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Learn how to put your favorite gear to work. We’ve got tips on how to make the most of your pressue cooker, Dutch oven, cast-iron skillet, air fryer and much more.

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    Garlic Cream Sauce

    This rich, easy garlic cream sauce recipe is requested at every family occasion I attend. Don't be afraid to alter the recipe with more or less garlic to suit your taste. —Joy McQuaid, Darlington, Wisconsin

    Roasted Tuscan Chicken Dinner

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


    Prosciutto Pesto Pizza

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


    Summer Zucchini Pasta

    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...

    Air-Fryer Chicken Parmesan

    1 review

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


    Homemade Marinara Sauce

    1 review

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

    Marinara

    My mother, who was Italian American, called marinara sauce "gravy." She made this marinara sauce recipe in big batches several...


    Slow-Cooker Polenta

    This Italian classic is so simple to make, you can now make it any night of the week. —Elisabeth Matelski,...


    Tortellini with Sausage and Mascarpone

    2 reviews

    When I crave Italian comfort food on a busy night and don't have a lot of time to cook, this...


    Air-Fryer Portobello Melts

    We're always looking for satisfying vegetarian meals, and this air-fryer sandwich recipe tops the list. These melts are especially delicious...

    Dutch Oven Pasta Bake

    1 review

    I was in a hurry one night, so I went on a pantry search to see what I had on...


    Lemon Shrimp Orzo

    3 reviews

    What I love about this lemon shrimp orzo is that it's so tasty and it can be eaten hot or...


    Air-Fryer Eggplant Fries

    My kids love these air-fryer eggplant fries—and I like that they're healthy. Coated with Italian seasoning, Parmesan cheese and garlic...


    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...


    Quick and Simple Meatballs

    12 reviews

    Keep a batch of these meatballs in your freezer for an easy weeknight meal. This simple meatball recipe can be...

    The Best Pizza Dough

    22 reviews

    This easy pizza dough recipe is the key to making an extraordinary homemade pizza. We use all-purpose flour because double...


    Italian Bread Salad with Olives

    This quick and flavorful bread salad always gets rave reviews from my friends and family. This panzanella-style dish is a...


    Grandma’s Onion Squares

    6 reviews

    My grandma brought this recipe with her when she emigrated from Italy as a young wife and mother. It is...


    Slow-Cooker Minestrone

    4 reviews

    There's nothing quite like the comfort of warm homemade soup, and it's even better when your slow cooker does most...


    Skillet Ranch Beef and Macaroni

    2 reviews

    You'd be hard-pressed to find easier comfort food made from scratch. Our secret ingredient: ranch dressing seasoning. It takes the...


    Italian Stuffed Beef Rolls

    3 reviews

    The combination of spinach, artichokes and cream cheese is always a crowd pleaser. Add basil and a roasted red pepper...


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    The Best Beef Stew

    22 reviews

    Our stew has tons of flavor thanks to the herbs, red wine and balsamic vinegar. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen


    Vegan Cabbage Soup

    1 review

    Comforting soups that simmer all day long are staples on cool, busy days. For a heartier version, stir in canned...

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    Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

    2 reviews

    These balsamic Brussels sprouts couldn't be easier to make—and you need only a few ingredients! —Kallee Krong-McCreery, Escondido, California


    Shrimp and Spaghetti Skillet

    2 reviews

    I enjoy developing quick, easy recipes that are both nutritious and delicious. This one-pan meal features family favorites shrimp and...


    Pressure Cooker Curried Pumpkin Risotto

    2 reviews

    This easy pumpkin risotto tastes like fall and gets a flavor boost from the curry. —Andrea Reaves, Stephens City, Virginia


    Cheesy Meatball Sliders

    4 reviews

    These sliders are a fun way to serve meatballs at your party without using a slow cooker. Made on mini...


    Keto Meatballs and Sauce

    2 reviews

    I have been following a keto diet for a year and a half and have lost 130 pounds. I took...


    Apricot Dessert Bruschetta

    3 reviews

    Years ago, my mother took a trip to Italy, and this recipe reminds her of the sun-kissed fruits from the...