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Delicious recipes that are inspired by our favorite Italian foods.

Alfredo Style Italian Meatballs | Buy This Cook That
Beef/ Italian/ Pasta

Alfredo Style Italian Meatballs

I love to cook. If you have followed Buy This Cook That for any amount of time, you probably have that figured out. Sometimes, I love to cook 100% from scratch. Other times, I'm all about tasty shortcuts that taste like homemade. I am about to share with you a wonderful dinner recipe that is a little bit of both:…

Italian/ Sandwiches & Sliders

Pressed Italian Sandwiches

If you are looking for a delicious make-ahead lunch idea that is perfect for work, picnics or a fast + easy meal, these Pressed Italian Sandwiches are for you. Made on toasted ciabatta bread with layers of thinly sliced deli meats and cheese, these tasty little sammies are delish. Keep reading to learn how easy it is to make these…

Fresh Basil Pesto Pasta Salad
Italian/ Pasta/ Sides

Fresh Basil Pesto Pasta Salad

This post has been sponsored by Simply Beverages®. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Perfect for picnics, parties, and potlucks, this Fresh Basil Pesto Pasta Salad is big on flavor. Tossed with a homemade pesto sauce made from basil and sunflower seeds, every swirled piece of pasta is coated with the unmistakable flavor of basil. We added brightly sweet…

Essentials/ Italian/ Pasta

Thick and Chunky Garden Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce

This delicious homemade Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce is full of healthy and colorful vegetables. Fresh summer squash, zucchini, onions, sweet peppers and mushrooms simmer for hours and create a zesty sauce for your favorite pasta. Plus, we made it super filling with a mixture of sweet Italian sausage and lean ground beef.  Can’t wait to twirl this around on a fork.…

Crockpot Lasagna Soup
Italian/ Pasta/ Soups, Stews + Chili

Crockpot Lasagna Soup

Crockpot Lasagna Soup is hearty and flavorful with all of the delicious flavors of your favorite lasagna. This is one of the very best creations we have made.  Lean beef, stewed tomatoes, fresh zucchini and mushrooms are slow-simmered for hours. We even added broken lasagna noodles at the end. So throw this crockpot soup recipe together today and enjoy a big…

30 Minute or Less/ Italian/ Sandwiches & Sliders/ Super Bowl/ Tailgate

Fast and Easy Pizza Sliders

These Easy Pizza Sliders are LOADED with meaty toppings. Layers of spicy pepperoni, Canadian bacon, and Italian sausage. But you can’t stop there. How about your favorite pizza sauce and ooey-gooey mozzarella cheese? Make these like we did, or change them up with your favorite pizza toppings. (See the bottom of this post for suggested flavor combinations from our Facebook readers.)…