Italian Main and Side Dish Recipes

Italian flavors and favorite foods abound in these recipes. Whether you're interested in chicken, beef, lamb, or eggs, there's a recipe here that's just perfect for you.

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    Eggplant Panini

    From its name to its old-country ingredients, such as arugula, Romano cheese, and focaccia, this sandwich is Italian through and through.

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    Italian Sausage and Spinach Casserole

    Underneath a crisp crumb topping is a creamy blend of spinach, sausage, and beans.

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    Italian Artichoke Pie

    Rich with three cheeses and studded with artichokes, garbanzos, and olives, this dish not only makes a super supper dish, it's also great for a late-morning brunch.

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    Sicilian Artichokes

    Tucked inside the petal-like layers of leaves is a savory stuffing made from croutons, sweet peppers, and Parmesan cheese.

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    Garden Risotto

    The addition of carrots, garlic, basil, and green onions give this dish its name. Long, slow cooking is the key to producing the creamy results in this classic Italian dish.

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    Italian Baked Eggs

    Individual crustless quiches -- with zucchini, garlic, basil, and mozzarella -- give a weekend brunch panache.

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    Spinach, Sorrel, and Orange Pesto

    Toss this fruity pesto with pasta for a lively side dish. You'll find the arrow-shaped leaves of sorrel in the salad section of your supermarket.

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    Polenta with Tomato-Mushroom Sauce

    Asiago cheese is a semifirm, Italian cheese that lends a rich nutty flavor to this polenta topped with a fresh-flavored tomato sauce.

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    Italian Vegetable Melt

    In this version, onions, tomatoes, sweet peppers, and zucchini top French bread and are smothered in a layer of provolone cheese. Feel free to substitute yellow squash for the zucchini and different color peppers for the green pepper.

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    Beef Steaks with Pepper-Onion Relish

    Sweet peppers, onion, olive oil, red wine vinegar, and garlic make up the flavorful Italian-inspired relish that enhances these elegant tenderloin steaks.

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    Holiday Frittata

    Broccoli and sweet red pepper are a colorful combination for this easy Italian egg dish.

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    Italian Chicken

    This dish contains all the best ingredients Italy has to offer: black olives, capers, garlic, basil, wine, olive oil, and tomatoes.

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    Extremely Easy Italian Buffet Stew

    Purchased spaghetti sauce simplifies the prep time for this hearty beef dinner.

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    Osso Buco

    Use your crockery cooker to make these Italian-style veal shanks. The squash and Brussels sprouts are wonderful additions to this classic.

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    Sausage-Potato Lasagna

    Potatoes take the place of pasta in this hearty spinach, mushroom, cheese, and sausage recipe.

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    Mediterranean Frittata

    This open-face omelet calls on a windfall of convenience products -- feta cheese that's already crumbled, bottled minced garlic, and roasted red sweet pepper from a jar -- to make a colorful, delicious, and simple dish.

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    Baked Spinach-Ham Frittata

    Spinach, ham, and eggs are the base for this quick-to-fix one-dish meal.

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    Veal Scaloppine with Marsala

    Veal scallops get topped with sauteed mushrooms, onions, and Marsala sauce in this wonderful classic dish.

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    All-Time Favorite Italian Recipes

    Calling all spaghetti-lovers and pizza purists! You're going to fall for all of our delicious Italian recipes. These traditional dishes are our favorite Italian recipes -- ones you'll want to share, hand down, and save in your recipe box. Sure, we have classics like spaghetti bolognese and baked ziti, but be sure to start with bruschetta and end with tiramisu for the complete Italian experience!
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