Wondering what to cook for your next family dinner? Olivieri® is happy to share this wonderful batch of family friendly recipes crafted from the finest Italian-inspired ingredients. With these dishes, you’ll have no problem putting smiles on every face around the table.

Journey with us through these Pasta Recipes for a Perfect Family Dinner. We’ll show you how different types of pasta can brighten up your mealtime with vibrant colours and rich flavours. These meals are not only delicious, but also easy to make, ranging from pasta salad recipes to those with chicken, seafood, Alfredo sauce, and meatballs. Get ready for recipe inspiration!

Pasta Salad for a Family Friendly Dinner or Lunch

Pasta salad recipes can be a lifesaver! Not only do they allow you to bring some nutritious ingredients to the meal, but they’re also easy to make and just as simple to keep stored and refrigerated then consumed long after the time of cooking. Let’s take a look at some of the best pasta salad recipes.

This Fresh Sacchettini Salad combines black olives with red and yellow peppers, carrots, chicken, and bacon-filled pasta, with a highly satisfying final touch of Olivieri® Basil & Cheese Pesto sauce.

Rainbow Tortellini Salad

Similarly, Rainbow Tortellini Salad is bound to impress. This pasta salad recipe fuses rainbow-coloured tortellini pasta and its three-cheese filler with cucumber, cherry tomatoes, onion, carrot, and the same pesto variety as the previous recipe.

One of the great things about pasta salad recipes is that you can easily change the ingredients to suit the preferences of those around the table and still have a great-tasting dish ready to serve. Take this Confetti Pasta Salad, for example, with its vast batch of ingredients. If you want to adapt it, you can!

Looking for something else? There are plenty more pasta salad recipes in our kitchen.

Chicken Pasta

Those who love Italian food but also a comforting chicken dish will love these chicken pasta recipes that combine the two. By preparing Chicken Pesto Tortellini with Cherry Tomatoes, you enjoy the flavours of cheese, asparagus, sliced chicken breast, tomatoes, and delicious pesto sauce.

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken and Kale

For something hearty, creamy, comforting, and simply irresistible, you cannot go wrong with this Butternut Squash Ravioli with Chicken and Kale. This dish has it all, from tasty and nutritious herbs and veggies to rich flavours and tantalizing sauce. 

Wondering where mushrooms come into the meal? Right here in this Cheese Tortellini with Chicken and Mushrooms. It wouldn’t be right to talk about chicken pasta recipe combos without including mushrooms somewhere along the way. As pasta lovers can attest, they make a great taste and texture enhancer. 

Seafood Pasta

Mediterranean cuisine wouldn’t be what it is without seafood. After all, the Mediterranean is a sea, meaning that seafood is a popular staple in the various cuisines throughout the region. 

For a shrimp, veggie, and pasta combo, this Tortellini with Asparagus Shrimp will dazzle the taste buds of those around the table. To add to its main ingredients, the dish also includes leak, red pepper flakes, lemon juice, and Olivieri® Creamy Rosé Sauce.

Quick Garlic Shrimp with Skillet Gnocchi

Shrimp also pair deliciously well with gnocchi in dishes like this Quick Garlic Shrimp with Skillet Gnocchi. The pillowy, chewy, and soft texture of the gnocchi soaks up the flavours of shrimp when cooked together in the pan and tastes delightful when consumed as one.

Gnocchi and seafood combos go beyond shrimp as this next dish demonstrates. Baked Salmon and Skillet Gnocchi not only tastes great but also has an elegant appearance. What’s more, the recipe contains a variety of flavour enhancers that you can find on the ingredients list.

Alfredo Pasta

When it comes to sauce, Alfredo is one of the finest gems in Italian cuisine. It’s most well-known for bringing its creamy and herbaceous flavour to the famous Alfredo fettuccine dish, which is similar to our Linguine Italiano recipe. Yet it also works wonders in distinct stuffed pasta dishes such as this Chicken and Prosciutto Cannelloni with Mushroom Alfredo Sauce

Linguine Italiano

Curious to learn more, see our guide to Alfredo sauce and you’ll soon be an expert!

Meatball Pasta

As meatballs are such a family favourite, loved by the little ones and adults alike, it’s only right that we reveal some of our finest meatball meals. If you’re a fan of meatballs and spaghetti, you’ll easily fall in love with Angel Hair and Meatballs with Tomato Basil Sauce

Likewise, lasagna lovers can satisfy their cravings and try something different at the same time by opting for this Skillet Gnocchi Meatball Lasagna Extravaganza. Hearty, tasty, and mouthwateringly good!

For more pasta and gnocchi delights, check out our kitchen.