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      Favorite Italian Recipes

      From old-world classics to new favorites, you’ll find favorite Italian recipes your family will love.

      Nonna’s Best Italian Desserts

      Italians have a knack for coming up with desserts that satisfy on every level! Here are some treats that you...


      Easy Italian Appetizers

      Just because it’s Italian, doesn’t mean you have to spend all day in the kitchen. Try one of our easy...


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      Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

      This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's...


      Easy Stovetop Lasagna

      My family and I have made this Easy Stovetop Lasagna recipe many times over the past few months. It's the...

      Shrimp Scampi

      163 reviews

      This shrimp scampi recipe looks elegant enough to serve to company, but it’s easy to prepare. The bright flavors of...


      Spaghetti All’Amatriciana

      Spaghetti All'Amatriciana is a traditional Italian dish that reminds me of my roots. This amatriciana sauce recipe features guanciale (dried...

      Penne All’Arrabiata

      Pasta all'arrabiata, a classic Italian recipe, is my comfort food be it summer or winter. My kids and I love...


      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...


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      Focaccia

      2 reviews

      Focaccia is one of my favorite bread recipes. It's one of the least labor-intensive since there isn't any kneading. The...


      Garlic Cream Sauce

      This rich, easy garlic cream sauce recipe is requested at every family occasion I attend. Don't be afraid to alter...

      Seared Scallops with Polenta and Avocado Cream

      This seared scallops with polenta is a really impressive dish. It's beautiful but simple and a wonderful dinner party entree....


      Minestrone-Style Shrimp Salad

      This shrimp salad is the perfect dish to serve as a small dinner for two. It's very light and refreshing....


      Roasted Tuscan Chicken Dinner

      3 reviews

      When an Italian friend shared many years ago that she often added Italian sausages to her pan of baked chicken,...


      Chicken Marsala en Croute

      I love puff pastry and chicken Marsala, so I decided to combine the two. The result is a very special...


      Hot Italian Party Sandwiches

      It doesn’t get much easier, or more delicious, than this hot Italian sandwich recipe. These sandwiches are the perfect appetizer...

      Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

      I developed this prosciutto pesto pizza for my young grandson who hasn't acquired a taste for veggies yet. He scarfs...


      30 Olive Garden Copycat Recipes

      Whether you're hankering for keep-'em-coming breadsticks, a sky-high layered lasagna or a sweet slice of tiramisu, you can bring your...


      Your Guide to 22 Types of Italian Bread

      Who knew there were this many types of Italian bread? Read on to learn which are best with butter and...


      Summer Zucchini Pasta

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      I'm always experimenting when my garden is cranking out zucchini and summer squash. This simple and healthy summer zucchini pasta...


      Caprese Macaroni Salad

      1 review

      When fresh tomatoes and basil are abundant in the summer, I like to make this wonderful Caprese macaroni salad. —Debbie...


      Polpette di Mamma

      6 reviews

      When you think of Italian food, spaghetti with meatballs is probably one of the first dishes that comes to mind....


      Air-Fryer Chicken Parmesan

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      Quick, simple and oh-so-tasty, this air-fryer chicken parmesan recipe is the perfect weeknight dish to have on hand. It's just...


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      New York-Style Pizza

      This New York-style pizza recipe makes a no-nonsense pie. Since the crust is pliable enough to fold, cut the pizza...


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      15 Recipes for Italian Meatballs You Need to Try Right Now

      Italian meatballs are the perfect homemade meal. Check out our favorite meatball recipes and pair them with pasta,...


      Homemade Marinara Sauce

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      This quick and easy homemade marinara sauce is my kids' favorite. It works fantastic with spaghetti, and my kids love...


      Bread Soup Is the Coziest Italian Dish You’ve Never Heard Of

      Bread soup? Yes, it's a real thing and it's totally delicious. Read on to learn more about this comforting Tuscan...


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      Lime Vinaigrette

      My family and I have been enjoying this lime vinaigrette recipe for so long, I don't even remember where I...


      Eggplant Parmesan Sliders

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      These party-ready eggplant parmesan sliders are easy for guests to grab (and are vegetarian-friendly!). The lemon-ricotta spread really adds a...