Easy Italian Dinners

Bring the taste of Italy to your kitchen table with 20 of our favorite Italian weeknight dinner recipes. Don't forget the vino!
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Bring the taste of Italy to your kitchen table with 20 of our favorite Italian weeknight dinner recipes. Don't forget the vino!

Psghetti and Meatballs

Extra-lean hamburger and whole-wheat pasta transform an Italian favorite into a stealthily healthy meal.

Psghetti and Meatballs

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Italian Hoagies

You'll raid your deli counter while grocery shopping for these hearty sandwiches!

Italian Hoagies

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Giant Green Calzone

Spinach is at the heart of this pizza-parlor special.

Go Green Giant Calzone

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Tomato Minestrone Soup with Croutons

An Italian classic filling enough to be a meal.

Tomato Minestrone Soup with Garlic Bread Croutons

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Italian Flag Chicken

You're only five ingredients away from sporting the colors of the Italian flag on your plate!

Italian Flag Chicken

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Pappa al Pomodoro with Eggplant

Pappa al Pomodoro is a hearty puréée of tomatoes and toasted bread.

Pappa al Pomodoro with Grilled Eggplant

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Pasta e Fagioli with Sausage

An easy, comforting soup with plenty of beans, sausage and pasta!

Pasta e Fagioli with Sausage

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Risotto

Cut an Italian classic down to size by replacing part of the rice with butternut squash for a beta-carotene boost and more fiber.

Risotto

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Caponata Frittata with Panettone

This fluffy frittata is filled with savory peppers and herbs. Plus, the sweet panettone is a perfect toasty contrast.

Caponata Frittata with Grilled Panettone

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Chicken Cacciatore with Orzo

A lighter version of an Italian classic, this dish is simply delicious!

Chicken Cacciatore with Orzo

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Italian Egg Drop Soup with Meatballs

Slowly drizzle an egg-water mixture into the simmering soup for a unique flavor and texture.

Italian Egg Drop Soup with Meatballs

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Pasta with Prosciutto and Melon

We took some inspiration from a classic Italian appetizer, prosciutto and melon. But in this dish the fruit is whipped into a creamy sauce and the prosciutto is fried into crunchy flecks!

Pasta with Prosciutto and Melon

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Gnocchi with 3-Mushroom Gravy

Porcini, Portobello and Shiitake, oh my! This dish is a triple-threat.

Gnocchi with 3-Mushroom Gravy

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Red Pepper Pesto-and-Shrimp Pizzas

Make it on an Italian baguette so everyone gets their own personal pizza.

Red Pepper Pesto-and-Shrimp Pizzas

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Vegetable Manicotti

Use lasagna noodles in place of manicotti, or skip the rolling altogether and toss the filling with cooked pasta shells.

Vegetable Manicotti

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Slim Chicken Parmesan

Cut this checkered-tablecloth specialty down to size.

Slim Chicken Parmesan

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Pan-Fried Spinach Ravioli

Wonton wrappers turn ravioli-making into a breeze.

Pan-Fried Spinach Ravioli

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Fusilli with Chicken and Tomato Sauce

Pre-cooked pulled chicken and marinara sauce means this weeknight meal can be ready in minutes.

Tangy Three Fusilli with Chicken and Tomato Sauce Stoup

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Spaghetti with Spicy Turkey Meat

Your family will love this healthy take on classic spaghetti bolognese.

Spaghetti with Spicy Turkey Meat Sauce

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Fettuccine with Toasted Almond Cream

In this cheesy pasta dish, the sauce is made with a quick homemade almond milk instead of the more expected heavy cream.

Fettuccine with Toasted Almond Cream

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