Italian dishes have become an integral part of American cuisine. Many favorite family dinners are centered around Italian, and Italian-inspired, recipes. Pasta in its many shapes is always a hit with kids and has the added convenience of cooking quickly and having an almost infinite shelf life. So dig in here and choose from dozens of our best recipes for quick Italian meals, all of which can be made in 60 minutes or less.
Chicken pasta recipes from Martha Stewart and Everyday Food, including chicken tetrazzini, baked penne with chicken, chicken casseroles, chicken lasagna, chicken soba, Thai noodle bowls with chicken, and lots more.
Fitting a sit-down supper into your family's busy schedule can be a challenge, but with this easy, cheesy pasta, it doesn't have to be. Boil penne 6 minutes less than al dente; add broccoli florets, and cook until penne is al dente. Drain; return to the pot, and toss with a couple of crushed garlic cloves, some olive oil, the zest and juice of a lemon, salt and pepper, and plenty of Parmesan. It's one meal that's sure to call the gang to the table in no time.