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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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    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. I used pesto and bread crumbs for a crust, and broiled them for a little crunch. —Rebecca, Guffey, Apex, North Carolina

    Iced Anise Cookies

    “It was a tradition to have these cookies on Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. My grandmother always kept some on hand...


    Quick Italian Wedding Soup

    Here's a quick and hearty soup that's a tried-and-true favorite with Sherri Perfett's family in Moon Township, Pennsylvania. "My husband...


    Easy Italian Wedding Soup

    "After one taste, you'll find that this soup is absolutely delicious," promises Paula Sullivan from Barker, New York. "Lean ground...


    Hearty Party Meatballs

    This flavorful, filling appetizer is similar to Swedish meatballs. They always disappear when I make them for parties.

    Easy Meatballs

    Just three ingredients are needed for this speedy appetizer from Christine Smoot of Childress, Texas. “These meatballs are so different...


    Asparagus Bruschetta

    For a light bite, Elaine Sweet created these pretty appetizers. “I really like asparagus, so I’m always trying it in...

    Pesto Cheese Blossom

    With colorful layers, this pretty spread is a real attention-getter of holiday gatherings. I like the convenience of making it...


    Wedding Soup

    “My family loves this quick and easy version of Italian wedding soup," says Kimberly Parker of North Olmsted, Ohio. "They...


    Tortellini Appetizer

    The festive green and red of this appetizer will make it a welcomed addition to a holiday buffet table. Store-bought...


    Berry Bruschetta

    Our Test Kitchen is the source of this fantastic fruit bruschetta. It's a tasty twist from the traditional tomato variety...

    Caprese Tomato Bites

    I love the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in these bite-size appetizers. The juicy explosion you get when...


    Italian Wedding Soup

    Even in hot weather, this soup always satisfies! I add cooked pasta at the end of the cooking time to...


    Parmesan Pastry Twists

    These flaky, cheesy breadsticks go nicely with many different main courses. I serve the twists in a festive napkin-lined basket...


    Antipasto Picnic Salad

    Everybody just loves this tempting antipasto salad full of meats, veggies and pasta. It goes together in no time, serves...


    Prosciutto Chicken Kabobs

    Everyone will think you spent hours preparing these clever grilled wraps, served with a guacamole-like dip. Basil gives the chicken...

    Veggie Tortellini Salad

    “My family always asks for and enjoys this salad when we have special gatherings,“ shares Patricia Mallon from Yakima, Washington....


    Herbed Cheddar Crescents

    Our son won the Champion Dinner Rolls title with this recipe. Cheddar cheese and Italian seasoning are unique additions to...


    Three Cheese Manicotti

    Family and friends love the rich cheese filling inside tender pasta shells.


    Garlic Potato Bake

    I created this recipe for an end-of-summer harvest picnic. Everyone loved it.


    Blue Cheese Crostini

    “My sister-in-law gave me this great recipe, which includes two of my favorite ingredients—blue cheese and pears. Yum!” writes Kate...


    Prosciutto Bundles

    Slices of salty prosciutto pair well with a lightly seasoned cream cheese filling in these bite-size snacks.—Gina Quartermaine, Alexandria, Virginia...


    Parmesan Salad Dressing

    Served over your favorite salad greens, this rich and creamy dressing is a real treat. I first sampled it at...


    Glazed Meatballs

    Allspice adds a bit of a twist to typical barbecue meatballs in this recipe from Nancy Horsburgh of Everett, Ontario.

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    Quick Chicken Tetrazzini

    Our son, Newley, and our daughter, Kasee, both were married within a month and a half. We served this delicious...


    Italian Pasta Sauce

    As a special part of their wedding buffet, my daughter Kris' husband fixed a big batch of this thick flavorful...


    Pesto Pizza Squares

    Our Test Kitchen offers this alternative to traditional baked pizza. With pesto sauce, tomatoes, olives and fresh mushroom, it's a...


    Pesto Cheese Ring

    With garlic and red pepper flakes, this rich cheese spread has an irresistible zing. It's perfect for parties because a...


    Peppered Meatballs

    Plenty of ground pepper gives these saucy meatballs their irresistible zest. They're so hearty, I sometimes serve them over noodles...


    Herbed Cheesecake

    Cheesecake isn't just for dessert! This savory version is my family's favorite for merry munching around the holidays.
    —Julie...