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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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Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the recipe. It's so easy to make and a great appetizer for any time of year. —Maggie McDermott, Central Square, New York

Herb-Crusted Tomatoes & Sweet Peas

Brighten up your spring meals with this fabulously fresh and easy side dish. Vibrant green peas and bold red cherry...


Makeover Italian Pasta Salad

Here’s the perfect side dish for summer picnics or fall potlucks—and no one would ever guess that it’s been slimmed...


Mediterranean Pasta Caesar Toss

Get creative using convenience items with a fresh take on ravioli. Try this lightened-up pasta toss for an al fresco...


Linguine with Edamame and Tomatoes

Featuring garden-fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and edamame, this bright and hearty dish is a marvelous meatless meal any weeknight. —Diana...

Marinated Veggie Beef Kabobs

These colorful kabobs are a wonderful way to showcase fresh veggies from your garden. Each bite is tender and flavorful,...


Tomato Olive Salad

This salad from Dona Hoffman, of Addison, IL is amazingly simple and surprisingly sweet with a little brown sugar in...

Two-Tomato Pasta

Plum and cherry tomatoes are put to delicious use in this breezy pasta combination. “This is my favorite summer pasta...


Marinated Italian Salad

This is a perfect salad for potlucks and other occasions year-round. In winter, the ingredients are available when many other...


California Tossed Salad

Even though I'm retired, I'm busier than ever! Served with crusty French bread, this speedy salad is a meal in...


Linguine with Edamame and Tomatoes for 2

Featuring garden-fresh basil, cherry tomatoes, and edamame, this bright and hearty dish is a marvelous meatless meal any weeknight. —Diana...

Tomato Barley Salad

I like to serve this fuss-free salad alongside barbecued chicken for a hot summer evening dinner on the deck.—Sandi Lange,...


Caprese Tomato Bites

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


Tomato Vegetable Pasta Salad

Chock-full of garden-fresh goodness and veggies, this fresh-tasting side dish is colorful, refreshing and goes together in minutes! It makes...


Yellow Squash and Tomatoes

Kathy Smith of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania writes of her Yellow Squash and Tomatoes, “Don't be fooled by the simplicity; this is...


Tuscan Kabobs

With chicken, bacon, tomatoes and bread cubes, this is a hearty appetizer that all guests will clamor for. The sauce...

Mozzarella Tomato Salad

A few fresh ingredients are the key to this delightful mozzarella tomato salad. It can be on tonight's table in...


Basil Cherry Tomatoes

I especially like this light, refreshing salad in summer when cherry tomatoes from the garden are in abundance.—Melissa Stevens, Elk...


Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

I FOUND that beans, basil and tomatoes make a very tasty combination of flavors, especially in summer, when all these...


Tomato Basil Couscous Salad

This is a great salad for picnics since the dressing is made with oil and vinegar, not mayonnaise. It's so...


Tomato Mozzarella Salad

"As soon as our cherry tomatoes start ripening, I pull out this recipe in order to make the most of...


Italian Sausage and Provolone Skewers

My husband made sausage and veggie kabobs when we didn't have buns to make classic sausage bombers. Grill ‘em up,...


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Balsamic Green Bean Salad

Serve up those green beans in a whole new way–with a green bean salad recipe! The tangy flavors and crunch...


Cheese Tortellini with Tomatoes and Corn

Fresh corn and basil make this dish taste like summer. I think it's a good one for bringing to picnics...

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Cherry Tomato Mozzarella Saute

This side dish is full of flavor and so quick to put together. The cherry tomatoes and mozzarella are perfect...


Olive Caprese Salad

When heirloom tomatoes arrive, feature them with red onions, green olives and a surprising twist-star anise. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington


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Cherry Tomato & Basil Focaccia

When I had 80 pounds of tomatoes, I got creative incorporating them into meals. Sometimes I slice this loaf into...


No-Cook Fresh Tomato Sauce

Try this sauce at times when you have a box of pasta or a store-bought pizza shell and need a...


White Bean Arugula Salad

My red, white and green salad is inspired by the Italian flag. Top it with shaved Parmesan. —Malia Estes, Allston,...


Grilled Shrimp & Tomatoes with Linguine

This fancied-up pasta came about one night when I was coming up with dinner on the fly. We knew it...