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    Make-Ahead Spicy Olive Pasta

    This is a fancy version of my grandchildren's favorite baked spaghetti. It feels like such a special dinner, and it's so cozy for winter. —Louise Miller, Westminster, Maryland

    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...


    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...

    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...


    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...

    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...


    Creamy Avocado Manicotti

    I am always looking for creative ways to make vegetarian dinners a little different. I grow my own basil,...


    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...

    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...


    Artichoke & Spinach Chicken Casserole

    6 reviews

    Try this homey and comforting casserole for an alternate main dish at Thanksgiving. The spinach adds nice color, and the...


    Garden-Stuffed Zucchini Boats

    4 reviews

    Not only are these boats a delightful way to get your veggies, they're basically a one-dish meal that covers all...


    Aloha Pizza

    1 review

    This Aloha pizza came together on accident. I had to take something to a gathering, but had no time to...


    Baked Lasagna Roll-Ups

    13 reviews

    This baked lasagna is far better tasting than any store-bought version. Ham and spinach combine for fabulous flavor. —Delia Kennedy,...

    Pepperoni Lasagna

    8 reviews

    I've served this satisfying lasagna for years - when our children were small, they preferred it more than a steak...


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    Chicken Broccoli Shells

    18 reviews

    This cheesy entree is a make-ahead dream. Just assemble it ahead of time and put it in the oven when...


    Loaded Chicken Carbonara Cups

    2 reviews

    Spaghetti cupcakes with a chicken carbonara twist make for a tasty, fun family dinner. Whole wheat pasta and reduced-fat ingredients...


    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...


    Chicken Manicotti with White Sauce

    8 reviews

    I like making this dish for special occasions. You can also use low-fat ingredients, and it turns out just as...


    Italian Baked Chicken

    13 reviews

    For a casual get-together, this saucy herbed chicken is a terrific choice. Serve it over angel hair pasta for a...


    Chicken Garden Medley

    23 reviews

    After my family sampled this dish at a friend's house, it quickly became a favorite—especially with our teenage daughters, who...


    Meatless Lasagna

    2 reviews

    "This saucy lasagna is one of my specialties," says Sharon Allen of Allentown, Pennsylvania. "It's packed with fresh-tasting vegetables, such...

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    Simple Italian Chicken

    7 reviews

    Feel free to do what I did when I first came upon this recipe...play with the herb ingredients until they...


    Spinach Beef Macaroni Bake

    22 reviews

    This hearty casserole is great for a family reunion or church supper. I've also made half the recipe for family...


    Pepperoni Pasta Bake

    7 reviews

    Here's my homemade version of a family-favorite Italian restaurant entree. For a change of pace, I substitute hamburger for pepperoni,...


    Italian Sausage Casserole

    2 reviews

    At the start of each week, my family is already looking forward to our traditional weekend breakfasts, when I serve...


    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...