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Chicken, Pesto & Tomato Flatbread


The secret to this delicious flatbread is the homemade pesto.

Green, White & Red Lasagna

The Italian flag never tasted so good! A traditional Italian dish gets a new look with slices of polenta instead of lasagna noodles.

Turkey & Pesto Ravioli with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Wonton wrappers make it easy to make these healthy, great-tasting ravioli.

Spicy Sausage & Peppers Penne

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

Tuscan Turkey Burgers

Adding Italian dressing and Italian sausage to the ground turkey adds great flavor to these mouthwatering burgers.

Italian Chicken Pasta Toss

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

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.

Chicken Piccata Pasta


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

Autumn Risotto with Chicken & Cranberries

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

Provençal Chicken with Brown Rice

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

Grilled Caprese Chicken

Fresh and simple, the flavors in a classic Italian salad are enhanced when placed over grilled chicken breasts.

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. 

Easy Pasta Carbonara

Keep the bacon and cheese (but lose the guilt!) with a healthy twist on this creamy dish!

Artichoke Chicken with Roasted Potatoes

This restaurant-style dish combines artichokes, Parmesan cheese and rosemary for an authentic Italian flavor.

Lazy Lasagna Chili

Preparing lasagna is no longer a time-consuming process when you have this tasty “chili” recipe at your fingertips.

Chicken Lasagna Alfredo

Guests will enjoy the balance of flavors in this creamy layered pasta dish. You'll enjoy a leisurely afternoon with guest when you prepare this update classic ahead of time. 

Skillet Lasagna


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

Parmesan Chicken and Pasta

Rely on this Italian-inspired chicken recipe for a quick and easy entrée the whole family will love. 

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! 

Creamy Lemon-Pesto Chicken & Linguine

A rich, creamy sauce tops chicken and linguine to create a restaurant-style meal at home.

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