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.

Skillet Lasagna

This family favorite delivers all of the flavor of lasagna in half of the time. Spicy turkey sausage boosts the flavor.

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.

Italian Sausage Side-by-Side Calzones

With a clever technique to fill and make two calzones at the same time, preparing this main-dish meal will be almost as much fun as eating it!

Chicken Sausage & Herb Wheat Pizza

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

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.

Ham & Cheese Calzone

Rather than spending time assembling individual sandwiches, try this quick twist on hot ham and cheese.

Portobello-Chicken Panini

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

Rav'n Ravioli

This saucy ravioli bakes along with the garlic bread in our Oval Baker. The tender, refrigerated pasta doesn’t even need precooking.

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! 

Italian Pot Pie

A family favorite made with an Italian spin, this dish is great for a busy weeknight.

Zucchini Ribbon Primavera

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

Antipasto Vegetable Pizza

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

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