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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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    Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

    I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you prefer, substitute semisweet chocolate chips for the white chocolate. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

    Pepperoni Focaccia Bread

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


    Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

    Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...


    Zucchini Panzanella Salad

    I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it...


    Sweet Corn & Saffron Risotto

    The saffron adds a sunny yellow color to this creamy corn risotto. However, if you don't have any on hand,...

    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...


    Ratatouille Quiche

    No one refuses to eat their vegetables when you serve this colorful quiche. My family loves the rich flavors that...

    Oil & Vinegar Dipping Sauce

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


    Lemon Salmon with Basil

    At our house we opt for healthy foods, and this lemony salmon with basil is a knockout in the good-for-you...


    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...


    Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone and Balsamic Drizzle

    Fresh strawberries shine in this simple, but sophisticated delicacy. The balsamic vinegar syrup add an interesting sweet-savory quality to the...

    Limoncello Tiramisu

    We love everything about this wonderful dessert—from the light lemon flavor and creamy Mascarpone to the crunchy, crushed macaroon on...


    Panforte Cookie Cups

    A tassie-like treat takes on an Italian flair in this Panforte Cookie Cup. The filling of nuts, dried and candied...


    Pepperoni Provolone Pizzas

    These tasty pizzas use two kinds of sauce for pies that are great grill fare. They're a nice option for...


    Marinated Veggie Beef Kabobs

    These colorful kabobs are a wonderful way to showcase fresh veggies from your garden. Each bite is tender and flavorful,...


    Spicy Shrimp & Penne Pasta

    I created this creamy pasta dish when I needed to use up some marinara. Red pepper flakes give it a...

    Grilled Portobellos with Mozzarella Salad

    These colorful mushrooms are so filling, they're almost a meal in themselves. They can also be served with a small...


    Spaghetti with Bolognese Sauce

    Travel to Italy with this hearty pasta that's a breeze to prepare. Our Test Kitchen jazzed up store-bought spaghetti sauce,...


    Favorite Italian Cake

    Marilyn Morel
    KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Here’s a scrumptious cake that melts in your mouth and makes you say, “Mil...


    Toasted Hazelnut and Chocolate Ice Cream

    The flavors in this ice cream take me back to European vacations I've enjoyed in the past. I am a...


    Seafood Medley with Linguine

    "Who can resist a savory blend of seafood and pasta? This dish, teaming scallops and shrimp with linguine and tomatoes,...


    Baked Mozzarella Sticks

    This is a fantastic, healthier substitute for deep-fried mozzarella sticks. I like to serve the sticks with spaghetti. —Julie Puderbaugh,...


    Double Shot Espresso Ganache Cake

    The Place is "Harry's Bar" in Venice, Italy, and my recipe is a near-perfect re-creation of their double shot Espresso...


    Grilled Tuna Steaks

    "My husband and I love to grill," Michelle Armistead says of her low-fat and nearly carb-free entree. "This delicious recipe...

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    Asparagus Wraps

    Asparagus makes lovely finger food, especially wrapped in pastry and tasty filling. Easily assembled, it’s perfect for weeknight noshing or...


    Basil & Sun-Dried Tomato Crescents

    If your family is anything like mine, you may want to make a double batch of these crescents since they...


    Creamy Clam Linguine

    This is a fast but special entree that I made up when my sons were home from touring. They loved...


    Pressure-Cooker Risotto with Shrimp and Asparagus

    This speedy method of making risotto works every time! —Kim Gray, Davie, Florida


    Chicken Francese

    I grew up on this tender, lemony chicken Francese recipe that's a classic in Italian cooking. It's delicious as is,...


    Mushroom Pizza Burgers

    There is nothing better than a good, grilled burger for a picnic. This one fills the bill, and it is...