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
14 votes
27919 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
2 votes
9547 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
9152 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
78 votes
34930 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
9798 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
7402 views
Italian Pasta and Vegetable Salad

Italian Pasta and Vegetable Salad

This pasta salad has a nice texture balance of smooth to crunchy, plus the tart-sweet of red wine vinegar and…

Salad Foodie
Feb 2016
Professional
1 vote
718 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
6 votes
5075 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
8113 views
Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Italian Wedding Soup with Turkey Meatballs

Italian-American in origin, this soup was really misnamed. “Wedding soup” is a mistranslation of the Italian…

Salad Foodie
Mar 2012
Professional
1 vote
7959 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
6484 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
13 votes
12417 views
Lite and Fabulous Steak Pizzaiola

Lite and Fabulous Steak Pizzaiola

This Italian classic is simply steak topped with a quick cooking, zesty, pizza-like sauce. Sometimes it’s…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Feb 2012
Professional
1 vote
1350 views
Risi e Bisi

Risi e Bisi

This delectable spring dish, a soup with fresh pea pod stock, fresh peas and rice, was once served with great pomp and ceremony to the Magnificent…

Carmelita
Apr 2010
Professional
4 votes
1951 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
19661 views