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Melissa Besta Pasta's & Italian Foods

Melissa Besta Pasta's & Italian Foods

(26 Recipes) Created by MRICHTER2004

Recipes in this Collection

Farfalle with Mushrooms & Spinach
Good 3.9/5
(74 ratings)

This recipe is fast, filling and super low in fat.

This recipe is modified from Ladies Home Journal- Mar 09

Submitted by DILBERTA

Carbs: 36.8g | Fat: 5.1g | Fiber: 3.1g | Protein: 8.4g | Calories: 217.3
(no ratings)

Great easy-to-make tomato sauce for pasta. Perfect for vegetarians as there is no meat used.

Submitted by SUNSTRANDS

Carbs: 9g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 2.2g | Protein: 2g | Calories: 71.4
(no ratings)

decadent creamy avocado sauce over noodles of your choice. My sister made this by eating something similar at a restaurant and figuring it out at home. I think a splash of white wine would add a nice zing to the sauce.

Submitted by GRACELIA44

Carbs: 42.3g | Fat: 9.8g | Fiber: 4.8g | Protein: 8.1g | Calories: 284.4
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

This garlic bread will change your life--it's that good!


Carbs: 14.3g | Fat: 5g | Fiber: 0.8g | Protein: 2.7g | Calories: 113.2
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

Submitted by GDEVRIES

Carbs: 88.7g | Fat: 12.7g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 16g | Calories: 544.2
Gnocchi with Zucchini Ribbons and Parsley Brown Butter
Very Good 4.8/5
(5 ratings)

Thinly sliced ribbons of zucchini and nutty brown butter make for a gourmet supper. Make it a meal: Round out the plate with steamed broccoli rabe sprinkled with Parmesan.

Carbs: 41.6g | Fat: 10.2g | Fiber: 4.3g | Protein: 10.2g | Calories: 289.6
Very Good 4.5/5
(11 ratings)

I was very intimidated by the concept of making homeade gnocchi; but it was very simple and turned out wonderfully! Pair with your sauce of choice, I used a simple sauce of olive oil, garlic, chili peppers, and diced tomatos. Yum!

Submitted by SARAGALE

Carbs: 39.7g | Fat: 0.7g | Fiber: 2.3g | Protein: 5.1g | Calories: 185
Very Good 4.8/5
(18 ratings)

This recipe makes enough dough for 2-large pizzas. I'll often divide the dough in four and freeze smaller balls for use as calzones later!
*cooking time includes "rising-time"
*calorie count given is for 1/2 this recipe (one LARGE serving)

Submitted by AMUNET_RA

Carbs: 112g | Fat: 8.4g | Fiber: 4.9g | Protein: 15.7g | Calories: 594.7
Vegan Cilantro Pesto
Very Good 4.3/5
(3 ratings)

This dairy-free pesto comes from a member who lives in the heart of cilantro country--northern California. You'll love it.

Submitted by MADDY_AVENA

Carbs: 0.9g | Fat: 6.8g | Fiber: 0.1g | Protein: 0.5g | Calories: 64.1
Fettuccini Alfredo
Very Good 4.5/5
(14 ratings)

This is a delicious lighter recipe for Fettuccini Alfredo that I found on my iPod Touch Betty Crocker Application. I only made a couple of alterations which I list below the cooking instructions.

Submitted by AMYBETH70

Carbs: 31.2g | Fat: 15.4g | Fiber: 1.5g | Protein: 12.6g | Calories: 310
Linguine w/Garlicky Clams & Peas
(no ratings)

A tasty light dinner!


Carbs: 46.4g | Fat: 11.5g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 24g | Calories: 403.8
Very Good 4.2/5
(10 ratings)

My family loves vegetable lasagna with white sauce and the stouffers brand is high in soduim and calories for such a small piece this is a recreated version I experimented with and when I hit it on the nose I had to share absolutely delicious

Submitted by MSSBETTYBOOP6

Carbs: 27g | Fat: 11.4g | Fiber: 3.6g | Protein: 26g | Calories: 325.7
Very Good 4.5/5
(11 ratings)

Low-Fat Alfredo Sauce

Submitted by MLBARR315

Carbs: 16.2g | Fat: 7.7g | Fiber: 0.3g | Protein: 12.2g | Calories: 182.5
This recipe has been marked private.
Very Good 4.7/5
(3 ratings)

Gluten Free variety of gnocchi

Submitted by CELIACCHRIS

Carbs: 16g | Fat: 16.5g | Fiber: 2.7g | Protein: 4g | Calories: 222.2
Very Good 4.4/5
(14 ratings)

You can have your pasta and eat it, too!


Carbs: 51.6g | Fat: 9.1g | Fiber: 2.1g | Protein: 16.6g | Calories: 352.7
Very Good 4.5/5
(15 ratings)

This is a quick and easy, low fat, low sodium pizza sauce.

Submitted by WILLDO01

Carbs: 2.8g | Fat: 0.1g | Fiber: 0.7g | Protein: 0.6g | Calories: 12.1
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

Submitted by KIERAE

Carbs: 22.3g | Fat: 12.4g | Fiber: 3.5g | Protein: 18g | Calories: 256.9
(no ratings)

I made this in a Whole Foods cooking class with crimini, enoki, and hen of the woods mushrooms. Make it vegetarian by using vegetable broth.

Submitted by CORYPHELLA

Carbs: 53.7g | Fat: 7.1g | Fiber: 3.4g | Protein: 9.9g | Calories: 312.8
Very Good 4.0/5
(1 rating)

Rich and delicious, not an everyday dish.

Submitted by LANC92

Carbs: 44.9g | Fat: 14.8g | Fiber: 3.2g | Protein: 11.9g | Calories: 356.2
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