Italian Fresh Pea Soup Dinner

Make weeknight dinner fast and easy. Here's a main course recipe and three suggestions for rounding it out into a complete meal. Find out how to effortlessly dress up starters, sides, and desserts to fit the meal's main course.

The Menu

Italian flavors abound in this hearty Spring Pea Soup, as it's topped with prosciutto and cheese. Add Arugula Salad with Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette; Sliced Roasted Chicken Breast; and Heat-and-Serve Chicken-Flavored Rice to complete the meal. The packets of precooked flavored rice available now make serving sides a snap. Pick up a roast chicken -- use the breast tonight and the rest tomorrow.

Spring Pea Soup


Arugula Salad with Walnuts and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Toast walnuts, then toss with arugula and dress with balsamic vinaigrette.

Sliced Roasted Chicken Breast

Use the breast from a rotisserie roasted chicken -- save the rest for tomorrow's dinner.

Heat-and-Serve Chicken-Flavored Rice

Follow directions for reheating a package of rice. Stir in chopped parsley for a fresher flavor.