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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.

Easy Stuffed Artichokes

Easy Stuffed Artichokes

Easy Stuffed Artichokes

Christmas Eve at our house isn't the same until I set out a platter of these succulent stuffed artichokes.

Creamy Parmesan Fettuccini

Creamy Parmesan Fettuccini

Creamy Parmesan Fettuccini

Try this creamy and comforting side dish with a wide variety of entrees. It's fast and so flavorful. Donna Mosher - Augusta, Montana

Chilled Green Beans Italiano

Chilled Green Beans Italiano

Chilled Green Beans Italiano

Chopped red onion contrasts nicely with the colorful green beans in this unique vegetable salad.
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Caesar Orzo with Asparagus

Caesar Orzo with Asparagus

Caesar Orzo with Asparagus

Looking for something a little different to dress up pasta? This creamy side dish is a favorite with family and friends at Karen Hoyle’s Excelsior, Minnesota home. “My teenage sons love it so much, they’ll eat any vegetable I use!” MAKE IT EASY: Great side dishes don’t come much more versatile than this, says Karen Hoyle. “I’ve also made it with broccoli and creamy Italian dressing or added cooked chicken or ham for a quick bulked-up main dish.”

Zucchini Tomato Side Dish

Zucchini Tomato Side Dish

Zucchini Tomato Side Dish

Bacon bits add a smoky flavor to this colorful veggie combo from Nancy Johnson, a field editor in Laverne, Oklahoma. “I’ve also prepared this as a lunch entree for one, served with a roll and fruit,” Nancy notes.

Penne with Edible Flowers

Penne with Edible Flowers

Penne with Edible Flowers

Our home economists color a flavorful side dish with pretty purple chive blossoms and the petals of edible flowers. Serve this hot pasta dish with a variety of entrees.

Spinach-Pine Nut Pasta

Spinach-Pine Nut Pasta

Spinach-Pine Nut Pasta

“This is a fantastic recipe,” assures Katie Graczyk of Darien, Illinois. “It’s easy to prepare with a taste that rivals dishes served in fancy Italian restaurants.”

Potato Gnocchi

Potato Gnocchi

Potato Gnocchi

"My father was Italian and made this traditional dish when company visited," shares Ruth Fiori Poyner of Boise, Idaho. "The tender, homemade pasta is as tantalizing today as it was when I was a child."

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

Easy Fettuccine Alfredo

My 9-year old son earned his cooking merit badge in Cub scouts by making this tasty dish.

Spinach and Rice Alfredo

Spinach and Rice Alfredo

Spinach and Rice Alfredo

Even folks who don't like spinach enjoy this rich, cheesy rice and spinach combination. We prefer it with pork chops, but it goes well with chicken or steak as well.

Creamy Vegetable Lasagna

Creamy Vegetable Lasagna

Creamy Vegetable Lasagna

Our Test Kitchen created this recipe for this creamy herbed vegetable lasagna. It's also a great option for a vegetarian main dish.
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