Salads are great, but sometimes a craving strikes that only a heaping bowl of pasta—or a cheesy pile of marinara-drenched eggplant—can satisfy. That’s because Italian food is pretty much our happy place. But because we don’t have hours to stand over a simmering pot of tomatoes, these recipes are super fast and easy (though no one would ever guess).

Italian Bruschetta Bar

Make your next party feel like a picnic in Sicily.

One-Pot, 15-Minute Pasta Limone

Most of the ingredients are in your pantry and it’s ready in no time.

Pasta Alla Norma

A timeless (and tasty) classic.

Baked Zucchini ‘Ziti’ Spirals with Mozzarella

You know that weighed-down pasta-and-cheese feeling? You won’t get it here.

Eggplant Parm Casserole

Whip out this recipe when you need to satisfy the whole crew.

Lasagna Soup

You love lasagna. You love soup. Why not combine them into the most perfect dish ever invented?

The New Caprese Salad

Because sometimes you need a break from pasta. (Yeah, right.)