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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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Focaccia Bread, Homemade Italian Soft Bread
Recipe# 42080
14 Dec 18

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Focaccia Bread is a soft Italian bread that is sure to elevate the standard of any meal it is served with. This famous bread can be used to make sandwiches, toast or bread-based starters. Loaded with herbs and black olives, the Focaccia Bread is bursting wit ....
Avocado and Coconut Crostini
Recipe# 41519
27 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Crositinis as perfect to serve as starters at parties. They set a very upbeat mood right at the beginning, with their attractive appearance and irresistible taste. Olive oil brushed slices of grilled or toasted bread are topped with yummy ingredients, ranging from cheese and herbs to sauces and ....
Creamy Lemon Tarts, Eggless
Recipe# 131
22 Sep 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Add a dose of fun to your day with these Creamy Lemon Tarts. The apt combination of paneer and curds gives the filling an incredibly creamy mouth-feel, while a dash of lemon juice and lemon rind gives it an unbeatably peppy taste. Two more twists that make the Creamy Lemon Tart a treat par com ....
Baked Kidney Beans with Alfredo Sauce
Recipe# 31082
21 Apr 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A chunky, cheesy delight that is sure to bowl you over! Baked Kidney Beans with Alfredo Sauce features tortillas packed with a fabulously peppy stuffing of kidney beans, chunky veggies and sauces, and laced with creamy Alfredo Sauce. Alfredo Sauce seems similar to continental white sauce, but ....
Lettuce, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Basil Dressing
Recipe# 4643
04 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Vitamin C rich veggies like lettuce, capsicum,tomatoes and cucumber tossed together with an Italian basil dressing. But dress this salad just before serving to prevent the loss of vitamin C due to exposure of air.
Whole Wheat Pasta in Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 1404
23 Nov 15

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by Tarla Dalal
Whole wheat pasta, savour this healthy Italian delicacy, which is also a rich source of protein and fibre! The Italian diet which is known for its high-calorie pasta preparations and its cheesy sauces has been converted into this "96 calorie (per serving), high fibre version". As the name suggests, ....
Homemade Soft French Bread
Recipe# 827
23 May 18

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Bread making is no rocket science! It just needs a bit of practice, in handling the yeast and the dough. The temperature of water is the most important factor for activating the yeast properly. If it is too cold, the yeast will not start working, and if it is too hot, the yeast cells will die down a ....
Basic Pomodoro Sauce, Italian Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 32418
21 Oct 16

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Basic Pomodoro Sauce is a quick and easy Italian sauce, which gives your pasta creations a rich and spicy taste, derived from ingredients like tomatoes, onions, garlic, spices and herbs. Tomatoes give this sauce a tangy flavour, while cream gives it a luscio ....
Quick Tomato Pizzas
Recipe# 6197
05 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
Whip up some thick, fresh tomato pizza sauce and spoon them on to the pizza base. Top up with capsicum, onions and lots of cheese and bake until the cheese is all molten and hot! bite into a slice of this pizza and enjoy!
Cheesy Rice Tartlet
Recipe# 39577
20 Sep 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crispy bread tartlets are topped with a creamy mixture of soft rice, gooey cheese, and crunchy and colourful veggies flavoured with garlic and chilli flakes. The Cheesy Rice Tartlet features myriad textures and flavours dominated by that of cheese. A generous portion of rice in the filling not only ....
Pesto Sauce ( Pizzas and Pastas Recipe)
Recipe# 1812
11 Jan 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Exotic to the core, this recipe combines large quantities of fresh basil and nuts with a dash of olive oil and garlic, resulting in a Pesto Sauce that has an intense flavour and rich texture.
Double Layered Cheese Veggie Crunch Pizza
Recipe# 38874
11 Jan 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
Anybody game for a double-decker pizza? If you love such sandwiches, you will love this pizza even more. Two pizza bases, sandwiched with pizza sauce and cheese, are then coated with a crunchy and flavourful veggie topping, which features sun-dried tomatoes for tang and mixed herbs for flavour. Due ....
Creamy Herb Pasta, Veg Calcium Rich Recipe
Recipe# 4824
14 Jun 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The very same irresistible taste, the same luscious mouth-feel and the same unabated excitement of feasting on pasta, albeit with an excitingly healthy twist! Here, we have made delicious Creamy Herb Pasta with whole wheat pasta, thickened with whole wheat flour and boosted with calcium-rich pan ....
Cutlets in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti
Recipe# 2202
11 Jan 15

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 by Tarla Dalal
The combination of cutlets and spaghetti makes this starter quite sumptuous, while the tomato sauce provides all the flavours you need to by-pass a separate accompaniment. Overall, the Cutlets in Tomato Sauce with Spaghetti is a winner when it comes to preparing a tasty yet different starter, which ....
Pesto Penne
Recipe# 8638
16 Dec 08

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 by Tarla Dalal
A traditional Italian sauce, Pesto features a rare combination of walnuts or pine nuts with basil leaves and olive oil. While some versions use garlic, the Jain version is much tastier. In this mouth-watering recipe of Pesto Penne, we combine this delectable sauce with perfectly cooked penne, a bask ....
Roasted Bell Pepper and Cheese Pizza
Recipe# 38869
11 Jan 15

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The Roasted Bell Pepper and Cheese Pizza is truly a celebration of lively colours and flavours. With visually-appealing yellow, red and green capsicums, this pizza is best for a joyous party as it will surely reflect the intended mood. You might be intrigued by the fact that a combination of just ca ....
Roasted Bell Pepper and Feta Cheese Panini
Recipe# 41640
01 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Bell peppers, when brushed with oil and roasted with the peel on, imbibe an amazing aroma and flavour, which add value to any dish that it is used in! Here, we have employed the magic of roasted bell pepper to add josh to a lovely, cheesy Panini. Panini is a type of
Baked Eggplants Topped with Curds
Recipe# 41523
28 Feb 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Baked Eggplants Topped with Curds is a simple recipe with common ingredients, but works as a great appetizer! The brinjals are baked twice – first salted, and again with a coating of olive oil, ginger, garlic and other tongue-tickling ingredients. The interesting thing is that after all this ....
Sundried Tomatoes and Basil Pesto
Recipe# 41878
22 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a kind of spread or dip made with walnuts as the base. It is normally perked up with garlic, olive oil, etc. In this exciting variant, we have made a pesto that imbibes the tang of sundried tomatoes and the herby magic of basil. The nutty, tangy, herby taste of this Sundried Tomatoes an ....
Mug Pizza, Quick Microwave Veg Mug Pizza
Recipe# 41886
05 Sep 18

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 by Tarla Dalal
You’ve heard of mug noodles, mug soups and even mug cakes, but how about a Mug Pizza? Truly a treat for the adventurous, every gooey, saucy bite of this Mug Pizza is a delight to savour. Although this is made quite easily by cooking a quick-fix pizza dough in a mug, the pizza sauce, herbs and se ....
Layered Burrata Cheese and Tomatoes
Recipe# 41775
18 May 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Burrata is a special type of cheese made with mozzarella and cream. This unusual Italian cheese has a soft texture and fresh flavour, which combines beautifully with breads as well as veggies. In this innovative starter, tomato slices are layered with burrat ....
Bean and Capsicum Pizza
Recipe# 38983
11 Jan 15

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by Tarla Dalal
A scrumptious pizza with crunchy capsicum and juicy jalapenos, a spicy bean topping and loads of cheese. The pungent and aromatic mixture of kidney beans, tomatoes, onions, chillies and desi spice powders like cumin and coriander makes all the difference to the bean and capsicum pizza.
Tortellini, How To Make Homemade Tortellini, Basic Tortellini Recipe
Recipe# 41877
23 Jun 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Tortellini is an amazing ring-shaped pasta that is sure to attract everyone with its interesting appearance. Since the shape is not very complex, it is also ideal to make at home. This is a typical, basic Tortellini recipe, where the pasta is boiled with a stuffing of cheese, herbs and seasoning ....
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