Love Italian food? Here are 17 of our favorite vegetarian Italian recipes, from plant-based pastas to crave-worthy pizzas!
If I could only eat one cuisine for the rest of my life, Italian would be the obvious choice. Because while it’s packed with all the best foods (like pasta, pizza, and risotto), it’s also a relatively healthy diet filled with whole grains, healthy fats, and delicious produce.
Inspired by many trips taken to Italy, I’m sharing 17 of my all-time favorite vegetarian Italian recipes. They include everything from the classics (like vegetable pizza) to my healthier takes on the classics (like zucchini pasta with pesto). Enjoy!
Air Fryer Pizza
Step aside frozen pizza, there’s a new guy in town. We’re talking about the Air Fryer Pizza! Perfectly crispy, easy to make, personal pan pizzas that are about to revolutionize pizza night.
This classic Veggie Pizza recipe is loaded with colorful roasted vegetables. Vegetarian pizza night just got an upgrade!
Herby Ricotta Stuffed Peppers
These Herby Ricotta Stuffed Peppers taste straight out of Tuscany with fresh herbs, creamy ricotta, and sharp parmesan. Ready in about 30 minutes (with just 5 minutes of hands-on time), they’re a simple side dish that packs a punch of flavor.
Asparagus Noodles with Pesto
Zucchini noodles are cool and all, but have you tried asparagus noodles? Like bright green fettuccine, this asparagus pasta makes a delicious low carb dinner!
Sweet Potato Fettuccine in Gorgonzola Sauce
This Sweet Potato Fettuccine recipe is tossed in gorgonzola and cranberries to create a decadent, gluten-free pasta dish that’s full of flavor.
Asparagus Pizza with Burrata and Arugula
This Asparagus Pizza with burrata and arugula is a simple yet downright delicious flatbread to whip up on pizza night. Creamy burrata piled with tender asparagus, fresh arugula, and lemon!
Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Pesto
This spiralized zucchini pasta is tossed in creamy basil and avocado pesto to make a deliciously low carb and gluten-free dinner!
Made using classic, authentic ingredients like veggies, marinara, and bechamel. (and it only requires 15 minutes of prep time).
Goat Cheese Pizza with Mushrooms and White Sauce
This Goat Cheese Pizza recipe has mushrooms, creamy white sauce, and loads of cheese. Pizza Friday just stepped it up a notch!
Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan
Need a vegetarian dinner idea that breaks from the routine while sticking to the classic favorite flavors? This Stuffed Eggplant Parmesan recipe takes all that’s great about eggplant parm and stuffs it in the eggplant skin, meaning less mess and easy serving!
Vegetable Baked Ziti
This vegetable packed vegetarian Baked Ziti is the ultimate weeknight dinner. With sautéed veggies and spinach ricotta, it’s a healthy comfort food you’ll feel good about diving into.
3 Cheese Roasted Grape Pizza
This mouth-watering 3 Cheese Roasted Grape Pizza is packed with savory roasted grapes and 3 types of creamy, gooey cheese.
Sweet Potato Gnocchi
This Sweet Potato Gnocchi recipe is an autumn-inspired take on gnocchi. Fluffy, tender, and melt in your mouth with a buttery sage and rosemary sauce.
Lemon Basil Risotto
This Lemon Basil Risotto is rich, creamy, and zingy! Perfect as an easy and unique side dish or delicious and filling main course.
Tomato Bruschetta (2 Ways!)
We’re whipping up two kinds of bruschetta today: traditional and tomato mango bruschetta! Both are so easy and make the perfect healthy snack.
Everything delicious about Greek and Italian salad and throws it in the oven for a few minutes! Warm and spreadable feta with bursted tomatoes, olives, and red onion.
Vegan Panna Cotta
This delicious and festive dessert seems complex, but it’s actually quite simple!
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