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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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    Muffuletta Wellingtons

    This recipe is inspired by the muffuletta, a sandwich originating in New Orleans made with deli meat and olive salad. These are snack-sized sandwiches with all the goodness of a muffuletta baked inside pizza dough. You can substitute the meats for your favorites, like turkey or roast beef. —Chelsea Madren, Fullerton, California

    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


    Marinated Vegetables with Olives

    Veggies play nicely together in a healthy, easy dish that can be an appetizer or a salad.
    —Sue Hansen,...


    Mushroom Olive Bruschetta

    After experimenting with different ingredients and flavor combinations, I came up with this variation on traditional tomato-based bruschetta. I've also...


    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...

    Spicy Olive Relish

    Wanted a hot dog with a different tate. Found these items in the refrigerater. you can also delete the mustard...


    Mama Rachel’s Mediterranean Pizza

    Pizza has been a regular weekend dinner at our house since my pizza-crazy boys, now 21 and 25, were just...

    Flavorful Red Potatoes

    This recipe is not only a wonderful side dish, but also hearty enough to make a satisfying late-night supper. It’s...


    Tomato & Olive Bread

    Ann Yarber of Goldsby, Oklahoma writes, "i like to serve this savory yeast bread with spaghetti and meatballs or a...


    Summer Garden Salad

    Now’s the time to raid your garden and herb patch and put together this healthy salad. A touch of mint...


    Olive and Herb Toasts

    Tangy olives pair well with the mild fresh mozzarella for crunchy, savory appetizers that can be assembled in no time.—Laura...

    Hearty Tomato-Olive Penne

    Who needs meat when you have a pasta dish loaded with tomatoes, olives and Havarti cheese? I often assemble it...


    Tomato Olive Salad

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


    Olive and Red Pepper Linguine

    With 16 grandchildren, I find that someone is always hungry. This is a quick dish to fix when I'm busy....


    Olive Bruschetta

    This convenient and colorful party classic from Linda Austin in Lake Hopatcong, New Jersey, can be made several days in...


    Shrimp and Olive Rigatoni

    “This pasta dish is one of my gang’s favorite recipes,” explains Elaine Sweet of Dallas, Texas. “I hope your family...

    Olive Floret Salad

    I’m retired from a large company but occasionally work when someone’s on vacation. We’ve had many potlucks there, and even...


    Olive Veggie Pizza

    My husband is in the Navy, and I often feed several of his fellow officers,“ says Becky Fore of El...


    Zippy Spaghetti Sauce

    This thick and hearty sauce goes a long way to fill my hungry family. They enjoy any leftovers ladled over...


    Pesto-Olive Chicken

    Give weeknight dining a lift with this hearty, dressed-up chicken entree. You'll find many of the ingredients right in your...


    Creamy Olive-Stuffed Chicken

    A creamy olive filling turns these breaded chicken breasts into a special weeknight meal. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Double-Duty Chicken with Olives & Artichokes

    My grandmother came from the region around Seville, Spain, where olives are produced. They get a starring role in her...


    Calamari Salad

    This is one of the seven fish dishes we serve at Christmas time. It is easy to make and quite...


    Italian Olives

    A friend shared this recipe with me more than 25 years ago, and I still get raves when I serve...

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    Quick Focaccia Bread

    Green olives complement this quick focaccia recipe for an easy pizza-like bread. With very few ingredients, it’s still packed with...


    Personal Pizza

    I practically lived on these mini pizzas when I was in college. Packaged pizza crust mixes make it easy recipe...


    Roasted Pepper and Olive Salad

    When I was practicing roasting peppers, I tossed some on-hand ingredients together and came up with this recipe. It got...


    Olive Pepperoni Spread

    Pizza lovers will adore this quick-and-easy dip. If you’re serving picky eaters, keep the black olives on the side. Cheri...


    Bacon-Olive Tomato Pizza

    With bacon and tomatoes, Cindy Clement of Colorado Springs, Colorado brings the taste of a BLT to this hearty and...


    Olive-Onion Cheese Bread

    This luscious cheese bread will have your guests reaching for more. The cheese, onions, and olives make this bread a...