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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

    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...


    Cast-Iron Pizza Pie

    1 review

    I love shortcuts, so I created this cast-iron pizza using the convenience of frozen bread dough. It's versatile, so pile...


    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...


    Cheesy Pepperoni Buns

    4 reviews

    A pizza version of the sloppy joe, this hot and melty open-faced sandwich is a surefire kid pleaser. Adults love...

    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...


    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...


    Hot Cheese Dip

    6 reviews

    When a colleague brought this cheesy dip to school for a teachers potluck, I immediately gave it an A+. I...


    Sausage Bread Sandwiches

    2 reviews

    I make these sandwiches in my spare time and freeze them so they’re ready when needed, such as for tailgating...


    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...


    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...

    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...


    Cheese & Pumpkin-Filled Manicotti

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


    Italian Zucchini Bake

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


    Beef Tips & Caramelized Onion Casserole

    11 reviews

    The inviting flavor of beef sweetened with rich caramelized onions makes this a recipe you’ll want to repeat. Mashed potatoes...


    Scalloped Potatoes with Ham & Cheese

    13 reviews

    Everyone will love this comforting casserole packed with cheesy red potatoes and ham. It's so delicious and creamy, it'll have...


    Individual Italian Frittatas

    4 reviews

    The Italian word "frittata" refers to frying the egg-based dish in a skillet. This Italian spin with added salami, roasted...


    Muffin-Tin Lasagnas

    11 reviews

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


    Cheese Boereg

    1 review

    The rich-tasting filling of this appetizer is made with mozzarella and ricotta cheese, then baked between buttery layered dough.—Jean L....

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    Calzone Pinwheels

    23 reviews

    Once you try these mini-sized calzones, you may never go back to the large ones. Not only do these pretty...


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    Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks

    3 reviews

    These grain-free, cheesy cauliflower breadsticks are made with vegetables instead of flour. Serve with your favorite marinara sauce.—Nick Iverson, Denver,...


    Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup Bake

    25 reviews

    This casserole brings together two classic comfort foods: grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup. There’s no need for your hands...


    Comforting Potato Casserole

    17 reviews

    After enjoying this creamy, snazzed-up potato casserole at a wedding dinner, my daughters and I asked the caterer to share...


    Baked Eggplant Italiano

    1 review

    “When my husband I decided that we wanted to lose weight, I created this main dish as a downsized substitute...


    Simple Sausage Lasagna

    25 reviews

    When I saw a lasagna recipe that did not call for precooking the noodles, I was anxious to try this...