Italian Cuisine

Hearty, flavorful Italian cuisine is one of Europe's oldest, with roots back to 4th century BC. Exploration of the New World brought foods to Italy that are now recipe hallmarks, including pasta, tomatoes, and potatoes.

Pesto Scallops with Toasted Walnuts

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Basil pesto adds zip to this pasta main-dish recipe topped with scallops. It takes just over 30 minutes to prepare.

Lasagna

Diabetic Living

Using lean and light ingredients gives this satisfying one-dish meal all the great taste you expect from lasagna with only a fraction of the fat and calories.

Mushroom Ravioli Filling

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Marinated Mozzarella with Basil

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Instead of using fresh mozzarella for this appetizer, try another fresh soft cheese, such as queso fresco or feta.

Cannoli

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Cannoli are the quintessential Sicilian treat. With sweetened cheese, bittersweet chocolate, zippy orange peel, and rich pistachio nuts, this version brings together many beloved flavors in every bite.

Pasta with Arugula and Sausage

Diabetic Living

Not a meek or mild green, arugula is somewhat bitter with a peppery mustard flavor. If you prefer, substitute with spinach.

Total: 25 mins

Cream-Filled Cannoli

Midwest Living

Basil-Tomato Salad

Midwest Living

The flavors of pesto mix and mingle into a salad. For a meal, serve with chicken or fish drizzled with the Lemon Vinaigrette.

Total: 30 mins

Chicken Scarpiella

Family Circle

Sausage adds spice to this chicken and vegetable dinner recipe that's bursting with Italian flavors.

Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce

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Garden fresh tomatoes enhance the flavor of this delicious sauce served over penne pasta. Try this recipe on a weeknight when you need a simple main dish in less than 30 minutes.

Skillet Summer Squash Parmesan

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The squash, tomato, and Parmesan cheese layers of this meatless main-dish recipe are seasoned with plenty of Italian flavors.

Turkey Tetrazzini

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This delicious main dish calls for cooked turkey breast strips, but you can easily use leftover turkey from the holidays for this quick and easy recipe.

Slow-Cooker Chicken Cacciatore

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The convenience of the slow cooker makes this Italian chicken and vegetable recipe the perfect weeknight meal.

Total: 55 mins

Bacon-Cheeseburger Pizza

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If your family likes bacon cheeseburgers, they will love this meaty pizza.

Sicilian Artichokes

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This traditional meatless Sicilian Lenten dish has fresh artichokes, which are in season during spring. A pressure cooker cuts the steaming time on this hearty springtime recipe.

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