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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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

Grandma’s Onion Squares

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


Pesto Swirled Cheesecake

“My savory cheesecake was so popular at Thanksgiving, it was gone before my husband got a bite. He joined the...


Pesto Cream Cheese Spread

This is a terrific appetizer to serve when hosting an Italian-theme-meal. People may be a little hesitant to try it,...


Creamy Clam Linguine

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

Golden Beet Curry Risotto with Crispy Beet Greens

I was delighted to find golden beets at the farmers market and knew they'd be perfect in a risotto recipe...


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...

Penne Primavera with Shrimp

A delicate cream sauce seasoned with garlic enhances this mouthwatering combination of pasta, veggies and shrimp. "Feel free to substitute...


Peach Ice

If the fresh peach is delicious, this recipe is delicious! It's a very light dessert for those counting calories, and...


Spinach Pesto

Serve this vibrant pesto on pasta, pizza, sandwiches and more. If you don't have fresh oregano on hand, you can...


Contest-Winning Pesto Veggie Pizza

When I was thinking about what my family likes to eat and what I like to cook, the answer was...

Parmesan Creamed Spinach

This rich and creamy spinach dish takes minutes to make. If I'm expecting guests, I'll double or triple the recipe....


Sicilian Brussels Sprouts

I love to make this dish because the flavors jumping around in your mouth keep you coming back bite after...


Creamy Pesto Shrimp Linguine

This is a fantastic dish to impress friends with. They never suspect how easy it is to make. The pesto...


Snappy Garlic Bread

A garlic lover’s dream, this zesty loaf is perfect with pizza. Plus, it’s a snap to put together at the...


Tuscan Artichoke & Spinach Strudel

Strudels originated in Austria and often boast sweet flavors. This one is savory with Tuscan influences of tomatoes, mushrooms and...