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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Pumpkin Cannoli Cake Roll

My family has been serving this pumpkin roll every Christmas Eve for as long as I can remember. This last Christmas was no exception. Traditions are so heartwarming. This cake is not too sweet—the perfect ending to a special dinner. —Carolyn Rockwell, Milwaukie, Oregon

Air-Fryer Mushroom Roll-Ups

This party appetizer was inspired by a dish I saw on an episode of Top Chef. I simplified the snacks...


Five-Cheese Ziti al Forno

10 reviews

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


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Yogurt-Ricotta Cheesecake

1 review

I have always liked Italian ricotta cheesecakes, but they have too much sugar for me. I made a light version,...


The Best Eggplant Parmesan

24 reviews

Truly delicious! I love eggplant and have many recipes, but this one's my favorite. The cheeses and seasonings make this...

Tilapia Florentine

17 reviews

Looking for a way to get a little more heart-healthy fish into your family's weekly diet? You'll win them over...


Black Forest Cannoli Parfaits

5 reviews

My family loves cannoli, but I don't love making the shells. This parfait is an easy way to enjoy the...

Cannoli Wafer Sandwiches

1 review

My family loves to visit a local Italian restaurant that has a wonderful dessert buffet. The cannoli is among our...


Muffin-Tin Lasagnas

14 reviews

This is a super fun way to serve lasagna for make-ahead lunches, potlucks or other fun get-togethers. My daughter took...


Cranberry Ricotta Gnocchi with Brown Butter Sauce

5 reviews

To make light and airy gnocchi, work quickly and handle the dough as little as possible. You'll be pleased with...


Baked Creamy Spinach Dip

6 reviews

I'm a fan of classic dishes but frequently tweak them a bit to suit my family's tastes. My cheesy spinach...

Apricot-Ricotta Stuffed Celery

6 reviews

The healthful protein filling can double as a dip for sliced apples. I often make this treat ahead so the...


Orange Ricotta Pancakes

31 reviews

These popular pancakes are likely to spark a craving. For a different twist, switch the citrus ingredient to lime or...


Ricotta Pie (Pizza Dolce) with Chocolate and Raspberry

My grandmother recalls ricotta pie always making an appearance on Easter when she was little. Now I've taken here recipe...


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Italian Christmas Cookies

53 reviews

A single batch of these ricotta cheese cookies is never enough. I usually make one to give away and two...


Slow-Cooker Sausage Lasagna

3 reviews

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

Zucchini Ricotta Bake

18 reviews

I have made this lasagna-like zucchini ricotta bake frequently over the years and shared the recipe with many. Recently, my...


Three-Cheese Meatball Mostaccioli

14 reviews

When my husband travels for work, I make a special dinner for my kids to keep their minds off missing...


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No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cheesecake

10 reviews

I make this cannoli cheesecake in the summer for a flavorful and refreshing treat. I love the added bonus of...


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Marvelous Cannoli Cake

71 reviews

A luscious, chocolate-studded cannoli filling separates the tender vanilla layers of this rich cake, which starts with a package mix....


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Italian Ricotta Easter Bread

7 reviews

I changed our family's traditional Easter bread by adding ricotta and a few other ingredients. The almond flavoring works wonders!...


Ricotta Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce

2 reviews

If you like trying out new dishes and enjoy Italian food, you should give this recipe a try. We
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Homemade Manicotti

35 reviews

These tender manicotti are much easier to stuff than the purchased variety. People are always amazed when I say I...


Six-Cheese Lasagna

7 reviews

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

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Old-World Ricotta Cheesecake

4 reviews

I reconstructed this dessert based on an old recipe that had been in the family for years but was never...


Sausage-Topped White Pizza

I love cooking, and I learned from Nana and Mom. Pizza is easily one of my favorite dishes to prepare....


Lemon Ricotta Cake

7 reviews

This recipe is a family gem that was passed down from my grandmother and mother. Garnished with shaved lemon zest,...