15 Italian Meal Prep Ideas that are Better than Pizza

After a long work week, it's very common for families to order food for delivery. Many families choose to order pizza which is considered Italian. After all, Italian cuisine is the most loved cuisine in the world. But there is much more to Italian cuisine than a pizza. To shine a light on how diverse Italian cuisine can be, we have rounded up 15 of our best Italian dinner meal prep ideas that aren't pizza and are way better. Add a few of these recipes to your meal prep for this week!

Spicy Italian Sausage and Tortellini 

The perfect meal to come home to after a long day. Juicy italian sausage cooked in a creamy delicious sauce with bursts of fire roasted tomatoes and basil.

(Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 22g, Fat: 32g)

Italian Sub Lettuce Wrap 

Nothing beats cold cut meats, provolone cheese with a signature italian twist perfectly situated in between lightly toasted fresh bread. That may be the case, but let's just say this is the hot jacked cousin of the Italian sub family. Just as fun but more wild.

(Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 30g, Fat: 40g)

20 Minute Meatballs

To make life easier here is a way to make delicious meatballs in a jiffy. Have some pasta boiling and canned sauce on the warmer and you've got yourself a fast Italian dinner!

(Carbohydrates: 1g, Protein: 12g, Fat: 3g)

Chicken Parmesan

Tender chicken breast coated in crispy breadcrumbs topped with a yummy red sauce and melted mozzarella. Yes please! 

(Carbohydrates: 32g, Protein: 32g, Fat: 18g)

Instant Pot Paleo Butternut Squash Risotto 

Classic risotto just got better! Adding butternut squash gives a subtle sweetness that makes a major difference.

(Carbohydrates: 55g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 20g)

Sheet Pan Bruschetta Chicken

This savory and tangy recipe is straightforward, simple, and delicious. It'll definitely become a meal prep favorite!

(Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 48g, Fat: 27g)

Easy Lasagna Recipe:


Beef Lasagna

Homemade lasagna is a symbol of love. Make this delicious beef lasagna for your loved ones and it'll bring happiness to your dinner.

(Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 48g, Fat: 26g)

Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs

Put cheese in the center of anything and it'll be a hit! With that being said, you must try this gooey and savory meatball recipe.

(Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 49g, Fat: 25g)

Caprese Chicken

Although this caprese chicken is simple, you'll be impressed by how delightful it is. You’ll impress yourself and others!

(Carbohydrates: 30g, Protein: 41g, Fat: 13g)

Baked Pasta Primavera

Pastas make great meal prep leftovers. You can enjoy a warm bowl of pasta mixed with peas, zucchini, and carrots more than once; as you should.

(Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 27g)

Minestrone Soup

For those cold winters when the warmth of a soup is necessary, this well crafted recipe will be your savior.

(Carbohydrates: 35g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 7g)

Chicken Sausage Pasta

A great pasta salad can easily change up your weekly meal routine and break a boring cycle. 

(Carbohydrates: 49g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 34g)

Mushroom Tetrazzini

Want Italian but you're vegan? There are many Italian options that could be made vegan like this rich creamy mushroom tetrazzini.

(Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 30g)

Zuppa Pomodoro

Zuppa Pomodoro is flavorful and filling. Great for hungry families. 

(Carbohydrates: 67g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 7g)

Pesto Chicken

Pesto Chicken makes for an amazing  meal prep recipe for those who want more protein in their diet but don't want to sacrifice flavor.

(Carbohydrates: 14g, Protein: 33g, Fat: 23g)

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