Italian Main Dishes

Our collection of Italian main dishes includes everyone's favorite pasta and pizza. Plus, simple recipes for chicken, seafood, and more!

Spicy Turkey Lasagna
Italian spices lend flavor to the layered pasta's lean ground turkey and rich cheesy filling.
Fettuccine Alfredo
Serve this meatless, or with chicken or shrimp. We'll show you how to do it all three ways.
Mushroom Risotto with Peas
Pair Arborio rice with assorted fresh mushrooms, peas, and garlic in a white wine broth for an elegant rice dinner that is irresistibly smooth.
Beef and Carrot Ragu
Wide-ridged noodles are the perfect accompaniment to this chunky slow cooker pasta sauce that features carrots and Roma tomatoes.
Tutto (Everything) Pizza
We pile this timeless Italian pizza recipe with hearty sausage and pepperoni, then toss on colorful banana peppers and artichoke hearts for a healthy punch.
Spaghetti with Cauliflower, Capers, and Lemon
A touch of bright lemon and garlic bring even more flavor to this Sicily-inspired vegetarian pasta dish.
Chicken Cacciatore
This hearty one-pot dinner comes in at less than 400 calories per serving.
Rolled Lasagna Florentine
Traditional lasagna gets all rolled up in this easy recipe. The cheese mixture -- ricotta and spinach -- fills rolled lasagna noodles, while savory homemade meat sauce coats the top and bottom.
Grilled Swordfish with Citrus, Saffron, and Mint
Grilling is the typical Italian way to prepare swordfish, and the ambrosial flavors of saffron, mint, and juicy blood oranges upgrade this recipe to company-worthy status.
Fresh Tomato Pizza with Oregano and Mozzarella
You can thank Naples for one of your favorite foods ever -- pizza, of course. This recipe's got all of the original essentials and more: fresh mozzarella, baby arugula, and prosciutto.
Gnocchi with Mushrooms and Tuna
Gnocchi means lumps in Italian, but the word actually describes small dumplings made of potato and flour.
Pork Chops with Chestnuts, Onions, and Dried Plums
Another hearty Tuscan dish, this pork chop and bacon skillet recipe is loaded with chestnuts and olives.

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