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11 Italian Vegan Dinner Recipes

Italian food isn't all about the cheese - we've got plenty of vegan dinner recipes for our plant-based friends!


Happy World Vegan Day! While Italian food might often be associated with lots of cheese (which, okay... is true!) there are loads of plant-based dishes in Italian cuisine, too. Celebrate world vegan day (or any day) with these Italian vegan dinner recipes.
vegan artichoke arancini

Vegan Artichoke Arancini


Arancini for dinner? We wouldn't complain. These crispy risotto balls are a staple street food of Sicily, and these ones just so happen to be vegan. Pair it with some marinara or pesto for dipping, and serve it up with a simple salad to complete the meal.


 
rice stuffed tomatoes

Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes (Pomodori Al Riso)


This classic Italian dish is a signature recipe from Giada's mom, Veronica. Tomatoes overflowing with risotto, surrounded by crispy olive oil potato wedges - what's not to love?


 
Creamy Pumpkin Soup

Creamy Pumpkin Soup (Crema Di Zucca)


The base of this velvety pumpkin soup is 100% vegan! Omit the Parmesan from the croutons, and top it off with a dairy-free yogurt or sour cream for some tasty garnishes.


 

Dijon Maple Kale salad


We love it when a salad is hearty enough to constitute a main course, and this one certainly does. Roasted butternut squash and parsnips, brown rice, almonds and a delicious maple-dijon dressing result in one tasty salad.


Pasta Alla Formiana

Pasta Alla Formiana


The beauty of this dish is that the pasta goes in to the oven completely raw! Might sound crazy, but it slowly soaks up a rich tomato broth and ends up being absolutely delicious.


 

Wild Rice Stuffing In Squash Boats


When delicata squash is in season (fall and winter!) this is a hearty, delicious dinner full of so many great flavors and textures. (PS - it's a great option to have around on Thanksgiving, too!)


 

Creamy Cauliflower And Sweet Potato Soup


This is a magically tasty soup, and a very simple one at that. Cauliflower and sweet potato come together to add a deliciously subtle and sweet flavor. Don't skip the coconut oil - it adds something so special to it.


 

Crispy Coconut Orzo With Peas


This pantry meal is perfect for when you have orzo on hand but want to try something a little different than average pasta. This orzo is cooked in coconut milk, then pan-fried until it's full of crispy edges!


 
Marinated Cherry Tomato Pasta

Marinated Cherry Tomato Pasta


Okay, so there might be shaved Parmesan front-and-center in this photo, but the pasta itself is so delicious that you don't even need the cheese. Trust us!


 

Grilled Panzanella Salad


Panzanella is one of life's great joys - I mean, a bread salad? It's an amazing invention. This one is loaded with grilled veggies, giving it an amazingly fresh flavor.


 
millet tabbouleh salad

Millet Tabbouleh Salad


Giada's reimagined take on tabbouleh is bright, fresh, and delicious. The leftovers are amazing, too!


 
 
 
 

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