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

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Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Aromatic and healthy side-dish

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Feb 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
6410 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
6375 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
18774 views
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
2321 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
5737 views
Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

This is a simple and delicious Italian recipe adapted from the Barefoot Contessa. We leave out the egg and sometimes the lemon (depends on what you…

Nancy Miyasaki
Mar 2008
Intermediate
5 votes
5786 views
Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage (Colcannon)

Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage (Colcannon)

A perfect way to boost nutrition in mashed potatoes, this is a favorite Irish side dish but can certainly…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2012
Professional
2 votes
1228 views
Quick Broccoli Side Dish

Quick Broccoli Side Dish

Italian seasoning and crunchy pine nuts really jazz up the flavor of this versatile veggie side dish.

Mary Shaldibina
Nov 2009
Intermediate
2 votes
3040 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
1221 views
Polenta Squares w/Sherry Mushroom Sauce

Polenta Squares w/Sherry Mushroom Sauce

Although I always ate Polenta growing up, I have just recently been making it for my family. I am really…

Dana Salvo
Mar 2011
Advanced
1 vote
828 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
188 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
1048 views
Baked Cabbage

Baked Cabbage

Being Irish I grew up eating cabbage and ham, I love Cabbage. But we always had it plain, or in colcannon. In Lancaster Pa (Amish country) at…

Denise Sherin
Mar 2014
Advanced
1 vote
313 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
4550 views
Basil and Cilantro Pesto

Basil and Cilantro Pesto

Bright and full of flavor.

Jolyma
Apr 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
1173 views