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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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    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love it in meatball subs, too. —Cara Bjornlie, Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

    Marinara

    My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce "gravy." She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several...


    Muffuletta Wellingtons

    This recipe is inspired by the muffuletta, a sandwich originating in New Orleans made with deli meat and olive salad....



    Cast-Iron Sausage Pizza

    This shortcut cast-iron pizza starts with frozen dough. Add you family's favorite toppings for variety. — Taste of Home Test...

    Sausage Pasta with Cajun Cream Sauce

    I needed to use up some ingredients in my refrigerator, so I threw together this dish with a cajun cream...


    Spicy Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

    I make this spicy shrimp pasta a lot because it's a something my family never seems to get tired of....

    Dutch Oven Pasta Bake

    I was in a hurry one night, so I went on a pantry search to see what I had on...


    Lemon Shrimp Orzo

    What I love about this lemon shrimp orzo is that it's so tasty and it can be eaten hot or...


    Goat Cheese and Spinach Stuffed Chicken

    This spinach-stuffed chicken breast recipe is special to me because it has so much flavor, yet not too many calories....


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    Cast-Iron Favorite Pizza

    Cast-iron skillets are the perfect vessel for a crisp, deep-dish pizza without needing any extra cookware. Our team developed this...

    Pepperoni Focaccia Bread

    This focaccia bread recipe is perfect to serve with a pasta dinner, either as an appetizer or sliced for sandwiches....


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    The Best Beef Stew

    Our stew has tons of flavor thanks to the herbs, red wine and balsamic vinegar. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Marinated Vegetables with Olives

    Veggies play nicely together in a healthy, easy dish that can be an appetizer or a salad.
    —Sue Hansen,...


    Quick Crispy Green Bean Salad

    Younger children might ask if the beans in this flavorful salad came from Jack’s magic beanstalk. The dish is an...


    Italian Sausage and Fennel Soup

    Many years ago I watched chef and TV personality Mario Batali make an Italian soup that had fennel, garlic and...

    Shrimp and Spaghetti Skillet

    I enjoy developing quick, easy recipes that are both nutritious and delicious. This one-pan meal features family favorites shrimp and...


    Apricot Dessert Bruschetta

    Years ago, my mother took a trip to Italy, and this recipe reminds her of the sun-kissed fruits from the...


    Chicken Parmesan Burgers

    A restaurant-quality burger that's topped with marinara and loaded with cheese—what's not to love? Fresh basil adds even more flavor....


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    The Best Marinara Sauce

    I developed this recipe with a friend to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes. Now we like...


    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

    This recipe's wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting...


    Mushroom Olive Bruschetta

    After experimenting with different ingredients and flavor combinations, I came up with this variation on traditional tomato-based bruschetta. I've also...


    Spinach and Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    This quick dish is spicy, garlicky, saucy and loaded with delicious shrimp. Plus, with the addition of spinach, you’re also...


    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...

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    Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Onion

    Tender potato gnocchi are so delicious with sauteed mushrooms and onions. This is one of my family's go-to side dishes....


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    One-Pan Rotini with Tomato Cream Sauce

    I like to make one-pan recipes and this one was proclaimed a winner by my family. Bonus: It's also easy...


    Ground Beef Spaghetti Skillet

    I remember my grandma making this stovetop supper many times—we always loved Granny's spaghetti! My husband and I now enjoy...


    Quick Sausage Tortellini Soup

    I love that this soup is easy to make and uses common ingredients found in the pantry. You can use...


    Gnocchi with Spinach and Chicken Sausage

    Dinner is easy when I can use ingredients typically found in my fridge and pantry. —Laura Miller, Lake Ann, Michigan


    Tortellini with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce

    I enjoy all things pasta, and tortellini is my favorite. The flavor of this dish is amazing. Even my husband,...