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    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 for parties, gatherings or a hungry family. —Joan Hallford, North Richland Hills, Texas

    Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

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


    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...


    Eggplant Roll-Ups

    2 reviews

    We love these easy Italian eggplant roll-ups stuffed with creamy ricotta and spinach. The fact that they are vegetarian is...


    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...

    Chicken Parmesan Pizza

    1 review

    This tasty pizza is the perfect combo—quick and easy to make, and a winner with even picky eaters. It's a...


    The Best Ever Lasagna

    15 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

    4 reviews

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


    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...


    Hearty Sausage and Cheese Lasagna

    5 reviews

    During the holidays, it's nice to welcome friends and family into your home for a hearty meal of lasagna. Every...


    Parmesan Asparagus

    14 reviews

    Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. Since it has just four ingredients, I assemble it in no...

    Herbed Macaroni and Cheese

    10 reviews

    Besides being a really easy recipe to make, it tastes very good, too! This is not your ordinary, run-of-the-mill macaroni...


    Stuffed Pasta Shells

    19 reviews

    These savory shells never fail to make a big impression, even though the recipe is very easy. One or two...


    Four-Cheese Chicken Fettuccine

    25 reviews

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


    Lasagna Cups

    1 review

    I love lasagna and garlic bread, so it only made sense to put them together in these fun little cups....


    Italian Zucchini Bake

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

    Power Lasagna

    When my husband and I wanted to live healthier, our first step was to eat more power foods, such as...


    Grilled Vegetable and Goat Cheese Napoleons

    Vegetarian or not, your guests will savor this meatless entree at your next summer soiree. —Joan Meyer, New York, New...


    Mom’s White Lasagna

    13 reviews

    My mom made this lasagna for special occasions, such as birthdays. When she passed, I inherited her cookbooks—tucked inside one...


    Fontina Rolled Chicken

    8 reviews

    Good food has a way of transporting you to faraway places. My chicken with fontina and cream cheese is like...


    Cheese-Stuffed Shells

    81 reviews

    When I was living in California, I tasted this rich cheesy pasta dish at a neighborhood Italian restaurant. I got...


    Buttery Parmesan Chicken

    30 reviews

    A rich, cheesy breading locks in this chicken's natural juices, making it moist and tempting every time. Because it can...


    Mozzarella Beef Roll-Ups

    16 reviews

    The kids will love these pepperoni and beef wraps. They're easy to assemble because each tortilla is simply wrapped around...


    Pumpkin Pinwheels

    Cream cheese, mozzarella and roasted red peppers make these pumpkin-shaped pinwheels devilishly delicious. They were a hit at my last...

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    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...


    Antipasto Cups

    2 reviews

    Turn salami slices into appetizer shells to fill with the veggies and cheese of your choice. —Melissa Obernesser, Utica, New...


    Four-Cheese Spinach Lasagna

    6 reviews

    This rich cheesy lasagna has become one of my specialties. It's packed with fresh-tasting vegetables like spinach, carrots, red pepper...


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    Caprese Chicken

    22 reviews

    I love a Caprese salad of tomatoes, basil and cheese, so why not try a chicken caprese? You can grill...


    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...


    Weeknight Chicken Mozzarella Sandwiches

    7 reviews

    My husband is a big garlic fan, so we use garlic bread crumbs and garlic sauce for our baked chicken...