Italian Recipes with Seven Ingredients or Less

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I love simple recipes that don’t use a lot of ingredients. Here are 23 Italian dishes that all use less than seven ingredients.

It feels like destiny when I spot a recipe to try and it happens to list ingredients I already have. It’s like we’re meant to be together, that recipe and I.

Today I’m sharing some Italian recipes that use only a few ingredients. This makes it incredibly convenient, especially when you don’t want to run to the store. All of the recipes have less than seven ingredients (not counting salt, pepper and olive oil. You can’t make Italian food without salt pepper and olive oil).

Two of my favorites from my site are:

This recipe for Pasta Carbonara. It uses only five ingredients and it’s very versatile too. You can swap out the Canadian bacon for any other kind of lunch meat or  leftover cooked meat.

Pasta Carbonara with Greek Yogurt: A Delicious, Healthy and Quick Pasta Recipe by cookthestory


And this Chicken Parmesan recipe, it’s one of my favorites. As an added bonus, it’s done in the slow cooker. The trick to making it delicious has to do with how you cook the breadcrumbs. So good. I almost always have the ingredients: Tomato sauce, cheese, chicken and bread crumbs. There’s a bit of cornstarch in there too, to help keep the sauce thick as it cooks.


Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan


I asked a bunch of my blogging friends to share their favorite Italian dinner recipes that use less than seven ingredients. Here’s what they thought I and you would like.

Over 20 Italian Recipes with 7 Ingredients or less


Homemade Pizza Sauce

Homemade Gnocchi

Italian Skillet Chicken

20 Minutes Skillet Spinach Parmesan Chicken

Slow Cooker Italian Beef

Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna

Italian Baguettes

Pasta with Spinach Basil Pesto

Pesto Caprese Gnocchi

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken & Vegetable Ragu

Italian Tortellini Kebabs

Spaghetti Pomodoro


Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Caprese Pesto Pasta

Garlic Alfredo Sauce

5 Ingredient Kale, Sausage, & White Bean Soup

Mussels Marinara

Egg Free Sweet Potato Gnocchi

Italian Roasted Cauliflower

Pizza Soup

I hope you love these easy Italian recipes. Have a great day!


Over 20 Italian Recipes with 7 Ingredients or less


2 Responses to “Italian Recipes with Seven Ingredients or Less”

  1. Villa Romana — October 7, 2018 @ 3:59 pm (#)

    A great idea and a post well written Christine!

  2. Mark Calloway — May 10, 2018 @ 12:54 am (#)

    Thanks for this great article love it. I am going to try this at home or may be order it online couldn’t resist lol

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