A bit of Italy is always the right choice; whether in fashion, in cars, or in food. And with the heat rising and some romance on the horizon, we’ve got some dishes that you should be serving up to your love this weekend. Check out our list of delicious bites with a hint of Euro flair. We present you with 15 Tuscan dinners for your steamy summer date nights. Dig in!
1. Creamy Tuscan Garlicky Chicken
The Recipe Critic starts our journey to the Italian countryside – via food – with this fan favorite. Creamy, garlicky chicken will have everyone satisfied at the table. It’s also one of the easier recipes on the list!
2. Tuscan Chicken Pasta
Accompanying your chicken with some pasta will finish off dinner right. This plate is satisfying but it’s light and healthy as well. Check out all of the details by visiting Dinner at the Zoo.
3. 30-Minute Tuscan White Bean Skillet
The Wanderlust Kitchen has something for our vegans to enjoy. Made with white beans and a lot of other fresh and flavorful ingredients, your Tuscan dish doesn’t have to be filled with meat or seafood. Instead, dive into this all-veg treat!
4. Tuscan Lasagna
Lasagna has won over so many hearts, and this Tuscan-inspired version is no exception. It’s filled with delicious ingredients and fresh veggies. Check it out and grab the details by visiting Epicurious.
5. Tuscan Seafood Stew
Food Done Light went the seafood route and satisfied the palettes of those that like to explore flavors by the sea. This stew is again, light, plays on Tuscan inspiration nicely, and it’s a wonderful date night meal that will impress.
6. Tuscan Chicken with Penne Pasta
Gal on a Mission has another chicken and pasta recipe for us to dive into. This one is a bit heartier than its predecessor. Serve it up with some fresh bread and salad for the entire family – or date night for the two of you.
7. Tuscan-Rubbed Salmon
For those that enjoy a good piece of salmon, check out how to add some Tuscan flavor to it by visiting Relish. Serve this up with broccolini or asparagus for a healthy date night dish.
8. Tuscan Grilled Ribeye
Joyful Healthy Eats shows us another way to bring a favorite bit of meat to the table with some Tuscan flavors. Again, you can serve this up with a classic baked potato or even some Cesar salad. You can get really creative with the sides when you have such a nice main dish to work with.
9. Tuscan Chicken Stew
If you’re a fan of stew and one pot type of recipes, this one from McCormick is right up your alley. It’s super easy and it’s something to add to your family’s round of weeknight recipes.
10. Creamy Tuscan Tortellini Soup
The Suburban Soapbox has a soup that the entire family will love as well – even the kiddos! Creamy tortellini soup and some side salad, this is great for a fall or winter dinner – or even as a light lunch that you can take to work. Jump now and take a peek at the recipes.
11. Tuscan-Style Roast Pork with Garlic & Rosemary
You could even create a roast pork with some Tuscan roots attached. Join the team at Cook’s Illustrated and follow along as you learn how to transform your meat. A side of light pasta with olive oil and parmesan would accompany it quite nicely.
12. Crockpot Tuscan Sausage & White Bean Ragu
We’re all about crockpot meals and this one from Half Baked Harvest is a fan favorite in our house – which is why when we heard Tuscan, it had to be included! It’s an easy recipe to follow, even for novice chefs, and the kiddos dive into it with ease as well.
13. 20-Minute Tuscan Tortellini Skillet
Chew Out Loud went with a skillet recipe that is easy to whip up in a pinch and full of delicious ingredients. If you want something that’s full of flavor, impressive enough for date night, and hit the spot everytime. Visit now for all the details.
14. Cheesy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash
Here’s another vegetarian recipe that you’ll want in your back pocket. Learn how to make some spaghetti squash and then bring on the cheese! You’ll find the recipe for this one at Host the Toast.
15. Tuscan Bean Soup
Simply Recipes finishes us off with this delicious Tuscan bean soup. Serve this up with sandwiches on a chilly winter night or whip up a pot to use for leftovers and lunch throughout the weeks. It’s delicious and it’s healthy!