Entrees

fusilli with chicken and peppers, pasta

Fusilli with Chicken and Peppers

Fusilli with Chicken and Peppers   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients 6 quarts water 1 tablespoon salt 1 pound Fusilli or other corkscrew pasta ½ cup chicken stock or chicken broth ¾ pound boneless, skinless chicken breast 2 roasted red bell peppers, peeled and cut into strips ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil… Read More

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Linguine with Clam Sauce

Linguine with Clam Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients 1 cup water ½ cup dry white wine 32 manila or littleneck clams, scrubbed 1 cup bottled clam juice 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, crushed ¼ cup chopped flat-leaf parsley ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper lakes 2 teaspoons dried… Read More

Eggplant Lasagna

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna

Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entree Ingredients 3 medium eggplants Olive oil-flavored cooking spray 1 ounce dried basil 4 ounces Parmesan cheese, grated 48 ounces marinara sauce 1 ounce Italian seasoning 2 pounds no-cook lasagna noodles 2 pounds ricotta cheese 1 pound shredded mozzarella 4 ounces fresh basil or parsley,… Read More

Baked Ziti with Sausage

Baked Ziti with Sausage

Baked Ziti with Sausage   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients • 2 tablespoons olive oil • ½ cup onion, coarsely chopped • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage, casing removed • 3½ cups tomato puree • 2 teaspoons dried oregano • 2 teaspoons dried basil, crumbled • 8 ounces ricotta • 1 teaspoon… Read More

Annas Carbonara brian weavel pasta

Anna’s Spinach Tortellini Carbonara

Anna’s Spinach Tortellini Carbonara   Print Courtesy of Brian Weavel, Anna’s Pizza & Pasta, Winnabego, Illinois Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients 3 ounces baby spinach 2 ounces Romano cheese 2 ounces extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 3 ounces finely chopped bacon 2 cups cheese tortellini 4 large cloves of garlic Pinch… Read More

Pasta Con Asiago e Spinaci (Pasta with Cheese and Spinach)

Pasta Con Asiago e Spinaci (Pasta with Cheese and Spinach)

Pasta Con Asiago e Spinaci (Pasta with Cheese and Spinach)   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients 10 ounces fresh spinach, washed, heavy stems cut off, leaves torn ½ pounds Asiago or Fontina cheese, shredded 5 ounces oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained, sliced ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced ¼ teaspoon… Read More

Pan of macaroni and cheese

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees  Ingredients ½ gallon half and half 1 pound butter 2 tablespoons salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon granulated garlic 2 pounds cheddar cheese (use sharp cheddar for a kick, or add some Parmesan cheese) 3 pounds pasta (elbow macaroni or small shells) Instructions… Read More

Fusilli Lunghi with Shaved Fennel and Sausage in Cream Sauce

Fusilli Lunghi with Shaved Fennel and Sausage in Cream Sauce

Fusilli Lunghi with Shaved Fennel and Sausage in Cream Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients 1 small bulb fresh fennel (about ¾ pound) 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil ½ pound sweet Italian sausage, casing removed 1 cup heavy whipping cream ½ pound fusilli lunghi cooked almost al dente Salt and freshly… Read More

capellini pomodoro basil

Capellini Pomodoro

Capellini Pomodoro   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients ½ cup olive oil 1 cup diced onions 5 cloves chopped garlic 10 plum tomatoes ¼ cup fresh pesto 2 cups vegetable broth Salt and pepper to taste 4 leaves of fresh basil sliced thinly Shaved Parmesan Instructions Sauté onions and garlic in the… Read More

Greek-style Meatballs

Greek-style Meatballs

Greek-style Meatballs   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients 4 large eggs ½ cup fresh bread crumbs 6 tablespoon grated Romano cheese 3 tablespoons olive oil ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon Greek oregano 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon allspice… 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.