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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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Basic Pizza Base Without Oven, How To Make Basic Pizza Base Recipe
Recipe# 41876
26 Jun 17

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 by Tarla Dalal
Have you been thinking that you cannot make a pizza at home because you don’t have an oven? Well, you can – and our idea is not as silly as borrowing an oven from somebody. We claim that you can make an amazing Basic Pizza Base without an Oven, using the humble tava and this recipe proves it. Co ....
Creamy Tomato Spaghetti
Recipe# 38974
12 Jan 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Some like it creamy, some like it tangy, some like their spaghetti to feature the best of both worlds! The Creamy Tomato Spaghetti is perfect for all – it has tomatoes in abundance including sun-dried, fresh cherry tomatoes, a good dose of cream and a dash of chilli flakes too.
Grilled Crostini with Cream Cheese Dip
Recipe# 41742
02 May 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crostini is a popular starter of crisped bread served with exciting toppings. Here, we bring to you the ever-popular crostini, with a twist! The French bread is grilled with a touch of olive oil and served with a luscious cream cheese dip. What makes the Grilled Crostini with Cream Cheese Dip ve ....
Baked Spinach Dumplings in Creamy Sauce
Recipe# 845
16 May 12

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Spinach and cottage cheese make these dumplings superb in taste.
Roasted Garlic Crostini
Recipe# 41733
01 May 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Crostini are dainty starters made of crisped bread topped with yummy ingredients. Here, a strongly flavoured mixture of roasted garlic mashed with sea salt is used to give the crostini a succulent mouth-feel and irresistible flavour. Sea salt ha ....
Macaroni Hot Pot
Recipe# 2204
19 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Macroni Hot Pot, a tiffin treat that tops children’s “must have list”, this dish makes a complete healthy meal with toasted bread. Remember to pack extra portions! This baked dish is a tasty one-dish meal, it's an age old popular recipe and is just perfect for a quick dinner, no hassle of making ....
Burrata Cheese and Bellpepper Grilled Sandwich
Recipe# 41689
20 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Burrata is a special type of fresh Italian cheese that combines mozzarella and cream. Burrata means ‘buttered’ in Italian and that kind of hints at what you can expect from this cheese. It has an unusually soft, buttery texture and rich taste, which will satisfy ....
Lemon Curd Tarts with Eggs
Recipe# 2292
19 Apr 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This awesome dessert features dainty tarts topped with a tangy, melt-in-the-mouth filling of lemon and curds. Both lemon juice and rind are used to give the filling a sharp lemony taste and nice mouth-feel. A good dose of butter, whipped cream and eggs are used to give the filling a soft and flu ....
Stuffed Potatoes in White Sauce
Recipe# 39999
11 Feb 15

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
An exquisite preparation of potatoes stuffed with sharply flavoured jalapenos, tangy sun-dried tomatoes and aromatic basil, floated in a creamy white sauce, this creation will raise you from the cadre of a good cook to a gourmet chef in the eyes of your guests! Baking imparts the perfect texture and ....
Dieter's Pizza ( Delicious Diabetic Recipe)
Recipe# 3472
20 Aug 11

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Today, pizzas are easily available at every restaurant and of course with any number of variations. Here's one variation specially created for diabetics to indulge in. . . Once in a while. The pizza base in this recipe is made using whole wheat flour (and not refined flour (maida) which has a high g ....
Spicy Pineapple and Tofu Pizza
Recipe# 41663
07 May 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Enjoy the jazzy flavour of Oriental cuisine in this unique sweet and spicy pizza. This amazing pizza is topped with sweet and juicy pineapples, spruced up with a sprinkling of peppy herbs and spice powders. A tongue-tickling mix of cubed tofu and soy sauce boosts the taste of the pizza and also ....
Ricotta Spinach and Garlic Pizza
Recipe# 41666
09 Apr 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Game to try something exotic? Here is a mind-blowing pizza that will sweep you off your feet. An amazing mix of ricotta cheese, spinach and garlic gives this pizza a range of textures and flavours that really surprises the diner. The crisp garlicky flavour and the sharp taste of sea salt leave y ....
Burrata Cheese and Cherry Tomato Crostini
Recipe# 41671
12 Jan 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Crostini sounds like the name of a famous music composer, but it isn’t! It is a class of Italian appetizers, made of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with butter or olive oil, and topped with varied cheeses, sauces, veggies or even fruits. T ....
Four Cheese Pizza
Recipe# 3283
16 May 14

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 by Tarla Dalal
This homemade Four Cheese Pizza poses stiff competition to popular store-bought variants like ‘cheese burst’ and ‘cheese overload’. This pizza is made from the ground up – we are going to make everything from the dough to the base and the toppings ourselves – and that is what gives it a totally fabu ....
Mushroom Cheese and Spring Onions Panini
Recipe# 41651
03 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
If you think Panini is just another grilled sandwich, try it once and you will realize the difference. A Panini is a special type of Italian grilled sandwich, which is never made with regular sliced bread. Although traditionally breads like baguette, ciabatt ....
Whole Wheat Pesto Pizza with Roasted Vegetables
Recipe# 41641
01 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a world-renowned Italian spread made of walnuts and basil. It is a versatile ingredient, which can be used in many ways – ranging from dip and sauce to salad dressing and pizza topping. This pizza benefits from the pesto, which gives it a luscious mouth-feel and amazingly vibrant taste. ....
Burrata Cheese and Basil Garlic Crostini
Recipe# 41637
01 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
One of Italian cuisine’s wonderful gifts to the world, the crostini is an appetizing variety of snack made by topping dainty pieces of crisp bread with yummy toppings. While half the charm lies in the olive oil laced bread, the rest of the magic is worked by ....
Burrata Cheese and Garlic Crostini
Recipe# 41638
20 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
Herby, garlicky and cheesy, this crostini easily classifies as amazing! Crispy, golden brown pieces of French bread are laced with olive oil and topped with an enticing combination of cheese, garlic and herbs with a sprinkling of chilli flakes for added spice. The Burrata Cheese and Garlic C ....
Pesto and Mozzarella Panini, Grilled Sandwich
Recipe# 41642
02 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Pesto is a lovely Italian sauce with the warm taste of walnut and basil. In this recipe, we have used pesto to make Panini, a special type of grilled sandwich made with breads like baguette, ciabatta and michetta. The Pesto and Mozzarella Panini is a classic ....
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Panini
Recipe# 41636
01 Apr 17

 
 by Tarla Dalal
When we think of Panini, savoury versions are the first to come to our mind. Still, the Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Panini proves that the sweet ones are equally tempting. Panini is a special type of grilled sandwich, which is made with exotic breads like baguette, ciabetta and michetta. The ....
Tomato Basil Mozzarella Panini
Recipe# 41590
05 May 17

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by Tarla Dalal
Panini is a grilled sandwich made from breads like baguette, ciabatta and michetta. The bread is cut horizontally and filled with different types of veggies and cheeses, grilled and served warm. The Tomato Basil Mozzarella Panini is a mouth-watering variant with the appetizing taste of molten mo ....
Mango and Burrata Cheese Crostini
Recipe# 41609
29 Mar 17

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
If you want to start a party on the perfect note, start with crostinis. Dainty crisped pieces of bread with delectable toppings, crostinis are amongst the world’s most favourite starters . This one, ....
How To Cook Pasta
Recipe# 3249
16 May 14

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The secret of cooking pasta is to use plenty of water. Cooked pasta should be 'al dente' or "firm to the bite". Undercooked pasta is undesirable and has a taste of raw flour, whereas overcooked pasta will be soft and sticky. Generally speaking, fresh pasta will take about 2 to 5 minutes to cook. Fre ....
Cream Cheese Veg Panini
Recipe# 41591
12 Apr 17

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by Tarla Dalal
Panini is a sumptuous sandwich made with breads like baguette, ciabatta or michetta. If you can’t lay your hands on any of these, use hot dog rolls instead, but never use common sliced bread for making Panini. Cream Cheese Veg Panini is a variant that is sure to pamper your palate! The bread is ....
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