Share:

Italian Side Dishes

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

Sort:

Italian Stuffed Portobellos

Italian Stuffed Portobellos

Italian Stuffed Portobellos

“Golden caramelized onions and creamy roasted garlic are an ideal match for the flavors in this recipe. It’s like a quick transport to a ristorante in Rome. For a bit of heat, add red pepper flakes while sauteeing the onions.”—Jeanne Holt, Saint Paul, Minnesota

Italian-Style Broccoli

Italian-Style Broccoli

Italian-Style Broccoli

With just a handful of ingredients, this side comes together in a jiffy. Coupled with the ravioli, it’s a menu that might just make you fall in love, Italian-style! —Phyllis Schmalz, Kansas City, KS

Light Rosemary Red Potatoes

Light Rosemary Red Potatoes

Light Rosemary Red Potatoes

“The delicious combination of roasted garlic, rosemary and potatoes will make your whole house smell wonderful,” Sally Ridenour attests from Salem, Oregon. “Try this dish with grilled steak or roasted chicken.”
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT

Parmesan Vegetable Saute

Parmesan Vegetable Saute

Parmesan Vegetable Saute

“I came up with this recipe one evening when I didn’t have enough time to make pasta primavera,” recalls Caroline Sperry in Shelby Township, Michigan. “It’s a hearty veggie dish…and so savory and fun to toss around in a skillet!”

Pattypan Saute

Pattypan Saute

Pattypan Saute

Summer flavors like tomato and sweet red pepper pair well with sauteed squash in this lovely side. A sprinkle of shredded Parmesan cheese makes it savory and special.

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

Roasted Vegetables with Orzo

A little peppery heat warms up this tasty and versatile veggie-and-orzo side dish from Sam Stusek in Annapolis, Maryland. “I often substitute a variety of our favorite seasonal vegetables and it's always delicious,” he notes.

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

Veggie-Topped Polenta Slices

Veggie-Topped Polenta Slices

Veggie-Topped Polenta Slices

This amazing side dish recipe came from a stroke of genius when I didn't have many ingredients on hand. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California

Broccoli Risotto

Broccoli Risotto

Broccoli Risotto

You want to add liquid to the risotto a little at a time, stirring constantly and make sure to cook just until it's creamy and the grains are tender.

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.

Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

Asparagus and Mushroom Rice Medley

With tons of veggies and flavorful rice, this simple dish has all your sides covered. Hearty and filling, this, paired with chicken or the pork chops here, is the only side you'll need. Vary the basil depending on how sweet you like your meals. Pat Habiger - Spearville, Kansas
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT
Advertise with us
ADVERTISEMENT