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Our Italian recipes will make you say “buon appetito.” Check out our classic Italian recipes and our quick and easy recipes, too!

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Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the recipe. It's so easy to make and a great appetizer for any time of year. —Maggie McDermott, Central Square, New York

Pressure-Cooker Caponata

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


Slow-Cooker Caponata

This Italian eggplant dip preps quickly and actually gets better as it stands. Serve it warm or at room temperature....


Layered Pesto Cheese Spread

Guests won't be able to pass up this unique spread. In fact, the pesto and cheese combination will have them...


Tomato-Walnut Pesto Spread

Whenever I bring this popular spread to parties, I know I'm going to get recipe requests. The red, green and...

Creamy Herb Spread

This fresh-flavored spread is ideal for chicken, turkey or veggie handhelds. Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Pepperoni Pizza Spread

Loaded with popular pizza ingredients, this cheesy concoction is wonderful on crackers of all kinds. —Connie Milinovich, Cudahy, Wisconsin

Pastrami Artichoke Spread

Chopped pastrami adds a tasty twist to this artichoke spread, but it’s the wonderful blend of flavors that’ll make you...


Pesto Cream Cheese Spread

This is a terrific appetizer to serve when hosting an Italian-theme-meal. People may be a little hesitant to try it,...


Crabmeat Spread

This versatile crab spread can be served warm or cold. Either way, it's delicious!


Pesto Cheese Blossom

With colorful layers, this pretty spread is a real attention-getter of holiday gatherings. I like the convenience of making it...

Garlic-Parmesan Cheese Ball

This is one of our entertaining mainstays. It complements most meals and is so easy to prepare and dress up...


Olive Pepperoni Spread

Pizza lovers will adore this quick-and-easy dip. If you’re serving picky eaters, keep the black olives on the side. Cheri...


Zippy Sausage Spread

"I always keep the ingredients for this zesty appetizer on hand," writes Bridget Miller from Colorado Springs, Colorado. "It's quick,...


Hot Bacon Cheese Spread

This creamy spread, made with Monterey Jack and Parmesan cheeses, is sure to warm up your next holiday party. Guests...


Pesto Cheese Ring

With garlic and red pepper flakes, this rich cheese spread has an irresistible zing. It's perfect for parties because a...

Herb Spread for French Bread

Instead of regular garlic bread, my family requests this spread. The flavor is best when I use parsley and basil...


Garlic Cheese Spread

Making this cheese spread is easy and fun. It tastes great on flatbread, focaccia or crackers. —Taste of Home Test...


Roasted Eggplant Spread

Black pepper and garlic perk up this out-of-the-ordinary spread that hits the spot on a crisp cracker or toasted bread...


Sausage Cheesecake Appetizer

This Italian-inspired spread looks delicious and tastes even better. The wedges are a tidy way to serve it. —Kendra Doss,...


Warm Goat Cheese in Marinara

Every family has a recipe they pull out time and again when the gang gathers, and goat cheese warmed in...


Sun-Dried Tomato and Parmesan Spread

Garlic lovers will literally eat this up! Fresh basil gives it a lovely aroma; crushed red peppers offer a hint...


Creamy Basil-Feta Spread

This quick cheese spread can be made ahead and chilled or just whipped up and served immediately.#151;Jenny Rodriquez, Pasco, Washington


Tuscan Bean and Olive Spread

Wonderful flavors of garlic, rosemary and basil blend in this hearty spread! Lucky enough to have leftovers? Serve it with...

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