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Italian Side Dishes

Looking for Italian side dishes? Find great Italian side dish recipes that complement your Italian dinner or meal.

Baked Ziti Main Dish

Baked Ziti Main Dish

Baked Ziti Main Dish

This delicious pasta dish reminds me of a cross between spaghetti and cheese pizza. I appreciate this quick-to-make meal on busy weeknights.—Christopher Gordon, Springfield, Missouri

Garlic-Buttered Green Beans

Garlic-Buttered Green Beans

Garlic-Buttered Green Beans

These dressed-up beans are simple to make but look and taste special. They're a perfect side dish for nearly any meal.

Mock Pasta Alfredo

Mock Pasta Alfredo

Mock Pasta Alfredo

"If you've been yearning for pasta in a creamy sauce, indulge yourself with this recipe," advises Ruby Williams of Bogalusa, Louisiana.
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Tomato Dumplings

Tomato Dumplings

Tomato Dumplings

The wonderful fresh tomato taste of the sauce complements these light savory dumplings. They make a perfect side dish for a meal with beef. My family enjoys them very much. —Lucille Tucker, Clinton, Illinois

Italian Zucchini

Italian Zucchini

Italian Zucchini

I make this hot vegetable dish quite often in summer when zucchini is abundant. Garden-fresh sliced onion and tomato add a tasty touch.—Christopher Gordon, Springfield, Missouri

Pasta with Asparagus

Pasta with Asparagus

Pasta with Asparagus

Many terrific recipes change hands at the monthly get-togethers of my ladies' bridge group. That's where I discovered this zippy, tempting dish. The garlic, asparagus, Parmesan cheese and red pepper flakes create an irresistible taste combination. —Jean Fisher, Redlands, California

Green Tomatoes Parmesan

Green Tomatoes Parmesan

Green Tomatoes Parmesan

Meet the Cook: If you follow the recipe directions, you should end up with firm tomatoes. It's been a tried-and-true method for me. I started cooking as a teenager. My first meal was spaghetti, and it was so salty we couldn't eat it! My husband and I are retired. We have two grown children and three grandchildren. -Clara Mifflin, Creal Springs, Illinois

Italian Zucchini Casserole

Italian Zucchini Casserole

Italian Zucchini Casserole

Compliments crop up as fast as zucchini vines when folks sample this casserole. Even those who generally don't like zucchini find they enjoy it in this savory side dish. —Kimberly Speta, Kennedy, New York

Garlic Pasta

Garlic Pasta

Garlic Pasta

This is one of many recipes I obtained while living in France. It makes an excellent side dish.—Sandra Pichon, Slidell, Louisiana

Broccoli Tomato Cups

Broccoli Tomato Cups

Broccoli Tomato Cups

I had an abundance of tomatoes and broccoli one year, so I began experimenting to see how best I could use both of them. Now this recipe is a family favorite.

Zucchini-Garlic Pasta

Zucchini-Garlic Pasta

Zucchini-Garlic Pasta

My Italian neighbor gave me the ingredients for this salad, but he didn't have the measurements written down. I experimented and came up with this recipe, which is a nice side dish with many meals. There are many garlic producers here in California, so I think this recipe represents our area well.
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