Italian cuisine includes many different varieties of vegetables and they are cooked in every conceivable way. Tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers are popular in southern Italy and cabbage, asparagus, and potatoes are more popular in the north.
Vegetable and Vegetarian Entrées
Eggplant Parmesan is a traditional Italian dish consisting of
breaded and fried eggplant slices that are layered with tomato
sauce, Parmesan cheese, and mozzarella and baked. If you prefer
not to fry the eggplant, we also have provided you with directions
on how to grill or bake the eggplant slices.
Stuffed artichokes are one of the most common
ways of eating artichokes in Italy. We are providing
you two different stuffing recipes for artichokes and
two different methods for preparing them.
Our recipe for Italian stuffed cabbage has a veal,
Italian sausage, spinach, and rice filling. The
cabbage rolls may be prepared a few hours ahead
and kept refrigerated before baking.
Eggplant Rollatini is a bit of a variation of Eggplant
Parmesan. In this recipe the eggplant slices are
rolled around a filling of ricotta, Parmesan, annd
mozzarella cheese and baked with tomato sauce.
Escarole stuffed with the flavors of Siciliy, olives,
raisins, capers, garlic, pine nuts, and pecorino
cheese, make for a delectable dish.
A rustic dish that can be assembled several hours
ahead of time, refrigerated, and baked before
serving. Chicken or turkey sausage would also be
delicious in this colorful dish.
Italian Vegetable Pie, filled with mushrooms,
spinach, roasted red peppers, and cheese, is a
wonderful vegetarian main dish or appetizer.
Zucchini is surprising delicious as the star of this
dish. Serve this souffle for a special lunch or light
supper with a green salad alongside.
This collection draws together the best
vegetarian recipes of Italy; 350 recipes in all.
Many of the recipes were gathered by the
author, during extensive travels throughout
Italy. Some are family favorites, adapted
from those of his Italian grandmother.Serving
suggestions for each recipe make planning
vegetarian meals easy.
These are delicious vegetarian "meatballs" made with
lentils and ricotta cheese. They have a texture and
flavor similar to ground beef meatballs.
This is a savory vegetarian tart with a ricotta and
Parmesan filling and topped with slices of fresh ripe
The spiral vegetable slicer
cuts vegetables and fruits
into curly, ribbon-like
Portabello mushrooms stuffed with pasta, spinach,
and artichoke hearts topped with melted
mozzarella cheese make a great vegetarian entree.
A delicious vegetarian tart with a crisp puff
pastry crust filled with a mixture of leeks,
spinach, olives, and ricotta cheese.
This stew is perfect for a chilly autumn or winter
evening. An assortment of vegetables are
cooked in a light tomato broth and served over
garlic mashed potatoes.
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A variation of the classic eggplant rollatini
recipe, with slices of eggplant baked with a
crunchy breadcrumb coating wrapped around a
creamy cheese filling and a slice of prosciutto.