Italian

Host dinner parties, celebrate the holidays, or simply bring the family together for a home-cooked meal. Pampered Chef's main dish recipes offer easy dinner recipes and healthy meal inspiration for American food, Asian food, Italian food, and other cuisines from around the world. Browse vegetarian recipes, gluten-free recipes, pasta dishes, casserole dishes, and more now.


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Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach & Ham

This simple pasta toss uses the method of draining the tortellini right over fresh spinach leaves to quickly wilt the spinach with the pasta cooking water.

Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco

Preparing a tomato-garlic sauce from scratch in the microwave will fill your kitchen with the aromas of an upscale Italian restaurant.

Shrimp Panzanella Salad

Using cooked shrimp makes this updated Italian-style bread salad faster to prepare. A lemony vinaigrette adds a fresh twist.

Spring Vegetable Minestrone

Unique ingredients like fresh fennel and smoked paprika add excitement to traditional minestrone.

Chicken, Pesto & Tomato Flatbread

The secret to this delicious flatbread is the homemade pesto.

Creamy Broccoli & Sun-Dried Tomato Orzotto

This quick-cooking “risotto” gets a burst of color from broccoli and sun-dried tomatoes.

Chicken Sausage & Herb Wheat Pizza

With a quickly made crust, this pizza is faster and healthier than ordering out.

Bruschetta & Zucchini Pasta

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 Zucchini noodles and regular noodles combine for a lightened up Italian dinner. 

Caprese Pizzas

Refrigerated pizza dough gives you a head start on this Italian classic. The dough is cut into three long strips for a dramatic presentation.

Easy Artichoke Pizza

A creamy Parmesan cheese sauce, artichokes and olives top this meatless crowd-pleaser.

Portobello-Chicken Panini

Tender portobello mushrooms help keep the chicken juicy in this crispy grilled sandwich.

Rigatoni with Tuna and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Tossing the pasta in the Stir-Fry Skillet with the other ingredients lightly sauces the pasta while delivering a lot of flavor.

Stovetop Pan Pizza

Homemade pizza – no oven required! 

Zucchini Ribbon Primavera

Zucchini and carrots cut into fine julienne strips provide a colorful contrast to multigrain spaghetti for a fun pasta presentation.

Tortellini Chicken Soup

Here’s a cozy comfort food with real Italian flair. This reduced-fat recipe is especially appreciated on a cold winter day. So flavorful, and yet so easy! 

Antipasto Vegetable Pizza

This meatless pizza, decked out in colorful marinated vegetables, will look glorious on your dinner table.

Spinach Carbonara Pizza

Carbonara, a creamy white sauce flavored with bacon, gives this pizza a deliciously unconventional look and flavor.

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