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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 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.

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
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Makeover Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Makeover Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Makeover Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

This dish is very creamy and rich and one you'll be proud to serve to guests. It also comes together quickly, so it's bound to be a weeknight favorite. —Healthy Cooking 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 Tempting Tortellini & Ham

Makeover Tempting Tortellini & Ham

Makeover Tempting Tortellini & Ham

I received this recipe when I got married but it need to lighted up. This version is so much lighter and still tastes delicious.—Lisa Burke, Hopkinsville, Kentucky

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 Greek Chicken Penne

Makeover Greek Chicken Penne

Makeover Greek Chicken Penne

You'll love the big flavors in this hearty pasta dish that's been lightened up. It's perfect paired with a salad.—Susan Stetzel Gainesville, New York

Makeover Cajun Chicken Pasta

Makeover Cajun Chicken Pasta

Makeover Cajun Chicken Pasta

This slimmed-down dish has less sodium, calories and saturated fat than the original, but all the same rich creamy flavor! Heather Privratsky - Greenfield, 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 Sausage & Spinach Pie

Makeover Sausage & Spinach Pie

Makeover Sausage & Spinach Pie

Thanks to its flaky crust and savory filling, this sausage and spinach pie is a showstopping entree fit for any time of day. Now that it's lightened up, it's just as delicious as it is good for you! Carol Haneman - St. Louis, Missouri
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