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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.

Colorful Grilled Veggies

Colorful Grilled Veggies

Colorful Grilled Veggies

"I put this combination together one day when trying to serve a side dish other than mushrooms in butter," recalls Susan Jesson of Oro Station, Ontario. "Everyone loves this pleasantly seasoned medley and asks for the recipe."

Parmesan Asparagus

Parmesan Asparagus

Parmesan Asparagus

Nothing could be more simple than this side dish. With just four ingredients, I assemble it in no time, then pop it in the oven for about 15 minutes. It turns out perfect every time. —Mary Ann Marino, West Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Parmesan Potato Wedges

Parmesan Potato Wedges

Parmesan Potato Wedges

I recommend serving these wedges alongside a salad for a light lunch or serving them as a side dish with a chicken or beef entree.—Beth Ask, Ulster, Pennsylvania
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Broccoli Italiano

Broccoli Italiano

Broccoli Italiano

My husband didn't like broccoli until I gave it some of my special Italian touches. Now I can't serve this delicious side dish often enough. —Melanie Habener of Lompoc, California

Bacon 'n' Veggie Pasta

Bacon 'n' Veggie Pasta

Bacon 'n' Veggie Pasta

"When the weather turns chilly, our daughter, who is an inventive cook, transforms her favorite cold pasta salad into this warm, hearty side dish," notes Muriel Hollenbeck of Sedalia, Colorado. "I love recipes like this one that bring compliments and don't keep me in the kitchen too long."

Roasted Tarragon Asparagus

Roasted Tarragon Asparagus

Roasted Tarragon Asparagus

The simple seasoning turns fresh asparagus spears into a special spring side dish that's speedy, too.—Joyce Speckman, Holt, California

Italian Rice

Italian Rice

Italian Rice

Bring a bit of Italy to the table without the usual pasta and sauce. This colorful side dish blends fluffy rice, fresh spinach and roasted red peppers." The amount of garlic can be adjust to fit your personal taste," suggests Michelle Armistead of Marlboro, New Jersey. "For me, the more garlic, the better!"

Italian Sausage Fried Rice

Italian Sausage Fried Rice

Italian Sausage Fried Rice

I created this dish one day when I wasn't in the mood for anything I'd tried before. I used ingredients I had on hand. It's since become one of my family's requested meals.—Janet Wood, Windham, New Hampshire

Broccoli-Stuffed Tomatoes

Broccoli-Stuffed Tomatoes

Broccoli-Stuffed Tomatoes

"I'm a recent college graduate who's just starting to become an everyday cook. This is one of my childhood favorites and a nice alternative to stuffed peppers," says Ruth Schleusener of Stockton, Kansas.

Tomato Broccoli Bake

Tomato Broccoli Bake

Tomato Broccoli Bake

"I've been making this comforting noodle and vegetable side dish for more than 10 years. It travels well and is always popular," notes Ellie Marsh of Lewistown, Pennsylvania.

Tomato Mozzarella Bake

Tomato Mozzarella Bake

Tomato Mozzarella Bake

You don't often think of casseroles to serve in summertime, but this one is scrumptious with fresh-from-the-garden tomatoes.—Elaine Seip, Medicine Hat, Alberta
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