I love to bake and cook, especially Italian dishes like this homemade ravioli recipe. In fact, my idea of a perfect day consists of cooking my family's favorite foods then watching them dig in!—Lori Daniels, Hartland, Michigan Skip links
Growing up, this was the meal I always wanted on my birthday. Mother made the sauce from scratch, but I use store-bought spaghetti sauce to save time. Replace the ground beef with Italian sausage if you want more spice. —Deb Morrison, Skiatook, Oklahoma Skip links
When my husband and I needed a quick meal, I fixed this recipe using leftover ingredients. Unlike traditional Mexican quesadillas, it calls for Italian meats, cheeses and seasoning. Serve it with a green salad for a simple dinner for two. —Barbara Rupert, Edgefield, South Carolina Skip links
My family first tasted this rich, homemade lasagna recipe at a friend's home on Christmas Eve. We were so impressed that it became our own holiday tradition as well. I also prepare it other times of the year. This classic lasagna recipe is requested often by my sister's Italian in-laws—I consider that the highest compliment! —Lorri Foockle, Granville, Illinois Skip links
Garlic Parmesan Roasted Red Potatoes - red potatoes tossed in garlic, onion, paprika, Italian seasoning and parmesan cheese - SO delicious! A super quick and easy side dish. Ready for the oven in minutes! Great with burgers, chicken, steak and pork. The whole family loves these yummy potatoes!
Million Dollar Twice Baked Potato Casserole - the BEST potato casserole EVER!!! Loaded with tons of yummy cheese! Mashed potatoes, cream cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream, cheddar cheese, onion, garlic, butter, and Italian bread crumbs. SO easy!!! Can make in advance and refrigerate or freeze for later. The most requested potato recipe in our house! YUM! #potatocasserole #recipe #easyrecipe #sidedish #freezermeal
I learned how to make this dish from friends in Genoa, Italy, where they're known for creating tasty combinations of veggies, pasta and beans. You can sub feta cheese to give this a Greek twist. —Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho Skip links
Pesto Parmesan Chicken and Pasta – EASY, ready in 20 minutes, and every piece of tender chicken and pasta is coated in fresh pesto sauce and parmesan cheese!! Great for easy weeknight dinners, planned leftovers, or for parties because it feeds a crowd!! Both pesto and parmesan cheese coat every bite of juicy chicken and … [LINK]