This simple recipe will add flavor to any of your meals.
This simple recipe will add flavor to any of your meals.
We lightened up this creamy and delicious Chicken Alfredo with probiotic-rich kefir, which not only offers a tangy richness but has immune-boosting benefits as well.
The moist environment of the Instant Pot or slow cooker helps artichokes become extra tender. Here they are stuffed with Italian sausage, Parmesan cheese and herby bread crumbs and served with a tangy balsamic red pepper sauce. Serve as an appetizer or pair with a salad for a main.
Gluten-free pizza gets a budget-friendly makeover with this seafood rendition featuring canned sardines!
We love fresh homemade pesto. It's quick and easy to blend together, and it brightens up everything from grilled veggies to pastas.
Use this tangy roasted red pepper pesto to anchor a tray of grilled veggies, cheeses and crackers for a fresh and healthy snack platter.
This celebration of summer combines lemon-herbed ricotta, juicy heirloom tomatoes and a scattering of fresh herbs onto premade crusts – easy as pie. Swap in gluten-free or grain-free crusts to accommodate any dietary restrictions.
Peas are a perfect replacement for avocados in this slightly sweet and minty dip.
An array of nutritious vegetables are piled into this gorgeous soup topped with shredded chicken. Parmesan cheese is made into crispy crackers to use over top instead of croutons.
Ricotta, Parmesan and feta cheese commingle for ultimate creaminess in these turnovers made of flaky phyllo dough.
We’ve elevated the classic carbonara with seared scallops for added protein. Use any type of spaghetti here, such as brown rice or even quinoa if you prefer.
This simple salad is jam-packed with textures and flavors that makes every bite varied and satisfying.
Homemade pesto is a great way to dress up this flavorful dinner that boasts a plate full of superfoods.
This nutritious and delicious cauliflower pizza is packed with flavor. Topped with colorful veggies, this is a dish that everyone will enjoy. Make it ahead and reheat throughout the week for an easy lunch or dinner.
Simple one-pan meals can be your best friend when you're preparing for the week ahead. Filled with hearty kale and earthy mushrooms this frittata cooks up a satisfying meal that you can feed you for most of the week.
Cacio e pepe means “cheese and pepper” in Italian dialects, and we can’t think of a tastier way to serve up a side dish of spiralized butternut squash. For the best noodles, look for squash with long necks and smaller bulbs. We use Parmesan and Grana Padano cheese for more flavor, but you can use just Parmesan if you prefer.
You’ll love every morsel of this savory bread made with almond and coconut flours. Rolling it in Parmesan and additional za’atar before baking gives it a punch of flavor reminiscent of traditional garlic bread. It’s best served warm, so reheat leftovers in a toaster oven.
When only crunchy-salty snacks will satisfy, these easy Parmesan chips are baked up in no time.
A trick to keeping chicken breast juicy and flavorful? Brine it in salt water as we do in this easy recipe. This makes for a complete meal, thanks to a vibrant side of tomatoes and artichokes. For extra dietary fiber, serve with a side of arugula drizzled with extra-virgin olive oil.
The key to this mayo-free dip is hearts of palm, which lend a light creaminess when blended up with lemon and Parmesan, for a twist on a classic.
Looking for a gluten-free dinner that satisfies your Italian food craving? This zucchini lasagna is so perfect that you won't even miss the noodles.
Quinoa is a nutritious alternative to white rice. Here, it's layered with marinara, eggplant and three types of cheese for a fresh take on eggplant parmesan.
A pesto marinade punches up the flavor of this grilled chicken while stone fruits add some sweetness.
Start your day with this veggie-packed cauliflower hash. It's so filling you won't even miss the carbs you'd find in a traditional hash.
Roasting garlic is an easy way to add intense flavor to your meals. Here, we blend it with tender, sweet turnip and a touch of Parmesan to make a surprisingly creamy sauce – without any cream.
This dish is chock-full of veggies, herbs and hearty rice and chickpeas. You can fit four peppers at a time in the Instant Pot, so make two batches or save half for a future meal.
Three cheeses — smoked cheddar, sharp cheddar and Parmesan cheese — commingle in this make-ahead mac and cheese. Sprinkle with green onions if you have some on hand.
These meaty mushrooms are filled with a quick DIY pesto, garden veggies and goat cheese for a healthy meal with a Mediterranean vibe.
Macadamia nuts meld perfectly with the flavors of the sweet basil, pungent garlic and salty Parmesan cheese to create this creamy, fresh pesto sauce.
This healthy riff on the traditional Italian pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines) gives you those brain-boosting omega-3's atop zucchini noodles instead of carbohydrate-rich spaghetti. In one study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, people who ate a higher percentage of their calories from carbs had an increased risk of cognitive impairment or dementia. If you still prefer a classic flavor, swap whole-wheat pasta for half of the zucchini noodles. Grana Padano is a hard Italian cheese with buttery, nutty notes, but you can substitute Parmigiano-Reggiano, Pecorino Romano or any hard, sharp cheese.
Instead of starchy refined carbs, this risotto uses cauliflower transformed into rice-size pieces in the food processor. Parmesan cheese and butter help give it the creamy texture of a classic risotto.
Soup is great for holiday entertaining because it can be prepared days or even weeks in advance then simply reheated before serving. This one, featuring sweet, nutty parsnips, has rich fall flavors and is especially easy to make.
Also known as Italian or red chicory, radicchio is a brilliantly-colored lettuce that looks like a small cabbage. A cup of raw radicchio has only 9 calories, with nearly 130% of the daily value (DV) for vitamin K.
A bold pasta that cooks in just one pot? Now that's a delicious recipe made easy.
A quick and easy dish that will leave your pasta cravings satisfied! Sprinkle with mint and pine nuts for added touch of flavor.
Skip the trip to your neighborhood trattoria this week and try our über-rich and indulgent pasta instead. Mascarpone and Parmesan cheeses join forces to make it creamy, while mushrooms, cherry tomatoes and chives give it fresh, bright flavor.
Baking the panko-crusted chicken on a wire rack lifts it away from the cooking juices, keeping the crust from getting soggy. Our eggplant stacks taste just as good as traditional eggplant Parm – but they’re ready in a fraction of the time!
Rich ricotta- and chicken-stuffed individual rolls make for a delicious dinner, or an easily transportable lunch.
Four different varieties of cheese – mozzarella, Swiss, Monterey Jack and Parmesan – combine to create the most indulgent-tasting mac & cheese balls you’ve ever tried.
You may be used to eating steamed or stir-fried bok choy, but we take the veggie au natural and mix it with turkey bacon, parmesan, white beans and tomato for a fresh salad your family will love.
This shaved asparagus salad makes a unique and healthy side dish for easy entertaining. It yields enough for a crowd, but if you have leftovers, combine with tuna the next day for a satisfying and delicious lunch.
Crisp, golden toasted ravioli with rich marinara sauce is now your perfect skinny snack (we save you 14 grams of fat!).
Our reader's fan-favorite recipe, a stuffed zucchini made with just 8 ingredients, is the perfect way to turn extra veggies into a satisfying, low-cal meal!
Melded with one pound of whole-wheat linguine, our pesto recipe provides a filling meal without the fat of traditional, heavier pestos. The vibrant green translates into ample chlorophyll, which helps trigger hemoglobin and red blood cell production.
Our cleaned-up redo of this timeless classic conjures up memories of your favorite Italian restaurant meal, but with less fat!
A love for portobello burgers inspired this reader to find other ways to incorporate the meaty mushroom into her cooking. Her portobello mushroom recipe is filling enough to be eaten as a full meal!
By ditching the requisite heavy cream and butter, we’ve stripped our creamy asparagus soup of its potentially weighty calorie count – it rings in at just over 200 calories and includes succulent toppers like crabmeat, Parmesan, bread cubes and more!