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.

Italian Donuts

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

Pesto Biscuits

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

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.

Garlic Bread

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

New Orleans-Style Muffuletta

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

Italian Onion Flatbread

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For variety, sprinkle this aromatic bread with a combination of poppy and sesame seed.

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Garlic-Herbed Bread

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Here's the classic recipe you enjoyed as a child, updated with fresh garlic, parsley, and kosher salt. Look for a plump baguette that is soft and easy to pull apart.

Garlic Bread with Chard

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Rich in vitamins, minerals and protein, Swiss chard brings life to this savory ciabatta. Aromatic garlic and rich butter infuse the chard with incredible flavor, balancing the greens' natural bitterness. When buying Swiss chard, look for tender leaves and crisp stalks. Store in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Easy Bruschetta

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Pick your favorite quick-and-easy bruschetta topping from the four delicious options provided or serve them all at your next party. The make-ahead directions will help with advance planning.

New Orleans Muffaletta

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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.

Cheese Bread

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

Cracked Black Pepper and Rosemary Focaccia

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

Rustic Italian Bread for 22

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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

Orange-Chocolate Bread Pudding

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Fresh Arugula Bruschetta

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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
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