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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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Pepperoni Spinach Quiche

Several years ago, I had to come up with an appetizer to serve at a pool party, and this colorful quiche was a hit. It's great on an antipasto tray, cut into wedges. —Elly Townsend, Summerfield, Florida

Fresh Tomato Flatbread

Looking for an easy appetizer or side? All you need are a can of ­refrigerated crescent rolls, fresh tomatoes, a...


Baked Mozzarella Sticks

This is a fantastic, healthier substitute for deep-fried mozzarella sticks. I like to serve the sticks with spaghetti. —Julie Puderbaugh,...


Basil & Sun-Dried Tomato Crescents

If your family is anything like mine, you may want to make a double batch of these crescents since they...


Italian-Style Croissants

This is one of my easiest breads. A touch of pesto and Italian seasoning quickly doctor up refrigerated crescent dough,...

Hot Antipasto Sandwiches

I usually make this popular dish as an appetizer for holiday get-togethers. But I also like to serve it with...


Fresh Herb Flatbread

“Since I grow so many herbs, I always look for opportunities to use them in all my cooking. This recipe...

Party Pesto Pinwheels

I took a couple of my favorite recipes and combined them into these delicious hors d'oeuvres. The colorful and...


Pepperoni Roll-Ups

Here is a fast appetizer recipe that goes over well at my house. Each bite has gooey melted cheese and...


Mini Sausage Quiches

These bite-sized quiches are loaded with sausage and cheese—and all nestled into easy crescent roll dough. Serve the cute muffinettes...


Heart-Shaped Herbed Rolls

Refrigerated crescent rolls give me a head start in this recipe. It is perfect for a Valentine's Day celebration.—Marcy Cella,...

Pesto Chicken Turnovers

When it comes to food, I'm all about anything in a pocket—pita bread, bierocks, empanadas and more. These Italian-inspired turnovers...


Pinwheel Pizza Snacks

They look beautiful and taste fantastic—talk about a winning combination! These pretty pizza snacks are easy appetizers, but you could...


Pizza Ring

Mom made a ring with chicken and broccoli one night. I said I’d rather have pizza. That’s how this recipe...


Italian Brunch Torte

We always serve this impressive layered breakfast bake with a salad of mixed greens and tomato wedges. It is one...


Calzone Pinwheels

Once you try these mini-sized calzones, you may never go back to the large ones. Not only do these pretty...

Mini Pizza Cups

Served hot or cold, these little pizzas are wonderful. Their small size makes them ideal for an after-school snack or...


Pumpkin Pinwheels

Cream cheese, mozzarella and roasted red peppers make these pumpkin-shaped pinwheels devilishly delicious. They were a hit at my last...


Tuscan Artichoke & Spinach Strudel

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


Lasagna Cups

I love lasagna and garlic bread, so it only made sense to put them together in these fun little cups....