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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.

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Tomato Basil Linguine

Tomato Basil Linguine

Tomato Basil Linguine

Hot pasta is tossed with a fresh-tasting sauce that includes tomatoes, basil and Brie cheese in this deliciously different dish. It's very pretty, too. Even when it cools off, this pasta tastes great. -Diann Mallehan, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Tomato N Cheese Pasta

Tomato N Cheese Pasta

Tomato N Cheese Pasta

Garlic, basil and oregano add pizzazz to this savory side dish. The pasta is tender and moist, and there's plenty of cheese flavor. I like to serve it alongside steaks or chicken. -Dawn Dhooghe Concord, North Carolina

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."
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Garlic Oregano Zucchini

Garlic Oregano Zucchini

Garlic Oregano Zucchini

I've found that this flavorful side dish complements almost any main course, from chicken to fish. If you like, use half yellow summer squash for a colorful variation.—Teresa Kraus, Cortez, Colorado

Italian Broccoli with Peppers

Italian Broccoli with Peppers

Italian Broccoli with Peppers

This healthy side dish goes with just about anything. And for a satisfying meal, we like it over pasta or grilled chicken or turkey breasts. —Maureen McClanahan, St. Louis, Missouri

Italian Green Beans

Italian Green Beans

Italian Green Beans

When I was first married, I wasn't a great cook. Twenty years later, I have many dishes I'm proud of, including this family favorite. Basil, oregano and Romano cheese give these beans their Italian accent. I serve them with broiled steak, pork roast, lamb chops or pork chops. -Andrea Ibzag, Gordon, Wisconsin

Italian Vegetable Medley

Italian Vegetable Medley

Italian Vegetable Medley

Round out a variety of menus with this side dish that lends a delicious pop of color. “If you have them, use leftover veggies. People are always surprised at how easy this dish is!” Margaret Wilson - Sun City, CA

Squash Medley

Squash Medley

Squash Medley

I finally got my family to like squash after I came across this unique recipe. I serve this delicious dish often, especially when squash abounds in our garden. —Dolores Wolff Rosenberg, Texas

Tomato Zucchini Casserole

Tomato Zucchini Casserole

Tomato Zucchini Casserole

This recipe is always a hit. In fact, I usually have to double it, and still there are no leftovers. The crumb topping is flavored with bits of onion.—Alison Relkov, Cochrane, Alberta

Parmesan Herbed Noodles

Parmesan Herbed Noodles

Parmesan Herbed Noodles

Looking for a quick tasty side dish that goes well with all kinds of meats? Denise Elder in Hanover, Ontario shares a recipe for tender, tasty noodles you’ll want to try. “For a colorful variation, sometimes I add slightly cooked red and green pepper strips and a quarter cup of peas,” she adds.

Budget Corn Casserole

Budget Corn Casserole

Budget Corn Casserole

"Besides helping on our farm, I work as an environmental assistant for a power district," relates Denise Goedeken from Platte Center, Nebraska. "It's quite a challenge to put a good nutritious meal on the table and still have time for doing things with my family." Denise's husband and their two girls enjoy this dish, which you can make for just 20¢ a serving.
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