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Italian Appetizers

Looking for Italian appetizers? Find easy Italian appetizer recipes including bruschetta and other Italian breads, Italian salads, and more Italian appetizers.

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Stromboli Sandwich

Stromboli Sandwich

Stromboli Sandwich

I've made this Stromboli sandwich many times for parties, and it gets great reviews. You can add ingredients and spices to suit your taste. The recipe is so good I just had to share it with you! —Leigh Lauer, Hummelstown, Pennsylvania

Tomato Basil Snackers

Tomato Basil Snackers

Tomato Basil Snackers

Fresh basil, summer-ripe tomatoes and melted mozzarella cheese top toasted English muffins in this fabulous afternoon pick-me-up. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Tomato-Onion Phyllo Pizza

Tomato-Onion Phyllo Pizza

Tomato-Onion Phyllo Pizza

With a delicate crust and lots of lovely tomatoes on top, this dish is a special one to serve to guests. I make it often when fresh garden tomatoes are in season. It freezes well unbaked, so I can keep one on hand to pop in the oven for a quick dinner.—Neta Cohen, Bedford, Virginia
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Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread

Garlic Bread

This wonderful accompaniment could not be tastier or simpler to make. Minced fresh garlic is key to these flavor-packed crusty slices, which our big family would snap up before they even had a chance to cool. -Grace Yaskovic, Branchville, New Jersey

Tortellini Appetizer

Tortellini Appetizer

Tortellini Appetizer

From Royal Oak, Michigan, Cheryl Lama confirms, "The festive green and red of this appetizer will make it a welcomed addition to your holiday buffet table. Store-bought pesto keeps the preparation fast. Sometimes I like to heat the garlic in a skillet and use skewers for a different look."

Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta

Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta

Basil Cream Cheese Bruschetta

This appealing appetizer takes classic bruschetta to new heights. Instead of olive oil, these savory treats are spread with reduced-fat cream cheese, then topped with tomato, green onion and ripe olives.—Michelle Wentz, Fort Polk, Louisiana

Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring

Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring

Marinated Olive & Cheese Ring

We love to make Italian meals into celebrations, and an antipasto always kicks off the party. This one is almost too pretty to eat, especially when sprinkled with pimientos, fresh basil and parsley. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania

Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter

Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter

Breadsticks with Parmesan Butter

My kids love these nice tender breadsticks, and so down anyone else who tastes them. Any leftovers are great with butter and honey for breakfast the next day. -Elaine Anderson Aliquippa, Pennsylvania

Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip

Pizza Dip

Everybody loves this simple dip. If you have any left over, spoon it on toasted English muffins for a great open-faced sandwich. —Sara Nowacki, Franklin, Wisconsin.

Chicken Salad Caprese

Chicken Salad Caprese

Chicken Salad Caprese

This unique, flavorful salad and bread combo will get rave reviews-guaranteed. Frances Pietsch, Flower Mound, Texas

Homemade Pizza Supreme

Homemade Pizza Supreme

Homemade Pizza Supreme

Even if you've never made pizza from scratch, I hope you'll try this recipe. it's the highlight of my favorite casual meal. You have to plan ahead to allow rising time for the dough, but it is easy to work with and the crust is so good.
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