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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 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.

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!
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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 Zucchini Supper

Makeover Zucchini Supper

Makeover Zucchini Supper

From East Moline, Illinois, Mandy Anderson's revised one-dish wonder boasts nearly 60% less saturated fat, 199 fewer calories and 46% less sodium per serving! But it's more colorful, nutritious and with all the cheesy, melt-in-your-mouth flavor her husband loves.

Makeover Chicken Artichoke Bake

Makeover Chicken Artichoke Bake

Makeover Chicken Artichoke Bake

Our Test Kitchen made over Todd Richards' creamy casserole, slashing calories fat and sodium but keeping all the mouthwatering flavor his friends in West Allis, Wisconsin love.

Makeover Chicken Noodle Delight

Makeover Chicken Noodle Delight

Makeover Chicken Noodle Delight

“A neighbor made this dish for us when we had our second child,” writes Gail Schumacher from Berthoud, Colorado. “It was so good! This lightened version is so delicious, my family will never the difference!"

Makeover Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Makeover Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Makeover Cheese-Stuffed Shells

You'll love the great flavor in these shells. Our Test Kitchen made them over without using any reduced-fat ingredients, yet still saved a ton on fat and calories!

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 Garlic Chicken Spaghetti

Makeover Garlic Chicken Spaghetti

Makeover Garlic Chicken Spaghetti

For Judy Crawford of Deming, New Mexico, the special meal for her family is Garlic Chicken Spaghetti. It's got a very special feel with sun-dried tomatoes, mushrooms and white wine.
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