Quick and easy European side dishes recipes with 500 or fewer calories

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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
12971 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
9782 views
Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce

This is a great traditional greek sauce. Serve it on flatbread with fava beans, kebab, falafel, or anything else you can think of. It's super…

John Spottiswood
Jul 2008
Advanced
3 votes
8387 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
4728 views
Croatian white onion sauce

Croatian white onion sauce

Traditional and delicious Croatian sauce that goes well with all kinds of cooked meat. Note: Do not omit or substitute wine vinegar with any other…

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Jul 2014
Intermediate
1 vote
2390 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
10497 views
Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Crunchy Brussels sprouts

Aromatic and healthy side-dish

Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
Feb 2013
Intermediate
2 votes
11739 views
Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

Potatoes With Parsley and Garlic - Pommes Parsillade

These are the fantastic potatoes you've probably had in a french bistro...the ones that weren't pommes frites…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2011
Advanced
10 votes
3183 views
Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

Linguine with Fresh Tomatoes

Since we can have great tomatoes year around, we can always enjoy their fresh flavor this way. Remember: Never store your fresh tomatoes in the…

Robyn Savoie
Mar 2014
Advanced
2 votes
3524 views
Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

Roasted Asparagus and Parmesan

This is a simple and delicious Italian recipe adapted from the Barefoot Contessa. We leave out the egg and sometimes the lemon (depends on what you…

Nancy Miyasaki
Mar 2008
Intermediate
5 votes
8133 views
Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

Sauteed Spinach with Garlic

This is a delicious and healthy dish that takes 5 minutes to make and goes with almost anything--asian, mediterranean or american. Barefoot…

John Spottiswood
Aug 2008
Advanced
4 votes
7506 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
23582 views
Basil and Cilantro Pesto

Basil and Cilantro Pesto

Bright and full of flavor.

Jolyma
Apr 2012
Intermediate
2 votes
3466 views
Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

Three Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

An unusual recipe ingredient caught my attention when I saw this on the Internet and after trying it out the recipe went straight to my rotation…

Salad Foodie
May 2016
Professional
1 vote
1087 views
Cauliflower cheese patties

Cauliflower cheese patties

Cauliflower with a twist! These healthy vegetable patties are the perfect replacement for potatoes, rice or even salad!

Monika
Jul 2016
Advanced
1 vote
520 views