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    Decadent Spinach-Stuffed Shells

    1 review

    I created this comforting stuffed shells dish to serve on Christmas Eve, but it’s so good we enjoy it all year long. It can easily be assembled and frozen to bake at a later date. If you have any leftover cheese mixture, it can be served as a dip either cold or spooned into ramekins and baked until brown. If you don’t like roasted red peppers, feel free to substitute chopped sun-dried tomatoes in the filling and any other pasta sauce. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, CO

    Eggplant Roll-Ups

    3 reviews

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

    Spinach and Shrimp Fra Diavolo

    5 reviews

    This quick dish is spicy, garlicky, saucy and loaded with delicious shrimp. Plus, with the addition of spinach, you’re also...

    Gnocchi with Spinach and Chicken Sausage

    15 reviews

    Dinner is easy when I can use ingredients typically found in my fridge and pantry. —Laura Miller, Lake Ann, Michigan

    Tortellini with Tomato Spinach Cream Sauce

    5 reviews

    I enjoy all things pasta, and tortellini is my favorite. The flavor of this dish is amazing. Even my husband,...

    Artichoke & Spinach Chicken Casserole

    7 reviews

    Try this homey and comforting casserole for an alternate main dish at Thanksgiving. The spinach adds nice color and the...

    Spinach Pizza Quesadillas

    This simple five-ingredient dinner is special to me because my daughter and I created it together. You can make variations...

    Slow-Cooked Meatball Soup

    6 reviews

    As a mother, I try to sneak as many veggies into my daughter's diet as I can. This savory soup...

    Florentine Meatballs

    7 reviews

    Because these meatballs freeze and reheat well, we use them as a quick addition to spaghetti, on subs or as...

    Butternut Lasagna

    I love butternut squash, a comfort food with gourmet possibilities. This squash lasagna offers a fresh, updated flavor profile that...

    Garlicky Beef & Tomatoes with Pasta

    15 reviews

    We love this fast pasta dish of beef, tomatoes, spinach and white beans that easily feeds a hungry family. —Lisa...

    Vegetable Stuffed Chicken Rolls

    1 review

    “I’ve been making this pretty, festive-looking dish for years and people often ask for the recipe. Convenient for company, it...

    Easy Italian Spinach Salad

    1 review

    A simple homemade dressing makes this salad a flavorful option for any meal, but it’s ideal with lasagna, spaghetti, manicotti...

    Angel Hair Pasta with Sausage & Spinach

    13 reviews

    You won't miss the marinara sauce once you taste this pasta dish flavored with chicken broth and Italian sausage. The...

    Creamy Spinach Sausage Pasta

    65 reviews

    So rich and creamy, this pasta dish is wonderfully cheesy and delicious! And for time-saving convenience, I like to assemble...

    Spinach Tortellini Salad

    5 reviews

    Pretty and packed with nutrition, this fresh-tasting salad makes a company-special light meal or side dish! “I also add diced...

    Chicken & Spinach Pasta

    9 reviews

    “One of my favorites! Can’t remember where I got this recipe, but I make it often. You can also double...

    Three-Cheese Spinach Calzones

    18 reviews

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

    Sausage and Spinach Tortellini Soup

    13 reviews

    My husband’s grandmother used to make this soup with her own homemade sausage and tortellini. Since the recipe has been...

    Arugula Summer Salad

    3 reviews

    This simple summer-fresh salad stars arugula and tomatoes—we love them both. Olive oil—the only oil I use in my kitchen—flavors...

    Cheese Spinach Manicotti

    8 reviews

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

    Italian Bean Soup

    12 reviews

    This budget-friendly bean soup with orzo, potato and veggies is so hearty, you won’t even notice it’s meatless. —Gilda Lester,...

    Sausage Risotto with Spinach and Tomatoes

    Christine Riccitelli, Danville, California
    Christine loves Italian food and created this delicious dish with an Italian flair.

    Lactose-Free Spinach Lasagna

    3 reviews

    Think you don't like tofu? It tastes just like ricotta cheese in this healthy and fabulous dish.
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    Meaty Arugula Pizzas

    When I was growing up, my mom always made homemade pizza every Friday night. We'd watch a movie as a...

    Spinach and White Bean Soup

    5 reviews

    For me, soup is love, comfort, happiness and memories. With all its veggies and beans, this one appeals to my...

    Ham & Spinach Couscous

    8 reviews

    A simple way to dress up couscous, this colorful, foolproof dish makes a lovely one-pot meal when time's tight. —Lisa...

    Veggie Tossed Salad

    1 review

    This simple salad delivers a dose of veggies and great fresh flavors. Feel free to try it with your favorite...

    Italian Orzo Salad

    9 reviews

    This light pasta salad is an ideal summer side dish for any potluck or picnic. It’s also great for a...

    Meatless Spinach Lasagna

    7 reviews

    This rich and cheesy crowd-pleaser is golden-topped and makes any gathering special. “It's comforting and hearty and so make-ahead convenient....