25 Easy, simple healthy Italian recipes for people at all ages!

Maybe when mentioning the Italian cuisine, everyone – even though those have or have not visited this place – often think of the famous pizza and spaghetti. Indeed, behind these two dishes, Italian cuisine is a pretty thick book that people can spend much time on reading.

Easy Healthy Italian Recipes – Best Recipes Ever:

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Being considered as a great cuisine, Italian cuisine is a precious treasure of materials not only in the art of European cuisine but also the art of the world’s culinary. For the ease visualization of this very large cuisine, Italian cuisine is divided into different regions like Southern Italian cuisine, Northern Italian cuisine, Central Italian cuisine, and Sicily cuisine.

For further clarity, people also divide Italian cuisine into smaller dining areas, such as Friuli Venezia Giulia cuisine, Veneto cuisine, Trentino South Tyrol cuisine, Lombardy cuisine, Valle d ‘Aosta cuisine, Piedmont cuisine, Liguria cuisine, Emilia Romagna cuisine, culinary Tuscany, Umbria cuisine, Marche cuisine, Lazio cuisine, Abruzzo and Molise cuisine, Campania cuisine, Apulia cuisine, Basilicata cuisine, Calabria cuisine, Sicily cuisine, and Sardinian cuisine. The regional Italian cuisines have their own characteristics, based on natural materials that each region has. The Italian emphasizes on natural flavors, pure simplicity of the dish, and the art of processing (simple processing). This is considered as a mutual rule. In this article, I would like to show readers the simple healthy Italian recipes that are very simple to make right at home with easy to find ingredients.

1. World’s Best Lasagna:

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The first one of the simple healthy Italian recipes I would like to introduce to readers in this article is the dish with a very special and top-level name – the World’s best Lasagna! It takes a little work, but it is worth it. This dish contains quite many materials, but after you taste the dish, you will never regret!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 16 oz.s ricotta cheese
  • 12 lasagna noodles
  • 4 tbsps chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried basil leaves
  • 2 tbsps white sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 (6.5 oz.) canned tomato sauce
  • 2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
  • 1 (28 oz.) can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 3/4 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 pound sweet Italian sausage

2. Chicken Marsala:

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Chicken marsala is a tasty, classic chicken dish which contains lightly coated chicken breast braised with mushrooms and Marsala wine. This dish is also very good for digestion, and it is an easy and ideal dish for every purpose, and it is also very good for pregnant women.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 4 tbsps olive oil
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • 4 (pounded 1/4 inch thick) boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating

3. Jay’s Signature Pizza Crust:

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This recipe yields a crust that is slightly crusty on the outside and doughy and soft on the inside. Cover it with the sauce and topping you love to make a tasty pizza. However, this dish is a bad food to eat before bed. This is also one of the easy healthy Italian recipes people should try!

Ingredients:

  • 3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast

4. Eggplant Parmesan II:

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This is a no fry variation of this popular dish, and is just as tasty! In fact, eggplant parmesan It is one of the easy healthy Italian recipes you should try in the comfort of your own home to surprise your friends and family. The taste of this dish is actually super great!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • Divide 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (16 oz.) shredded and divided package mozzarella cheese
  • 6 cups spaghetti sauce, divided
  • 4 cups Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 eggplant, peeled and thinly sliced

5. Italian Spaghetti Sauce With Meatballs:

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This recipe is the classic recipe of Italian spaghetti sauce. People can serve this dish with hot rice, spaghetti noodle, or even alone. The taste of this sauce is very fresh and delicious! It also contains not too many calories so that people who are concerning about their extra weight do not need to worry. This is also one of the easy healthy Italian recipes people should not miss!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 (28 oz.) cans whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1 pound lean ground beef

6. Double Tomato Bruschetta:

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This is a tasty and simple to make appetizer. Dried basil can be substituted but it is best for you to use fresh basil to cook this special dish. The balsamic vinegar gives it a little bite. Do not feel too worried because the ingredients needed for this dish are available in any food store and supermarket as everyone can have them in hand with ease. Start making this dish at home and enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 French baguette
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, stems removed
  • 2 tbsps balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, packed in oil
  • 6 roma (plum) tomatoes, chopped

7. Bow Ties With Sausage, Tomatoes And Cream:

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An Italian friend gave me this recipe a few years back, and my family cannot seem to get enough of it. It sounds a little bit “strange” with cream in it, but that just aims to increase the texture and flavor. This is a very simple to make dish and also one of the simple healthy Italian recipes people should try! This dish is good for people who want to gain weight.

Ingredients:     

  • 3 tbsps minced fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • Drain and coarsely chop 1 (28 oz.) can Italian-style plum tomatoes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • casings removed and crumbled 1 pound sweet Italian sausage
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 1 (12 oz.) package bow tie pasta

8. Pizza Dough I:

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Pizza dough I is a quick recipe that merely involves mixing some basic materials and patting the dough into the pan. You will actually not need to wait for the dough to rise with this approach. Such a wonderful recipe! This dish can be served as a delicious snack.

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • 1 (.25 oz.) package active dry yeast
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

9. Italian Sausage Soup:

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This is actually a hearty dish for cold winter days. Imagine that in the cold weather, you will around the dining table, and eat this hot, delicious soup together with your beloved family…This scene is really wonderful and warm, and your taste will be explosively stimulated!

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Rinse and torn 2 cups spinach – packed
  • 2 small zucchini, cubed
  • Undrain 1 (14.5 oz.) can great Northern beans
  • 1 cup sliced carrots
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 2 (14 oz.) cans beef broth
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound Italian sausage

10. Garlic Cheddar Chicken:

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Cheddar bread crumbs served with chicken breasts dipped in garlic butter – you will never see any leftovers because this dish is actually irresistible. Believe me and try making it at home!

Ingredients:

  • Thinly pound 8 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup butter

11. Italian Lasagna:

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Making this classic dish a day ahead and refrigerating over one night will allow the spices to meld, giving it exceptional and unforgettable flavor. Italian lasagna is a classic Italian dish which has been existed for long!

Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsps grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tbsps dried parsley
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 pint part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 12 dry lasagna noodles
  • 2 (6 oz.) cans tomato paste
  • 1 (29 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 2 tbsps brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

12. Exquisite Pizza Sauce:

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Exquisite pizza sauce is very delicious and flavorful.  It is worth adding in the several ingredients. In fact, you will need to prepare a lot of material (a list which is long and can make you a little bit confused). However, after all, once you taste this dish – the final result of your time and efforts – you will never regret!

Ingredients:

  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste(optional)
  • 2 tbsps honey
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tbsps grated Parmesan cheese
  • 6 fluid oz.s warm water (110 degrees F/45 degrees C)
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste

13. Slow Cooker Italian Beef For Sandwiches:

Slow Cooker Italian Beef For Sandwiches

This dish will be wonderful if it is served on crusty rolls with hot peppers or roasted sweet. In fact, this slow cooker Italian recipe is perfect for people who just have started with cooking and did not have any experience. This dish is also very healthy and good for brain.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (5 pound) rump roast
  • 1 (.7 oz.) package dry Italian-style salad dressing mix
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups water

14. Gourmet Mushroom Risotto:

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This authentic Italian-style dish is cooked in the painful and slow way, but it is actually worthy. Check the rice by biting into it. Complements grilled meats and chicken dishes very well. It should be slightly al dente (or not be hard in the center but resist slightly to the tooth). This dish is actually difficult to make, but for Italian food lovers, nothing is impossible!

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 tbsps butter
  • 3 tbsps finely chopped chives
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • Thinly slice 1 pound white mushrooms
  • Thinly slice 1 pound portobello mushrooms
  • 3 tbsps olive oil, divided
  • 6 cups chicken broth, divided

15. Jamie’s Minestrone:

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People usually make this soup after becoming sick of the excessive salt and lack of vegetables in canned minestrone. This dish is perfect to be served with hearty bread, nice Merlot, and a romaine salad. Try this recipe as a gift for your family members tonight!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsps grated Parmesan cheese for topping
  • 1/2 cup seashell pasta
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsps chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 3 zucchinis, quartered and sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach, rinsed
  • 1 (15 oz.) can green beans
  • 1 cup canned kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 cup red wine (optional)
  • 4 cups tomato sauce
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 5 carrots, sliced
  • 2 cups chopped celery
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 3 tbsps olive oil

16. Chicken Milano:

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This is a delicious chicken and pasta dish with fresh basil, sun-dried tomatoes, and garlic. Instead of the tomatoes packed in olive oil, you can use the dry packaged sun-dried tomatoes. The sauce can be covered, kept, for 1 day in the fridge; then heat again over low heat. Serve it with crusty bread if you want.

Ingredients:

  • 8 oz.s dry fettuccini pasta
  • 2 tbsps chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tbsps vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth, divided
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp butter

17. Super – Delicious Zuppa Toscana:

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This soup is irresistible! This is a super healthy and delicious recipe. You just need the proper amount of spices to make you take a cold drink but definitely keep coming back for more!

Ingredients: 

  • tough stems remove 1/4 bunch fresh spinach
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 6 potato, thinly sliced
  • 5 (13.75 oz.) cans chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound bulk mild Italian sausage

18. White Cheese Chicken Lasagna:

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This is also one of the easy healthy Italian recipes that contain chicken and spinach. This lasagna also comes with a creamy white cheese sauce (high in calcium), making the dish very good for bone and joint. Your children will be also stick with this dish every weekend and beg you for more!

Ingredients:  

  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for topping
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • Thaw and drain 2 (10 oz.) packages frozen chopped spinach
  • 2 cups cubed, cooked chicken meat
  • 2 cups ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • Divide 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Divide 4 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 9 lasagna noodles

19. Italian Sausage Soup With Tortellini:

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This soup embodies every wonder of the Italian cooking materials: tomatoes, garlic, Italian sausage, and red wine. You should serve this dish with salad and hot bread for a delicious and rich-in-energy meal. Use Parmesan cheese to garnish the dish.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsps chopped fresh parsley
  • 8 oz.s fresh tortellini pasta
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced zucchini
  • 1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp packed fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup thinly sliced carrots
  • Peel, seed, and chop 4 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 5 cups beef broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • Casings remove 1 pound sweet Italian sausage

20. Italian Breaded Pork Chops:

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Chopped pork meat is one of the most common materials in Italia which is used to make many dishes. In fact, making this dish is very simple with easy to find ingredients. They are also very good for health and help to improve your skin.

Ingredients:

  • 4 pork chops
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 tbsps dried parsley
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1.5 cups of seasoned Italian bread crumbs
  • 3 tbsps milk
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten

21. Best Marinara Sauce Yet:

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This is a very simple to make red sauce as everyone can make it at their own home. You should serve this dish with your favorite pasta, and I am sure that eve your kids will love this dish so much!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1/3 cup finely diced onion
  • 6 tbsps olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsps chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
  • 2 (14.5 oz.) cans stewed tomatoes

22. Tiramisu Layer Cake:

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This is one of the most attractive and delicious healthy Italian recipes that you will ever find. This cake is wonderful for a gathering or just a special occasion of your family. Using a box cake mix as a base for time saving!

Ingredients:

– Garnish:

  • 1 (1 oz.) square semisweet chocolate
  • 2 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder

– Frosting:

  • 2 tbsps coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 cups heavy cream

– Filling:

  • 2 tbsps coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) containermascarpone cheese

– Cake:

  • 1 tbsp coffee flavored liqueur
  • 1/4 cup coffee
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee powder
  • 1 (18.25 oz.) packagemoist white cake mix

23. Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo:

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This is the favorite dish of many Italian families. It is a cheesy, creamy Alfredo dish which is great when being served with garlic bread and a salad.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 3 roma (plum) tomatoes, diced
  • 8 oz.s shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup half-and-half
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 tbsps minced white onion
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 (8 oz.) package sliced mushrooms
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 pound fettuccini pasta
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced, divided
  • 6 tbsps butter, divided
  • Cut into cubes 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves

24. Artichoke Spinach Lasagna:

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This is a wonderful lasagna made with a mixture of spinach and artichoke which has been cooked with garlic, onions, and vegetable broth. The mixture is topped with crumbled feta, and layered with mozzarella cheese, pasta sauce, lasagna noodles.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (4 oz.) package herb and garlic feta, crumbled
  • 3 cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 1 (28 oz.) jar tomato pasta sauce
  • Thaw, drain and squeez dry 1 (10 oz.) package frozen chopped spinach
  • Drain and chop 1 (14 oz.) can marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can vegetable broth
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 9 uncooked lasagna noodles
  • cooking spray

25. Peppered Shrimp Alfredo:

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This is a tasty shrimp dish in an Alfredo sauce, with red peppers and portobello mushrooms. This is also the last of the easy healthy Italian recipes I would like to show readers in this article.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 (15 oz.) jar Alfredo sauce
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 pound portobello mushrooms, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsps extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 12 oz.s penne pasta

This list covers 26 simple yet delicious and simple healthy Italian recipes. If you think that this list is exactly what you and many other readers of VKool.com are looking for, just feel free to share it widely and leave your comments below to let me see your own opinion.

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