Italian main dish recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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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
80 votes
57529 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
11453 views
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
16 votes
51358 views
Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce

Filet Mignon Topped With Shrimp, Crab with a Garlicy Wine Sauce

This tender filet is bursting with flavor. Starting with a mouth watering filet, portabello mushrooms, shrimp,…

Claudia lamascolo
Mar 2010
Professional
11 votes
72601 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
7837 views
Brett & Bart's favorite spaghetti

Brett & Bart's favorite spaghetti

This is an old Italian recipe that I've been cooking for 30 years, and my boys and husband all love it. I got…

jeanne templeman
Nov 2008
Intermediate
7 votes
15221 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
13298 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
28315 views
Italian Baked Chicken Breasts

Italian Baked Chicken Breasts

Tender and juicy, this chicken is lightly breaded on outside, moist on the inside... and delicious!

Mary Shaldibina
Nov 2009
Intermediate
4 votes
7087 views
Chicken Marsala

Chicken Marsala

This recipe has a creamy mushroom sauce instead of a brothy sauce. I usually double and triple the recipe and make extra sauce to accompany a side…

Terri Jordan
Feb 2008
Intermediate
4 votes
12945 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
19324 views
Pork Sausage with Braised Fennel

Pork Sausage with Braised Fennel

This is one of our most popular dishes at SPQR. You can cook the sausage any way you like but I'd recommend…

Nate Appleman
Apr 2008
Professional
3 votes
7048 views
Roasted Pepper Halves with Bread Crumb Topping (Peperoni Arrostiti)

Roasted Pepper Halves with Bread Crumb Topping (Peperoni Arrostiti)

Adapted from: Lidia’s Italian-American Kitchen. These make a delicious…

Catherine Pappas
Feb 2010
Intermediate
3 votes
2607 views
Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up

Elegant Shrimp Scampi Pasta Lightened Up

For a romantic dinner, try this superb shrimp, sauteed in a buttery, garlic and lemon wine sauce. It doesn’t…

Skinny Kitchen with Nancy Fox
Feb 2012
Professional
3 votes
8013 views
Carrabba's Italian Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

Carrabba's Italian Grilled Stuffed Mushrooms

These are a great summertime meal.

Evelyn Scott
May 2010
Advanced
3 votes
4338 views