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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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    Slow-Cooker Spumoni Cake

    I created this spumoni cake for a holiday potluck one year. It has become my most requested dessert. If you prefer, substitute semisweet chocolate chips for the white chocolate. —Lisa Renshaw, Kansas City, Missouri

    Sweet Potato Panzanella

    This is my favorite fall lunch dish. It is filled with flavor and texture but isn't too high in calories....


    Sicilian Potato Salad

    Fresh basil is the star of this mayo-free, Italian-inspired take on potato salad. —Sue Falk, Warren, Michigan


    Spectacular Fingerling Potatoes

    My children absolutely love these tender "mini" potatoes. Fingerling potatoes can be found at the farmers market and specialty grocery...


    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...

    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...

    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...


    Peas & Pasta Carbonara

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


    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...

    Cheese Spinach Manicotti

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


    Grilled Potato Antipasto Salad

    Grilling the potatoes gives them a fresh and interesting flavor. With the sweet peppers, cheeses and meat, the salad is...


    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...


    Basil Red Potatoes for 2

    Tender red potatoes get a light coating of butter, wine and basil for a side that's just right with almost...


    Parmesan Peppercorn Breadsticks

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

    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...


    Breaded Eggplant Sandwiches

    “Eggplant Parmesan is one of my family’s favorite comfort foods. We love this version served open-faced with a salad.” —Holly...


    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...


    Chicken Stew with Gnocchi

    My chicken stew makes the house smell wonderful as it gently bubbles in the slow cooker. One whiff and my...


    Red Pepper & Parmesan Tilapia

    My husband and I are always looking for light fish recipes because of the health benefits. This Parmesan tilapia is...

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    Mushroom Cheese Ravioli

    You’d never guess this creamy, rich and colorful dish is light. Add a frosty glass of iced tea, spinach salad...


    Roasted Balsamic Red Potatoes

    When I found a potato recipe that called for vinegar, I was intrigued. But without all the ingredients on hand,...


    Instant Potato Gnocchi

    This tasty gnocchi is much easier than it looks and contains almost no saturated fat. “Just serve with your favorite...


    Florentine Frittata for Two

    This easy recipe makes a delicious breakfast or weeknight dinner using on-hand ingredients. For a heartier dish, add leftover chicken...


    Mozzarella-Stuffed Italian Meatballs

    Three kinds of meat infuse these meatballs with authentic, Italian flavor. The surprise of fresh mozzarella cheese inside is always...


    Cheesy Bacon Burger Pizza

    Why order out when you can have this mouthwatering pizza ready before the delivery guy shows up? And the kids...