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Italian Rice Ball or Arancini

Italian Rice Ball RecipesThis page contains Italian rice ball recipes. A tasty finger food that is great for parties or to bring to potlucks.


The completed pan of osso bucco.

Osso BucoOsso buco (hollowed bone) is a simple and very tasty dish of Italian cuisine. This dish originated from the Lombardy region in the 19th century (for those who don't know, that's the time when the traditional recipes in France and Italy were defined). Today it is known and appreciated not only throughout Italy, but all over the world.


Mama Mia Meatballs

Making Mama Mia MeatballsHere is a traditional Italian meatball recipe, served with tomatoes, garlic and lots of cheese over pasta. Make and freeze these for a quick weeknight dinner.


baked Lasagna

Making Christmas Day LasagnaThis lasagna is perfect for family gatherings such as Christmas or other special occasions. With 2 pounds of meat and four cheeses this is a hearty dish that although quite filling often finds guests asking for seconds.


Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Italian Sausage Stuffed Cabbage Rolls RecipeThese delectable low carb cabbage rolls are sure to be hit with anyone who eats them. This page contains Italian sausage stuffed cabbage rolls recipe.


Zucchini and Carrot Rotini Lasagna Recipe

Zucchini and Carrot Rotini Lasagna RecipeLasagna is a wonderfully versatile Italian dish. Try this variation with zucchini, carrot, and rotini pasta. This page contains zucchini and carrot rotini lasagna recipe.



Pumpkin Parmesan Lasagne

Pumpkin Parmesan Lasagne RecipeThis delicious meatless lasagne includes squash and pumpkin puree for a nice change of taste. This page contains a pumpkin parmesan lasagne recipe.


baked rolled calzone

Rolled Calzone RecipesThis page contains rolled calzone recipes. A delicious main course or appetizer can be made with sauce, meat and cheese rolled up in pizza dough to be baked and cut into servings.


Vodka Cream Pasta Recipes

Vodka Cream Pasta RecipesThis page contains vodka cream pasta recipes. A rich Italian pasta sauce often found in expensive restaurants. You can make it from scratch with cream and vodka.


Italian Bread Recipes

Italian Bread RecipesEnjoy some Italian seasoned bread with your salad, soup or spaghetti dinner. This page contains Italian bread recipes.


Pasta Alla Checca Recipes

Pasta Alla Checca RecipesThis page contains pasta alla checca recipes. A wonderful sauce to use fresh tomatoes from the garden. A traditional uncooked Italian pasta sauce made with tomatoes, basil and mozzarella.


Chicken Fettuccine

Chicken Fettuccine RecipesThis page contains chicken fettuccine recipes. A delicious main dish with creamy chicken and egg noodles.


Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo RecipesA renowned white Italian sauce on an egg noodle pasta makes for a delicious main dish. This is a page about fettuccine alfredo recipes.


Chicken Romano

Chicken Romano RecipesThis page contains chicken romano recipes. A Italian breaded chicken breast recipe that is delicious with pasta.


Easy Lasagna

Easy Lasagna RecipesThere are many recipes available that allow you to make lasagna quickly and easily for those times when you can't prepare it in the more traditional way. This page contains easy lasagna recipes.


Veal Parmesan

Veal Parmesan RecipesThis page contains veal parmesan recipes. An elegant Italian dish made with young beef.



Calzone RecipesThese Italian half moon shaped baked pockets are often referred to as a sandwich pizza. This page contains calzone recipes.


Meatball Calzone

Meatball Calzone RecipesThese Italian half moon shaped baked pockets are often referred to as a sandwich pizza. This page contains meatball calzone recipes.


Ham and Cheese Calzone

Ham and Cheese Calzone RecipesThese Italian half moon shaped baked pockets are often referred to as a sandwich pizza. This page contains ham and cheese calzone recipes.


Antipasto Recipes

Antipasto RecipesTraditionally the first course of an Italian formal meal, this entree can be made with many different ingredients. This page contains antipasto recipes.


A photo of prepared Manicotti

Manicotti RecipesThis page contains manicotti recipes. Stuffed manicotti is a delicious main dish the whole family will love.



Lasagna noodle rolls with savory filling.

Making Lasagna RollsTry this easy twist on the traditional layered lasagna casserole. Just take the cooked noodles and roll the filling inside.



Lasagna RecipesThis page contains lasagna recipes. This favorite main dish can be made in many delicious ways and with a variety of ingredients.


Spaghetti on Plate

Crockpot Spaghetti Sauce RecipesA crockpot can help you make a well blended, delicious, Italian style sauce for spaghetti. This page contains crockpot spaghetti sauce recipes.


Spinach Lasagna

Spinach Lasagna RecipesThis page contains spinach lasagne recipes. A wonderful nutritious addition to lasagne is spinach.


A plate of spaghetti with meatballs.

Italian Meatballs RecipesIf you love Italian meatballs, try making them yourself the next time you want them. They are simple to make and you can freeze leftovers for a future meal. This page contains Italian meatball recipes.


A plate of chicken parmesan on penne pasta, topped with tomato sauce and melted cheese.

Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana) RecipesThis page contains recipes for Chicken Parmesan (Parmigiana). This popular Italian dish consists of chicken coated with breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. It is usually served with tomato sauce and pasta.


Plate of eggplant Parmesan.

Eggplant Parmesan (Parmigiana) RecipesThis page contains recipes for Eggplant Parmesan (Parmigiana). Eggplant Parmesan is a delicious meatless Italian dish. There are several ways to prepare this classic casserole.


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Italian Tomato SauceThere is just nothing like having a well-stocked freezer or pantry, and this sauce is one that's easy to prepare, and will save your day, when you simply run out of time.


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What is the Name of the Sicilian Cake Made on St. Lucia's Day?What is the name of the cake make on St. Lucia Day in Sicily? The date is December 13th, but I want to make a cake and need the information.


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Spaghetti SauceBrown hamburger in salad oil. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer on stove for at least one hour.


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Recipe for Italian Cheese Stuffed Pastry with Rosemary Dough?Does anyone have a recipe or suggestion? My daughter had a delicious item when in Italy. The dough was made with rosemary, was soft, and had cheese inside. It was served for breakfast. We are trying to recreate it. The dough and cheese both were not sweet. Thank you.


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Serrano Ham and Manchego CroquettasIn a large mixing bowl or food processor combine mashed potatoes, cheese, ham, and eggs. Season with plenty of salt and pepper. The mixture should still be wet enough so the bread crumbs stick to the croquettas.


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Robust Italian SoupCrumble brown and drain sausage; set aside. Cook macaroni according to package directions and drain; set aside. Combine tomato sauce, chicken broth, seasonings and sausage in a soup kettle.


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Inside-Out RavioliBrown first 3 ingredients. Cook spinach using directions. Drain and reserve the liquid (add water to make 1 cup). Add spinach liquid and next 5 ingredients to meat mixture. Simmer 10 minutes.


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Looking for a Thin Pizza Crust Recipe?I would just like a really easy thin crust pizza recipe. Thanks to all.



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Bubba's Homemade Spaghetti SauceI love this sauce because it is meaty, hearty, and stretches easy. Brown the hamburger meat in a large frying pan. Once the meat has started producing fat, pour in the onion, and bell peppers.


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Chicken LasagnaFor people who cannot eat red meat try this: In a saucepan, saute onion and green peppers in butter until tender. Add mushrooms; cook until tender. Remove from heat; stir in soup, milk, pimentos and basil.


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Italian Roasted SquashTrim ends from small 2-lb. Acorn Squash. Cut in half; clean out seeds. Slice into 8 portions.


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Italian Style Meat PattiesMix together first 5 ingredients. Add 2 Tbsp. spaghetti sauce. Shape into patties and brown in pan over low heat. Pour off excess fat.


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Marinara Potato Pancake With EggI am not sure of the name of this dish. I just know my husband loves it. You make a potato pancake, then warm marinara sauce (spaghetti sauce), then an over easy egg, layer them. Top with Parmesan cheese and enjoy.


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One Pot SpaghettiBrown the meat, set aside. In same pot, add the onion, garlic and bell pepper; cook until the vegetables are soft. Add the olives, mushrooms and tomato sauce. Mix well.


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Cheesy MostaccioliPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. In medium nonstick skillet, cook and stir beef over medium high heat until browned.


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Baked CavetelliMakes 6 main-dish servings or 8 to 10 potluck servings.


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Rigatoni With Tomato Cream SauceIn a large frying pan, heat the oil over moderate heat. Add the sausage and cook, breaking up the meat with a fork, until it is no longer pink, about 5 minutes. With a slotted spoon, remove the sausage from the pan.


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Mediterranean PizzaPreheat oven to 425 degrees F. Drain artichokes, reserving marinade. Chop artichokes and set aside. Prepare pizza crust mix according to package directions. Place dough on greased 14 inch pizza pan.


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Southwest Salsa PizzaPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Unroll crescent dough; separate into triangles. Arrange triangles in a circle on greased 14 inch pizza pan, with points toward the center and wide ends toward the outside.


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Three-Cheese ShellsCook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and rinse in cold water. In a bowl, combine the next 10 ingredients. Divide the small jar spaghetti sauce (14 oz. size), between 2 ungreased 9x13 inch baking dishes.


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Spaghetti CarbonaraCook spaghetti and drain. Cook bacon and break up. Saute' mushrooms and onions in 2 Tbsp. bacon grease. Remove mushrooms and onions and melt butter with bacon grease.


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Crab SpaghettiCrab Spaghetti recipe. Thaw crabmeat, if frozen. Drain well. Set aside. Cook garlic in med. saucepan in hot oil & marg. for 30 seconds. Add basil and cook for 1 min...


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Pasta PrimaveraA quick and easy pasta primavera starts with cooked pasta, any steamed or leftover veggies and a basic white sauce to which you add a handful of grated cheese of choice.


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Easy-Slow Cook SpaghettiMix till smooth. Add (well-drained) meat mixture, stir well. Cook on low 6-8 hours. Do not open to stir (or peek). . .


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One Pan SpaghettiSaute onion and ground beef in oil until brown. Stir in all ingredients, except the spaghetti. Cover and allow mixture to simmer to boiling point.


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Mom's Super Spaghetti SauceSaute onion and celery in butter. Set aside. Mix tomato sauce, tomato pate, tomato soup and water and simmer. Add brown sugar, oregano flakes, pepper, salt, mushrooms. Add onion and celery. Prepare and serve with your choice of meatballs.


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Italian Delight (from Gladys)Brown 1/2 onion, 1/2 bell pepper and garlic with 1 lb. ground beef.


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Baked Rigatoni with Sausage?Years ago, i had a recipe for Baked Rigatoni with Sausage. I am not sure if it was on the back of a jar of sauce or where I got the recipe. It was very easy to prepare using a jar of spaghetti sauce. I cannot locate the recipe. Does anyone have a recipe like this?


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AntipastoFry peppers in oil. Add mushrooms, relish, garlic, cinnamon, & crushed bay leaf. Cook until hot. Add vinegar & bring to a boil. Add chili sauce, olives, ketchup, & cauliflower. Boil. Add tuna & simmer 10 minutes.


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Double Mushroom LasagnaMix soup and milk, cook beef in skillet until brown, drain. Stir in pasta sauce spread 1 cup meat mixture into 8 inch square baking dish.


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Quick Thin Crust Pizza (without the oven)Heat BBQ grill, line with foil, assemble tortilla (used for fajitas and wraps) with Tbsp. sauce, 1/4 cup cheese and thin sliced toppings.


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Pizza Sauce - Tips and Recipes?I am looking for a good pizza sauces recipes. Both marinara and other types of sauces that are good on pizza. Maybe pesto, alfredo, garlic, etc... I really like gourmet pizza but have no luck making my own sauce and it's about $20 a pizza to have it delivered.


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FettuccineMelt margarine. Add whipping cream, then slowly add cheese. Stir continuously. When all melted,pour over cooked noodles and stir. Sprinkle with white pepper, if desired.


Vegetable Lasagna Rolls

Vegetable Lasagna RollsI love vegetable lasagna and decided to try my hand at lasagna rolls. Converting my recipes into rolls actually cut down on the amount of sauce and cheese I used and I increased the amount of veggies per serving significantly.


Homemade Rolled CalzonesHomemade calzones are always a family favorite in my house. Especially when I had teenagers. They are always eating on the run. These can be eaten hot, warm or cold...they certainly didn't care. It's food!


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Old World Spaghetti SauceA true old world family recipe handed down from my Italian grandmother to my mom, then to her 5 daughters.



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Italian Pretzels?Does anyone have a recipe for Italian tarallis. They are round, hard, and have fennel seeds. Sometimes called Italian pretzels.


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Looking for Italian Potato Ball Recipe?I am looking for an Italian recipe that is a mashed potato ball, with things like chopped ham and cheese rolled into it. Then I think, it was fried. I don't know what it's called, but I ate it at an Italian Festival. It was so good!


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Italian Spaghetti Sauce?Does anyone have a good recipe for making Italian spaghetti sauce, including the amount Of spices, or herbs to use. I would like to make about 2 quarts. I know spices and herbs are a personal choice, but if I could get some idea as to the approximate amount to use, I could probably adjust it to my taste.


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Simple Lasagna Recipe?Many years ago I had a very simple recipe for Lasagna which ended with cheese squares on top and had tomato paste in the filling. I was wondering if anyone has a copy like this recipe?


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Making Lasagna?How should I measure all of the ingredients for this size of a pan, 16 5/8 x 11 7/8 x 2 1/2?


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Lasagna Without Ricotta Cheese?Do you have to use Ricotta cheese in lasagna?


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