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Quick and Easy Italian Dishes

You don't need to cook all day. It can be quick and easy to bring fresh, delicious Italian dinners to the table. With these quick and easy Italian everyday dinner recipes, you'll be ready, pronto!

Blue Cheese and Balsamic Chicken Pizza

Midwest Living

Looking for an adult pizza dinner? Top your crust with a balsamic-spiked tomato sauce, mushrooms, sun-dried tomatoes and blue cheese, then serve with a side salad.

Alfredo Pizza

Family Circle

Scallops Fra Diavolo

Family Circle

Fra diavolo, Italian for "brother devil," is a spicy pasta sauce that pairs perfectly with seafood and pasta.

Anytime Calzones

Better Homes and Gardens

Either of these two flavor variations make a quick and satisfying calzone meal.

Garlic Bread

Better Homes and Gardens

You need just six ingredients to whip up this 12-minute Garlic Bread recipe.

Antipasto Pizza


Start your day the sunny way with a pizza topped with fresh vegetables and eggs. Feeling hungry? Add some bacon or crumbled sausage.

Total: 30 mins

Shrimp and Roasted Pepper Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

Tomato pesto is the hidden ingredient that lends fabulous flavor to the Alfredo sauce in this easy main dish recipe.

Muffin Pan Pizza


Pizza crust-lovers will adore these savory "cupcakes" all of the tasty toppings are mixed in with whole-wheat dough before baking in a muffin pan.

Spicy Shrimp Fra Diavolo

Family Circle

Diavolo is the Italian word for devil and refers to sauces seasoned with hot chiles. In this 20-minute recipe, red pepper flakes provide plenty of heat for a shrimp and tomato sauce that's tossed with linguine.

Chicken Garden Pesto Pizza

Midwest Living

Top pizza dough with just five simple ingredients for a flavorful and beautiful summer pizza. This is the perfect dinner recipe to use up surplus summer squash.

Meatballs & Greens on Ciabatta

Better Homes and Gardens

It takes just 15 minutes to have this everyday easy sandwich ready. The shortcut secret: a package of frozen cooked meatballs.

Total: 15 mins

Pork Cacciatore

Family Circle

This quick and easy classic pork dinner can be served with brown rice instead of the traditional white.

Deep-Dish Pizza

Better Homes and Gardens

This meatless, double-crust pizza recipe makes a satisfying dinner idea.

Italian-Style Fish

Better Homes and Gardens

Need a low-fat main dish that can be prepared in 20 minutes? Italian-style stewed tomatoes and tomato bisque soup are a delicious duo for white fish.

Total: 20 mins

Crispy Eggplant with Spicy Tomato-Feta Cheese Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

For a mild cheese flavor, sprinkle feta cheese over the spaghetti sauce. For a more robust flavor, use blue cheese.

Bow Ties with Sausage and Sweet Peppers

Better Homes and Gardens

It's hard to believe this delicious sausage, sweet pepper, and pasta main dish recipe only takes 30 minutes to prepare.

Total: 25 mins
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