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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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Quick Spaghetti ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 65
Today

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by Tarla Dalal
Cooked spaghetti, together with mixed veggies, tomato ketchup and chilli powder, results in a very tasty meal, which will appeal to people of all age groups. The composition of this dish is such that the veggies are of different textures and colours, so every mouthful is an experience to feast o ....
Baked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce
Recipe# 2210
19 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Baked Spaghetti in Tomato Sauce is an all-time favourite pasta preparation that appeals to all with its simple yet tangy flavour. Here, the spaghetti is cooked in a flavourful tomato sauce, garnished with cheese, and baked till perfectly done. When making tomato-based sauces for pastas, it is ....
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 ....
Boiled Pasta, How To Boil Pasta in A Microwave
Recipe# 640
16 Apr 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
The consistency and texture of your pasta is very important for the success of many Italian recipes. Cooking it less or more can result in rubbery or soggy pastas, which can often be unpalatable. Here is an ideal way to make boiled pasta using the handy ki ....
White Sauce (  For Baking)
Recipe# 113
16 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
A basic sauce made by using plain flour, butter and milk. Easy to make but very versatile in its uses. Its used as a base for various soups, pastas, sauces, baked dishes, etc which require a certain creaminess.
Pizza Sauce, Quick Pizza Sauce
Recipe# 399
16 Apr 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Pizza Sauce is at the heart of a pizza’s success! Tangy and flavourful, it is responsible for giving out that appetizing aroma when the pizza gets baked. Some like their Pizza Sauce more herby, while others like it more spicy, and yet others prefer a tangy overtone. This recipe is a balanced ....
Zucchini and Eggplant Lasagne
Recipe# 3294
11 Apr 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
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This elegant vegetable lasagne showcases both tomato and cheese sauces as well as a colourful layer of zucchini and eggplant slices. This rich baked dish is packed with layers of pasta filled with vegetables and tomatoes, topped with processed cheese and baked until golden brown on top. You can ....
Pizza in A Pan, No Oven Pizza Recipe
Recipe# 1894
08 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Surprise, surprise! Now, you can make mouth-watering pizzas at home, even if you do not have a convection or microwave oven. All you need is a broad non-stick pan and a bit of tact. This delicious Pizza in A Pan is colourful and attractive, with a range of lip-smacking toppings and seasonings ra ....
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.
Tandoori Paneer Pizza
Recipe# 6238
01 Apr 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
India meets Italy in this unique Tandoori Paneer Pizza! An assortment of veggies is first soaked in a richly flavoured marinade, and then sautéed to intensify the flavour, before being added as a desi style topping to thin crust pizza bases. The topping is sautéed on a tava to give it a tandoori fin ....
Brocolli, Peas & Pasta Salad
Recipe# 14879
29 Mar 19

 
 
by vivekkota
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Brocolli, peas & pasta salad is a crunchy , healthy and delightful tossed salad recipe with the boiled pasta shells tossed with blanched broccoli and peas. Add a hint of lime juice, oregano and salt and the nutrient dense side dish is ready to be enjoyed.
Cassata, Sponge Cake Layered with Vanilla and Coffee Ice Cream
Recipe# 3321
23 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Italians are credited for creating yet another famous dessert , the Cassata. The name cassata literally means "little case" due to its brick shape. Cassata is an ice-cream, sh ....
Mexican Rajma Corn Pizza, Kidney Beans and Corn Pizza
Recipe# 1077
11 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Saucy mixtures of kidney beans, onions and capsicum are very commonly used in Mexican cuisine. This evergreen combo doubles up as the topping for this lip-smacking pizza, which also features other all-time favourites like tomatoes, sweet corn and of course, chees ....
Raw Banana Crispies
Recipe# 8613
11 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A perfect starter to serve at parties, these Raw Banana Crispies are so crisp and tasty it is difficult to guess that raw bananas and not potatoes are used to make it. With no-onion, no-garlic tomato sauce or any other spicy dip, these delectable crispies feel really good on the palate – especially ....
Basic Pizza Base, How To Make Basic Pizza Base Recipe
Recipe# 1806
11 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pizzas have crossed geographical boundaries to become a hot favourite all over the world! While it is convenient to have Pizzas outside, it is also super fun to make it at home once in a while, because this gives you the freedom to make your pizza exactly the way you want it, with your favourite top ....
Almond Biscotti
Recipe# 4965
08 Mar 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
Biscotti are a special class of biscuits, which are baked twice. This gives them a unique texture, which is firm to bite but soft on the palate! Baking twice also gives them a rich, well-done aroma. This recipe shares the secret of making fabulous Almond Biscotti, with the aesthetic flavour ....
Penne in Pumpkin Sauce ( Tiffin Treats)
Recipe# 40368
02 Mar 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Red pumpkin is an ingredient popularly used in continental cuisine, in the preparation of not just soups, but also sauces, dips, toppings and sandwiches too. Here, in this mouth-watering creation, it is used to make a creamy, herby sauce for penne. You might think that pumpkin is not your kids’ favo ....
Chinese Panini
Recipe# 41670
26 Feb 19

 
 by Tarla Dalal
A fusion of Italian and Oriental cuisine, the Chinese Panini is a sumptuous snack of Panini bread, grilled with a filling that combines juicy veggies, crunchy fried noodles and tongue-tickling sauces. ....
Tart ( Eggless Desserts Recipe)
Recipe# 1135
23 Feb 19

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by Tarla Dalal
Cute and small, thick and crusty, tarts form a great base for desserts. They are usually made of flour, salt and butter, but ingredients like almonds might be added for a special touch. Rubbing the butter lightly with your fingertips while making tarts is an art that you can perfect with practice. O ....
Veg Fettuccine Pasta in Pesto and Coriander Sauce
Recipe# 1773
20 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Pesto, as you know, is a famous Italian sauce that combines nuts, garlic and basil. This particular recipe adds a new dimension to pesto by introducing coriander, onions and green chillies into it! These ingredients give the pesto a very peppy flavour and un ....
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 ....
Ricotta and Cherry Tomato Crostini
Recipe# 41522
20 Feb 19

 
 
by Tarla Dalal
This is a neat little Italian appetizer made of crispy bread, topped with crumbled ricotta cheese, colourful cherry tomatoes, aromatic herbs and tongue-tickling spices. A brushing of olive oil makes it all the more appealing to the palate. Indeed, the Ricott ....
Naanza
Recipe# 42688
15 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
Our tandoori magic meets the Italian favourite in more ways than one! We tried making a pizza with a naan as the base, and it turn ....
Pasta with Chilli Tomatoes and Spinach
Recipe# 41536
13 Feb 19

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 by Tarla Dalal
This is a tangy pasta with a double dose of tomatoes – peppy tomato puree as well as sweet-and-sour cherry tomatoes. The unusual combination of cherry tomatoes and spinach, with a dash of red chilli flakes and an extra dose of garlic makes this a flavour-packed and visually-appealing pasta treat ....
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