Italian Vegetarian Recipes | Italian Food | Italian Pizza and Pasta |
Italian Vegetarian Recipes | Italian Food | Italian Pizza and Pasta |
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
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.
Mushroom and Bell Pepper Pizza, Mushroom and Capsicum Pizza
Italian Vegetarian Starters
Starters are the most appetizing course of the meal. Italian starters surely include a variety of bread. A variety of Italian starters include crostini to baguette and dips to bread sticks. They can simply be fresh bread with herbs and cheese or delicacies like panini, crostini or bruschetta made using French bread or baguette. These are perfect for get-together as well as parties.
Crostini is a traditional Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread, brushed with olive oil, and boosted with amazing toppings. The toppings can be as simple as a dab of cheese and herbs, or it can consist of veggies, fruits, sauces and herbs. The avocado and cherry tomato crostini is an outstanding combo of mashed avocado and cherry tomatoes on slices of French bread, drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with sea salt. The quintessence of this recipe is its base – French bread.
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The Burrata Cheese and Garlic Crostini is an amazing starter, which kindles your appetite even before you take a bite. 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.
Burrata Cheese and Garlic Crostini
Amongst the cheese based starters, we have fried mozzarella sticks. This crunchy accompaniment is cheese, cheese and cheese all the way through, so nothing can please cheese-lovers more! A simple flavouring of oregano and chilli-flakes ensures that the overall effect of these cheese sticks is very pleasing. The stretchiness and oozing cheese makes mozzarella sticks look even more tempting. Once the mozzarella sticks are fried serve immediately with any dip or sauce of your choice.
Fried Mozzarella Sticks, Homemade Fried Cheese Sticks
Risotto is a traditional continental preparation of rice and cheese. It is a soft dish, somewhat similar to our comforting khichdi. In this more exotic form, a mixture of rice, cheese, herbs and capsicum is rounded into balls, dipped in a flour batter and deep-fried into delicious Risotto Balls, which are crisp outside and delightfully gooey inside. Served with tangy and flavourful pizza sauce, this is a perfect starter for an Italian style meal.
Risotto Balls with Pizza Sauce
Baby potatoes are a marvelous ingredient. They are bland in nature and can easily take up different flavours to create a delightful dish. We have got you a very simple and quick recipe that is Italian style baby potatoes. Here is a very aesthetic way of preparing this delicious creamy cheesy potatoes starter, with cream, butter, cheese and Italian seasonings.
Italian Style Baby Potatoes
Italian Vegetarian Pizza Recipes
When wandering the streets of Rome, it is hard to miss the displays of big, succulent slabs of pizzas in the windows of pizzerias. Individual servings are cut off as ordered. Businessmen, school children and tourists alike all queue up throughout the day for the most inviting of snacks - the pizza.
Pizza is a dish which needs no introduction. It is enjoyed as a snack and for dinner too. Its versatility lies in the use of a variety of toppings, sauce and a variety of cheese too! The essence of any pizza is the pizza base. Although the thin crust pizza base is readily available in stores, the fresh taste and texture of a homemade one are unbeatable. We show you how to make the thin crust pizza base dough step by step and then how to bake it. These are perfect for pizza lovers who prefer to taste more of the sauce, cheese and other toppings and don't want to be filled up too quickly.
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Thick crust pizza base is always in vogue! With its spongy texture and mild taste, this base is ideal to make scrumptious pizzas loaded with all-time favourite toppings like capsicum, olives, onions, corn, pineapples and more.
Thick Crust Pizza Base
The roasted capsicum 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 capsicum, cheese and pizza sauce can produce such a brilliant pizza.
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Pizza in a pan recipe is a boon for all those Indian’s who do not have an OTG or a tandoor. 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 to make this no oven pizza is a broad non-stick pan and a bit of tact. This delicious homemade pan pizza is colourful and attractive, with a range of lip-smacking toppings and seasonings ranging from colourful capsicums, crunchy baby corn and juicy zucchini, to a tangy pizza sauce, and of course loads of cheese.
Pizza in A Pan, No Oven Pizza Recipe
This four cheese Margherita pizza poses stiff competition to popular store-bought variants like ‘cheese burst’ and ‘cheese overload’. This pizza is made from the ground up – right from the to the base and the toppings and that is what gives it a totally fabulous texture and flavour. Herby seasonings add a lot of punch to this cheesy pizza, which is topped with four delectable varieties of cheese and tomatoes to make mozzarella cheddar processed cheese pizza.
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Perfectly browned and crisp pizza base with gooey mozzarella cheese and mushroom topping and the freshness of basil and herbs in garlic mushroom walnut pizza is perfect to surprise all guests. If you don’t find mozzarella cheese, you can replace it with processed cheese.
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As a variation, you can also try healthy oats pizza. The base of oats flour pizza no eggs is made of oats, while wheat flour and little oil in this brilliant recipe! Absolutely healthy, this Indian style bhakri pizza is so tasty you won’t even realise it does not contain any maida or cheese. The main reason for this super tasty oats flour pizza no eggs is the fabulous homemade pizza sauce, an interesting mix of antioxidant-rich veggies in the topping, and the elegant seasonings used. Lutein, lycopene, capsaicin, vitamin A and vitamin C are some antioxidants you can gain from this pizza.
Mini Oats Bhakri Pizza
Italian Vegetarian Pasta 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
Here we have an extremely creamy, cheesy and luscious recipe which will definitely give you a roller coaster ride of tastefulness that is white sauce pasta. Pasta in White Sauce is a quick recipe with colourful vegetables like capsicums, vibrant broccoli and crunchy baby corn which is is pretty to behold and tempting to bite into.
White Sauce Pasta, Indian Style White Sauce Pasta
In contrast to this white sauce pasta, there is an authentic pasta in red sauce, which will please you through its rich hue and aroma. Garnish pasta in red sauce with fresh cream and cheese. You will love having this pasta with loads of freshly made homemade garlic bread.
Pasta in Red Sauce
Another famous pasta which is found on most restaurant menus is creamy pesto pasta. Pesto, a sauce made of nuts and herbs is made richer here by the addition of spinach, which gives it a vibrant colour, unique flavour and creamier texture too. Along with olive oil and cheese, it makes a great home for perfectly cooked fusilli in vegetarian creamy pesto pasta.
Vegetarian Creamy Pesto Pasta, Indian Style
Kids love spaghetti. Quick veg spaghetti is made from cooked spaghetti, together with mixed veggies, tomato ketchup and chilli powder, results in a very tasty meal, which will appeal to kids as well as adults alike. The composition of this Indian style tomato spaghetti is such that the veggies are of different textures and colours, so every mouthful is an experience to feast on.
Quick Veg Spaghetti, Indian Style Tomato Spaghetti
Macaroni is another pasta which kids love to dig into. This macaroni hot pot 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 a pasta sauce. Macaroni hot pot needs two major ingredients- macaroni and baked beans, and these are combined with onions, capsicum and oregano, topped with cheese and baked.
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Are you a health conscious looking for some healthy pasta recipe? Dig in to whole wheat pasta in low calorie white sauce. Satiating and delicious, the penne in white sauce is an exciting meal in a bowl. Full of veggies and whole wheat pasta, this dish is a power-packed and fibre-filled treat that helps reduce bad cholesterol. The colourful veggies, apart from adding visual appeal and a lovely crunch to the dish, also pool in ample nutrients. Weight watchers, heart patients and diabetics can enjoy this pasta in small quantities occasionally.
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Italian Vegetarian Bread Recipes
Italian pasta and soups are often accompanied with breads. The aroma of a freshly baked bread is just irresistible. Nothing can beat the flavour of freshly cooked warm bread. Bread making is no rocket science! Here we present to you step by step method of making best soft French bread. You just need a bit of practice, in handling the yeast and the dough. Just follow the instructions in this recipe and you will have fantastic Homemade Soft French Bread on your hands.
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Another bread is a Focaccia Bread. It 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 with flavours. So, you can just toast it, brush it with butter or olive oil and serve it with a steaming hot bowl of soup or pasta , to make a first-class meal.
Focaccia Bread, Homemade Italian Soft Bread
Temptingly aromatic, Garlic Bread has the power to kindle your appetite, especially when served with a bowlful of hot soup or a pasta! Now, you can make Garlic Bread quickly at home using plain hot dog rolls and a buttery herbed garlic spread. Homemade Garlic Bread and Pizza make a perfect combination for kids.
Garlic Bread, Baked Garlic Bread
The aroma that whiffs out of the oven when the Onion and Thyme Focaccia bakes is just too fabulous, its effect on your taste buds is impossible to describe completely with words. In short, it makes you drool! The spongy softness and the mind-blowing flavour of this Focaccia bread lives up to the standards that the aroma sets in your mind. Try it out!
Onion and Thyme Focaccia
Italian Vegetarian Dessert Recipes
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.
Quick Tiramisu, Non Alcoholic Tiramisu
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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