European recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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Awesome Pizza Dough

Awesome Pizza Dough

This recipe is adapted from one perfected at Greens restaurant in San Francisco. The crust is crunchy on the outside but also chewy. I think it's…

John Spottiswood
Feb 2010
Advanced
77 votes
28676 views
Mon Gateau Au Chocolat

Mon Gateau Au Chocolat

An absolutely wonderful cake; most traditionally served without icing. If you're including kids, might want to add your favorite, but I love it the…

Ali El Safy
Jan 2008
Professional
31 votes
36236 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
5805 views
Locavore Squash & Italian Meatball Stir-Fry

Locavore Squash & Italian Meatball Stir-Fry

There is nothing better than wonderful summer veggies from my local farmer's market. Our small but wonderful…

Sherri Williams
Sep 2013
Advanced
17 votes
1136 views
Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Sea Scallop Insalta Caprese

Starting off with an appetizer? An easy way to make seared scallops, pan fried outside on the grill in a little olive oil. After they are browned…

Claudia lamascolo
Feb 2010
Professional
15 votes
5021 views
Coffee Biscuits

Coffee Biscuits

Nice coffee biscuits ideal for breakfast or as snack for a break.

Tania Mattiello
Mar 2010
Intermediate
15 votes
1598 views
Italian Meatballs

Italian Meatballs

Years ago I had an Italian neighbor who became a close friend. I always commented on her delicious meatballs and one day she shared the recipe with…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2011
Professional
13 votes
13463 views
Minestrone Romagna Style

Minestrone Romagna Style

This is the way minestrone is made in Romagna. It's not a lot of prep time, but you simmer the soup for a long time until all of the vegetable…

John Spottiswood
May 2008
Advanced
12 votes
10090 views
BBQ Pork Tenderloin - Spanish Style

BBQ Pork Tenderloin - Spanish Style

This dish is from south-eastern Spain where Moorish influences are still found in many dishes. The combination…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2010
Advanced
11 votes
3836 views
Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

Fluffy Ricotta Pancakes

Evelyn Scott
Feb 2010
Advanced
10 votes
2131 views
Apple Oven Pancake

Apple Oven Pancake

This is a traditional German oven pancake. If you've never had one, you've got to make this. It is soo delicious and nothing like a regular…

Nancy Miyasaki
Apr 2009
Intermediate
10 votes
8728 views
Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Top SF Chronicle Recipe: Pasta with Broccoli and Spicy Sausage

Our good friend Linda Hansen saved this top recipe from the SF Chronicle in 2004 and it has become one of her…

John Spottiswood
Apr 2011
Advanced
10 votes
1411 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
1236 views
Butter and Flour Free Chocolate Cake

Butter and Flour Free Chocolate Cake

This contains chickpeas which might sound strange but actually works really well! It doesn't taste particularly…

Hungry Jenny
Mar 2010
Intermediate
10 votes
4165 views
Irish Apple Cake with Whisky Cream

Irish Apple Cake with Whisky Cream

Most Irish have a sweet tooth, and this tasty dessert will satisfy it. Legendary Irish cook Myrtle Allen says…

Nancy Miyasaki
Mar 2009
Intermediate
10 votes
8074 views