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    Sausage Pepper Calzones

    1 review

    These tasty Italian sandwiches from Marion Lowery of Medford, Oregon are chock-full of savory turkey sausage, sweet peppers and herbs, enhanced by zesty pizza sauce. Made from convenient frozen bread dough, the baked calzones should be cooled before they are packed in lunches or stored in the freezer.

    Italian Steak Sandwich

    2 reviews

    My husband created these sandwiches years ago, when we had just begun dating. He fixed them for my family, and...


    Pepper Parmesan Beans

    3 reviews

    A colorful mixture of peppers and green beans gets an Italian treatment with basil and Parmesan cheese in this delightful...


    Herb Garden Pasta

    I developed this dish after combining different features from a variety of recipes. Leftovers seem to taste even better the...


    Potluck Pasta Soup

    2 reviews

    In an attempt to duplicate a soup served at an Italian restaurant, I came up with this recipe. Friends and...

    Pepperoni Pizza Pasta

    3 reviews

    Adding pizzazz to platters is a simple process for Suzan Suskie of Whitesboro, New York. "Bow tie pasta and colorful...


    Spaghetti with Sausage and Peppers

    6 reviews

    Smoked turkey sausage with strips of fresh bell peppers is a healthy change of pace from Italian sausage or ground...

    Slow-Cooker Italian Beef Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    I have fond memories of my mother in the kitchen preparing her amazing beef dip sandwiches. They always made our...


    Grilled Sausages with Peppers

    1 review

    A good dose of Italian seasonings and mozzarella makes these grilled sausages unique. They're great with homemade French fries for...


    Spicy Veggie Pasta Bake

    4 reviews

    My dad cooked with cast-iron skillets, so when I do, I remember his amazing culinary skills. I keep the tradition...


    Pepperoni Cheese Soup

    Children and adults will go for this creative soup that tastes like pizza in a bowl. It's just as fresh...

    Ratatouille Sausage Saute

    “Trying to get more vegetables into your diet? This skillet dish is a great way!” assures Sally Hook of Montgomery,...


    Italian-Sausage Pepper Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    I don't remember where I got this recipe. It's been around for years. These sandwiches are great on a busy...


    Super Supper Hero

    1 review

    Here's a hearty handheld meal you can eat on the go or pack for a picnic. Serve this versatile sandwich...


    Pepper Ricotta Primavera

    9 reviews

    Garlic, peppers and herbs top creamy ricotta cheese in this meatless skillet meal you can make in just 20 minutes....


    Savory Italian Sausage and Peppers

    7 reviews

    My sister was hosting a birthday party and asked me to bring sausage and peppers. I'd never made them before,...

    Pepperoni Angel Hair

    6 reviews

    This noodle side dish is so versatile that it can accompany steak, pork chops, chicken or even hamburgers. Chill leftovers...


    Whole Wheat Pepperoni Pizzas

    2 reviews

    People say that the crispy whole wheat crust of this pizza recipe is the best they've tasted. Plus, it's so...


    Pepper Steak Fettuccine

    1 review

    "My husband is a pasta lover, so I created this tangy dish for him," explains Crysta West of New Straitsville,...


    Mushroom Primavera Pasta Sauce

    3 reviews

    This meatless meal has plenty of mushrooms and vegetables in a rich tomato sauce. Serve over whole wheat pasta for...


    Orzo and Peppers

    3 reviews

    "I love green peppers but my husband does not, so I created this dish one night when he wasn't home....


    Pasta with Sausage ‘n’ Peppers

    “I found this recipe years ago in an old Italian cookbook and made some changes to it,” explains Janice Mitchell...


    Grilled Stuffed Peppers

    1 review

    After hearing the recipe described at a local Italian restaurant, I decided to try to make these peppers at home....


    Sweet Pepper Sandwiches

    1 review

    We love this recipe because it's easy and vegetarian. Family members assemble their own sandwiches to their liking. -Cara Neth...

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    Supreme Pizza Burgers

    2 reviews

    One night I couldn't decide what I wanted more, pizza or hamburgers, so I combined the two. Now my 3...


    Pepperoni ‘n’ Tomato Pasta

    9 reviews

    A casual dinner turns into a bow-tie affair when I toss pasta, mushrooms, pepperoni and tomato sauce together. This recipe...


    Slow-Cooker Ratatouille

    9 reviews

    Not only does this classic recipe make a phenomenal side dish, you can also serve it with sliced French bread...


    Spicy Shrimp & Peppers with Pasta

    8 reviews

    Spice up any weeknight with this filling and tasty family dish. It goes together in no time and features tender...


    Three-Pepper Pasta Toss

    2 reviews

    Red, yellow and green peppers lend a pleasant sweetness to Sandy's suggested side dish, Three-Pepper Pasta Toss. Ideal alongside the...


    Spicy Chicken and Peppers

    3 reviews

    My husband didn't think he could eat chicken prepared any way but fried—until he was coaxed into trying this colorful...