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Puttanesca is one of my favorite Italian sauces. This version turns ordinary dried brown lentils into real comfort food.
Like lasagna without noodles, but packed with vegetables
These aren't your mama's meatballs--they're better! Lean but packed with flavor, they cook all day while you're away.
Great low calorie meal My whole family loves this dish
Avocado stands in for cheese in this simple, elegant appetizer.
This sauce recipe was based on a Jo Mama's World Famous Spaghetti sauce recipe that I modified for taste. When I make this sauce, it quickly disappears in my house. Everyone seems to loves this sauce.
This Italian green bean recipe is my favorite way to eat green beans. It's incredibly simple and delicious!
This penne pasta salad is a healthier take on a classic cookout side dish.
We put a California spin on a classic Italian salad. It's the perfect light lunch or starter.
Sweet peaches and tangy tomatoes pair perfectly in this simple summer salad.
Serve as a side dish or over pasta or rice as a main dish.
This pasta packs a nutritional punch, and the brightly colored vegetables are quite a sight!
I got this recipe from a book called Set For Life. It has many great recipes, but this is one of my favorite.
Turn caprese salad into a fun appetizer by serving it in shot glasses!
Start with this simple but flavorful recipe, then add in anything you'd like! Try it with fresh herbs like chives, cilantro, rosemary, or thyme.
We've bumped up the nutrition--and kept all the flavor--of this traditional Italian pizza with tomato, sliced mozzarella, basil, and olive oil.
Looking for a lighter version of the traditional SP&O, try this one...
Tastes better than Olive Garden and waaaaaay healthier!
Lean but packed with flavor, these meatballs are a comfort food favorite.
A light and tasty whole meal.
The recipe is from allrecipes.com, but I changed it to be more healthier. Used ground turkey and italian seasoning instead of italian sausage and whole wheat pasta instead of regular pasta and decreased the amt. of cheese used.
These calzones can be made from start to finish on the backyard grill. You'll love the rich and creamy filling!
These meatballs are a wonderful addition to any spaghetti dinner. Make a big batch and freeze for use later.
Fra diavolo style shrimp; terrific served with grilled vegetables.
This is a light salad that makes a great addition to an Italian dinner or perfect for lunch.
A cool summer salad .