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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.

Spinach-Stuffed Tomatoes

Spinach-Stuffed Tomatoes

Spinach-Stuffed Tomatoes

I refused to try spinach for many years. Then one day I found this interesting recipe and decided to give it a whirl. It convinced my taste buds that spinach can be delicious!—Wendy Furie, Frederick, Maryland

Sausage Rice Pilaf

Sausage Rice Pilaf

Sausage Rice Pilaf

In Goshen, Indiana, Deborah Downing serves this nicely seasoned rice casserole with a fresh green salad and some crusty bread or rolls. "It's one of our favorite sausage recipes. My family likes freshly grated Parmesan cheese on their helpings.

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Tomatoes with Parsley Pesto

Tomatoes with Parsley Pesto

Tomatoes with Parsley Pesto

"You'll love the summery flavor of this pretty salad," relates Donna Hackman, Bedford, Virginia. "It's a snap to whip up the pesto in the blender, then pour it over ripe tomato wedges."
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Grill Bread

Grill Bread

Grill Bread

This fun round bread is tender, tasty and can be used much the came way you'd use flour tortillas or pita bread.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

White Beans and Spinach

White Beans and Spinach

White Beans and Spinach

THIS RECIPE is a variation of one I received from my Italian mother. I've prepared spinach like this for years - especially since my children like it this way! It complements a variety of main courses, and whenever I serve it to guests, they really enjoy it. -Lucia Johnson, Massena, New York

Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

Parmesan Baked Tomatoes

The flavorful and simple butter, Parmesan cheese and parsley topping gives plain rice a tasty twist the whole family enjoys.—Joy Beck, Cinncinnati, Ohio

Italian-Style Rice

Italian-Style Rice

Italian-Style Rice

While living in Milan with my husband, Leon, I picked up this recipe. Since it contains very little spice, this simple side dish is good for folks who can't eat spicy food.—Kathry Manwiller, Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

Stewed Tomato Pasta

Stewed Tomato Pasta

Stewed Tomato Pasta

"I'm the mother of two very active boys, and this flavorful dish is one they'll always eat," writes Tracey Jones from Chesapeake, Virginia. "Another reason I love it is I usually have the ingredients on hand."

Parmesan Potato Rounds Bake

Parmesan Potato Rounds Bake

Parmesan Potato Rounds Bake

These pretty cheese-coated potato slices go very well with lamb chops, and the dish is easy to prepare. It's the first recipe I turn to when I have potatoes and onions ready in the garden.

Pepper Parmesan Beans

Pepper Parmesan Beans

Pepper Parmesan Beans

The garlic adds a savory zip, and the Parmesan cheese mixed in makes it both hearty and satistfying.—Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington

Crouton Tomato Casserole

Crouton Tomato Casserole

Crouton Tomato Casserole

This baked dish uses lots of delicious tomatoes and seasonings that give it an Italian twist. "Every time I serve this dish, someone asks for the recipe," says Norma. She and her husband, Bob, moved from Chicago to Florida. They have two married sons and five grandchildren.
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