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    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 sauce. It's delicious and everyone loves it. —Angela Lively, Conroe, Texas

    Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna

    This flavorful weeknight vegetarian skillet lasagna is sure to please any meat lover at your dinner table. Serve with a...


    Tortellini with Sausage and Mascarpone

    When I crave Italian comfort food on a busy night and don't have a lot of time to cook, this...


    Stuffed Pizza Bites

    After trying a similar dish at a local restaurant, I came up with my own version of pizza bites. This...


    Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

    I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you...

    Grandma’s Onion Squares

    My grandma brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Italy as a young wife and mother. It is...


    Pepperoni Focaccia Bread

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

    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    These meatball sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on...


    Chicken Parmesan Pizza

    This tasty pizza is the perfect combo—quick and easy to make, and a winner with even picky eaters. It's a...


    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...

    Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta

    Here's an interesting spin on bruschetta. The creamy ricotta cheese spread is an ideal complement to the sweet, minty strawberry...


    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....


    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,...


    Italian Sausage Veggie Skillet

    We love Italian sausage sandwiches, but because the bread isn't diet-friendly for me, I created this recipe to satisfy my...


    Sue’s Spicy Tomato Basil Tortellini

    A friend remarked about a similar baked tortellini dish at a restaurant, so I wanted to try re-creating it for...

    Tilapia with Lemon Caper Sauce

    My husband and I are always trying to increase the amount of fish in our diet. This recipe is fast,...


    Shrimp Pasta Alfredo

    My son loves any recipe with Alfredo sauce. As a bachelor, shrimp pasta was one of the first recipes he...


    Lemon Parmesan Orzo

    A splash of lemon and a shower of chopped parsley make this orzo one of my family's most-requested sides. It's...


    Chicken-Pepper Alfredo

    When I want a lighter dinner, I use lean turkey bacon in this recipe. It gives the pasta that richness...


    Creamy Tomato Shrimp with Penne

    This creamy pasta dish looks and tastes like it’s meant for festive occasions but only takes 20 minutes to make....


    Loaded Chicken Carbonara Cups

    Spaghetti cupcakes with a chicken carbonara twist make for a tasty, fun family dinner. Whole wheat pasta and reduced-fat ingredients...


    Sicilian Steamed Leeks

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


    Spicy Shrimp & Penne Pasta

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

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    Creamy Pasta Primavera

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


    Quick Italian Sausage Sandwiches

    For a casual but hearty meal, try these saucy subs created by our Test Kitchen. Full of traditional Italian flavor,...


    Instant Potato Gnocchi

    This tasty gnocchi is much easier than it looks and contains almost no saturated fat. “Just serve with your favorite...


    Salmon with Fettuccine Alfredo

    Pat Patty used salmon, her imagination and her taste buds to come up with a smart twist on an Italian...


    Sausage-Spinach Pasta Supper

    You won’t miss the marinara sauce once you taste this pasta dish flavored with chicken broth and Italian sausage. “It’s...


    Tomato Onion Salad

    "I worked as a summer cook at a Wyoming ranch for more than 20 years, and I made this marinated...