Italian Main Course Ideas For Italian Party

Italian sausage and veg tray roast

This easy recipe is ideal when you’re short on time. Just bang it all in the oven and you have yourself a hearty and healthy springtime meal!

Roast cod and romesco sauce with olive and almond dressing

Try this Italian-inspired recipe by Paul Hood, head chef at Hai Cenato, Jason Atherton’s latest restaurant. It’s quick, easy and full of flavour… perfect for a dinner party showstopper.

Braised Italian sausages with cheesy polenta

Italian-style sausages with streaky bacon, herbs and a splash of red wine. Serve with some cheesy polenta for extra flavour and you’ve got a quick and easy midweek meal for all the family.

Chicken with agrodolce sauce

Agrodolce means sweet and sour in Italian. This dish cooks thin escalopes of chicken in a tomato, onion and red wine vinegar sauce for a punchy super low-cal and low-fat dish.

Aubergine parmigiana

Easy recipe for Aubergine parmigiana. This Italian classic of layers of tomato sauce, aubergine and parmesan, is simple to make and is good for entertaining or for family meals.

Italian baked meatballs

Meatballs baked in rich tomato sauce with a melting mozzarella topping – this recipe is all about comfort food. It’s also perfect for freezing, making it a great option for when you don’t want to cook mid-week.

Rich chocolate and hazelnut torte

Our chocolate and hazelnut torte is a serious creamy and indulgent weekend treat. This recipe only takes 30 minutes to whip up, and can feed up to 12 people.

Almond and Amalfi lemon cake

Give our Italian almond and Amalfi lemon cake a go. The Amalfi lemons have a strong intense lemony aroma, and are slightly sweeter. This light summery cake is seriously moreish, a real crowd pleaser.

Chocolate and hazelnut meringue semifreddo

The Italian dessert, semifreddo, is an ice cream with a mousse-like texture. This recipe not only looks impressive, but can be made in advance for easy dinner party entertaining. Plus, there’s no churning required.

Buttermilk and sage panna cotta

This recipe for buttermilk and sage panna cotta with black pepper honeycomb from Rachel Karasik may sound odd but it really, really works.