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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 Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce

Makeover Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce

Makeover Stuffed Chicken Breasts with Mushroom Sauce

This was my great-grandmother’s recipe. I have another version made with mushroom soup, which cuts down on prep time, but sometimes you just can’t take shortcuts! Try serving it with egg noodles and steamed veggies. —Julie Stack, Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Makeover Linguine with Ham & Swiss Cheese

Makeover Linguine with Ham & Swiss Cheese

Makeover Linguine with Ham & Swiss Cheese

This rich linguine casserole recipe eliminates nearly half the saturated fat from the original—but keeps the creamy texture and distinctive Swiss cheese flavor. —Mike Tchou, Pepper Pike, Ohio

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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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

Makeover Easy Beef-Stuffed Shells

Makeover Easy Beef-Stuffed Shells

Makeover Easy Beef-Stuffed Shells

Enjoy the convenience of this make-ahead dish or bake right away. Either way, it has half the saturated fat of the original recipe but is just as meaty. —Blair Lonergan, Rochelle, Virginia

Makeover Eggplant Parmesan

Makeover Eggplant Parmesan

Makeover Eggplant Parmesan

Olive Garden's Eggplant Parmesan! Enough said. —Eva McPherson

Makeover Sausage-Stuffed Peppers

Makeover Sausage-Stuffed Peppers

Makeover Sausage-Stuffed Peppers

When I tried this makeover version of stuffed peppers, I was surprised how much I enjoyed it. I don't usually like them, but my husband loves them. We preferred them with yellow and red bell peppers instead of green.

Makeover Creamy Mac & Cheese

Makeover Creamy Mac & Cheese

Makeover Creamy Mac & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese just may be king of the comfort foods. This sensational version is bubbling with creamy goodness —but is lighter on calories. — April Taylor, Holcomb, KS

Makeover Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets

Makeover Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets

Makeover Spinach-Stuffed Chicken Pockets

For an easy, upscale chicken dish, you'll love these spinach-stuffed chicken breasts. You can also double the recipe without much effort. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
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