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The Artful Italian Vegetarian: 42 Delicious Destinations

AUGUST 03, 2023
ITALIAN
VEGETARIAN
The Artful Italian Vegetarian: 42 Delicious Destinations
Welcome, my cherished food explorers, to a ravishing expedition through the realms of Italian culinary artistry, designed for those keen vegetarians amongst us. In this food journey, we blend the passion of Italy with the compassion of a plant-based lifestyle, serving up a dazzling menu of 42 alluring Italian vegetarian recipes. This collection unfolds like a grand Italian banquet, an escapade gentle to your heart and kind to our earth. We invite you to embark on an epicurean adventure, from the sun-drenched tomato patches of Puglia to the flourishing fields of Tuscan grain, each dish illuminating a different corner of Italy's verdant food canvas. Within these recipes, the delicate kiss of buffalo mozzarella meets garden-fresh basil, vine-ripened tomatoes dance a tender waltz with robust olive oil, and the humble, hearty legume ascends to a star of the show. Our journey treads the cobblestone paths that connect Italy's distinct and diverse regions, offering you delectable surprises at every stop. This series is not just about eating well; it's a love song to Italy's rich culinary tradition and an ode to mindful, sustainable vegetarian living. Culinary novices and seasoned chefs alike will find gastronomic joy and inspiration within these dishes, each packed to the crimp with natural, full-flavored ingredients. Together, let's embark on this savory meander. Welcome, my friend. We're so thrilled you could join us. Mangia!
The Seasoned Mom

Spinach Stuffed Shells

Spinach Stuffed Shells are an easy and healthy vegetarian dinner recipe that can be prepared in advance!
14
207.2k
113.0
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
629
CALORIES
$2.16
PER SERVING
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Spinach Stuffed Shells
Simply Home Cooked

Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi

Creamy, saucy, and quick mushroom and spinach gnocchi recipe that will be on repeat for meatless Monday.
10
5,112
25 min
TOTAL TIME
680
CALORIES
$2.94
PER SERVING
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Creamy Mushroom Gnocchi
Epicurious

Pasta with 15-Minute Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce

Bright cherry tomatoes, olive oil, and a bit of garlic come together to make a quick, flavorful sauce this easy, weeknight-friendly cherry tomato pasta recipe.
269
7,255
2,433
35 min
TOTAL TIME
766
CALORIES
$3.74
PER SERVING
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Pasta with 15-Minute Burst Cherry Tomato Sauce
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This Savory Vegan

Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Bucatini

This Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Bucatini is filled with cherry tomatoes, spinach and garlic. This pasta is lightened up by using pumpkin puree and hummus for the creamy sauce.
12
6,235
72
25 min
TOTAL TIME
396
CALORIES
$2.28
PER SERVING
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Creamy Vegan Pumpkin Bucatini
Rabbit and Wolves

Vegan Savory Spinach and Artichoke Rolls

Vegan spinach and artichoke dip in a handheld package! The dough is slathered with creamy spinach and artichoke spread and baked to perfection!
6
184.1k
685.0
40 min
TOTAL TIME
701
CALORIES
$3.28
PER SERVING
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Vegan Savory Spinach and Artichoke Rolls
Rabbit and Wolves

Vegan One Pot Mushroom Tetrazzini

My vegan take on the classic Tetrazzini dish. Creamy noodles, mushrooms and peas. One pot then baked with bread crumbs on top!
48
135.0k
1.0k
25 min
TOTAL TIME
646
CALORIES
$2.83
PER SERVING
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Vegan One Pot Mushroom Tetrazzini
Julia's Album

Farfalle Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Caramelized Onions

Creamy Farfalle with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Caramelized Onions.  The bow-tie pasta is perfectly matched with rich and buttery Parmesan sauce!  Serve this easy meatless Italian meal as-is, or with grilled chicken!  Satisfying and comforting dinner that a whole family will love!
684
2.2m
4.5k
50 min
TOTAL TIME
709
CALORIES
$2.50
PER SERVING
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Farfalle Pasta with Spinach, Mushrooms, and Caramelized Onions
Simply Delicious

Creamy baked spaghetti

Creamy baked spaghetti is an easy, fuss-free dinner recipe and is perfect for weeknight dinners and will become a family favorite in no time. 
22
1,510
19
50 min
TOTAL TIME
690
CALORIES
$1.31
PER SERVING
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Creamy baked spaghetti
Familystyle Food

Parmesan Polenta with Roasted Vegetables

Make this cozy, simply delicious Parmesan polenta topped with colorful roasted ratatouille-style Mediterranean vegetables when you want a one-bowl vegetarian meal or side.
159
68,617
201
40 min
TOTAL TIME
542
CALORIES
$2.59
PER SERVING
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Parmesan Polenta with Roasted Vegetables
Nourish and Fete

Tuscan White Bean Skillet

Spice up your meatless dinner routine with this easy Tuscan white bean skillet. Ready in under 30 minutes, perfect with a crusty loaf of bread!
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224.0k
822.0
30 min
TOTAL TIME
297
CALORIES
$1.55
PER SERVING
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Tuscan White Bean Skillet
Sunkissed Kitchen

Vegan One Pot Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce

This delicious spring pasta dinner is a healthy meal and a real time saver! The veggies, gluten free pasta, and creamy vegan tomato cream sauce simmer in one pot, and turn into healthy dinner magic.
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206.2k
365.0
30 min
TOTAL TIME
573
CALORIES
$1.78
PER SERVING
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Vegan One Pot Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce
A Beautiful Plate - Laura

Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Grilled Corn and Zucchini

Fusilli pasta tossed with pistachio pesto, grilled zucchini and corn, salty pecorino cheese shavings, torn basil leaves, and a touch of fresh lemon zest and juice. This vibrant vegetable-filled summer pasta recipe can be served warm, cold, or at room temperature, and is bound to become a new family ...
2
40 min
TOTAL TIME
823
CALORIES
$4.67
PER SERVING
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Pistachio Pesto Pasta with Grilled Corn and Zucchini
Spicy Southern Kitchen

Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta

A fast and flavorful Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta that's perfect for a weeknight meal. Red pepper flakes really give this sauce some heat.
7
42,257
500
15 min
TOTAL TIME
610
CALORIES
$1.14
PER SERVING
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Spicy Tomato Cream Pasta
Nourish and Fete

Tortellini with Mushrooms, Butter, and Parmesan

With this simple and delicious recipe for fresh mushroom tortellini, dinner can be on the table in just 20 minutes.
6
9,063
1
20 min
TOTAL TIME
736
CALORIES
$2.60
PER SERVING
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Tortellini with Mushrooms, Butter, and Parmesan
Cooklist AI

Lemon-Garlic Fettuccine Alfredo

Enhance the traditional Fettuccine Alfredo with a zesty twist by infusing it with fragrant garlic and lemon. Enjoy the scrumptious, silky sauce that results from a perfect emulsion of grated cheese, melted butter, and starchy pasta water. This delightful rendition is sure to become a favorite in you...
4
24 min
TOTAL TIME
623
CALORIES
$1.13
PER SERVING
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Lemon-Garlic Fettuccine Alfredo
Eat With Clarity

Mushroom Broccoli Rigatoni with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce

Creamy, delicious, and made with simple ingredients, this mushroom broccoli rigatoni with lemon garlic cream sauce is a simple and delicious dinner. It's ready in about 20 minutes and approved by both kids and adults!
15
25,117
78
20 min
TOTAL TIME
577
CALORIES
$2.28
PER SERVING
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Mushroom Broccoli Rigatoni with Lemon Garlic Cream Sauce
I Heart Nap Time

Caprese Salad Recipe

This easy Caprese salad is filled with ripe tomatoes, mozzarella balls, fresh basil and then topped with a homemade balsamic glaze for the most delicious combination. Serve this crowd pleasing summertime salad as a side, appetizer or a light meal with crusty bread!
35
46,068
65
25 min
TOTAL TIME
150
CALORIES
$1.35
PER SERVING
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Caprese Salad Recipe
A Spicy Perspective

Olive Garden Minestrone Soup

An easy copycat Olive Garden minestrone soup recipe for that hearty, flavorful vegetarian soup you know and love. Serve with breadsticks and salad to get the full restaurant experience!
6
446
20
40 min
TOTAL TIME
467
CALORIES
$1.00
PER SERVING
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 Olive Garden Minestrone Soup
The Picky Eater

Florentine Pizza

This delicious Florentine Pizza has bold flavors of garlic, a blend of cheeses, and is topped with spinach -- all on top of an easy no-rise whole wheat crust. This vegetarian homemade pizza is wonderfully easy to make and is the perfect weeknight meal! It also tastes great with chicken if you'd like...
8
43
8
35 min
TOTAL TIME
181
CALORIES
$0.45
PER SERVING
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Florentine Pizza
It's a Veg World After All

Italian Marinated Green Bean Salad

Cold green bean salad with Italian dressing.
18
24,351
17
15 min
TOTAL TIME
492
CALORIES
$0.91
PER SERVING
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Italian Marinated Green Bean Salad
El Mundo Eats

Lemon Almond Cake

This lemon almond cake is really a combination of my lemon and Spanish almond cake. The wonderful lemony smell and taste. The light and soft texture and yes, on top of that it's super easy to make. Give this a try and you'd fall in love with it like I did. Yum!
9
152
1 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
198
CALORIES
$0.32
PER SERVING
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Lemon Almond Cake
Well Seasoned

Pappardelle with Corn, Blistered Tomatoes, and Basil Cream Sauce

This light, summery pappardelle pasta beautifully highlights the best ingredients of the season: fresh corn, blistered cherry tomatoes, and a luscious basil cream sauce! Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and cracked black pepper. Thick, creamy, and easily adaptable to be dairy-free. Calling ...
7
1
40 min
TOTAL TIME
731
CALORIES
$3.68
PER SERVING
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Pappardelle with Corn, Blistered Tomatoes, and Basil Cream Sauce
Minimalist Baker

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta

Incredibly flavorful roasted butternut squash pasta with garlicky alfredo sauce and optional shiitake bacon. Savory-sweet, comforting, 10 simple ingredients required! Naturally plant-based and gluten-free.
24
1,665
40
50 min
TOTAL TIME
318
CALORIES
$2.50
PER SERVING
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Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta
Crumbs and Caramel

Roasted Garlic Vegetable Stew with Red Lentils and Tomatoes

Easy to make, this hearty and nutritious roasted vegetable stew is a family favorite for chilly evenings. This vegan dinner is rich in flavor from roasting vegetables and garlic at a high heat which creates sweet undertones. Enjoy with a thick slice of your favorite bread dipped in olive oil and bal...
42
50,146
81
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
279
CALORIES
$2.15
PER SERVING
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Roasted Garlic Vegetable Stew with Red Lentils and Tomatoes
Cafe Delites

Mini Caprese Deep Dish Pizzas

2
1,489
44
173
CALORIES
$1.07
PER SERVING
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Mini Caprese Deep Dish Pizzas
Vanilla And Bean

Mushroom and Goat Cheese Veggie Panini

Flavor packed and texture rich, enjoy this veggie panini recipe toasty warm or chilled. This mushroom sandwich is easy to make and fabulous for sharing. This recipe is vegetarian.
12
11,236
25
30 min
TOTAL TIME
420
CALORIES
$10.61
PER SERVING
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Mushroom and Goat Cheese Veggie Panini
Sip and Feast

Lemon Arugula Pasta

Bright lemon and peppery arugula combine with garlic, oil, and Parmigiano in this simple pasta dish.
1
1
25 min
TOTAL TIME
294
CALORIES
$4.21
PER SERVING
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Lemon Arugula Pasta
Walder Wellness

Easy Tofu Tomato Pasta With Vegetables

This tofu tomato pasta sauce is packed with veggies, fiber, and plant-based protein! It's such a quick, go-to weeknight dinner idea and is an awesome way to clear out the fridge. Feel free to customize it ! Recipe is vegan + can be made gluten-free.
34
2
30 min
TOTAL TIME
473
CALORIES
$1.96
PER SERVING
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Easy Tofu Tomato Pasta With Vegetables
Our Happy Mess

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

These easy, cheesy, Mexican-inspired vegetarian stuffed peppers are filled with healthy grains, quinoa, black beans, and tons of flavor. Leave out the cheese for a vegan option!
2
23,174
1 hr 5 min
TOTAL TIME
741
CALORIES
$1.71
PER SERVING
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Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers