Quick and easy Italian side dishes recipes

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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
5901 views
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
32565 views
Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

This dish will go with just about any main - pasta, meat, small plates. Whatever you're in the mood for.

Nate Appleman
Apr 2008
Professional
9 votes
18926 views
The Buona Pasqua Lunch and The Secret Of No Stir Polenta

The Buona Pasqua Lunch and The Secret Of No Stir Polenta

Easter around our house is like the Tri-fecta of family holidays. Not only is there the big celebration of…

kathy gori
Apr 2010
Advanced
7 votes
685 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
1273 views
Fried Pasta

Fried Pasta

So what do you do when you have too much leftover pasta? Fried pasta! Fried noodle cakes are popular in a number of cuisines, particularly in Asian…

kathy vegas
Feb 2010
Advanced
6 votes
883 views
macaroni and cheese

macaroni and cheese

A delicious, easy to cook meal.

Carol Teng
Feb 2008
Beginner
7 votes
13807 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
700 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
2418 views
Garlic and Oregano Roasted Tomatoes

Garlic and Oregano Roasted Tomatoes

These plump, scarlet, glistening little bullets of flavour are wonderful bobbing about in soup, tumbling around…

Denise Fletcher
Feb 2010
Intermediate
5 votes
966 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
5878 views
Funghi trifolati ("Truffled" mushrooms)

Funghi trifolati ("Truffled" mushrooms)

This is one of the easiest and most versatile vegetable dishes in the Italian repertoire: funghi trifolati, or…

Frank Fariello
Feb 2010
Advanced
3 votes
724 views
Fagiolini in umido (Green beans in tomato sauce)

Fagiolini in umido (Green beans in tomato sauce)

While Sundays dinners at Angelina's house were once-a-week, belly-busting, meaty affairs, she practically lived…

Frank Fariello
Feb 2010
Advanced
3 votes
1119 views
Plum tomatoes roasted with fresh basil

Plum tomatoes roasted with fresh basil

When plum tomatoes are on sale this summer, grab a bagful and make this simple and delicious side dish. It…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jun 2009
Intermediate
3 votes
1273 views
Blue Lake Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto

Blue Lake Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto

Draeger's Cooking School
Jul 2008
Professional
3 votes
5049 views