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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Ham & Cheese Calzone

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

Orecchiette with Spinach, Sausage & Tomatoes

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Adding some of the liquid from the canned tomatoes at the helps to cook the tomatoes and spinach without losing any flavor.

Chicken, Pesto & Tomato Flatbread

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The secret to this delicious flatbread is the homemade pesto.

The Easiest Kid-Pleasin' Lasagna Ever

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Need we say more? Oh, by the way - you don't have to cook the lasagna noodles ahead of time. How do you like that for ease? 

Sausage & Pepper Biscuit Frittata

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Fast and easy, this versatile dish can be served for a weekend brunch or weeknight dinner.

Tomato, Basil and Portobello Napoleons

A spin-off of the layered French puff pastry dessert, these stacked salads are crowned with crispy breaded goat cheese rounds.

Grilled Chicken Penne al Fresco

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

Chicken Piccata Pasta

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Creamy and lemony, this dish is a fresh take on piccata and is made in a fraction of the time!

Zesty Ravioli Skillet

It's amazing that such a fresh and flavorful dish starts with frozen ravioli and only takes about 20 minutes to prepare.

Autumn Risotto with Chicken & Cranberries

Here is an easy, delicious and healthy way to make use of leftover chicken or turkey.

Spicy Sausage & Peppers Penne

Penne pasta is tossed with colorful peppers, zesty sausage and a seasoned tomato sauce—now that's Italian!

Italian Chicken Pasta Toss

Bow tie pasta adds a kid-friendly touch, but feel free to substitute any favorite pasta shape.

Brown Butter Tortellini with Spinach & Ham

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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.

Provençal Chicken with Brown Rice

Caramelizing the tomato paste gives this sauce a “slow cooked” flavor.

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.

Chicken Caesar Salad Pizza

Salad gets a delicious makeover! Diced chicken and vegetables are tossed with Caesar salad dressing and served atop a crispy pizza crust. 

Pasta Primavera

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Who wouldn't want to eat their veggies when they're tossed with pasta and a delicious cheesy sauce?

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