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Makeover Main Dish Recipes

Looking for makeover main dish recipes? Find makeover main dish recipes for a lighter version to your favorite recipes.

Makeover Spinach Tuna Casserole

Makeover Spinach Tuna Casserole

Makeover Spinach Tuna Casserole

This thick, gooey Spinach Tuna Casserole from Karla Hamrick of Wapakoneta, Ohio was a family favorite for years.

Makeover Greek Spaghetti

Makeover Greek Spaghetti

Makeover Greek Spaghetti

“My hot dish recipe is delicious but not very healthy,” writes Melanie Dalbec of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. “I would love it if you could make it over.” This comforting version offers all of the goodness you’d expect from a casserole with nearly 60% less fat than Melanie's original recipe.

Makeover Hot Chicken Salad

Makeover Hot Chicken Salad

Makeover Hot Chicken Salad

Comforting casseroles get high ranks in Eleanor Hein’s kitchen in Kirkland, Illinois. “This hot chicken salad is one of my family’s favorites,” she writes. Our makeover team took out many of the heavy ingredients and replaced them with smaller amounts of less-fat counterparts. This made-over version has all the satisfying comfort of Eleanor’s most-requested dish.
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Makeover Creamy Chicken 'n' Artichokes

Makeover Creamy Chicken 'n' Artichokes

Makeover Creamy Chicken 'n' Artichokes

This decadent lightened-up dish originally from Debra Hibbs of Beaumont, California features chicken and artichokes topped with a creamy wine sauce. "Serve it for a your next event or family meal. No one will be disappointed!

Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

This made-over recipe features all the cheesy, savory goodness of the original in a much lighter form. Now Diane Witmer's family in Spencer, Wisconsin can enjoy these enchiladas for dinner with all the taste, but none of the guilt!

Makeover Manicotti Crepes

Makeover Manicotti Crepes

Makeover Manicotti Crepes

This made-lighter main dish will add a special touch to any event. “Green pepper and garlic give it a fresh vegetable aroma," Christine Rukavena relates from Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Makeover Turkey Biscuit Bake

Makeover Turkey Biscuit Bake

Makeover Turkey Biscuit Bake

We lightened up a recipe that had 40 grams of fat per serving. The results are a better-for-you bake that's just as satisfying.

Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta

Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta

Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta

This slimmed-down version of a savory supper has just half the calories, 20% of the fat, 15% of the saturated fat and about 40% of the cholesterol. Yet the full-flavor result is one her family—and your—can enjoy without the guilt.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

After we trimmed down Stephanie Bell's original chicken dish, the Kaysville, Utah cook wrote, "My family barely noticed that anything had been changed. Everyone loves this makeover recipe, and now I can serve it without worrying about the fat and cholesterol.”

Makeover Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese

Makeover Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese

Makeover Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese

Decreasing the butter and replacing the half-and-half with milk helped cut a whopping 658 calories and more than half the fat from this casserole. Even though the cholesterol was reduced by 75% and the sodium by 40%, Makeover Sloppy Joe Mac and Cheese offers all the heart-warming comfort of the original submission.

Makeover Shrimp Rice Casserole

Makeover Shrimp Rice Casserole

Makeover Shrimp Rice Casserole

Marie Roberts of Lake Charles, Louisiana loves the lighter version of her shrimp casserole. And why not? It has only half the calories and sodium and 76% less fat than her original recipe. — Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
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