Italian recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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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
11974 views
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
76 votes
27700 views
Borage filled Ravioli

Borage filled Ravioli

Early Spring ravioli filled with country borage and ricotta, with a walnut pesto and a finish of barely melted butter and fresh marjoram

Carmelita
Mar 2010
Professional
3 votes
2296 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
3484 views
Creamy Basil Chicken Pasta

Creamy Basil Chicken Pasta

This is a rich & creamy pasta that has quickly become a favorite with my family & friends. I like lots of garlic so feel free to cut the amount down…

Mary Joseph
Feb 2008
Advanced
6 votes
18433 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
1440 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
4565 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
5986 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
10751 views
Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary (Bread Machine or Conventional Method)

Focaccia with Olives and Rosemary (Bread Machine or Conventional Method)

Hot, fresh and homemade Focaccia with olives and herbs - what could be…

Salad Foodie
Nov 2012
Professional
2 votes
4135 views
Skinny and Delicious Chicken and Eggplant Pasta for 326 Calories!

Skinny and Delicious Chicken and Eggplant Pasta for 326 Calories!

We know it’s a mouthful but we’re talking real Italian comfort food here.…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Oct 2010
Professional
5 votes
1738 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
5412 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
16208 views
Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

Shrimp Scampi with Angel Hair Pasta

This is a spin off of the Cheesecake Factory's recipe!

Patricia Stagich
Mar 2011
Professional
1 vote
2731 views
Italian Pretzel cookies

Italian Pretzel cookies

I'm not even sure if there is such a thing as an Italian Pretzel Cookie, in any case I decided to make up my own version. I took a Taralli Dolci…

Daydreamer Desserts
Feb 2010
Intermediate
5 votes
2865 views