Quick and easy European vegetarian side dishes recipes

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Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

Brussel Sprouts Sauteed in Garlic & Olive Oil

This is a simple, tasty side dish to add to your menu. I've adapted it from Marcella Hazan's recipes for other…

John Spottiswood
Feb 2008
Advanced
23 votes
33456 views
Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2011
Advanced
25 votes
6096 views
Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis

Spinach and Ricotta Balls - Gnudis

I've been looking for tasty ways to cook spinach and wild greens because they are so healthful. This one is…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2010
Advanced
6 votes
2530 views
Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

Sauteed Zucchini in Homemade Tomato Sauce

I love homemade tomato sauce, it's so much better than jarred sauce. As a summer side dish I add sauteed…

Denise Sherin
Aug 2014
Advanced
1 vote
420 views
Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese

Pasta with Butter and Parmesan Cheese

I've been cooking this recipe for so long, and it is so simple, that I have often overlooked posting it. We…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2010
Advanced
6 votes
1326 views
Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

These are the fantastic potatoes you've probably had in a french bistro...the ones that weren't pommes frites…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2011
Advanced
10 votes
1328 views
macaroni and cheese

macaroni and cheese

A delicious, easy to cook meal.

Carol Teng
Feb 2008
Beginner
7 votes
13879 views
Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

This is a simple and delicious Italian recipe adapted from the Barefoot Contessa. We leave out the egg and sometimes the lemon (depends on what you…

Nancy Miyasaki
Mar 2008
Intermediate
5 votes
5946 views
Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage (Colcannon)

Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage (Colcannon)

A perfect way to boost nutrition in mashed potatoes, this is a favorite Irish side dish but can certainly…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2012
Professional
2 votes
1387 views
Roasted Bell Peppers Salad - Salada de pimentos assados

Roasted Bell Peppers Salad - Salada de pimentos assados

This is a traditional Portuguese salad you will find in most restaurants, especially during the summer. It is…

Sofia Reino
Mar 2010
Advanced
1 vote
1207 views
Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

This is a great traditional greek sauce. Serve it on flatbread with fava beans, kebab, falafel, or anything else you can think of. It's super…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2008
Advanced
3 votes
4724 views
It's In The Bag. Perfect Potatoes In 45 Minutes...No, Really!

It's In The Bag. Perfect Potatoes In 45 Minutes...No, Really!

As most food bloggers, I'm always searching for the glamour shot. Not for myself mind you, that coal barge…

kathy gori
May 2010
Advanced
3 votes
1374 views
Roman-Style Spinach

Roman-Style Spinach

This is a great new way I've learned to cook spinach. I wouldn't have thought of adding sweetness to spinach, but I really like the way the…

John Spottiswood
May 2011
Advanced
5 votes
754 views
Farro with fresh herbs

Farro with fresh herbs

I had Farro for the first time recently at a party at a winery. I thought it was fantastic served under grilled lamb. It's a little crunchier than…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2009
Advanced
2 votes
865 views
Four Cheese Italian Macaroni

Four Cheese Italian Macaroni

Jennifer Bass
Feb 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
435 views