Makeover Side Dish Recipes

Looking for makeover side dish recipes? Find makeover side dish recipes for a lighter version to your favorite recipes.

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Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

"My family loves this dish—even my picky 5-year-old," says RuthAnn Clore of West Peoria, Illinois. Our Test Kitchen helped her slash the fat in her recipe for a sweet corn bake with fewer calories but all the flavor of the original.
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Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Southern Favorite Sweet Potatoes

"Thanksgiving wouldn't be the same for my family without the buttery, pecan-topped sweet potato bake they've come to love with their turkey. Now with a third less cholesterol, 25 percent fewer calories and a whopping 43 percent less fat, this recipe is one any holiday cook who cares about her family's health can be thankful for!" Sonia Chimenti - Concord, California

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

Makeover Patrician Potatoes

The Thanksgiving table just isn’t complete without a steaming side of mashed potatoes. This makeover transformed high-fat Patrician Potatoes into a light side that still tastes decadent.

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

Makeover Streusel-Topped Sweet Potatoes

People really do "eat with their eyes," and no one ever misses the fat and calories in this dish when they see how yummy and attractive the makeover version is. —Tamra Duncan, Lincoln, Arkansas
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Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Makeover Sausage Pecan Stuffing

Nothing about this moist, pecan-topped stuffing says ‘lighter.’ Fabulous flavors! —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen

Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

Makeover Summer Squash Casserole

With a buttery cracker topping and lots of cheese, this lightened up classic casserole from Lisa Eldridge of Topeka, Kansas makes a guilt-free side dish at any meal. "I got the original recipe from a friend," Lisa notes. "And it is excellent."

Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole

Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole

Makeover Fancy Bean Casserole

“My daughter gave me this wonderful recipe, and I’ve since shared it with many of my friends.” This lightened-up version retains all its crunchy, creamy goodness. Venola Sharpe, Campbellsville, KY

Makeover Au Gratin Hash Browns

Makeover Au Gratin Hash Browns

Makeover Au Gratin Hash Browns

This made over dish has nearly two-thirds less fat and saturated fat than the original recipe and 40% fewer calories! Cholesterol was reduced by more than half...and the sodium by more than a quarter.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf

Makeover Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf

Makeover Fruited Wild Rice Pilaf

Her savory rice side dish has become a favorite with family and friends, writes Carolyn Keith from Evanston, Illinois.

Makeover Hash Brown Casserole

Makeover Hash Brown Casserole

Makeover Hash Brown Casserole

I wanted a hash brown casserole I could feel good about eating. This light version keeps the cozy flavor while nixing a lot of the fat. —Kelly Kirby, Shawnigan Lake, BC

Makeover Monterey Jack Corn Bake

Makeover Monterey Jack Corn Bake

Makeover Monterey Jack Corn Bake

Donna Nortman of Camillus, New York knew that this delectable side dish wasn't too healthy for her family, so she asked us to help. We delivered a side dish that is tops on taste and has less than half the fat, saturated fat and cholesterol than Donna's original recipe. — Taste of Home's Test Kitchen

Makeover Corn Pudding

Makeover Corn Pudding

Makeover Corn Pudding

Passed down for generations, this recipe was a cherished family tradition at holidays and special gatherings. Now, with less than half the fat, sodium and cholesterol of the original, it can be served up for generations to come! Arlene Spencer - Oconomowoc, WI
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