Quick and easy Italian recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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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
5166 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
6566 views
Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

Make Olive Garden’s Delicious Pasta Fagioli at Home

You’ll love, love, love this rich and hearty soup! It tastes very similar to the pasta e fagioli at Olive…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Mar 2011
Professional
2 votes
4822 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
5915 views
Garlic & Lemon Butter Shrimp

Garlic & Lemon Butter Shrimp

This recipe for pan searing shrimp is one of my favorites. I adapted it from a Cooks Illustrated recipe. It is full of flavor and the shrimp will…

Nancy Miyasaki
May 2008
Intermediate
4 votes
11176 views
Calamari Puttanesca

Calamari Puttanesca

A tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish. I made just the sauce and had with crusty bread instead of pasta The ingredients are typical of Southern…

Samantha Matete
Sep 2013
Intermediate
1 vote
435 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
2663 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
18932 views
Spaghetti Salad

Spaghetti Salad

Fresh garden veggies are the stand-out in this pasta salad recipe -perfect for summer's garden harvest. Pretty as a picture when served in a clear…

Salad Foodie
Jul 2013
Professional
4 votes
4138 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
2361 views
Chestnut Bread

Chestnut Bread

A wholesome, flavorful sweet bread that can be served anytime!

Deena Montillo
Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
2031 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
1451 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
3118 views
Zuppa Toscana

Zuppa Toscana

Healthy and Delicious version of *eghemm, Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana.

Healthy Mamma
Dec 2010
Advanced
2 votes
1627 views
Caprese Pasta Salad

Caprese Pasta Salad

Easy summer salad. Great side dish to take to picnics or bbq's.

Lyndsey
Feb 2008
Beginner
6 votes
13115 views