European christmas recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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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
36155 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
4940 views
Scottish Shortbread

Scottish Shortbread

This is the most famous cookie of Scotland. It’s a must to use pure butter. Traditionally, shortbread contains no other flavor. I’ve been making…

Marlin Rinehart
Feb 2010
Intermediate
8 votes
5181 views
Potato and Sweet Potato au Gratin with Herbs

Potato and Sweet Potato au Gratin with Herbs

This is not the lightest recipe I've made, but it's a real treat when you are having guests and want to…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jan 2010
Intermediate
7 votes
4084 views
The Best Macaroons Ever

The Best Macaroons Ever

These aren't easy to make, but are well worth the effort. They are seriously good.

Lyndsey
Jan 2008
Beginner
4 votes
16559 views
Lasagne Verdi all Bolognese

Lasagne Verdi all Bolognese

This is the recipe that I have learnt to make in Bologna. It does take long preparation but it is well worth it. The Lasagne - the dish is called…

Carmelita
Feb 2010
Professional
4 votes
1127 views
Hazelnut mantecados

Hazelnut mantecados

Typical Christmas biscuits, crumbly and brimming with hazelnut flavor.

Guest of winter
Feb 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
1019 views
Easy Cinnamon Apple Strudel

Easy Cinnamon Apple Strudel

This is super simple and truly delicious. I made it for John's birthday dinner, since he loves cinnamon apple desserts with vanilla ice cream.…

Nancy Miyasaki
Jan 2013
Intermediate
3 votes
1983 views
Italian Red Wine Cookies

Italian Red Wine Cookies

These are so quick and easy you can bake them anytime, and people will think you spent all day just baking for them !!

Evelyn Scott
Jan 2011
Advanced
3 votes
1378 views
Zucchini Smeriato ( Scalloped Zucchini)

Zucchini Smeriato ( Scalloped Zucchini)

There are many zucchini recipes, but this is one that I kinda made up. It is nourishing, a good Lenten dish…

J. Gino Genovesi
Jan 2014
Professional
3 votes
2223 views
Chicken with Olives, capers & Tomatoes

Chicken with Olives, capers & Tomatoes

This is is very quick recipe, it only require couple of ingredients and it can be serve with variety of…

MANJULA
Nov 2011
Advanced
2 votes
863 views
Grandmother’s Handkerchief & Sausage Soup (Fazzoletto di nonna e la zuppa di salsiccia)

Grandmother’s Handkerchief & Sausage Soup (Fazzoletto di nonna e la zuppa di salsiccia)

A friend of mines mom was making pasta sheets, which I thought was to be…

Windle Grissett
Nov 2011
Professional
2 votes
1235 views
Cake with vanilla custard and raspberries

Cake with vanilla custard and raspberries

Crisp and tasty cake with vanilla custard and chocolate topped with American cranberries.

Judit Demcsak
Dec 2011
Intermediate
2 votes
704 views
Vegetable Lasagna

Vegetable Lasagna

Lasagna laced with garden vegetables makes a healthier pasta alternative to traditional lasagna. Don’t let the list of ingredients daunt you. I just…

Salad Foodie
Aug 2012
Professional
2 votes
3101 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
1189 views