Italian vegetarian recipes

Some of the greatest Italian recipes are vegetarian and we have plenty to prove it. Choose from cacio e pepe, a squash cannelloni, lasagne, risottos, panzanella and more.

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Slow-baked vegetable ‘lasagne’

Lasagne recipes

Slow-baked vegetable ‘lasagne’

“This is the time of year to take advantage of the variety of root vegetables...

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Kale, leek and mushroom lasagne with blue cheese topping

Lasagne recipes

Kale, leek and mushroom lasagne with blue cheese...

In this recipe, vegetarian lasagne gets a crunchy-topped makeover with a gorgeously cheesy blue vinny...

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Penne with lentils and mushrooms

Italian vegetarian recipes

Penne with lentils and mushrooms

A guaranteed crowd pleaser, this vegetarian pasta dish is made all the richer with the...

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Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

Italian vegetarian recipes

Ligurian swiss chard pansotti in walnut sauce

If you want to serve a crowdpleaser of a dish, pansotti – triangular pasta –...

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Rigatoni cake

Italian vegetarian recipes

Rigatoni cake

A knockout dinner for meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, this rigatoni cake makes a glorious centrepiece...

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Tomato and vegetable sauce

Italian vegetarian recipes

Tomato and vegetable sauce

A hearty tomato and vegetable sauce that’s wonderful to stir through pasta or, for meat...

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Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

Cannelloni recipes

Cannelloni filled with swiss chard

A crowdpleaser of a dish, Gennaro Contaldo’s cannelloni with swiss chard dish sings comfort and...

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Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

Pizza recipes

Heirloom cherry tomatoes, burrata and herb pesto pizza

A fresh and light vegetarian pizza topped with heirloom cherry tomatoes, creamy burrata and herby...

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Aubergine milanese with spaghetti

Vegetarian versions of classic recipes

Aubergine milanese with spaghetti

Slices of aubergine are coated in a cheesy panko crumb then fried until golden, and...

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Broccoli and walnut panzanella

Healthy salad recipes

Broccoli and walnut panzanella

This vegetarian panzanella salad is a brilliant way of using up leftover bread and nuts....

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Lighter caponata

Vegan dinner recipes

Lighter caponata

Our lighter take on the classic Sicilian dish is less than 250 calories per serving...

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Tortellini drop soup

Vegetarian pasta recipes

Tortellini drop soup

A bag of fresh tortellini is a standard weekday rescue dish. Instead of cooking it...

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All-in-one lasagne

Vegetarian main courses

All-in-one lasagne

An all-in-one vegetarian lasagne in which you stir cabbage, lentils and crème fraîche into the...

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Celeriac and rocket sformato

Italian vegetarian recipes

Celeriac and rocket sformato

This beauty of a dish, called a sformato, originates from Italy – think of it...

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Cheesy asparagus eggs on toast

Asparagus recipes

Cheesy asparagus eggs on toast

Francesco Mazzei says: “This asparagus with eggs is a great way to start the day,...

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Pizzas with romesco sauce and greens

Pizza recipes

Pizzas with romesco sauce and greens

This vegetarian pizza recipe is topped with sweet romesco sauce, tenderstem broccoli, oozy burrata cheese...

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Oven-roasted spiced squash and cauliflower risotto

Risotto recipes

Oven-roasted spiced squash and cauliflower risotto

Our spiced butternut squash and cauliflower risotto is low in saturated fat making it a...

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Olive, artichoke and mozzarella calzone

Italian vegetarian recipes

Olive, artichoke and mozzarella calzone

This vegetarian calzone recipe sees ready-made pizza dough stuffed with tomato sauce, artichokes and mozzarella...

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Spinach and artichoke one-pan pasta

Vegetarian pasta recipes

Spinach and artichoke one-pan pasta

Tagliatelle ribbons are mixed with artichoke, spinach and mozzarella and topped with pine nuts in...

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Zuppa di ceci e farro (chickpea and farro soup)

Soup recipes

Zuppa di ceci e farro (chickpea and farro...

In this recipe farro, a nutrient-rich whole grain, is cooked in a purée of chickpeas...

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Rotolo di spinaci (spinach roll)

Vegetarian main courses

Rotolo di spinaci (spinach roll)

This recipe for Anna Del Conte’s vegetarian roll filled with spinach, ricotta and leek is...

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Tortino di porri e riso (leek and rice bake)

Vegetarian bake recipes

Tortino di porri e riso (leek and rice...

Anna Del Conte demonstrates the simplicity and deliciousness of vegetarian cooking with this recipe for...

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Gnocchi with sun-dried tomato pesto, peas and pecorino

Gnocchi recipes

Gnocchi with sun-dried tomato pesto, peas and pecorino

Bored of pasta? Choose gnocchi instead and pimp it with sun-dried tomatoes, crème fraîche and...

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Fettuccine alfredo

Creamy pasta recipes

Fettuccine alfredo

Fettuccine pasta is stirred through a silky sauce of double cream, parmesan and butter in...

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