuccine
  • ¼ Cup Chicken Broth
  • ¼ Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Cups Chopped Basil Leaves
  • 1/3 Cup Chopped Pine Nuts
  • ½ Cup Grated Parmesan

Pan-fry chicken breasts in a tablespoon of canola oil with salt and pepper to taste. Once cooked, remove from the pan, and cut into thin slices. While your chicken cools down, make your basil pesto.

Add chopped basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic cloves, grated parmesan, and extra virgin olive oil to the food processor and grind. Once you achieve a smooth and creamy texture, remove it from the processor, and add to the pan you cooked your chicken in.

Pour chicken broth to dilute the sauce and let simmer for 3-5 minutes. Add in your boiled Fettuccine and cooked chicken to the sauce and serve with grated parmesan.

You may be worried that this might be too complicated for you to try at home? Think again! This healthy snacking recipe takes no longer than an hour to be prepped, made, and served.

Instant Pot Sausage and Peppers


  • 1 Lb Italian Sausage Links
  • 3 Red and Yellow Bell Peppers
  • 1 Tsp Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 1 Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1 Tbsp Oregano
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • ¾ Cup Shredded Mozzarella

Heat olive oil in a pan on low-medium heat. Add in Italian sausage and peppers to cook, along with salt and pepper to taste. Once the meat is cooked, add tomato paste and minced garlic. Sprinkle red pepper flakes and oregano and let the pot simmer for 2-3 minutes. Serve the Italian sausages in brioche buns, topped with bell peppers and shredded mozzarella for a burst of cheese.

If you are in a true ball-game spirit, add in some light beer when cooking your meat.

Grilled Ricotta Bruschetta with Sweet Cherry Tomatoes


  • 4 Slices Rye Sourdough
  • 1 cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Dried Thyme
  • 2 Tsp Caster Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Garlic Clove, Crushed
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • ½ Cup Basil Leaves

Preheat the grill to medium-high and toast the rye sourdough until golden brown on each side. While the bread grills, sauté cherry tomatoes and garlic cloves in olive oil on low heat. Set aside to cool. Combine ricotta cheese, dried herbs, caster sugar, and soak in olive oil for 3-5 minutes. Once done, spread the ricotta mix on toasted sourdough and top with cherry tomatoes and crushed garlic.

Don’t forget to drizzle your toasted bread with balsamic vinegar and basil leaves as garnish, and enjoy. This is the easiest and quickest Italian snack you can make, regardless of your expertise in the kitchen!