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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.

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Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

Makeover Li'l Cheddar Meat Loaves

My husband goes wild for my meatloaf, but I don't know how healthy it is. The Taste of Home Test Kitchen experts slashed the calories and fat, but kept the original's tender and delicious qualities. —Jodie Mitchell, Denver, Pennsylvania

Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce

Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce

Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce

Makeover Penne with Vodka Cream Sauce is still creamy, rich and restaurant-quality special, but it now has less than half the original recipe’s fat and cholesterol. Even our pros had a hard time telling them apart. Debra Torres - Clarion, Pennsylvania

Makeover Beef & Sausage Lasagna

Makeover Beef & Sausage Lasagna

Makeover Beef & Sausage Lasagna

The Taste of Home Test Kitchen trimmed the cholesterol and saturated fat in my original meat-lover's lasagna recipe, and came up with this healthier version. —Jacob Kitzman, Seattle, Washington
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Makeover Macaroni and Cheese

Makeover Macaroni and Cheese

Makeover Macaroni and Cheese

Creamy and cheesy with comfort in every bite, this lightened-up classic is sure to become a family favorite at your house, too! —Nancy Langrock, Southbury, Connecticut

Makeover Pork Chops with Gravy

Makeover Pork Chops with Gravy

Makeover Pork Chops with Gravy

“My daughter and I made this recipe to create a special meal. I saw all the fat that went into it, and at my age, I can’t handle all those calories,” writes Betty from Sun City, Arizona. Our pros made a few changes to the recipe to improve its nutritional profile and found that Makeover Pork Chops with Gravy captures the home-style feel of the original recipe, but with less than half the fat.

Makeover Eggplant Parmesan

Makeover Eggplant Parmesan

Makeover Eggplant Parmesan

Here's a healthy version of a restaurant classic that you can easily make at home. Our recipe has 300 fewer calories and half the fat and sodium of typical eggplant Parmesan. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Chicken Potpies

Makeover Chicken Potpies

Makeover Chicken Potpies

By using feel-good ingredients like peas, carrots and fat-free milk, you'll want to dive into this healthy and comforting pot pie on days when it's icy cold outside. —John Slivon, Milton, Florida

Makeover Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Makeover Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

Makeover Creamy Macaroni and Cheese

With its creamy consistency and two different cheeses, this entree captures the essence of comfort food. But here's the kicker-it's been slimmed down for you so you can enjoy it without over indulging. Darcie Zerniak - Ontario, New York

Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

"I love Tater Tots, and this casserole is a delicious version, but I wish it was healthier.” The Healthy Cooking experts slashed the fat from this favorite dish while keeping all the tots! Scott Woodward - Elkhorn, WI

Makeover Nacho Beef Bake

Makeover Nacho Beef Bake

Makeover Nacho Beef Bake

This lightened-up version of a classic comfort food wipes out almost 100 calories and half the fat from the original recipe. You'll love it! —Carla Weeks, Independence, Iowa

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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