Quick and easy European side dishes recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Homemade Marinara

Homemade Marinara

This is a great marinara recipe made from garden fresh tomatoes. Since I don't have those year around I adapted a recipe found with home preserved…

Robyn Savoie
Nov 2013
Advanced
1 vote
6464 views
Roasted Broccoli

Roasted Broccoli

This roasted broccoli recipe, adapted from the Barefoot Contessa, is really wonderful. It has a lot of flavor. We served it with a mild pasta, and…

John Spottiswood
Jan 2011
Advanced
25 votes
10065 views
Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

These are the fantastic potatoes you've probably had in a french bistro...the ones that weren't pommes frites…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2011
Advanced
10 votes
2385 views
Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

This is a great traditional greek sauce. Serve it on flatbread with fava beans, kebab, falafel, or anything else you can think of. It's super…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2008
Advanced
3 votes
6462 views
BBQ Party: Juicy Clams & Mussels In Truffle Oil & White Wine

BBQ Party: Juicy Clams & Mussels In Truffle Oil & White Wine

My Magic Potion: I thought it would be a great idea to try out my new Truffle Oil & indeed, it worked wonders.…

Blackswan
Jun 2011
Advanced
1 vote
3059 views
Croatian white onion sauce

Croatian white onion sauce

Traditional and delicious Croatian sauce that goes well with all kinds of cooked meat. Note: Do not omit or substitute wine vinegar with any other…

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Jul 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
1478 views
Portabella Mushrooms with Vino Cotto (Vincotto)

Portabella Mushrooms with Vino Cotto (Vincotto)

These hearty portabella mushrooms are a taste sensation with their savory Italian bread crumb topping and…

Deena Montillo
Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
1481 views
Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Aromatic and healthy side-dish

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Feb 2013
Intermediate
2 votes
10479 views
Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

Deep Fried Brussels Sprouts

This dish will go with just about any main - pasta, meat, small plates. Whatever you're in the mood for.

Nate Appleman
Apr 2008
Professional
9 votes
21957 views
Quick and Tasty Greek Cauliflower

Quick and Tasty Greek Cauliflower

There are times I've put the bulk of time preparing a middle east main dish and just need a quick side of…

Salad Foodie
Jan 2011
Professional
2 votes
3126 views
Plum tomatoes roasted with fresh basil

Plum tomatoes roasted with fresh basil

When plum tomatoes are on sale this summer, grab a bagful and make this simple and delicious side dish. It…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jun 2009
Intermediate
3 votes
1836 views
Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

Since we can have great tomatoes year around, we can always enjoy their fresh flavor this way. Remember: Never store your fresh tomatoes in the…

Robyn Savoie
Mar 2014
Advanced
2 votes
2550 views
Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

An unusual recipe ingredient caught my attention when I saw this on the Internet and after trying it out the recipe went straight to my rotation…

Salad Foodie
May 2016
Professional
1 vote
667 views
Traditional Romanian Polenta

Traditional Romanian Polenta

This is such a simple recipe and yet it can be modified in so many ways to create new and even more delicious recipes. This is the basic polenta…

Gourmandelle LifestyleBlog
Oct 2011
Advanced
2 votes
1849 views
Spinach Basil Orzo

Spinach Basil Orzo

Can you believe I *just* discovered Orzo about 2 months ago? I'm officially a huge fan and this is one of the many recipes I've come up with using a…

Mary Joseph
Mar 2008
Advanced
3 votes
9298 views