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

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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
6231 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
19245 views
Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Aromatic and healthy side-dish

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Feb 2013
Intermediate
2 votes
7464 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
6801 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
1381 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
1525 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
333 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
1364 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
1424 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
540 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
5999 views
Four Cheese Italian Macaroni

Four Cheese Italian Macaroni

Jennifer Bass
Feb 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
490 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
977 views
Basil and Cilantro Pesto

Basil and Cilantro Pesto

Bright and full of flavor.

Jolyma
Apr 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
1302 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
2895 views