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Cutting Carbs? You Can Still Enjoy These Non-Pasta Italian Dishes!

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As gluten allergies spread and more men and women try to cut excess carbohydrates out of their diets, the search is on for mouth-watering Italian food that doesn’t require too much pasta. If you love Italian food but are craving some lighter menu options, the following dishes will definitely hit the spot.

You Can’t Go Wrong With Chicken

If you have 30 minutes, you have time for grilled chicken risotto. Seasoned zucchini, grilled chicken, tomato, and peas combine with creamy parmesan risotto for a colorful meal that will leave you feeling totally satisfied. Chicken Sorrento is an even easier dish that only takes 15 minutes from stove to table! Just saute boneless, skinless chicken breasts with frozen stir-fry vegetables and creamy Italian dressing. It’s the perfect meal for busy weeknights with your family!

Use Steak For All It’s Worth

Italian steak and pepper with creamy polenta will leave your mouth watering as you wait for dinner to finally finish cooking. This recipe is so simple because it pairs steak with creamy polenta instead of bread. Sauteed onions, peppers, and mushrooms make the ultimate toppings; you won’t even realize you’re not eating a traditional italian steak sub!

Go Vegetarian

If you would rather whip up a vegetarian Italian dish, you can’t go wrong with Italian lentil and vegetable soup. This simple and savory dish blends slow-cooked lentils, a colorful collection of vegetables and irresistible garlic-infused marinara sauce to ensure you feel full without overeating. Lentils still offer plenty of protein, so you won’t miss the meat a bit!  Italian lentil and vegetable soup makes a great leftover meal as well.

Rather than cook yourself, why not let Mamma Says Mangia! spoil you with the best Italian food you’ve ever eaten? With her deli located on US Highway 19 in Clearwater, and our online ecommerce store ready to take online orders, Mamma is dedicated to offering her amazing Italian dishes to the entire community. She even caters, so call (727) 785-7502 to learn more about her menu or place your order now.    

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