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Penne All’Arrabiata

Pasta all'arrabiata, a classic Italian recipe, is my comfort food be it summer or winter. My kids and I love sprinkling "pangrattato" (fried bread crumbs) on top of the arrabiata sauce. —Smitha Haridasan, Ganapathy, AE

Sausage Pasta with Cajun Cream Sauce

3 reviews

I needed to use up some ingredients in my refrigerator, so I threw together this dish with a cajun cream...


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...


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...

Red Clam Sauce

10 reviews

This recipe tastes like an Italian restaurant specialty and cooks while you take care of other things. What a marvelous...


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Pizza Noodle Bake

22 reviews

Here’s a family-pleasing casserole that comes together in a snap, making it perfect for a weeknight meal. Double the recipe...

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Mostaccioli

13 reviews

Even though we're not Italian, this rich, cheesy pasta dish is a "family tradition" for holidays and special occasions. I...


Pizza Lover’s Casserole

1 review

When you're looking for a surefire crowd-pleaser for a kids' party, it's hard to go wrong with pizza. This dish...


Parmesan Fettuccine

4 reviews

This fettuccine recipe is such a simple side dish. With just four ingredients, it's ready in no time for a...


Peas & Pasta Carbonara

4 reviews

Using cream cheese to fortify the sauce speeds up cooking time and will have you eating my take on this...

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Tortellini with Tomato-Cream Sauce

86 reviews

This tortellini with tomato cream sauce is mouthwatering. Put spinach, tomatoes and other pantry staples to use in this warm...


Creamy Tomato Shrimp Pasta

25 reviews

This Creamy Tomato Shrimp Pasta dish looks and tastes like it’s meant for special occasions, but it only takes 20...


Italian Spaghetti Salad

7 reviews

This attractive, fresh-tasting Italian spaghetti salad recipe can conveniently be prepared the night before. It makes enough for a crowd!...


Best Spaghetti and Meatballs

40 reviews

One evening we had unexpected company. Since I had some of these meatballs left over in the freezer, I warmed...


Slow-Cooked Meatball Soup

9 reviews

As a mother, I try to sneak as many veggies into my daughter's diet as I can. This savory soup...

Chicken & Artichoke Lasagna

1 review

My family loves lasagna and I love the slow cooker. I wanted to try something a little different from the...


Four-Cheese Chicken Fettuccine

28 reviews

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


Italian Sausage with Bow Ties

55 reviews

We often have our favorite pasta when company comes over, and I’ve shared this Italian sausage recipe several times. Now...


Easy Vegetable Lasagna

2 reviews

Bursting with garden favorites, this easy vegetable lasagna is a vegetable lover's dream. The pasta layers are generously stuffed with...


Ricotta Gnocchi in Tomato Sauce

2 reviews

If you like trying out new dishes and enjoy Italian food, you should give this recipe a try. We
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Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells

5 reviews

When chicken Parmesan meets stuffed shells, it's love at first bite. The texture of the chicken holds up in the...


Creamy Roasted Garlic & Spinach Orzo

6 reviews

This side dish brings instant comfort. I first made it without spinach so my husband and daughter would like it....


Potluck Sausage Casserole

3 reviews

Whenever my husband digs in to this pasta casserole full of Italian sausage and veggies, he gets a big smile...

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Quick Ravioli & Spinach Soup

15 reviews

I love my Italian American traditions, but I never had time to make a classic Italian wedding soup. So I...


Chicken with Garlic-Tomato Sauce

3 reviews

My husband and I made up this recipe as we went along, and we love the way it turned out....


Spicy Shrimp & Penne Pasta

2 reviews

I created this creamy pasta dish when I needed to use up some marinara. Red pepper flakes give it a...


Creamy Beef Lasagna

13 reviews

This creamy beef lasagna is a stick-to-your-ribs entree, thanks to its Stroganoff-like filling. My family loves the delicious taste, and...


Three-Cheese Meatball Mostaccioli

14 reviews

When my husband travels for work, I make a special dinner for my kids to keep their minds off missing...


Sloppy Joe Pasta

21 reviews

Since I found this quick-to-fix recipe a few years ago, it's become a regular part of my menu plans. Everyone...