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Last Updated : Jan 30,2019



इटैलियन व्यंजन - हिन्दी में पढ़ें (Italian recipes in Hindi)
ઇટાલીયન વ્યંજન - ગુજરાતી માં વાંચો (Italian recipes in Gujarati)

Italian Vegetarian Recipes

Italian Vegetarian Recipes. Italian Food Recipes. Thanks to Pizzas and Pasta, Italian cuisine has become a household affair in India and other parts of the world too. Indeed, Italian cuisine is varied and pleasing, with a heavy influence of herbs, garlic and olive oil. Most dishes are either tomato-based or white sauce base, and seem incomplete without a generous garnish of cheese! Wine too is used in several exquisite Italian creations.

Mac N Cheese, Three - Cheese Mac N Cheese
Mac N Cheese, Three - Cheese Mac N Cheese

Mushroom and Bell Pepper Pizza, Quick Tomato Pizzas, Pizza Margherita, Mac N Cheese and Pasta in Red Sauce are some must-try Italian recipes. You will find there are many other treasures in this section. As you browse through the recipes here, you will be surprised to find that Italian cooking is amazingly simple. There are some fabulous dishes that use just four ingredients! Delve in to discover the magic for yourself.

Italian first-course meal

Kick-start your meal with fresh and warm Italian soup recipes like the Italian Minestra, Baked Beans Soup with Cheese Balls or the Tomato, Cabbage and Bean Soup that employ herbs and tomatoes to achieve an aromatic Italian touch. You can accompany these delights with vibrant and colorful Italian salad recipes like the Primavera Salad or Shell Pasta Salad with Pesto Dressing.

Stock up your refrigerator with bottles of Olive Dressing, Roasted Red Pepper Dressing or Creamy Italian Dressing and toss delicious Italian salad recipes in no time.

Risotto Balls with Pizza SauceRisotto Balls with Pizza Sauce

Italian starters / appetizers surely include a variety of bread. They can simply be fresh bread with herbs and cheese or delicacies like panini, crostini or bruschetta made using French bread or baguette. Check out our section of Italian Starters recipes that contains a wide range of appetizers from Burrata Cheese and Garlic Crostini, Stuffed Potatoes with Spaghetti to Creamy Cheese Dip that can be relished with herbed pizza strips. These soups, salad and starter recipes can be served as the first course of an elaborate Italian meal.

Italian Main Course Recipes

There are so many varieties to choose among Italian main dishes when it comes to pasta - penne, macaroni, lasagne, ravioli, spaghetti, among others - that you can toss in various sauces, herbs, vegetables and enjoy a satiating meal. White sauce, red sauce, Pink sauce which is a combination of both, Pesto are some popular Italian sauces. Apart from these there a number of other Italian pasta recipes:

Fusilli with Red Pepper SauceFusilli with Red Pepper Sauce

1. Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Vegetables in Almond Sauce

2. Fettuccine in Spinach Sauce

3. Tortellini with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto Sauce

Home-made pizzas are also an amazing option for a quick meal. According to your personal preference, you can refer our Italian basic recipe section and learn how to make thick or thin pizza crust. Smear pizza sauce and your favorite topping with a generous amount of cheese & your delicious, cheesy pizza are ready! Here are few of my favorite Italian vegetarian main dish recipes that I am sure you too would enjoy:

Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza with Roasted VegetablesWhole Wheat Pesto Pizza with Roasted Vegetables

1. Cheese Burst Pizza

2. Spring Onion and Olive Thin Crust Pizza

3. Walnut, Apple and Fig Pizza

Italian dessert recipes

Queen Of Puddings, Bread Pudding with MeringueQueen Of Puddings, Bread Pudding with Meringue

End your meal on a sweet note, choose from our wide collection of Italian dessert recipes like tarts, cakes and other recipes & surprise your friends and family. The recipes like Non-Alcoholic Tiramisu, Chocolate Cinnamon Peaches, Strawberry Tart are quick and easy to make and barely require 15-20 minutes to make.

Try Our Other Italian Recipes…
Italian Appetizers Recipes
Italian Basic Recipes
Italian Breads Recipes
Italian Crostini Recipes
Italian Desserts Recipes
Italian Main Dish Recipes
Italian Pizzas Recipes
Italian Rice / Gnocchi Recipes
Italian Salads Recipes
Italian Soups Recipes
Italian Starters Recipes
Italian Veg Pasta Recipes


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Macaroni Cheese ( Microwave Recipes)
Recipe# 4903
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Macaroni, an elbow shaped pasta, has always been a favourite with kids. Macaroni mixed with vegetables and cheese and cooked with white sauce and herbs makes a tasty and wholesome meal that the kids are sure to love.
Shell Pasta Salad with Pesto Dressing
Recipe# 1828
11 Jan 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A delicious salad of cooked shell pasta and soft, succulent paneer cubes dressed in a mixture of walnuts, garlic and basil leaves perked up with lemon juice. Olive oil leaves an indelible mark on this refreshing salad, while walnuts bring in their characteristic saltiness and crunch. You will love t ....
Pasta Primavera Salad with Vegetables
Recipe# 1829
17 Jul 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is technically a salad but practically a meal in its own right! The Pasta Primavera Salad with Vegetables is an easy and quick yet sumptuous preparation of cooked fusilli tossed together with crunchy lettuce, fresh and vibrant veggies and a refreshing curd-based dressing with celery and spring on ....
Spinach and Cottage Cheese Pizza
Recipe# 1644
11 Jan 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Ever imagined introducing spinach into a pizza? Well, here is an exciting Spinach and Cottage Cheese Pizza with a topping of blanched spinach and chunky cottage cheese cubes. With yellow capsicum to complement the colour and flavour of spinach, this pizza becomes a complete winner!
Avocado, Tomato and Mozzarella Pasta Salad
Recipe# 3276
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A stylish summer salad made from ingredients representing the three colours of the italian flag - a sunny cheerful dish! for italians, the time of the year is important in determining which salad will be served. Vegetables, roots, pulses and herbs are always chosen when they are in season and at t ....
Penne with Creamy Celery Almond Sauce
Recipe# 1836
11 Jan 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Penne with creamy celery almond sauce is sure to pamper your taste buds so much that they will never again settle for anything mediocre! a smooth white sauce with celery, cream and cheese, almond slivers for crunch and mustard for added flavour dresses perfectly cooked pasta, making this an unforget ....
Tomatoes Stuffed with Spaghetti
Recipe# 2453
15 May 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
If you believe that red and white is a great combination, and enjoy the mix-and-match of tanginess and mildness, then this gourmet preparation will be a heavenly treat for you. Juicy tomato cups are filled with boiled spaghetti in a soothing white sauce pepped up with crunchy capsicum, and baked ....
Vegetables and Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 2466
11 Jan 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vegetables and Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce is a delight to behold and a treat for the taste buds. The colourful veggies, vibrant tomato sauce and contrasting white sauce come together in a perfect way to delight the diners. This is a simple yet fulfilling preparation of juicy corn, crunchy veggies and ....
Baked Corn in White Sauce
Recipe# 2625
06 Feb 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sweet corn with its crunchy texture and soft interiors is a much-loved food the world over. The versatile corn goes just as well with an indian subzi as with a continental dish. It also blends well with a variety of bases, be it tangy tomato or mellow white sauce. In this creation, boiled corn is ba ....
Almond Cookie Tiramisu
Recipe# 4710
23 Sep 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Here is how you can recreate a popular coffee-flavoured Italian dessert at home within minutes. Made quickly with cookies, instant coffee powder, grated chocolate and cream along with other common ingredients, the almond cookie tiramisu is perfect for those times when you want to serve something exo ....
Stuffed Focaccia
Recipe# 3291
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This Italian flat bread has got its name from the latin word focus, which means "hearth". Italian style ingredients such as roasted peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, olives, fragrant fresh or firm ripe tomatoes will complement this bread dough to perfection. I ha ....
Sundried Tomato Loaf
Recipe# 3290
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Here is a snazzy loaf that is packed with punch! With every bite, you lose yourself in the awesome flavour of sun-dried tomatoes, accentuated by the rich aroma and peppy taste of seasonings and herbs. The Sundried Tomato Loaf is a winner in terms of texture too, as it is super soft and really me ....
Chocolate Ricotta Torte
Recipe# 3323
16 May 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A favourite Italian dessert of a sinfully rich chocolate cake sandwiched with a fruity ricotta filling topped with coffee cream. "ricotta" is a fresh and creamy soft Italian cheese similar to cottage cheese, but with a sweeter flavour, ideal for savouries and de ....
Whole Wheat Pasta Dough, Without Eggs
Recipe# 1848
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
There is a lot you can do with pasta dough – pasta of different shapes, lasagna, and whatever not. And these taste fabulous, many times better than store-bought pasta! Moreover, you can also be sure that the pasta you make is made of whole wheat flour rather than refined flour. Here, we share ....
Chocolate Cinnamon Peaches, Stuffed Canned Peaches with Vanilla Ice-cream
Recipe# 3320
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A mind-blowing Italian dessert of ice-cream served on a based of chocolate-stuffed peaches. The cinnamon-tinged dark chocolat ....
Chocolate Cheese Tart
Recipe# 1935
26 Nov 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
What goes perfectly with a crispy golden pastry base fresh out of the oven? Try a delicious filling of cream cheese, condensed milk, chocolate and dry fruits, and you will fall head over heels in love with it. A sprinkling of nutmeg powder gives this chocolate cheese tart an aroma that fills the ....
Polenta Pizza Base
Recipe# 1809
25 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An innovative base made using the polenta. Polenta is a cornmeal porridge that is the traditional dish of northern italy.
Ratatouille Lasagne (  Pizzas and Pastas)
Recipe# 1831
19 Nov 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Layers of fresh spinach lasagne interlaced with a traditional aubergine ratatouille and creamy white sauce.
Spinach and Corn Quiche
Recipe# 31106
21 Dec 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The pastry base is filled with a cheesy white sauce mixed with blanched spinach and American corn to give an attractive colour and flavour to the dish. Try it once and it is sure to become a hot favourite!
Baked Vegetables in Low Calorie White Sauce
Recipe# 22331
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
High in sodium, cheese is an absolute no-no for those with high blood pressure. An innovative cottage cheese sauce is a healthy substitute for high calorie white sauce in this popular baked dish.
Sundried Tomato Risotto
Recipe# 3310
16 May 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The mention of Milan produces immediate thoughts of the wonderful risotto named after the city. Risottos are best made using a special kind of Italian rice called “arborio” which is cooked with garlic and onions. The trick to prepare a perfect risotto is slow cooking of rice and judicious stirri ....
Chocolate Walnut Tart (the Complete Italian Cookbook)
Recipe# 3317
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A luscious chocolaty dessert! the chocolate walnut tart features a good blend of flavours and textures, with the walnuts balancing the sweetness of condensed milk very well and the jam providing a fruity twist to a chocolate-dominated recipe. Indeed, this is a memorable treat that everyone will love ....
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