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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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    Italian Dressing

    This is a satisfying all-purpose Italian dressing recipe. Use this homemade version on salad greens, in vegetable salads or even as a marinade for chicken. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Green Chile Prosciutto Appetizers

    I created these prosciutto appetizers for my husband who enjoys green chiles. He loves these rolls so much he could...


    Italian Stuffed Beef Rolls

    The combination of spinach, artichokes and cream cheese is always a crowd pleaser. Add basil and a roasted red pepper...


    Apricot Dessert Bruschetta

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


    Bananas Foster Gelato

    The classic combination of bananas and rum is reinvented as an ice cream dish that's even better with ribbons of...

    Italian Chocolate Spice Cookies

    I recently found this old family recipe in my mom’s kitchen. I made a few adjustments to streamline the process,...


    Avocado Bruschetta

    My mother shared this fabulous recipe with me, and I have shared it with many friends. They are always requesting...

    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

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


    Italian Meatballs and Sausages

    Here’s a wonderful appetizer for the big game or any family function. Very easy to prepare and also very tasty....


    Skewered Ravioli with Creamy Tomato Dipping Sauce

    I wanted to make an easy appetizer with my favorite pasta, cheese ravioli, but didn't want the mess of frying....


    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...

    Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Puffs

    These are as pretty as they are delicious. I came up with this recipe one day when I was planning...


    Slow-Cooker Short Rib Ragu over Pappardelle

    An irresistible sauce gives this beef another dimension of flavor. Nearly any starchy side, such as potatoes or polenta, will...


    Tuscan Fish Packets

    My husband does a lot of fishing, so I'm always looking for different ways to serve his catches. A professional...


    Caramel Pecan Biscotti

    My husband helped me concoct this variation on a classic. With caramel and nuts and dipped in chocolate, it makes...


    Cannoli in a Glass

    Here is my guilt-free, delicious, low-fat version of a cannoli that is so simple to prepare. All you need is...

    Tangerine Chocolate Semifreddo

    When I wanted a new frozen treat for my family, I came up with this citrusy, chocolaty version of classic...


    Butternut Lasagna

    I love butternut squash, a comfort food with gourmet possibilities. This squash lasagna offers a fresh, updated flavor profile that...


    Warm Olive Bruschetta

    Cream cheese and ripe olives add heartiness to the usual bruschetta with tomatoes. The flavors blend beautifully.


    Pesto Dip with Parmesan Toast

    “We created this recipe at my office when we had leftover mayonnaise and pesto and weren’t sure what do to...


    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...


    Crispy Grilled Zucchini with Marinara

    You don’t need a deep-fat fryer for the crispiest little snacks around; let the indoor grill do the work! Try...


    Polenta Mushroom Appetizers

    Simple ingredients—in fact you probably have most if not all in your kitchen— are used to create a fantastic, but...


    Sun-Dried Tomato & Goat Cheese Bites

    I play Bunco once a month and one of my fellow players brought this for us to snack on. I...

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    Best Bacon Bruschetta

    Here’s my twist on the traditional BLT sandwich. I tossed in fresh basil, feta cheese and balsamic vinaigrette. The small...


    Shrimp & Tortellini in Tomato Cream

    This shrimp and pasta combination is one of my husband's favorites. It's healthy, and he doesn't even know it. It's...


    Fontina Ham Stromboli

    “Pesto seasons these savory meat- and cheese-stuffed slices that my family and friends love. The loaves freeze well—baked or unbaked.”


    Panforte Cookie Cups

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


    Basil Mascarpone Torte

    This decadent torte has a creamy texture and is perfect to take along to your next potluck or holiday meal.—Lisa...


    Godfather Crostini

    We’re going to make you an offer you can’t refuse: Spend just a few minutes in the kitchen to serve...