Italian dishes we are crushing on this spring

Don’t walk, hop right into our top picks for the best Italian dishes to try this spring!

Hunt for the best flavours which excite your family’s taste buds the most, and happily wave goodbye to fast, easy frozen oven cooked food.

We understand that being a full time working parent isn’t easy, which is why in our top picks we have included some of the best tasting, healthy quick and easy meals for you to make with your family at home.

Branch out on the horizons, and start looking for some simple herbs and spices which you can easily reach for in your cupboards.

Easter has been and gone in a flash but the evenings are brightening and the days are warming so it's a good time to try cooking some Spring Italian dishes at home.

Here are 5 Italian dishes we're crushing on:

1. Spaghetti Bolognese

Starting it off with a dish that everyone knows and formerly loves, the classic spaghetti bolognese.

A bolognese isn’t only the perfect comfort food, but it is also incredibly tasty and diverse so you’re able to add the perfect herbs and spice to make it your own, unique dish.

Bolognese is a thick, flavoursome sauce that gets all of its goodness from a long simmer. Once the meat is added, the sauce makes it extremely tender to the point of just simply melting in your mouth with every bite.

Pair this dish with some garlic bread and a mountain of grated cheese and we promise that you’ll instantly become everyone’s best friend!

Italian dishes spaghetti bolognese

2. Trofie al Pesto

This is such an easy meal which is ready in about 20 minutes, using the finest of ingredients.

Trofie al pesto is one of the most famous dishes of the traditional Ligurian cuisine, made with pesto and basil completed with trofie pasta.

Pesto’s cupid is trofie pasta, without a doubt. Nothing will ever pair as well as these two ingredients, an unbreakable bond that melts perfectly on each and every one of your tastebuds.

Surprisingly, this simple dish is one which everyone will love (for even the fussiest of eaters!)

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3. Homemade Pizza

Instead of ordering from your local takeaway at the weekend, try making your own pizza at home!

This is a great way to get all of your family involved, and you can make pizzas completely your own.

Making your own pizza at home will add important skills to help your children’s growth and development.

Think about using ingredients such as; sliced veggies, meats from the deli and a variety of different cheeses.

Make it fun, and have a pizza-making competition! Invite friends and family over to try and judge your creations.

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4. Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe translates to ‘cheese and pepper’. As you can tell, this dish is extremely simple with very few ingredients.

This dish is truly indulgent and packed full of flavour. It’s amazing how something so simple can taste so incredible!

If you wanted, you could put your signature twist on this dish, and add any other ingredients which you or your family crave.

Cacio e Pepe is perfect for those nights when you don’t want to spend lots of time cooking, but you still want to eat something tasty without having to reach for the takeaway menus.

Best Italian in London Cacio E Pepe

5. Orange Polenta Cake

Who would we be if we didn’t finish this list off with one of Italy’s most famous desserts?

The orange polenta cake is a refreshing, colourful dessert bursting with amazing flavours and magnificent textures with every bite.

This dessert will challenge your baking skills, can you achieve the perfect moist, crumbly texture?

For all of our gluten-free friends, as this dessert is made with polenta, it is safe for you to eat and enjoy. Enjoy after a meal, or as a snack during the day.

It will feel like springtime when you consume this vibrant, decadent dish!

Spring Italian Dishes Orange Polenta Cake

If you are looking to go out to a great Italian restaurant this spring, Pezzo D’Italia serves up some of the best Italian dishes and desserts in London.

So, if you’re out and about in London, you’re not going to want to miss out on the opportunity to visit our incredible restaurant!

Pezzo D’Italia believes that the best food is made when it’s cooked from the heart.

There is so much love and care that goes into every element of our dishes, which are made from only the freshest local ingredients.

If you try to make any of these dishes during the holidays, take a picture and show us!

Use the hashtag #springitalianfood on Instagram to share your creations with other foodies around the globe!

Happy cooking!