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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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    The Best Pizza Dough

    This easy pizza dough recipe is the key to making an extraordinary homemade pizza. We use all-purpose flour because double zero is hard to find. But if you're lucky enough to live near an Italian market or willing to purchase double zero flour online, using this flour will take your crust to the next level. You won't be disappointed with the results! —Josh Rink, Taste of Home Food Stylist

    Grilled Bruschetta

    This is my go-to appetizer in the summer when tomatoes and basil are fresh from the garden. The balsamic glaze...


    Pressure-Cooker Sicilian Steamed Leeks

    I love the challenge of developing recipes for my garden leeks, a delicious but underused vegetable. This Italian-flavored dish...


    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...


    Sweet Potato Panzanella

    This is my favorite fall lunch dish. It is filled with flavor and texture but isn't too high in calories....

    Elegant Chicken Marsala

    A delicate wine sauce tops lightly breaded chicken for a truly elegant, restaurant-quality meal that will delight family and friends...


    Caprese Salad

    My husband and I love Caprese salad, but not the high prices we pay for it in restaurants. Here, we...

    Easy Italian Spinach Salad

    A simple homemade dressing makes this salad a flavorful option for any meal, but it’s ideal with lasagna, spaghetti, manicotti...


    Farmer’s Market Squash Saute

    Marie Rizzio shows us how to enjoy seasonal flavors with her cheesy saute, an easy-to-prepare recipe that “makes use of...


    Spectacular Fingerling Potatoes

    My children absolutely love these tender "mini" potatoes. Fingerling potatoes can be found at the farmers market and specialty grocery...


    Herb-Crusted Tomatoes & Sweet Peas

    Brighten up your spring meals with this fabulously fresh and easy side dish. Vibrant green peas and bold red cherry...

    Bocconcini & Strawberry Bruschetta

    If you had to capture summer in a salad, this would be it. Mozzarella pearls are infused with a sweet...


    Herbed Fresh Asparagus

    Basil, rosemary and thyme make for a fresh and flavorful combination in this easy and elegant side dish. —Taste of...


    Oil & Vinegar Dipping Sauce

    I came up with this homemade dipping sauce after eating something similar at my favorite Greek resturant. It goes wonderfully...


    Chocolate Swirl Panini

    Pretty chocolate swirls throughout the interior of these tender Italian-style rolls make them a must-try. The tempting treats really stand...


    Pan-Seared Shrimp

    Garlic, parsley and wine punch up the buttery flavor of this simple shrimp recipe and give it a decadent and...

    Balsamic Chicken Breasts

    “This quick savory chicken is a family favorite. It's easy, healthy and satisfying. Served with a salad or whole wheat...


    Green Beans Provence

    Crisp-tender green beans are paired with tomatoes for a colorful and nutritious side. Dressed with fresh basil and just enough...


    Italian-Style Lima Beans

    This Italian-style side dish will delight lima bean lovers. Not only is it a colorful addition to the menu, the...


    Quick Broccoli Side Dish

    Italian seasoning and crunchy pine nuts really jazz up the flavor of this versatile veggie side dish.
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    Quick Anise Fruit Bowl

    This refreshing medley has become a family favorite for breakfast and brunch. You could even serve the fruit with a...


    Italian Chicken Milan

    —Mrs. Lara Priest, Gansevoort, New York


    Arugula Summer Salad

    This simple summer-fresh salad stars arugula and tomatoes—we love them both. Olive oil—the only oil I use in my kitchen—flavors...


    Mushroom Pasta

    After trying something similar in a restaurant, Virginia Trent created this creamy, three-mushroom pasta entree at home. “The first time...

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    Creamy Pasta Primavera for Two

    "When I think of springtime, asparagus comes to mind. This pasta dish is a wonderful blend of tender, crisp colorful...


    Garlic Green Bean Medley

    “This is one of my favorite ways to cook green beans. Everyone loves it!” —Nancy Daugherty, Cortland, Ohio


    Garden Zucchini & Corn Saute

    “This is great with any barbecue main dish, and it’s also the perfect filling for a brunch omelet. It’s even...


    Grilled Italian Eggplant Slices

    What a fabulous way to dress up eggplant! Piled high with herbs, cheese and fresh tomatoes, this fail-proof, grilled side...


    Sicilian Steamed Leeks

    I love the challenge of developing recipes for my garden leeks, a delicious underused vegetable. This Italian-flavored dish is a...


    Fresh Green Bean Medley

    Looking for a way to dress up fresh green beans in a flash? Try the tasty medley of flavors in...