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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 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 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 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
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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 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 Husband’s Dinner Delight

Makeover Husband’s Dinner Delight

Makeover Husband’s Dinner Delight

My husband, Steve, loves beef, and he especially loves casseroles. He likes to eat the leftovers with tortilla chips. It's like a whole new dish the second time around. —Sherri Cox, Lucasville, Ohio

Makeover Tuna Melt Bites

Makeover Tuna Melt Bites

Makeover Tuna Melt Bites

For a healthier take on this diner special, our test kitchen updated to tinier "tuna melt bites," pumped up nutrition with whole wheat buns, slashed calories by substituting fat-free mayo and reduced-fat cheese, and added tomato and spinach on top. Give these a try! Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Creamy Broccoli Lasagna

Makeover Creamy Broccoli Lasagna

Makeover Creamy Broccoli Lasagna

This version of this casserole using less butter, fat-free milk instead of whole milk and lighter cottage cheese and Swiss cheese. It has a third fewer calories, two-thirds less cholesterol and just a quarter of the fat and saturated fat. Yet it's still creamy and delightfully satisfying.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Ham 'n' Potato Bake

Makeover Ham 'n' Potato Bake

Makeover Ham 'n' Potato Bake

This alternative replaced the whole milk with fat-free evaporated milk and used reduced-fat cheddar cheese in place of the sharp cheddar.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Turkey Burgers with Peach Mayo

Makeover Turkey Burgers with Peach Mayo

Makeover Turkey Burgers with Peach Mayo

The unique fruit and mayo combination puts this burger over the top. You can also substitute nectarines for the peaches. They're both delicious! —Charlene Chambers, Ormond Beach, Florida

Makeover Bacon Chicken Alfredo

Makeover Bacon Chicken Alfredo

Makeover Bacon Chicken Alfredo

This healthier version of her bacon chicken Alfredo offers all the creamy comfort, and rich homey flavor of the original, but slashes calories, cholesterol and sodium. —Irene Sullivan, Lake Mills, Wisconsin
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