Italian Bread

Italian bread always tastes best when made by hand. From ciabatta to focaccia to pizza dough, these recipes capture the rustic flavor of true Italian bread.

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Italian Donuts

Better Homes and Gardens

Ricotta cheese adds an Italian twist to these fried dough dessert bites.

Jack Cheese and Smoky Chipotle Fondue

Midwest Living

Red sweet peppers and green onions add color to this smoky cheese dip. Serve it as an appetizer with bread cubes or tortilla chips.

Pesto Biscuits

Better Homes and Gardens

Pesto turns these biscuits into savory, herb-filled treats.

Cracked Black Pepper and Rosemary Focaccia

Better Homes and Gardens

Start with a basic pizza dough recipe and add a handful of Italian toppings for a flavorful loaf of focaccia.

Cheese Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this simple cheese bread as an appetizer or side with your favorite Italian dinner.

New Orleans Muffaletta

Family Circle

The deli meats and cheeses that go into this jumbo sandwich sometimes vary, but it's generally made in a round loaf, dressed with an olive relish, and cut into wedges to serve.

Rustic Italian Bread for 22

Better Homes and Gardens

For an interesting shape, place dough ball in a well-floured woven basket or wooden bowl. Let rise, then invert onto prepared baking sheet and bake as directed.

Mile-High Sub

Midwest Living

Sandwich lovers swear by this towering combination of roast beef, ham, Genoa salami, dill pickle, and Swiss cheese. Make it for friends on game night.

Total: 15 mins

Fresh Arugula Bruschetta

Better Homes and Gardens

Tangy goat cheese, bright lemon zest and peppery arugula perfectly complement the toasted warmth of crusty baguette in this elegant appetizer. Serve alongside a Mediterranean style frittata and fresh fruit salad for a light and refreshing Sunday brunch.

Total: 25 mins

Meatball Heroes

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Rustic Italian Bread (Bread Machine)

Better Homes and Gardens

For an interesting shape, place dough ball in a well-floured woven basket or wooden bowl. Let rise, then invert onto prepared baking sheet and bake as directed.

Stuffed Pizza Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

If you like, cut each crescent-shaped loaf into 12 slices and serve as a meaty appetizer.

Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding

Better Homes and Gardens

Pepper-Parmesan Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

For an appetizer, toast slices of this cheesy yeast bread then top with chopped tomato or olives.

Garlic Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

You need just six ingredients to whip up this 12-minute Garlic Bread recipe.

New Orleans-Style Muffuletta

Better Homes and Gardens

Olive salad--piled onto ciabatta with layers of Italian meats and cheeses--distinguishes this sandwich from an ordinary sub.

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