Italian

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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    Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi

    We had homemade gnocchi frequently while growing up. This creamy pumpkin gnocchi recipe was always my favorite. They do require...


    Slow-Cooker Polenta

    This Italian classic is so simple to make, you can now make it any night of the week. —Elisabeth Matelski,...


    Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

    After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...


    Chicken Parmesan Pizza

    This tasty pizza is the perfect combo—quick and easy to make, and a winner with even picky eaters. It's a...

    Homemade Alfredo Sauce

    When I found out I had celiac disease and couldn't have fettuccine Alfredo, I was determined to figure out a...


    Pesto Bean Soup

    This is one of my favorite vegetarian recipes, especially on those cold winter evenings. I make large batches and freeze...

    Pasticho (Venezuelan Lasagna)

    Since I was a child knew my passion was to cook and I would invent new dishes. I sampled a...


    Lemon Parmesan Orzo

    A splash of lemon and a shower of chopped parsley make this orzo one of my family's most-requested sides. It's...


    Pesto Dip with Parmesan Toast

    “We created this recipe at my office when we had leftover mayonnaise and pesto and weren’t sure what do to...


    Sun-Dried Tomato & Goat Cheese Bites

    I play Bunco once a month and one of my fellow players brought this for us to snack on. I...

    Chive and Cheese Breadsticks

    No Italian supper would be complete without bread. With two types of cheese, garlic and minced chives, these tasty twists...


    Peas & Pasta Carbonara

    Using cream cheese to fortify the sauce speeds up cooking time and will have you eating my take on this...


    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...


    Skinny Eggplant Parmesan

    You save a lot of calories when you bake the eggplant patties instead of frying in boil. I like to...


    Sweet Pea Pesto Crostini

    I made a healthier spin on my favorite celebrity chef’s recipe by subbing in vegetable broth for some of the...

    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.


    Three-Cheese & Pepper Penne

    This creamy pasta entree comes together in a snap. It makes two casseroles, so you can freeze one or share...


    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...


    Six-Cheese Lasagna

    No one will ever guess how easy this hearty lasagna is to make. No-boil noodles and prepared spaghetti sauce save...


    Parmesan Mini Pizzas

    “I make the dough in advance and freeze pre-baked individual serving crusts,
    says Jane Kaiser of Franklin, Wisconsin. "It...


    Cheese Spinach Manicotti

    No one will even miss the meat in this hearty, delicious meal. Cream cheese and cottage cheese beef up the...


    Garlic Tilapia with Mushroom Risotto

    Boxed risotto makes it quick; mushrooms, shallots and cheese make it tasty. Serve the risotto alongside seasoned fish for a...


    Parmesan Peppercorn Breadsticks

    These crisp breadsticks are just like the ones served in restaurants. When entertaining, use them as a garnish on plate...

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    Three-Cheese Tomato Garlic Bread

    Topped with tomatoes, olives and artichoke hearts, these sumptuous slices can kick off dinner as an appetizer or accompany your...


    Four-Cheese Broiled Tomato Slices

    My husband loves this recipe. It's a wonderful use for my garden tomatoes! —Jen Low, Buffalo, New York


    Easy Parmesan Breadsticks

    These tender and flavorful breadsticks make a fool-proof accompaniment to any meal. You'll love the jazzed up taste that cumin...


    Two-Cheese Spaghetti Bake

    Janet Knorr
    GOLDEN, ILLINOIS

    My kids and grandkids love this cheesy pasta dish. I prepare it at least once...


    Pesto Swirled Cheesecake

    “My savory cheesecake was so popular at Thanksgiving, it was gone before my husband got a bite. He joined the...


    Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Biscuits

    On busy weeknights, I whip up these biscuits-especially when we're eating Italian. By the time the pasta's done cooking, they're...