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Makeover Recipes

Looking for recipe makeovers? Find recipe makeovers for a lighter side to your meals including appetizers, main dishes, side dishes, and more recipe makeovers.

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Stephanie Bell asked our test kitchen to lighten her family-favorite recipe. Even though this makeover recipe is slimmed down, it is still supreme. It has 560 fewer calories, 81% less fat and nearly 75% less sodium. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
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Makeover Pumpkin Spice Bread

Makeover Pumpkin Spice Bread

Makeover Pumpkin Spice Bread

With less than half the fat and just one-fourth the calories of the original recipe, more people can feel good about eating this fall favorite. Heidi Figiel - Bridgeport, W. Virginia

Makeover Turkey Biscuit Bake

Makeover Turkey Biscuit Bake

Makeover Turkey Biscuit Bake

We lightened up a recipe that had 40 grams of fat per serving. The results are a better-for-you bake that's just as satisfying.

Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

Makeover Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

This made-over recipe features all the cheesy, savory goodness of the original in a much lighter form. Now Diane Witmer's family in Spencer, Wisconsin can enjoy these enchiladas for dinner with all the taste, but none of the guilt!
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Makeover Strawberry Cake

Makeover Strawberry Cake

Makeover Strawberry Cake

My family just loves this wonderful and easy cake that's as pretty as it is tasty! —Gail Long, Pelham, Alabama

Makeover Frosty Lemon Squares

Makeover Frosty Lemon Squares

Makeover Frosty Lemon Squares

This dessert has a lemony filling sandwiched between two creamy layers and a crunchy crust. What's not to love? Simple changes in the original recipe subtracted a lot of the calories and saturated fat, but left a ton of great lemon flavor and a rich cream cheese layer. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Nutty Monkey Malts

Makeover Nutty Monkey Malts

Makeover Nutty Monkey Malts

Get all the flavor of a classic diner milkshake with only a fraction of the calories and fat. Flavored with peanut butter and bananas, this is one drink the kids will go crazy for! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Cake with Coconut-Pecan Icing

Makeover Cake with Coconut-Pecan Icing

Makeover Cake with Coconut-Pecan Icing

“My family is absolutely crazy about this soft, moist cake with its rich-tasting, super chocolatey icing. My dad would finish half the pan if he could!” Rivka Kahan - Brooklyn, New York

Makeover Zucchini Supper

Makeover Zucchini Supper

Makeover Zucchini Supper

From East Moline, Illinois, Mandy Anderson's revised one-dish wonder boasts nearly 60% less saturated fat, 199 fewer calories and 46% less sodium per serving! But it's more colorful, nutritious and with all the cheesy, melt-in-your-mouth flavor her husband loves.

Makeover Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Makeover Cheese-Stuffed Shells

Makeover Cheese-Stuffed Shells

You'll love the great flavor in these shells. Our Test Kitchen made them over without using any reduced-fat ingredients, yet still saved a ton on fat and calories!

Makeover Veggie Pizza Squares

Makeover Veggie Pizza Squares

Makeover Veggie Pizza Squares

This hearty, creamy and full-bodied veggie pizza, served as an appetizer, is sure to bring compliments from your guests. It's packed with good-for-you cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, mushrooms and other vegetables. —Sandra Shafer, Mountain View, California

Makeover Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Makeover Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

Makeover Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake

No one will ever guess this decadently rich, firmer-textured cheesecake, originally from Sharon Anderson of Lyons, Illinois has been lightened up. We promise! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Makeover Pecan Corn Pudding

Every bit as rich and creamy as the original recipe, this magical makeover has crunchy pecans, loads of cheese and a touch of jalapeno. Destined to become a favorite! —Sharon Beshoar, Montrose, Colorado

Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

Makeover Swiss Chicken Supreme

Stephanie Bell asked our test kitchen to lighten her family-favorite recipe. Even though this makeover recipe is slimmed down, it is still supreme. It has 560 fewer calories, 81% less fat and nearly 75% less sodium. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

Makeover Tater-Topped Casserole

"I love Tater Tots, and this casserole is a delicious version, but I wish it was healthier.” The Healthy Cooking experts slashed the fat from this favorite dish while keeping all the tots! Scott Woodward - Elkhorn, WI
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