OMAHA — Marie Callender’s has introduced a new line of Italian frozen entrées called Pasta al Dente.

The meals were developed from classic Italian recipes and traditions that use fresh Italian herbs and spices and come in six new varieties: Rigatoni Marinara Classico with meatballs and Italian sausage, Tortellini Romano with fresh basil and real Parmesan cheese, Penne Chicken Modesto with chunks of artichoke hearts and Roma tomatoes, Cavatappi Genovese with Chicken and crushed pesto with fresh zucchini, Fettuccini Chicken Balsamico with crimini mushrooms, balsamic vinegar from Modena, and Italy Rigatoni con Pesce with shrimp in lobster cream sauce.

"The introduction of the Marie Callender’s Pasta al Dente line is a welcome addition for consumers," said Rob McCutcheon, vice-president and general manager, Marie Callender’s. "People are amazed when they taste the new Pasta al Dente line because it shatters their expectations of frozen meals by delivering an authentic Italian dining experience with fresh-tasting, vegetables, meats, Italian herbs and pasta, steamed to perfection, at a great value."

The new offerings are available at a suggested retail price of $3.49 for a 10- to 11-ounce serving.