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Makeover Side Dish Recipes

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

Makeover Cheddar Tot Casserole

Makeover Cheddar Tot Casserole

Makeover Cheddar Tot Casserole

This delicious dish is truly comfort food at its finest. Sour cream, butter and cream of chicken soup combine with Tater Tots to create a creamy, filling base. Then it's topped with crushed potato chips and cheddar cheese which complete this sinful supper.

Makeover Slow-Cooked Mac 'n' Cheese

Makeover Slow-Cooked Mac 'n' Cheese

Makeover Slow-Cooked Mac 'n' Cheese

Slow-Cooked Mac 'n' Cheese: the words alone are enough to make most mouths water. Shelby Molina's recipe is a clear example of comfort food at it's finest; it's rich, hearty and extra-cheesy. And because it's made in the slow cooker, it's also extremely easy.

Makeover Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole

Makeover Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole

Makeover Crunchy Sweet Potato Casserole

Scott Jones' family will sure be delighted when they taste this delicious makeover at their next gathering. Scott wrote to us for help lightening this dish. We decreased the fat by half and the cholesterol by 46%, but kept the topping's sweet, nutty crunch. —Taste of Home's Test Kitchen
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Makeover Sour Cream Potatoes

Makeover Sour Cream Potatoes

Makeover Sour Cream Potatoes

This makeover recipe has a whopping 72% less fat, two-thirds less saturated fat and 44% fewer calories but still tastes delicious.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Spinach Casserole

Makeover Spinach Casserole

Makeover Spinach Casserole

Even Janet Hornsby's kids would eat their spinach when served this dish, but she wanted to serve it without the guilt. We slimmed it down so she could do just that. The new recipe has a whopping 80% less fat and saturated fat, and the calories and cholesterol were reduced by more than 60%.—Taste of Home's Test Kitchen

Makeover Pineapple Casserole

Makeover Pineapple Casserole

Makeover Pineapple Casserole

When Sandy Moyer of Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania asked Light & Tasty to trim down her favorite site dish, we happily obliged. Boasting 106 fewer calories and almost 60% less fat, Makeover Pineapple Casserole is a smart addition to any Easter lineup. Try it yourself and see how quickly it becomes a spring staple in your home.

Makeover Creamy Broccoli Casserole

Makeover Creamy Broccoli Casserole

Makeover Creamy Broccoli Casserole

I have to watch my fat intake, so I'm always looking for ways to make my cooking as healthy as possible. I adapted a family recipe to fit my diet. The better-for-you broccoli bake takes advantage of several fat-free or reduced-fat products. It calls for fat-free mayonnaise, reduced-fat cheese, reduced-fat crackers and reduced-fat reduced-sodium condensed soup.—Carolyn Creasman, Gastonia, North Carolina

Makeover Twice-Baked Potatoes

Makeover Twice-Baked Potatoes

Makeover Twice-Baked Potatoes

A slimmed-downed version of this classic by using substituting 1% milk, turkey bacon and reduced-fat cheddar cheese. Try this version and see if you family can tell difference.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Best Corn Bread Dressing

Makeover Best Corn Bread Dressing

Makeover Best Corn Bread Dressing

This cornbread truly has a full-flavored rustic feel that will be the perfect accompaniment to your delicious turkey dinner.

Makeover Corn 'n' Green Bean Bake

Makeover Corn 'n' Green Bean Bake

Makeover Corn 'n' Green Bean Bake

The result of our makeover is a delicious, creamy, cheesy casserole perfect for any night of the year. While the original is so decadent that you might make it only for those really special occasions, the Makeover Corn 'n' Green Bean Bake is great year round, yet tasty enough for those festive times, too.

Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

Makeover Favorite Corn Bake

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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