Quick and easy Italian recipes with 400 or fewer calories

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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
6552 views
Chicken Risotto

Chicken Risotto

Chicken Rissoto is an easy recipe for a cheesy and delicious Italian style chicken casserole. It takes less than an hour from start to finish.…

RecipeKing
Mar 2015
Intermediate
1 vote
938 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
10093 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
10647 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
2506 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
2956 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
2110 views
Chestnut Bread

Chestnut Bread

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

Deena Montillo
Jan 2011
Intermediate
1 vote
4871 views
BBQ Party: Juicy Clams & Mussels In Truffle Oil & White Wine

BBQ Party: Juicy Clams & Mussels In Truffle Oil & White Wine

My Magic Potion: I thought it would be a great idea to try out my new Truffle Oil & indeed, it worked wonders.…

Blackswan
Jun 2011
Advanced
1 vote
3078 views
Florentine Salisbury Steak

Florentine Salisbury Steak

This dish is restaurant quality food which when served with mashed potatoes and green beans makes a delightful presentation. At home,this was a…

J. Gino Genovesi
Jun 2013
Professional
1 vote
5445 views
Suppa di matrimonio Italiano ( Wedding Soup)

Suppa di matrimonio Italiano ( Wedding Soup)

I believe this soup was served at weddings and family gatherings because it was quick and easy to prepare,…

J. Gino Genovesi
Jul 2013
Professional
1 vote
2170 views
Basil shortbread biscuits

Basil shortbread biscuits

Delicate, crumbly shortbread with a hint of basil

Lemon Squeezy
Mar 2013
Professional
1 vote
2605 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
1497 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
21968 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
8041 views