Tastes of Italy: 10 Hearty Nutrisystem Italian Meals

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Rotini and Meatballs

There’s nothing quite like a good Italian meal when it comes to satisfying a craving for comfort food. Italian meals are known for being rich, flavorful and indulgent. Unfortunately, all of those characteristics also generally means they are packed with fat and calories.

However, we firmly believe that eating healthy shouldn’t have to mean giving up flavor and indulgence which is why we’ve created healthier versions of some of the most desired Italian meals out there. From rich pastas to savory chicken dishes, we have diet-friendly Italian meals that will allow you to get your fill of Italian food without having a negative impact on your waistline.

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Here are 10 Italian meals you’ve got to try:

1. Chicken Parmesan >

Chicken Parmesan

Few dishes are more “classic Italian” than chicken parm. While this comfort food is typically too packed with fat and calories to ever be considered healthy, our version is designed to fit into your weight loss plan. At only 270 calories, it’s a diet-friendly dish that will still satisfy your cravings for a savory Italian meal. It also packs in six grams of fiber and 17 grams of protein to help fill you up. Click here to stock up! >

2. Ravioli Formaggio > 

Ravioli Formaggio

A decadent dish like ravioli that won’t derail your diet sounds too good to be true. But with our Ravioli Formaggio, you can have tender raviolis stuffed generously with a blend of creamy Romano and ricotta cheeses—all smothered in a delicious tomato sauce—and still stay on track. This meal is a high-protein (14 grams to be exact), 270-calories option that you can enjoy with zero guilt. Click here to stock up! >

3. Italian-Style Sausage And Peppers >

Italian-Style Sausage And Peppers

Featuring tender chicken sausage, onions and tri-color peppers—and served in a zesty tomato sauce—this hearty Italian dish is full of flavor. It’s surprisingly full of protein, too. With 21 grams of protein, you’ll power up on energy without packing in tons of unnecessary calories (this dish only has 210 calories!). It’s a meal you can feel good about eating. Click here to stock up! >

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4. Four Cheese Manicotti >

Four Cheese Manicotti

Yet another decadent pasta dish that you can enjoy without any guilt. Our Four Cheese Manicotti shells are filled with ricotta, Parmesan and Romano cheeses and topped with a tangy tomato and red bell pepper sauce, then finished off with some flavor-filled mozzarella. It’s so yummy you’ll hardly believe it’s only 250 calories and high in protein (14 grams). This is one of our favorite Italian meals! Click here to stock up! >

5. Vegetarian Lasagna >

Vegetarian Lasagna

The classic Italian lasagna gets a plant-based makeover! This vegetarian meal combines thick noodles with a medley of corn, peas, pinto beans, spinach, carrots and onions. It’s only 220 calories while also serving up 10 grams of protein and three grams of fiber. It will fill you up while also satisfying your cravings for comfort food. Click here to stock up! >

6. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo >

Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

Typical Alfredo sauce—generally made with full-fat cream and oil—is absolutely loaded with fat and calories. In fact, it’s been called “worse than fast food.” However, in our version, we’ve taken that rich flavor and created a diet-friendly version that has only 220 calories and 3.5 grams of fat—but also packs in 18 whole grams of protein! It’s a win all around for those who are looking to lose weight while still indulging in classic comfort food. Click here to stock up! >

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7. Italian Sausage and Turkey Pepperoni Pizza >

Italian Sausage and Turkey Pepperoni Pizza

Pizza is an all-time favorite and with our version, you can stick to your healthy eating regimen while still indulging in its ooey, gooey goodness. If meat lovers is your favorite pizza pick, this pizza will become your go-to choice. It has both spicy sausage and pepperoni on a thick crust topped with marinara sauce and plenty of mozzarella cheese. Plus, with 15 grams of protein and four grams of fiber, you’ll fill up easily. Click here to stock up! >

8. White Chicken and Bacon Ranch Pizza >

Chicken and Bacon Ranch Pizza

The unique flavor combination of real bacon and white meat chicken mixed with creamy ranch dressing makes this a favorite for many. It even features some spinach and fire-roasted tomatoes for even more flavor and goodness. With three grams of fiber and 18 grams of protein, it will also help you feel full and satisfied after enjoying it. Click here to stock up! >

9. Margherita Pizza >

frozen Margherita Pizza

This classic Italian pizza will give you the flavors of Italy that you crave without setting your diet off track. This version features a crispy whole grain crust loaded with rich tomato sauce, delicious mozzarella, fire-roasted tomatoes and fresh basil. It’s also got enough protein (22 grams) to leave you feeling full and satisfied. Click here to stock up! >

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10. Rotini and Meatballs > 

Rotini and Meatballs

This protein-packed pasta dinner features a delicious trio of rotini pasta, hearty meatballs and a flavorful tomato sauce. A pinch of parmesan cheese completes this meal that has 220 calories and 15 grams of protein. It’s a diet-friendly choice for those looking to indulge. Click here to stock up! >