Spaghetti with Puttanesca Sauce

Spaghetti with Puttanesca Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Entree Ingredients 28 ounces crushed tomatoes 4 cloves of garlic, halved 5 anchovy filets, chopped 3 teaspoons olive oil 2 ounces black olives, chopped 2 tablespoons capers, soaked and drained 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped 1 small red chile, chopped Salt, to taste 16… Read More

Chicken Scampi

Chicken Scampi   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Entree Ingredients 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, julienned ½ cup diced yellow onion 5 cloves garlic, minced ½ cup dry white wine 4 tablespoons unsalted butter Extra virgin olive oil, enough to coat bottom of pan ½ cup chopped fresh parsley ¼ cup chopped green onions… Read More

Chipotle Pasta

Chipotle Pasta   Print Suggested sauce: marinara sauce kicked up with crushed red pepper Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Entree Ingredients ⅓ cup chipotle peppers, chopped and seeds removed, in adobe sauce 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon salt 3 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten Instructions Put the chipotles, 2 cups of the flour, and salt… Read More

Penne Portobello

Penne Portobello   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Entree Ingredients 4 portobello mushrooms (1½ pounds) ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped ½ teaspoon salt ⅓ cup dry white wine 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 tablespoon minced garlic 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons chopped… Read More

Penne Carbonara

Penne Carbonara   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Entree Ingredients 3 cups mushrooms with stems, sliced ¼-inch thick 1 red pepper 16 slices bacon, precooked, crumbled ¼ cup rendered bacon drippings 2 pounds cooked penne (1 pound dry weight), precooked 4 tablespoons pure olive oil 3 cups béchamel sauce (recipe follows) Freshly ground black… Read More

Homemade Spinach Pasta

Homemade Spinach Pasta   Print Suggested sauce: Alfredo sauce or Gorgonzola cream sauce. Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Entree Ingredients 2 cups fresh baby spinach 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten Instructions Put the spinach in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse to chop the spinach. Stop the machine. Add the… Read More

Born on the Bayou Lasagna

Born on the Bayou Lasagna   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Entree Ingredients 1 pound Andouille sausage, quartered & sliced 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shredded 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning Olive oil for sautéing ½ cup Vidalia onion, chopped ½ cup celery, chopped ¼ cup red bell pepper, chopped 1 tablespoon minced garlic… Read More

Fettuccine with Brie

Fettuccine with Brie   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Entree Ingredients pasta 4 large tomatoes, seeded and chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1½ cups cubed Brie cheese ¾ cup chopped fresh basil ½ cup olive oil 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese… Read More

Herb Pasta

Herb Pasta   Print Suggested sauce: Bolognese. Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: Entree Ingredients ½ cup flat-leaf parsley 2 teaspoons dried rosemary 1 tablespoon dried thyme 1 tablespoon dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried basil 1½ cups all-purpose flour 3 extra-large eggs, lightly beaten ¼ teaspoon salt Instructions Put all the herbs in the work bowl… Read More

buffalo chicken lasagna

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna

Buffalo Chicken Lasagna   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients You’ll need: 6 pasta sheets 1 pound of cooked chicken breast marinated in mild buffalo sauce Make a cheese blend of: 3 pounds ricotta 4 eggs 2 pounds of diced or shredded mozzarella/provolone blend 1 cup Parmesan Salt, pepper, garlic to taste You’ll… Read More

Boost Return Sales with Pastas and Entrées

Diversifying your pizzeria menu with pastas and entrees helps drive return visits by giving the guests new and different dishes to keep them coming back. Menu engineering is tough so we’ve made it easy with Pizza Today’s extensive recipe bank of main dishes that will satisfy your broad customer base. You’ll discover new takes on classics like Buffalo Chicken Lasagna, Fettuccine with Brie and even artisan macaroni and cheese. The collection also includes menu ideas for limited diet like low-sodium dishes, gluten-free options and vegetarian and vegan recipes.

Recipes have been meticulously crafted by Pizza Today staff, industry contributors, pizzeria owners and restaurant chefs. Our recipe creators include step-by-step instructions for making pastas, meatballs and sauces in house.

We’ve tapped into main dishes with flavors from various regions of the U.S. and around the world — Italian Classics, Southwestern meals, coastal pastas and more.

Many dishes are accompanied by the best food photography in the business, giving you the opportunity to see the finished product.


Main Dishes are Primed for Catering Profits

While pizza can be a challenging off-site catering menu option, pastas and entrées lend themselves to bulk preparation and catering delivery. Dishes can be made ahead of time and there are cost savings for making large quantities.

Pizza Today’s recipes include the most popular catering dishes, like baked ziti, lasagna, chicken primavera and chicken Alfredo. Try our main dish recipe ideas to open a new revenue stream of corporate catering and catering deliveries. Delicious pastas and entrees is a key to getting catering business.