3 Italian Easter Recipes You Have to Make

Buona Pasqua and Happy Easter to all those who celebrate! Here are a few of my favorite Easter recipes so you can celebrate the holiday like an Italian this weekend. Hint: it involves lots of pasta.

Nonna’s Pasta Cake

This is the only kind of Easter surprise I need. This Southern Italian specialty is made by combining cooked pasta with a sweetened custard that is flavored with rose water and orange blossom water for a lovely spring flavor. Here’s the recipe; it will make your home smell *just gorgeous*


Roasted Rack of Lamb

When you carve this beautiful rack of lamb tableside, you’ll feel like the Goddess of Spring herself. This recipe is super simple, but don’t skip the marinade. That will make the lamb succulent and juicy, just like you are.

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Italian Mac & Cheese Bake

Mac & Cheese is the perfect accompaniment for your Easter main course.  The secret to my Nonna’s recipe is all in the sauce, which is made from classic bechamel.


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These adorable little letters are perfect for picky eaters. They’ll love to hunt for the letters in their name and will clear their plates in the process. These are perfect in my classic minestrone.



Also known as ‘little snails,’ these adorable shells pair beautifully with a creamy and cheesy sauce. Try my recipe, which features an amazing creamy cauliflower cheese sauce and crispy pancetta.



This shape is very similar to rice, so I love cooking it risotto-style in my recipe for The Italian Rose.



These are amazing in soups and stews, but I love using them to make my protein-packed Power Greens Pasta.

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Last but certainly not least, this is the shape that has the internet abuzz. I can promise you that the version from Pasta Di Martino is far superior to anything you’ve tried before. It’s made from a bronze die with 100% Italian wheat and contains a minimum of 14% protein. This is the shape I make when a loved one is not feeling well, preferably with some nutrient-rich homemade broth like this.


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