Italian

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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Lime Vinaigrette

My family and I have been enjoying this lime vinaigrette recipe for so long, I don't even remember where I got it from. Sometimes I add dried basil and anchovy paste to add a little variation to the dressing. —Marian Brown, Mississauga, Ontario

Marinara

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


Slow-Cooker Italian Chicken

My father used to love it when I made this slow-cooker Italian chicken. Since it includes a flavorful tomato sauce,...


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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


Beef Mushroom Spaghetti Sauce

This recipe is the perfect meaty option for a classic Italian dish. I made this meal for the first time...

Lactose-Free Spinach Lasagna

Think you don't like tofu? It tastes just like ricotta cheese in this healthy and fabulous dish.
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Lactose-Free Veggie-Stuffed Shells

"I wanted my family to get the benefits of soy, so I tweaked a traditional recipe. This is a low-fat,...

Balsamic Asiago Salad

You can toss this tasty Balsamic Asiago Salad together in 10 minutes flat. Simply drizzle bottled dressing over the colorful...


Mushroom-Beef Spaghetti Sauce

“I got the recipe for this sauce in a recipe exchange and wish I could credit the person who gave...


Lentil Pepperoni Stew

Turkey pepperoni nicely spices this thick lentil stew with rich tomato broth. This is a stick-to-your-ribs mainstay at our house....


Italian Sausage Orzo Soup

I always look for recipes high in taste and nutrition but low on prep time and fat. This thick, chunky...

Tomatoes with Parsley Pesto

You'll love the summery flavor of this pretty salad. It's a snap to whip up the pesto in the blender...


Garlic Oregano Zucchini

I've found that this flavorful side dish complements almost any main course, from chicken to fish. If you like, use...


Tuscan Portobello Stew

This is a heart-healthy, one-skillet meal that is quick and easy to prepare, yet elegant enough for company. Vegetarian teachers...


Cherry Tomato Salad

This recipe evolved from a need to use the bumper crops of delicious cherry tomatoes we grow. It's one of...


Quick Chicken Cacciatore

Quick Chicken Cacciatore from Marcia Hostetter of Canton, New York is a colorful and flavorful fast-to-fix main dish. Serve it...

Over-the-Rainbow Minestrone

This colorful soup is vegetarian-friendly and full of fresh flavors from a rainbow of vegetables. You can use any multicolored...


Viva Panzanella

Add some white beans, and suddenly the traditional Italian bread and tomato salad is filling enough to stand on its...


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...


Mamma’s Caponata

Great as an appetizer, but you can easily turn this into a meal. Instead of topping bread, serve over warm...