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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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Tomato and Red Wine Sauce ( Italian Cook Book)
Recipe# 30824
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A taste enhancer which can be made in advance and can be stored in refrigerator for later use. This versatile sauce blends well with pastas, salads etc.
Pesto Minestrone
Recipe# 3267
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Minestrone is probably known worldwide. Every region and every cook in italy has their own version and personal view about minestrone. The word grew out of "minestra" which means a broth, and the one thing all minestrones tend to have in common is that they are hearty vegetable soups. The single ing ....
Wholesome Deep Dish Pizza
Recipe# 3282
16 May 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Thick crusty pizza bread topped with a delicious mix of vegetable textures, surprising flavours and colourful appearance. This pizza is baked in a deep pie dish or a deep dish. Experiment with your own topping ideas and combinations.
Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Spinach Dumplings in Pumpkin Sauce
Recipe# 5592
23 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The steamed spinach dumplings are usually served in a rich cheese sauce, almond sauce or butter sauce. For a healthy combination, this has been substituted with a low cal, yet creamy pumpkin sauce. Make sure to add all the dumplings and the sauce to the whole wheat spaghetti just before serving.
Vegetables and Spaghetti in Cheesy White Sauce
Recipe# 677
20 Aug 10

 
 by Tarla Dalal
It is difficult to find a recipe that will please everybody. This novel recipe of vegetable and cheese layers with a splattering of spaghetti in between is sure to satisfy a connoisseur’s inner urge while also appeasing a kid’s quest for fun. It would be a good choice for a potluck or children’s ....
Bruschettas with Tomato and Basil
Recipe# 22288
09 Jan 16

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This Italian favourite is a great any-time snack. Basil and tomatoes add subtle flavour and texture to this easy-to-make snack that tots up just 38 calories per piece! Have a couple of pieces to satisfy mid-morning or mid-evening hunger pangs.
Butter Bean and Vegetable Soup
Recipe# 3271
16 May 14

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by Tarla Dalal
White butter beans called cannelini (in florence) are the traditional base for soups. These beans are cooked and used to quickly assemble flavourful and wholesome soups. You can choose any combination of vegetables. This is a soup with the look of summer and is delightful when had with a loaf of gar ....
Baked Apple Cottage Cheese Pie
Recipe# 5595
23 Aug 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
One of my favourite desserts which tastes delicious when it is served warm. Made just with low-fat paneer and fruits, you can occasionally enjoy a serving of this dessert after your meal. However, do remember to include these calories as part of your diet.
Pasta Salad with Basil Vinaigrette
Recipe# 3274
16 May 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Sun-dried tomatoes and olives enhance this delicious pasta salad with basil vinaigrette is a perfect recipe to eat chilled with a Soup or Garlic Bread. Elaborations of a pasta salad are many; you may add sl ....
Italian Herb Soup ( Pressure Cooker )
Recipe# 33339
16 Feb 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Italian herb soup, a refreshing soup to soothe your tired body. You can make this recipe and while it cooks in the humble pressure cooker, take time off to relax. Quickly release the pressure (open the lid) to avoid over cooking.
Tomato and Basil Bruschetta
Recipe# 3256
16 May 14

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by Tarla Dalal
Crostini, a classic combination of bread, olive oil and garlic which has been enjoyed for hundreds of years, is also called "bruschetta" around rome. Although unique to italy, similar toasts are eaten in greece, france and in particular spain. Good bruschetta relies on the quality of the olive oil a ....
Roman Style Pumpkin Soup
Recipe# 3272
16 May 14

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
A version of the classic Roman soup. Pumpkins and leeks are puréed together to get a creamy, velvety soup. A dash of fresh mint adds that necessary flavour. Pumpkins are usually large vegetables. To make things a little easier, ask your greengrocer to cut a chunk off for you. The addition of potat ....
Spicy Cheese and Herb Potato Wedges
Recipe# 3258
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Potatoes are most commonly eaten in the northern part of Italy. Fried, mashed, sautéed or steamed. They are cooked in innumerable ways and flavoured with many different flavourings like thyme, oregano, garlic, onions, olive oil, tomatoes. The addition of potatoes to any dish makes it a substantial ....
Pesto Pizza Sandwich
Recipe# 3280
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This fun sandwich uses italian bread (a herb flavoured bread) topped with a zesty salad bound with a pesto flavoured mayonnaise dressing. If you are making pesto by hand, it is best to use a mortar and pestle. But you can make larger quantities in a blender and refrigerate it for upto a week. Chill ....
Risotto Fiorentina
Recipe# 3311
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
In Italy, the term "alla fiorentina" is used for dishes that are typically connected to the city of Florence. Florentine is a style of cooking pasta, rice and vegetables in which spinach is essentially used. Risotto fiorentina is a classic preparation of cheesy creamy Italian rice cooked in stock ....
Tomato , Basil and Feta Cheese Sandwich
Recipe# 38024
11 Jan 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pack this exotic Tomato, Basil and Feta Cheese Sandwich for lunch or enjoy as a filling snack anytime. This sandwich appears very exotic because of the interesting combination of ingredients in the stuffing. Feta cheese, popularly u ....
Fettuccine in Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 1759
21 Feb 12

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
The oregano-flavoured tomato sauce is the highlight of fettuccine with tomato sauce, not to forget the thoughtful combination of broccoli and baby corn. Take care not to over-cook the broccoli to ensure it is crisp and colourful.
Carrot Pinwheel Sandwich
Recipe# 37935
11 Jan 11

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Carrot Pinwheel Sandwich, simple slices of bread transform into colourful pinwheels in this recipe. While we have used carrot butter for the Pin Wheel Sandwich, you can also use green chutney, flavoured mayonnaise or even jam for the filling. When served at parties these colourful and tasty ....
Garden Fresh Salad
Recipe# 6500
07 Jul 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Fresh, crisp lettuce, boiled channa, paneer cubes, tomatoes, boiled penne pasta, olives, and spring onions make a vibrant-looking garden fresh salad. The olive oil infused with garlic, fresh basil, and chili is tossed in with the salad for a lovely treat! 
Olive and Tomato Pasta Or How To Make Olive and Tomato Pasta Recipe
Recipe# 8639
16 Dec 08

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 by Tarla Dalal
An intense tomato sauce, perked up with capsicum, spices and herbs plays host to perfectly cooked farfalle, which makes the ensemble look very attractive indeed. Dotted with black olives and seasoned with red chilli flakes, the Olive and Tomato Pasta becomes all the more tempting when garnished with ....
Basil and Tomato Pasta ( Italian Recipe)
Recipe# 3300
16 May 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pasta is always served with a sauce in southern Italy and the sauce invariably includes tomatoes, onions and garlic amongst its ingredients. Basil and tomato sauce is arguably one of the best known pasta sauces of Italy. Any kind of pasta is accompanied with this famous basil and red tomato sauce. Y ....
Peppy Penne
Recipe# 1887
12 Aug 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Peppy penne is as quick and tasty as a quick-fix really can be! watch how smart use of pasta and a soup mix creates a wonderful treat that no child can resist. The addition of a little milk and cheese to the soup imparts a rich and creamy texture to it, making it an apt host to perfectly cooked past ....
Classic Italian Pesto
Recipe# 1846
11 Jan 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
An italian kitchen is incomplete without a jar of pesto. A lip-smacking combination of basil, cheese and nuts, pesto serves as a tasteful dressing for many a preparation, from pastas and salads to even stuffed bread rolls. Although commonly available at stores these days, classic italian pesto made ....
Zuccoto
Recipe# 3319
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
This is a special dessert from Florence. The shape of the dessert is said to resemble the dome of Florence's famous church, the Duomo. Rum soaked sponge cake strips lined a glass bowl, sandwiched with an awfully rich chocolate cream and filled a lemon and fruit flavoured ice-cream. Deep frozen ....
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