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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

    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...


    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

    Nancy C. Evans of Phoenix, Arizona captured the spicy cinnamon flavor of Mexican chocolate in her original recipe for biscotti....


    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...

    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...


    Chicken Stuffed with Broccolini & Cheese

    My version of Chicken Cordon Bleu uses broccolini in the filling and panko for crunch. Broccolini looks like small broccoli,...


    Baked Fontina Orzo

    The pasta orzo makes a nice alternative to rice. If you like, use 1/2 cup blanched, diced asparagus for the...


    Mushroom Panzanella

    My variation on Italian bread salad pairs nicely with grilled or roasted meats. It offers a sensational blend of tastes...

    Bocconcini & Strawberry Bruschetta

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


    Stuffed Flank Steak with Mushroom Sherry Cream

    The flavor of this stuffed flank steak is just fabulous. It looks impressive, but is actually easy to do.—Anthony Dolby,...


    Orzo Timbales with Fontina Cheese

    Take mac and cheese to a new level using orzo pasta and fontina. With a pop of color from sweet...


    Saltimbocca with Chicken

    This is one of my favorite meals my mom used to make. Traditionally, it's made with veal, but I created...


    Tomato Onion Quiche

    This pretty quiche is best fresh out of the oven when the cheese is wonderfully gooey. I especially enjoy it...

    Swiss Chicken Rolls

    A simple-to-fix wine sauce complements this impressive entree. I love when my husband asks me to make this because I...


    Shrimp & Macaroni Casserole

    Mac and cheese goes upscale in this deliciously cheesy variation. The shrimp gives a unique twist to this popular standard....


    T-Bones with Sun-Dried Tomato Butter

    I like to take T-bone steaks to a new level by topping individual servings with a dollop of savory butter...


    Italian Baked Chicken Breasts

    This flavorful baked chicken is tender and juicy. It's perfect served with green beans, Italian bread and your favorite side...


    Filet Mignon with Red Wine Sauce

    If you need a company-pleasing entree, but have no time to fuss…let them eat steak! Savory wine sauce dresses up...


    Healthy Shrimp Piccata Pasta

    This dish is quick, easy, flavorful and a great way to introduce shrimp and capers to your menu. The light...


    Gianduja

    These layered squares are more “sophisticated” than my usual lineup of Christmas candy, but they’re also very popular. People love...


    Shrimp & Tomato Linguine Toss

    Looking for lighter fare tonight? Pair this fast and flavorful pasta toss with salad and garlic bread for a stress-free...

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    Sauteed Scallops & Shrimp Pasta

    I created this tempting seafood pasta for my wife. It’s a terrific meal served with crusty sourdough. If you don't...


    Shrimp Puttanesca

    I throw together these bold ingredients for a feisty seafood pasta. —Lynda Balslev, Sausalito, California


    Spicy Shrimp & Penne Pasta

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


    Scallops with Angel Hair

    Scallops taste extravagant, but they’re actually low in fat. This recipe pairs them with superfine pasta, lightly coated with a...


    Red Clam Sauce

    This recipe tastes like an Italian restaurant specialty and cooks while you take care of other things. What a marvelous...


    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,...