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    Italian Garden Omelet

    I created this veggie-filled omelet to treat my wife to a meal using some of the fresh herbs from our garden. She loved it. The herbs give the dish a refreshing zing. It’s also good with asparagus when it’s in season.
    —Billy Hensley, Mount Carmel, TN

    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...


    Italian Cheese Bread

    12 reviews

    People are astounded to learn I make this savory Italian bread from scratch in less that an hour. With this...


    Italian Grilled Cheese

    7 reviews

    These sandwiches are a delicious, dressed-up version of the traditional favorite. The pocket of melted mozzarella or provolone cheese and...


    Cheesy Squash

    8 reviews

    I'm a retired police officer and now a deputy sheriff who loves to cook. But with my busy schedule, I...

    Tomato-Basil Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

    All the flavors of Pizza Margherita in fewer than 20 minutes make this the perfect meal for the whole family....


    Ricotta Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce

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

    I created this recipe when my friends and I had a picnic breakfast. I wanted an egg meal that was...


    Cheddar Zucchini Medley

    1 review

    "I constantly crave the wholesome goodness of fresh garden vegetables, so I fix this quick and delicious dish as often...


    Grilled Cheese with Tomato

    1 review

    Tricia Curley puts a tasty Italian twist on a lunchtime tradition. The Joliet, Illinois cook's speedy skillet sandwich features mozzarella,...


    Italian Zucchini Bake

    Kids of all ages are sure to like this fun vegetarian spin on pizza! The recipe comes from Carol Mieske...

    Fried Mozzarella Cheese Appetizers

    A crisp coating holds marvelous melted cheese, which tastes terrific when dipped into a homemade tomato sauce.—Jay Davis, Knoxville,...


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    Italian Herb-Lentil Patties with Mozzarella

    My family has requested this meatless recipe over and over again. It is simple to prepare and even meat lovers...


    Grilled Goat Cheese & Arugula Sandwiches

    5 reviews

    To create a more “grown-up” grilled cheese sandwich, I threw in tangy goat cheese and peppery arugula. I enjoy a...


    Five-Cheese Mushroom Ravioli

    I bet you won't even miss the meat in these scrumptious portobello ravioli. Actual number of raviolis might change, depending...


    Blue Cheese Spinach Frittata

    5 reviews

    When my husband and I decided to lose weight, I turned to my cookbook collection and lightened up several recipes....

    Caprese Tomato Bites

    8 reviews

    I love the classic combination of tomatoes, mozzarella and basil in these bite-size appetizers. The juicy explosion you get when...


    Jazzy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

    2 reviews

    Adding Parmesan and mozzarella to already cheesy macaroni will have your clan clamoring for this tried-and-true pasta dish. Diced tomatoes...


    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...


    Macaroni ‘n’ Cheese Italiano

    "I've always liked macaroni and cheese, but my husband prefers macaroni with tomato sauce. So I added spaghetti sauce and...


    Cauliflower Cheese Soup

    2 reviews

    This soup is nutritious and delicious! Whenever I see cauliflower at the grocery store or produce stand, I immediately plan...


    Cheesy Spinach-Stuffed Shells

    5 reviews

    This is my own personal recipe. I'm very proud of it because I am still a beginner cook and it...


    Cheese-Trio Artichoke & Spinach Dip

    18 reviews

    No appetizer spread is complete without one amazing dip, and this is it. Creamy, cheesy and chock-full of veggies, it...


    Three-Cheese Creamed Spinach

    9 reviews

    Cream cheese, Parmesan and mozzarella make this dish wonderfully cheesy. Sprinkle it with french-fried onions for a crisp boost of...

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    Italian Three-Cheese Macaroni

    8 reviews

    My husband is a self-proclaimed mac-and-cheese connoisseur and says that this is his favorite version. The Italian seasoning and tomatoes...


    Santa Fe Spinach Dip

    7 reviews

    A Southwestern food fan asked us to bring home a taste of her restaurant favorite—a cheesy spinach dip from Cheddar's...


    Five-Cheese Jumbo Shells

    13 reviews

    Using five cheeses in one dish doesn't usually translate to a dish that's considered light, but this meatless meal is...


    Grilled Portobello Burgers

    2 reviews

    You don't miss the meat on this hearty burger. The veggies, mayo and cheese fill you up with plenty of...


    Two-Cheese Baked Potatoes

    2 reviews

    What's a steak without a baked potato? Here's an easy way to top tender baked potatoes that are cooked in...


    Cheese & Pumpkin-Filled Manicotti

    16 reviews

    Our family adores autumn and anything to do with pumpkins! This warm, comforting recipe is so easy to put together...