Side Dish Recipes

Explore authentic Italian Side Dish Recipes. From Caprese Salad to Crispy Zucchini Bake, savor flavorful accompaniments for every occasion.”

Plate of Crispy Zucchini Bake with a cheesy filling and crumbly coating

Crispy Zucchini Bake

This delicious zucchini bake is a tasty way to get your serving of veggies! You’ll love this dish once you bite in and the salty, crumbly coating and warm, cheesy zucchini filling pair together to make the perfect flavor combination. Nobody will be going to bed hungry after they have this filling bake and they’ll be coming back for more the next day!

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Focaccia Genovese, a cherished Italian bread known for its crispy exterior and soft interior

Focaccia Genovese

I’ll be honest with you – making Focaccia Genovese is not for the faint of heart! This recipe takes a lot of resting and rising time, which makes it quite a long process, but the actual prep and cooking time is pretty quick overall. Not to mention, once you bite into that crispy, soft, and glossy Focaccia you’ll understand why it’s well worth the process! It is thought to have originated from the Etruscans (whose height was around 3rd century B.C.) and has remained a huge part of Italian culture, even being associated with Christmas Eve and the Epiphany. This dish is clearly loved by Italians and i’m sure you’ll love it too!

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A serving of Classic Bruschetta, with vibrant tomatoes and fresh basil on toasted bread, symbolizing Italy's simple yet flavorful approach to cuisine.

Classic Bruschetta

This classic bruschetta appetizer will make your mouths water just at the sight! Bruschetta (pronounced BROO – SKAY – TUH), also known as Bruschetta al Pomodoro, has been a popular dish in Italy since about the 15th century, but different forms of this dish can be traced all the way back to Ancient Rome! As one of Italy’s classic cuisines, it really captures the simplistic yet flavorful approach towards ingredients – and it doesn’t hurt that it’s ready in under 20 minutes!

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A bowl of vibrant veggie puree soup garnished with crispy bread, drizzles of olive oil, and parmesan shavings, representing an Authentic Italian Recipes dish.

Veggie Puree Soup

This puree soup is perfect for the warmer months since it’s light and simple and includes so many healthy vegetables! It’s easy to make and a great way to get young ones to eat vegetables without them even knowing it. Once it combines with the crunchy, buttery bread, silky olive oil, and salty parmesan on top your tastebuds will be in heaven – and as an added bonus it’s even better the next day for leftovers!

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