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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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    Creamy Pumpkin Gnocchi

    We had homemade gnocchi frequently while growing up. This creamy pumpkin gnocchi recipe was always my favorite. They do require some time to make, but they're worth it! —Shawn Barto, Winter Garden, Florida

    Slow-Cooker Polenta

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



    Air-Fryer Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful salad recipe always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. It's a timesaver during the...


    Air-Fryer Eggplant Fries

    My kids love these air-fryer eggplant fries—and I like that they're healthy. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic...

    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...


    Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

    These balsamic Brussels sprouts couldn't be easier to make—and you need only a few ingredients! —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California

    Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

    This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia


    Roasted Asparagus Risotto

    This recipe's wow factor makes it perfect for special occasions. To save time, the asparagus and prosciutto can be roasting...


    65 Italian Potluck Recipes That Serve a Crowd

    It's a family-style potluck starring oodles of noodles, a bounty of bread, scores of sweets and all the Italian recipes...


    Pressure-Cooker Sicilian Steamed Leeks

    I love the challenge of developing recipes for my garden leeks, a delicious but underused vegetable. This Italian-flavored dish...

    Orzo with Feta and Arugula

    In my family, we love salads because they’re an interesting way to blend many different flavors. This orzo salad is...


    Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Onion

    Tender potato gnocchi are so delicious with sauteed mushrooms and onions. This is one of my family's go-to side dishes....


    29 Italian Side Dishes to Make Tonight

    These must-try Italian side dishes are essential for when you want to bring a taste of Italy to your dinner...


    Zucchini Panzanella Salad

    I learned how to make panzanella from my friend's grandmother. Once I discovered how to make the perfect vinaigrette, it...


    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...

    Caprese Salad

    My husband and I love Caprese salad, but not the high prices we pay for it in restaurants. Here, we...


    Lemon Beans with Prosciutto

    There’s nothing ordinary about these green beans. Prosciutto and white wine make them decadent and special. —Lori Wiese, Humboldt, Minnesota


    Grilled Polenta with Mushroom Sauce

    The Eagle Cap wilderness is a beautiful area in the nearby Wallowa Mountains where wild mushrooms are abundant in spring....


    Baked Fontina Orzo

    The pasta orzo makes a nice alternative to rice. If you like, use 1/2 cup blanched, diced asparagus for the...


    Orzo Pilaf with Mushrooms

    Just a few ingredients produce fantastic flavors for an easy meal any hectic night. Served with Spicy Tomato Pork Chops,...


    Farmer’s Market Squash Saute

    Marie Rizzio shows us how to enjoy seasonal flavors with her cheesy saute, an easy-to-prepare recipe that “makes use of...


    Spectacular Fingerling Potatoes

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


    Sweet Corn & Saffron Risotto

    The saffron adds a sunny yellow color to this creamy corn risotto. However, if you don't have any on hand,...

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    Herb-Crusted Tomatoes & Sweet Peas

    Brighten up your spring meals with this fabulously fresh and easy side dish. Vibrant green peas and bold red cherry...


    Herbed Fresh Asparagus

    Basil, rosemary and thyme make for a fresh and flavorful combination in this easy and elegant side dish. —Taste of...


    Lemon-Feta Angel Hair

    Serve this simple pasta side with any light chicken or fish dish, or, for an easy entree, toss it with...


    Italian Stuffed Portobellos

    “Golden caramelized onions and creamy roasted garlic are an ideal match for the flavors in this recipe. It’s like a...


    Sesame Asparagus Risotto

    Asparagus is one of my favorite ingredients to work into recipes. Turn this side into a main dish by adding...


    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.