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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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    Blueberry Almond Biscotti

    ????These biscotti are the perfect treats for an indoor tea party or an outdoor garden party! If you’re not a fan of almond extract, vanilla works as well.
    —Scarlett Elrod, Newnan, GA

    Mexican Chocolate Biscotti

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


    Chocolate Almond Pizzelles

    If you love fun baking gadgets, you'll enjoy making these crispy, almond-flavored cookies, which get their unique waffle design from...


    Caramel Pecan Biscotti

    My husband helped me concoct this variation on a classic. With caramel and nuts and dipped in chocolate, it makes...


    Mushroom Panzanella

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

    Italian Green Beans and Mushrooms

    Enhance your menu anytime using this flavorful recipe. Toasted almonds add crunch to the medley of green beans and mushrooms.


    Gorgonzola Pasta with Walnuts

    "Quick, easy and delicious, this appealing side dish is a weeknight staple at our house. We never tire of it,”...

    Tomato-Walnut Pesto Spread

    Whenever I bring this popular spread to parties, I know I'm going to get recipe requests. The red, green and...


    Cherry Cannoli Cups

    Here’s a sweet taste of Italy without a lot of fuss. The cute little cups, filled with a rich cherry-cheese...


    Hazelnut Chocolate Chip Pizzelle

    I've experimented with different varieties of pizzelle recipes, but this is definitely a favorite. My dad likes to help make...


    Fig & Almond Cookies

    In our family, holiday cookies—like these nutty fig ones—are a big deal. I'm so proud to be passing on this...

    Almond Peach Gelato

    This rich and delicious dessert is especially outstanding when served with warm peaches or peach pie.—Rita Kitsteiner, Tucson, Arizona


    Pine Nut Cookies

    My guests say these simple goodies are rich and delicious–like little pats of butter! Coated with pine nuts, the cookies...


    Citrus Nut Biscotti

    I lived in Italy for over seven years and started every morning meal with biscotti. This version features walnuts and...


    Favorite Italian Cake

    Marilyn Morel
    KEENE, NEW HAMPSHIRE

    Here’s a scrumptious cake that melts in your mouth and makes you say, “Mil...


    Amaretto-Almond Bliss Cookies

    “I lightened these cookies, and now they’re guilt-free and delicious!” Vera Decker - Windsor, New York

    Pecan Parmesan Chicken

    In the South, we love our fried chicken and we also love pecans. This is my favorite way to combine...


    Aniseed Biscotti

    My husband, Joe, is Italian, and his mother was a great cook. She made wonderful biscotti, which are popular Italian...


    Basil Walnut Fish Fillets

    Spreading fish fillets with a seasoned mayonnaise and sour cream mixture keeps the fish moist while baking. For the most...


    Ricotta Nut Torte

    This pretty layered Italian cake is called cassata. It takes some time to prepare this eye-catching dessert but it conveniently...


    Pistachio-Cranberry Biscotti for a Crowd

    Field editor Dawn Fagerstrom of Warren Minnesota says friends were delighted to receive her fruit and nut biscotti mix. “Layer...


    Pumpkin Seed Cranberry Biscotti

    A hint of pumpkin seed and almond gives this biscotti recipe a wonderful flavor that's just right for fall. Try...


    Nutty Cheese Tortellini

    I like to plant Italian flat-leaf parsley in a long terra-cotta planter so I always have some on hand. It...


    Pistachio Cranberry Orzo

    “This recipe was originally an entree with chicken and linguini,” notes Barbara Spitzer of Lodi, California. “I keep changing the...

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    Prosciutto & Pine Nut Bruschetta

    Prosciutto, Parmesan and pine nuts tastefully top French bread slices in these hand-held appetizers. Make the topping the day before,...


    Portobello Wellingtons with Spinach Pistachio Pesto

    These tasty and elegant mushrooms take their cue from the classic beef Wellington; simply omit the ham/prosciutto to make this...


    Apricot Almond Torte

    This pretty cake takes a bit of time, so I like to make the layers ahead of time and assemble...


    Makeover Ricotta Nut Torte

    Looking for a special, lightened-up treat? Lots of thin layers and a luscious frosting make this cake a winner that's...


    Parmesan-Walnut Rounds

    These cheesy bites are crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. You can make the logs ahead of...


    Black Forest Panettone Pudding

    My chocolate-cherry bread pudding uses Panettone, the holiday bread people often receive but aren't sure how to use. I make...