Holidays & Events

It’s time to celebrate! Get inspired to go above-and-beyond with our special recipes for holidays and events that take you from appetizers to dessert.

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    Sicilian Pizza (Sfincione)

    My favorite pizza from childhood is still my favorite today. The crunchy bread-crumb topping sets it apart from its American counterpart. I like to top this pie with torn fresh basil. —Susan Falk, Sterling Heights, Michigan



    Slow-Cooker Baked Ziti

    8 reviews

    I don't know one family that doesn't have some crazy, hectic weeknights. This slow-cooker baked ziti recipe was a delicious,...


    Cheesy Baked Asparagus

    3 reviews

    This cheesy baked asparagus is an ideal fresh asparagus recipe with a rich, creamy sauce and cashews. It's a favorite...

    Caprese Sandwich

    This caprese sandwich is a staple in my family. We make it several times a month when things are hectic...


    Air-Fryer Mozzarella Sticks

    Deep-fried mozzarella sticks are one of our favorite appetizers. I figured out how to make them at home without having...

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    Air-Fryer Pizza Puffs

    1 review

    I love pizza in any form so it seemed only logical to turn my pizza love into an appetizer. These...


    Basil and Cashew Pesto Pizzas

    I grow basil and love making this homemade pesto pizza. Sometimes I make the pesto the day before and spread...


    Hot Italian Party Sandwiches

    3 reviews

    It doesn’t get much easier or more delicious than this hot Italian sandwich recipe. The sandwiches are wonderful as an...


    Vegetarian Skillet Lasagna

    7 reviews

    This flavorful weeknight vegetarian skillet lasagna is sure to please any meat lover at your dinner table. Serve with a...

    The Best Sausage Pizzas

    7 reviews

    What makes this recipe unique is the slow overnight fermentation of the dough. The flour has time to hydrate and...


    Ham and Spinach Pie

    With the exception of the phyllo dough, which I always have on hand, this ham and spinach pie recipe is...


    Pizza Puffs

    3 reviews

    What’s more fun than a pizza puff? Skip the kind sold in the frozen-foods aisle and try this homemade version....


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    Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

    12 reviews

    After having the five-cheese ziti at Olive Garden, I tried to make my own version of it—and I think I...


    Mac ‘n’ Cheese Dinner

    4 reviews

    Don’t settle for ordinary mac and cheese. This version is my kids’ favorite, so I always make a huge pot....

    Cheesy Bruschetta Spread

    6 reviews

    Every bite of this cheesy dip delivers tons of flavor. I have been asked over and over again for the...


    The Best Ever Lasagna

    14 reviews

    My brother, Joe, created this lasagna based on our mom’s recipe. It’s a family favorite at Christmas, thanks to the...


    Perfect Four-Cheese Lasagna

    5 reviews

    Lasagna is one of my favorites, and this is the recipe I’ve been making since I was a teenager. It’s...


    Four-Cheese Chicken Fettuccine

    29 reviews

    As a cattle rancher, my husband's a big fan of beef. For him to comment on a poultry dish is...


    Muffin-Tin Pizzas

    9 reviews

    I just baked these mini pizzas and the kids are already demanding more. The no-cook pizza sauce and refrigerated dough...


    Pepperoni-Sausage Stuffed Pizza

    28 reviews

    For 30 years, friends have been telling me to open a pizzeria using this recipe. It even freezes well. —Elizabeth...


    Three-Cheese Kielbasa Bake

    10 reviews

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


    Three-Cheese Jumbo Shells

    11 reviews

    I love cooking, but I'm not into fancy gourmet foods. I think it's more challenging to make delicious, down-home foods...


    Crab ‘n’ Cheese Spirals

    5 reviews

    These pretty pinwheels are loaded with cheese, imitation crabmeat and black olives. Using refrigerated crescent rolls is so convenient.—Lisa Harke,...

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    Ham & Zucchini Italiano

    6 reviews

    I strongly believe dinner should be three things: healthy, delicious and simple. With fresh zucchini, ham and marinara sauce baked...


    Grilled Italian Burgers

    2 reviews

    When all I had available was ground beef and I was tired of plain-old hamburgers, I invented these. A good...


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    Cheeseburger Stuffed Bread Loaf

    I received this recipe more than 25 years ago in a chain letter. This stuffed bread travels well to picnics,...


    Cheese Pizza

    "You can use this dough to make one 12-inch pizza or a half dozen individual pizzas," says Katie. "Just roll...


    Cheesy Lasagna

    5 reviews

    The four different types of cheese make this lasagna a real crowd-pleaser. You can vary the amount of mozzarella, Monterey...


    Baked Ziti with Sausage

    25 reviews

    This is my husband's favorite casserole, and he requests it often. He loves the combination of zesty Italian meat and...