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    Zucchini Roll-Ups

    We love lasagna, but these zucchini roll-ups are a little healthier and a lot quicker! Using zucchini "pasta" also makes...


    Eggplant Roll-Ups

    We love these easy Italian eggplant roll-ups stuffed with creamy ricotta and spinach. The fact that they are vegetarian is...


    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...


    Strawberry Ricotta Bruschetta

    Here's an interesting spin on bruschetta. The creamy ricotta cheese spread is an ideal complement to the sweet, minty strawberry...

    Roasted Red Pepper Cheese Puffs

    These are as pretty as they are delicious. I came up with this recipe one day when I was planning...


    Skinny Eggplant Parmesan

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

    Six-Cheese Lasagna

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


    Three-Cheese Spinach Calzones

    Our Italian mother used to whip up these yummy dough pockets when we came home from school for lunch. They’re...


    Mom’s Cheese Pie

    "My mother brought this Old World recipe with her from the Ukraine," says Anne Kulick of Phillipsburg, New Jersey. A...


    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...

    Slow-Cooker Sausage Lasagna

    On especially cold winter days, my family loves this with mild Italian sausage. I agree about the cold days, but...


    Four-Cheese Broiled Tomato Slices

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


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    Eggplant Rollatini

    Want to learn how to cook eggplant? Here's where to start. These authentic eggplant roll-ups may take some time to...


    Pesto Swirled Cheesecake

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


    Bacon-Cheese Stuffed Shells

    “I make these rich shells for parties or for friends- and I always get rave reviews! It will surely please...

    Four-Cheese Sausage Rigatoni

    To make this twist on traditional baked pasta, we start with creamy goat cheese and build from there with mozzarella,...


    Three-Cheese Veggie Pizza

    “We love pizza and consider ourselves connoisseurs. The breadsticks make this easy and a little different. We especially enjoy it...


    Ricotta Puffs

    Roasted red peppers and ricotta cheese give these pastry puffs delicious flavor, while parsley and oregano add a little spark....


    Stuffed Vegetarian Shells

    When my aunt first told me about these shells, they sounded like a lot of work—but the recipe whips up...


    Three-Cheese Kielbasa Bake

    My aunt originally made this hearty casserole for family gatherings, and now I enjoy fixing it for my family any...


    Ricotta Nut Torte

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


    Broccoli-Cheese Stuffed Pizza

    After eating stuffed pizza at various Italian restaurants, I decided to come up with my own version. The filling is...


    Spinach Manicotti with Ham

    Everyone raves when I serve this. It’s like something you’d find at a fine Italian restaurant, but can quickly cook...

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    Power Lasagna

    When my husband and I wanted to live healthier, our first step was to eat more power foods, such as...


    Chicken-Ricotta Stuffed Shells

    “My husband and I don’t care for tomato-based sauces, so I came up with this variation on stuffed shells,” says...


    Veggie-Cheese Stuffed Shells

    Need a great-tasting meatless dish you can count on? These pleasing pasta shells are packed with veggies, three kinds of...


    Four-Cheese Stuffed Shells

    More cheese, please! You'll get your fill from saucy jumbo pasta shells loaded with four kinds—ricotta, Asiago, mozzarella and cottage...


    Five-Cheese Mushroom Ravioli

    I bet you won't even miss the meat in these scrumptious portobello ravioli. Actual number of raviolis might change, depending...


    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...