15 Italian-Inspired Comfort Food Recipes You Need This Fall

Pasta, gnocchi and so much cheese.

Americans have mastered comfort food, there’s no doubt about that. From meatloaf with mashed potatoes to mac and cheese baked under a layer of breadcrumbs, we have a lot of good dishes in our culinary repertoire. But we’re not the only masters of comfort food. Italians make some of the comfiest dishes in existence.

No one else does comfort food quite like Italians do ― heavy on the carbs and sauced up, with an unapologetic use of cheese. As we enter into the season of hearty, soul-warming dishes, we put together a collection of Italian-inspired comfort food recipes that are guaranteed to get you through the next couple of months.

1
Gnocchi With Pomodoro Sauce
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2
Cheesy Bucatini Pie With Mini Meatballs
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3
Giant Butternut Squash Ravioli With Kale Pesto
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4
Brown Butter Pumpkin Fettuccine Alfredo With Fried Cheese
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5
Baked Turkey Meatballs With Creamy Polenta
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6
Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Pasta
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7
Baked Four-Cheese Butternut Squash Rigatoni
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8
Truffled Gnocchi Macaroni And Cheese
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9
5-Ingredient Pumpkin Alfredo
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10
Roasted Vegetable Lasagna With Burrata
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11
Baked Spaghetti And Meatballs
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12
Parmesan Tortellini Bites
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13
5-Ingredient Creamy Kale Pasta
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14
Roasted Butternut Squash Apple Burrata Pizza
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15
Pull-Apart Pizza Ring
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