Entrees

Quick 'n' Easy Mac 'n' Cheese

Quick ‘n’ Easy Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Quick ‘n’ Easy Mac ‘n’ Cheese   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients 12 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked, drained, held 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon dry mustard ¾ cup milk 1½ cups grated mild or sharp cheddar Instructions Melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour and… Read More

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients MEATBALLS (sauce recipe below in Instructions area) ½ pound ground pork 1 pound lean ground beef 1 cup cubed day-old Italian bread ½ cup milk 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled 1 teaspoon dried basil, crumbled ⅛ teaspoon each, salt & pepper ¼ cup… Read More

Baked Spaghetti with Bechemel Sauce

Baked Spaghetti with Bechemel Sauce

Baked Spaghetti with Bechemel Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients 1 cup ricotta cheese 1 egg, slightly beaten 1 cup Parmesan cheese (or Parmesan Reggiano), divided Marinara sauce 12 ounces spaghetti, cooked tender 1 cup grated mozzarella cheese, divided ½ cup béchamel sauce Instructions In a bowl, stir ricotta cheese, egg… Read More

2012 May: Beyond Red pasta with Gorgonzola Cream sauce

Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Pasta with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Serves: Serves 4 as a first course Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup whipping cream 2 ounces (½ cup) Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled ½ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese 8-12 ounces cooked short pasta (gnocchi, rigatoni, penne) Instructions In a large sauté… Read More

Calzone

Calzone

Calzone   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Serves: Serves 1 Ingredients 5½ cups (one 3 lb. container) Ricotta Tenera®, Sopraffina® or Dolce 5½ cups (2.15 lb.) Grande Mozzarella cheese, shredded ¾ cup (3.25 oz.)Grande Romano cheese, grated ⅓ cup (.67 oz.) Parsley, fresh, minced ⅓ cup (.67 oz.) Black pepper, freshly ground 7-inch… Read More

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo

Fettuccine Alfredo   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Serves: 4 servings Ingredients 1¾ cups heavy cream, divided 6 tablespoons unsalted butter 8 ½ ounces grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon kosher salt Cracked black pepper to taste Instructions Combine 1¼ cups cream with the butter in a large sauté pan. Heat over a low… Read More

Texas Pete® Turkey Hot Brown Featuring Roasted Tomato, Bacon, & Texas Pete® Mornay Sauce Atop Cheddar & Chive Biscuits

Texas Pete® Turkey Hot Brown

Texas Pete® Turkey Hot Brown   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients Biscuit Ingredients: 4 cups flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 3 tablespoons fresh parsley 3 tablespoons fresh chives 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon salt 8 tablespoons butter, COLD! 1½ cups milk Cheddar cheese, shredded Instructions Biscuit Preparation: Preheat oven to 400… Read More

Hot Sauce & Bourbon Scented Apple, Scallion, & Rosemary Jus for Poultry

Hot Sauce & Bourbon Scented Apple, Scallion, & Rosemary Jus for Poultry

Hot Sauce & Bourbon Scented Apple, Scallion, & Rosemary Jus for Poultry   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients 3 lb. turkey (or chicken) ½ cup grape seed oil 6 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 2 onions, roughly chopped 4 stalks celery, roughly chopped 3 carrots, roughly chopped 18 apples, roughly chopped 2 bunches… Read More

Fettuccine with Shrimp and Peppers

Fettuccine with Shrimp and Peppers   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Serves: 4 servings (scale up in direct proportion) Ingredients ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup each red, green and yellow bell peppers cut into ¼-inch strips 8 ounces fettuccine pasta 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 pound medium shrimp (31-35) shelled, deveined and… Read More

Creamy Risotto with Prosciutto and Asparagus

Creamy Risotto with Prosciutto and Asparagus   Print Author: Pizza Today Recipe type: entrees Ingredients ¼ cup fresh chopped garlic 4 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons olive oil 5 cups chicken stock 2 cups Arborio rice Salt and Pepper ¾ cup Parmesan cheese + ¼ cup for garnish ½ pound asparagus 1 pound prosciutto ½ cup… 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.