Delicious and easy to make vegetarian Italian recipes from home cooks and chefs in Italy.

See the Recipe Laurie Smith

Marinated Zucchini

Like most marinated vegetable dishes, this one is best made a day ahead of serving. It will keep, refrigerated, for about a week. See the recipe for Marinated Zucchini »
See the Recipe Christopher Hirsheimer

Summer Panzanella

Sweet, ripe, summer tomatoes dressed in olive oil, vinegar, and basil are tossed with garlicky, toasted bread cubes to soak up the delicious juices in this classic Italian salad. Get the recipe for Summer Panzanella »

Pasta Primavera

The freshest vegetables of the season are the secret to infusing this Italian classic with color and flavor.

Lemon Risotto

Complement this dish’s intense lemon flavors with a hefeweizen served with a lemon wedge.

Rosemary Focaccia

Lemon slices and sprigs of rosemary top this aromatic focaccia.
Ricotta Fritters (Polpette di Ricotta) Chilling the ricotta-prosciutto mixture after mixing it allows the flavors to come together and makes the balls easier to form. See the recipe for Ricotta Fritters (Polpette di Ricotta) » André Baranowski

Potato, Fontina, and Oregano Pizza

Creamy fontina, buttery potatoes and a hint of oregano are perfect toppings when craving a richly flavored pizza.

Vegetarian Lasagne

No one will miss the meat in this creamy, vegetable-laden lasagne with perfectly al dente noodles.
See the Recipe Landon Nordeman
See the Recipe Barbara Ries
Sweet and Sour Onions
This dish is beloved in Rome, where it pairs naturally with roasted meats like porchetta. See this Recipe Todd Coleman

Fennel Baked in Milk

In this creamy dish, the fennel is braised in milk until it becomes tender.
Stewed Sweet Peppers
This sweet, simple pepper stew makes a great antipasto atop bruschetta. See this Recipe Todd Coleman

Tuscan Bean Soup

Author Nancy Harmon Jenkins uses olive oil three ways in this version of the venerable Italian soup: for sautéing garlic, rubbing on the toasts that accompany the dish, and finishing the soup. Get the recipe for Tuscan Bean Soup »

Pasta with Tomato Sauce and Eggplant (Pasta alla Norma)

This simple pasta dish is made with tomatoes and eggplant.

Pizza Margherita

The recipe for this classic pie will work in home ovens; it’s our adaptation of a recipe from chef Tony Gemignani, owner of Tony’s Pizza Napoletana in San Francisco. See the recipe for Pizza Margherita »

Roasted Artichokes (Carciofi Arrostiti)

Roasted Artichokes (Carciofi Arrostiti)

Sweet and Sour Eggplant

This classic sweet and sour eggplant dish is rich and sweetened with caramelized onions and raisins.